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Mississippi's 6th congressional district

Mississippi's 6th congressional district existed from 1873 to 1963. It was created after the United States 1870 census and abolished following the 1960 census, due to changes in population.

List of representativesEdit

Representative Took Office Left Office Congress Party Notes
District created March 4, 1873
  John R. Lynch March 4, 1873 March 3, 1877 43rd
44th
Republican
  James Ronald Chalmers March 4, 1877 April 29, 1882 45th
46th
47th
Democratic Lost contested election
  John R. Lynch April 29, 1882 March 3, 1883 47th Republican Won contested election
  Henry Smith Van Eaton March 4, 1883 March 3, 1887 48th
49th
Democratic
  T.R. Stockdale March 4, 1887 March 3, 1895 50th
51st
52nd
53rd
Democratic
  Walter McKennon Denny March 4, 1895 March 3, 1897 54th Democratic
  William F. Love March 4, 1897 October 16, 1898 55th Democratic Died
  Frank A. McLain December 12, 1898 March 3, 1903 55th
56th
57th
Democratic Redistricted to the 7th district
  Eaton J. Bowers March 4, 1903 March 3, 1911 58th
59th
60th
61st
Democratic
  Pat Harrison March 4, 1911 March 3, 1919 62nd
63rd
64th
65th
Democratic
  Paul B. Johnson, Sr. March 4, 1919 March 3, 1923 66th
67th
Democratic
  T. Webber Wilson March 4, 1923 March 3, 1929 68th
69th
70th
Democratic
  Robert S. Hall March 4, 1929 March 3, 1933 71st
72nd
Democratic
  William M. Colmer March 4, 1933 January 3, 1963 73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Democratic Redistricted to the 5th district
District inactive January 3, 1963 – Present

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