Mississippi's at-large congressional district

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The U.S. state of Mississippi's at-large congressional district existed from December 10, 1817, when it was admitted to the Union until 1847, when representatives were elected in districts.

Mississippi briefly elected an at-large representative from 1853-1855, in addition to having the rest of the delegation elected from districts.

List of representatives[edit]

1817-1855: One seat, then two, then four, then none, then one[edit]

Cong
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Years Seat A Seat B Seat C Seat D
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
15th December 10, 1817 District created
December 10, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
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George Poindexter
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1817.
Retired.
No 2nd seat No 3rd seat No 4th seat
16th March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Christopher Rankin Democratic-Republican Elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1820.
Re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Died.
17th March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
18th March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jacksonian Republican
19th March 4, 1825 –
March 14, 1826
Jacksonian
March 14, 1826 –
July 10, 1826
Vacant
July 10, 1826 –
March 3, 1827
William Haile Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
20th March 4, 1827 –
July 10, 1828
July 10, 1828 –
October 21, 1828
Vacant
October 21, 1828 –
March 3, 1829
Thomas Hinds Jacksonian
[Data unknown/missing.]
21st March 3, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
22nd March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Franklin E. Plummer Jacksonian Elected in 1830.
Re-elected in 1832.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
23rd March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Harry Cage Jacksonian Elected in 1832.
24th March 4, 1835 –
July 31, 1836
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John F. H. Claiborne
Jacksonian Elected in 1835.
Re-elected but election invalidated.
David Dickson Anti-Jacksonian Elected in 1835.
Died.
July 31, 1836 –
December 1, 1836
Vacant
December 1, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
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Samuel J. Gholson
Jacksonian Elected to finish Dickson's term.
Re-elected but election invalidated.
25th March 4, 1837 –
July 17, 1837
Vacant Vacant
July 18, 1837 –
February 5, 1838
J.F.H. Claiborne.jpg
John F. H. Claiborne
Democratic Credentials presented but election successfully contest and seat declared vacant. Samuel J. Gholson.jpg
Samuel J. Gholson
Democratic Credentials presented but election successfully contest and seat declared vacant.
February 5, 1838 –
May 29, 1838
Vacant Vacant
May 29, 1838 –
March 3, 1839
Seargent S. Prentiss Whig Elected to finish Claiborne's term. Thomas J. Word Whig Elected to finish Gholson's term.
26th March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
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Jacob Thompson
Democratic Elected in 1839.
Re-elected in 1841.
Re-elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
Redistricted to the 1st district.
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Albert G. Brown
Democratic Elected in 1839.
27th March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
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William M. Gwin
Democratic Elected in 1841.
28th March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
William H. Hammett Democratic Elected in 1843. Robert W. Roberts Democratic Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Tilghman Tucker
Democratic Elected in 1843.
29th March 4, 1845 –
June 1846
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Stephen Adams
Democratic Elected in 1845.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Jefferson Davis
Democratic Elected in 1845.
Resigned to command regiment in Mexican–American War.
June 1846 –
January 26, 1847
Vacant
January 26, 1847 –
March 3, 1847
Henry T. Ellett Democratic Elected to finish Davis's term.
Retired.
29th March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
No at-large seats.
Starting with the 1847 election, Mississippi elected all its representatives in districts until 1853.
31st March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
32nd March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
33rd March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
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William Barksdale
Democratic Redistricted to the 3rd district. In 1852, one representative was elected at-large, the remainder from districts.

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