North Dakota's 1st congressional district

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North Dakota's 1st congressional district is an obsolete congressional district in the state of North Dakota that existed from 1913 to 1932, and then again from 1963 to 1972.

History[edit]

Prior to 1913, North Dakota elected two members of the United States House of Representatives at-large. Following the 1910 Census, reapportionment gave North Dakota another seat and beginning with the 1912 congressional elections, North Dakota divided its delegation into three districts.

Following the 1930 Census, North Dakota lost a seat and returned to electing two members at-large in 1933. In 1963, the state divided into two congressional districts. Following the 1970 Census, North Dakota lost another seat, and since 1973, has had only one member, elected at-large.

List of representatives[edit]

Delegate Party Years District home Notes
District created March 4, 1913
Henry T. Helgesen Republican March 4, 1913 – April 10, 1917 Milton Redistricted from the At-large district, Died
John M. Baer Nonpartisan League August 10, 1917 – March 3, 1921 Fargo Lost re-election
Olger B. Burtness Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1933 Grand Forks
District inactive 1933 – 1963
Hjalmar C. Nygaard Republican January 3, 1963 – July 18, 1963 Enderlin Redistricted from the At-large district, Died
Mark Andrews Republican October 30, 1963 – January 3, 1973 Mapleton Redistricted to the At-large district
District eliminated January 3, 1973

Election results[edit]

Year Candidate Party Votes %
1912 (63rd Congress) Henry T. Helgesen R 17,156 61.1
V. R. Lovell D 9,609 34.2
Leon Durocher SOC 1,310 4.7
1914 (64th Congress) Henry T. Helgesen R 16,565 56.0
Fred Bartholomew D 12,217 41.3
Leon Durocher SOC 812 2.7
1916 (65th Congress) Henry T. Helgesen R 20,709 59.9
George A. Bangs D 13,236 38.3
V. Gram SOC 622 1.8
July 10, 1917 special election
(65th Congress)
John M. Baer N-PART 13,211 50.9
Olger B. Burtness R 8,969 34.6
George A. Bangs D 3,276 12.6
H.H. Aaker N-PART PROG R 212 0.8
Frederic T. Cuthbert R 118 0.5
Henry G. Vick R 75 0.3
Charles Plain R 72 0.3
1918 (66th Congress) John M. Baer R 16,433 55.1
Fred Bartholomew D 13,416 44.9
1920 (67th Congress) Olger B. Burtness R 43,530 57.6
John M. Baer I N-PART 32,072 42.4
1922 (68th Congress) Olger B. Burtness R 45,959 100.0
1924 (69th Congress) Olger B. Burtness R 44,573 75.4
Walter Welford D 14,511 24.6
1926 (70th Congress) Olger B. Burtness R 37,326 79.9
R. E. Smith D 6,136 13.1
Donald McDonald F-LAB 3,246 7.0
1928 (71st Congress) Olger B. Burtness R 53,941 77.5
W. S. Hooper D 15,646 22.5
1930 (72nd Congress) Olger B. Burtness R 42,598 75.0
J. E. Garvey D 14,208 25.0
1962 (88th Congress) Hjalmar C. Nygaard R 61,330 54.6
Scott Anderson D 50,924 45.4
October 22, 1963 special election
(88th Congress)
Mark Andrews R 47,062 49.1
John Hove D 42,470 44.3
John W. Scott CON R 5,995 6.3
Thomas W. Dewey I 337 0.4
1964 (89th Congress) Mark Andrews R 69,575 52.1
George A. Sinner D 63,208 47.4
Eugene Van Der Hoeven I 427 0.3
Roger Vorachek I 232 0.2
1966 (90th Congress) Mark Andrews R 66,011 66.2
S.F. Buckshot Hoffner D 33,694 33.8
1968 (91st Congress) Mark Andrews R 84,114 71.9
Bruce Hagen D 30,692 26.2
Rosemary Landsberger I 2,166 1.9
1970 (92nd Congress) Mark Andrews R 72,168 65.7
James E. Brooks D 37,688 34.3

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