Connecticut's 6th congressional district

Connecticut's 6th congressional district is a former district, which was eliminated in 2003, following the 2000 Census. It was initially created in 1837 from Connecticut's at-large district, yet was eliminated after the 1840 Census. In 1965, following passage of the Voting Rights Act, it was re-established.

Connecticut's congressional districts, 1993–2003 (prior to elimination of 6th district).
The sixth district is in the northwest corner, highlighted in pink.
Connecticut's congressional districts, 2003-2013

During redistricting in 2002, a majority of the district was merged with the 5th district.

Prior to its elimination, the district included Litchfield County, the Farmington Valley, and commununties surrounding Hartford, including Bristol, Enfield, and New Britain.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member
(Residence)
Party Years of Service Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history
District created 1837
Orrin Holt
(Willington)
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1837.
Retired.
John H. Brockway
(Ellington)
Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected in 1839.
Re-elected in 1840.
Retired.
District eliminated following the 1840 United States Census on March 3, 1843
District restored on January 3, 1965
 
Bernard Grabowski
(Bristol)
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1964.
Lost re-election.
 
Thomas Meskill
(New Britain)
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
90th
91st
>Elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Retired to run for Governor of Connecticut.
 
Ella Grasso
(Windsor Locks)
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1975
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Retired to run for Governor of Connecticut.
 
Toby Moffett
(Litchfield)
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Nancy Johnson
(New Britain)
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
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.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
District eliminated in 2003 due to redistricting in 2000 Census

ReferencesEdit

  • 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