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Rhode Island's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative Patrick J. Kennedy (D)
Population (2000) 524,157
Median income $40,616
Ethnicity 85.7% White, 4.4% Black, 1.9% Asian, 7.5% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI D+13

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in northern and eastern Rhode Island. The district is currently represented by Patrick J. Kennedy, who has represented the district since January 1995.

Cities and towns currently in the district

The district includes:

Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
District organized from Rhode Island's At-large congressional district in 1843
Henry Y. Cranston Law and Order March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Newport
Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Robert B. Cranston Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849 Newport
George Gordon King Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853 Newport
Thomas Davis Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 Providence
Nathan B. Durfee American March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Tiverton
Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Christopher Robinson Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861 Providence
William Paine Sheffield Union March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 Newport
Thomas Jenckes Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1871 Providence
Benjamin T. Eames Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1879 Providence
Nelson W. Aldrich Republican March 4, 1879 – October 4, 1881 Providence resigned to take seat in US Senate
Vacant October 4, 1881 – December 5, 1881
Henry J. Spooner Republican December 5, 1881 – March 3, 1891 Providence
Oscar Lapham Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895 Providence
Melville Bull Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1903 Middletown
Daniel L.D. Granger Democratic March 4, 1903– February 14, 1909 Providence Died
Vacant February 14, 1909 – March 4, 1909
William Paine Sheffield Republican March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1911 Newport
George F. O'Shaunessy Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1919 Providence
Clark Burdick Republican March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1933 Newport
Francis Condon Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 10, 1935 Pawtucket redistricted from 3rd district, resigned to be seated as an Associate Justice of RI Supreme Court
Vacant January 10, 1935 – August 6, 1935
Charles Risk Republican August 6, 1935 – January 3, 1937 Lincoln
Aime Forand Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
Charles Risk Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941 Lincoln
Aime Forand Democratic January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1961
Fernand St. Germain Democratic January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1989 Woonsocket
Ronald Machtley Republican January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1995
Patrick J. Kennedy Democratic January 3, 1995 – Present Portsmouth Incumbent

References

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