Dakota Territory's at-large congressional district

Dakota Territory's at-large congressional district is an obsolete congressional district that encompassed the entire Dakota Territory prior to admission to the Union. The district elected a delegate to the United States Congress.

Dakota Territory's at-large congressional district
Obsolete district
Delegate
  N/A
Created1861, as a non-voting delegate was granted by Congress
Eliminated1889, as a result of statehood as North Dakota and South Dakota
Years active1861–1889
Dakota Territory, 1861-1889

From 1861 to 1889, Dakota Territory (which later became the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, and parts of Idaho, Wyoming, and Nebraska) sent a single non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives.

Over time, parts of the Territory were divided into Idaho Territory, Wyoming Territory, and Nebraska Territory. On November 2, 1889, the remaining Territory was split between the new states of North Dakota and South Dakota.

List of delegates representing the districtEdit

Delegate
(Residence)
Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
 
John Blair Smith Todd
(Yankton)
Democratic December 9, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1861.
Lost re-election.
 
William Jayne
(Yankton)
Republican March 4, 1863 –
June 17, 1864
38th Elected in 1862.
Lost election contest.
 
John Blair Smith Todd
(Yankton)
Democratic June 17, 1864 –
March 3, 1865
Won election contest.
Lost re-election.
 
Walter A. Burleigh
(Yankton)
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
39th
40th
Elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
Lost re-election.
 
Solomon Lewis Spink
(Yankton)
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st Elected in 1868.
Lost re-election.
 
Moses K. Armstrong
(Yankton)
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Lost re-election.
 
Jefferson P. Kidder
(Vermillion)
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
44th
45th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Lost renomination.
 
Granville G. Bennett
(Deadwood)
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
Retired.
 
Richard F. Pettigrew
(Sioux Falls)
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th Elected in 1880.
Lost re-election.
 
John B. Raymond
(Fargo)
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
Lost renomination.
 
Oscar S. Gifford
(Canton)
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Retired.
George A. Mathews
(Brookings)
Republican March 4, 1889 –
November 2, 1889
51st Elected in 1888.
District abolished upon statehood.

ReferencesEdit

  • "Our Campaigns - United States - Territory of Dakota - DK Congressional Delegate". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2020-08-28.

Coordinates: 46°N 104°W / 46°N 104°W / 46; -104