Massachusetts's 17th Congressional District
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Massachusetts's 17th Congressional District
Massachusetts's current districts, since 2013

Massachusetts's seventeenth congressional district is an obsolete district. Its short tenure (1803-1821) was dedicated to the Maine District until Maine achieved statehood.

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
District home Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1803
Phineas Bruce Federalist March 4, 1803 -
?
8th Machias, Maine Elected in 1802, but prevented by illness from qualifying. 1803 - 1813
"Kennebec district," District of Maine
Vacant ? -
March 3, 1805
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John Chandler
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 -
March 3, 1809
9th
10th
Monmouth, Maine Elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Retired.
Barzillai Gannett Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1809 -
1812
11th Gardiner, Maine Elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Resigned.
12th
Vacant 1812 -
April 6, 1812
Francis Carr Democratic-
Republican
April 6, 1812 -
March 3, 1813
Bangor, Maine Elected to finish Gannett's term.
Lost re-election.
Abiel Wood Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 -
March 3, 1815
13th Wiscasset, Maine Elected in 1812.
Redistricted to the 16th district and lost re-election.
1813 - 1821
"4th Eastern district," District of Maine
James Carr Federalist March 4, 1815 -
March 3, 1817
14th Bangor, Maine Elected in 1815 on the second ballot.
Retired.
John Wilson Federalist March 4, 1817 -
March 3, 1819
15th Belfast, Maine Elected in 1816.
Lost re-election.
Martin Kinsley Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1819 -
March 3, 1821
16th Hampden, Maine Elected in 1819 on the third ballot.
Redistricted to Maine's 4th district and lost re-election.
District moved to Maine's 4th district March 3, 1821

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
  • "Our Campaigns - United States - Massachusetts - MA - District 17". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved .



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