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Virginia's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative Rob Wittman (R)
Population (2000) 643,514
Median income $50,257
Ethnicity 76.1% White, 18.6% Black, 1.7% Asian, 3.0% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% other
Cook PVI R+7

Virginia's first congressional district is a United States congressional district in the commonwealth of Virginia.

Contents

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 51 - 48%
2004 President Bush 60 - 39%
2000 President Bush 58 - 39%

Area covered

It covers all or part of the following political subdivisions:

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Counties

Cities

The entirety of:

Portions of:

The seat is currently held by Republican Rob Wittman.

Historic district boundaries

The Virginia First District started in 1788 covering the counties of Berkeley, Frederick, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Monongalia, Ohio, Randolph and Shenandoah. [1] Of these only Shenandoah and Frederick Counties are in Virginia today; the rest are now part of West Virginia. The modern counties of Clarke, Warren and most of Page as well as the independent city of Winchester were included as part of Frederick and Shenandoah counties in 1788. In West Virginia all the current state north and east of a generalized line running from Wood County to Pocahontas County was in the congressional district. The one exception was that Pendleton County, West Virginia was in Virginia's 3rd congressional district.

In the redistribution which followed the 1850 census (in force 1853-1863), the First District comprised sixteen counties in eastern Virginia. The counties included (amongst others) Accomack, Essex, Gloucester, James City, King and Queen, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Richmond, Warwick and Westmoreland. In an 1862 Union special election three out of the sixteen counties in the Union district supplied returns.

List of Representatives

Representative Lived Party Service Notes
District created March 4, 1789
Alexander White (1738-1804) Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 - March 3, 1793 Retired
Robert Rutherford (1728-1803) Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 - March 3, 1795
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795-March 3, 1797 Defeated
Daniel Morgan (1736-1802) Federalist March 4, 1797 - March 3, 1799 Retired
Robert Page (1765-1840) Federalist March 4, 1799 - March 3, 1801 Retired
John Smith (1750-1836) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 - March 3, 1803 Redistricted to the 3rd district
John G. Jackson (1777-1825) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - September 28, 1810 Resigned
Vacant September 29, 1810 - December 20, 1810 Special election
William McKinley Democratic-Republican December 21, 1810 - March 3, 1811 Defeated
Thomas Wilson (1765-1826) Federalist March 4, 1811 - March 3, 1813 Defeated
John G. Jackson (1777-1825) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1817 Retired
James Pindall (1783-1825) Federalist March 4, 1817 - July 26, 1820 Resigned
Vacant July 27, 1820 - October 22, 1820 Special election
Edward B. Jackson (1793-1826) Democratic-Republican October 23, 1820 - March 3, 1823 Retired
Thomas Newton, Jr. (1768-1847) Adams-Clay D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825 Redistricted from the 21st district
Adams March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1829
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1829 – March 9, 1830 Lost contested election
George Loyall (1789-1868) Jackson March 9, 1830 - March 3, 1831 Won contested election, Defeated
Thomas Newton, Jr. (1768-1847) Anti-Jackson March 4, 1831 - March 3, 1833 Retired
George Loyall (1789-1868) Jackson March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1837 Retired
Francis Mallory (1807-1860) Whig March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839 Defeated
Joel Holleman (1799-1844) Democratic March 4, 1839 - December 1, 1840 Resigned
Vacant December 2, 1840 - December 27, 1840 Special election
Francis Mallory (1807-1860) Whig December 28, 1840 - March 3, 1843 Retired
Archibald Atkinson (1792-1872) Democratic March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1849 Retired
John S. Millson (1808-1874) Democratic March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1853 Redistricted to the 2nd district
Thomas H. Bayly (1810-1856) Democratic March 4, 1853 - June 23, 1856 Redistricted from the 7th district, Died
Vacant June 24, 1856 - November 31, 1856 Special election
Muscoe R. H. Garnett (1821-1864) Democratic December 1, 1856 - March 3, 1861 Retired
Civil War
Vacant March 4, 1861 - March 15, 1862 Elected representative declared not entitled to seat
Joseph E. Segar (1804-1880) Unionist March 16, 1862 - March 3, 1863
Vacant March 4, 1863 - 1865 Elected representative declared not entitled to seat
Reconstruction
Representation inactive 1865 - January 31, 1870
Richard S. Ayer (1829-1896) Republican January 31, 1870 - March 3, 1871 Retired
John Critcher (1820-1901) Democratic March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1873 Retired
James B. Sener (1837-1903) Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875 Defeated
Beverly B. Douglas (1822-1878) Democratic March 4, 1875 - December 22, 1878 Died
Vacant December 23, 1878 - January 22, 1879 Special election
Richard L. T. Beale (1819-1893) Democratic January 23, 1879 - March 3, 1881 Retired
George T. Garrison (1835-1889) Democratic March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1883 Defeated
Robert M. Mayo (1836-1896) Readjuster March 4, 1883 - March 20, 1884 Lost contested election
George T. Garrison (1835-1889) Democratic March 20, 1884 - March 3, 1885 Won contested election, Retired
Thomas Croxton (1822-1903) Democratic March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1887 Defeated
Thomas H. B. Browne (1844-1922) Republican March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1891 Defeated
William A. Jones (1849-1918) Democratic March 4, 1891 - April 17, 1918 Died
Vacant April 18 - July 1, 1918 Special election
S. Otis Bland (1872-1950) Democratic July 2, 1918 - March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the At-large district
State using at-large format March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1935
S. Otis Bland (1872-1950) Democratic January 3, 1935 - February 16, 1950 Redistricted from the At-large district, Died
Vacant February 16, 1950 - May 2, 1950 Special election
Edward J. Robeson, Jr. (1890-1966) Democratic May 2, 1950 - January 3, 1959 Defeated
Thomas N. Downing (1919-2001) Democratic January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1977 Retired
Paul S. Trible, Jr. (b. 1946) Republican January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1983 Elected to the Senate
Herbert H. Bateman (1928-2000) Republican January 3, 1983 - September 11, 2000 Died
Vacant September 11, 2000 - January 3, 2001
Jo Ann Davis (1950-2007) Republican January 3, 2001 - October 6, 2007 Died
Vacant October 6, 2007 - December 13, 2007 Special election
Robert J. Wittman (b. 1959) Republican December 13, 2007 - Current

