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Kentucky's 8th congressional district

United States House of Representatives, Kentucky District 8 was a district of the United States Congress in Kentucky. It was lost to redistricting in 1963. Its last Representative was Eugene Siler.

List of members representing the districtEdit

District created March 4, 1813.

Member Party Years Electoral history Location
Vacant March 4, 1813 –
April 20, 1813
Representative-elect John Simpson died. Bullett, Henry, Jefferson, and Shelby counties
Stephen Ormsby Democratic-Republican April 20, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Elected to finish Simpson's term.
Re-elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
Richard C. Anderson Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Retired.
Wingfield Bullock Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
October 13, 1821
Elected in 1820.
Died.
Vacant October 13, 1821 –
November 21, 1821
James D. Breckinridge Democratic-Republican November 21, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected to finish Bullock's term and seated January 2, 1822.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
Richard A. Buckner Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1827.
Retired.
Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Pulaski, and Wayne counties
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Nathan Gaither Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
Elected in 1828.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Patrick H. Pope Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William J. Graves
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
James Sprigg Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Garrett Davis
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
Redistricted from the 12th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles S. Morehead
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John C. Breckinridge
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
Alexander K. Marshall Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James B. Clay
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
William E. Simms Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John J. Crittenden
Unionist March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William H. Randall
Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George M. Adams
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Milton J. Durham
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Philip B. Thompson Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James B. McCreary
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George M. Davison
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George G. Gilbert
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.]
Harvey Helm Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
 
King Swope
Republican August 1, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ralph W. E. Gilbert
Democratic March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1929
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lewis L. Walker
Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ralph W. E. Gilbert
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
District not in use March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
 
Fred M. Vinson
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
May 27, 1938
Redistricted from the at-large district.
Resigned to become Associate Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
 
Joe B. Bates
Democratic June 4, 1938 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James S. Golden
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1955
Redistricted from the 9th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Eugene Siler
Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
District eliminated January 3, 1963

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