Iowa's 6th congressional district

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Iowa's 6th congressional district is a former congressional district in Iowa. It existed from 1862 to 1992, when it was lost due to Iowa's declining population.

The district was created during the Civil War, and was first filled in the 1862 general election. Its original congressman, Asahel W. Hubbard, was from Sioux City in northwestern Iowa, but redistricting caused the district to be relocated, first to central Iowa (from 1869 to 1874), then to south-central Iowa (from 1875 to 1932), then the Des Moines area (from 1933 to 1942), and then north-central Iowa (from 1943 to 1962). From 1963 to 1992, the district was made up of counties in the northwestern part of the state. Fred Grandy, the 6th district's last congressman, was, like its first, a Sioux City native.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Term District Residence (County) Note
District created
March 4, 1863
No image.svg Asahel W. Hubbard Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869 Woodbury
No image.svg Charles Pomeroy Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871 Webster
No image.svg Jackson Orr Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 Boone Redistricted to the 9th district
No image.svg William Loughridge Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 Mahaska
No image.svg Ezekiel S. Sampson Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879 Keokuk
No image.svg James Weaver Greenback March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881 Davis
No image.svg Marsena E. Cutts Republican March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883 Mahaska Lost contested election
No image.svg John C. Cook Democratic March 3, 1883 – March 3, 1883 Jasper Won constested election
No image.svg Marsena E. Cutts Republican March 4, 1883 – September 1, 1883 Mahaska Died
No image.svg John C. Cook Democratic October 9, 1883 – March 3, 1885 Jasper
No image.svg James Weaver Greenback March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889 Davis
No image.svg John F. Lacey Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891 Mahaska
No image.svg Frederick E. White Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 Keokuk
No image.svg John F. Lacey Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1907 Mahaska
No image.svg Daniel W. Hamilton Democratic March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909 Keokuk
No image.svg Nathan E. Kendall Republican March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1913 Monroe
No image.svg Sanford Kirkpatrick Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 Wapello
No image.svg C. William Ramseyer Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1933 Davis
No image.svg Cassius C. Dowell Republican March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Polk Redistricted from the 7th district
No image.svg Hubert Utterback Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937 Polk
No image.svg Cassius C. Dowell Republican January 3, 1937 – February 4, 1940 Polk Died
No image.svg Robert K. Goodwin Republican March 5, 1940 – January 3, 1941 Dallas
No image.svg Paul Cunningham Republican January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943 Polk Redistricted to the 5th district
No image.svg Fred C. Gilchrist Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945 Pocahontas Redistricted from the 8th district
No image.svg James I. Dolliver Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1957 Webster
No image.svg Merwin Coad Democratic January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1963 Boone
No image.svg Charles B. Hoeven Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 Sioux Redistricted from the 8th district
No image.svg Stanley L. Greigg Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967 Woodbury
No image.svg Wiley Mayne Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975 Woodbury
No image.svg Berkley Bedell Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1987 Dickinson
No image.svg Fred Grandy Republican January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1993 Woodbury Redistricted to the 5th district
District eliminated
January 3, 1993

The district was eliminated as a result of the 1990 census. All of the district was put in the fifth district except for Cerro Gordo county which was put in the 2nd district.

General election history (since 1920)[edit]

Year [1] Party Affiliation Winner Number of Votes Party Affiliation Loser Number of Votes Percentage of Votes
1920 Republican C. William Ramseyer 41,644 Democratic O.P. Meyers 21,538 66% - 34%
1922 Republican C. William Ramseyer 28,702 Democratic James E. Craven 17,489 62% - 38%
1924 Republican C. William Ramseyer 42,843 Democratic James V. Curran 19,028 69% - 31%
1926 Republican C. William Ramseyer 27,967 Democratic W.L. Etter 14,193 66% - 34%
1928 Republican C. William Ramseyer 43,259 Democratic C. Ver Ploeg 23,065 65% - 35%
1930 Republican C. William Ramseyer 25,875 Democratic S.F. McConnell 16,811 61% - 39%
1932 Republican Cassius C. Dowell 56,962 Democratic Charles S. Cooter 43,891 56% - 44%
1934 Democratic Hubert Utterback 50,828 Republican Cassius C. Dowell 46,074 52% - 47%
1936 Republican Cassius C. Dowell 63,026 Democratic Harry B. Dunlap 55,975 52% - 46%
1938 Republican Cassius C. Dowell 53,505 Democratic Hubert Utterback 37,056 58% - 41%
1940 Republican Paul H. Cunningham 70,707 Democratic E. Frank Cox 64,314 52% - 48%
1942 Republican Fred C. Gilchrist 46,843 Democratic Edward Breen 30,802 60% - 40%
1944 Republican James I. Dolliver 60,153 Democratic Charles Hanna 40,098 59% - 39%
1946 Republican James I. Dolliver 40,640 Democratic Oscar E. Johnson 23,422 63% - 37%
1948 Republican James I. Dolliver 55,641 Democratic James E. Irwin 44,002 56% - 44%
1950 Republican James I. Dolliver 56,982 Democratic Maurice O'Reilly 30,877 64% - 35%
1952 Republican James I. Dolliver 86,842 Democratic Francis G. Cutler 39,245 69% - 31%
1954 Republican James I. Dolliver 53,457 Democratic Lumund F. Wilcox 35,137 60% - 40%
1956 Democratic Merwin Coad 64,625 Republican James I. Dolliver 64,427 50.1% - 49.9%
1958 Democratic Merwin Coad 57,491 Republican Robert E. Waggoner 41,204 58% - 42%
1960 Democratic Merwin Coad 70,353 Republican Curtis G. Reihm 60,834 54% - 46%
1962 Republican Charles B. Hoeven 66,940 Democratic Donaled W. Murray 47,524 58% - 42%
1964 Democratic Stanley L. Greigg 86,323 Republican Howard N. Sokol 75,478 53% - 46%
1966 Republican Wiley Mayne 73,274 Democratic Stanley L. Greigg 53,917 57% - 42%
1968 Republican Wiley Mayne 100,802 Democratic Jerry O. Sullivan 54,171 65% - 35%
1970 Republican Wiley Mayne 100,802 N/A N/A 1 99% - 1%
1972 Republican Wiley Mayne 103,284 Democratic Berkley Bedell 93,574 52% - 48%
1974 Democratic Berkley Bedell 86,315 Republican Wiley Mayne 71,695 55% - 45%
1976 Democratic Berkley Bedell 133,507 Republican Joanne D. Soper 62,292 67% - 31%
1978 Democratic Berkley Bedell 87,139 Republican Willis Edgar Junker 44,320 66% - 34%
1980 Democratic Berkley Bedell 129,460 Republican Clarence S. Carney 71,866 64% - 36%
1982 Democratic Berkley Bedell 101,690 Republican Al Bremer 56,487 64% - 36%
1984 Democratic Berkley Bedell 127,706 Republican Darrel Rensink 78,182 62% - 38%
1986 Republican Fred Grandy 81,861 Democratic Clayton Hodgson 78,807 51% - 49%
1988 Republican Fred Grandy 125,859 Democratic Dave O'Brien 69,614 64% - 36%
1990 Republican Fred Grandy 112,333 Democratic Mike D. Earll 44,063 72% - 28%

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