Montana's 1st congressional district

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From 1913 to 1993, Montana had two congressional districts. From 1913 to 1919, those seats were elected state-wide At-large on a general ticket. After 1919, however, the state was divided into geographical districts.

The first and second districts, therefore, existed from 1919 to 1993.

After 1993, the second seat was eliminated and the remaining seat was elected At-large.

List of representatives (1919–1993)[edit]

Representative Party entered office left office District home Notes
District created on March 4, 1919.
John M. Evans Democratic March 4, 1919 March 3, 1921 Redistricted from the At-large seat
Lost re-election to McCormick
Washington J. McCormick Republican March 4, 1921 March 3, 1923 Missoula Lost re-election to Evans
John M. Evans Democratic March 4, 1923 March 3, 1933
Joseph P. Monaghan Democratic March 4, 1933 January 3, 1937 Butte Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Jerry J. O'Connell Democratic January 3, 1937 January 3, 1939
Jacob Thorkelson Republican January 3, 1939 January 3, 1941 Lost renomination to Rankin
Jeannette Rankin Republican January 3, 1941 January 3, 1943 Retired
Mike Mansfield Democratic January 3, 1943 January 3, 1953 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Lee Metcalf Democratic January 3, 1953 January 3, 1961 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Arnold Olsen Democratic January 3, 1961 January 3, 1971 Lost re-election to Shoup
Richard G. Shoup Republican January 3, 1971 January 3, 1975 Missoula Lost re-election to Baucus
Max Baucus Democratic January 3, 1975 December 14, 1978 Missoula Resigned, having been appointed to the U.S. Senate
Vacant December 14, 1978 January 3, 1979
John Patrick Williams Democratic January 3, 1979 January 3, 1993 Redistricted to the At-large seat
District eliminated in January 3, 1993.

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