Washington Territory's at-large congressional district

Until statehood in 1889, Washington Territory elected a non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, at-large.

Washington Territory's at-large congressional district
Obsolete district
Delegate
  N/A
Created1854, as a non-voting delegate was granted by Congress
Eliminated1889, as a result of statehood
Years active1854–1889

List of delegates representing the districtEdit

Delegate Party Years Cong
ress
District home
District created April 12, 1854
 
Columbia Lancaster
Democratic April 12, 1854 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in April 1854.
Lost renomination.
 
James Patton Anderson
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
Retired.
 
Isaac Ingalls Stevens
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
Elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Retired.
 
William H. Wallace
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1860.
Retired.
 
George Edward Cole
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th Elected in 1862.
Retired.
 
Arthur Armstrong Denny
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th Elected in 1864.
Retired.
 
Alvan Flanders
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th Elected in 1866.
Retired.
 
Selucius Garfielde
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
Elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
Lost re-election.
 
Obadiah Benton McFadden
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
Retired.
 
Orange Jacobs
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
44th
45th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Retired.
 
Thomas Hurley Brents
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1885
46th
47th
48th
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Lost renomination.
 
Charles Stewart Voorhees
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Lost re-election.
 
John B. Allen
Republican March 4, 1889 –
November 11, 1889
51st Elected in 1888.
Retired to run for U.S. senator upon statehood.
District eliminated November 11, 1889

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
  • "Our Campaigns - United States - Territory of Washington - WA Territorial Delegate". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2020-12-28.