During the first twenty-four Congresses (March 4, 1789 until March 3, 1837) Connecticut elected all its Representatives in Congress from a single multi-member Connecticut at-large congressional district.
Connecticut elected a varying number of representatives during this period. From its inception in 1789 through the first reapportionment in 1793, there were five seats. From 1793 through 1823, there were seven seats. In 1823 the seats were reduced to six and in 1837 the system of at-large members was replaced with districts.
From 1903 to 1913 and from 1933 to 1965, Connecticut had a member of the United States House of Representatives who represented the state at-large, in addition to the members who represented distinct districts.
This practice was prohibited by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
List of representatives
1789–1837: five, then seven, then six seats
All members were elected statewide at-large on a general ticket.
In 1837, Connecticut abandoned general tickets and adopted districts instead.
1903–1913: one seat
In 1903, one at-large seat was created, four district seats continued.
George L. Lilley
|Republican||March 4, 1903 –
January 5, 1909
|Elected in 1902.|
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Resigned when elected Governor of Connecticut.
|Vacant||January 5, 1909 –
March 3, 1909
John Q. Tilson
|Republican||March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1913
|Elected in 1908.|
Re-elected in 1910.
Redistricted to the 3rd district and lost re-election.
|At-large seat eliminated|
1933–1965: one seatIn 1933, one at-large seat was created, five district seats continued.
- "Our Campaigns - United States - Connecticut - CT At-Large". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
- 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