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Ohio's 6th congressional district
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Current Representative Charlie Wilson (D)
Population (2000) 630,730
Median income $32,888
Ethnicity 95.8% White, 2.4% Black, 0.5% Asian, 0.8% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+2

The 6th congressional district of Ohio is currently represented by Representative Charlie Wilson (D-OH). This district runs along the southeast side of the state, bordering Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Contents

List of representatives

Congress(es) Year(s) Notes Representative Party
District created March 4, 1813
13th April 20, 1813 – June 7, 1814 elected after Rep-elect John Stark Edwards died before commencement of term, Resigned Reasin Beall Democratic-Republican
13th14th October 11, 1814 – March 3, 1817 David Clendenin
15th March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819 Peter Hitchcock
16th17th March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 12th district John Sloane
18th March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Duncan McArthur Adams-Clay DR
19th March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827 John Thomson Jacksonian
20th March 4, 1827 – ????, 1828 Resigned after being appointed as judge to United States District Court for the District of Ohio William Creighton, Jr. Adams
20th December 19, 1828 – March 3, 1829 Francis Swaine Muhlenberg
21st22nd March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833 William Creighton, Jr. Anti-Jacksonian
23rd March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835 Redistricted from the 7th district Samuel Finley Vinton
24th March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837) Whig
25th27th March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843 Calvary Morris
28th29th March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847 Henry St. John Democratic
30th31st March 4, 1847 – March 20, 1849 Died Rodolphus Dickinson
31st December 3, 1849 – November 19, 1850 Died Amos E. Wood
31st January 7, 1851 – March 3, 1851 John Bell Whig
32nd March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Redistricted to the 9th district Frederick W. Green Democratic
33rd March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 Andrew Ellison
34th March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Jonas R. Emrie Opposition
35th March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 Joseph R. Cockerill Democratic
36th March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861 William Howard
37th38th March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1865 Chilton A. White
39th40th March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869 Reader W. Clarke Republican
41st42nd March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873 John Armstrong Smith
43rd March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 Isaac R. Sherwood
44th March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 Frank H. Hurd Democratic
45th March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879 Jacob Dolson Cox Republican
46th March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881 William D. Hill Democratic
47th March 3, 1881 – March 3, 1883 James M. Ritchie Republican
48th49th March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887 William D. Hill Democratic
50th51st March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891 Melvin M. Boothman Republican
52nd March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 Redistricted to the 5th district Dennis D. Donovan Democratic
53rd54th March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 George W. Hulick Republican
55th56th March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1901 Seth W. Brown
57th58th March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1905 Charles Q. Hildebrant
59th March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907 Thomas E. Scroggy
60th62nd March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913 Matthew Denver Democratic
63rd March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 Redistricted to the 7th district Simeon D. Fess Republican
64th71st March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1931 Charles Cyrus Kearns
72nd76th March 3, 1931 – January 3, 1941 James G. Polk Democratic
77th January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943 Jacob E. Davis
78th80th January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949 Edward Oscar McCowen Republican
81st86th January 3, 1949 – April 28, 1959 Died James G. Polk Democratic
86th November 8, 1960 – January 3, 1961) Ward Miller Republican
87th96th January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1981 Bill Harsha
97th102nd January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993 Bob McEwen
103rd January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995 Ted Strickland Democratic
104th January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997 Frank Cremeans Republican
105th109th January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2007 Ted Strickland Democratic
110th–present January 3, 2007 – Present Charlie Wilson

Election results

The following chart shows historic election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

