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Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in southern and western Rhode Island. The district is currently represented by Democrat James Langevin, who has represented the district since January 2001.

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district
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Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  James Langevin
DWarwick
Distribution
  • 84.5% urban
  • 15.5% rural
Population (2017)520,389
Median income$69,702[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+6[2]

Cities and towns currently in the districtEdit

The district includes:

Recent presidential electionsEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 63 - George W. Bush 31%
2004 President John Kerry 57 - George W. Bush 41%
2008 President Barack Obama 61 - John McCain 37%
2012 President Barack Obama 60 - Mitt Romney 38%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 51 - Donald Trump 44%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District organized from Rhode Island's At-large congressional district in 1843
 
Elisha R. Potter
Law and Order March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Lemuel H. Arnold
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Benjamin Babock Thurston Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Nathan F. Dixon
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin Babock Thurston Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
32nd
33rd
34th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
William Daniel Brayton
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
George H. Browne
Democratic/
Constitutional Union
March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Nathan F. Dixon
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1871
38th
39th
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
James M. Pendleton
Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Latimer Whipple Ballou
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
44th
45th
46th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Jonathan Chace
Republican March 4, 1881 –
January 26, 1885
47th
48th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become U.S. Senator.
Vacant January 26, 1885 –
February 12, 1885
 
Nathan F. Dixon, III
Republican February 12, 1885 –
March 3, 1885
49th Elected to finish Chace's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
William Almy Pirce Republican March 4, 1885 –
January 25, 1887
49th
50th
Seat declared vacant due to election irregularities.
Vacant January 25, 1887 –
February 21, 1887
 
Charles H. Page
Democratic February 21, 1887 –
March 3, 1887
50th Elected to finish Pirce's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Warren O. Arnold
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
51st
52nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles H. Page
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
53rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1893 –
April 5, 1893
54th Seat declared vacant due to failure of candidates to attain majority vote.
 
Charles H. Page
Democratic April 5, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
54th Elected to finish vacant term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Warren O. Arnold
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
55th [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Adin B. Capron
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1911
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
George H. Utter
Republican March 4, 1911 –
November 3, 1912
63rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant November 3, 1912 –
March 3, 1913
 
Peter G. Gerry
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
64th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Walter Russell Stiness
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
65th
66th
67th
68th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Richard S. Aldrich
Republican March 4, 1923, –
March 3, 1933
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
John Matthew O'Connell Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
76th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Harry Sandager
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
77th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
John E. Fogarty
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 10, 1967
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 10, 1967 –
March 28, 1967
 
Robert Tiernan
Democratic March 28, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
Elected to finish Fogarty's term.
Lost re-election.
 
Edward Beard
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Claudine Schneider
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
98th
99th
100th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Jack Reed
Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1997
101st
102nd
103rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Robert Weygand
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2001
104th
105th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
James Langevin
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
Present
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2000.

Living former MembersEdit

As of October 2016, there are four living former members. The most recent representative to die was Robert Tiernan (served 1967–1975) on October 15, 2014.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Edward Beard 1975–1981 (1940-01-20) January 20, 1940 (age 79)
Claudine Schneider 1981–1991 (1947-03-25) March 25, 1947 (age 72)
Jack Reed 1991–1997 (1949-11-12) November 12, 1949 (age 70)
Robert Weygand 1997–2001 (1948-05-10) May 10, 1948 (age 71)

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=44&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°34′11″N 71°36′56″W / 41.56972°N 71.61556°W / 41.56972; -71.61556