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Maine's 5th congressional district

Maine's 5th congressional district was a congressional district in Maine. It was created in 1821 after Maine achieved statehood in 1820. It was eliminated in 1883. Its last congressman was Thompson Henry Murch.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years ↑ Electoral history District location
Ebenezer Herrick Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
1821 – 1823
Kennebec County (partial) and Lincoln County (partial)[1]
 
Enoch Lincoln
Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1824.
Resigned.
1823 – 1833
Cumberland County (partial), Kennebec County (partial), Lincoln County (partial), Oxford County (partial)[2]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
January 1826
Vacant January 1826 –
September 11, 1826
James W. Ripley Jacksonian September 11, 1826 –
March 12, 1830
Elected in 1826.
Elected September 11, 1826 to finish Lincoln's term and seated December 4, 1826.
Resigned.
Vacant March 12, 1830 –
December 6, 1830
Cornelius Holland Jacksonian December 6, 1830 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Moses Mason Jr. Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Timothy J. Carter Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 14, 1838
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant March 14, 1838 –
May 29, 1838
 
Virgil D. Parris
Democratic May 29, 1838 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Nathaniel Littlefield
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin White Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
Cullen Sawtelle Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Ephraim K. Smart Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Cullen Sawtelle Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
Ephraim K. Smart Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Israel Washburn Jr.
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1855 –
January 1, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected Governor of Maine.
Vacant January 1, 1861 –
January 2, 1861
 
Stephen Coburn
Republican January 2, 1861 –
March 3, 1861
Elected to finish Washburn's term.
Retired.
 
John H. Rice
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
 
Frederick A. Pike
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
Redistricted from the 6th district.
Lost renomination.
 
Eugene Hale
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Thompson Henry Murch
Greenback March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the at-large district and lost re-election.
District eliminated March 3, 1883
Member Party Years Electoral history

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