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 Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1791
Vacant March 4, 1791 –
October 16, 1791
2nd 1791–1793
"Western division"
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Israel Smith
Anti-Administration October 17, 1791 –
March 3, 1795
2nd
3rd
4th
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.
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
5th
6th
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
7th Elected in 1800.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Gideon Olin Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
8th
9th
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
10th 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
10th
11th
12th
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
13th
14th
15th
16th
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Rollin C. Mallary
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th 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
18th
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William C. Bradley
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
19th 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
20th
21st
22nd
Elected in 1827 on the third ballot.
Re-elected in 1828.
Died.
Vacant May 16, 1832 –
December 31, 1832
22nd
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Hiland Hall
Anti-Jacksonian January 1, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
22nd
23rd
24th
25th
26th
27th
Elected in 1833 to finish Hunt's term on the fourth ballot.
Re-elected in 1834.
Re-elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838 as a Whig.
Re-elected in 1840.
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
28th
29th
Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1844.
Retired.
1843–1853
[data unknown/missing]
William Henry Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
Elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Lost re-election.
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Ahiman L. Miner
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
Retired.
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James Meacham
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd
34th
Redistricted from the 3rd district and re-elected in 1852.
Re-elected in 1854.
Died.
1853–1863
[data unknown/missing]
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
August 23, 1856
Vacant August 24, 1856 –
November 30, 1856
34th
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George T. Hodges
Republican December 1, 1856 –
March 3, 1857
Elected to finish Meacham's term.
Retired.
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Eliakim P. Walton
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
35th
36th
37th
Elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Retired.
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Frederick E. Woodbridge
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
38th
39th
40th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
Retired.
1863–1873
[data unknown/missing]
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Charles W. Willard
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
41st
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Lost re-election.
1873–1883
[data unknown/missing]
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Charles H. Joyce
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
44th
45th
46th
47th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Retired.
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John W. Stewart
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1891
48th
49th
50th
51st
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Retired.
1883–1893
[data unknown/missing]
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H. Henry Powers
Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1901
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Lost re-election.
1893–1903
[data unknown/missing]
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David J. Foster
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 21, 1912
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Died.
1903–1913
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant March 22, 1912 –
July 29, 1912
62nd
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Frank L. Greene
Republican July 30, 1912 –
March 3, 1923
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
Elected to finish Foster's term.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
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
68th Elected in 1922.
Retired.
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Elbert S. Brigham
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1931
69th
70th
71st
Elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Retired.
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John E. Weeks
Republican March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
72nd Elected in 1930.
Retired.
District eliminated March 3, 1933

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