Montana Territory in 1864

Montana Territory's at-large congressional district is an obsolete congressional district that encompassed the area of the Montana Territory, which was split off from the Idaho Territory in 1864. After Montana's admission to the Union as the 41st state by act of Congress on November 8, 1889, this district was dissolved and replaced by Montana's at-large congressional district.

List of delegates representing the district

On May 26, 1864, an act of Congress gave Montana Territory the authority to elect a congressional delegate,[1] though the first delegate did not take his seat until 1865.

Delegate Party Years Cong
ress
District home Electoral history
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Samuel McLean
Democratic January 6, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
Bannack Elected in 1864.
Retired.
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James M. Cavanaugh
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
Helena Elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Lost renomination.
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William H. Clagett
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd Deer Lodge Elected in 1870.
Lost re-election.
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Martin Maginnis
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1885
43rd
44th
45th
46th
47th
48th
Helena Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Lost re-election.
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Joseph K. Toole
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
Helena Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Retired.
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Thomas H. Carter
Republican March 4, 1889 –
November 8, 1889
51st Helena Elected in 1888.
Position eliminated upon statehood.

References

  1. ^ Section 13 of Chapter 95, 13 Stat. 91

Coordinates: 47°N 110°W / 47°N 110°W / 47; -110