Georgia's 6th congressional district

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Georgia's 6th congressional district
Current Representative Tom Price (RRoswell)
Population (2010) 691,975 [1]
Ethnicity  ?% White, 13.44% Black, 13.35% Hispanic
Cook PVI R+12[2]

Georgia's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is represented by Republican Tom Price, 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) was the 2012 congressional elections.

The district consists of many of the northern suburbs of Atlanta and includes portions of eastern Cobb County, northern Fulton County, and northern Dekalb County. The district includes all or portions of the cities of Roswell, Johns Creek, Tucker, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, and Dunwoody.[4]

Counties[edit]

History[edit]

Georgia's 6th Congressional District has existed since the 29th Congress (1845–1847), the first Congress in which U.S. Representatives were elected from districts rather than at-large. Georgia gained a sixth U.S. Representative for the first time in the 13th Congress (1813–1815). The district was represented by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich from 1978–1999.

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Years Representative Party Constituency Electoral history Sources
District established following the 19th Congress.
20th
(1827–1829)
March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
TomlinsonFort.jpg Tomlinson Fort Jacksonian Elected in 1826. [5]
Redistricted to the at-large district beginning with the 21st Congress.
Redistricted from the at-large district following the 28th Congress.
29th
(1845–1847)
March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
Howell cobb.jpg Howell Cobb Democratic Re-elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Elected Speaker of the House in 1849.
Elected Governor of Georgia in 1851.
[6]
30th
(1847–1849)



31st
(1849–1851)



32nd
(1851–1853)
March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
Junius Hillyer.jpg Junius Hillyer Unionist First elected in 1850.
Re-elected in 1852.
[7]
33rd
(1853–1855)
Democratic
34th
(1855–1857)
March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Howell Cobb-crop.jpg Howell Cobb Democratic Elected again in 1854.
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
[6]
35th
(1857–1859)
March 4, 1857 –
January 23, 1861
JamesJacksonGA.jpg James Jackson Democratic First elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Resigned from office in 1861, following Georgia's secession from the Union.
[8]
36th
(1859–1861)
Georgia seceded from the Union on January 19, 1861.
January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
Vacant Seat unclaimed during the Civil War and Reconstruction. [citation needed]
37th
(1861–1863)
38th
(1863–1865)
39th
(1865–1867)
40th
(1867–1869)
Georgia rejoined the Union on July 25, 1868.
July 25, 1868 –
March 4, 1869
Vacant [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] District failed to elect a representative in the 1866 election. [citation needed]
41st
(1869–1871)
March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
Vacant District failed to elect a representative in the 1868 election. [citation needed]
December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1873
WilliamPPrice.jpg William P. Price Democratic First elected in an 1870 special election.
Re-elected in 1870.
Declined to seek re-election in 1872.
[9]
42nd
(1871–1873)
43rd
(1873–1875)
March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1893
James Henderson Blount - Brady-Handy.jpg James H. Blount Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] First elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Declined to seek re-election in 1892.
[10]
44th
(1875–1877)
45th
(1877–1879)
46th
(1879–1881)
47th
(1881–1883)
48th
(1883–1885)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
49th
(1885–1887)
50th
(1887–1889)
51st
(1889–1891)
52nd
(1891–1893)
53rd
(1893–1895)
March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Image of none.svg Thomas B. Cabaniss Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Elected in 1892.
Failed to receive nomination for re-election in 1894.
[11]
54th
(1895–1897)
March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1915
CharlesLBartlett.jpg Charles L. Bartlett Democratic First elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Declined to seek re-election in 1914.
[12]
55th
(1897–1899)
56th
(1899–1901)
57th
(1901–1903)
58th
(1903–1905)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
59th
(1905–1907)
60th
(1907–1909)
61st
(1909–1911)
62nd
(1911–1913)
63rd
(1913–1915)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
64th
(1915–1917)
March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1925
JamesWWise.jpg James W. Wise Democratic First elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Failed to attend the 68th Congress due to prolonged illness.
Declined to seek re-election in 1924.
[13]
65th
(1917–1919)
66th
(1919–1921)
67th
(1921–1923)
68th
(1923–1925)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
69th
(1925–1927)
March 4, 1925 –
February 4, 1932
SamuelRutherfordGA.jpg Samuel Rutherford Democratic First elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Died in office in 1932.
[14]
70th
(1927–1929)
71st
(1929–1931)
72nd
(1931–1933)
February 4, 1932 –
March 2, 1932
Vacant [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 2, 1932 –
March 3, 1933
Carlton Mobley 1932.jpg Carlton Mobley Democratic Elected in a 1932 special election.
Declined to seek re-election in 1932.
[15]
Redistricted from the 10th district, based on the 1930 census.


