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Oregon's At-large congressional district is a former United States Congressional District. During its existence, Oregon voters elected a Representative of the United States House of Representatives At-large from the entire state.

History

The district came into existence when the U.S. state of Oregon was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. Its first representative, La Fayette Grover, had been elected in June 1858 in anticipation of statehood, but since Congress delayed action until February 1859, Grover served only 17 days as Representative.[1]

The district ceased to exist after the 1890 U.S. census apportioned another representative to Oregon beginning with the 53rd United States Congress which convened on March 3, 1893. Binger Hermann was Oregon's last At-large Representative. He represented Oregon's 1st congressional district beginning in 1893.

List of representatives

Representative Party Dates District home Notes
Oregon statehood February 14, 1859
La Fayette Grover Democratic February 14, 1859 – March 3, 1859 Salem Retired
Lansing Stout Democratic March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861 Portland
Andrew J. Thayer Democratic March 4, 1861 – July 30, 1861 Corvallis Election was successfully contested by George K. Shiel
George K. Shiel Democratic July 30, 1861 – March 3, 1863 Salem Retired
John R. McBride Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865 Lafayette
James H. D. Henderson Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867 Eugene City
Rufus Mallory Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869 Salem
Joseph S. Smith Democratic March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871 Portland
James H. Slater Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 La Grande
Joseph Gardner Wilson Republican March 4, 1873 – July 2, 1873 The Dalles Died before Congress assembled
Vacant July 3, 1873 - November 30, 1873
James W. Nesmith Democratic December 1, 1873 – March 3, 1875 Rickreall Won special election to replace Joseph G. Wilson
George Augustus La Dow Democratic March 4, 1875 – May 1, 1875 Pendleton Died before Congress assembled
Vacant May 2, 1875 – December 5, 1875
Lafayette Lane Democratic December 6, 1875 – March 3, 1877 Roseburg Won special election to replace George A. La Dow
Richard Williams Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879 Portland
John Whiteaker Democratic March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881 Pleasant Hill Lost re-election to Melvin Clark George
Melvin Clark George Republican March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1885 Portland
Binger Hermann Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1893 Roseburg Redistricted to 1st district
District eliminated March 3, 1893

References

Coordinates: 44°00′N 120°30′W / 44°N 120.5°W / 44; -120.5

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