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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 Party Years Electoral history
District created: March 4, 1793
James Madison Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 4, 1795
Retired
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 4, 1797
John Dawson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 4, 1803
Redistricted to the 10th district
John Randolph of Roanoke Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1813
Lost re-election
John Kerr Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1815
Lost re-election
Matthew Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
May 27, 1815
Died
Vacant May 28, 1815 –
October 29, 1815
John Kerr Democratic-Republican October 30, 1815 –
March 4, 1817
Retired
William J. Lewis Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 4, 1819
Retired
George Tucker Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 4, 1823
Redistricted to the 6th district
John S. Barbour Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 4, 1825
Retired
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1833
Edward Lucas Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1837
Retired
James M. Mason Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1839
Retired
William Lucas Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1841
Lost re-election
Richard W. Barton Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 4, 1843
Lost re-election
Lewis Steenrod Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1845
Retired
William G. Brown Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 4, 1849
Lost re-election
Alexander Newman Democratic March 4, 1849 –
September 8, 1849
Died
Vacant September 9, 1849 –
November 7, 1849
Thomas S. Haymond Whig November 8, 1849 –
March 4, 1851
Lost re-election
George W. Thompson Democratic March 4, 1851 –
July 30, 1852
Resigned to become Circuit Court judge
Vacant July 31, 1852 –
December 5, 1852
Sherrard Clemens Democratic December 6, 1852 –
March 4, 1853
Retired
District eliminated March 4, 1853

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present


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