1817 Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district special election

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In the 1816 elections in Pennsylvania, David Scott (DR) won one of the two seats in the 10th district, but resigned before the 15th Congress began, having been appointed judge of the court of common pleas.[1] A special election was held on October 14, 1817 to fill the resulting vacancy.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
John Murray Democratic-Republican 8,333 71.0%
Abram Light Federalist 3,411 29.0%

Murray took his seat on December 1, 1817, at the start of the 1st session of the 15th Congress[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2012-12-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) footnote 42
  2. ^ http://staffweb.wilkes.edu/harold.cox/rep/Congress%201816.pdf
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2012-12-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) footnote 43