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Oregon Territory's at-large congressional district

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Oregon Territory's at-large congressional district

Oregon Territory, as originally organized, in 1848
Oregon Territory (blue) with Washington Territory (green) in 1853

Oregon Territory's At-large congressional district is an obsolete congressional district that encompassed the area of the Washington Territory.[1]

After Oregon's admission to the Union as the 33rd state by act of Congress on February 14, 1859, this district was dissolved and replaced by Oregon's At-large congressional district. At the same time, the eastern portion of the territory was annexed to the Washington Territory.[1]

List of delegates

When the Oregon Territory was formed on August 14, 1848, Congress gave it the authority to elect a Congressional delegate, though the first delegate did not take his seat until 1849.[2][3]

Delegate Party Years District home
Samuel Thurston Democratic December 3, 1849 – March 3, 1851 Linn City
Joseph Lane Democratic March 4, 1851 – February 14, 1859 Oregon City


  1. ^ a b "Oregon History: Chronology - 1851 to 1900".  
  2. ^ "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". United States Congress. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Representatives from Oregon".  

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