Colorado's at-large congressional district

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The State of Colorado was represented in the United States House of Representatives by one U.S. Representative at-large from 1876 until 1893 and from 1903 until 1913, and by two U.S. Representatives at-large from 1913 until 1915. Since the U.S. election of 1914, all U.S. Representatives from the State of Colorado have been elected from congressional districts.

1876-1893[edit]

Colorado was represented by only one United States Representative, elected at-large by the entire state, from its admission as a state until 1893.

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created October 3, 1876
No image.svg James B. Belford Republican October 3, 1876 –
December 13, 1877
Elected in 1876

Lost contested election to Patterson
Thomas MacDonald patterson.jpg Thomas M. Patterson Democratic December 13, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
Won contested election

Retired
No image.svg James B. Belford Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1885
First elected in 1878

Lost renomination
No image.svg George G. Symes Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1889
First elected in 1884

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No image.svg Hosea Townsend Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1893
First elected in 1888

Lost renomination
Seat replaced by districted seats March 4, 1893

Colorado was granted a second seat in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning with the U.S. election of 1892. Colorado created two congressional districts: Colorado's 1st congressional district and Colorado's 2nd congressional district.

1903-1915[edit]

Colorado was apportioned a third seat in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning with the U.S. election of 1902. Colorado's third U.S. Representative was elected at-large. Colorado was apportioned a fourth seat in beginning with the U.S. election of 1912.

Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1907
No image.svg Franklin Eli Brooks Republican First elected in 1902

Retired
March 4, 1907 –
March 4, 1909
No image.svg George W. Cook Republican Elected in 1906

Retired
March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1913
EdwardTTaylor.jpg Edward Thomas Taylor Democratic First elected in 1908

Redistricted to the 4th district
March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Edward Keating.jpg Edward Keating Democratic First elected in 1912

Redistricted to the 3rd district

Colorado used four congressional districts beginning with the U.S. election of 1914.

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