Minnesota Territory's at-large congressional district

Before statehood, Minnesota Territory sent a non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives.

Minnesota Territory's at-large congressional district
Obsolete district
Delegate
  N/A
Created1849, as a non-voting delegate was granted by Congress
Eliminated1858, as a result of statehood
Years active1849–1858

List of delegates representing the districtEdit

Delegate Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 3, 1849
 
Henry Hastings Sibley
Democratic July 7, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
Elected in 1849 and seated December 3, 1849.
Re-elected in 1850.
Retired.
 
Henry Mower Rice
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1857
33rd
34th
Elected in 1852.
Re-elected in 1854.
Retired.
William W. Kingsbury Democratic March 4, 1857 –
May 11, 1858
35th Elected in 1856.
Retired when district eliminated.
District eliminated May 11, 1858

Elimination upon statehoodEdit

The seat was eliminated after Minnesota was admitted to the Union. Western portions of the territory fell unorganized until re-organization in the Dakota Territory in 1861.

ReferencesEdit

  • "Our Campaigns - United States - Minnesota Territory - MN Territorial Delegate". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2020-12-15.