Virginia's 4th congressional district: Wikis

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Virginia's 4th congressional district
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Current Representative Randy Forbes (R)
Population (2000) 643,477
Median income $45,249
Ethnicity 62.9% White, 33.3% Black, 1.3% Asian, 2.0% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% other
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Virginia's fourth congressional district is a United States congressional district in the state of Virginia. It covers all or part of the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Isle of Wight, Nottoway, Powhatan, Prince George, Southampton, Sussex, and the cities of Chesapeake, Colonial Heights, Emporia, Franklin, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Suffolk. The current representative is Randy Forbes (R).

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 50 - 49%
2004 President Bush 57 - 43%
2000 President Bush 54 - 44%


List of Representatives

Representative Lived Party Term Note
District created: March 4, 1789
Richard B. Lee (1761-1827) Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 - March 3, 1793 Redistricted to the 17th district
Francis Preston (1765-1836) Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 - March 3, 1795
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 - March 3, 1797 Retired
Abram Trigg (1750-.......) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 - March 3, 1803 Redistricted to the 6th district
David Holmes (1769-1832) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1809 Redistricted from the 2nd district, became governor of Mississippi Territory
Jacob Swoope (.......-1832) Federalist March 4, 1809 - March 3, 1811 Retired
William McCoy (.......-1864) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 - March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 19th district
Mark Alexander (1792-1883) Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825 Redistricted from the 18th district
Jackson March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1833 Retired
James H. Gholson (1798-1848) Anti-Jackson March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835 Defeated
George C. Dromgoole (1797-1847) Jackson March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837
Democratic March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1841 Retired
William O. Goode (1798-1859) Democratic March 4, 1841 - March 3, 1843 Retired
Edmund W. Hubard (1806-1878) Democratic March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1847 Redistricted from the 5th district, Retired
Thomas S. Bocock (1815-1891) Democratic March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1853 Redistricted to the 5th district
William O. Goode (1789-1859) Democratic March 4, 1853 - July 3, 1859 Died
Vacant July 3, 1859 - December 6, 1859
Roger A. Pryor (1828-1919) Democratic December 7, 1859 - March 3, 1861 Resigned
Civil War and Reconstruction
George W. Booker (1821-1883) Conservative January 26, 1870 - March 3, 1871 Defeated
William H. H. Stowell (1840-1922) Republican March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1877 Retired
Joseph Jorgensen (1844-1888) Republican March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1883 Moved to Washington state
Benjamin S. Hooper (1835-1898) Readjuster March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885 Defeated
James D. Brady (1843-1900) Republican March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1887 Retired
William E. Gaines (1844-1912) Republican March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1889 Retired
Edward C. Venable (1853-1908) Democratic March 4, 1889 - September 23, 1890 Election successfully contested
John M. Langston (1829-1897) Republican September 23, 1890 - March 3, 1891 Defeated
James F. Epes (1842-1910) Democratic March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1895 Retired
William R. McKenney (1851-1916) Democratic March 4, 1895 - May 2, 1896 Election successfully contested
Robert T. Thorp (1850-1938) Republican May 2, 1896 - March 3, 1897 Defeated
Sydney P. Epes (1865-1900) Democratic March 4, 1897 - March 23, 1898 Election successfully contested
Robert T. Thorp (1850-1938) Republican March 23, 1898 - March 3, 1899 Defeated
Sydney P. Epes (1865-1900) Democratic March 4, 1899 - March 3, 1900 Died
Vacant March 4, 1900 - April 18, 1900 Special Election
Francis R. Lassiter (1866-1909) Democratic April 19, 1900 - March 3, 1903 Defeated
Robert G. Southall (1852-1924) Democratic March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1907 Defeated
Francis R. Lassiter (1866-1909) Democratic March 4, 1907 - October 31, 1909 Died in office
Vacant November 1, 1909 - March 7, 1910 Special election
Robert Turnbull (1850-1920) Democratic March 8, 1910 - March 3, 1913 Defeated
Walter A. Watson (1867-1919) Democratic March 4, 1913 - December 24, 1919 Died
Vacant December 25, 1919 - April 26, 1920 Special election
Patrick H. Drewry (1875-1947) Democratic April 27, 1920 - March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the At-large district
State using at-large format March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1935
Patrick H. Drewry (1875-1947) Democratic January 3, 1935 - December 21, 1947 Redistricted from the At-large district, Died
Vacant December 21, 1947 - February 17, 1948 Special election February 17, 1948
Watkins M. Abbitt (1908-1998) Democratic February 17, 1948 - January 3, 1973 Retired
Robert W. Daniel, Jr. (b. 1936) Republican January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1983 Defeated
Norman Sisisky (1927-2001) Democratic January 3, 1983 - March 29, 2001 Died
Vacant March 29, 2001 - June 19, 2001 Special election June 19, 2001
J. Randy Forbes (b. 1952) Republican June 19, 2001 - Current

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