Louisiana's At-large Congressional District
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Louisiana's At-large Congressional District

From the time of its admission to the Union in 1812, until the division into multiple districts a decade later, Louisiana had only one congressional district. During that time, three people represented the state at-large.

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Cong
Electoral history
Statehood achieved April 30, 1812
Governor Thomas B. Robertson.jpg
Thomas B. Robertson
Democratic-Republican April 30, 1812 -
April 20, 1818
Elected to finish the term.
Also elected in 1812 to the next term.
Re-elected in 1814.
Re-elected in 1816.
Vacant April 20, 1818 -
November 16, 1818
Thomas Butler Democratic-Republican November 16, 1818 -
March 3, 1821
Elected to finish Robertson's term.
Also elected in 1818 to the next term.
Lost renomination.
Josiah S. Johnston
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 -
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1820.
Lost re-election.
District inactive, returned to district representation

In the 43rd Congress, Louisiana had six representatives. Five were assigned a district and one represented the state at-large.

Representative Party Years Cong
Electoral history
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George A. Sheridan
Liberal Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
Election contested by P. B. S. Pinchback and settled in Sheridan's favor only one month before the end of the Congress.

At-large seat eliminated March 4, 1875, as all six seats were divided among six districts.


  • 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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