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Georgia's 2nd congressional district
United States House of Representatives, Georgia District 02, 110th Congress.png
Current Representative Sanford Bishop (D)
Population (2000) 629,735
Median income $29,354
Ethnicity 51.4% White, 44.8% Black, 0.6% Asian, 3.5% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI D+1

The Second Congressional District of Georgia represents most of the southwestern fourth of Georgia. This district is one of the largest districts by size. Much of the district is rural, and peanuts are the major crop in this district. The district does have its share of medium-sized towns such as Albany. The district is also the historic home of Jimmy Carter and has a reputation for being progressive on racial issues.

Even though the district has a plurality of whites, the district has elected Democrat Sanford Bishop, an African-American, since 1993, making Bishop the only Black representative of a white-majority district in the South.

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Counties

List of Representatives

The district in the form used in the 2002 and 2004 elections.
Representative Party Years District Home Note
Abraham Baldwin Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1793 redistricted to At-large district
Redistricted to the At-large district in 1793
Redistricted from the At-large district in 1827
John Forsyth Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – November 7, 1827 redistricted from At-large district, resigned
Vacant November 7, 1827 - November 17, 1827
Richard H. Wilde Jacksonian November 17, 1827 – March 3, 1829 redistricted to At-large district
Redistricted to the At-large district in 1829
Redistricted from the At-large district in 1845
Seaborn Jones Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Alfred Iverson, Sr. Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Marshall J. Wellborn Democratic March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
James Johnson Unionist March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Alfred H. Colquitt Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Martin J. Crawford Democratic March 4, 1855 – January 23, 1861 withdrew
January 23, 1861 - July 25, 1868 Civil War and Reconstruction, Seat was vacant
Nelson Tift Democratic July 25, 1868 – March 3, 1869
Vacant March 4, 1869 - December 22, 1870
Richard H. Whiteley Republican December 22, 1870 – March 3, 1875 installed after Nelson Tift was not permitted to qualify
William E. Smith Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1881
Henry G. Turner Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1893 redistricted to 11th district
Benjamin E. Russell Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
James M. Griggs Democratic March 4, 1897 – January 5, 1910 died
Vacant January 5, 1910 - February 6, 1910
Seaborn Roddenbery Democratic February 6, 1910 – September 25, 1913 died
Vacant September 25, 1913 - November 4, 1913
Frank Park Democratic November 4, 1913 – March 3, 1925
Edward E. Cox Democratic March 4, 1925 – December 24, 1952 died
Vacant December 24, 1952 - February 4, 1953
J. L. Pilcher Democratic February 4, 1953 – January 3, 1965
Maston E. O'Neal, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1971
Dawson Mathis Democratic January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1981
Charles F. Hatcher Democratic January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993
Sanford Bishop Democratic January 3, 1993 – Present Incumbent

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