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Virginia's at-large congressional seat

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Virginia's at-large congressional seat


  • 48th Congress 1
  • 73rd Congress 2
  • List of representatives 3
  • References 4

48th Congress

After the 1880 census, a tenth seat in the United States House of Representatives was added to Virginia's nine districts. For the 48th Congress (March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1885), that seat was elected at-large state-wide. In 1885, Virginia redistricted its seats into ten geographic districts, thereby eliminating the at-large seat.

73rd Congress

For the 73rd Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935), Virginia elected all of its representatives at-large (i.e., statewide). The district format returned in the election the 74th Congress (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937) and has remained in effect ever since.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Congress Notes
District created March 4, 1883
John S. Wise Readjuster March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1885 48th Retired
District inactive March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1933
S. Otis Bland Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 73rd Redistricted from and to the 1st district
Colgate Darden Democratic Redistricted to the 2nd district
Andrew J. Montague Democratic Redistricted from and to the 3rd district
Patrick H. Drewry Democratic Redistricted from and to the 4th district
Thomas G. Burch Democratic Redistricted from and to the 5th district
Clifton A. Woodrum Democratic Redistricted from and to the 6th district
A. Willis Robertson Democratic Redistricted to the 7th district
Howard W. Smith Democratic Redistricted from and to the 8th district
John W. Flannagan, Jr. Democratic Redistricted from and to the 9th district
District eliminated January 3, 1935


  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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