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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 ↑ Electoral history District location
 
William D. Williamson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
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
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
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
[Data unknown/missing.]
1833 – 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant March 4, 1841 –
May 31, 1841
David Bronson Whig May 31, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Freeman H. Morse
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
John D. McCrate Democratic-States Rights March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Franklin Clark Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Rufus K. Goodenow Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles Andrews Democratic March 4, 1851 –
April 30, 1852
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 30, 1852 –
June 25, 1852
Isaac Reed Whig June 25, 1852 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel P. Benson
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Freeman H. Morse
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Anson P. Morrill
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John H. Rice
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John A. Peters
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel F. Hersey
Republican March 4, 1873 –
February 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant February 3, 1875 –
September 13, 1875
 
Harris M. Plaisted
Republican September 13, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Llewellyn Powers
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George Washington Ladd
Greenback March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
At-large districts used 1883 –
1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles A. Boutelle
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1901
Redistricted from the at-large district.
resigned.
Vacant March 4, 1901 –
April 8, 1901
 
Llewellyn Powers
Republican April 8, 1901 –
July 28, 1908
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant July 28, 1908 –
November 3, 1908
 
Frank E. Guernsey
Republican November 3, 1908 –
March 3, 1917
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ira G. Hersey
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1929
[Data unknown/missing.]
Donald F. Snow Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
[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