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Vermont's 2nd congressional district

Vermont's 2nd congressional district is an obsolete district. It was created upon Vermont's admission as the 14th State in 1791. It was eliminated after the 1930 Census. Its last Congressman was Ernest W. Gibson, who was redistricted into the At-large district.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Vermont had district representation upon admission as the 14th State on March 4, 1791. From 1813-1821, beginning with the 13th, Vermont elected its US Representatives statewide At-Large. After the 16th, Vermont returned to electing Congressmen from districts. Vermont returned to a single At-large district after losing its second Representative following redistricting resulting from the 1930 Census.

Member Party Term Electoral history
Vacant March 4, 1791 –
October 16, 1791
Nathaniel Niles Anti-Administration October 17, 1791 –
March 3, 1795
Elected in 1791.
Re-elected in 1793.
Lost re-election.
Daniel Buck Federalist March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Elected in 1795.
Re-elected in 1797 but declined the seat.
Vacant March 4, 1797 –
May 23, 1797
 
Lewis R. Morris
Federalist May 24, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
Elected to finish Buck's term.
Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Lost re-election.
James Elliott Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Retired.
 
Jonathan H. Hubbard
Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Elected in 1808.
Lost re-election.
William Strong Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
District inactive March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1821
Phineas White Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected on the seventh ballot in 1821.
Retired.
District inactive March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
 
Rollin C. Mallary
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
April 15, 1831
Elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828.
Re-elected in 1830.
Died.
Vacant April 16, 1831 –
November 1, 1831
 
William Slade
Anti-Masonic November 1, 1831 –
March 3, 1837
Elected to finish Mallary's term.
Re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Resigned to become Reporter of the Vermont Supreme Court
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
 
Jacob Collamer
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Resigned to become U.S. Postmaster General.
William Hebard Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1850.
Retired.
 
Andrew Tracy
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Elected in 1852.
Retired.
 
Justin S. Morrill
Whig March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Elected in 1854.
Re-elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Re-elected in 1863.
Re-elected in 1864.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1867
 
Luke P. Poland
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1875
Elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Lost re-election.
 
Dudley C. Denison
Independent Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Retired.
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
 
James M. Tyler
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Retired.
 
Luke P. Poland
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Elected in 1882.
Retired.
 
William W. Grout
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1901
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Retired.
 
Kittredge Haskins
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1909
Elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Lost re-election.
 
Frank Plumley
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1915
Elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Retired.
 
Porter H. Dale
Republican March 4, 1915 –
August 11, 1923
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Resigned to become U.S. Senator.
Vacant August 12, 1923 –
November 5, 1923
 
Ernest W. Gibson
Republican November 6, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
Elected to finish Dale's term.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the at-large district.

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