Nevada's at-large congressional district

Nevada's at-large congressional district was created when Nevada was granted statehood in 1864, encompassing the entire state. It existed until 1983, when it was made obsolete by the 1980 Census and subsequent reapportionment in which Nevada was awarded a second seat in the House of Representatives. Nevada began electing two representatives from separate districts commencing with the election of 1982 and the 98th Congress.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created October 31, 1864
 
Henry G. Worthington
Republican October 31, 1864 –
March 3, 1865
38th Elected October 31, 1864.[1]
Lost renomination.[1]
 
Delos R. Ashley
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
39th
40th
Elected late November 7, 1865.[2]
Re-elected in 1866.
Retired.
 
Thomas Fitch
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st Elected in 1868.
Lost re-election.
 
Charles West Kendall
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Retired.
 
William Woodburn
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Thomas Wren
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Rollin M. Daggett
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
Lost re-election.
George Williams Cassidy Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
47th
48th
Elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Lost re-election.
 
William Woodburn
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Retired.
 
Horace F. Bartine
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
Elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Retired.
 
Francis G. Newlands
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1903
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Clarence D. Van Duzer
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Retired.
 
George A. Bartlett
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
60th
61st
Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Retired.
 
Edwin E. Roberts
Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1919
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Charles R. Evans
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
66th Elected in 1918.
Lost re-election.
 
Samuel S. Arentz
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th Elected in 1920.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator
 
Charles L. Richards
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
68th Elected in 1922.
Lost re-election.
 
Samuel S. Arentz
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
[data unknown/missing]
 
James G. Scrugham
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
December 7, 1942
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Resigned when elected U.S. senator.
Vacant December 7, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
77th
 
Maurice J. Sullivan
Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
78th Elected in 1942.
Lost renomination.
 
Berkeley L. Bunker
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th Elected in 1944.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Charles H. Russell
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th Elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
 
Walter S. Baring Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
81st
82nd
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Lost re-election.
 
Clarence Clifton Young
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1957
83rd
84th
Elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Walter S. Baring Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1973
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Lost renomination.
 
David Towell
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
93rd Elected in 1972.
Lost re-election.
 
James David Santini
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
District eliminated January 3, 1983

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b History of Nevada, p. 87.
  2. ^ History of Nevada, p. 88–89.

ReferencesEdit

  • Thompson; West (1881). History of Nevada. Oakland, California. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  • 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