Virginia's 21st congressional district

Virginia's 21st congressional district is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1843 after the 1840 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Lewis Steenrod.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1803
 
Thomas M. Randolph Jr.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
8th
9th
Elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1805.
Retired.
 
Wilson C. Nicholas
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
November 27, 1809
10th
11th
Elected in 1807.
Re-elected in 1809.
Resigned.
Vacant November 28, 1809 –
January 16, 1810
11th
David S. Garland Democratic-Republican January 17, 1810 –
March 3, 1811
Elected to finish Nicholas's term.
Retired.
 
Hugh Nelson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
12th Elected in 1811.
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
 
Thomas Newton Jr.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1823
13th
14th
15th
16th
17th
Redistricted from the 20th district and re-elected in 1813.
Re-elected in 1815.
Re-elected in 1817.
Re-elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 1st district.
William Smith Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Retired.
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Lewis Maxwell Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1833
20th
21st
22nd
Elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
Re-elected in 1831.
Retired.
Edgar C. Wilson Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd Elected in 1833.
Lost re-election.
William S. Morgan Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
Elected in 1835.
Re-elected in 1837.
Retired.
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Lewis Steenrod Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected in 1839.
Re-elected in 1841.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
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