Georgia 1791 U.S. House of Representatives, Middle District

U.S. House of Representatives (Federal)
U.S. Congressman
Georgia 1791 U.S. House of Representatives, Middle District
First Ballot
U.S. House of Representatives/U.S. Congressman
Abraham Baldwin, Thomas P. Carnes, James Jackson, John Jones
Candidates: Abraham Baldwin[1]Thomas P. CarnesJames JacksonJohn Jones
Final Result: [2][3]33024872
District of Middle33024872
Burke County1374672
Columbia County12117--
Richmond County2474--
Washington County48111--


[2]"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.
[3]Parties as yet were not really organized in Georgia. Thomas P. Carnes would become one of the leading Federalists in Georgia, running for Congress several times and as an Adams elector in 1796. He was the Federalist candidate for Governor in 1801, the last time they actively make a contest. Abraham Baldwin became a well known Republican.


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 Phenix or, Windham Herald (Windham, CT). March 26, 1792.

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