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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 ↑ Electoral history District location
Mark Langdon Hill Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
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
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 Adams March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
Elected in 1826.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
 
Edward Kavanagh
Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
1833 – 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jeremiah Bailey Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jonathan Cilley
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
February 24, 1838
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant February 24, 1838 –
April 28, 1838
Edward Robinson Whig April 28, 1838 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin Randall Whig March 3, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Luther Severance
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.] 1843 – 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Hiram Belcher
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Otis Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert Goodenow Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
E. Wilder Farley Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.] 1853 – 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ebenezer Knowlton
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Nehemiah Abbott
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ezra B. French
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel C. Fessenden
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James G. Blaine
Republican March 4, 1863 –
July 10, 1876
[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
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Stephen Decatur Lindsey
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
At-large districts used 1883–1885
 
Seth Milliken
Republican March 4, 1885 –
April 18, 1897
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
[Data unknown/missing.]
1903 – 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel W. Gould
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Forrest Goodwin
Republican March 4, 1913 –
May 28, 1913
[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
[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
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John G. Utterback
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing.] 1933 – 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ralph Owen Brewster
Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Frank Fellows
Republican January 3, 1941 –
August 27, 1951
[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
[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