North Carolina's 5th congressional district

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North Carolina's 5th congressional district
Current Representative Virginia Foxx (RBanner Elk)
Distribution 42.95% urban, 57.05% rural
Population (2000) 619,178
Median income $39,710
Ethnicity 89.5% White, 6.8% Black, 0.8% Asian, 3.6% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+12[1]

North Carolina's 5th congressional district covers the northwestern corner of North Carolina from the Appalachian Mountains to the Piedmont Triad.

The fifth district is represented by Rep. Virginia Foxx, a Republican. She has held the office since 2005, defeating Democrats Roger Sharpe and Roy Carter in 2006 and 2008 respectively.

The district from 2003 to 2013

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District Residence Note
John Sevier Pro-Administration June 16, 1790 – March 3, 1791 Ceded by the state to the Federal government in 1789. Sevier was permitted to serve anyway although he wasn't representing any part of a state.
William B. Grove Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793 Redistricted to the 7th district after original district ceded to federal government to later become Tennessee.
Nathaniel Macon Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795 Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1803 Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1801-1807, Redistricted to the 6th district
James Gillespie Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Thomas Kenan Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1811
William R. King Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 – November 4, 1816 Resigned
Charles Hooks Democratic-Republican December 2, 1816 – March 3, 1817
James Owen Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Charles Hooks Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1823
Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Gabriel Holmes Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – September 26, 1829 Died
Edward B. Dudley Jacksonian November 10, 1829– March 3, 1831
James I. McKay Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1837
Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843 Redistricted to the 6th district
Romulus M. Saunders Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Redistricted from the 8th district
James C. Dobbin Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Abraham W. Venable Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1853
John Kerr, Jr. Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Edwin G. Reade Know Nothing March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
John A. Gilmer Know Nothing March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Opposition March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Civil War and Reconstruction
Israel G. Lash Republican July 20, 1868 – March 3, 1871
James M. Leach Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Alfred M. Scales Democratic March 4, 1875 – December 30, 1884 Resigned after being elected Governor
James W. Reid Democratic January 28, 1885 – December 31, 1886 Resigned
John M. Brower Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
Archibald H. A. Williams Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Thomas Settle III Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
William W. Kitchin Democratic March 4, 1897 – January 11, 1909 Resigned after being elected Governor
John M. Morehead Republican March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1911
Charles M. Stedman Democratic March 4, 1911 – September 23, 1930 Died
Franklin W. Hancock, Jr. Democratic November 4, 1930 – January 3, 1939
Alonzo D. Folger Democratic January 3, 1939 – April 30, 1941 Died
John H. Folger Democratic June 14, 1941 – January 3, 1949
Richard T. Chatham Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1957
Ralph J. Scott Democratic January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1967
Nick Galifianakis Democratic January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1969 Redistricted to the 4th district
Vinegar Bend Mizell Republican January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1975
Stephen L. Neal Democratic January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1995
Richard Burr Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2005
Virginia Foxx Republican January 3, 2005 – Present

References[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 36°08′42″N 80°57′38″W / 36.14500°N 80.96056°W / 36.14500; -80.96056