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Arkansas's at-large congressional district

Arkansas's at-large congressional district was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in Arkansas from 1836 to 1885.

Upon achieving statehood, Arkansas elected its sole representative statewide at-large. For two Congresses in the mid- to late-19th century, Arkansas elected one of its representatives statewide on a general ticket, with the remaining elected from districts

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created August 1, 1836 after achieving statehood
 
Archibald Yell
Jacksonian December 14, 1836 –
March 3, 1839
24th
25th
Elected in 1836 to finish the short term.
Re-elected in 1837.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic
Edward Cross Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1845
26th
27th
28th
Elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
Re-elected in 1842.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Archibald Yell
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
July 1, 1846
29th Elected in 1844.
Resigned to serve in the United States Volunteers.
Vacant July 1, 1846 –
February 6, 1847
Thomas W. Newton Whig February 6, 1847 –
March 3, 1847
Elected to finish Yell's term.
Retired.
 
Robert W. Johnson
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
30th
31st
32nd
Elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1851.
Retired.
Seat inactive. March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1873
33rd
34th
35th
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
41st
42nd
 
William J. Hynes
Liberal Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
Lost re-election.
Seat inactive. March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
44th
45th
46th
47th
 
Clifton R. Breckinridge
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
Seat eliminated March 4, 1885

ReferencesEdit

  • Election Statistics 1920-present Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • 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