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New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district

New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district covers the western and northern parts of New Hampshire. It includes the state's second-largest city, Nashua, as well as the state capital, Concord. It is currently represented in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat Ann McLane Kuster.

New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district
New Hampshire US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Ann McLane Kuster
DHopkinton
Distribution
  • 51.83% urban
  • 48.17% rural
Population (2013 ACS[1])660,986
Median income$73,249[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+2[3]

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Cities and towns currently in the districtEdit

The district includes:

Until 1847, New Hampshire's representatives were elected at large from the entire state and not from districts. Districts began being used in the 1847 elections.

Until the 1878 elections, New Hampshire elected its members of the United States House of Representatives in March of the odd-numbered years. That would be too late for the beginning of the March 4 term, but the first session of the House typically didn't start until December so a March election wasn't a problem.

The district currently includes Dartmouth College and all of its representatives since 1995 (Bass, Hodes, and Kuster) have been Dartmouth alumni.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District organized from New Hampshire's at-large congressional district in 1847
 
Charles H. Peaslee
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Elected late on March 9, 1847.
Re-elected late on March 13, 1849.
Re-elected late on March 11, 1851.
Retired.
 
George W. Morrison
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Elected late on March 8, 1853.
Lost re-election.
 
Mason Tappan
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Elected late on March 13, 1855.
Re-elected late on March 10, 1857.
Re-elected late on March 8, 1859.
Retired.
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
 
Edward H. Rollins
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1867
Elected late on March 12, 1861.
Re-elected late on March 10, 1863.
Re-elected late on March 14, 1865.
Retired.
 
Aaron Fletcher Stevens
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
Elected late on March 12, 1867.
Re-elected late on March 9, 1869.
Lost re-election.
 
Samuel Newell Bell
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Elected late on March 14, 1871.
Lost re-election.
 
Austin F. Pike
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Elected late on March 11, 1873.
Retired.
 
Samuel Newell Bell
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Elected late on March 9, 1875.
Retired.
 
James F. Briggs
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
Elected late on March 13, 1877.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Retired.
 
Ossian Ray
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Elected in 1882.
Retired.
 
Jacob H. Gallinger
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Retired.
 
Orren C. Moore
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Elected in 1888.
Lost re-election.
 
Warren F. Daniell
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1890.
Retired.
 
Henry Moore Baker
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Retired.
 
Frank Gay Clarke
Republican March 4, 1897 –
January 9, 1901
Elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Died.
Vacant January 9, 1901 –
March 3, 1901.
 
Frank Dunklee Currier
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1913
Elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Lost re-election.
 
Raymond Bartlett Stevens
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Elected in 1912.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Edward Hills Wason
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Retired.
 
Charles W. Tobey
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Foster Waterman Stearns
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1945
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Sherman Adams
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Elected in 1944.
Retired to run for Governor of New Hampshire.
 
Norris Cotton
Republican January 3, 1947 –
November 7, 1954
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant November 7, 1954 –
January 3, 1955.
 
Perkins Bass
Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
Elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
James Colgate Cleveland
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1981
Elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Retired.
 
Judd Gregg
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
Elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Retired to run for Governor of New Hampshire.
 
Charles Douglas III
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1991
Elected in 1988.
Lost re-election.
 
Dick Swett
Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1995
Elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Lost re-election.
 
Charles Bass
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2007
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Lost re-election.
 
Paul Hodes
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
Elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Charles Bass
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 2010.
Lost re-election.
 
Ann McLane Kuster
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.

CompetitivenessEdit

Historically the second district has had strong Republican leanings having voted Republican 71 times and Democrat only 15. The district has leaned Democratic in congressional races since 2006 and in presidential races since 2000.

Election results from presidential races:

Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 48 – George W. Bush 47%
2004 President John Kerry 52 – George W. Bush 47%
2008 President Barack Obama 56 – John McCain 43%
2012 President Barack Obama 54 – Mitt Romney 45%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 49 – Donald Trump 46%

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003–2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates (DP05)". U.S. Census Bureau American Factfinder. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=33&cd=02
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 43°45′51″N 71°43′17″W / 43.76417°N 71.72139°W / 43.76417; -71.72139