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Virginia's 15th congressional district

 

Virginia's 15th congressional district

Virginia Congressional District 15 is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1853 after the 1850 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Sherrard Clemens.

List of representatives

Representative Lived Party Term Note
District created: March 4, 1793
James Madison (1751–1836) style="background:" | Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 - March 4, 1795
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 - March 4, 1797 Declined to run
John Dawson (1762–1814) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 - March 4, 1803 Elected to VA-10
John Randolph (1773–1833) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 4, 1813 Defeated
John Kerr (1782–1842) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - March 4, 1815 Defeated
Matthew Clay (1754–1815) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 - May 27, 1815 Died
Vacant May 28, 1815 - October 29, 1815 Special election
John Kerr (1782–1842) Democratic-Republican October 30, 1815 - March 4, 1817 Declined to run
William J. Lewis (1766–1828) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 - March 4, 1819 Declined to run
George Tucker (1775–1861) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 - March 4, 1823 Elected to VA-6
John S. Barbour (1790–1855) Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 - March 4, 1825
style="background:" | Jacksonian March 4, 1825 - March 4, 1833 Declined to run
Edward Lucas (1780–1858) style="background:" | Jacksonian March 4, 1833 - March 4, 1837 Declined to run
James M. Mason (1798–1871) Democratic March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1839

Retired

William Lucas (1800–1877) Democratic March 4, 1839 - March 4, 1841 Defeated
Richard W. Barton (1800–1859) Whig March 4, 1841 - March 4, 1843 Defeated
Lewis Steenrod (1810–1862) Democratic March 4, 1843 - March 4, 1845 Declined to run
William G. Brown (1800–1884) Democratic March 4, 1845 - March 4, 1849 Defeated
Alexander Newman (1804–1849) Democratic March 4, 1849 - September 8, 1849 Died
Vacant September 9, 1849 - November 7, 1849 Special election
Thomas S. Haymond (1794–1869) Whig November 8, 1849 - March 4, 1851 Defeated
George W. Thompson (1806–1888) Democratic March 4, 1851 - July 30, 1852 Appt. Circuit Court judge
Vacant July 31, 1852 - December 5, 1852 Special election
Sherrard Clemens (1820–1881) Democratic December 6, 1852 - March 4, 1853 Declined to run
District eliminated March 4, 1853

References

  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present


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