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Virginia's 20th congressional district

Virginia Congressional District 20 is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1843 after the 1840 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Samuel L. Hays.

List of members representing the districtEdit

District created March 4, 1803.

Representative Party Term Electoral history
Thomas Newton Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1813
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Re-elected in 1809.
Re-elected in 1811.
Redistricted to the 21st district.
James Johnson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
February 2, 1820
Elected in 1813.
Re-elected in 1815.
Re-elected in 1817.
Re-elected in 1819.
Resigned to become Norfolk Customs Collector.
Vacant February 2, 1820 –
August 28, 1820
John C. Gray Democratic-Republican August 28, 1820 –
March 3, 1821
Elected to finish Johnson's term.
Lost re-election.
Arthur Smith Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1821.
Retired.
 
John Floyd
Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Retired.
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Robert Craig Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
Elected in 1829.
Lost re-election.
John J. Allen Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Joseph Johnson
Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Samuel L. Hays Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.

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