Florida's at-large congressional district

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Florida's at-large congressional district may refer to a few different occasions when a statewide at-large district was used for elections to the United States House of Representatives from Florida. The district is obsolete.

Prior to Florida's admittance as a state of the Union in 1845, congressional delegates for Florida Territory were elected from Florida Territory's at-large congressional district. The first elected U.S. representative from the state was installed October 6, 1845.

A single representative was elected from the state from after statehood to 1873, when a second representative was elected for 1 term beginning in 1873. District representation began in 1875.

Subsequently, on occasion an at-large representative would be elected in addition to representatives being elected from districts. This would occur 1913-1915, 1933–1937, and 1943-1945.

The district became obsolete January 3, 1945.

List of representatives[edit]

After the 1870 census, a second seat was apportioned to Florida. Briefly, for the 43rd Congress, a second at-large seat was used. After that, there were two geographic districts created.

Years Congresses Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
October 6, 1845 –
January 24, 1846
29th Edward Carrington Cabell.jpgEdward C. Cabell Whig Lost contested the election
January 24, 1846 –
March 3, 1847
Brockenbrough.jpgWilliam H. Brockenbrough Democratic Successfully contested election
March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
30th
31st
32nd
Edward Carrington Cabell.jpgEdward C. Cabell Whig Lost re-election
March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1857
33rd
34th
Augustus Maxwell.jpgAugustus Maxwell Democratic Retired
March 4, 1857 –
January 21, 1861
35th
36th
George Sydney Hawkins.jpgGeorge S. Hawkins Democratic Withdrew ahead of secession
January 21, 1861 –
July 1, 1868
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
No representation because of U.S. Civil War
July 1, 1868 –
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
Charles Memorial Hamilton - Brady-Handy.jpgCharles M. Hamilton Republican Lost renomination
March 4, 1871 –
January 29, 1873
42nd Walls josiah.jpg Josiah T. Walls Republican Lost contested election
January 29, 1873 –
March 3, 1873
Silas Leslie Niblack.jpgSilas L. Niblack Democratic Successfully contested election
Lost re-election
March 4, 1873 –
January 25, 1875
43rd William J. Purman.jpgWilliam J. Purman Republican Resigned Walls josiah.jpg Josiah T. Walls Republican Redistricted to the 2nd district
January 25, 1875 –
March 3, 1875
Vacant
March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1915
44th
45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Seat inactive
March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd Claude L'Engle.jpg Claude L'Engle Democratic Lost renomination
March 3, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Seat inactive
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
73rd
74th
WilliamJSears.jpgWilliam J. Sears Democratic Lost renomination
January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
75th
76th
77th
Seat inactive
January 3, 1943 –
November 25, 1944
78th RobertAGreen.jpgRobert A. Green Democratic Redistricted from the 2nd district
Resigned to enter US Navy
November 26, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Vacant
January 3, 1945 Seat eliminated

References[edit]

Coordinates: 30°N 83°W / 30°N 83°W / 30; -83