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Utah's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative Rob Bishop (R)
Population (2000) 744,389
Median income $45,058
Ethnicity 88.0% White, 1.2% Black, 1.7% Asian, 11.1% Hispanic, 0.9% Native American, 0.5% other
Cook PVI R+21

Utah's 1st congressional district serves the northwest area of Utah, including the cities of Ogden, Logan, Tooele; the northwest portion of Salt Lake City, and the entirety of the Great Salt Lake.

The current member of the United States House of Representatives from the district is Republican Rob Bishop.

President George W. Bush received 73% of the vote in this district in 2004. Scoring a Cook Partisan Voting Index (CPVI) of R+26 in 2004, the 1st Congressional District narrowly beat three other Congressional Districts which scored R+25 to become the most Republican district in the nation.[1] It was subsequently overtaken in this regard by Utah's 3rd congressional district.


List of representatives

Until 1913, the district was the only district, elected statewide At-large.

District borders are periodically redrawn and some district residences may no longer be in this district.

Name Years Party District residence Occupation Notes
Joseph Howell March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
Republican Logan Educator Redistricted from the At-large district
Retired
Milton H. Welling March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1921
Democratic Farmington Merchant Retired in unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate
Don B. Colton March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
Republican Vernal Lawyer Lost re-election
Abe Murdock March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1941
Democratic Beaver Lawyer Retired in a successful run for U.S. Senate
Walter K. Granger January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1953
Democratic Cedar City Farmer Retired in unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate
Douglas R. Stringfellow January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1955
Republican Draper Newscaster Renominated but withdrew due to scandal
Henry Aldous Dixon January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1961
Republican Provo Educator Retired
M. Blaine Peterson January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Democratic Ogden Lawyer Lost re-election
Laurence J. Burton January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1971
Republican Ogden Entrepreneur Retired in unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate
K. Gunn McKay January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1981
Democratic Ogden Educator Lost re-election
James V. Hansen January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 2003
Republican Farmington Businessman Retired
Rob Bishop January 3, 2003 –
present
Republican Brigham City Educator Inumbent

References

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