Virginia's at-large congressional seat

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48th Congress[edit]

After the 1880 census, a tenth seat in the United States House of Representatives was added to Virginia's nine districts. For the 48th Congress (March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1885), that seat was elected at-large statewide. In 1885, Virginia redistricted its seats into ten geographic districts, thereby eliminating the at-large seat.

73rd Congress[edit]

For the 73rd Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935), Virginia elected all of its representatives at-large (i.e., statewide). The district format returned in the election to the 74th Congress (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937) and has remained in effect ever since.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1883
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John S. Wise
Readjuster March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [data unknown/missing]
Retired.
District inactive March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1933
[data unknown/missing]
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S. Otis Bland
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd Redistricted from and to the 1st district.
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Colgate Darden
Democratic [data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
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Andrew J. Montague
Democratic Redistricted from and to the 3rd district.
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Patrick H. Drewry
Democratic Redistricted from and to the 4th district.
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Thomas G. Burch
Democratic Redistricted from and to the 5th district.
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Clifton A. Woodrum
Democratic Redistricted from and to the 6th district.
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A. Willis Robertson
Democratic [data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
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Howard W. Smith
Democratic Redistricted from and to the 8th district.
John W. Flannagan Jr. Democratic Redistricted from and to the 9th district.
District eliminated January 3, 1935

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