Michigan Territory's at-large congressional district

Michigan Territory's at-large congressional district is an obsolete congressional district that encompassed the area of the Michigan Territory prior to admitting Michigan to the Union. The territory was established on June 30, 1805, from Indiana Territory. In 1819, the territory was given the authority to elect a congressional delegate until statehood in 1837.

Michigan Territory's at-large congressional district
Obsolete district
Delegate
  N/A
Created1819, as a non-voting delegate was granted by Congress
Eliminated1837, as a result of statehood
Years active1819–1837
Michigan Territory between 1818 and 1833. Showing extent of the at-large congressional district for the majority of time prior to Michigan's statehood.

List of delegates representing the districtEdit

Delegate Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history
 
William Woodbridge
Democratic-Republican[1] October 28, 1819 –
August 9, 1820
16th Elected October 28, 1819 and seated March 2, 1820.
Resigned due to family illness.
Vacant August 9, 1820 –
November 20, 1820
 
Solomon Sibley
Federalist[2][3] November 20, 1820 –
March 3, 1823
16th
17th
Elected to finish Woodbridge's term.[4]
Re-elected in 1821.[5]
Retired.
 
Gabriel Richard
Independent[6] March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th Elected in 1823.
Lost re-election.
 
Austin Eli Wing
Anti-Jacksonian[7] March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
19th
20th
Elected in 1824.
Re– elected in 1826.
Retired.
 
John Biddle
Jacksonian[8] March 4, 1829 –
February 21, 1831
21st Elected in 1828.
Retired and resigned before next term.
Vacant February 21, 1831 –
March 3, 1831
 
Austin Eli Wing
Anti-Jacksonian[7] March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd Elected in 1830.
Retired.
 
Lucius Lyon
Jacksonian[9] March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd Elected in 1832.
Retired.
 
George Wallace Jones
Jacksonian[10] March 4, 1835 –
June 15, 1836
24th Elected in 1834.
Seated as the delegate from Wisconsin Territory in December 1836. Deciding a contested election in December 1838, the House Committee on Elections determined that his service as delegate from Michigan Territory ended June 15, 1836.[11]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Formisano, Ronald P. (1971). The Birth of Mass Political Parties: Michigan, 1827-1861. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-4008-6844-5 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Burton, Clarence M., ed. (1922). The City of Detroit Michigan 1701-1922. I. Chicago, IL: S. J. Calrke Publishing Company. p. 277 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Gilman, Rhoda R. (2004). Henry Hastings Sibley: Divided Heart. Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-8735-1484-2 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "A New Nation Votes". elections.lib.tufts.edu.
  5. ^ "A New Nation Votes". elections.lib.tufts.edu.
  6. ^ Ross, Robert Budd (1907). The Early Bench and Bar of Detroit from 1805 to the End of 1850. Detroit, MI: Richard P. Joy and Clarence M. Burton. p. 9 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ a b Formisano, p. 69.
  8. ^ Bradley, Cyrus P. (April 1, 1906). "Journal of Cyrus P. Bradley". Ohio Archaeological and History Quarterly. Columbus, OH: Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society. p. 256 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ Congressional Quarterly's Desk Reference on American Government. Washington, DC: CQ Press. 1995. p. 137. ISBN 978-0-8718-7956-1 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ Rodolf, Theodore (1900). "Pioneering in Wisconsin Lead Region". Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Vol. XV. Madison, WI: Democrat Printing Company. p. 359 – via Google Books.}}
  11. ^ Hinds 1907, pp. 369–370.

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