Illinois Territory's At-large Congressional District
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Illinois Territory's At-large Congressional District
Illinois Territory's at-large congressional district
Obsolete district
Created1812, as a non-voting delegate was granted by Congress
Eliminated1818, as a result of statehood
Years active1812-1818
Map of Illinois Territory 1809-1818

Illinois Territory's at-large congressional district was a congressional district that encompassed the entire Illinois Territory. The territory was established on March 1, 1809 from portions of Indiana Territory. The district elected a non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives.

List of delegates representing the district

Delegate
(Residence)
Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
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Shadrach Bond
(Kaskaskia)
Democratic-Republican[1] December 3, 1812 -
August 2, 1813
12th
13th
Elected in 1812.
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant August 2, 1813 -
November 14, 1814
13th
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Benjamin Stephenson
(Edwardsville)[2]
Democratic-Republican[2] November 14, 1814 -
March 3, 1817
13th
14th
Elected to finish Bond's term.
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
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Nathaniel Pope
(Kaskaskia)
Democratic-Republican[3] March 4, 1817 -
November 30, 1818
15th Elected in 1816.
Statehood achieved.

Statehood

On April 18, 1818, Congress passed an act that enabled the people of Illinois Territory to begin the process of forming a state. As part of that act, Illinois Territory was reduced in size to the boundaries of the present state. The remainder of what had been Illinois Territory was attached to Michigan Territory. The state of Illinois was accepted into the Union on December 3, 1818.

References

  1. ^ Sobel, Robert; Raimo, John (1978). Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Vol. 1. Westport, CT: Meckler Books. p. 365.
  2. ^ a b Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Company. p. 88.
  3. ^ Lusk, David W. (1887). Politics and Politicians of Illinois. Springfield, IL: H. W. Rokker. p. 377.

See also

Coordinates: 41°48?N 89°22?W / 41.80°N 89.36°W / 41.80; -89.36


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