Posted by Ada Coddington

In the first U.S. Congress the members who represented the largest number of people were the Senators from the most populous state, Virginia, who represented about 750,000 people. For the current Congress, the median district of the House of Representatives includes about 750,000 people. In the first Congress, each member of the House represented around 60,000 people. The average congressional district population in the early days of the Republic dropped to around 40,000 by the 3rd Congress in 1793, or about 6% the size of current median congressional district.


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