Virginia's 18th congressional district

Virginia's 18th congressional district is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1843 after the 1840 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was George W. Hopkins.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1793
John Nicholas Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1795.
Re-elected in 1797.
Re-elected in 1799.
Retired.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1801
Philip R. Thompson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
7th Elected in 1801.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Peterson Goodwyn
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1813
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Re-elected in 1809.
Re-elected in 1811.
Redistricted to the 19th district.
Thomas Gholson, Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
July 4, 1816
13th
14th
Redistricted from the 17th district and re-elected in 1813.
Re-elected in 1815.
Died.
Vacant July 5, 1816 –
December 3, 1816
14th
 
Thomas M. Nelson
Democratic-Republican December 4, 1816 –
March 3, 1819
14th
15th
Elected to finish Gholson's term.
Re-elected in 1817.
Retired.
Mark Alexander Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1823
16th
17th
Elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
 
Joseph Johnson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Lost re-election.
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Isaac Leffler Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th Elected in 1827.
Lost re-election.
 
Philip Doddridge
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
November 19, 1832
21st
22nd
Elected in 1829.
Re-elected in 1831.
Died.
Vacant November 20, 1832 –
January 20, 1833
22nd
 
Joseph Johnson
Jacksonian January 21, 1833 –
March 3, 1833
Elected January 1, 1833 to finish Doddridge's term and seated January 21, 1833.
Retired.
John H. Fulton Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd Elected in 1833.
Lost re-election.
George W. Hopkins Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
26th
27th
Elected in 1835.
Re-elected in 1837.
Re-elected in 1839.
Re-elected in 1841.
Redistricted to the 13th district.
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Conservative March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
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