Kentucky 1817 House of Representatives, Woodford County

House of Representatives (State)
State Representative
Kentucky 1817 House of Representatives, Woodford County
First Ballot
House of Representatives/State Representative
Willis Fields, William Hunter, Thomas Stevenson, William B. Blackburn
Candidates: Willis FieldsWilliam HunterThomas StevensonWilliam B. Blackburn
Affiliation:For New ElectionFor New ElectionAgainst New ElectionAgainst New Election
Final Result: [1]587579511500
Woodford County587579511500


[1]George Madison who was elected Governor of Kentucky in August 1816, died very shortly after being inaugurated. He was succeeded by Gabriel Slaughter, who had just been elected as Lieutenant Governor. The new Lieutenant Governor, appointed John Pope, who was considered by many to be an avowed Federalist, to the office of Secretary of State for Kentucky. This caused uproar among the Kentucky Republicans and many of them demanded a new election for Governor and that became a big issue in the state elections of 1817. It would have required an act of the State Legislature to call for a new election of a Governor, so in the 1817 state elections, candidates for the state legislature aligned themselves into those who were in favor of a new election for Governor, and those against a new election for Governor.


The Reporter (Lexington, KY). August 13, 1817.
The Western Citizen (Paris, KY). August 13, 1817.

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