Virginia's 15th Congressional District
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Virginia's 15th Congressional District

Virginia's 15th congressional district is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1853 after the 1850 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Sherrard Clemens.

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1793
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James Madison
Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 -
March 3, 1795
3rd
4th
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1795.
Retired.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 -
March 3, 1797
John Dawson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 -
March 3, 1803
5th
6th
7th
Elected in 1797.
Re-elected in 1799.
Re-elected in 1801.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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John Randolph of Roanoke
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 -
March 3, 1813
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Re-elected in 1809.
Re-elected in 1811.
Redistricted to the 16th district and lost re-election.
John Kerr Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 -
March 3, 1815
13th Elected in 1813.
Lost re-election.
Matthew Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 -
May 27, 1815
14th Elected in 1815.
Died.
Vacant May 28, 1815 -
October 29, 1815
John Kerr Democratic-Republican October 30, 1815 -
March 3, 1817
Elected to finish Clay's term.
Retired.
William J. Lewis Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 -
March 3, 1819
15th Elected in 1817.
Retired.
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George Tucker
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 -
March 3, 1823
16th
17th
Elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
John S. Barbour Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 -
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
21st
22nd
Elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 -
March 3, 1833
Edward Lucas Jacksonian March 4, 1833 -
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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James M. Mason
Democratic March 4, 1837 -
March 3, 1839
25th [data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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William Lucas
Democratic March 4, 1839 -
March 3, 1841
26th [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
Richard W. Barton Whig March 4, 1841 -
March 3, 1843
27th [data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
Lewis Steenrod Democratic March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1845
28th [data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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William G. Brown
Democratic March 4, 1845 -
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
[data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
Alexander Newman Democratic March 4, 1849 -
September 8, 1849
31st [data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant September 9, 1849 -
November 7, 1849
Thomas S. Haymond Whig November 8, 1849 -
March 3, 1851
[data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
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George W. Thompson
Democratic March 4, 1851 -
July 30, 1852
32nd [data unknown/missing]
Resigned to become Circuit Court judge.
Vacant July 31, 1852 -
December 5, 1852
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Sherrard Clemens
Democratic December 6, 1852 -
March 3, 1853
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
District eliminated March 4, 1853

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774-present



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