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Kentucky's 6th congressional district
United States House of Representatives, Kentucky District 6 map.png
Current Representative Ben Chandler (D)
Population (2000) 673,626
Median income $37,554
Ethnicity 88.3% White, 8.3% Black, 1.2% Asian, 2.1% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+9

Kentucky's 6th congressional district is a district in the U.S. state of Kentucky, covering central Kentucky. It contains the cities of Lexington (including its suburbs), Richmond,and Frankfort, the state capital. The district is represented in the 111th United States Congress by

The current U.S. Representative from the district is Democrat Ben Chandler. He was preceded by Ernie Fletcher (1999-2003), Scotty Baesler (1993-1999), and Larry Hopkins (1979-1993).

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District Residence Notes
District created March 4, 1803
George M. Bedinger Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1807
Joseph Desha Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 - March 3, 1813 Redistricted to the 4th district
Solomon P. Sharp Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1817
David Walker Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 - March 1, 1820 Died
Francis Johnson Democratic-Republican November 13, 1820 - March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 10th district
David White Adams-Clay D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825
Joseph Lecompte Jacksonian March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1833
Thomas Chilton Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835
John Calhoon Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837
Whig March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839
Willis Green Whig March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1843 Redistricted to the 2nd district
John White Whig March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845 Redistricted from the 9th district
John P. Martin Democratic March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847
Green Adams Whig March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849
Daniel Breck Whig March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851
Addison White Whig March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853
John M. Elliott Democratic March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1859
Green Adams Opposition March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861
George W. Dunlap Unionist March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1863
Green C. Smith Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863 - July, 1866 Resigned after being apppointed Governor of Montana Territory
Andrew H. Ward Democratic December 3, 1866 - March 3, 1867
Thomas L. Jones Democratic March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871
William E. Arthur Democratic March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1875
Thomas L. Jones Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877
John G. Carlisle Democratic March 4, 1877 - May 26, 1890 Speaker of the House from 1883 -1889, Resigned after being elected to U.S. Senate
William W. Dickerson Democratic June 21, 1890 - March 3, 1893
Albert S. Berry Democratic March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1901
Daniel Linn Gooch Democratic March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1905
Joseph L. Rhinock Democratic March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1911
Arthur B. Rouse Democratic March 4, 1911 - March 3, 1927
Orie S. Ware Democratic March 4, 1927 - March 3, 1929
J. Lincoln Newhall Republican March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1931
Brent Spence Democratic March 4, 1931 - March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the At-large district
District redistricted to At-large district March 4, 1933
District re-established January 3, 1935 from At-large district
Emmet O' Neal Democratic January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1937 Redistricted to the 3rd district
Virgil Chapman Democratic January 3, 1937 - January 3, 1949 Redistricted from the 4th district
Thomas R. Underwood Democratic January 3, 1949 - March 17, 1951 Resigned
John C. Watts Democratic April 4, 1951 - September 24, 1971 Died
William P. Curlin, Jr. Democratic December 4, 1971 - January 3, 1973
John B. Breckinridge Democratic January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979
Larry Hopkins Republican January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1993
Scotty Baesler Democratic January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1999
Ernie Fletcher Republican January 3, 1999 - December 8, 2003 Resigned after being elected Governor of Kentucky
Ben Chandler Democratic February 17, 2004 - Present

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