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Maine's 4th congressional district

Maine's 4th congressional district was a congressional district in Maine. It was created in 1821 after Maine achieved statehood in 1820 due to the result of the ratification of the Missouri Compromise. It was eliminated in 1933 after the 1930 U.S. Census. Its last congressman was Donald F. Snow.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years ↑ Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
 
William D. Williamson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Redistricted from the Massachusetts's 18th district and re-elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 7th district and lost re-election.
1821 – 1823
Hancock, Penobscot, and Washington counties
Joshua Cushman Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th Redistricted from the 6th district and elected in 1823 on the second ballot.
Lost re-election.
1823 – 1833
Kennebec and Lincoln counties
 
Peleg Sprague
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
19th
20th
Elected in 1825 on the third ballot.
Re-elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828 but resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant March 4, 1829 –
July 20, 1829
 
George Evans
Anti-Jacksonian July 20, 1829 –
March 3, 1837
21st
22nd
23rd
24th
25th
26th
Elected July 20, 1829 to finish Sprague's term and seated December 7, 1829.
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
1833 – 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
Vacant March 4, 1841 –
May 31, 1841
David Bronson Whig May 31, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Freeman H. Morse
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th [Data unknown/missing.]
John D. McCrate Democratic-States Rights March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th [Data unknown/missing.]
Franklin Clark Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
Rufus K. Goodenow Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
Charles Andrews Democratic March 4, 1851 –
April 30, 1852
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 30, 1852 –
June 25, 1852
Isaac Reed Whig June 25, 1852 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel P. Benson
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Freeman H. Morse
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Anson P. Morrill
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
John H. Rice
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John A. Peters
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
40th
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel F. Hersey
Republican March 4, 1873 –
February 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant February 3, 1875 –
September 13, 1875
 
Harris M. Plaisted
Republican September 13, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Llewellyn Powers
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
George Washington Ladd
Greenback March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
At-large districts used 1883 –
1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles A. Boutelle
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1901
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
Redistricted from the at-large district.
resigned.
Vacant March 4, 1901 –
April 8, 1901
 
Llewellyn Powers
Republican April 8, 1901 –
July 28, 1908
57th
58th
59th
60th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant July 28, 1908 –
November 3, 1908
 
Frank E. Guernsey
Republican November 3, 1908 –
March 3, 1917
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ira G. Hersey
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1929
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Donald F. Snow Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
District eliminated March 3, 1933

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