Georgia's 5th congressional district

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Georgia's 5th congressional district
Georgia's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Georgia's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative John Lewis (DAtlanta)
Population (2010) 691,976 [1]
Ethnicity  ?% White, 60.45% Black, 7.89% Hispanic
Cook PVI D+32[2]
"GA-5" redirects here. For the state route, see Georgia State Route 5.

Georgia's 5th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is currently represented by Democrat John Lewis, though the district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[3] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) were the 2012 congressional elections.

Based in central Fulton and parts of Dekalb and Clayton counties, the majority African American district includes almost three-fourths of Atlanta, the state capital and largest city. It also includes some of the surrounding suburbs, including East Point, Druid Hills, and Forest Park.[4]

Counties[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created in 1827
No image.svg Charles E. Haynes Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
redistricted from the At-large district
Redistricted to the At-large district
Redistricted to the At-large district in 1829
Redistricted from the At-large district in 1845
No image.svgJohn H. Lumpkin Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
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No image.svg Thomas C. Hackett Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Elijah W. Chastain Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
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No image.svg John H. Lumpkin Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
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Augustus Romaldus Wright.jpg Augustus R. Wright Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
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No image.svg John W. H. Underwood Democratic March 4, 1859 –
January 23, 1861
withdrew
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
Civil War and Reconstruction
No image.svg Charles H. Prince Republican July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
SACORKER.jpg Stephen A. Corker Democratic December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
Elected after Charles H. Prince was not permitted to qualify
Dudley M. Du Bose.jpg Dudley M. Du Bose Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
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No image.svg James C. Freeman Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
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Milton A. Candler - Brady-Handy.jpg Milton A. Candler Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
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No image.svg Nathaniel J. Hammond Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John D. Stewart Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
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No image.svg Leonidas F. Livingston Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1911
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William Schley Howard cph.3b27288.jpg William S. Howard Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1919
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William David Upshaw, 3qtr length.jpg William D. Upshaw Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1927
First elected in 1918

Lost renomination
No image.svg Leslie J. Steele Democratic March 4, 1927 –
July 14, 1929
First elected in 1926

Died
Vacant July 14, 1929 –
October 2, 1929
Robert Ramspeck.jpg Robert Ramspeck Democratic October 2, 1929 –
December 31, 1945
Won special election to finish remaining term

Won in the 1930 general election

Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1945 –
February 12, 1946
Helen Mankin.jpg Helen D. Mankin Democratic February 12, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
Won special election to finish remaining term

Lost renomination

Lost re-election as a write-in candidate
No image.svg James C. Davis Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1963
First elected in 1946

Lost renomination
No image.svg Charles Weltner Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
First elected in 1962

Retired after refusing to endorse Lester Maddox for governor
Fletcher Thompson.jpg Fletcher Thompson Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
First elected in 1966

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Andrew Young, bw head-and-shoulders photo, June 6, 1977.jpg Andrew Young Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 29, 1977
First elected in 1972

Resigned to become United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Vacant January 29, 1977 –
April 6, 1977
Wyche Fowler.PNG Wyche Fowler, Jr. Democratic April 6, 1977 –
January 3, 1987
Won special election to finish remaining term

Won in the 1978 general election

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
John lewis official biopic.jpg John Lewis Democratic January 3, 1987 –
Present
First elected in 1986

Incumbent

Counties[edit]

Election results[edit]

