Mississippi's 1st congressional district

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Mississippi's 1st congressional district
Mississippi's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Mississippi's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
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, 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.

List of representatives[edit]

Name Years of Service Party District Home Notes
District created March 4, 1847
Jacob Thompson - Brady-Handy.jpgJacob Thompson March 4, 1847 - March 4, 1851 Democratic Redistricted from the At-large district
No image.svg Benjamin Nabers March 4, 1851 - March 4, 1853 Unionist
No image.svgDaniel B. Wright March 4, 1853 - March 4, 1857 Democratic
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II - Brady-Handy.jpgLucius Q. C. Lamar March 4, 1857 - December, 1860 Democratic Retired to become a member of the secesson convention of Mississippi
Civil War and Reconstruction
No image.svgGeorge E. Harris February 23, 1870 - March 4, 1873 Republican
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II - Brady-Handy.jpgLucius Q. C. Lamar March 4, 1873 - March 4, 1877 Democratic
No image.svgHenry Muldrow March 4, 1877 - March 4, 1885 Democratic
John Mills Allen.jpegJohn Allen March 4, 1885 - March 4, 1901 Democratic
EzekielSCandler.jpgEzekiel S. Candler, Jr. March 4, 1901 - March 4, 1921 Democratic
Jrankin2.jpgJohn Rankin March 4, 1921 - January 3, 1953 Democratic
Thomas G. Abernethy cph.3c32239u.jpgThomas Abernethy January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1973 Democratic Redistricted from the 4th district
Jamie L. Whitten.jpgJamie Whitten January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1995 Democratic Redistricted from the 2nd district
Roger Wicker, official Congressional photo portrait.jpgRoger Wicker January 3, 1995 - December 31, 2007 Republican Resigned to accept appointment to U.S. Senate
Vacant December 31, 2007 - May 13, 2008
Travischilders.jpgTravis Childers May 13, 2008 - January 3, 2011 Democratic
Alan Nunnelee, 112th Congress Official Portrait.jpgAlan Nunnelee January 3, 2011 - Present Republican Incumbent

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

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