Arkansas's at-large congressional district

The At-large Congressional District of Arkansas was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in Arkansas from 1836 to 1885.

Upon achieving statehood, Arkansas elected its sole representative state-wide at-large. For two Congresses in the mid- to late-19th century, Arkansas elected one of its representatives state-wide on a general ticket, with the remaining elected from districts

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history
District created August 1, 1836 after achieving statehood
Archibald Yell style="background:" | Jacksonian December 14, 1836 –
March 3, 1839
24 Elected in 1836 to the term ending March 3, 1837
Democratic 25 Re-elected in 1836 to the term beginning March 3, 1837
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Edward Cross Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1845
26 Elected in 1838
27 Re-elected in 1840
28 Re-elected in 1842
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Archibald Yell Democratic March 4, 1845 –
July 1, 1846
29 Elected in 1844
Resigned to serve in the Mexican–American War
Vacant July 1, 1846 –
February 6, 1847
29
Thomas W. Newton Whig February 6, 1847 –
March 3, 1847
29 Elected in 1847 to the term ending March 3, 1847
Retired
Robert W. Johnson Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
30 Elected in 1847 to the term beginning March 3, 1847
31 Re-elected in 1848
32 Re-elected in 1850
Retired
District inactive March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1873
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
One seat re-established March 4, 1873 elected at-large, with the remaining elected from districts
William J. Hynes Liberal Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43 Elected in 1872
Lost re-election
Seat inactive March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
44
45
46
47
One seat re-established March 4, 1883 elected at-large, with the remaining elected from districts
Clifton R. Breckinridge Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48 Elected in 1882
Redistricted to the 2nd district
Seat eliminated March 4, 1885

References

  • Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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