Mississippi's at-large congressional district

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

1817-1855: One seat, then two, then four, then none, then one

Cong
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
December 10, 1817 District created
December 10, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
George Poindexter Democratic-Republican Elected in 1817

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No 2nd seat No 3rd seat No 4th seat
March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Christopher Rankin Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818
March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Re-elected in 1820
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jacksonian Republican Re-elected in 1822
March 4, 1825 –
March 14, 1826
style="background:" | Jacksonian Re-elected in 1824

Died
March 14, 1826 –
July 10, 1826
Vacant
July 10, 1826 –
March 3, 1827
William Haile rowspan=2 style="background:" | Jacksonian [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Resigned
March 4, 1827 –
July 10, 1828
July 10, 1828 –
October 21, 1828
Vacant
October 21, 1828 –
March 3, 1829
Thomas Hinds rowspan=2 style="background:" | Jacksonian
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 3, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Franklin E. Plummer rowspan=2 style="background:" | Jacksonian Elected in 1829
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Re-elected in 1832

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Harry Cage style="background:" | Jacksonian Elected in 1832
March 4, 1835 –
July 31, 1836
John F. H. Claiborne rowspan=3 style="background:" | 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 style="background:" | Jacksonian
March 4, 1837 –
July 17, 1837
Vacant Vacant
July 18, 1837 –
February 5, 1838
John F. H. Claiborne Democratic Failure to elect, seat declared vacant Samuel J. Gholson Democratic Faiure 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
March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
Albert G. Brown Democratic Elected in 1838 Jacob Thompson Democratic Elected in 1838
March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
William M. Gwin Democratic Elected in 1840 Re-elected in 1840
March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
William H. Hammett Democratic Elected in 1842 Re-elected in 1842 Robert W. Roberts Democratic Elected in 1842 Tilghman Tucker Democratic Elected in 1842
March 4, 1845 –
June 1846
Stephen Adams Democratic Elected in 1844 Re-elected in 1844

Redistricted to the 1st district
Re-elected in 1844 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
March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
No at-large seats.

Starting with the 1846 election, Mississippi elected all its representatives in districts until 1853.
March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
William Barksdale Democratic Redistricted to the 3rd district In 1852, one representative was elected at-large, the remainder from districts.

References

  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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