Iowa's 6th congressional district
Iowa's 6th congressional district is a former congressional district in Iowa. It existed from 1862 to 1992, when it was lost due to Iowa's population growth rate being lower than that of the country as a whole.
The district was created during the Civil War, and was first filled in the 1862 general election. Its original congressman, Asahel W. Hubbard, was from Sioux City in northwestern Iowa, but redistricting caused the district to be relocated, first to central Iowa (from 1869 to 1874), then to south-central Iowa (from 1875 to 1932), then the Des Moines area (from 1933 to 1942), and then north-central Iowa (from 1943 to 1962). From 1963 to 1992, the district was made up of counties in the northwestern part of the state. Fred Grandy, the 6th district's last congressman, was, like its first, a Sioux City native.
List of representativesEdit
The district was eliminated as a result of the 1990 census. All of the district was put in the fifth district except for Cerro Gordo county which was put in the 2nd district.
General election history (since 1920)Edit
Living former MembersEdit
As of May 2015[update], three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa's 6th congressional district are alive. The most recent representative to die was Wiley Mayne (served 1967–1975) on May 27, 2007.
|Representative||Term of office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Merwin Coad||1957–1963||September 28, 1924|
|Berkley Bedell||1975–1987||March 5, 1921|
|Fred Grandy||1987–1993||June 29, 1948|
- 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