Arkansas's at-large congressional district

Arkansas's at-large congressional district was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in Arkansas from 1836 to 1885.

Upon achieving statehood, Arkansas elected its sole representative statewide at-large. For two Congresses in the mid- to late-19th century, Arkansas elected one of its representatives statewide on a general ticket, with the remaining elected from districts

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created August 1, 1836 after achieving statehood
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Archibald Yell
Jacksonian December 14, 1836 –
March 3, 1839
24th
25th
Elected in 1836 to finish the short term.
Re-elected in 1837.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic
Edward Cross Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1845
26th
27th
28th
Elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
Re-elected in 1842.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Archibald Yell
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
July 1, 1846
29th Elected in 1844.
Resigned to serve in the United States Volunteers.
Vacant July 1, 1846 –
February 6, 1847
Thomas W. Newton Whig February 6, 1847 –
March 3, 1847
Elected to finish Yell's term.
Retired.
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Robert W. Johnson
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
30th
31st
32nd
Elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1851.
Retired.
Seat inactive. March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1873
33rd
34th
35th
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
41st
42nd
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William J. Hynes
Liberal Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
Lost re-election.
Seat inactive. March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
44th
45th
46th
47th
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Clifton R. Breckinridge
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
Seat eliminated March 4, 1885

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