Florida's single seat to the United States House of Representatives
|Elections in Florida|
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.
Florida had been readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction in 1868, with representation starting July 1, 1868
Incumbent Charles M. Hamilton (R), elected in 1868, did not run for re-election in 1870.
|Josiah T. Walls||12,439||51.3%||Silas L. Niblack||11,812||48.7%|
Walls' election was contested, and on January 29, 1873, Niblack was declared the winner of the 1870 election 13,397 - 13,260.