Maryland's 1st congressional district

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Maryland's 1st congressional district
Maryland's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Maryland's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Andrew P. Harris (RCockeysville)
Area 3,653.1 mi²
Distribution 64.1% urban, 35.9% rural
Population (2000) 662,062
Median income $51,918
Ethnicity 85.5% White, 11.2% Black, 1.4% Asian, 1.6% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% other
Occupation 21.9% blue collar, 63.3% white collar, 14.8% gray collar
Cook PVI R+14[1]

Maryland's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Maryland. The district encompasses the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland, including Salisbury, as well as parts of Baltimore, Harford and Carroll counties.

The district is currently represented by Republican Andy Harris, who defeated Democratic incumbent Frank M. Kratovil, Jr. in 2010. The district was the subject of a 2014 boycott following legislation Harris introduced. [2]

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 60.3% - 37.8%[3]
2008 President McCain 59.6% - 38.4%



List of representatives[edit]

The following is a list of those who have represented the district. Also present below are significant events in the history of the district.[4]

Representative Party Tenure Notes/Events Area
1 No image.svg Michael J. Stone Anti-Administration March 4, 1789–
March 4, 1791
Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties in Southern Maryland.
2 No image.svg Philip Key Pro-Administration March 4, 1791–
March 4, 1793
3 No image.svg George Dent Pro-Administration March 4, 1793–
March 4, 1795
Federalist March 4, 1795–
March 4, 1801
4 No image.svg John Campbell Federalist March 4, 1801–
March 4, 1811
5 No image.svg Philip Stuart Federalist March 4, 1811–
March 4, 1819
6 No image.svg Raphael Neale Federalist March 4, 1819–
March 4, 1823
Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823–
March 4, 1825
7 No image.svg Clement Dorsey Adams March 4, 1825–
March 4, 1829
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1829–
March 4, 1831
8 No image.svg Daniel Jenifer Anti-Jackson March 4, 1831–
March 4, 1833
9 No image.svg Littleton Dennis Anti-Jackson March 4, 1833–
April 14, 1834
Died Dorchester, Somerset, and Worcester counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Vacant April 14, 1834–
May 29, 1834
10 No image.svg John N. Steele Anti-Jackson May 29, 1834–
March 4, 1837
11 No image.svg John Dennis Whig March 4, 1837–
March 4, 1841
12 No image.svg Isaac D. Jones Whig March 4, 1841–
March 4, 1843
13 No image.svg John Causin Whig March 4, 1843–
March 4, 1845
Anne Arundel (except for Howard District), Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's, and St. Mary's counties in Central Maryland and Southern Maryland.
14 No image.svg John G. Chapman Whig March 4, 1845–
March 4, 1849
15 No image.svg Richard Bowie Whig March 4, 1849–
March 4, 1853
16 No image.svg John R. Franklin Democratic March 4, 1853–
March 4, 1855
Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, and Worcester counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
17 No image.svg James A. Stewart Democratic March 4, 1855–
March 4, 1861
18 John W Crisfield - Congressman from Maryland.jpg John W. Crisfield Unionist Party March 4, 1861–
March 4, 1863
19 John A J Creswell Brady-Handy Photograph Collection.tif John A. J. Creswell Republican March 4, 1863–
March 4, 1865
Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, and Worcester counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
20 Hiram McCollough - photo portrait seated.jpg Hiram McCullough Democratic March 4, 1865–
March 4, 1869
21 No image.svg Samuel Hambleton Democratic March 4, 1869–
March 4, 1873
22 WILSON, Ephraim King, (1821 - 1891).jpg Ephraim King Wilson II Democratic March 4, 1873–
March 4, 1875
Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
23 Philip Francis Thomas, sitting.jpg Philip Thomas Democratic March 4, 1875–
March 4, 1877
24 No image.svg Daniel M. Henry Democratic March 4, 1877–
March 4, 1881
25 No image.svg George W. Covington Democratic March 4, 1881–
March 4, 1885
26 Charlesgibson.jpg Charles H. Gibson Democratic March 4, 1885–
March 4, 1891
27 No image.svg Henry Page Democratic March 4, 1891–
September 3, 1892
Resigned to become a judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Vacant September 3, 1892–
November 8, 1892
28 No image.svg John B. Brown Democratic November 8, 1892–
March 4, 1893
29 No image.svg Robert Bratton Democratic March 4, 1893–
May 10, 1894
Died
Vacant May 10, 1894–
November 6, 1894
30 No image.svg Winder Laird Henry Democratic November 6, 1894–
March 4, 1895
31 No image.svg Joshua W. Miles Democratic March 4, 1895–
March 4, 1897
32 No image.svg Isaac A. Barber Republican March 4, 1897–
March 4, 1899
33 John Walter Smith, photo portrait head and shoulders.jpg John Walter Smith Democratic March 4 1899–
January 12, 1900
Resigned to become Governor of Maryland.
Vacant January 12, 1900–
November 6, 1900
34 No image.svg Josiah L. Kerr Republican November 6, 1900–
March 4, 1901
35 No image.svg William Humphreys Jackson Republican March 4, 1901–
March 4, 1903
March 4, 1903–
March 4, 1905
Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
36 No image.svg Thomas A. Smith Democratic March 4, 1905–
March 4, 1907
37 No image.svg William Humphreys Jackson Republican March 4, 1907–
March 4, 1909
38 JHCovington pic.jpg James Harry Covington Democratic March 4, 1909–
September 30, 1914
Resigned to practice law in Washington, D.C.
Vacant September 30, 1914–
November 3, 1914
39 No image.svg Jesse D. Price Democratic November 3, 1914–
March 4, 1919
40 William Noble Andrews.jpg William N. Andrews Republican March 4, 1919–
March 4, 1921
41 No image.svg Thomas Alan Goldsborough Democratic March 4, 1921–
April 5, 1939
Resigned having been appointed an associate justice of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia.
Vacant April 5, 1939–
June 8, 1939
42 No image.svg David J. Ward Democratic June 8, 1939–
January 3, 1945
43 No image.svg Dudley Roe Democratic January 3, 1945–
January 3, 1947
44 No image.svg Edward T. Miller Republican January 3, 1947–
January 3, 1959
45 No image.svg Thomas F. Johnson Democratic January 3, 1959–
January 3, 1963
46 RogersClarkBallardMorton.jpg Rogers Morton Republican January 3, 1963–
January 29, 1971
Resigned having been appointed United States Secretary of the Interior Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and parts of Baltimore County in Central Maryland.
47 William Oswald Mills.jpg William O. Mills Republican May 25, 1971–
May 24, 1973
Died by suicide Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties in Southern Maryland and parts of Baltimore County, Harford County and Baltimore City in Central Maryland.
Vacant May 24, 1973 –
August 21, 1973
48 Robert Bauman US Congress photo portrait.jpg Robert Bauman Republican August 21, 1973–
January 3, 1981
49 Roy Dyson 97th Congress 1981.jpg Roy Dyson Democratic January 3, 1981–
January 3, 1991
50 Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland, official portrait.jpg Wayne Gilchrest Republican January 3, 1991–
January 6, 2009
Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and parts of Anne Arundel County in Southern Maryland and Baltimore County in Central Maryland.
51 Official FK Picture.JPG Frank Kratovil Democratic January 3, 2009–
January 3, 2011
52 Andy Harris, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Andrew P. Harris Republican January 3, 2011–
present
Incumbent

