Indiana Territory's at-large congressional district

The Indiana Territory's at-large congressional district encompassed the entire area of the Indiana Territory.

Indiana Territory's at-large congressional district
Obsolete district
Delegate
  N/A
Created1805, as a non-voting delegate was granted by Congress
Eliminated1816, as a result of statehood
Years active1805–1816
The Indiana Territory shown between 1800 and 1819.

A delegate to the United States Congress was elected from this district.

The territory was created from portions of the Northwest Territory leading up to the State of Ohio achieving statehood.

List of delegates representing the districtEdit

The territory sent one non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives.

Delegate Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
 
Benjamin Parke
Federalist December 12, 1805 –
March 1, 1808
9th
10th
Elected in 1805.
Re-elected September 3, 1807.[1]
Resigned to serve on the staff of Governor of Indiana Territory.[2][3][4]
Vacant March 1, 1808 –
October 22, 1808
10th
 
Jesse Burgess Thomas
Democratic-Republican October 22, 1808 –
March 3, 1809
Elected October 22, 1808 to finish the vacant term.[5]
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant March 4, 1809 –
November 27, 1809
11th
 
Jonathan Jennings
Democratic-Republican November 27, 1809 –
December 11, 1816
11th
12th
13th
14th
Elected in 1809.[6]
Re-elected in 1811.[7]
Re-elected in 1812.[8]
Re-elected August 1, 1814.[9]
Retired to become Governor of Indiana when statehood achieved.

The area of Indiana Territory was reduced in 1805 by the creation of Michigan Territory, and again in 1809 by the creation of Illinois Territory.

Indiana becomes a state of the UnionEdit

On December 11, 1816, Indiana was admitted into the Union as a state.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://elections.lib.tufts.edu/catalog/t722h989n
  2. ^ William Wesley Woollen (1975). Biographical and Historical Sketches of Early Indiana. Mid-American Frontier (reprint of 1883 ed.). New York: Arno Press. p. 384. OCLC 1218324.
  3. ^ "Parke, Benjamin". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Parke, Benjamin, (1777 – 1835)". Biographical Directory of Congress. United States Congress. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  5. ^ https://elections.lib.tufts.edu/catalog/k3569525k
  6. ^ https://elections.lib.tufts.edu/catalog/3484zh48v
  7. ^ https://elections.lib.tufts.edu/catalog/j098zb616
  8. ^ https://elections.lib.tufts.edu/catalog/6969z141z
  9. ^ https://elections.lib.tufts.edu/catalog/kh04dq48r

Coordinates: 42°N 88°W / 42°N 88°W / 42; -88