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Montana: U.S. Representatives

U.S. Representatives from Montana, 1889-2020 (May be incomplete!)

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1889 Oct 1: Thomas H. Carter (Rep), elected; Martin Maginnis (Dem), defeated.
  • 1890 Nov 4: William W. Dixon (Dem), elected; Thomas H. Carter (Rep), defeated; Andrew L. Corbly (Prohibition), defeated; W. T. Field (Labor), defeated.
  • 1896 Nov 3: O. F. Goddard (Rep), defeated.
  • 1898 Nov 8: Albert J. Campbell (Dem), elected; Thomas C. Marshall (Rep), defeated; Thomas S. Hogan (Silver Republican), defeated.
  • 1906: Thomas J. Walsh, defeated.
  • 1914: Fletcher Maddox (Rep), defeated.
  • 1912 Nov 5: Tom Stout (Dem), elected; John M. Evans (Dem), elected; Charles N. Pray (Rep), defeated; William R. Allen (Rep), defeated; Thomas M. Everett (Progressive), defeated; George A. Horkan (Progressive), defeated; Henri La Beau (Socialist), defeated; J. Frank Mable (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Washington J. McCormick (Rep), elected; Burton Watson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: John M. Evans (Dem), elected; Washington J. McCormick (Rep), defeated; Lulu F. Dawley (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: John M. Evans (Dem), elected; John O. Davies (Rep), defeated; John F. McKay (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: John M. Evans (Dem), elected; Ronald Higgins (Rep), defeated; George H. Ambrose (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: John M. Evans (Dem), elected; Mark D. Fitzgerald (Rep), defeated; P. J. Cavanaugh (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Carl W. Riddick (Rep), elected; M. McCusker (Dem), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Scott Leavitt (Rep), elected; Preston B. Moss (Dem), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Scott Leavitt (Rep), elected; Joseph Kirschwing (Dem), defeated; Charles E. Taylor (Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Scott Leavitt (Rep), elected; Harry B. Mitchell (Dem), defeated; Clair Stoner (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Jacob M. Kruse (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Scott Leavitt (Rep), elected; B. A. Taylor (Dem), defeated; Jacob M. Kruse (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: John M. Evans (Dem), elected; Mark D. Fitzgerald (Rep), defeated; J. P. Cavanaugh (Socialist), defeated; Charles Squires (Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1932 Nov 8: Joseph P. Monaghan (Dem), elected; Mark D. Fitzgerald (Rep), defeated; A. N. Brooks (Socialist), defeated; Roger Murray (Communist), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Joseph P. Monaghan (Dem), elected; D. D. Evans (Rep), defeated; Charles Schneider (Socialist), defeated; George Salisbury (Communist), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Jerry J. O'Connell (Dem), elected; H. L. Hart (Rep), defeated; H. C. Schneider (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Jacob Thorkelson (Rep), elected; Jerry J. O'Connell (Dem), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Scott Leavitt (Rep), elected; Tom Stout (Dem), defeated; James Ostby (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Jacob M. Kruse (Socialist), defeated; Wayne La Grange (Communist), defeated.
  • 1932 Nov 8: Roy E. Ayers (Dem), elected; Scott Leavitt (Rep), defeated; J. H. Matheson (Socialist), defeated; Harry Juul (Communist), defeated; H. F. Fuerstnow (Liberty), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Roy E. Ayers (Dem), elected; Stanley E. Felt (Rep), defeated; Yale Adams (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: James F. O'Connor (Dem), elected; T. S. Stockdal (Rep), defeated; Bert Chesner (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: James F. O'Connor (Dem), elected; William C. Husband (Rep), defeated.
  • 1940 Jul 16: Jerry J. O'Connell (Dem), nominated; Hugh R. Adair (Dem), defeated in primary; Mike Mansfield (Dem), defeated in primary; Ruth Reardon (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1940 Jul 16: Jeannette Rankin (Rep), nominated; Jacob Thorkelson (Rep), defeated in primary; Winfield E. Page (Rep), defeated in primary; William R. Allen (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Jeannette Rankin (Rep), elected; Jerry J. O'Connell (Dem), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Mike Mansfield (Dem), elected; Howard K. Hazelbaker (Rep), defeated; Laverne Hamilton (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Mike Mansfield (Dem), elected; M. S. Galasso (Rep), defeated; Laverne Hamilton (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Mike Mansfield (Dem), elected; Walter R. Rankin (Rep), defeated.
  • 1948: Albert H. Angstman (Rep), defeated.
