Open main menu

Maine's 3rd congressional district

Maine's 3rd congressional district is an obsolete congressional district. It was created in 1821 after Maine achieved statehood in 1820 as part of the enactment of the Missouri Compromise. It was eliminated in 1963 after the 1960 U.S. Census. Its last congressman was Clifford McIntire.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years ↑ Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
Mark Langdon Hill Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Redistricted from Massachusetts's 16th district and re-elected in 1821.
Lost re-election.
1821 – 1823
Hancock County: Deer Isle, Isleborough, Lincolnville, Northport, Vinalhaven; Lincoln County: Alna, Bath, Booth Bay, Bristol, Camden, Cushing, Edgecomb, Friendship, Georgetown, New Castle, Nobleborough, Phillipsburg, Saint George, Thomastown, Topsham, Waldoborough, Warren, Wiscasset, Woolwich
Ebenezer Herrick Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1823 on the third ballot.
Re-elected in 1825 on the fourth ballot.
Retired.
1823 – 1833
Lincoln County: Alna, Bath, Boothbay, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Bristol, Camden, Cushing, Dresden, Edgecomb, Friendship, Georgetown, Hope, Nobleborough, Jefferson, New Castle, Phipsburg, Richmond, Saint George, Thomaston, Topsham, Union, Waldoborough, Warren, Whitefield, Wiscasset, Woolwich
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Joseph F. Wingate Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1831
20th
21st
Elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edward Kavanagh
Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1835
22nd
23rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
1833 – 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jeremiah Bailey Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jonathan Cilley
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
February 24, 1838
25th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant February 24, 1838 –
April 28, 1838
Edward Robinson Whig April 28, 1838 –
March 3, 1839
25th [Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin Randall Whig March 3, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Luther Severance
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1843 – 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Hiram Belcher
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
John Otis Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
Robert Goodenow Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
E. Wilder Farley Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.] 1853 – 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ebenezer Knowlton
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Nehemiah Abbott
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ezra B. French
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel C. Fessenden
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
James G. Blaine
Republican March 4, 1863 –
July 10, 1876
38th
39th
40th
41st
42nd
43rd
44th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
1863 – 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
1873 – 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant July 10, 1876 –
December 4, 1876
 
Edwin Flye
Republican December 4, 1876 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Stephen Decatur Lindsey
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
45th
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
At-large districts used 1883–1885
 
Seth Milliken
Republican March 4, 1885 –
April 18, 1897
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
Redistricted from the at-large district.
Died.
1885 – 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
1893 – 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant April 18, 1897 –
June 21, 1897
 
Edwin C. Burleigh
Republican June 21, 1897 –
March 3, 1911
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
1903 – 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel W. Gould
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Forrest Goodwin
Republican March 4, 1913 –
May 28, 1913
63rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1913 – 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant May 28, 1913 –
September 9, 1913
 
John A. Peters
Republican September 9, 1913 –
January 2, 1922
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.
Vacant January 2, 1922 –
March 20, 1922
 
John E. Nelson
Republican March 20, 1922 –
March 3, 1933
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John G. Utterback
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd [Data unknown/missing.] 1933 – 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ralph Owen Brewster
Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
74th
75th
76th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Frank Fellows
Republican January 3, 1941 –
August 27, 1951
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1943 – 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant August 27, 1951 –
October 22, 1951
 
Clifford McIntire
Republican October 22, 1951 –
January 3, 1963
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
1953 – 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
District eliminated January 3, 1963

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
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
New York's 24th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1875
Succeeded by
Indiana's 3rd congressional district