Colorado's at-large congressional district

The State of Colorado was represented in the United States House of Representatives by one member of the House, elected at-large from 1876 until 1893 and from 1903 until 1913, and by two members at-large from 1913 until 1915. Since the 1914 elections, all members from Colorado have been elected from congressional districts.

1876-1893Edit

Colorado was represented by only one member of the House, elected at-large state-wide, from its admission as a state until 1893.

Member Party Years Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history
District created October 3, 1876
 
James B. Belford
Republican October 3, 1876 –
December 13, 1877
44th
45th
Elected in 1876 to finish the term ending March 3, 1877.
Elected in 1876 to the next term.
Lost election contest.
 
Thomas M. Patterson
Democratic December 13, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th Won election contest.
Retired.
 
James B. Belford
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1885
46th
47th
48th
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Lost renomination.
 
George G. Symes
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Hosea Townsend
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
Elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Redistricted to the 2nd district and lost renomination.
Seat replaced by districted seats March 4, 1893

Colorado was granted a second seat in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning with the U.S. election of 1892. Colorado created two congressional districts: Colorado's 1st congressional district and Colorado's 2nd congressional district.

1903-1915Edit

Colorado was apportioned a third seat in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning with the 1902 elections. Colorado's third member of the House was elected at-large. Colorado was apportioned a fourth seat in beginning with the 1912 elections.

Years Cong
ress(es)
Seat A Seat B
Member Party Electoral history Member Party Electoral history
March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
 
Franklin Eli Brooks
Republican Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Retired.
March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
60th  
George W. Cook
Republican Elected in 1906.
Retired.
March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1913
61st
62nd
 
Edward Thomas Taylor
Democratic Elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd  
Edward Keating
Democratic Elected in 1912.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.

Colorado used four congressional districts beginning with the U.S. elections of 1914.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 39°00′N 105°30′W / 39°N 105.5°W / 39; -105.5