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]

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ress
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
15 December 10, 1817 District created
December 10, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
GeorgePoindexter.jpg
George Poindexter
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1817

[Data unknown/missing.]
No 2nd seat No 3rd seat No 4th seat
16 March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Christopher Rankin Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818
17 March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Re-elected in 1820
18 March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jacksonian Republican Re-elected in 1822
19 March 4, 1825 –
March 14, 1826
Jacksonian Re-elected in 1824

Died
March 14, 1826 –
July 10, 1826
Vacant
July 10, 1826 –
March 3, 1827
William Haile Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned
20 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.]
21 March 3, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
22 March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Franklin E. Plummer Jacksonian Elected in 1829
23 March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Re-elected in 1832

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Harry Cage Jacksonian Elected in 1832
24 March 4, 1835 –
July 31, 1836
J.F.H. Claiborne.jpg
John F. H. Claiborne
Jacksonian Elected in 1834 David Dickson Anti-Jacksonian Elected in 1834

Died
July 31, 1836 –
December 1, 1836
Vacant
December 1, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
Samuel J. Gholson.jpg
Samuel J. Gholson
Jacksonian
25 March 4, 1837 –
July 17, 1837
Vacant Vacant
July 18, 1837 –
February 5, 1838
J.F.H. Claiborne.jpg
John F. H. Claiborne
Democratic Failure to elect, seat declared vacant Samuel J. Gholson.jpg
Samuel J. Gholson
Democratic Failure to elect, seat declared vacant
February 5, 1838 –
May 29, 1838
Vacant Vacant
May 29, 1838 –
March 3, 1839
Thomas J. Word Whig Seargent S. Prentiss Whig
26 March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
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Jacob Thompson
Democratic Elected in 1838 Hon. Brown - NARA - 528693.jpg
Albert G. Brown
Democratic Elected in 1838
27 March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Re-elected in 1840 WMGwin.jpg
William M. Gwin
Democratic Elected in 1840
28 March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Re-elected in 1842 William H. Hammett Democratic Elected in 1842 Robert W. Roberts Democratic Elected in 1842 Tilghman Tucker Democratic Elected in 1842
29 March 4, 1845 –
June 1846
Re-elected in 1844

Redistricted to the 1st district
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Stephen Adams
Democratic Elected in 1844 Re-elected in 1844 Jefferson Davis 1847.jpg
Jefferson Davis
Democratic Elected in 1844

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 in 1846
29 March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
No at-large seats.

Starting with the 1846 election, Mississippi elected all its representatives in districts until 1853.
31 March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
32 March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
33 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