1821 Kentucky's 8th congressional district special election

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On October 13, 1821, before the first meeting of the 17th Congress, Wingfield Bullock (DR) of Kentucky's 8th district died. A special election was held to fill the resulting vacancy.

Election result[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
James D. Breckinridge Democratic-Republican 1,685 56.3%
George B. Knight [2] 1,173 39.2%
Norborne B. Beall [2] 133 4.4%

Breckinridge took his seat on January 2, 1822,[3] a month into the 1st Session of the 17th Congress.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ View Election
  2. ^ a b Source did not provide party affiliation
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2012-12-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) footnote 15