Nebraska's 1st congressional district

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Nebraska's 1st congressional district
Current Representative Jeff Fortenberry (RLincoln)
Distribution 65.21% urban, 34.79% rural
Population (2000) 570,325
Median income $40,021
Ethnicity 92.1% White, 1.4% Black, 1.5% Asian, 4.2% Hispanic, 1.3% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+11

Nebraska's 1st congressional district seat encompasses most of the eastern quarter of the state, except for Omaha, and some of its suburbs. It includes the state capital, Lincoln, Fremont, and Norfolk. It is currently held by Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican. George W. Bush received 63% of the vote in this district in 2004.

The district from 2003 to 2013

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Term District Residence Notes
District created March 4, 1883
Archibald J. Weaver Republican March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1887
John A. McShane Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 4, 1889
William J. Connell Republican March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1887
William Jennings Bryan Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 4, 1895
Jesse B. Strode Republican March 4, 1895 – March 4, 1899
Elmer Burkett Republican March 4, 1899 – March 4, 1905 Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Vacant March 4, 1905 - July 18, 1905
Ernest M. Pollard Republican July 18, 1905 – March 4, 1909
John A. Maguire Democratic March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1915
C. Frank Reavis Republican March 4, 1915 – June 3, 1922 Resigned after being appointed special assistant to the US Attorney General
Vacant June 3, 1922 - November 7, 1922
Roy H. Thorpe Republican November 7, 1922 – March 4, 1923
John H. Morehead Democratic March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1935
Henry C. Luckey Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
George H. Heinke Republican January 3, 1939 – January 2, 1940 Died
Vacant January 2, 1940 - April 19, 1940
John H. Sweet Republican April 19, 1940 – January 3, 1941
Oren S. Copeland Republican January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
Carl Curtis Republican January 3, 1943 – December 31, 1954 Redistricted from the 4th district, Resigned after being appointed to the US Senate
Vacant December 31, 1954 - January 3, 1955
Phillip H. Weaver Republican January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1963
Ralph F. Beermann Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 Redistricted from the 3rd district
Clair A. Callan Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967
Robert V. Denney Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971
Charles Thone Republican January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1979 Lincoln Elected Governor of Nebraska in 1978
Doug Bereuter Republican January 3, 1979 – August 31, 2004
Vacant August 31, 2004 - January 3, 2005
Jeff Fortenberry Republican January 3, 2005 – Present Lincoln Incumbent

References[edit]

Coordinates: 41°10′N 96°45′W / 41.167°N 96.750°W / 41.167; -96.750