United States House of Representatives election in Florida, 1870

← 1868 November 8, 1870 1872 →

Florida's single seat to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 1 0
Seats won 1[1] 0[1]
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 12,439 11,812
Percentage 51.3% 48.7%

The election to the United States House of Representatives in Florida was held on November 8, 1870 for the 42nd Congress, the last election in which Florida had a single Representative.

Background

Florida had been readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction in 1868, with representation starting July 1, 1868

Election results

Incumbent Charles M. Hamilton (R), elected in 1868, did not run for re-election in 1870.

1870 United States House election results[2]
Republican Democratic[3]
Josiah T. Walls 12,439 51.3% Silas L. Niblack 11,812 48.7%

Contested election

Walls' election was contested, and on January 29, 1873, Niblack was declared the winner of the 1870 election 13,397 - 13,260.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Initial result, Democratic candidate successfully challenged Republican victory
  2. ^ Election details from Ourcampaigns.com
  3. ^ Called the Conservative Party
  4. ^ Recount from Ourcampaigns.com