Recent election results[edit]

Marylands's 1st congressional district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne Gilchrest (inc.) 165,293 64.40%
Democratic Bennett Bozman 91,022 35.46%
Green David M. Gross 73 0.03%
N/A Write-ins 294 0.11%
Totals 256,682 100.00%
Republican hold
Marylands's 1st congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne Gilchrest (inc.) 192,004 76.83%
Democratic Amy D. Tamlyn 57,986 23.20%
Totals 249,900 100.00%
Republican hold
Marylands's 1st congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Wayne Gilchrest (inc.) 245,149 75.89% -0.94
Democratic Kostas Alexakis 77,872 24.11% +0.91
Totals 323,021 100.00%
Republican hold
Marylands's 1st congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Wayne Gilchrest (inc.) 185,177 68.80% -7.09
Democratic Jim Corwin 83,738 31.11% +7.00
Write-ins 232 0.09% +0.09
Totals 269,147 100.00%
Republican hold
Maryland's 1st Congressional District: 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Frank Kratovil 177,065 49.12% +18.01
Republican Andy Harris 174,213 48.33% -20.47
Libertarian Richard J. Davis 8,873 2.46% +2.46
No party Write-ins 329 0.09%
Totals 360,480 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican
Maryland's 1st Congressional District: 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Andrew P. Harris 155,118 54.08% +5.75
Democratic Frank Kratovil (inc.) 120,400 41.98% -7.14
Libertarian Richard J. Davis 10,876 3.79% +1.33
No party Write-ins 418 0.15
Total votes 286,812 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic
Maryland's 1st Congressional District: 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andrew P. Harris (inc.) 214,204 63.4%
Democratic Wendy Rosen 92,812 27.5%
Democratic John LaFerla (write-in) 14,858 4.4%
Libertarian Muir Wayne Boda 12,857 3.8%
N/A Others (write-in) 3,029 0.9%
Totals 337,760 100%
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 38°54′N 76°06′W / 38.9°N 76.1°W / 38.9; -76.1