Georgia 1791 U.S. House of Representatives, Southern District
- U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
- U.S. Congressman
- Georgia 1791 U.S. House of Representatives, Southern District
- First Ballot
- U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
- Anthony Wayne, James Jackson, scattering
|Candidates:||Anthony Wayne||James Jackson||scattering|
|Final Result: ||278||273||1|
|District of Southern||278||273||1|
"Although elected at-large, Georgia's members had to be residents of specific districts that were established by the same law. Each voter in casting three votes had to cast one vote for a candidate residing in each of these districts. The statewide totals determined who was elected from each district." United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997. 3.
Parties as yet were not really organized in Georgia. Anthony Wayne became a Federalist while in Georgia and later on in Pennsylvania. James Jackson became a well known Republican, eventually serving as Governor and United States Senator.
James Jackson successfully contested this election and was chosen in the place of Anthony Wayne. This was a very controversial election in which the results from Effingham and Camden ended up being ruled invalid. Effingham had 9 more votes than there were eligible voters, while in Camden a Judge Osborne was convicted of corruption for fraudulently adding many votes for Wayne.
The Georgia. The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State (Augusta, GA) of November 5, 1791 refers to this district as the Eastern District rather than the Southern District.
Georgia. The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State (Augusta, GA). September 17, 1791.
Georgia. The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State (Augusta, GA). November 5, 1791.
Georgia. The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State (Augusta, GA). December 24, 1791.
General Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). March 12, 1792.
The Federal Gazette and Philadelphia Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). March 17, 1792.
The New-York Journal, and Patriotic Register (New York, NY). March 28, 1792.
Dubin, Michael J. United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results of the Elections of the 1st through 105th Congresses. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 1998. 9.
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