Louisiana's congressional districts

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Louisiana's Congressional districts since 2013.[1]

The U.S. state of Louisiana currently has six congressional districts. The state has had as many as eight districts; the seventh district was eliminated on January 3, 1993 after results of the 1990 Census, and the eighth district was eliminated in 2013 after the results of the 2010 Census.

History[edit]

See District of Louisiana, Louisiana Territory, Territory of Orleans.

Louisiana was purchased from France in 1803, and the territory was organized into the District of Louisiana and the Territory of Orleans in 1804. Areas that are within the current boundaries of Louisiana, but were outside the Territory of Orleans, were ceded by the Spanish in the Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819. From 1806 until 1811, the Territory of Orleans sent one non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. Upon Louisiana's admission to the United States in 1812, and until 1823, Louisiana had only one at-large representative. In 1823, three districts were granted to Louisiana. By 1875, Louisiana had six districts.

Current districts and representatives[edit]

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbent time in office District map
1st Steve Scalise.jpg Steve Scalise (RJefferson) Republican R+26 May 3, 2008 – present Louisiana US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Cedric Richmond.jpg Cedric Richmond (DNew Orleans) Democratic D+23 January 3, 2011 – present Louisiana US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd Rep. Charles Boustany.jpg Charles Boustany (RLafayette) Republican R+19 January 3, 2005 – present Louisiana US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
4th John flemming.jpg John C. Fleming (RMinden) Republican R+13 January 3, 2009 – present Louisiana US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
5th Vance McAllister, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Vance McAllister (RSwartz) Republican R+15 November 16, 2013 – present Louisiana US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
6th Bill Cassidy, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Bill Cassidy (RBaton Rouge) Republican R+21 January 3, 2009 – present Louisiana US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif

Obsolete districts[edit]

Historical district boundaries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The National Atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved June 12, 2014.