Year Candidate Party Votes %
1844 (29th Congress) John Henry Lumpkin D 7,720 61.2
Miller W 4,889 38.8
1846 (30th Congress) John Henry Lumpkin D 5,349 79.4
Crook W 1,263 18.8
1848 (31st Congress) Thomas C. Hackett D 8,767 59.8
James M. Calhoun W 5,904 40.2
1851 (32nd Congress) Elijah Webb Chastain Union 13,882 65.0
Stiles W 7,481 35.0
1853 (33rd Congress) Elijah Webb Chastain D 8,118 50.8
Tumlin D 7,866 49.2
1855 (34th Congress) John Henry Lumpkin D 11,290 58.6
Tumlin   7,978 41.4
1857 (35th Congress) Augustus R. Wright D 9,669 63.0
Hooper I D 5,690 37.1
1859 (36th Congress) John Underwood D 12,339 85.1
Shackleford Opp. 2,162 14.9
Georgia announced its secession from the Union, January 28, 1861.
April 20, 1868 (40th Congress)
Special election
Charles H. Prince[5] R    
Hilliard D    
January, 1871 (41st Congress)
Special election
Steven Alfestus Corker D    
1870 (42nd Congress) Dudley M. Du Bose D 15,363 62.3
Isham S. Fannin R 9,302 37.7
1872 (43rd Congress) James C. Freeman R 10,910 50.7
Glenn LR 10,631 49.4
1874 (44th Congress) Milton A. Candler D 12,450 66.5
Mills R 6,273 33.5
1876 (45th Congress) Milton A. Candler D 18,083 67.5
Markham R 8,714 32.5
1878 (46th Congress) Nathaniel Job Hammond D 10,269 55.6
Arnold G 8,196 44.4
1880 (47th Congress) Nathaniel Job Hammond D 11,947 62.6
Clark R 7,133 37.4
1882 (48th Congress) Nathaniel Job Hammond D 10,788 65.2
Buck IR 5,756 34.8
1884 (49th Congress) Nathaniel Job Hammond D 9,008 63.7
Martin R 5,130 36.3
1886 (50th Congress) John D. Stewart D 2,999 100.0
1888 (51st Congress) John D. Stewart D 10,971 68.6
George S. Thomas R 5,032 31.4
1890 (52nd Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 8,688 70.7
Will Haight R 3,608 29.3
1892 (53rd Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 9,732 60.2
Samuel Small P & R 6,447 39.9
1894 (54th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 7,781 59.7
Robert Todd P 5,264 40.4
1896 (55th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 9,258 58.0
J. C. Hendrix R 6,715 42.0
1898 (56th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 3,027 97.6
1900 (57th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 8,828 76.6
Charles I. Brannan I 2,685 23.3
1902 (58th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 2,485 100.0
1904 (59th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 9,387 71.4
C. P. Goree R 3,760 28.6
1906 (60th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 3,030 100.0
1908 (61st Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 8,909 100.0
1910 (62nd Congress) William Schley Howard D 4,091 100.0
1912 (63rd Congress) William Schley Howard D 12,000 100.0
1914 (64th Congress) William Schley Howard D 4,780 88.2
Dewar Prog 640 11.8
1916 (65th Congress) William Schley Howard D 13,174 88.8
Moore   1,656 11.2
1918 (66th Congress) William D. Upshaw D 5,251 100.0
1920 (67th Congress) William D. Upshaw D 10,649 70.1
John W. Martin R 4,544 29.9
1922 (68th Congress) William D. Upshaw D 4,646 93.1
Max H. Wilensky   347 7.0
1924 (69th Congress) William D. Upshaw D 16,608 100.0
1926 (70th Congress) Leslie J. Steele D 2,919 99.9
1928 (71st Congress) Leslie J. Steele D 19,328 100.0
October 2, 1929 (71st Congress)
Special election
Robert Ramspeck D    
1930 (72nd Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 10,752 100.0
1932 (73rd Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 26,657 100.0
1934 (74th Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 5,206 100.0
1936 (75th Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 35,540 89.4
H. H. Alexander R 4,213 10.6
1938 (76th Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 6,906 97.2
1940 (77th Congress) Robert Ramspeck D, I 41,677 99.9
1942 (78th Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 9,176 96.0
1944 (79th Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 50,257 94.5
H. H. Alexander I 2,929 5.5
February 12, 1946 (79th Congress)
Special election
Helen Douglas Mankin D    