See also

References

  1. ^ Parsons, Stanley B., William W. Beach and Dan Hermann. United States Congressional Districts, 1788-1841 (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1978) p. 7

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Current Representative Rob Wittman (RMontross)
Population (2000) 643,514
Median income $50,257
Ethnicity 76.1% White, 18.6% Black, 1.7% Asian, 3.0% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% other
Cook PVI R+7

Virginia's first congressional district is a United States congressional district in the commonwealth of Virginia. It is often referred to as "America's First District" as it includes Jamestown, the first English settlement in the New World.

Contents

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 51 - 48%
2004 President Bush 60 - 39%
2000 President Bush 58 - 39%

Area covered

It covers all or part of the following political subdivisions:

Counties

Cities

The entirety of:

Portions of:

The seat is currently held by Republican Rob Wittman.

Historic district boundaries

The Virginia First District started in 1788 covering the counties of Berkeley, Frederick, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Monongalia, Ohio, Randolph and Shenandoah.[1] Of these only Shenandoah and Frederick Counties are in Virginia today; the rest are now part of West Virginia. The modern counties of Clarke, Warren and most of Page as well as the independent city of Winchester were included as part of Frederick and Shenandoah counties in 1788. In West Virginia all the current state north and east of a generalized line running from Wood County to Pocahontas County was in the congressional district. The one exception was that Pendleton County, West Virginia was in Virginia's 3rd congressional district.

In the redistribution which followed the 1850 census (in force 1853-1863), the First District comprised sixteen counties in eastern Virginia. The counties included (amongst others) Accomack, Essex, Gloucester, James City, King and Queen, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Richmond, Warwick and Westmoreland. In an 1862 Union special election three out of the sixteen counties in the Union district supplied returns.

