Kentucky 1799 Speaker of the House

Office:
Speaker of the House (State)
Title:
Speaker of the House
Jurisdiction:
State
Label:
Kentucky 1799 Speaker of the House
Date:
1799
State:
Kentucky
Type:
Legislative
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
Speaker of the House/Speaker of the House
Candidates:
John Breckinridge, William Garrard
Candidates: John Breckinridge[1]William Garrard
Affiliation:
Final Result: 3611
House of Representatives[2]3611

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]"On Monday last being the day appointed for the meeting of the Legislature of this State, a quorum assembled. In the House of Representatives, Thomas Todd was appointed clerk, and John Breckinridge and William Garrard were put in nomination for the chair. Upon examining the ballots the votes stood as follows: Breckinridge, 36, Garrard, 11. Mr. Breckinridge was consequently elected Speaker." The Mirror (Washington, KY). November 20, 1799.

References:

The Palladium: A Literary and Political Weekly Repository (Frankfort, KY). November 7, 1799.
The Mirror (Washington, KY). November 20, 1799.

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Phil's original notebook pages that were used to compile this election. These notes are considered a draft of the electronic version. Therefore, the numbers may not match. To verify numbers you will need to check the original sources cited. Some original source material is available at the American Antiquarian Society).

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