  • 1940 Jul 16: James F. O'Connor (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1940 Jul 16: Melvin N. Hoiness (Rep), nominated; William Ruffcorn (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1940 Nov 5: James F. O'Connor (Dem), elected; Melvin N. Hoiness (Rep), defeated; Laverne Hamilton (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: James F. O'Connor (Dem), elected; F. F. Haynes (Rep), defeated; Earl McConnell (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: James F. O'Connor (Dem), elected; F. F. Haynes (Rep), defeated; Edgar M. Spriggs (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1945: James F. O'Connor, died in office.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Wesley A. D'Ewart (Rep), elected; John J. Holmes (Dem), defeated; Edgar M. Spriggs (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Mike Mansfield (Dem), elected; Ralph Y. McGinnis (Rep), defeated; Laverne Hamilton (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Lee Metcalf (Dem), elected; Winfield E. Page (Rep), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Wesley A. D'Ewart (Rep), elected; John J. Holmes (Dem), defeated; Chester L. Kinsey (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Orvin B. Fjare (Rep), elected; LeRoy H. Anderson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1956: Orvin B. Fjare (Rep), defeated.
  • 1960 Jun 7: Arnold Olsen (Dem), nominated; James R. Shea (Dem), defeated in primary; Milton Colvin (Dem), defeated in primary; Maurice F. Hennessey (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1960 Jun 7: George P. Sarsfield (Rep), nominated; Tom Collins (Rep), defeated in primary; Eugene C. Corner (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1960 Nov 8: Arnold Olsen (Dem), elected; George P. Sarsfield (Rep), defeated.
  • 1960 Jun 7: Leo Graybill, Jr. (Dem), nominated; Danny O'Neill (Dem), defeated in primary; John C. Sheehy (Dem), defeated in primary; Norman Hauge (Dem), defeated in primary; Francis J. Arnett (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1960 Jun 7: James F. Battin (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1960 Nov 8: James F. Battin (Rep), elected; Leo Graybill, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1974: Pat Williams (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978: Jim Waltermire (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Richard G. Shoup (Rep), elected; Arnold Olsen (Dem), defeated.
  • 1978 Jun 6: Harold E. Wallace (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Dec 14: Max Baucus, resigned.
  • 1970 Nov 3: John Melcher (Dem), elected; Jack Rehberg (Rep), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Pat Williams (Dem), elected; Gary K. Carlson (Rep), defeated; Royer G. Warren (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Pat Williams (Dem), elected; Don Allen (Rep), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Pat Williams (Dem), elected; James Fenlason (Rep), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Ron Marlenee (Rep), elected; Chet Blaylock (Dem), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Ron Marlenee (Rep), elected; Buck O'Brien (Dem), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Ron Marlenee (Rep), elected; Buck O'Brien (Dem), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Pat Williams (Dem), elected; Brad Johnson (Rep), defeated. Ron Marlenee (Rep), elected; Don Burris (Dem), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Pat Williams (Dem), elected; Ron Marlenee (Rep), defeated; Jerome J. Wilverding (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Pat Williams (Dem), elected; Cy Jamison (Rep), defeated; Steve Kelly (Ind), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Rick Hill (Rep), elected; Bill Yellowtail (Dem), defeated; Jim Brooks (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Rick Hill (Rep), elected; Dusty Deschamps (Dem), defeated; Mike Fellows (Libertarian), defeated; Webb Sullivan (Reform), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Dennis R. Rehberg (Rep), elected; Nancy Keenan (Dem), defeated; James J. Tikalsky (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Dennis R. Rehberg (Rep), elected; Steve Kelly (Dem), defeated; Mike Fellows (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Dennis R. Rehberg (Rep), elected; Tracy Velazquez (Dem), defeated; Mike Fellows (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2006 Jun 6: Monica J. Lindeen (Dem), nominated.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Monica J. Lindeen (Dem), defeated.
  • 2010 Jun 8: Dennis McDonald (Dem), nominated; Tyler Gernant (Dem), defeated in primary; Melinda Gopher (Dem), defeated in primary; Sam Rankin (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 Jun 8: Dennis R. Rehberg (Rep), nominated; Mark T. French (Rep), defeated in primary; A. J. Otjen (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 Nov 2: Dennis R. Rehberg (Rep), elected; Dennis McDonald (Dem), defeated; Mike Fellows (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2014 Jun 3: Drew Turiano (Rep), defeated in primary; Corey Stapleton (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2020 Jun 2: Corey Stapleton (Rep), defeated in primary.
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