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Alabama's 4th congressional district

Coordinates: 34°1′31.25″N 87°7′57.25″W / 34.0253472°N 87.1325694°W / 34.0253472; -87.1325694

Alabama's 4th congressional district is a U.S. congressional district in Alabama, which elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. It encompasses the counties of Franklin, Colbert, Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Winston, Cullman, Lawrence, Marshall, Etowah, and DeKalb. It also includes parts of Jackson, Tuscaloosa, and Cherokee counties, as well as parts of the Decatur Metropolitan Area and the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area.

Alabama's 4th congressional district
Alabama US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
Alabama's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
U.S. Representative
  Robert Aderholt
RHaleyville
Area8,524 sq mi (22,080 km2)
Distribution
  • 34.62[1]% urban
  • 65.38% rural
Population (2016)683,273[2]
Median income$43,218[3]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVIR+30[4]

It is currently represented by Republican Robert Aderholt. In the 2016 United States Presidential Election, the district was the only one in the country to give Donald Trump more than 80% of the vote, making it the President's strongest district in the country. [5] Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District also had 166 opioid prescriptions per 100 people, the highest rate of any district in the nation according to a study published by Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Contents

VotingEdit

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 80 - 18%
2012 President Romney 75 - 24%
2008 President McCain 76 - 22%
2004 President Bush 71 - 28%
2000 President Bush 61 - 37%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Congress Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
23rd
24th
 
Dixon Hall Lewis
Nullifier March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Redistricted from the 3rd district.
Re-elected in 1832.
Re-elected in 1834.
Re-elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
25th
26th
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
27th District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
28th
29th
William Winter Payne Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
Redistricted from the at-large district.
Re-elected in 1842.
Re-elected in 1844.
30th
31st
Samuel Williams Inge Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
Elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
32nd  
William Russell Smith
Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Elected in 1850.
Re-elected in 1852.
Re-elected in 1854.
33rd Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
34th American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
35th
36th
 
Sydenham Moore
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
January 21, 1861
Elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Withdrew.
37th
38th
39th
(1861–1868) Civil War and Reconstruction
40th Charles Wilson Pierce Republican July 21, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
Elected for partial term in 1868.
41st
42nd
43rd
44th
 
Charles Hays
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1877
Elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
45th
46th
47th
 
Charles M. Shelley
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
July 20, 1882
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Seat declared vacant after 1880 election was contested by James Q. Smith..
47th Vacant July 20, 1882 –
November 7, 1882
47th
48th
 
Charles M. Shelley
Democratic November 7, 1882 –
January 9, 1885
Elected to fill his own vacancy.
Lost 1882 contested election.
48th George Henry Craig Republican January 9, 1885 –
March 3, 1885
Won 1882 contested election.
49th
50th
Alexander C. Davidson Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
51st Louis Washington Turpin Democratic March 4, 1889 –
June 4, 1890
Lost 1888 contested election.
John Van McDuffie Republican June 4, 1890 –
March 3, 1891
Won 1888 contested election.
52nd Louis Washington Turpin Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1890.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
53rd
54th
Gaston A. Robbins Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 13, 1896
Elected in 1892.
Lost 1894 contested election.
54th William F. Aldrich Republican March 13, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
Won 1894 contested election.
55th Thomas S. Plowman Democratic March 4, 1897 –
February 9, 1898
Lost 1896 contested election.
William F. Aldrich Republican February 9, 1898 –
March 3, 1899
Won 1896 contested election.
56th Gaston A. Robbins Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 8, 1900
Lost 1898 contested election.
William F. Aldrich Republican March 8, 1900 –
March 3, 1901
Won 1898 contested election.
57th
58th
59th
Sydney J. Bowie Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1907
Elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
60th
61st
 
William B. Craig
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
Elected in 1906
Re-elected in 1908.
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
 
Fred Blackmon
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
February 8, 1921
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920, but died before that term began.
66th
67th
Vacant February 8, 1921 –
June 7, 1921
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
 
Lamar Jeffers
Democratic June 7, 1921 –
January 3, 1935
Elected to finish Blackmon's term.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
 
Sam Hobbs
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1951
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
 
Kenneth A. Roberts
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1963
Elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
88th Vacant January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
89th  
Glenn Andrews
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
Elected in 1964.
90th
91st
92nd
 
Bill Nichols
Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
Elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
 
Tom Bevill
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
Redistricted from the 7th district.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
 
Robert Aderholt
Republican January 3, 1997 –
Present
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 139,705 87%
Libertarian Tony Hughes McLendon 20,858 13%
Write-in Write-ins 538 0.33%
Majority 118,847 74%
Total votes 161,101 100%
Republican hold

2004Edit

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 191,110 75%
Democratic Carl Cole 64,278 25%
Write-in Write-ins 336 0.13%
Majority 126,832 50%
Total votes 255,724 100%
Republican hold

2006Edit

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 128,484 70%
Democratic Barbara Bobo 54,382 30%
Write-in Write-ins 206 0.11%
Majority 74,102 40%
Total votes 183,072 100%
Republican hold

2008Edit

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 196,741 75%
Democratic Nicholas B. Sparks 66,077 25%
Write-in Write-ins 349 0.13%
Majority 130,664 50%
Total votes 263,167 100%
Republican hold

2010Edit

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 167,709 100%
Majority 167,709 100%
Total votes 167,709 100%
Republican hold

2012Edit

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 175,469 73%
Democratic Daniel H. Boman 64,438 27%
Majority 111,031 46%
Total votes 239,907 100%
Republican hold

2014Edit

Alabama's 4th Congressional District House Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert B. Aderholt* 132,831 99%
Write-in Write-ins 1,921 1%
Majority 130,910 97%
Total votes 134,752 100%
Republican hold

2016Edit

Alabama's 4th congressional district election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt* 235,925 99%
No party Write-ins 3,519 1%
Total votes 239,444 100%
Turnout  
Republican hold

Living former MembersEdit

As of May 2015, there are no former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama's 4th congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Tom Bevill (served 1973-1997) on March 28, 2005.

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=01&cd=04
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=01&cd=04
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ [1]