List of representatives

Representative Lived Party Service Notes
District created March 4, 1789
Alexander White (1738–1804) Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 - March 3, 1793 Declined to run
Robert Rutherford (1728–1803) Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 - March 3, 1795
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795-March 3, 1797 Defeated
Daniel Morgan (1736–1802) Federalist March 4, 1797 - March 3, 1799 Declined to run
Robert Page (1765–1840) Federalist March 4, 1799 - March 3, 1801 Declined to run
John Smith (1750–1836) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 - March 3, 1803 Elected to Virginia 3rd District
John G. Jackson (1777–1825) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - September 28, 1810 Resigned
Vacant September 29, 1810 - December 20, 1810 Special election
William McKinley Democratic-Republican December 21, 1810 - March 3, 1811 Defeated
Thomas Wilson (1765–1826) Federalist March 4, 1811 - March 3, 1813 Defeated
John G. Jackson (1777–1825) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1817 Declined to run
James Pindall (1783–1825) Federalist March 4, 1817 - July 26, 1820 Resigned
Vacant July 27, 1820 - October 22, 1820 Special election
Edward B. Jackson (1793–1826) Democratic-Republican October 23, 1820 - March 3, 1823 Declined to run
Thomas Newton, Jr. (1768–1847) Adams-Clay D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1829
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1829 – March 9, 1830 Election invalidated
George Loyall (1789–1868) Jackson March 9, 1830 - March 3, 1831 Defeated
Thomas Newton, Jr. (1768–1847) Anti-Jackson March 4, 1831 - March 3, 1833 Declined to run
George Loyall (1789–1868) Jackson March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1837 Declined to run
Francis Mallory (1807–1860) Whig March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839 Defeated
Joel Holleman (1799–1844) Democratic March 4, 1839 - December 1, 1840 Resigned
Vacant December 2, 1840 - December 27, 1840 Special election
Francis Mallory (1807–1860) Whig December 28, 1840 - March 3, 1843 Declined to run
Archibald Atkinson (1792–1872) Democratic March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1849 Declined to run
John S. Millson (1808–1874) Democratic March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1853 Elected to Virginia 2nd District
Thomas H. Bayly (1810–1856) Democratic March 4, 1853 - June 23, 1856 Died
Vacant June 24, 1856 - November 31, 1856 Special election
Muscoe R. H. Garnett (1821–1864) Democratic December 1, 1856 - March 3, 1861 Declined to run
Vacant March 4, 1861 - March 15, 1862
Joseph E. Segar (1804–1880) Unionist March 16, 1862 - March 3, 1863
Vacant March 4, 1863 - January 30, 1870 Civil War
Richard S. Ayer (1829–1896) Republican January 31, 1870 - March 3, 1871 Declined to run
John Critcher (1820–1901) Democratic March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1873 Declined to run
James B. Sener (1837–1903) Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875 Defeated
Beverly B. Douglas (1822–1878) Democratic March 4, 1875 - December 22, 1878 Died
Vacant December 23, 1878 - January 22, 1879 Special election
Richard L. T. Beale (1819–1893) Democratic January 23, 1879 - March 3, 1881 Declined to run
George T. Garrison (1835–1889) Democratic March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1883 Defeated
Robert M. Mayo (1836–1896) Readjuster March 4, 1883 - March 20, 1884 Election invalidated
George T. Garrison (1835–1889) Democratic March 20, 1884 - March 3, 1885 Declined to run
Thomas Croxton (1822–1903) Democratic March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1887 Defeated
Thomas H. B. Browne (1844–1922) Republican March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1891 Defeated
William A. Jones (1849–1918) Democratic March 4, 1891 - April 17, 1918 Died
Vacant April 18 - July 1, 1918 Special election July 2, 1918
S. Otis Bland (1872–1950) Democratic July 2, 1918 - March 3, 1933 Elected to Virginia At-Large District
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District recreated: January 3, 1935
S. Otis Bland (1872–1950) Democratic January 3, 1935 - February 16, 1950 Died
Vacant February 16, 1950 - May 2, 1950 Special election May 2, 1950
Edward J. Robeson, Jr. (1890–1966) Democratic May 2, 1950 - January 3, 1959 Defeated
Thomas N. Downing (1919–2001) Democratic January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1977 Declined to run
Paul S. Trible, Jr. (b. 1946) Republican January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1983 Elected U.S. Senator
Herbert H. Bateman (1928–2000) Republican January 3, 1983 - September 11, 2000 Died
Vacant September 11, 2000 - January 3, 2001
Jo Ann Davis (1950–2007) Republican January 3, 2001 - October 6, 2007 Died
Vacant October 6, 2007 - December 11, 2007 Special election December 11, 2007
Robert J. Wittman (b. 1959) Republican December 11, 2007 - Present

See also

References

  1. ^ Parsons, Stanley B., William W. Beach and Dan Hermann. United States Congressional Districts, 1788-1841 (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1978) p. 7

External links


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