North Dakota's 1st congressional district is an obsolete congressional district in the state of North Dakota that existed from 1913 to 1933, and from 1963 to 1973.
Prior to 1913, North Dakota elected two members of the United States House of Representatives at-large. Following the 1910 Census, reapportionment gave North Dakota another seat and beginning with the 1912 congressional elections, North Dakota divided its delegation into three districts.
Following the 1930 Census, North Dakota lost a seat and returned to electing two members at-large in 1933. In 1963, the state divided into two congressional districts. Following the 1970 Census, North Dakota lost another seat, and since 1973, has had only one member, elected at-large.
|District created||March 4, 1913|
Henry T. Helgesen
|Republican||March 4, 1913 -
April 10, 1917
|Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1912.|
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
|Vacant||April 10, 1917 -
August 10, 1917
John M. Baer
|Nonpartisan League||August 10, 1917 -
March 3, 1921
|Elected to finish Helgesen's term.|
Re-elected in 1918.
Olger B. Burtness
|Republican||March 4, 1921 -
March 3, 1933
|Elected in 1920.|
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the at-large district and lost renomination.
|District inactive||March 4, 1933 -|
January 3, 1963
Hjalmar C. Nygaard
|Republican||January 3, 1963 -
July 18, 1963
|88th||Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1962.|
|Vacant||July 18, 1963 -|
October 30, 1963
|Republican||October 30, 1963 -
January 3, 1973
|Elected to finish Nygaard's term.|
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
|District eliminated||January 3, 1973|
|1912 (63rd Congress)||Henry T. Helgesen||R||17,156||61.1|
|V. R. Lovell||D||9,609||34.2|
|1914 (64th Congress)||Henry T. Helgesen||R||16,565||56.0|
|1916 (65th Congress)||Henry T. Helgesen||R||20,709||59.9|
|George A. Bangs||D||13,236||38.3|
|July 10, 1917 special election
|John M. Baer||N-PART||13,211||50.9|
|Olger B. Burtness||R||8,969||34.6|
|George A. Bangs||D||3,276||12.6|
|H.H. Aaker||N-PART PROG R||212||0.8|
|Frederic T. Cuthbert||R||118||0.5|
|Henry G. Vick||R||75||0.3|
|1918 (66th Congress)||John M. Baer||R||16,433||55.1|
|1920 (67th Congress)||Olger B. Burtness||R||43,530||57.6|
|John M. Baer||I N-PART||32,072||42.4|
|1922 (68th Congress)||Olger B. Burtness||R||45,959||100.0|
|1924 (69th Congress)||Olger B. Burtness||R||44,573||75.4|
|1926 (70th Congress)||Olger B. Burtness||R||37,326||79.9|
|R. E. Smith||D||6,136||13.1|
|1928 (71st Congress)||Olger B. Burtness||R||53,941||77.5|
|W. S. Hooper||D||15,646||22.5|
|1930 (72nd Congress)||Olger B. Burtness||R||42,598||75.0|
|J. E. Garvey||D||14,208||25.0|
|1962 (88th Congress)||Hjalmar C. Nygaard||R||61,330||54.6|
|October 22, 1963 special election
|John W. Scott||CON R||5,995||6.3|
|Thomas W. Dewey||I||337||0.4|
|1964 (89th Congress)||Mark Andrews||R||69,575||52.1|
|George A. Sinner||D||63,208||47.4|
|Eugene Van Der Hoeven||I||427||0.3|
|1966 (90th Congress)||Mark Andrews||R||66,011||66.2|
|S.F. Buckshot Hoffner||D||33,694||33.8|
|1968 (91st Congress)||Mark Andrews||R||84,114||71.9|
|1970 (92nd Congress)||Mark Andrews||R||72,168||65.7|
|James E. Brooks||D||37,688||34.3|