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.
During redistricting in 2002, a majority of the district was merged with the 5th district.
List of representativesEdit
|Representative||Party||Years of Service||Cong
|Orrin Holt||Democratic||March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
|25th||Willington||redistricted from the at-large district|
|John H. Brockway||Whig||March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
|District eliminated following the 1840 Census||March 3, 1843|
|District restored||January 3, 1965|
|Bernard Grabowski||Democratic||January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
|Thomas Meskill||Republican||January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
|New Britain||Retired to run for Governor of Connecticut|
|Ella Grasso||Democratic||January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1975
|Windsor Locks||Retired to run for Governor of Connecticut|
|Toby Moffett||Democratic||January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
|Litchfield||Retired to run for U.S. Senate|
|Nancy Johnson||Republican||January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
|New Britain||Redistricted to the 5th district|
|District Eliminated 2000 Census||2003|
Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 6th congressional districtEdit
As of September 2019[update], two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 6th congressional district are alive. The most recent representative to die was Bernard F. Grabowski (served 1965–1967) on August 30, 2019. The most recently serving representative to die was Ella Grasso (served 1971–1975) on February 5, 1981.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Toby Moffett||1975–1983||August 18, 1944|
|Nancy Johnson||1983–2003||January 5, 1935|
- 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