Virginia's 16th congressional district

Virginia's 16th congressional district 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

Representative Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1793
Anthony New Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
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
8th
9th
10th
11th
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
12th Elected in 1811.
Redistricted to the 17th district.
 
John W. Eppes
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Elected in 1813.
Lost re-election.
 
John Randolph
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
14th Elected in 1815.
Retired.
Archibald Austin Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th Elected in 1817.
Retired.
 
John Randolph
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1823
16th
17th
Elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
James Stephenson Crawford Federalist March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1823.
Retired.
William Armstrong Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
19th
20th
21st
22nd
Elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
Re-elected in 1831.
Retired.
James M. H. Beale Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
Elected in 1833.
Re-elected in 1835.
Retired.
 
Isaac S. Pennybacker
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Elected in 1837.
Appt. District Court judge.
 
Green B. Samuels
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th Elected in 1839.
Retired.
William A. Harris Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1841.
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