Maine's at-large congressional district

When Maine became a state on March 15, 1820, it was apportioned one seat in the United States House of Representatives for the remainder of the 16th United States Congress until March 3, 1821. Starting with the 17th Congress, six more seats were reapportioned (moved, essentially) from Massachusetts and districts were established, thereby eliminating the at-large seat.

During the 48th Congress (1883–1885), Maine elected its four members of the United States House of Representatives at-large statewide, on a general ticket.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Term At-large seat
Cong
ress
Years Member Party Electoral history
16th March 15, 1820 –
December 11, 1820
John Holmes's seat moved from Massachusetts's 14th district but he resigned upon statehood (March 15, 1820) when elected U.S. Senator.
December 11, 1820 –
March 3, 1821
Joseph Dane Federalist Elected November 7, 1820 to finish Holmes's term and seated December 11, 1820.[1]
Redistricted to the 1st district.
Term Seat A Seat B Seat C Seat D
Cong
ress
Years Member Party Electoral history Member Party Electoral history Member Party Electoral history Member Party Electoral history
48th March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
 
Thomas B. Reed
Republican Redistricted from the 1st district and re-elected in 1882.
Redistricted to the 1st district.
 
Nelson Dingley Jr.
Republican Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1882.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
 
Seth L. Milliken
Republican Elected in 1882.
Redistricted to the 3rd congressional district.
 
Charles A. Boutelle
Republican Elected in 1882.
Redistricted to the 4th congressional district.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sixteenth Congress March 4, 1819, to March 3, 1821". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved January 23, 2019 – via History.house.gov.