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Arkansas's 3rd congressional district
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Current Representative John Boozman (R)
Area 8,661 mi²
Distribution 54.4% urban, 45.6% rural
Population (2000) 672,756
Median income $33,915
Ethnicity 87.3% White, 6.3% Black, 1.4% Asian, 2% Hispanic, 1.2% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+16

Arkansas's 3rd congressional district covers Northwest Arkansas and takes in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale and Fort Smith. The district is currently represented by John Boozman, a Republican.

George W. Bush received 62% of the vote in this district in 2004. John McCain swept the district in 2008 with 64.16% of the vote while Barack Obama received 33.45% of the vote. It was McCain's best and Obama's worst performance in Arkansas.

Character

Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters are located in this district in Bentonville. The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville. Springdale is the home of Tyson Foods.

The seat has been in Republican hands continuously since the election of John Paul Hammerschmidt in 1966.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
Civil War and Reconstruction
Thomas Boles Republican June 22, 1868 - March 3, 1871
John Edwards Liberal Republican March 4, 1871 - February 9, 1872 Lost contested election
Thomas Boles Republican February 9, 1872 - March 3, 1873 Won contested election
William W. Wilshire Republican March 4, 1873 - June 16, 1874 Lost contested election
Thomas M. Gunter Democratic June 16, 1874 - March 3, 1875 Won contested election, Redistricted to the 4th district
William W. Wilshire Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877
Jordan E. Cravens Independent Democrat March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1879
Democratic March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1883
John H. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885 Redistricted to the 4th district
Vacant March 4, 1885 - December 7, 1885
Thomas C. McRae Democratic December 7, 1885 - March 3, 1903 Elected after James K. Jones resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Hugh A. Dinsmore Democratic March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1905 Redistricted from the 5th district
John C. Floyd Democratic March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1915
John N. Tillman Democratic March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1929
Claude A. Fuller Democratic March 4, 1929 - January 3, 1939
Clyde T. Ellis Democratic January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1943
J. William Fulbright Democratic January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1945
James W. Trimble Democratic January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1967
John P. Hammerschmidt Republican January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1993
Tim Hutchinson Republican January 3, 1993 - January 2, 1997
Vacant January 2, 1997 - January 3, 1997
Asa Hutchinson Republican January 3, 1997 - August 6, 2001 Resigned after being appointed Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration
Vacant August 6, 2001 - November 20, 2001
John Boozman Republican November 20, 2001 - Present Incumbent

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