Nebraska's at-large congressional district

From statehood in 1867 until 1883, Nebraska had only one congressional district. Its representative was elected at-large statewide.

In 1883, after the 1880 census, Nebraska was apportioned more representatives who were elected from geographically based districts, thereby obviating the need for an at-large representative.

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years of Service Cong
ress
Notes
District created March 2, 1867
 
Turner M. Marquett
Republican March 2, 1867 – March 3, 1867 39th
 
John Taffe
Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873 40th
41st
42nd
 
Lorenzo Crounse
Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877 43rd
44th
 
Frank Welch
Republican March 4, 1877 – September 4, 1878 45th Died
 
Thomas Jefferson Majors
Republican November 5, 1878 – March 3, 1879 45th
 
Edward K. Valentine
Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883 46th
47th
Redistricted to the 3rd district
District eliminated March 4, 1883

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