1946 (80th Congress) James C. Davis D 31,444 61.6
Helen Douglas Mankin I (W/I) 19,527 38.3
1948 (81st Congress) James C. Davis D 54,637 99.6
1950 (82nd Congress) James C. Davis D 49,317 100.0
1952 (83rd Congress) James C. Davis D 83,920 100.0
1954 (84th Congress) James C. Davis D 54,069 64.4
Charles A. Moye Jr. R 29,911 35.6
1956 (85th Congress) James C. Davis D 85,292 59.2
Randolph W. Thrower R 58,777 40.8
1958 (86th Congress) James C. Davis D 32,135 100.0
1960 (87th Congress) James C. Davis D 80,023 99.7
1962 (88th Congress) Charles Weltner D 60,583 55.6
L. J. O'Callaghan R 48,466 44.4
1964 (89th Congress) Charles Weltner D 65,803 54.0
L. J. O'Callaghan R 55,983 46.0
1966 (90th Congress) Fletcher Thompson R 55,423 60.1
Archie Lindsey D 36,751 39.9
1968 (91st Congress) Fletcher Thompson R 79,258 55.6
Charles Weltner D 63,183 44.4
1970 (92nd Congress) Fletcher Thompson R 78,540 57.4
Andrew Young D 58,394 42.6
1972 (93rd Congress) Andrew Young D 72,289 52.8
Rodney M. Cook R 64,495 47.1
1974 (94th Congress) Andrew Young D 69,221 71.6
Wyman C. Lowe R 27,397 28.3
1976 (95th Congress) Andrew Young D 96,056 66.7
Ed Gadrix R 47,998 33.3
1977 (95th Congress)
Special election
Wyche Fowler D 29,898 39.6
John Lewis D 21,531 28.6
Paul Coverdell R 16,509 21.9
April 5, 1977 (95th Congress)
Special runoff
Wyche Fowler D 54,378 62.4
John Lewis D 32,732 37.6
1978 (96th Congress) Wyche Fowler D 52,739 75.5
Thomas P. Bowles Jr. R 17,132 24.5
1980 (97th Congress) Wyche Fowler D 101,646 74.0
F. William Dowda R 35,640 26.0
1982 (98th Congress) Wyche Fowler D 53,264 80.8
J.E. (Billy) McKinney I 9,047 13.7
Paul Jones R 3,633 5.5
1984 (99th Congress) Wyche Fowler D 151,233 100.0
1986 (100th Congress) John Lewis D 93,229 75.3
Portia A. Scott R 30,562 24.7
1988 (101st Congress) John Lewis D 135,194 78.2
J. W. Tibbs Jr. R 37.693 21.8
1990 (102nd Congress) John Lewis D 86,037 75.6
J. W. Tibbs Jr. R 27,781 24.4
1992 (103rd Congress) John Lewis D 147,445 72.1
Paul R. Stabler R 56,960 27.9
1994 (104th Congress) John Lewis D 85,094 69.1
Dale Dixon R 37,999 30.9
1996 (105th Congress) John Lewis D 136,555 100.0
1998 (106th Congress) John Lewis D 109,177 78.5
John H. Lewis Sr. R 29,877 21.5
2000 (107th Congress) John Lewis D 137,333 77.2
Hank Schwab R 40,606 22.8
2002 (108th Congress) John Lewis D 116,259 100.0
2004 (109th Congress) John Lewis D 201,773 100.0
2006 (110th Congress) John Lewis D 122,380 100.0
2008 (111th Congress) John Lewis D 122,345 100.0

Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 116,230 100.00%
Totals 116,230 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 201,773 100.00%
Totals 201,773 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 122,380 99.95%
No party Others 64 0.05%
Totals 122,444 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 231,368 99.95%
No party Others 106 0.05%
Totals 231,437 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 130,782 73.72%
Republican Fenn Little 46,622 26.28%
Totals 177,404 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

Source: Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections, Fourth Edition (CQ Press, 2001)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

The district from 2007 to 2013
The district from 2003 to 2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Analysis of 2012 Congressional maps, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  3. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  4. ^ 2012 Congressional maps - Metro Atlanta, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1
  5. ^ Prince was seated despite the fact that Georgia had not yet been readmitted to the Union. On the opening of the 41st United States Congress in March 1869, he claimed that his election of 1868 entitled him to sit in that Congress, but this claim was rejected by Congress.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°42′25″N 84°24′04″W / 33.70694°N 84.40111°W / 33.70694; -84.40111