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Virginia's 16th congressional district

Virginia Congressional District 16 is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1843 after the 1840 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was William A. Harris.

List of members representing the districtEdit

District created March 4, 1793.

Representative Party Term Electoral history
Anthony New Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1795.
Re-elected in 1797.
Re-elected in 1799.
Re-elected in 1801.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1803
 
John W. Eppes
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1811
Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Re-elected in 1809.
Moved to the 15th district and lost re-election.
 
James Pleasants
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Elected in 1811.
Redistricted to the 17th district.
 
John W. Eppes
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Elected in 1813.
Lost re-election.
 
John Randolph
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Elected in 1815.
Retired.
Archibald Austin Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Elected in 1817.
Retired.
 
John Randolph
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
James Stephenson Crawford Federalist March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
William Armstrong Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
James M. H. Beale Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Isaac S. Pennybacker
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Appt. District Court judge
 
Green B. Samuels
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
William A. Harris Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
District eliminated March 4, 1843

ReferencesEdit

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present