California's at-large congressional district
After statehood was achieved September 9, 1850 until 1865, California elected its representatives statewide at-large — two representatives from September 11, 1850 to 1861, and 3 representatives from 1861 to 1865.
List of members representing the districtEdit
In these elections, the top two vote-getters (three from 1861 to 1863) were elected to the House.
The election was held November 13, 1849.
|1849 United States House of Representatives election in California|
|Independent||George Washington Wright||5,451||22.0|
|Independent||Rodman M. Price||4,040||16.3|
|Independent||P. A. Morse||2,066||8.2|
|Independent||E. J. C. Kewen||1,826||7.3|
|Independent||William M. Shepard||1,773||7.2|
|Independent||William E. Shannon||1,327||5.4|
|Independent||Peter O. Halstead||1,271||2.4|
|Independent||L. W. Hastings||215||0.9|
|Independent||Pierson B. Reading||167||0.7|
|Independent||W. H. Russell||96||0.4|
|Independent||J. S. Thompson||72||0.3|
|Independent||Kimball H. Dimmick||48||0.2|
The 1851 election was held October 7, 1851.
|1851 United States House of Representatives election in California|
|Democratic||Edward C. Marshall||24,469||27.0|
|Whig||E. J. Kewen||21,460||23.7|
|Whig||B. J. Moore||20,224||22.4|
The election was held November 2, 1852.
|1852 United States House of Representatives election in California|
|Democratic||Milton S. Latham||39,881||26.9|
|Democratic||James A. McDougall||39,387||26.5|
|Whig||P. L. Edwards||34,933||23.5|
|Whig||G. B. Tingley||34,299||23.1|
The election was held September 6, 1854.
|1854 United States House of Representatives election in California|
|Democratic||James W. Denver||36,819||22.4|
|Democratic||Philemon T. Herbert||36,542||22.4|
|Whig||G. W. Bowie||34,741||21.1|
|Democratic||James A. McDougall (Incumbent)||9,968||6.1|
|Democratic||Milton S. Latham (Incumbent)||1,843||1.1|
The election was held November 4, 1856.
|1856 United States House of Representatives election in California|
|Democratic||Joseph C. McKibbin||50,895||23.5|
|Democratic||Charles L. Scott||50,813||23.5|
|Know Nothing||B. C. Whitman||36,078||16.7|
|Know Nothing||A. B. Dibble||35,325||16.3|
|Republican||L. P. Rankin||21,975||10.2|
|Republican||J. D. Turner||21,164||9.8|
The election was held September 7, 1859.
|United States House of Representatives election in California,|
|Democratic||John C. Burch||57,665||28.4|
|Democratic||Charles L. Scott||56,998||28.1|
|Democratic||Joseph C. McKibbin (Incumbent)||43,474||21.4|
|Republican||Edward D. Baker||41,438||20.4|
|Democratic||S. A. Booker||2,969||1.5|
|Republican||P. H. Sibley||301||0.1|
The election was held September 4, 1861.
|1861 United States House of Representatives election in California|
|Republican||Timothy Guy Phelps||51,651||21.8|
|Republican||W. L. Dudley||50,692||21.4|
|Democratic||Joseph C. McKibbin||35,401||15.0|
|Democratic||D. O. Shattuck||31,712||13.4|
|Democratic||H. P. Barbers||31,591||13.4|
|Republican||Frederick F. Low||39,059||45.6|
|Democratic||J. R. Gitchell||22,530||26.3|
The election was held September 2, 1863.
|1863 United States House of Representatives election in California|
|Republican||Thomas B. Shannon||64,914||23.0|
|Democratic||John B. Weller||43,567||15.5|
California elected two at-large representatives in addition to its four representatives in districts in 1882. For these results see 1882 United States House of Representatives elections in California.
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- 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
- California Elections Page 1849
- California Elections Page 1850
- California Elections Page 1852
- California Elections Page 1854
- California Elections Page 1856
- California Elections Page 1858
- California Elections Page 1861
- California Elections Page 1862
- Dubin, Michael J. (1998). United States Congressional elections, 1788-1997 : the official results of the elections of the 1st through 105th Congresses. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1998.