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Idaho Territory's at-large congressional district

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Idaho Territory's at-large congressional district

Idaho Territory's At-large congressional district is an obsolete congressional district that encompassed the area of the Idaho Territory, which was originally created from parts of the Washington Territory and Dakota Territory in 1863. In 1864, parts of the territory were ceded back to the Dakota Territory and another part was reorganized into the Montana Territory. The boundaries of the territory were changed again in 1868 when the Wyoming Territory was created.[1]

After Idaho's admission to the Union as the 43rd state by act of Congress on July 3, 1890, this district was dissolved and replaced by Idaho's At-large congressional district.[1]

List of delegates

On March 3, 1863, an act of Congress gave Idaho Territory the authority to elect a Congressional delegate, although the first delegate did not take his seat until 1864.[2][3]

Delegate Party Years District home Notes
District created February 1, 1864
William H. Wallace Republican February 1, 1864 – March 4, 1865 Lewiston
Edward D. Holbrook Democratic March 4, 1865 – March 4, 1869 Idaho City
Jacob K. Shafer Democratic March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1871 Idaho City
Samuel A. Merritt Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 4, 1873 Idaho City
John Hailey Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 4, 1875 Boise City
Thomas W. Bennett Independent March 4, 1875 – June 23, 1876 Boise City Lost contested election
Stephen S. Fenn Democratic June 23, 1876 – March 4, 1879 Mount Idaho Won contested election
George Ainslie Democratic March 4, 1879 – March 4, 1883 Idaho City
Theodore F. Singiser Republican March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1885 Boise City
John Hailey Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1887 Boise City
Fred Dubois Republican March 4, 1887 – July 3, 1890 Blackfoot
District eliminated July 3, 1890


Coordinates: 45°N 114°W / 45°N 114°W / 45; -114

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