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Tennessee's at-large congressional district

List of RepresentativesEdit

The district was organized after achieving statehood in 1796

1796 – 1805: One, then three seatsEdit

Tennessee began with one seat in 1796. It was apportioned two more seats in 1803. With the addition of two representatives following the 1800 Census, all three seats were elected 'General Ticket' statewide for the 8th Congress.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B Seat C
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
4th March 4, 1795 –
June 1, 1796
Statehood achieved June 1, 1796
June 1, 1796 –
December 5, 1796
Vacant
December 5, 1796 –
March 3, 1797
 
Andrew Jackson
Democratic-Republican Elected October 15, 1796 to finish the new term and seated December 5, 1796.
Re-elected in 1797.
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
5th March 4, 1797 –
September 1797
September 1797 –
November 23, 1797
Vacant
November 23, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
 
William C. C. Claiborne
Democratic-Republican Elected September 26, 1797 to finish Jackson's term and seated November 23, 1797 despite being under the minimum age for service.
Re-elected in 1799.
Re-elected in 1801 but resigned to become Governor of Mississippi Territory.
6th March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
7th March 4, 1801 –
December 7, 1801
Vacant
December 7, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
William Dickson Democratic-Republican Elected November 14, 1801 to finish Claiborne's term and seated December 7, 1801.
Re-elected in 1803.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
8th March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
 
George Campbell
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1803.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
 
John Rhea
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1803.
Redistricted to the 1st district.

1873 – 1875: One at-large seat, among nine other districtsEdit

Congress Years Representative Party Note
43rd March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
  Horace Maynard Republican Redistricted from the 2nd district
Retired

No future at-large seats were apportioned after 1875

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