1911 United States House of Representatives Election in Arizona
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1911 United States House of Representatives Election in Arizona
1911 United States House of Representatives election in Arizona

December 12, 1911 1912 →
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Candidate Carl Hayden John S. Williams John Halberg
Party Democratic Republican Socialist
Popular vote 11,556 8,485 1,252
Percentage 54.05% 39.68% 5.86%

Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Carl Hayden
Democratic

Arizona's first election to the United States House of Representatives was held on Tuesday December 12, 1911, for the 62nd Congress.[1]

Background

Arizona joined the union as the 48th state on February 14, 1912, having already elected its first Representative in December. Arizona Territory had been formed in 1863 from the western half of New Mexico Territory, and originally included a portion of Nevada, until 1866. From the time of its creation until statehood, the territory was represented in Congress by a delegate. An early version of the Oklahoma Enabling Act also contained a clause for admitting Arizona Territory and New Mexico Territory as a single state, but that clause was removed in the final version. Arizona was the last territory in the contiguous United States, and after Arizona's admission, it would be another 47 years before another State (Alaska) was admitted.

Election results

1911 Arizona's at-large congressional district election[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carl Hayden 11,556 54.05
Republican John S. Williams 8,485 39.68
Socialist John Halberg 1,252 5.86
Prohibition Eugene W. Chafin 88 0.41
Total votes 21,381 100.00
Democratic win (new seat)

See also

References


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