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Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district
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Current Representative James Langevin (D)
Population (2000) 524,162
Median income $44,129
Ethnicity 84.3% White, 4.5% Black, 2.6% Asian, 9.8% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI D+9

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in southern and western Rhode Island. The district is currently represented by James Langevin, who has represented the district since January 2001.

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
Elisha R. Potter Law and Order March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Kingston lost election
Lemuel H. Arnold Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847 Providence retired
Benjamin Babock Thurston Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849 lost election
Nathan F. Dixon Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Benjamin Babock Thurston Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855
Know-Nothing March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Retired
William Daniel Brayton Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861 Warwick Lost Re-election
George H. Browne Democratic/
Constitutional Union
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 Lost Re-election
Nathan F. Dixon Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1871 Lost Re-election
James M. Pendleton Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875 Westerly Lost Re-election
Latimer Whipple Ballou Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1881 Woonsocket Retired
Jonathan Chace Republican March 4, 1881 – January 26, 1885 Central Falls Resigned to take US Senate seat from Rhode Island
Vacant January 26, 1885 – February 12, 1885
Nathan F. Dixon, III Republican February 12, 1885 – March 3, 1885 Westerly
William Almy Pirce Republican March 4, 1885 – January 25, 1887 Seat declared vacant due to election irregularities
Vacant January 25, 1887 – February 21, 1887
Charles H. Page Democratic February 21, 1887– March 3, 1887
Warren O. Arnold Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
Charles H. Page Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Vacant March 4, 1893 – April 5, 1893 seat declared vacant due to failure of candidates to attain majority vote
Charles H. Page Democratic April 5, 1893 – March 3, 1895 won special election
Warren O. Arnold Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897 Retired
Adin B. Capron Republican March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1911 Stillwater Retired
George H. Utter Republican March 3, 1911 -November 3, 1912 Westerly Died
Vacant November 3, 1912 – March 4, 1913
Peter G. Gerry Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 Newport Lost Re-election
Walter Russell Stiness Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923 Retired
Richard S. Aldrich Republican March 4, 1923, - March 3, 1933 Providence Retired
John Matthew O'Connell Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939 Westerly Retired
Harry Sandager Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941 Cranston Lost Re-election
John E. Fogarty Democratic January 3, 1941 – January 10, 1967 Died
Vacant January 10, 1967 – March 28, 1967
Robert Tiernan Democratic March 28, 1967 – January 3, 1975 Lost Re-election
Edward Beard Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981 Providence Lost Re-election
Claudine Schneider Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1991 Retired to run for the US Senate from Rhode Island
Jack Reed Democratic January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1997 Retired to run for the US Senate from Rhode Island
Robert Weygand Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001 Retired to run for the US Senate from Rhode Island
James Langevin Democratic January 3, 2001 – Present Incumbent

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