Georgia's at-large congressional district

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From 1793 to 1827 and again from 1829 to 1845, Georgia elected all its Representatives in Congress from a single multi-member at-large congressional district.

  • From 1793 to 1803 Georgia elected 2 Representatives at large.
  • From 1803 to 1813 Georgia elected 4 Representatives at large.
  • From 1813 to 1823 Georgia elected 6 Representatives at large.
  • From 1823 to 1826 and again from 1829 to 1833 Georgia elected 7 Representatives at large.
  • From 1833 to 1843 Georgia elected 9 Representatives at large.
  • From 1843 to 1845 Georgia elected 8 Representatives at large.

Briefly, from 1883 to 1885, Georgia elected one of its representatives at large, with the remainder being elected from districts.

List of representatives[edit]

The at-large district was created in 1793 from district representation.

  Seat A Seat B Seat C Seat D Seat E Seat F Seat G Seat H Seat I
3rd
(1793–1795)
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Abraham Baldwin
(Anti-Admin)

Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1792.
Thomas P. Carnes
(Anti-Admin)

Elected in 1792.

Lost re-election.
Seat created in 1803 Seat created in 1803 Seat created in 1813 Seat created in 1813 Seat created in 1823 Seat created in 1833 Seat created in 1833
4th
(1795–1797)
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Abraham Baldwin
(Dem-Rep)

Re-elected in 1794.

Re-elected in 1796.

Lost re-election.
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John Milledge
(Dem-Rep)

Elected in 1794.

Re-elected in 1796.

Retired.
5th
(1797–1799)
6th
(1799–1801)
Benjamin Taliaferro
(Fed)

Elected in 1798.
James Jones
(Fed)

Elected in 1798.

Re-elected in 1800, but died January 11, 1801.
7th
(1801–1803)
Benjamin Taliaferro
(Dem-Rep)

Re-elected in 1800.

Resigned in 1802.
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John Milledge
(Dem-Rep)

Elected to finish Jones's term.

Re-elected in 1802, but declined to serve to become Governor of Georgia.

Resigned in May 1802.
David Meriwether
(Dem-Rep)

Elected to finish Taliaferro's term.

Re-elected in 1802.

Re-elected in 1804.

Retired.
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Peter Early
(Dem-Rep)

Elected to finish Milledge's term in the 7th Congress. (Seated January 10, 1803)

Also elected to the next term in 1802.

Re-elected in 1804.

Retired.
8th
(1803–1805)
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Joseph Bryan
(Dem-Rep)

Elected to finish Milledge's term in the 8th Congress.

Re-elected in 1804.

Resigned.
Samuel Hammond
(Dem-Rep)

Elected in 1802.

Retired.
9th
(1805–1807)
Cowles Mead
(Dem-Rep)

Elected in 1804.

Lost election contest on December 24, 1805.
Dennis Smelt
(Dem-Rep)

Elected to finish Bryan's term.

Re-elected in 1806.

Re-elected in 1808.

Retired.
Thomas Spalding
(Dem-Rep)

Won election contest on December 24, 1805.

Lost re-election and then resigned.
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William Wyatt Bibb
(Dem-Rep)

Elected in 1806.

Elected early to finish Spalding's term (seated January 26, 1807).

Re-elected in 1808.

Re-elected in 1810.
10th
(1807–1809)
Howell Cobb
(Dem-Rep)

Elected in 1806.

Re-elected in 1808.

Re-elected in 1810.
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George M. Troup
(Dem-Rep)

Elected in 1806.

Re-elected in 1808.

Re-elected in 1810.
11th
(1809–1811)
12th
(1811–1813)
Bolling Hall
(Dem-Rep)

Elected in 1810.
William Barnett
(Dem-Rep)

