1795 North Carolina's 4th congressional district special election

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A special election was held in North Carolina's 4th congressional district on August 4, 1795 to fill a vacancy left by the death of Alexander Mebane (DR) on July 5, 1795, before the start of the 1st session of the 4th Congress.

Election results[edit]

Complete results are not available, the below results are based on incomplete returns

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
Absalom Tatom Democratic-Republican 66 27.7%
Ambrose Ramsey Federalist 65 27.3%
Richard Stanford Democratic-Republican 60 25.2%
George Roberts Unknown 29 12.2%
William Shepard Federalist 18 7.6%

Tatom took his seat at the start of the 4th Congress, on December 7, 1795. Tatom subsequently resigned at the end of the 1st session, on June 1, 1796[2] necessitating a second special election in the same district.

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