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Maine's 5th congressional district

 

Maine's 5th congressional district

Maine's 5th congressional district is a former congressional district in Maine. It was created in 1821 after Maine achieved statehood in 1820. It was eliminated in 1883. Its last congressman was Thompson Henry Murch.

Representatives

Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note
Ebenezer Herrick Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 3rd district
Enoch Lincoln Adams-Clay D-R March 4, 1823 – 1826 resigned
Vacant 1826 – September 11, 1826
James W. Ripley Jacksonian September 11, 1826 – March 12, 1830 resigned
Vacant March 12, 1830 – December 6, 1830
Cornelius Holland Jacksonian December 6, 1830 – March 3, 1833
Moses Mason, Jr. Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1837
Timothy J. Carter Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 14, 1838 died
Vacant March 14, 1838 – May 29, 1838
Virgil D. Parris Democratic May 29, 1838 – March 3, 1841
Nathaniel Littlefield Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Benjamin White Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Cullen Sawtelle Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Ephraim K. Smart Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Cullen Sawtelle Democratic March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Ephraim K. Smart Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Israel Washburn, Jr. Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Republican March 4, 1855 – January 1, 1861 resigned after being elected Governor
Vacant January 1, 1861 – January 2, 1861
Stephen Coburn Republican January 2, 1861 – March 3, 1861
John H. Rice Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 Redistricted to the 4th district
Frederick A. Pike Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869 Redistricted from the 6th district
Eugene Hale Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1879
Thompson Henry Murch Greenback March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
District eliminated 1883
Representative Party Years District home Note

References

  • 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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