Mississippi's At-large congressional district


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.

Contents

List of representatives

1817-1847: One seat, then two, then four

Congress 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
15th December 10, 1817 District created
December 10, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
George Poindexter Democratic-Republican Elected in 1817

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
16th March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Christopher Rankin Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818
17th March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Re-elected in 1820
18th March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jacksonian Republican Re-elected in 1822
19th 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. You can help!]
Resigned
20th March 4, 1827 –
July 10, 1828
July 10, 1828 –
October 21, 1828
Vacant
October 21, 1828 –
March 3, 1829
Thomas Hinds Jacksonian
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21st March 3, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
22nd March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Franklin E. Plummer Jacksonian Elected in 1830
23rd March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Re-elected in 1832

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Harry Cage Jacksonian Elected in 1832
24th March 4, 1835 –
July 31, 1836
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 Jacksonian
25th 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 30, 1838
Vacant Vacant
May 30, 1838 –
March 3, 1839
Thomas J. Word Whig Seargent S. Prentiss Whig
26th March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
Albert G. Brown Democratic Elected in 1838 Jacob Thompson Democratic Elected in 1838
27th March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
William M. Gwin Democratic Elected in 1840 Re-elected in 1840
28th 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
29th 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

1847 – 1853: No seats

After 1846 election, Mississippi elected all its representatives in districts until 1853.

1853 – 1855: One seat

In 1853, one representative was elected at-large, the remainder from districts.

Name Years of service Party Notes
William Barksdale March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1855 Democratic Redistricted to the 3rd district
District inactive March 3, 1855 - present

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