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Virginia's 22nd congressional district

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Virginia's 22nd congressional district

Virginia Congressional District 22 is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1833 after the 1830 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Joseph Draper.


Representative Lived Party Term Note
District created: March 4, 1803
John Clopton (1756-1816) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1813 Elected to Virginia 23rd District
Hugh Nelson (1768-1836) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - January 14, 1823 Appointed Minister to Spain
Vacant January 15, 1823 - March 3, 1823
Alexander Smyth (1765-1830) Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825 Defeated
Benjamin Estil (1780-1853) Adams March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1827 Defeated
Alexander Smyth (1765-1830) Jacksonian March 4, 1827 - April 17, 1830 Died
Vacant April 17, 1830 - December 5, 1830 Special election
Joseph Draper (1794-1834) Jacksonian December 6, 1830 - March 3, 1831 Defeated
Charles C. Johnston (1795-1832) Jacksonian March 4, 1831 - June 17, 1832 Died
Vacant June 18, 1832 - December 5, 1832 Special election
Joseph Draper (1794-1834) Jacksonian December 6, 1832 - March 3, 1833 Declined to run
District eliminated March 4, 1833


  • 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

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