Maine's 1st congressional district: Wikis

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Maine's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative Chellie Pingree (D)
Population (2000) 637,450
Median income $42,044
Ethnicity 96.8% White, 0.7% Black, 0.9% Asian, 0.8% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI D+8

Maine's first congressional district is the geographically smaller of Maine's two congressional districts, covering the southern coastal area of the state.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Chellie Pingree.

Contents

History

See District of Maine.

Maine was initially a part of the state of Massachusetts. Massachusetts was allocated 20 districts after the 1810 census. When Maine became a state in 1820, seven of those districts were credited to it.

Since then, all but the 1st and 2nd districts have become obsolete.

Makeup

District 1 consists of:

Representatives

Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note
Joseph Dane Federalist March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823 redistricted from the At-large district
William Burleigh Adams-Clay D-R March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 – July 2, 1827 died
Vacant July 2, 1827 – September 10, 1827
Rufus McIntire Jacksonian September 10, 1827 – March 3, 1835
John Fairfield Democratic March 4, 1835 – December 24, 1838 resigned after being elected Governor
Nathan Clifford Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
Joshua Herrick Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
John Fairfield Scammon Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
David Hammons Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Elbridge Gerry Democratic March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Moses MacDonald Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855
John M. Wood Republican March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Daniel E. Somes Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
John N. Goodwin Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Lorenzo De Medici Sweat Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
John Lynch Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1873
John H. Burleigh Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877
Thomas Brackett Reed Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1883 redistricted to At-large district
At-large districts used 1883 – 1885
Thomas Brackett Reed Republican March 4, 1885 – September 4, 1899 redistricted from At-large district, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1889-1891 and 1895-1899, resigned
Vacant September 4, 1899 – November 6, 1899
Amos L. Allen Republican November 6, 1899 – March 3, 1911
Asher C. Hinds Republican March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1917
Louis B. Goodall Republican March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1921
Carroll L. Beedy Republican March 4, 1921 – January 3, 1935
Simon M. Hamlin Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937
James C. Oliver Republican January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Robert Hale Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959
James C. Oliver Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961
Peter Garland Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963
Stanley R. Tupper Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967 redistricted from 2nd district
Peter N. Kyros Democratic January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975
David F. Emery Republican January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1983
John R. McKernan, Jr. Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1987
Joseph E. Brennan Democratic January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1991
Thomas Andrews Democratic January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1995
James B. Longley, Jr. Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
Thomas H. Allen Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2009 Portland
Chellie Pingree Democratic January 3, 2009 – present North Haven

Election results

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2000s

US House election, 2006: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas H. Allen 170,949 60.84 +1.1
Republican Darlene J. Curley 88,009 31.32 -8.9
Independent Dexter J. Kamilewicz 22,029 7.84 +7.8
Majority 82,940 29.52
Turnout 280,987
Democratic hold Swing
US House election, 2004: Maine District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas H. Allen 219,077 59.7 -4.1
Republican Charlie Summers 147,663 40.3 +4.1
Majority 71,414 19.5
Turnout 366,740
Democratic hold Swing

See also

References

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