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Vermont's 5th congressional district

Vermont's 5th congressional district is an obsolete district. It was created in 1821. It was eliminated after the 1840 Census. Its last Congressman was John Mattocks.

Vermont began with district representation when it was admitted as the 14th State in 1791.

From 1813-1821, beginning with the 13th Congress, Vermont elected its US Representatives statewide At-Large

After the 16th Congress, Vermont returned to electing Congressmen from districts

Vermont added the 5th district in 1821, Vermont was apportioned a fifth congressional district after the 1810 Census however this, along with the likewise created sixth district were constituted at-large until 1821, and then from 1823-25.

List of members representing the districtEdit

List of representatives Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Map
 
Samuel C. Crafts
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
1821–1823
 
District inactive March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
 
John Mattocks
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
19th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1824.
Retired.
1825–1833
 
Daniel A. A. Buck Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th Elected in 1826.
Lost re-election.
William Cahoon Anti-Masonic March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
21st
22nd
Elected in 1829 on the eighth ballot.
Re-elected in 1830.
Lost re-election.
Benjamin F. Deming Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
July 11, 1834
23rd Elected in 1833.
Died.
1833–1843
 
Vacant July 11, 1834 –
December 2, 1834
Henry F. Janes Anti-Masonic December 2, 1834 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
Elected in 1834.
Also elected to finish Deming's term.
Lost re-election.
 
Isaac Fletcher
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
25th
26th
Elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
Lost re-election.
 
John Mattocks
Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1840.
Retired to run for Governor of Vermont.

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