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Nebraska's 1st congressional district

Nebraska's 1st congressional district seat (abbreviated as NE-1) encompasses most of the eastern quarter of the state, except for Omaha, and some of its suburbs. It includes the state capital Lincoln, Bellevue, Fremont, and Norfolk. It is currently held by Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican.

Nebraska's 1st congressional district
Nebraska US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
Nebraska's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Jeff Fortenberry
RLincoln
Distribution
  • 65.21% urban
  • 34.79% rural
Population (2000)570,325
Median income$60,341[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+11[2]

Contents

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Term Electoral history
District created March 4, 1883
Archibald J. Weaver Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
John A. McShane Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William J. Connell
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jesse B. Strode Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Elmer Burkett
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1905
[Data unknown/missing.]
Re-elected in 1904 but declined the election when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant March 4, 1905 –
July 18, 1905
Ernest M. Pollard Republican July 18, 1905 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John A. Maguire
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
C. Frank Reavis
Republican March 4, 1915 –
June 3, 1922
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General.
Vacant June 3, 1922 –
November 7, 1922
 
Roy H. Thorpe
Republican November 7, 1922 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John H. Morehead
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry C. Luckey Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.]
George H. Heinke Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 2, 1940
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 2, 1940 –
April 19, 1940
John H. Sweet Republican April 19, 1940 –
January 3, 1941
[Data unknown/missing.]
Oren S. Copeland Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Carl Curtis
Republican January 3, 1943 –
December 31, 1954
Redistricted from the 4th district.
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
Vacant December 31, 1954 –
January 3, 1955
Phillip H. Weaver Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Ralph F. Beermann Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Redistricted from the 3rd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Clair A. Callan
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert V. Denney
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles Thone
Republican January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1979
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Nebraska.
 
Doug Bereuter
Republican January 3, 1979 –
August 31, 2004
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become president of The Asia Foundation.
Vacant August 31, 2004 –
January 3, 2005
 
Jeff Fortenberry
Republican January 3, 2005 –
Present
Elected in 2004.

Recent results in presidential electionsEdit

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 59% - Al Gore 36%
2004 President George W. Bush 63% - John Kerry 36%
2008 President John McCain 54% - Barack Obama 44%
2012 President Mitt Romney 57% - Barack Obama 41%
2016 President Donald Trump 58% - Hillary Clinton 36%

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=31&cd=01
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 41°10′N 96°45′W / 41.167°N 96.750°W / 41.167; -96.750