New Hampshire's 3rd congressional district

New Hampshire's 3rd congressional district is an obsolete district. It was organized from the State's At-Large District in 1847. It was eliminated after the 1880 Census. The last representative serving the district was Ossian Ray.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member District home Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District organized in 1847.
 
James Wilson II
Keene Whig March 4, 1847 –
September 9, 1850
30th
31st
[Data unknown/missing]
Resigned.
Vacant September 9, 1850 –
October 8, 1850
31st
 
George W. Morrison
Manchester Democratic October 8, 1850 –
March 3, 1851
Elected to finish Wilson's term.
Lost re-election.
Jared Perkins [Data unknown/missing] Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
 
Harry Hibbard
[Data unknown/missing] Democratic March 3, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing]
Retired.
 
Aaron H. Cragin
Bradford American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th
35th
[Data unknown/missing]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
 
Thomas M. Edwards
[Data unknown/missing] Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
[Data unknown/missing]
Retired.
 
James W. Patterson
[Data unknown/missing] Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
Elected to US Senate from New Hampshire
 
Jacob Benton
[Data unknown/missing] Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing]
Retired.
 
Hosea Washington Parker
Claremont Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
[Data unknown/missing]
Lost re-election.
 
Henry W. Blair
[Data unknown/missing] Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
44th
45th
[Data unknown/missing]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Evarts Worcester Farr
Littleton Republican March 4, 1879 –
November 30, 1880
46th Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880 but died before the next term began.
Vacant November 30, 1880 –
January 8, 1881
 
Ossian Ray
[Data unknown/missing] Republican January 8, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
Elected December 28, 1880 to finish Farr's term and seated January 8, 1881.
Also elected December 28, 1880 to the next term.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
District eliminated.

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