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New Jersey's 4th congressional district

New Jersey's 4th Congressional District elects one member of the United States House of Representatives by the first-past-the-post voting method. It is represented by Republican Chris Smith, who has represented the district since 1981.

New Jersey's 4th congressional district
New Jersey's 4th congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
Current Representative Chris Smith (RHamilton Township, Mercer County)
Distribution
  • 93.08% urban
  • 6.92% rural
Population (2000) 647,258
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+8[1]
The district from 2003 to 2013

Contents

Counties and municipalities in the districtEdit

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 56 - 41%
2012 President Romney 54 - 45%
2008 President McCain 52 - 47%
2004 President Bush 56 - 44%
2000 President Gore 50 - 46%

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years District home Electoral History Counties/Towns
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district
  James H. Imlay Federalist March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1801 Allentown Burlington and Monmouth
District organized to New Jersey's At-large congressional district
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district
  Littleton Kirkpatrick Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 New Brunswick Middlesex, Morris, and Somerset
  Joseph E. Edsall Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847 Hamburg redistricted to 3rd District Morris, Sussex, and Warren
  John Van Dyke Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851 New Brunswick Middlesex, Morris, and Somerset
  George H. Brown Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Somerville
  George Vail Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857 Morristown Bergen, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex
  John Huyler Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 Hackensack
  Jetur R. Riggs Anti-Lecompton Democrat March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861 Paterson
  George T. Cobb Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 Morristown
  Andrew J. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867 Newton Bergen, Essex (except Newark), Morris, Passaic, and Sussex
  John Hill Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873 Boonton
  Robert Hamilton Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1877 Newton Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren
  Alvah A. Clark Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881
  Henry S. Harris Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
  Benjamin F. Howey Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
  James N. Pidcock Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
  Samuel Fowler Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
  Johnston Cornish Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, and Warren
  Mahlon Pitney Republican March 4, 1895 – January 10, 1899 resigned on election to New Jersey State Senate
Vacant (January 10, 1899 – March 3, 1899)
  Joshua S. Salmon Democratic March 4, 1899 – May 6, 1902 died
Vacant (May 6, 1902 – June 18, 1902)
  De Witt C. Flanagan Democratic June 18, 1902 – March 3, 1903
  William M. Lanning Republican March 4, 1903 – June 6, 1904 resigned on appointment as district judge of 3rd circuit Hunterdon, Mercer, and Somerset
Vacant (June 6, 1904 – November 8, 1904)
  Ira W. Wood Republican November 8, 1904 – March 3, 1913
  Allan B. Walsh Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
  Elijah C. Hutchinson Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923
  Charles Browne Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
  Charles A. Eaton Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933 redistricted to 5th district
  D. Lane Powers Republican March 4, 1933 – August 30, 1945 resigned to become member of New Jersey Public Utilities Commission Burlington and Mercer
Vacant (August 30, 1945 – November 6, 1945)
  Frank A. Mathews, Jr. Republican November 6, 1945 – January 3, 1949
  Charles R. Howell Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1955
  Frank Thompson, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1967 Trenton resigned
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971 Hunterdon, Mercer, Sussex, and Warren
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973 [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1973 – December 29, 1980 parts of Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, and Ocean
Vacant (December 29, 1980 – January 3, 1981)
  Chris Smith Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 Hamilton Township Incumbent
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1985 parts of Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, and Monmouth
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1993 parts of Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 parts of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013  
parts of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean
January 3, 2013 – parts of Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  2. ^ District, Chris Smith (New Jersey politician). Accessed June 15, 2016.
  3. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2016.

Coordinates: 40°09′36″N 74°25′27″W / 40.1600°N 74.4242°W / 40.1600; -74.4242