Idaho Territory's at-large congressional district

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Idaho Territory, as originally organized, in 1863
Idaho Territory in 1864
Idaho Territory (yellow) in 1868

Idaho Territory's At-large congressional district is an obsolete congressional district that encompassed the area of the Idaho Territory, which was originally created from parts of the Washington Territory and Dakota Territory in 1863. In 1864, parts of the territory were ceded back to the Dakota Territory and another part was reorganized into the Montana Territory. The boundaries of the territory were changed again in 1868 when the Wyoming Territory was created.[1]

After Idaho's admission to the Union as the 43rd state by act of Congress on July 3, 1890, this district was dissolved and replaced by Idaho's At-large congressional district.[1]

List of delegates[edit]

On March 3, 1863, an act of Congress gave Idaho Territory the authority to elect a Congressional delegate, although the first delegate did not take his seat until 1864.[2][3]

Delegate Party Years District home Notes
District created February 1, 1864
William H. Wallace.jpg William H. Wallace Republican February 1, 1864 – March 3, 1865 Lewiston
Edward Dexter Holbrook (Idaho Congressman).png Edward D. Holbrook Democratic March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869 Idaho City
Jacob K. Shafer (Idaho Congressman).jpg Jacob K. Shafer Democratic March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871 Idaho City
Samuelamerritt.PNG Samuel A. Merritt Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 Idaho City
Johnhailey.PNG John Hailey Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 Boise City
Thomas W. Bennett territorial governor - Brady-Handy.jpg Thomas W. Bennett Independent March 4, 1875 – June 23, 1876 Boise City Lost contested election
Stephensfenn.PNG Stephen S. Fenn Democratic June 23, 1876 – March 3, 1879 Mount Idaho Won contested election
Georgeainslie.PNG George Ainslie Democratic March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883 Idaho City
T. F. Singiser (Idaho Congressman).jpg Theodore F. Singiser Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 Boise City
Johnhailey.PNG John Hailey Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887 Boise City
Freddubois.jpg Fred Dubois Republican March 4, 1887 – July 3, 1890 Blackfoot
District eliminated July 3, 1890

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Creation of the Territory of Idaho" (PDF). Idaho State Historical Society. March 1969. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". United States Congress. Archived from the original on April 23, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ "House History". Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 16, 2010. 

Coordinates: 45°N 114°W / 45°N 114°W / 45; -114