North Carolina's 6th congressional district

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North Carolina's 6th congressional district
Current Representative Howard Coble (RGreensboro)
Cook PVI R+11[1]

North Carolina's 6th congressional district is located in north central portion of the state and borders Virginia. As a result of reapportionment following the 2010 census, the district was shifted northward by the Redistricting Committee of the NC Senate. The 6th district includes portions of Guilford, Alamance, Durham, Granville, and Orange counties, and all of Caswell, Person, Rockingham, Surry, and Stokes counties.

The district is represented by Howard Coble, a Republican. He has held this position since 1985. In the 2006 Elections, he defeated Democrat Rory Blake for reelection.

History[edit]

The district from 2003 to 2013

From 2003 to 2013 the 6th District comprised all of Moore and Randolph counties and portions of Alamance, Davidson, Guilford, and Rowan counties.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District Residence Note
District created March 4, 1793
James Gillespie Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1799
William H. Hill Federalist March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1803
Nathaniel Macon Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - December 13, 1815 Redistricted from the 5th district, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1801-1807, Resigned after being elected to U.S. Senate
Weldon N. Edwards Democratic-Republican February 7, 1816 – March 3, 1823
Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
Daniel Turner Jacksonian March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829
Robert Potter Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – November, 1831
Micajah T. Hawkins Jacksonian December 15, 1831 – March 3, 1837
Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Archibald H. Arrington Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843 Redistricted to the 8th district
James I. McKay Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847 Redistricted from the 5th district, Redistricted to the 7th district
John R. J. Daniel Democratic March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1853 Redistricted from the 7th district
Richard C. Puryear Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Alfred M. Scales Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
James M. Leach Opposition March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Civil War and Reconstruction
Nathaniel Boyden Conservative July 13, 1868 – March 3, 1869
Francis E. Shober Democratic March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873
Thomas S. Ashe Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877
Walter L. Steele Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881
Clement Dowd Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1885
Risden T. Bennett Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887 Redistricted from the At-large district
Alfred Rowland Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
Sydenham B. Alexander Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895
James A. Lockhart Democratic March 4, 1895 – June 5, 1896 Lost contested election
Charles H. Martin Populist June 5, 1896 – March 3, 1899 Won contested election
John D. Bellamy Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903
Gilbert B. Patterson Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
Hannibal L. Godwin Democratic March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1921
Homer L. Lyon Democratic March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1929
J. Bayard Clark Democratic March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the 7th district
William B. Umstead Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Carl T. Durham Democratic January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1961
Horace R. Kornegay Democratic January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1969
L. Richardson Preyer Democratic January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1981
Walter E. Johnston, III Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983
Robin Britt Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1985
Howard Coble Republican January 3, 1985 – Present

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 36°18′36″N 79°40′54″W / 36.31000°N 79.68167°W / 36.31000; -79.68167