Nebraska's At-large Congressional District
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Nebraska's At-large Congressional District
Nebraska's at-largeth congressional district
Obsolete district
Years active1867-1883

From statehood in 1867 until 1883, Nebraska had only one congressional district. Its representative was elected at-large statewide.

In 1883, after the 1880 census, Nebraska was apportioned more representatives who were elected from geographically based districts, thereby obviating the need for an at-large representative.

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years of Service Cong
Electoral history
District created March 2, 1867
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Turner M. Marquett
Republican March 2, 1867 -
March 3, 1867
39th Previously elected delegate from the Territory of Nebraska to the United States Congress.
Elected in June 1866 in special election in anticipation of Nebraska's admission to the Union (March 1, 1867).
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John Taffe
Republican March 4, 1867 -
March 3, 1873
Elected in October 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
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Lorenzo Crounse
Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1877
Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
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Frank Welch
Republican March 4, 1877 -
September 4, 1878
45th Elected in 1876.
Vacant September 4, 1878 -
November 5, 1878
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Thomas Jefferson Majors
Republican November 5, 1878 -
March 3, 1879
Elected to finish Welch's term.
Claimed to be (unrecognised) second member of Nebraska's House delegation.
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Edward K. Valentine
Republican March 4, 1879 -
March 3, 1883
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
District eliminated March 4, 1883


  • 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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