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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 representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Congress 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
First elected late November 7, 1865.[2]

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
First elected in 1870

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
First elected in 1880

Lost re-election
  William Woodburn Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
First elected in 1884

Retired
  Horace F. Bartine Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
51st
52nd
First elected in 1888

Retired
  Francis G. Newlands Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1903
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
First elected in 1892

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
  Clarence D. Van Duzer Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
First elected in 1902

Retired
  George A. Bartlett Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
60th
61st
First elected in 1906

Retired
  Edwin E. Roberts Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1919
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
First elected in 1910

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
  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
First elected in 1924

[Data unknown/missing.]
  James G. Scrugham Democratic March 4, 1933 –
December 7, 1942
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
First elected in 1932

Resigned after being elected to the U.S. Senate
Vacant December 7, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
  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. Senate
  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
First elected in 1948

Lost re-election
  Clarence Clifton Young Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1957
83rd
84th
First elected in 1952

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
  Walter S. Baring, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1973
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
First elected in 1956

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
First elected in 1974

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
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