New Mexico Territory's at-large congressional district is an obsolete congressional district representing the New Mexico Territory, which was created in 1850. After New Mexico's admission to the Union as the 47th state by act of Congress on January 6, 1912, this district was dissolved and replaced by New Mexico's at-large congressional district.
|New Mexico Territory's at-large congressional district|
|Created||1851, as a non-voting delegate was granted by Congress|
|Eliminated||1912, as a result of statehood|
Pre-territorial delegate Edit
While the general boundaries of the territory were established following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, Congress did not formally organize the territory right away. Despite the uncertain status of the region, political leaders met in September 1849, and elected Hugh N. Smith as its Congressional delegate. Smith presented his credentials to Congress on February 4, 1850, but the House refused to seat him, ruling that no territorial government existed and no authority to elect a delegate had been granted.
List of delegates representing the district Edit
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- "House History". Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
- "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". United States Congress. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
- "Interesting from the Plains.; ST. LOUIS, Monday, Oct. 13". The New York Times. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
- "Our Campaigns - United States - Minnesota Territory - Territory of New Mexico - NM Territorial Delegate". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved September 16, 2020. [sic]