Year Democratic Republican Other
2008 Charles A. Wilson Jr.: 176,330 Richard Stobbs: 92,968 Dennis Spisak (G): 13,812  
2006 Charles A. Wilson Jr.: 131,322 Chuck Blasdel: 80,705  
2004 Ted Strickland: 223,884 None John Stephen Luchansky (Write-in): 145
2002 Ted Strickland: 113,972 Mike Halleck: 77,643  
2000 Ted Strickland: 138,849 Mike Azinger: 96,966 Kenneth R. MacCutcheon (L): 4,759
1998 Ted Strickland: 102,852 Nancy P. Hollister: 77,711  
1996 Ted Strickland: 118,003 Frank A. Cremeans: 111,907  
1994 Ted Strickland: 87,861 Frank A. Cremeans: 91,263  
1992 Ted Strickland: 122,720 Robert D. McEwen*: 119,252  
1990 Ray Mitchell: 47,415 Robert D. McEwen: 117,220  
1988 Gordon R. Roberts: 52,635 Robert D. McEwen: 152,235  
1986 Gordon R. Roberts: 42,155 Robert D. McEwen: 106,354 Amos Seeley: 2,829
1984 Bob Smith: 52,727 Robert D. McEwen: 150,101  
1982 Lynn Alan Grimshaw: 63,435 Robert D. McEwen: 92,135  
1980 Ted Strickland: 84,235 Robert D. McEwen: 101,288  
1978 Ted Strickland: 46,313 William H. Harsha Jr.: 85,592  
1976 Ted Strickland: 67,067 William H. Harsha Jr.: 107,064  
1974 Lloyd Allan Wood: 42,316 William H. Harsha Jr.: 93,400  
1972   William H. Harsha Jr.: 128,394  
1970 Raymond H. Stevens: 39,265 William H. Harsha Jr.: 82,772  
1968 Kenneth L. Kirby: 40,964 William H. Harsha Jr.: 107,289  
1966 Ottie W. Reno: 35,345 William H. Harsha Jr.: 74,847  
1964 Franklin E. Smith: 57,223 William H. Harsha Jr.: 86,015  
1962 Jerry C. Rasor: 47,737 William H. Harsha Jr.: 72,743  
1960 Franklin E. Smith: 65,045 William H. Harsha Jr.: 80,124  
1960 s* Gladys E. Davis: 61,713 Ward MacL. Miller: 76,520  
1958 James G. Polk: 76,566 Elmer S. Barrett: 46,924  
1956 James G. Polk: 72,229 Albert L. Daniels: 60,300  
1954 James G. Polk: 54,044 Leo Blackburn: 49,531  
1952 James G. Polk: 67,220 Leo Blackburn: 66,896  
1950 James G. Polk: 40,335 Edward O. McCowen: 38,996  
1948 James G. Polk: 46,944 Edward O. McCowen: 41,402  
1946 Franklin E. Smith: 33,013 Edward O. McCowen: 39,992  
1944 John W. Bush: 42,167 Edward O. McCowen: 45,284  
1942 Jacob E. Davis: 31,793 Edward O. McCowen: 33,171  
1940 Jacob E. Davis: 52,769 Chester P. Fitch: 48,257  
1938 James G. Polk: 43,646 Emory F. Smith: 42,847  
1936 James G. Polk: 54,904 Emory F. Smith: 45,733  
1934 James G. Polk: 42,340 Albert L. Daniels: 38,538 Mark A. Crawford: 312
1932 James G. Polk: 50,913 Mack Sauer: 39,668  
1930 James G. Polk: 37,158 Charles C. Kearns: 33,300  
1928 George D. Nye: 33,020 Charles C. Kearns: 43,519  
1926 Edward H. Kennedy*: 24,730 Charles C. Kearns: 27,688  
1924 Edward N. Kennedy*: 29,283 Charles C. Kearns: 33,064  
1922 William N. Gableman: 28,939 Charles C. Kearns: 32,416  
1920 Cleona Searles: 30,903 Charles C. Kearns: 38,044  
  • Redistricting following the 1990 census resulted in putting two Republican incumbents, Robert D. McEwen and Clarence E. Miller (incumbent in the 10th District), in the new Sixth District. McEwen defeated Miller in a bitterly fought Republican primary election in 1992.
  • A separate, special election was held to fill out Polk's unexpired term. Miller, the winner of this election, served the remainder of 1960, until Harsha's term began in 1961.
  • Probable error in records: Edward H. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee in 1926, and Edward N. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee in 1924, are most probably the same person. Which name is correct is unknown.
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History

When Robert McEwen was first elected in 1980, the Sixth District of Ohio consisted of Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike, Scioto, and Ross Counties plus Clermont County outside the city of Loveland, Harrison Township in Vinton County and the Warren County townships of Clearcreek, Deerfield, Hamilton, Harlan, Massie, Salem, and Wayne.[1] The Washington Post described the Sixth as "a fail-safe Republican district."[2]

The Ohio General Assembly redrew the Sixth District following the results of the 1980 Census. The boundaries from 1983 to 1987 included all of Adams, Clinton, Fayette, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Warren Counties, plus Waterloo and York Townships in Athens County; Wayne Township in Clermont County; Concord, Jasper, Marion, Perry, Union, and Wayne Townships in Fayette County; and Washington Township and the Cities of Miamisburg and West Carrollton in Montgomery County.[3]

Beginning with the 100th Congress in 1987, adjustments were made by the legislature to the boundaries; reapportionment between Censuses is unusual in American politics. A small part of the Montgomery County territory was detached, as were parts of Fayette County in Washington Court House in Union Township and the townships of Jasper and Marion. Part of Brown County was added, Jackson and Eagle Townships. These were the boundaries for the rest of McEwen's service in Congress.[4]

The district was largely rural and agricultural with no large cities. One of the major industries was the United States Department of Energy's Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant at Piketon, which manufactured uranium for nuclear weapons. The district was 97 per cent white with a median household income of $21,761.[5]

References

  1. ^  Ohio. Secretary of State. Official Roster of Federal, State, and County Officers and Departmental Information for 1991-1992. Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 1991. 330-335.
  2. ^  "Election 80: New Faces in the House". The Washington Post. November 23, 1980. A15.
  3. ^  Ohio. Secretary of State. Official Roster of Federal, State, and County Officers and Departmental Information for 1991-1992. Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 1991. 330-335; United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Printing. 1987-1988 Official Congressional Directory, 100th Congress. Duncan Nystrom, editor. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1987.
  4. ^  Ohio. Secretary of State. Official Roster of Federal, State, and County Officers and Departmental Information for 1991-1992. Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 1991. 330-335; United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Printing. 1991-1992 Official Congressional Directory, 102d Congress. Duncan Nystrom, editor. S. Pub. 102-4. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1991.
  5. ^  Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa. The Almanac of American Politics, 1994. Washington, D.C.: National Journal, 1993. ISBN 0-89234-058-4.


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