Elected to finish Cobb's term.
13th
(1813–1815)
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John Forsyth
(Dem-Rep)
Thomas Telfair
(Dem-Rep)
Alfred Cuthbert
(Dem-Rep)
14th
(1815–1817)
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Richard Henry Wilde
(Dem-Rep)
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Wilson Lumpkin
(Dem-Rep)
Zadock Cook
(Dem-Rep)
15th
(1817–1819)
Joel Abbot
(Dem-Rep)
Joel Crawford
(Dem-Rep)
Thomas W. Cobb
(Dem-Rep)
William Terrell
(Dem-Rep)
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Robert R. Reid
(Dem-Rep)
16th
(1819–1821)
John Alfred Cuthbert
(Dem-Rep)
17th
(1821–1823)
Edward F. Tattnall
(Dem-Rep)
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George R. Gilmer
(Dem-Rep)
Alfred Cuthbert
(Dem-Rep)
Wiley Thompson
(Dem-Rep)
18th
(1823–1825)
Joel Abbot
(Crawford Dem-Rep)
Edward F. Tattnall
(Crawford Dem-Rep)
Thomas W. Cobb
(Crawford Dem-Rep)
Alfred Cuthbert
(Crawford Dem-Rep)
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John Forsyth
(Crawford Dem-Rep)
Wiley Thompson
(Crawford Dem-Rep)
George Cary
(Crawford Dem-Rep)
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Richard Henry Wilde
(Crawford Dem-Rep)
19th
(1825–1827)
Charles E. Haynes
(Jack)
Edward F. Tattnall
(Jack)
James Meriwether
(Jack)
Alfred Cuthbert
(Jack)
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John Forsyth
(Jack)
Wiley Thompson
(Jack)
George Cary
(Jack)
20th
(1827–1829)
District returned to district representation in 1827.

District re-established from district representation in 1829.
21st
(1829–1831)
Charles E. Haynes
(Jack)
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Wilson Lumpkin
(Jack)
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Richard Henry Wilde
(Jack)
Henry G. Lamar
(Jack)
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James M. Wayne
(Jack)
Wiley Thompson
(Jack)
Thomas Flournoy Foster
(Jack)
22nd
(1831–1833)
Daniel Newnan
(Jack)
Augustin S. Clayton
(Jack)
23rd
(1833–1835)
John E. Coffee
(Jack)
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William Schley
(Jack)
Roger L. Gamble
(Jack)
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George R. Gilmer
(Jack)
Seaborn Jones
(Jack)
24th
(1835–1837)
George W. Owens
(Jack)
John W. A. Sanford
(Jack)
Vacant James C. Terrell
(Jack)
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George Towns
(Jack)
Seaton Grantland
(Jack)
Charles E. Haynes
(Jack)
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William C. Dawson
(Sts rts)
Jesse F. Cleveland
(Jack)
Jabez Y. Jackson
(Jack)
Thomas Glascock
(Jack)
Hopkins Holsey
(Jack)
Julius Caesar Alford
(Anti-Jack)
25th
(1837–1839)
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William C. Dawson
(Whig)
George W. Owens
(Dem)
Jesse F. Cleveland
(Dem)
Jabez Y. Jackson
(Dem)
Thomas Glascock
(Dem)
Hopkins Holsey
(Dem)
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George Towns
(Dem)
Seaton Grantland
(Dem)
Charles E. Haynes
(Dem)
26th
(1839–1841)
Edward J. Black
(Whig)
Julius Caesar Alford
(Whig)
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Walter T. Colquitt
(Whig)
Mark A. Cooper
(Whig)
Richard W. Habersham
(Whig)
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Thomas B. King
(Whig)
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Eugenius A. Nisbet
(Whig)
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Lott Warren
(Whig)
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Hines Holt
(Whig)
27th
(1841–1843)
Thomas F. Foster
(Whig)
Roger L. Gamble
(Whig)
James A. Meriwether
(Whig)
Mark A. Cooper
(Dem)
Edward J. Black
(Dem)
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George W. Crawford
(Whig)
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Walter T. Colquitt
(Dem)
28th
(1843–1845)
William H. Stiles
(Dem)
John Millen
(Dem)
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Howell Cobb
(Dem)
Hugh A. Haralson
(Dem)
John B. Lamar
(Dem)
John H. Lumpkin
(Dem)
Seat
eliminated
in 1843
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Alexander H. Stephens
(Whig)
Duncan L. Clinch
(Whig)
Absalom H. Chappell
(Whig)
District returned to district representation in 1845
At-large seat restored for the 48th Congress
48th
(1883–1885)
Thomas Hardeman, Jr.
(Dem)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present