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Georgia's 4th congressional district

Georgia's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is currently represented by Democrat Hank Johnson, though the district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[5] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) were the 2012 congressional elections.

Georgia's 4th congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 4th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Hank Johnson
DLithonia
Distribution
  • 96.1[1]% urban
  • 3.9% rural
Population (2016)752,273[2]
Median income$57,349[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+24[4]

The newly drawn district retains its majority African American status and includes the cities of Conyers, Covington, Decatur, Lilburn, Lithonia, and portions of Atlanta. A portion of the City of Snellville (as well as unincorporated areas with the same address) is also included in the district[6][7]

Contents

CountiesEdit

Recent results in presidential electionsEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 70% - George W. Bush 30%
2004 President John Kerry 71% - George W. Bush 28%
2008 President Barack Obama 73.2% - John McCain 26.3%
2012 President Barack Obama 73.6% - Mitt Romney 25.6%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 75.3% - Donald Trump 22.2%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District geography
District created in 1827
 
Wilson Lumpkin
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th Elected in 1826.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
1827–1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
Eliminated in favor of at-large districts March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1845
Hugh A. Haralson Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
29th
30th
31st
Redistricted from the at-large district, and re-elected in 1844. 1845–1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles Murphey Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
William B. W. Dent Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.] 1853–1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Hiram B. Warner
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lucius J. Gartrell
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
January 23, 1861
35th
36th
Resgined.
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
Civil War and Reconstruction
1863–1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel F. Gove Republican July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
Re-elected in 1868 but not permitted to qualify.
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
January 15, 1871
 
Jefferson F. Long
Republican January 16, 1871 –
March 3, 1871
41st Elected to finish Gove's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas J. Speer Republican March 4, 1871 –
August 18, 1872
42nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant August 18, 1872 –
December 2, 1872
 
Erasmus W. Beck
Democratic December 2, 1872 –
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected to finish Speer's term.
 
Henry R. Harris
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
43rd
44th
45th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1873–1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry Persons
Independent Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th [Data unknown/missing.]
Hugh Buchanan Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
47th
48th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1883–1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Henry R. Harris
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas W. Grimes Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles L. Moses
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1897
52nd
53rd
54th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1893–1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William C. Adamson
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
December 18, 1917
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become member of the Board of U.S. General Appraisers.
1903–1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
1913–1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant December 18, 1917 –
January 16, 1918
 
William C. Wright
Democratic January 16, 1918 –
March 3, 1933
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected to finish Adamson's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Emmett M. Owen
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
June 21, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
76th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1933–1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant June 21, 1939 –
August 1, 1939
A. Sidney Camp Democratic August 1, 1939 –
July 24, 1954
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
Elected to finish Owen's term.
Died.
1943–1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
1953–1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant July 24, 1954 –
November 2, 1954
  [Data unknown/missing.]
 
John J. Flynt Jr.
Democratic November 2, 1954 –
January 3, 1965
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Elected to finish Camp's term.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
1963–1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
James MacKay Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Benjamin B. Blackburn
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
1973–1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Elliott H. Levitas
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1985
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
1983–1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Pat Swindall
Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1989
99th
100th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Ben L. Jones
Democratic January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Linder
Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
103rd
104th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 11th district.
1933–2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Cynthia McKinney
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted from the 11th district.
and re-elected in 1996.
 
Denise Majette
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
108th [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
2003–2007
 
 
Cynthia McKinney
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2007
109th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
Hank Johnson
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
present
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2006. 2007–2013
 
2013–present
 

Election resultsEdit

2002Edit

Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denise Majette 118,045 77.03
Republican Cynthia Van Auken 35,202 22.97
Total votes 153,247 100.00
Democratic hold

2004Edit

Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cynthia McKinney 157,461 63.76
Republican Catherine Davis 89,509 36.24
Total votes 246,970 100.00
Democratic hold

2006Edit

Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson 106,352 75.32
Republican Catherine Davis 34,778 24.63
No party Others 64 0.05%
Total votes 141,194 100.00
Democratic hold

2008Edit

Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson 224,494 99.91
No party Others 200 0.09%
Total votes 224,694 100.00
Democratic hold

2010Edit

Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson 131,760 74.67
Republican Liz Carter 44,707 25.33
Total votes 176,467 100.00
Democratic hold

2012Edit

Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson 208,861 73.57
Republican J. Chris Vaughn 75,041 26.43
Total votes 283,902 100.00
Democratic hold

2014Edit

Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson 161,211 100
Total votes 161,211 100
Democratic hold

2016Edit

Georgia's 4th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Johnson 220,146 75.72
Republican Victor Armendariz 70,593 24.28
Total votes 290,739 100.00
Democratic hold

Living former Members House from the districtEdit

As of July 2018, there are six living former members of the House from this district.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Benjamin B. Blackburn 1967–1975 (1927-02-14) February 14, 1927 (age 92)
Elliott H. Levitas 1975–1985 (1930-12-26) December 26, 1930 (age 88)
Ben Jones 1989–1993 (1941-08-30) August 30, 1941 (age 77)
John Linder 1993–1997 (1942-09-09) September 9, 1942 (age 76)
Cynthia McKinney 1997–2003
2005–2007
(1955-03-17) March 17, 1955 (age 64)
Denise Majette 2003–2005 (1955-05-18) May 18, 1955 (age 64)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=04
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=04
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  6. ^ 2012 Congressional maps, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1
  7. ^ Statistical breakdown of 2012 Congressional maps, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1

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