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North Dakota's 1st congressional district

North Dakota's 1st congressional district is an obsolete congressional district in the state of North Dakota that existed from 1913 to 1933, and from 1963 to 1973.

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HistoryEdit

Prior to 1913, North Dakota elected two members of the United States House of Representatives at-large. Following the 1910 Census, reapportionment gave North Dakota another seat and beginning with the 1912 congressional elections, North Dakota divided its delegation into three districts.

Following the 1930 Census, North Dakota lost a seat and returned to electing two members at-large in 1933. In 1963, the state divided into two congressional districts. Following the 1970 Census, North Dakota lost another seat, and since 1973, has had only one member, elected at-large.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1913
 
Henry T. Helgesen
Republican March 4, 1913 –
April 10, 1917
Redistricted from the at-large district.
Died.
Vacant April 10, 1917 –
August 10, 1917
 
John M. Baer
Nonpartisan League August 10, 1917 –
March 3, 1921
Elected to finish Helgesen's term.
Lost re-election.
Olger B. Burtness Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the at-large district and lost renomination.
District inactive March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1963
 
Hjalmar C. Nygaard
Republican January 3, 1963 –
July 18, 1963
Redistricted from the at-large district.
Died.
Vacant July 18, 1963 –
October 30, 1963
 
Mark Andrews
Republican October 30, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
Elected to finish Nygaard's term.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
District eliminated January 3, 1973

Election resultsEdit

Year Candidate Party Votes %
1912 (63rd Congress) Henry T. Helgesen R 17,156 61.1
V. R. Lovell D 9,609 34.2
Leon Durocher SOC 1,310 4.7
1914 (64th Congress) Henry T. Helgesen R 16,565 56.0
Fred Bartholomew D 12,217 41.3
Leon Durocher SOC 812 2.7
1916 (65th Congress) Henry T. Helgesen R 20,709 59.9
George A. Bangs D 13,236 38.3
V. Gram SOC 622 1.8
July 10, 1917 special election
(65th Congress)
John M. Baer N-PART 13,211 50.9
Olger B. Burtness R 8,969 34.6
George A. Bangs D 3,276 12.6
H.H. Aaker N-PART PROG R 212 0.8
Frederic T. Cuthbert R 118 0.5
Henry G. Vick R 75 0.3
Charles Plain R 72 0.3
1918 (66th Congress) John M. Baer R 16,433 55.1
Fred Bartholomew D 13,416 44.9
1920 (67th Congress) Olger B. Burtness R 43,530 57.6
John M. Baer I N-PART 32,072 42.4
1922 (68th Congress) Olger B. Burtness R 45,959 100.0
1924 (69th Congress) Olger B. Burtness R 44,573 75.4
Walter Welford D 14,511 24.6
1926 (70th Congress) Olger B. Burtness R 37,326 79.9
R. E. Smith D 6,136 13.1
Donald McDonald F-LAB 3,246 7.0
1928 (71st Congress) Olger B. Burtness R 53,941 77.5
W. S. Hooper D 15,646 22.5
1930 (72nd Congress) Olger B. Burtness R 42,598 75.0
J. E. Garvey D 14,208 25.0
1962 (88th Congress) Hjalmar C. Nygaard R 61,330 54.6
Scott Anderson D 50,924 45.4
October 22, 1963 special election
(88th Congress)
Mark Andrews R 47,062 49.1
John Hove D 42,470 44.3
John W. Scott CON R 5,995 6.3
Thomas W. Dewey I 337 0.4
1964 (89th Congress) Mark Andrews R 69,575 52.1
George A. Sinner D 63,208 47.4
Eugene Van Der Hoeven I 427 0.3
Roger Vorachek I 232 0.2
1966 (90th Congress) Mark Andrews R 66,011 66.2
S.F. Buckshot Hoffner D 33,694 33.8
1968 (91st Congress) Mark Andrews R 84,114 71.9
Bruce Hagen D 30,692 26.2
Rosemary Landsberger I 2,166 1.9
1970 (92nd Congress) Mark Andrews R 72,168 65.7
James E. Brooks D 37,688 34.3

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