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 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.
Retired.
 
Edward Kavanagh
Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1835
22nd
23rd
Elected in 1830.
Re-elected in 1833.
Lost re-election.
1833 – 1843
[data unknown/missing]
Jeremiah Bailey Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th Elected in 1834.
Lost re-election.
 
Jonathan Cilley
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
February 24, 1838
25th Elected in 1836.
Died.
Vacant February 24, 1838 –
April 28, 1838
Edward Robinson Whig April 28, 1838 –
March 3, 1839
Elected to finish Cilley's term.
Retired.
Benjamin Randall Whig March 3, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
Retired.
 
Luther Severance
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1844.
Retired.
1843 – 1853
[data unknown/missing]
 
Hiram Belcher
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1846.
Retired.
John Otis Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1848.
Retired.
Robert Goodenow Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
Lost renomination.
E. Wilder Farley Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
Lost re-election.
1853 – 1863
[data unknown/missing]
 
Ebenezer Knowlton
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
Retired.
 
Nehemiah Abbott
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
Retired.
 
Ezra B. French
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th Elected in 1858.
Retired.
 
Samuel C. Fessenden
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1860.
Retired.
 
James G. Blaine
Republican March 4, 1863 –
July 10, 1876
38th
39th
40th
41st
42nd
43rd
44th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
1863 – 1873
[data unknown/missing]
1873 – 1883
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant July 10, 1876 –
December 4, 1876
44th
 
Edwin Flye
Republican December 4, 1876 –
March 3, 1877
Elected to finish Blaine's term.
Retired.
 
Stephen Decatur Lindsey
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
45th
46th
47th
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Retired.
At-large districts used March 3, 1883 –
March 4, 1885
48th
 
Seth Milliken
Republican March 4, 1885 –
April 18, 1897
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Died.
1885 – 1893
[data unknown/missing]
1893 – 1903
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant April 18, 1897 –
June 21, 1897
55th
 
Edwin C. Burleigh
Republican June 21, 1897 –
March 3, 1911
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
Elected to finish Milliken's term.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Lost re-election.
1903 – 1913
[data unknown/missing]
 
Samuel W. Gould
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd Elected in 1910.
Lost re-election.
 
Forrest Goodwin
Republican March 4, 1913 –
May 28, 1913
63rd Elected in 1912.
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
Elected to finish Goodwin's term.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Resigned when appointed Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.
Vacant January 2, 1922 –
March 20, 1922
67th
 
John E. Nelson
Republican March 20, 1922 –
March 3, 1933
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected to finish Peters's term.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost re-election.
 
John G. Utterback
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd Elected in 1932.
Lost re-election.
1933 – 1943
[data unknown/missing]
 
Ralph O. Brewster
Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
74th
75th
76th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Frank Fellows
Republican January 3, 1941 –
August 27, 1951
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Died.
1943 – 1953
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant August 27, 1951 –
October 22, 1951
82nd
 
Clifford McIntire
Republican October 22, 1951 –
January 3, 1963
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected to finish Fellows's term.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
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 Home district of the Speaker of the House
March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1875
Succeeded by