Alabama's At-large Congressional District
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Alabama's At-large Congressional District
Alabama's at-large congressional district
Years1819-1823, 1841-1843, 1873-1877, 1913-1917, 1963-1965

Alabama's at-large congressional district was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in Alabama active at various times from 1819 to 1965. Alabama became a state in 1819, and its single representative to the 16th and 17th Congresses was elected at-large. For the 27th Congress, all five of Alabama's representatives were elected at-large, before the state gained a representative from the 1840 census. In the 43rd to 44th Congresses, the seventh and eighth representatives gained in the 1870 census were elected at-large. For the 63rd and 64th Congresses, Alabama elected the tenth of its apportioned representatives, gained in the 1910 census, at-large from the entire state. For the 88th Congress, after the state lost one representative in the 1960 census, Alabama once again elected all of their representatives at-large.

List of members representing the district

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District created December 14, 1819, upon achieving statehood
16th 1819-1821 John Crowell (DR) Elected late in 1819.
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Gabriel Moore (DR)
Elected in 1821.
Re-elected in the 1st district.
District inactive March 4, 1823.
Re-established March 4, 1841, with all five Representatives elected at-large
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Reuben Chapman (D)
Previously represented the 1st district.

Re-elected in the 6th district.
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George S. Houston (D)
Re-elected in the 5th district. DixonHallLewis.jpg
Dixon H. Lewis (D)
Previously represented the 4th district.

Re-elected in the 3rd district.
William W. Payne (D) Re-elected in the 4th district. Benjamin G. Shields (D) Retired
District inactive March 4, 1843.
Two seats re-established March 4, 1873, elected at-large alongside six Representatives elected in districts
43rd 1873-1875 Charles C. Sheats (R) Lost re-election Alexander White (R) Lost re-election
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William H. Forney (D)
Re-elected in the 7th district. Burwell B. Lewis (D) Lost re-election
District inactive March 4, 1877.
One seat re-established March 4, 1913, elected at-large alongside nine Representatives elected in districts
63rd 1913-1915 John W. Abercrombie (D) Retired
64th 1915-1917
District inactive March 4, 1917.
Re-established January 4, 1963, with all eight representatives elected at-large
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Albert Rains (D)
Previously represented the 5th district and retired in 1964. George M. Grant.jpg
George M. Grant (D)
Previously represented the 2nd district.

Lost re-election in the 2nd district in 1964.
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George W. Andrews (D)
Previously represented the 3rd district.

Re-elected in the 3rd district in 1964.
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Kenneth A. Roberts (D)
Previously represented the 4th district.

Lost re-election in the 4th district in 1964.
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Armistead I. Selden Jr. (D)
Previously represented the 6th district.

Re-elected in the 5th district in 1964.
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George Huddleston Jr. (D)
Previously represented the 9th district.

Lost re-election in the 6th district in 1964.
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Carl Elliott (D)
Previously represented the 7th district.

Lost renomination in the 7th district in 1964.
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Robert E. Jones Jr. (D)
Previously represented the 8th district.

Re-elected in the 8th district in 1964.
District inactive since January 3, 1965.


  • 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

Coordinates: 32°42?N 86°42?W / 32.7°N 86.7°W / 32.7; -86.7

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