Mississippi's at-large congressional district

The U.S. state of Mississippi's at-large congressional district existed from December 10, 1817, when it was admitted to the Union until 1847, when representatives were elected in districts.

Mississippi briefly elected an at-large representative from 1853 to 1855, in addition to having the rest of the delegation elected from districts.

List of representativesEdit

1817-1855: One seat, then two, then four, then none, then oneEdit

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B Seat C Seat D
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
15th December 10, 1817 District created
December 10, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
 
George Poindexter
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1817.
Retired.
No 2nd seat No 3rd seat No 4th seat
16th March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Christopher Rankin Democratic-Republican[a] Elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1820.
Re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Died.
17th March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
18th March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
19th March 4, 1825 –
March 14, 1826
Jacksonian
March 14, 1826 –
July 10, 1826
Vacant
July 10, 1826 –
March 3, 1827
William Haile Jacksonian Elected July 11, 1826 to finish Rankin's term and seated December 4, 1826.
Re-elected later in 1826.
Resigned.
20th March 4, 1827 –
July 10, 1828
July 10, 1828 –
October 21, 1828
Vacant
October 21, 1828 –
March 3, 1829
 
Thomas Hinds
Jacksonian Elected October 20, 1828 to finish Haile's term and seated December 8, 1828.
Elected August 4–5, 1828 to the next term.
Retired.
21st March 3, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
22nd March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Franklin E. Plummer Jacksonian Elected in 1830.
Re-elected in 1832.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
23rd March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Harry Cage Jacksonian Elected in 1832.
Retired.
24th March 4, 1835 –
July 31, 1836
 
John F. H. Claiborne
Jacksonian Elected in 1835.
Re-elected in 1837 but election was invalidated.
David Dickson Anti-Jacksonian Elected in 1835.
Died.
July 31, 1836 –
January 7, 1837
Vacant
January 7, 1837 –
March 3, 1837
 
Samuel J. Gholson
Jacksonian Elected November 7, 1836 to finish Dickson's term and seated January 7, 1837.[1]
Re-elected in 1837 but election was invalidated.
25th March 4, 1837 –
July 17, 1837
Vacant Vacant
July 18, 1837 –
February 5, 1838
 
John F. H. Claiborne
Democratic Credentials presented but election successfully contest and seat declared vacant.  
Samuel J. Gholson
Democratic Credentials presented but election successfully contest and seat declared vacant.
February 5, 1838 –
May 29, 1838
Vacant Vacant
May 29, 1838 –
March 3, 1839
Seargent S. Prentiss Whig Elected to finish Claiborne's term.
Retired.
Thomas J. Word Whig Elected to finish Gholson's term.
Retired.
26th March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
 
Jacob Thompson
Democratic Elected in 1839.
Re-elected in 1841.
Re-elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
Redistricted to the 1st district.
 
Albert G. Brown
Democratic Elected in 1839.
Retired.
27th March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
 
William M. Gwin
Democratic Elected in 1841.
Renominated but declined.
28th March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
William H. Hammett Democratic Elected in 1843.
Retired.
Robert W. Roberts Democratic Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
Redistricted to the 3rd district and lost re-election..
 
Tilghman Tucker
Democratic Elected in 1843.
Retired.
29th March 4, 1845 –
June 1846
 
Stephen Adams
Democratic Elected in 1845.
Retired.
 
Jefferson Davis
Democratic Elected in 1845.
Resigned to command regiment in Mexican–American War.
June 1846 –
January 26, 1847
Vacant
January 26, 1847 –
March 3, 1847
Henry T. Ellett Democratic Elected to finish Davis's term.
Retired.
29th March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
No at-large seats.
Starting with the 1847 election, Mississippi elected all its representatives in districts until 1853.
31st March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
32nd March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
33rd March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
 
William Barksdale
Democratic Elected in 1853.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
In 1852, one representative was elected at-large, the remainder from districts.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Supported the Jackson faction in the 1824 United States presidential election.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Twenty-Fourth Congress March 4, 1835, to March 3, 1837". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved August 12, 2019.

Coordinates: 32°47′01″N 89°36′41″W / 32.783745°N 89.611309°W / 32.783745; -89.611309