Montana's 2nd congressional district

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From 1913 to 1993, Montana had two congressional districts. From 1913 to 1919, those seats were elected statewide At-large on a general ticket. After 1919, however, the state was divided into geographical districts. The 2nd covered the eastern part of the state, including Billings, Glendive, Miles City and other towns.

After 1993, the second seat was eliminated and the remaining seat was elected At-large.

List of representatives (1919–1993)[edit]

Representative Party entered office left office District home Notes
District created on March 4, 1919.
CarlWRiddick.jpg Carl W. Riddick Republican March 4, 1919 March 3, 1923 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
ScottLeavitt.jpg Scott Leavitt Republican March 4, 1923 March 3, 1933
Roy E. Ayers.jpg Roy E. Ayers Democratic March 4, 1933 January 3, 1937 Retired to run for Governor of Montana
James F. O'Connor (Montana Congressman).jpg James F. O'Connor Democratic January 3, 1937 January 15, 1945 Died
Vacant from January 15 to June 5, 1945
Wesley D'Ewart (Montana Congressman).jpg Wesley A. D'Ewart Republican June 5, 1945 January 3, 1955 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Orvin Fjare.png Orvin B. Fjare Republican January 3, 1955 January 3, 1957 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
LeRoy H. Anderson.jpg LeRoy H. Anderson Democratic January 3, 1957 January 3, 1961 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
James Franklin Battin.jpg James F. Battin Republican January 3, 1961 February 27, 1969 Billings Resigned to become judge of the U.S. District Court of Montana.
Vacant from February 27 to June 24, 1969
John Melcher.jpg John Melcher Democratic June 24, 1969 January 3, 1977 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Ron Marlenee.jpg Ron Marlenee Republican January 3, 1977 January 3, 1993 Scobey
District eliminated on January 3, 1993