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Mississippi's 3rd congressional district

Mississippi's 3rd congressional district (MS-3) covers central portions of state and stretches from the Louisiana border in the west to the Alabama border in the east.

Mississippi's 3rd congressional district
Mississippi US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
Mississippi's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Michael Guest
RBrandon
Area12,185.28 sq mi (31,559.7 km2)
Distribution
  • 40.33% urban
  • 59.67% rural
Population (2000)711,115
Median income$45,475[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+13[2]

Large cities in the district include Meridian, Starkville, Pearl, and Natchez. It also includes most of the wealthier portions of Jackson, including the portion of the city located in Rankin County. The district includes the state's largest college and land-grant university, Mississippi State University in Starkville.

From statehood to the election of 1846, Mississippi elected representatives at-large statewide on a general ticket. This district has been redefined based on changes in statewide population.

Its current representative is Republican Michael Guest.

Contents

List of representativesEdit

Name Years of Service Party Notes
District created March 4, 1847
  Patrick Watson Tompkins March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849 Whig
  William McWillie December 3, 1849 - March 3, 1851 Democratic
  John D. Freeman March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853 Unionist
  Otho Robards Singleton March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1855 Democratic
  William Barksdale March 4, 1855 - January 12, 1861 Democratic Redistricted from the At-large district, Withdrew
Civil War and Reconstruction
  Henry Barry April 8, 1870 - March 3, 1875 Republican
  Hernando D. Money March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1883 Democratic Redistricted to the 4th district
  Elza Jeffords March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885 Republican
  Thomas C. Catchings March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1901 Democratic
  Patrick Stevens Henry March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1903 Democratic
  Benjamin G. Humphreys II March 4, 1903 - October 16, 1923 Democratic Died
Vacant October 16, 1923 - November 27, 1923
  William Y. Humphreys November 27, 1923 - March 3, 1925 Democratic
  William M. Whittington March 4, 1925 - January 3, 1951 Democratic
  Frank E. Smith January 3, 1951 - November 14, 1962 Democratic Resigned after being appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority
Vacant November 14, 1962 - January 3, 1963
  John Bell Williams January 3, 1963 - January 16, 1968 Democratic Redistricted from the 4th district, Resigned after being elected Governor of Mississippi
Vacant January 16, 1968 - March 12, 1968
  Charles Hudson Griffin March 12, 1968 - January 3, 1973 Democratic
  Sonny Montgomery January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1997 Democratic Redistricted from the 4th district
  Chip Pickering January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2009 Republican
  Gregg Harper January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2019 Republican Retired
  Michael Guest January 3, 2019 - Present Republican Incumbent

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=28&cd=03
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 32°00′56″N 89°44′48″W / 32.01556°N 89.74667°W / 32.01556; -89.74667