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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
Representative
  Chris Smith
RHamilton Township
Distribution
  • 95.08% urban
  • 4.92% rural
Population (2017)756,825
Median income$86,365[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+8[2]
The district from 2003 to 2013

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 Cong
ress
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 6th 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 28th New Brunswick Middlesex, Morris, and Somerset
  Joseph E. Edsall Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847 29th Hamburg redistricted to 3rd District Morris, Sussex, and Warren
  John Van Dyke Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851 30th
31st
New Brunswick Middlesex, Morris, and Somerset
  George H. Brown Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 32nd Somerville
  George Vail Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857 33rd
34th
Morristown Bergen, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex
  John Huyler Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 35th Hackensack
  Jetur R. Riggs Anti-Lecompton Democrat March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861 36th Paterson
  George T. Cobb Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 37th Morristown
  Andrew J. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867 38th
39th
Newton Bergen, Essex (except Newark), Morris, Passaic, and Sussex
  John Hill Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873 40th
41st
42nd
Boonton
  Robert Hamilton Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1877 43rd
44th
Newton Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren
  Alvah A. Clark Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881 45th
46th
  Henry S. Harris Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883 47th
  Benjamin F. Howey Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 48th
  James N. Pidcock Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889 49th
50th
  Samuel Fowler Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893 51st
52nd
  Johnston Cornish Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 53rd Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, and Warren
  Mahlon Pitney Republican March 4, 1895 – January 10, 1899 54th
55th
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 56th
57th
died
Vacant (May 6, 1902 – June 18, 1902)
  De Witt C. Flanagan Democratic June 18, 1902 – March 3, 1903 57th
  William M. Lanning Republican March 4, 1903 – June 6, 1904 58th 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 58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
  Allan B. Walsh Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 63rd
  Elijah C. Hutchinson Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923 64th
65th
66th
67th
  Charles Browne Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925 68th
  Charles A. Eaton Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933 69th
70th
71st
72nd
redistricted to 5th district
  D. Lane Powers Republican March 4, 1933 – August 30, 1945 73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
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 79th
80th
  Charles R. Howell Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1955 81st
82nd
83rd
  Frank Thompson, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1967 84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
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 97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
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 – Present parts of Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean

Living former membersEdit

As of October 2019, there are no living former members of the House from the district. The most recent representative to die was Frank Thompson (served 1955–1980) on July 22, 1989.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=34&cd=04
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ District, Chris Smith (New Jersey politician). Accessed June 15, 2016.
  4. ^ 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