Iowa Territory's at-large congressional district

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Iowa Territory in 1838

Iowa Territory's At-large congressional district is an obsolete congressional district that encompassed the area of the Iowa Territory, which was split off from the Wisconsin Territory in 1838. After Iowa's admission to the Union as the 29th state by act of Congress on December 28, 1846, this district was dissolved and replaced by Iowa's At-large congressional district.

List of delegates[edit]

On June 12, 1838, an act of Congress gave Iowa Territory the authority to elect a delegate to Congress.[1][2]

Delegate Party Years District home Notes
W. W. Chapman.jpg William W. Chapman Democratic September 10, 1838 – October 27, 1840 Burlington
No image.svg Francis Gehon Was elected in 1839, but never took office. Dubuque County
Augustus Caesar Dodge.jpg Augustus C. Dodge Democratic October 28, 1840 – December 28, 1846 Burlington

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". United States Congress. Archived from the original on April 23, 2010. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "House History". Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 

Coordinates: 42°N 93°W / 42°N 93°W / 42; -93