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.

BoundariesEdit

The 6th congressional district boundaries included all of Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Simpson and Wayne County. It also included the eastern portion of modern Walthall County (included as part of Marion County at that time) and all of modern Stone County (included as part of Harrison County at that time).[1]

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1873
 
John R. Lynch
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
43rd
44th
Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Lost re-election.
 
James Ronald Chalmers
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
April 29, 1882
45th
46th
47th
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Lost contested election.
 
John R. Lynch
Republican April 29, 1882 –
March 3, 1883
47th Won contested election.
Lost re-election.
 
Henry Smith Van Eaton
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Retired.
 
T.R. Stockdale
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1895
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Lost renomination.
Walter McKennon Denny Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected in 1894.
Lost renomination.
William F. Love Democratic March 4, 1897 –
October 16, 1898
55th Elected in 1896.
Died.
Vacant October 16, 1898 –
December 12, 1898
55th
 
Frank A. McLain
Democratic December 12, 1898 –
March 3, 1903
55th
56th
57th
Elected to finish Love's term.
Also elected to the next full term.
Re-elected in 1900.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
 
Eaton J. Bowers
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
58th
59th
60th
61st
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Retired.
 
Pat Harrison
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1919
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Paul B. Johnson Sr.
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
66th
67th
Elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Retired.
T. Webber Wilson Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1929
68th
69th
70th
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Robert S. Hall Democratic March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
71st
72nd
Elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost renomination.
 
William M. Colmer
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1963
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
District inactive since January 3, 1963

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sixty-Second to Sixty-Fifth Congresses". The University of Mississippi Library. The University of Mississippi. Retrieved 25 April 2020.

Coordinates: 31°10′08″N 89°17′22″W / 31.168809°N 89.289482°W / 31.168809; -89.289482