1827 Georgia's 2nd congressional district special election

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A special election was held in Georgia's 2nd congressional district in 1827 to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of John Forsyth (J).


From 1792 to 1824, Georgia had elected its representatives at-large. In 1826, for that election only, Georgia switched to using districts. In the new 2nd district, John Forsyth was re-elected to a 3rd term. Some time after the election, Forsyth resigned, having been elected Governor, and a special election was held for his replacement.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
Richard Henry Wilde Jacksonian 4,028 90.8%
Others 410 9.2%

Wilde took his seat on January 14, 1828[2]

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