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 Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th Redistricted from the 6th district and re-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
21st
 
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.
Re-elected in 1830.
Re-elected in 1833.
Re-elected in 1834.
Re-elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840 but 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
27th
David Bronson Whig May 31, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Elected to finish Evans's term.
Retired.
 
Freeman H. Morse
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Elected in 1843.
Retired.
1843 – 1853
[data unknown/missing]
John D. McCrate Democratic-States Rights March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th Elected in 1844.
Retired.
Franklin Clark Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1846.
Retired.
Rufus K. Goodenow Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1848.
Retired.
Charles Andrews Democratic March 4, 1851 –
April 30, 1852
32nd Elected in 1850.
Died.
Vacant April 30, 1852 –
June 25, 1852
Isaac Reed Whig June 25, 1852 –
March 3, 1853
Elected to finish Andrews's term.
Retired.
 
Samuel P. Benson
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
Re-elected in 1854.
Retired.
1843 – 1853
[data unknown/missing]
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th
 
Freeman H. Morse
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
Elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Retired.
 
Anson P. Morrill
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1860.
Retired.
 
John H. Rice
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Retired.
1863 – 1873
[data unknown/missing]
 
John A. Peters
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
40th
41st
42nd
Elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
Retired.
 
Samuel F. Hersey
Republican March 4, 1873 –
February 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874 but died before next term.
1873 – 1883
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant February 3, 1875 –
September 13, 1875
43rd
44th
 
Harris M. Plaisted
Republican September 13, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected to finish Hersey's term.
Retired.
 
Llewellyn Powers
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
Lost re-election.
 
George Washington Ladd
Greenback March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Redistricted to the at-large district and lost re-election.
Inactive March 3, 1883 –
March 4, 1885
48th At-large districts used
 
Charles A. Boutelle
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1901
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
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.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900 but resigned before next term.
1885 – 1893
[data unknown/missing]
1893 – 1903
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant March 4, 1901 –
April 8, 1901
57th
 
Llewellyn Powers
Republican April 8, 1901 –
July 28, 1908
57th
58th
59th
60th
Elected to finish Boutelle's term.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Died.
1903 – 1913
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant July 28, 1908 –
November 3, 1908
60th
 
Frank E. Guernsey
Republican November 3, 1908 –
March 3, 1917
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
Elected to finish Powers's term.
Also elected to the next full term.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
1913 – 1923
[data unknown/missing]
 
Ira G. Hersey
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1929
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
Elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Lost renomination.
1923 – 1933
[data unknown/missing]
Donald F. Snow Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
Elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the 3rd district and lost renomination.
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