Virginia 1798 Speaker of the House

Office:
Speaker of the House (State)
Title:
Speaker of the House
Jurisdiction:
State
Label:
Virginia 1798 Speaker of the House
Date:
1798
State:
Virginia
Type:
Legislative
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
Speaker of the House/Speaker of the House
Candidates:
John Wise, Wilson Cary Nicholas
Candidates: John Wise[1]Wilson Cary Nicholas
Affiliation:
Final Result: 7357
House of Delegates[2]7357

Notes:

[1]Elected.
[2]"Yesterday the General Assembly of this Commonwealth met at the Capitol in this city. -- John Wise was chosen Speaker and Mr. John Stewart Clerk. The votes for Speaker stood as follows:... Majority for J. Wise, Esq. 16." The Virginia Argus (Richmond, VA). December 4, 1798.

References:

The Virginia Argus (Richmond, VA). December 4, 1798.
Leonard, Cynthia Miller, ed. The General Assembly of Virginia, July 30, 1619 - January 11, 1978: A Bicentennial Register of Members. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1978.

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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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