73rd
(1933–1935)
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1965
Carl Vinson 1943 Portrait.jpg Carl Vinson Democratic [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Declined to seek re-election in 1964.
[16]
74th
(1935–1937)
75th
(1937–1939)
76th
(1939–1941)
77th
(1941–1943)
78th
(1943–1945)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
79th
(1945–1947)
80th
(1947–1949)
81st
(1949–1951)
82nd
(1951–1953)
83rd
(1953–1955)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
84th
(1955–1957)
85th
(1957–1959)
86th
(1959–1961)
87th
(1961–1963)
88th
(1963–1965)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
89th
(1965–1967)
January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1979
John James Flynt.jpg John J. Flynt, Jr. Democratic First elected in 1964, after having represented the 4th district since the 83rd Congress.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Declined to seek re-election in 1978.
[17]
90th
(1967–1969)
91st
(1969–1971)
92nd
(1971–1973)
93rd
(1973–1975)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
94th
(1975–1977)
95th
(1977–1979)
96th
(1979–1981)
January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1999
NewtGingrich.jpg Newt Gingrich Republican First elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
First elected Speaker of the House in 1995.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected Speaker of the House in 1997.
Re-elected in 1998.
Resigned from office in 1999, prior to the start of the 106th Congress.
[18]
97th
(1981–1983)
98th
(1983–1985)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
99th
(1985–1987)
100th
(1987–1989)
101st
(1989–1991)
102nd
(1991–1993)
103rd
(1993–1995)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
104th
(1995–1997)
105th
(1997–1999)
106th
(1999–2001)
January 3, 1999 –
February 23, 1999
Vacant Vacant [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
February 23, 1999 –
January 3, 2005
Johnny Isakson.jpg Johnny Isakson Republican First elected in a 1999 special election.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
[19]
107th
(2001–2003)
108th
(2003–2005)
Parts of Cobb, Cherokee, and Fulton counties.
United States House of Representatives, Georgia District 6 map.png
109th
(2005–2007)
January 3, 2005 –
Present
Tom Price.jpg Tom Price Republican First elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
[20]
110th
(2007–2009)
Cherokee County and parts of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties.
United States House of Representatives, Georgia District 06, 110th Congress.png
111th
(2009–2011)
112th
(2011–2013)
113th
(2013–2015)
Parts of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties.
Congress Years Representative Party Constituency Electoral history Sources

Election Results[edit]

1974[edit]

Georgia's 6th Congressional District Election (1974)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John James Flynt, Jr.* 49,082 51.45%
Republican Newt Gingrich 46,308 48.55%
Totals ' 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

Georgia's 6th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Johnny Isakson* 163,209 79.91%
Democratic Jeff Weisberger 41,043 20.09%
Totals 204,252 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Georgia's 6th Congressional District Election (2004)[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price 267,542 100.00%
Totals 267,542 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Georgia's 6th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price* 144,958 72.39%
Democratic Steve Sinton 55,294 27.61%
Totals 200,252 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Georgia's 6th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price* 231,520 68.48%
Democratic Bill Jones 106,551 31.52%
Totals 338,071 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Georgia's 6th Congressional District Election (2010)[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price* 198,100 99.91%
Write-in Sean Greenberg 188 0.09%
Totals 198,288 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2012[edit]

Georgia's 6th Congressional District Election (2012)[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Price* 189,669 64.51%
Democratic Jeff Kazanow 104,365 35.49%
Totals 294,034 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Analysis of 2012 Congressional maps, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-01-01
  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 2012-01-01
  5. ^ Tomlinson Fort at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  6. ^ a b Howell Cobb at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  7. ^ Junius Hillyer at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  8. ^ James Jackson at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  9. ^ William Pierce Price at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  10. ^ James Henderson Blount at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  11. ^ Thomas Banks Cabaniss at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  12. ^ Charles Lafayette Bartlett at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  13. ^ James Walter Wise at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  14. ^ Samuel Rutherford at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  15. ^ William Carlton Mobley at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  16. ^ Carl Vinson at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  17. ^ John James Flynt, Jr. at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  18. ^ Newton Leroy Gingrich at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  19. ^ Johnny Isakson at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  20. ^ Tom Price at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  21. ^ http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2004_1102/federal.htm
  22. ^ http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2010_1102/swall.htm
  23. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/42277/113204/en/summary.html

Further reading[edit]

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Massachusetts's 1st congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
December 22, 1849 – March 4, 1851
Succeeded by
Kentucky's 1st congressional district
Preceded by
Washington's 5th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 1999
Succeeded by
Illinois's 14th congressional district

Coordinates: 34°00′47″N 84°20′44″W / 34.01306°N 84.34556°W / 34.01306; -84.34556