Massachusetts's 17th congressional district

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Massachusetts's current districts, since 2013

Massachusetts's seventeenth congressional district is an obsolete district. Its short tenure (1803-1821) was dedicated to the Maine District until Maine achieved statehood.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
District home Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1803
Phineas Bruce Federalist March 4, 1803 –
?
8th Machias, Maine Elected in 1802, but prevented by illness from qualifying. "Kennebec district," District of Maine
Vacant ? –
March 3, 1805
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John Chandler
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1809
9th
10th
Monmouth, Maine Elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Retired.
Barzillai Gannett Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1809 –
1812
11th Gardiner, Maine Elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Resigned.
12th
Vacant 1812 –
April 6, 1812
Francis Carr Democratic-
Republican
April 6, 1812 –
March 3, 1813
Bangor, Maine Elected to finish Gannett's term.
Lost re-election.
Abiel Wood Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Wiscasset, Maine Elected in 1812.
Redistricted to the 16th district and lost re-election.
"4th Eastern district," District of Maine
James Carr Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
14th Bangor, Maine Elected in 1815 on the second ballot.
Retired.
John Wilson Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th Belfast, Maine Elected in 1816.
Lost re-election.
Martin Kinsley Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th Hampden, Maine Elected in 1819 on the third ballot.
Redistricted to Maine's 4th district and lost re-election.
District moved to Maine's 4th district. March 3, 1821

References[edit]

  • 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