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Virginia's 14th congressional district

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Virginia's 14th congressional district

Virginia Congressional District 14 is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1853 after the 1850 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was James M. H. Beale.

List of representatives

Representative Lived Party Term Note
District created: March 4, 1793
Francis Walker (1764–1806) Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 - March 3, 1795 Declined to run
Samuel J. Cabell (1756–1818) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 - March 3, 1803 Declined to run
Matthew Clay (1754–1815) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1813 Defeated
William A. Burwell (1780–1821) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - February 16, 1821 Died
Vacant February 17, 1821 - March 3, 1821
Jabez Leftwich (1765–1855) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 - March 3, 1823 Elected to VA-7
Charles F. Mercer (1778–1858) Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1829
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1837
Whig March 4, 1837 - December 26, 1839 Resigned
Vacant December 27, 1839 - January 24, 1840 Special election
William M. McCarty (1789–1863) Whig January 25, 1840 - March 3, 1841 Defeated
Cuthbert Powell (1775–1849) Whig March 4, 1841 - March 3, 1843 Defeated
George W. Summers (1804–1868) Whig March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845 Defeated
Joseph Johnson (1785–1877) Democratic March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847 Declined to run
Robert A. Thompson (1805–1876) Democratic March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849 Declined to run
James M. H. Beale (1786–1866) Democratic March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1853 Declined to run
District eliminated March 4, 1853


  • 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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