Mississippi's 1st congressional district

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Mississippi's 1st congressional district
Current Representative Alan Nunnelee (RTupelo)
Area 11,412 mi² (29,557 km²)
Distribution 38.36% urban, 61.64% rural
Population (2006) 762,914
Median income $35,831
Ethnicity 70.5% White, 27.2% Black, 0.5% Asian, 1.8% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% other
Occupation 30.4% blue collar, 56.6% white collar, 13% gray collar
Cook PVI R+14[1]

Mississippi's 1st congressional district is in the northeast corner of the state. It includes much of the northern portion of the state including Columbus, Grenada, Oxford, Southaven, and Tupelo. One of the state's major universities, the University of Mississippi, is located within the district at Oxford.

From statehood to the election of 1846, Mississippi elected representatives at-large statewide on a general ticket.

The congressional seat is held by Alan Nunnelee. In the November 2010 election, Alan Nunnelee defeated Democratic incumbent Travis Childers, Constitutionalist Gail Giaramita, Independent Conservative Party candidate Wally Pang of Batesville, Libertarian Harold Taylor, and Reformist Barbara Dale Washer.

The district from 2003 to 2013

List of representatives[edit]

Name Years of Service Party District Home Notes
District created March 4, 1847
Jacob Thompson March 4, 1847 - March 4, 1851 Democratic Redistricted from the At-large district
Benjamin Nabers March 4, 1851 - March 4, 1853 Unionist
Daniel B. Wright March 4, 1853 - March 4, 1857 Democratic
Lucius Q. C. Lamar March 4, 1857 - December, 1860 Democratic Retired to become a member of the secesson convention of Mississippi
Civil War and Reconstruction
George E. Harris February 23, 1870 - March 4, 1873 Republican
Lucius Q. C. Lamar March 4, 1873 - March 4, 1877 Democratic
Henry Muldrow March 4, 1877 - March 4, 1885 Democratic
John Allen March 4, 1885 - March 4, 1901 Democratic
Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr. March 4, 1901 - March 4, 1921 Democratic
John Rankin March 4, 1921 - January 3, 1953 Democratic
Thomas Abernethy January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1973 Democratic Redistricted from the 4th district
Jamie Whitten January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1995 Democratic Redistricted from the 2nd district
Roger Wicker January 3, 1995 - December 31, 2007 Republican Resigned to accept appointment to U.S. Senate
Vacant December 31, 2007 - May 13, 2008
Travis Childers May 13, 2008 - January 3, 2011 Democratic
Alan Nunnelee January 3, 2011 - Present Republican Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

Coordinates: 34°11′51″N 89°00′13″W / 34.19750°N 89.00361°W / 34.19750; -89.00361