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Massachusetts's 6th congressional district
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Current Representative John F. Tierney (D)
Area 480.31 mi²
Distribution 63.15% urban, 36.85% rural
Population (2000) 636,554
Median income $70,858
Ethnicity 89.8% White, 2.2% Black, 2.5% Asian, 4.4% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.9% other
Occupation 17.2% blue collar, 69.7% white collar, 13.1% gray collar
Cook PVI D + 7

Massachusetts's sixth congressional district is in northeastern Massachusetts. It contains most of Essex County, including the North Shore and Cape Ann. It is currently represented by John F. Tierney, who has represented the district since January 1997.

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Cities and Towns in the District

In Essex County:

The cities of: Amesbury, Beverly, Gloucester, Lynn, Newburyport, Peabody, and Salem
The towns of: Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, North Andover, Rockport, Rowley, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, and West Newbury.

In Middlesex County:

The towns of: Bedford, Burlington, North Reading, Reading, Wakefield and Wilmington.


List of representatives

Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note
George Thatcher Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1791 Biddeford, Maine Redistricted to 8th district
George Leonard Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 - March 3, 1793 Norton Redistricted from the 7th district
District discontinued March 4, 1793 - March 3, 1795
John Reed, Sr. Federalist March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1801 West Bridgewater Retired
Josiah Smith Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803 Pembroke Retired
Samuel Taggart Federalist March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1817 Colrain Retired
Samuel C. Allen Federalist March 4, 1817 - March 3, 1823 Bernardston Redistricted to 7th district
John Locke Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825 Ashby Retired
Adams March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1829
Joseph G. Kendall Anti-Jackson March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833 Leominster Retired
George Grennell, Jr. Anti-Jackson March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1837 Greenfield Redistricted from the 7th district
Retired
Whig March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839
James Alvord Whig March 4, 1839 - September 27, 1839 Greenfield Died
Vacant September 27, 1839 – January 14, 1840
Osmyn Baker Whig January 14, 1840 – March 3, 1845 Northampton Retired
George Ashmun Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1851 Retired
George T. Davis Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Greenfield Retired
Charles W. Upham Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 Salem Lost re-election
Timothy Davis Know Nothing March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 - March 3, 1859
John B. Alley Republican March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1863 Redistricted to the 5th district
Daniel W. Gooch Republican March 4, 1863 - September 1, 1865 Melrose Redistricted from the 7th district
Lost re-election
Vacant September 2, 1865 - December 3, 1865
Nathaniel P. Banks Republican December 4, 1865 - March 3, 1873
Benjamin F. Butler Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875 Lowell Redistricted from the 5th district
Lost re-election
Charles Thompson Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 Lost re-election
George B. Loring Republican March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1881 Lost renomination
Eben F. Stone Republican March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1883
Henry B. Lovering Democratic March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1887
Henry Cabot Lodge Republican March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1893 Redistricted to the 7th district
William Cogswell Republican March 4, 1893 - May 22, 1895 Redistricted from the 7th district, Died
Vacant May 22, 1895 - November 4, 1895
William H. Moody Republican November 5, 1895 - May 1, 1902 Haverhill Resigned to become Secretary of the Navy
Vacant May 2, 1902 - November 3, 1902
Augustus P. Gardner Republican November 4, 1902 - May 15, 1917 Resigned to enter the army
Vacant May 15, 1917 - November 6, 1917
Willfred W. Lufkin Republican November 6, 1917 - June 30, 1921 Essex Resigned to accept a Treasury position
Vacant June 30, 1921 - September 27, 1921
A. Piatt Andrew Republican September 27, 1921 - June 3, 1936 Gloucester Died
Vacant June 3, 1936 - January 3, 1937
George J. Bates Republican January 3, 1937 - November 1, 1949 Salem Died in a plane crash
Vacant November 1, 1949 - February 14, 1950
William H. Bates Republican February 14, 1950 - June 22, 1969 Salem Died
Vacant June 22, 1969 - September 30, 1969
Michael J. Harrington Democratic September 30, 1969 - January 3, 1979 Salem Retired
Nicholas Mavroules Democratic January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1993 Peabody Lost re-election
Peter G. Torkildsen Republican January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1997 Danvers Lost re-election
John F. Tierney Democratic January 3, 1997 - Present Salem Incumbent

Recent election results

2002 general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John F. Tierney 162,900 68.27 -2.77
Republican Mark C. Smith 75,462 31.63 + 2.74
Write-in 253 0.11 + 0.03
Turnout 238,615
Democratic hold Swing - 2.77
2004 general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John F. Tierney 213,458 69.87 + 1.60
Republican Stephen P. O’Malley, Jr. 91,597 29.98 - 1.65
Write-in 467 0.15 + 0.04
Turnout 305,522
Democratic hold Swing + 1.60

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