1789 United States House of Representatives election in Delaware

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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

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.


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%

See also


  1. ^ "1789 Presidential Election Results Delaware".
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