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  AL District 04
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Parents > United States > Alabama > AL - District 04
OfficeHouse of Representatives
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1880 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 02, 1880 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 02, 1880 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1881 - 12:00pm
Term End July 20, 1882 - 12:00pm
ContributorJoshua L.
Last ModifiedJoshua L. December 27, 2004 05:55pm
Data SourcesDubin's United States Congressional Elections, 1778-1997 The Official Results
pgs. 249, 256
Description The original results for the race were:
Shelley-9301
Smith-6650
Stevens-1693

Smith contested the results but died on May 13,1882, before the House resolved the matter. Nevertheless, the House awarded him the seat in place of Shelley and declared the seat vacant on July 20, 1882. The totals below are the revised vote totals accarding to H.R. 47th Congress: 1st Session, Report #1522, p.14.

Smith is not listed as a member of the 47th congress nor is there a biography of him in the Directory.

A subsequent special election was held to fill the seat once the vacancy was declared.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1878
NameCharles Miller Shelley Votes8,514 (55.38%)
Term03/03/1879 - 03/03/1881 Margin1,969 (+12.81%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
PartyDemocratic Won11/07/1882
NameCharles Miller Shelley Votes7,159 (60.92%)
Term03/03/1883 - 10/01/1885 Margin2,724 (+23.18%)
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Name James Q. Smith (I) Rep. Charles Miller Shelley William J. Stevens  
PartyRepublican Democratic Republican  
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Uncertified Votes11,507 (52.53%) 8,704 (39.74%) 1,693 (7.73%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -2,803 (-12.80%) -9,814 (-44.80%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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