United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 1882

← 1880 November 7, 1882 1884 →

Both of Florida's seats to the United States House of Representatives
  First party Second party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 2 0
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 24,059 23,645
Percentage 50.4% 49.6%

The 1882 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida were held November 7 for the 48th Congress


In the previous election, two Democrats had been elected to represent Florida. In the 2nd district, Republican Horatio Bisbee, Jr. successfully contested the election of Jesse J. Finley (D) and was seated June 1, 1882, so that going in the 1882 elections, Florida was represented by 1 Republican and 1 Democrat.

The 2nd district had been a contentious district in previous elections, with the past 4 elections being contested successfully.

Election results

Both incumbents ran successfully for re-election. In the 2nd district, both contestants had served for part of the 47th Congress.

1882 United States House election results
District Democratic Republican Independent Republican
1st[1] Robert H. M. Davidson (I) 11,246 51.5% Emory F. Skinner 7,029 32.2% D. L. McKinnon[2] 3,547 16.3%
2nd[3] Jesse J. Finley[4] 12,813 49.5% Horatio Bisbee, Jr. (I) 13,069 50.5%

This was the last Congressional election in Florida won by a Republican until 1954

See also


  1. ^ District 1 results
  2. ^ Full name not given in source
  3. ^ District 2 results
  4. ^ Had served for part of the 1st session of the 47th Congress