He was re-elected six times, but in 1890 was defeated by the gerrymandering of his district.
But what has since been known as "Gerrymandering" was really the invention of Patrick Henry.
The once famous phrase, Gerrymandering, some of our readers may remember.
The Croats found themselves no match for the astute Magyars who resorted to packed diets, gerrymandering, bribery, and forgery.
For a naked, avowed plan of gerrymandering no Government surely ever did beat this one.
He proceeded to enlarge upon his plan for gerrymandering the state—to the advantage of the Democratic party, of course.
This opens the way, of course, to a good deal of what in America would be known as official 'gerrymandering.'
For contemporary allusions to this first example of gerrymandering, see Writings of Washington, ix.