Virginia's 13th congressional district

Virginia's 13th congressional district is an obsolete U.S. congressional district. Its last Member of Congress was Elbert S. Martin.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1793
 
Samuel Griffin
Pro-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 1793.
Retired.
John Clopton Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
4th
5th
Elected in 1795.
Re-elected in 1797.
Lost re-election.
 
John Marshall
Federalist March 4, 1799 –
June 7, 1800
6th Elected in 1799.
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State.
Vacant June 8, 1800 –
November 25, 1800
 
Littleton W. Tazewell
Democratic-Republican November 26, 1800 –
March 3, 1801
Elected to finish Marshall's term.
Retired.
John Clopton Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
7th Elected in 1801.
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
John J. Trigg Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
May 17, 1804
8th Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1803.
Died.
Vacant May 18, 1804 –
November 4, 1804
Christopher H. Clark Democratic-Republican November 5, 1804 –
July 1, 1806
8th
9th
Elected in October 1804 to finish Trigg's term and seated November 5, 1804.
Re-elected in 1805.
Resigned.
Vacant July 2, 1806 –
November 30, 1806
9th
 
William A. Burwell
Democratic-Republican December 1, 1806 –
March 3, 1813
9th
10th
11th
12th
Elected in early November 1806 to finish Clark's term and seated December 1, 1806.
Re-elected in 1807.
Re-elected in 1809.
Re-elected in 1811.
Redistricted to the 14th district.
Thomas M. Bayly Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Elected in 1813.
Retired.
Burwell Bassett Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1819
14th
15th
Elected in 1815.
Re-elected in 1817.
Lost re-election.
Severn E. Parker Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th Elected in 1819.
Lost re-election.
Burwell Bassett Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
William L. Ball Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
February 29, 1824
18th Elected in 1823.
Died.
Vacant March 1, 1824 –
March 23, 1824
John Taliaferro Democratic-Republican March 24, 1824 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
21st
Elected to finish Ball's term.
Re-elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
Lost re-election.
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
Joseph W. Chinn Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd Elected in 1831.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
 
John M. Patton
Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
25th
Elected in 1833.
Re-elected in 1835.
Re-elected in 1837.
Resigned.
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
April 7, 1838
Vacant April 8, 1838 –
April 27, 1838
25th
Linn Banks Democratic April 28, 1838 –
December 6, 1841
25th
26th
27th
Elected to finish Patton's term.
Re-elected in 1839.
Election invalided.
 
William Smith
Democratic December 6, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1841.
Lost re-election.
George W. Hopkins Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
Appt. Chargé d'Affaires to Portugal.
Andrew S. Fulton Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1847.
Retired.
 
LaFayette McMullen
Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1857
31st
32nd
33rd
34th
Elected in 1849.
Re-elected in 1851.
Re-elected in 1853.
Re-elected in 1855.
Appt. Governor of Washington Territory.
George W. Hopkins Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1857.
Retired.
Elbert S. Martin Independent Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th Elected in 1859.
Lost re-election.
Vacant March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Civil War
District eliminated March 4, 1863

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