Illinois Territory's at-large congressional district

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Map of Illinois Territory 1809-1818

Illinois Territory's At-large congressional district was a congressional district that encompassed the entire Illinois Territory. The territory was established on March 1, 1809 from portions of Indiana Territory. The district elected a non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives.

List of delegates[edit]

Delegate Party Years Electoral history
Shadrach.Bond.png Shadrack Bond Democratic-Republican[1] December 3, 1812 – August 2, 1813 [Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin-stephenson.png Benjamin Stephenson Democratic-Republican[2] November 14, 1814 – March 3, 1817 [Data unknown/missing.]
Nathaniel Pope.jpg Nathaniel Pope Democratic-Republican[3] March 4, 1817 – November 30, 1818 [Data unknown/missing.]


On April 18, 1818, Congress passed an act that enabled the people of Illinois Territory to begin the process of forming a state. As part of that act, Illinois Territory was reduced in size to the boundaries of the present state. The remainder of what had been Illinois Territory was attached to Michigan Territory. The state of Illinois was accepted into the Union on December 3, 1818.


  1. ^ Sobel, Robert; Raimo, John (1978). Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. 1. Westport, CT: Meckler Books. p. 365. 
  2. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Company. p. 88. 
  3. ^ Lusk, David W. (1887). Politics and Politicians of Illinois. Springfield, IL: H. W. Rokker. p. 377. 

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