Mapping Early American Elections

18th Congress: Louisiana 1822

Louisiana elected three Democratic-Republicans to the Eighteenth Congress. Two of those Democratic-Republicans were part of a faction led by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay, and the other Democratic-Republican was part of a faction led by Andrew Jackson.

Following the 1820 Census, Louisiana gained two seats in the House of Representatives.

For the first time, Louisiana used a district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Edward Livingston Jacksonian 1,599 98.1%
2 Henry H. Gurley Adams/Clay 797 46.1%
2 W. S. Hamilton 546 31.6%
2 James M. Bradford 386 22.3%
3 William L. Brent Adams/Clay 934 55.7%
3 Josiah S. Johnston Adams/Clay 744 44.3%

In most cases, only candidates who received more than 5 percent of the vote in a district are reported. Other candidates are reported as a group, but only if they in aggregate received more than 5 percent of the vote. In addition, percentages for each district may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding. The term Dissenting Republican includes various breakaway factions of the Democratic-Republican party.

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