1790 United States House of Representatives election in Connecticut

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Connecticut elected all five of its representatives at-large on a general ticket on September 20, 1790.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Connecticut at-large
5 seats
Roger Sherman Pro-Administration 1788 Incumbent re-elected.
Winner declined to serve and a new member would later be elected in a special election.
Roger Sherman (Pro-Administration) 2,969 votes
Pierpont Edwards (Pro-Administration) 2,239 votes
James Hillhouse (Pro-Administration) 2,035 votes
Jonathan Sturges (Pro-Administration) 1,730 votes
Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (Pro-Administration) 1,720 votes
Tapping Reeve 1,672 votes
Jeremiah Wadsworth (Pro-Administration) 1,658 votes
Amasa Learned (Pro-Administration) 1,463 votes
Stephen M. Mitchell (Pro-Administration) 1,435 votes
Benjamin Huntington 1,372 votes
John Chester 881 votes
James Davenport (Pro-Administration) 786 votes[1]
Benjamin Huntington Pro-Administration 1788 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Pro-Administration hold.
Jonathan Sturges Pro-Administration 1788 Incumbent re-elected.
Jonathan Trumbull Jr. Pro-Administration 1788 Incumbent re-elected.
Jeremiah Wadsworth Pro-Administration 1788 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Pro-Administration hold.
Winner declined to serve and the incumbent was re-elected in a special election.

There were two subsequent special elections. The first was held to fill the vacancy left by Pierpont Edwards (Pro-Administration) declining to serve and was won by Jeremiah Wadsworth (Pro-Administration). The second was held September 19, 1791 to fill the vacancy left by Roger Sherman (Pro-Administration)'s election to the Senate and was won by Amasa Learned (Pro-Administration).

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References

  1. ^ "Connecticut 1790 U.S. House of Representatives". Tufts Digital Collations and Archives. A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787–1825. Tufts University. Retrieved March 22, 2018., citing The Connecticut Gazette (New London, CT). October 22, 1790.
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