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					Lowndes' proposal - 1822

          House size = 213.                      D= 42112.1 , the U.S. Population divided by the number of House seat
                                                                                                    # persons per rep
  State   Population          State/D   Round down           # persons per rep.
   NY      1,368,775          32.5031       32                    42,774.22           NY
   PA      1,049,313          24.9171       24                    43,721.38           PA
   VA       895,303             21.26       21                    42,633.48           VA
   OH       581,434           13.8068       13                    44,725.69           OH
   NC       556,821           13.2224       13                    42,832.38           NC
   MA       523,287            12.426       12                    43,607.25           MA
   KY       513,623           12.1966       12                    42,801.92           KY
   SC       399,351           9.48305        9                    44,372.33           SC
   TN       390,769           9.27926        9                    43,418.78           TN
   MD       364,389           8.65283        8                    45,548.63           MD
   ME       298,335           7.08431        7                    42,619.29           ME
   GA       281,126           6.67566        6                    46,854.33           GA
   CT       275,208           6.53513        6                    45,868.00           CT
   NJ       274,551           6.51953        6                    45,758.50            NJ
   NH       244,161           5.79788        5                    48,832.20           NH
   VT       235,764           5.59849        5                    47,152.80            VT
   IN       147,102           3.49311        3                    49,034.00            IN
   LA       125,779           2.98677        2                    62,889.50            LA
   AL       111,147           2.63931        2                    55,573.50            AL
   RI        83,038           1.97183        1                    83,038.00            RI
   DE        70,943           1.68462        1                    70,943.00           DE
   MO        62,496           1.48404        1                    62,496.00           MO
   MS        62,320           1.47986        1                    62,320.00           MS
   IL        54,843           1.30231        1                    54,843.00            IL

  Total    8,969,878           Total        200
the number of House seats
       # persons per rep.,
             sorted
            83,038.00 RI     Each state from RI to NJ in this sorted
            70,943.00 DE     list would gain a representative, thus
            62,889.50 LA     bringing the total to 213.
            62,496.00 MO
            62,320.00 MS     Note that these are the bottom 13 states
            55,573.50 AL     in terms of population in column B.
            54,843.00 IL
            49,034.00 IN
            48,832.20 NH
            47,152.80 VT
            46,854.33 GA
            45,868.00 CT
            45,758.50 NJ
            45,548.63 MD
            44,725.69 OH
            44,372.33 SC
            43,721.38 PA
            43,607.25 MA
            43,418.78 TN
            42,832.38 NC
            42,801.92 KY
            42,774.22 NY
            42,633.48 VA
            42,619.29 ME