Mississippi's at-large congressional district

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The U.S. state of Mississippi's at-large congressional district existed from December 10, 1817 when it was admitted to the Union until 1847, when representatives were elected in districts.

Mississippi briefly elected an at-large representative from 1853-1855, in addition to having the rest of the delegation elected from districts.

List of representatives[edit]

1817-1855: One seat, then two, then four, then none, then one[edit]

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Years Seat A Seat B Seat C Seat D
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
15 December 10, 1817 District created
December 10, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
George Poindexter Democratic-Republican Elected in 1817

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No 2nd seat No 3rd seat No 4th seat
16 March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Christopher Rankin Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818
17 March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Re-elected in 1820
18 March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jacksonian Republican Re-elected in 1822
19 March 4, 1825 –
March 14, 1826
Jacksonian Re-elected in 1824

Died
March 14, 1826 –
July 10, 1826
Vacant
July 10, 1826 –
March 3, 1827
William Haile Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Resigned
20 March 4, 1827 –
July 10, 1828
July 10, 1828 –
October 21, 1828
Vacant
October 21, 1828 –
March 3, 1829
Thomas Hinds Jacksonian
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21 March 3, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
22 March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Franklin E. Plummer Jacksonian Elected in 1829
23 March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Re-elected in 1832

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Harry Cage Jacksonian Elected in 1832
24 March 4, 1835 –
July 31, 1836
John F. H. Claiborne Jacksonian Elected in 1834 David Dickson Anti-Jacksonian Elected in 1834

Died
July 31, 1836 –
December 1, 1836
Vacant
December 1, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
Samuel J. Gholson Jacksonian
25 March 4, 1837 –
July 17, 1837
Vacant Vacant
July 18, 1837 –
February 5, 1838
John F. H. Claiborne Democratic Failure to elect, seat declared vacant Samuel J. Gholson Democratic Faiure to elect, seat declared vacant
February 5, 1838 –
May 29, 1838
Vacant Vacant
May 29, 1838 –
March 3, 1839
Thomas J. Word Whig Seargent S. Prentiss Whig
26 March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
Albert G. Brown Democratic Elected in 1838 Jacob Thompson (ca. 1857).jpg
Jacob Thompson
Democratic Elected in 1838
27 March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
William M. Gwin Democratic Elected in 1840 Re-elected in 1840
28 March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
William H. Hammett Democratic Elected in 1842 Re-elected in 1842 Robert W. Roberts Democratic Elected in 1842 Tilghman Tucker Democratic Elected in 1842
29 March 4, 1845 –
June 1846
Stephen Adams.jpg
Stephen Adams
Democratic Elected in 1844 Re-elected in 1844

Redistricted to the 1st district
Re-elected in 1844 Jefferson Davis 1847.jpg
Jefferson Davis
Democratic Elected in 1844

Resigned to command regiment in Mexican–American War
June 1846 –
January 26, 1847
Vacant
January 26, 1847 –
March 3, 1847
Henry T. Ellett Democratic Elected in 1846
29 March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
No at-large seats.

Starting with the 1846 election, Mississippi elected all its representatives in districts until 1853.
31 March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
32 March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
33 March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
William Barksdale Democratic Redistricted to the 3rd district In 1852, one representative was elected at-large, the remainder from districts.

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