1803 United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina

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North Carolina increased its apportionment from 10 to 12 seats after the 1800 census.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Carolina 1 Thomas Wynns
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic-Republican 1802 (special) Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Wynns[a] (Democratic-Republican)
North Carolina 2 Willis Alston
Redistricted from the 9th district
Democratic-Republican 1798 Incumbent re-elected. Willis Alston (Democratic-Republican) 63.1%
William R. Davie (Federalist) 26.9%
North Carolina 3 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
William Kennedy (Democratic-Republican) 51.1%
Thomas Blount (Democratic-Republican) 48.9%
North Carolina 4 John Stanly
Redistricted from the 10th district
Federalist 1800 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
William Blackledge (Democratic-Republican) 59.9%
John Stanly (Federalist) 40.1%
North Carolina 5 William H. Hill
Redistricted from the 6th district
Federalist 1798 Incumbent retired when appointed U.S. District Judge (later withdrawn).
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
James Gillespie (Democratic-Republican) 57.5%
Alexander D. Moore (Federalist) 42.5%
North Carolina 6 Nathaniel Macon
Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic-Republican 1791 Incumbent re-elected. Nathaniel Macon (Democratic-Republican) 99.8%
North Carolina 7 William B. Grove Federalist 1790 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Federalist hold.
Samuel D. Purviance (Federalist) 42.3%
Duncan McFarlan (Democratic-Republican) 33.0%
Isaac Lanier (Federalist) 23.6%
John Hay (Democratic-Republican) 1.1%
Robert Williams
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic-Republican 1796 Incumbent retired to run for Governor of North Carolina.
Democratic-Republican loss.
North Carolina 8 Richard Stanford
Redistricted from the 4th district
Democratic-Republican 1796 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Stanford (Democratic-Republican) 75.1%
Nathaniel Jones (Federalist) 24.9%
North Carolina 9 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Marmaduke Williams (Democratic-Republican) 53.8%
Theophilus Lacy (Democratic-Republican) 28.3%
William Nash (Democratic-Republican) 15.5%
Anton Brown (Federalist) 2.4%
North Carolina 10 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Nathaniel Alexander (Democratic-Republican) 55.8%
Basil Gaither (Federalist) 44.2%
North Carolina 11 James Holland
Redistricted from the 1st district
Democratic-Republican 1800 Incumbent re-elected. James Holland (Democratic-Republican) 70.7%
William Tate (Federalist) 29.3%
North Carolina 12 Archibald Henderson
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Federalist 1798 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Joseph Winston (Democratic-Republican) 29.6%
Meshack Franklin (Democratic-Republican) 28.6%
William Lenoir (Democratic-Republican) 22.8%
George Houser (Democratic-Republican) 9.7%
Mussendine Matthews (Federalist) 9.3%

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  1. ^ Numbers of votes missing or incomplete in source