Oregon's at-large congressional district

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Oregon's At-large congressional district is a former United States Congressional District. During its existence, Oregon voters elected a Representative of the United States House of Representatives At-large from the entire state.

History[edit]

The district came into existence when the U.S. state of Oregon was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. Its first representative, La Fayette Grover, had been elected in June 1858 in anticipation of statehood, but since Congress delayed action until February 1859, Grover served only 17 days as Representative.[1]

The district ceased to exist after the 1890 U.S. census apportioned another representative to Oregon beginning with the 53rd United States Congress which convened on March 3, 1893. Binger Hermann was Oregon's last At-large Representative. He represented Oregon's 1st congressional district beginning in 1893.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Dates Electoral history
Oregon statehood February 14, 1859
La Fayette Grover - Brady-Handy.jpg La Fayette Grover Democratic February 14, 1859 –
March 3, 1859
Retired
Lansing Stout Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Lost renomination
Andrew Jackson Thayer.jpg Andrew J. Thayer Democratic March 4, 1861 –
July 30, 1861
Lost election contest
George K. Shiel Democratic July 30, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Won election contest
Retired
John R. McBride Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James HD Henderson.JPG James H. D. Henderson Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
Lost renomination
Rufus Mallory.JPG Rufus Mallory Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
Retired
Joseph S. Smith Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James H. Slater - Brady-Handy.jpg James H. Slater Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Joseph Gardner Wilson - Oregon.gif Joseph Gardner Wilson Republican March 4, 1873 –
July 2, 1873
Died before Congress assembled
Vacant July 3, 1873 –
November 30, 1873
James W. Nesmith - Brady-Handy.jpg James W. Nesmith Democratic December 1, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Elected to finish Wilson's term
George Augustus La Dow Democratic March 4, 1875 –
May 1, 1875
Died before Congress assembled
Vacant May 2, 1875 –
October 25, 1875
LLane.jpg Lafayette Lane Democratic October 25, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Elected to finish La Dow's term
RichardWilliamsOR.jpg Richard Williams Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Whiteaker.jpg John Whiteaker Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
Lost re-election
Melvin Clark George 1910.JPG Melvin Clark George Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Binger Hermann.jpg Binger Hermann Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1893
Became 1st district representative
District eliminated March 3, 1893

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legislative Assembly". Oregon State Archives. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 

Coordinates: 44°00′N 120°30′W / 44°N 120.5°W / 44; -120.5