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Montana's 2nd congressional district

From 1913 to 1993, Montana had two congressional districts. From 1913 to 1919, those seats were elected statewide At-large on a general ticket. After 1919, however, the state was divided into geographical districts. The 2nd covered the eastern part of the state, including Billings, Glendive, Miles City and other towns.

After 1993, the second seat was eliminated and the remaining seat was elected At-large.

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Notes
District created March 4, 1919.
  Carl W. Riddick Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
  Scott Leavitt Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932
  Roy E. Ayers Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
Retired to run for Governor of Montana.
  James F. O'Connor Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 15, 1945
Died.
Vacant
  Wesley A. D'Ewart Republican June 5, 1945 –
January 3, 1955
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
  Orvin B. Fjare Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1957
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
  LeRoy H. Anderson Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1961
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
  James F. Battin Republican January 3, 1961 –
February 27, 1969
Resigned to become judge of the U.S. District Court of Montana.
Vacant
  John Melcher Democratic June 24, 1969 –
January 3, 1977
First elected to finish Battin's term.

Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
  Ron Marlenee Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1993
District eliminated
Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in Montana's at-large congressional district
District eliminated January 3, 1993.

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