1819 : First Congressional Election Held in Michigan Territory

February 16, 2018 all-day

Residents in the Territory of Michigan voted in a congressional election for the first time electing William Woodbridge as a non-voting member of the US House of Representatives.

William Woodbridge actually served from March 1819 to August 1820.

Sources :

Historical Society of Michigan

Zlati Meyer, “This week in Michigan history: Territory gets to send delegate to House of Representatives”, Detroit Free Press, February 16, 2014.