When Arizona became a state in 1912, it was allocated a single seat in the United States House of Representatives, whose member was elected at-large, or statewide.

Arizona was represented by a single member of the House until the 1940 Census gave Arizona a second seat. However, both members continued to be elected statewide (on a general ticket) until 1949.

List of members representing the district

Years Congress Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
February 19, 1912 –
March 3, 1927
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
Carl Hayden.jpg
Carl Hayden
Democratic Elected December 12, 1911.
Re-elected in November 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.

Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Second seat added in 1943
March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1933
70th
71st
72nd
Lewis Williams Douglas.jpg
Lewis W. Douglas
Democratic Elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.

Resigned to become Director of U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
March 4, 1933 –
October 3, 1933
Vacant
October 3, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
73rd
74th
Isabella Selmes Ferguson Greenway.jpg
Isabella Greenway
Democratic Elected to finish Douglas's term.
Re-elected in 1934.

Retired.
January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
75th
76th
77th
John Murdock.jpg
John R. Murdock
Democratic Elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.

Redistricted to 1st district and re-elected there.
January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
78th
79th
80th
Richard Harless.jpg
Richard F. Harless
Democratic Elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.

Retired to run for Governor of Arizona.

References

  • 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