1818 South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Special Election
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1818 South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Special Election

On November 3, 1817, John C. Calhoun (DR) of South Carolina's 6th district resigned upon being appointed Secretary of War.[1] A special election was held for his replacement

Election results

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
Eldred Simkins Democratic-Republican 1,563 40.8%
William Butler Democratic-Republican 1,165 30.4%
Joseph Black Democratic-Republican 1,102 28.8%

Simkins took office on February 9, 1818[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Fifteenth Congress March 4, 1817, to March 3, 1819". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 2018 – via History.house.gov., footnote 46
  2. ^ "South Carolina 1818 U.S. House of Representatives, District 6, Special". Tufts Digital Collations and Archives. A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787-1825. Tufts University. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Fifteenth Congress March 4, 1817, to March 3, 1819". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 2018 – via History.house.gov., footnote 47

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