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Mississippi's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative Travis Childers (D)
Area 11,412 mi²
Distribution 38.36% urban, 38.4% rural
Population (2006) 762,914
Median income $35,831
Ethnicity 70.5% White, 27.2% Black, 0.5% Asian, 1.8% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% other
Occupation 30.4% blue collar, 56.6% white collar, 13% gray collar
Cook PVI R+14

Mississippi's first congressional district is in the northeast corner of the state. It includes much of the northern portion of the state including Columbus, Oxford, Southaven, and Tupelo.

From statehood to the election of 1846, Mississippi elected representatives at-large statewide on a general ticket.

The congressional seat is held by Travis Childers, who won a special election to replace Roger Wicker, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Governor Haley Barbour to fill the vacant seat of Trent Lott.

List of representatives

Name Years of Service Party District Home Notes
District created March 4, 1847
Jacob Thompson March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1851 Democratic Redistricted from the At-large district
Benjamin Nabers March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853 Unionist
Daniel B. Wright March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1857 Democratic
Lucius Q. C. Lamar March 4, 1857 - December, 1860 Democratic Retired to become a member of the secesson convention of Mississippi
Civil War and Reconstruction
George E. Harris February 23, 1870 - March 3, 1873 Republican
Lucius Q. C. Lamar March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1877 Democratic
Henry Muldrow March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1885 Democratic
John Allen March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1901 Democratic
Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr. March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1921 Democratic
John Rankin March 4, 1921 - January 3, 1953 Democratic
Thomas Abernethy January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1973 Democratic Redistricted from the 4th district
Jamie Whitten January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1995 Democratic Redistricted from the 2nd district
Roger Wicker January 3, 1995 - December 31, 2007 Republican Resigned to accept appointment to U.S. Senate
Vacant December 31, 2007 - May 13, 2008
Travis Childers May 13, 2008 - Present Democratic Incumbent

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