Arkansas's 5th congressional district

Arkansas's 5th congressional district was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in Arkansas from 1885 to 1963.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created on March 4, 1885
 
Samuel W. Peel
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1893
49th
50th
51st
52nd
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Lost renomination.
 
Hugh A. Dinsmore
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1903
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
Charles C. Reid
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
58th
59th
60th
61st
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Retired.
 
Henderson M. Jacoway
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1923
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Retired.
Heartsill Ragon Democratic March 4, 1923 –
June 16, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Resigned to become judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western district of Arkansas.
Vacant June 16, 1933 –
December 19, 1933
73rd
David D. Terry Democratic December 19, 1933 –
January 3, 1943
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
Elected to finish Ragon's term.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Brooks Hays
Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1959
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Lost re-election.
 
Dale Alford
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
86th
87th
Elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Retired to run for Governor of Arkansas.
District eliminated January 3, 1963

ReferencesEdit

  • Election Statistics 1920-present Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present