Virginia's at-large congressional seat
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.
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 representatives
|District created||March 4, 1883|
|John S. Wise||Readjuster||March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1885||48th||Retired|
|District inactive||March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1933|
|S. Otis Bland||Democratic||March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935||73rd||Redistricted from and to the 1st district|
|Colgate Darden||Democratic||Redistricted to the 2nd district|
|Andrew J. Montague||Democratic||Redistricted from and to the 3rd district|
|Patrick H. Drewry||Democratic||Redistricted from and to the 4th district|
|Thomas G. Burch||Democratic||Redistricted from and to the 5th district|
|Clifton A. Woodrum||Democratic||Redistricted from and to the 6th district|
|A. Willis Robertson||Democratic||Redistricted to the 7th district|
|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|
- 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