North Carolina's 5th congressional district: Wikis

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North Carolina's 5th congressional district
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Current Representative Virginia Foxx (R)
Population (2000) 619,178
Median income $39,710
Ethnicity 89.5% White, 6.8% Black, 0.8% Asian, 3.6% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+15

North Carolina's 5th congressional district covers the northwestern corner of North Carolina from the Appalachian Mountains to the Piedmont Triad. The district includes Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Davie, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties and parts of Forsyth, Iredell, and Rockingham counties. The district is home to Appalachian State University in Boone.

The fifth district is represented by Rep. Virginia Foxx, a Republican. She has held the office since 2005, defeating Democrats Roger Sharpe and Roy Carter in 2006 and 2008 respectively.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District Residence Note
John Sevier Pro-Administration June 16, 1790 – March 3, 1791
William B. Grove Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793 Redistricted to the 7th district
Nathaniel Macon Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795 Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1803 Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1801-1807, Redistricted to the 6th district
James Gillespie Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Thomas Kenan Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1811
William R. King Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 – November 4, 1816 Resigned
Charles Hooks Democratic-Republican December 2, 1816 – March 3, 1817
James Owen Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Charles Hooks Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1823
Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Gabriel Holmes Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – September 26, 1829 Died
Edward B. Dudley Jacksonian November 10, 1829– March 3, 1831
James I. McKay Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1837
Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843 Redistricted to the 6th district
Romulus M. Saunders Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Redistricted from the 8th district
James C. Dobbin Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Abraham W. Venable Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1853
John Kerr, Jr. Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Edwin G. Reade Know Nothing March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
John A. Gilmer Know Nothing March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Opposition March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Civil War and Reconstruction
Israel G. Lash Republican July 20, 1868 – March 3, 1871
James M. Leach Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Alfred M. Scales Democratic March 4, 1875 – December 30, 1884 Resigned after being elected Governor
James W. Reid Democratic January 28, 1885 – December 31, 1886 Resigned
John M. Brower Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
Archibald H. A. Williams Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Thomas Settle III Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
William W. Kitchin Democratic March 4, 1897 – January 11, 1909 Resigned after being elected Governor
John M. Morehead Republican March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1911
Charles M. Stedman Democratic March 4, 1911 – September 23, 1930 Died
Franklin W. Hancock, Jr. Democratic November 4, 1930 – January 3, 1939
Alonzo D. Folger Democratic January 3, 1939 – April 30, 1941 Died
John H. Folger Democratic June 14, 1941 – January 3, 1949
Richard T. Chatham Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1957
Ralph J. Scott Democratic January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1967
Nick Galifianakis Democratic January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1969 Redistricted to the 4th district
Wilmer Mizell Republican January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1975
Stephen L. Neal Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1995
Richard Burr Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2005
Virginia Foxx Republican January 3, 2005 – Present

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