1824–1825 United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts

Massachusetts elected its members November 1, 1824. Massachusetts had a majority requirement for election, which necessitated additional elections held January 3, 1825, April 1, 1825, and August 1, 1825.

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates[a]
Massachusetts 1
"Suffolk district"
Daniel Webster Adams-Clay Federalist 1812[b]
1816 (Retired)
1822
Incumbent re-elected as Anti-Jacksonian.
Massachusetts 2
"Essex South district"
Benjamin W. Crowninshield Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican 1823 Incumbent re-elected as Anti-Jacksonian.
Massachusetts 3
"Essex North district"
Jeremiah Nelson Adams-Clay Federalist 1804
1806 (Retired)
1814
Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Anti-Jacksonian gain.
First ballot (November 1, 1824):
  • John Varnum (Anti-Jacksonian) 49.3%
  • John Merrill 48.3%
  • Others 2.4%

Second ballot (January 3, 1825):
  • John Varnum (Anti-Jacksonian) 50.2%
  • John Merrill 48.0%
  • Moses Wingate 1.0%
  • Others 0.8
Massachusetts 4
"Middlesex district"
Timothy Fuller Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican 1816 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Anti-Jacksonian gain.
Massachusetts 5
"Worcester South district"
Jonas Sibley Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican 1823 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Anti-Jacksonian gain.
First ballot (November 1, 1824):
  • John Davis (Anti-Jacksonian) 43.4%
  • Jonas Sibley (Anti-Jacksonian) 31.1%
  • Sumner Barstow 16.7%
  • Bezaleel Taft 6.1%
  • Others 0.7%

Second ballot (January 3, 1825):

Third ballot (April 1, 1825):

Fourth ballot (August 1, 1825):
Massachusetts 6
"Worcester North district"
John Locke Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican 1823 Incumbent re-elected as Anti-Jacksonian.
Massachusetts 7
"Franklin district"
Samuel C. Allen Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican 1816 Incumbent re-elected as Anti-Jacksonian. First ballot (November 1, 1824):

Second ballot (January 3, 1825):
Massachusetts 8
"Hampden district"
Samuel Lathrop Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican 1819 Incumbent re-elected as Anti-Jacksonian. First ballot (November 1, 1824):
Samuel Lathrop (Anti-Jacksonian) 48.8%
  • John Mills 36.3%
  • Isaac C. Bates (Anti-Jacksonian) 11.3%
  • Thomas Shepherd 3.6%

Second ballot (January 3, 1825):

Third ballot (April 1, 1825):[c]
Massachusetts 9
"Berkshire district"
Henry W. Dwight Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican 1820 Incumbent re-elected as Anti-Jacksonian.
Massachusetts 10
"Norfolk district"
John Bailey Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican 1823 (Special) Incumbent re-elected as Anti-Jacksonian. First ballot (November 1, 1824):

Second ballot (January 3, 1825):
  • John Bailey (Anti-Jacksonian) 57.3%
  • Sher Leland 34.0%
  • Others 8.7%
Massachusetts 11
"Plymouth district"
Aaron Hobart Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican 1820 Incumbent re-elected as Anti-Jacksonian.
Massachusetts 12
"Bristol district"
Francis Baylies Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican 1820 Incumbent re-elected as Jacksonian. First ballot (November 1, 1824):

Second ballot (January 3, 1825):
Massachusetts 13
"Barnstable district"
John Reed Jr. Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican 1812
1816 (Lost)
1820
Incumbent re-elected as Anti-Jacksonian.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ District numbers vary between sources.
  2. ^ In New Hampshire
  3. ^ Although a majority was reached in the second ballot, a third ballot was ordered because elections had not been held in Holland and South Brimfield.[citation needed]