Vermont's 1st congressional district

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Vermont's 1st congressional district is an obsolete district. Vermont currently has one representative to the United States House of Representatives, elected statewide At-large. Until 1933, however, the state used to have multiple seats spread out into geographic districts. During that time, the first district elected its own representative.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Electoral history Location
Vacant March 4, 1791 –
October 16, 1791
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Israel Smith
Anti-Administration October 17, 1791 –
March 3, 1795
Elected on the second ballot in 1791.
Re-elected on the second ballot in 1793.
Re-elected on the second ballot in 1795.
Lost re-election.
1791–1793
"Western division"
1793–1803
"Western district"
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
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Matthew Lyon
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1801
Elected on the third ballot in 1797.
Re-elected on the second ballot in 1798.
Retired.
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Israel Smith
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1800.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Gideon Olin Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
Elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Retired.
1803–1813
"Southwest district"
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James Witherell
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
May 1, 1808
Elected in 1806.
Resigned when appointed to the Michigan Territory Supreme Court.
Vacant May 2, 1808 –
September 5, 1808
Samuel Shaw Democratic-Republican September 6, 1808 –
March 3, 1813
Elected September 6, 1808 to finish Witherell's term.
Elected the same day to the next term.
Seated November 8, 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Retired to join the military.
District inactive March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1821
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Rollin C. Mallary
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
1821–1823
The entire county of Bennington, and all the towns in Rutland county, excepting Orwell, Sudbury, Brandon, Pittsfield, Chittenden, Pittsford, Hubbardton and Benson.[1]
District inactive March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
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William C. Bradley
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1824.
Lost re-election.
1825–1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jonathan Hunt Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
May 15, 1832
Elected in 1827 on the third ballot.
Re-elected in 1828.
Died.
Vacant May 16, 1832 –
December 31, 1832
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Hiland Hall
Anti-Jacksonian January 1, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to become State Banking Commissioner.
1833–1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
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Solomon Foot
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
1843–1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
William Henry Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Ahiman L. Miner
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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James Meacham
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1853–1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
August 23, 1856
Vacant August 24, 1856 –
November 30, 1856
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George T. Hodges
Republican December 1, 1856 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Eliakim P. Walton
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Frederick E. Woodbridge
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
1863–1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles W. Willard
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
1873–1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles H. Joyce
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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John W. Stewart
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
1883–1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
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H. Henry Powers
Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
1893–1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
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David J. Foster
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 21, 1912
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1903–1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 22, 1912 –
July 29, 1912
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Frank L. Greene
Republican July 30, 1912 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
1913–1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Frederick G. Fleetwood
Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Elbert S. Brigham
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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John E. Weeks
Republican March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired and the district was eliminated.

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