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North Dakota's 3rd congressional district

North Dakota's 3rd congressional district is an obsolete congressional district in the state of North Dakota that was created by reapportionments in 1913, and eliminated by the reapportionments of the 1930 census in 1933. The district consisted of the western part of the state, and was made up of following counties: Divide, Burke, Renville, Ward, Mountrail, Williams, McKenzie, McLean, Dunn, Mercer, Oliver, Billings, Stark, Morton, Hettinger, Bowman and Adams.

The seat only was only filled by two congressmen during its existence; Patrick Daniel Norton and James H. Sinclair.

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1913
  Patrick Daniel Norton Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
Retired.
  James H. Sinclair Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the at-large congressional district.
District eliminated March 4, 1933

Election resultsEdit

Year Candidate Party Votes %
1912 (63rd Congress) Patrick Daniel Norton R 12,935 50.7
Hal Halvorsen D 7,306 28.7
Arthur LeSeuer SOC 5,254 20.6
1914 (64th Congress) Patrick Daniel Norton R 15,547 57.1
Halvor Halvorsen D 7,394 27.2
S. Griffith SOC 3,791 13.9
1916 (65th Congress) Patrick Daniel Norton R 20,393 65.2
Charles Simon D 8,293 26.5
Anton Klemmens SOC 2,586 8.3
1918 (66th Congress) James H. Sinclair R 17,564 66.2
Halvor Halvorson D 8,951 33.8
1920 (67th Congress) James H. Sinclair R 41,409 62.9
R.H. Johnson D & I 24,460 37.1
1922 (68th Congress) James H. Sinclair R 33,499 64.2
E.J. Hughes IR 18,672 35.8
1924 (69th Congress) James H. Sinclair R 37,925 73.4
R.A. Johnson D 13,730 26.6
1926 (70th Congress) James H. Sinclair R 42,923 87.8
Reuben H. Leavitt D 5,960 12.2
1928 (71st Congress) James H. Sinclair R 52,220 84.8
Reuben H. Leavitt D 9,335 15.2
1930 (72nd Congress) James H. Sinclair R 50,917 77.8
Reuben H. Leavitt D 12,296 18.8

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
  • Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections, Fourth Edition (CQ Press, 2001)

Coordinates: 47°40′N 101°25′W / 47.667°N 101.417°W / 47.667; -101.417