1789 United States House of Representatives election in Delaware

United States House of Representatives election in Delaware, 1789

January 7, 1789 1790 →
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Nominee John Vining Rhoads Shankland
Party Pro-Administration Anti-Administration
Popular vote 898 491
Percentage 43.61% 23.85%

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Nominee Gunning Bedford Jr. Joshua Clayton
Party Pro-Administration Pro-Administration
Popular vote 308 272
Percentage 14.96% 13.21%

Elected U.S. Representative

John Vining
Anti-Administration

The Delaware United States House election for 1789 was held on January 7, 1789. The former Continental Congressman John Vining won the election and became Delaware`s first Representative to the House of Representatives.

Results[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Delaware, 1789[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Pro-Administration John Vining 898 43.61%
Anti-Administration Rhoads Shankland 491 23.85%
Pro-Administration Gunning Bedford Jr. 308 14.96%
Pro-Administration Joshua Clayton 272 13.21
Independent Allen MacLean 90 4.37%
Total votes 2,059 100%

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