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Virginia's 18th congressional district

Virginia Congressional District 18 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 Electoral history
District created: March 4, 1793
John Nicholas Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
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
Elected in 1801.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Peterson Goodwyn
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1813
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
Redistricted from the 17th district and re-elected in 1813.
Re-elected in 1815.
Died.
Vacant July 5, 1816 –
December 3, 1816
 
Thomas M. Nelson
Democratic-Republican December 4, 1816 –
March 3, 1819
Elected to finish Gholson's term.
Re-elected in 1817.
Retired.
Mark Alexander Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
 
Joseph Johnson
Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Isaac Leffler Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Philip Doddridge
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
November 19, 1832
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant November 20, 1832 –
January 20, 1833
Special election
 
Joseph Johnson
Jacksonian January 21, 1833 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
John H. Fulton Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
George W. Hopkins Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
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