United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 1874

← 1872 November 3, 1874 1876 →

Both of Florida's seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 2 0
Seats won 2[1] 0[1]
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 18,267 16,796
Percentage 52.1% 47.9%

The 1874 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida were held on November 3 for the 44th Congress.

Background

Florida gained a second seat after the 1870 census, but in 1872, both seats were elected at large. In 1874, Florida was divided, for the first time, into districts for the United States House of Representatives.[2]

Election results

Both incumbents ran for re-election in 1874

1874 United States House election results
District Republican Democratic
1st[3] William J. Purman (I) 9,710 53.0% John Henderson 8,618 47.0%
2nd[4] Josiah T. Walls (I) 8,557 51.1% Jesse J. Finley[5] 8,178 48.9%

Contested election

In the 2nd district, Democrat Jesse J. Finley challenged Walls' re-election. On April 19, 1876, Finley was declared the winner of the election in the 2nd district 8,147 - 7,804[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Initial results, in the 2nd district, the Democratic candidate successfully contested the election
  2. ^ Florida was divided into two districts for the Confederate Congress
  3. ^ 1st district election details from Ourcampaigns.com
  4. ^ 2nd district election details from Ourcampaigns.com
  5. ^ Successfully contested election
  6. ^ Recount information