Connecticut's 6th congressional district

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"CT-6" redirects here. CT-6 may also refer to U.S. Route 6 in Connecticut.
Connecticut's congressional districts, 1993–2003 (prior to elimination of 6th district).
The sixth district is in the northwest corner, highlighted in pink.
Connecticut's congressional districts, 2003-2013

Connecticut's 6th congressional district is a former district, which was eliminated in 2003, following the 2000 Census. It was initially created in 1837 from Connecticut's at-large district, yet was eliminated after the 1840 Census. In 1965, following passage of the Voting Rights Act, it was re-established.

During redistricting in 2002, a majority of the district was merged with the 5th district.

Prior to its elimination, the district included Litchfield County, the Farmington Valley, and commununties surrounding Hartford, including Bristol, Enfield, and New Britain.

List of Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years of Service Hometown Electoral history
District Created 1837
No image.svg Orrin Holt Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Willington Retired
No image.svg John H. Brockway Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Ellington Retired
District eliminated following the 1840 Census March 3, 1843
District restored January 3, 1965
Bernard F. Grabowski.jpg Bernard Grabowski Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
Bristol Lost re-election
Thomas Meskill.jpg Thomas J. Meskill Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
New Britain Retired to run for Governor of Connecticut
Ella Grasso.jpg Ella T. Grasso Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1975
Windsor Locks Retired to run for Governor of Connecticut
Toby headshot.jpg Toby Moffett Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
Litchfield Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Nancy Johnson2.jpg Nancy Johnson Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
New Britain Redistricted to the 5th district
District Eliminated 2000 Census 2003

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