Oklahoma's 1st congressional district

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Oklahoma's 1st congressional district
Oklahoma's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Oklahoma's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jim Bridenstine (RTulsa)
Distribution 89.63% urban, 10.37% rural
Population (2010) 754,310
Ethnicity 67.1% White, 9.0% Black, 2.1% Asian, 9.8% Hispanic, 6.6% Native American
Cook PVI R+16[1]

Oklahoma's First Congressional District is in the northeastern corner of the state and borders Kansas. It is largely coextensive with the Tulsa metropolitan area. It includes all of Tulsa County, Washington County, Wagoner County, and parts of Rogers County and Creek County. Although it has long been reckoned as the Tulsa district, a small portion of Tulsa itself is located in the 3rd District.

Principal cities in the district (other than Tulsa) include Bartlesville, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, and Wagoner.

The district is represented by Republican Jim Bridenstine.

Demographics[edit]

According to U.S. Census data as of 2010, whites alone make up 67.1% of the population, Afro-Americans 9.0%, Native Americans at 6.6%, Hispanics at 9.8%, Asians at 2.1 and other races at 5.4%.

Results from recent statewide elections[edit]

Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 62% - 38%
2004 President Bush 65% - 35%
2008 President McCain 64% - 36%
2012 President Romney 66% - 34%

History[edit]

The district was the only Congressional district represented by a Republican upon statehood.[2] For much of the district's history, it has shifted back and forth between the two political parties, but has more recently leaned Republican, with the last three representatives from the GOP party. Mitt Romney received 66 percent of the vote in this district in 2012.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Years Party Notes
District created
BirdMcGuire.jpg Bird Segle McGuire Republican November 16, 1907 –
March 4, 1915
First elected in 1907.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Retired.
James S. Davenport Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 4, 1917
Redistricted from the 3rd district and re-elected here in 1914
Lost re-election.
ThomasAChandler.jpg Thomas Alberter Chandler Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 4, 1919
Elected in 1916.
Lost re-election.
EveretteBHoward.jpg Everette B. Howard Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 4, 1921
Elected in 1918.
Lost re-election.
ThomasAChandler.jpg Thomas Alberter Chandler Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1923
Again elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
EveretteBHoward.jpg Everette B. Howard Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1925
Elected in 1922.
Lost re-election.
Samuel J. Montgomery Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 4, 1927
Elected in 1924.
Lost re-election.
EveretteBHoward.jpg Everette B. Howard Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 4, 1929
Elected in 1926.
Lost re-election.
Charles O'Connor Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 4, 1931
Elected in 1928.
Lost re-election.
WesleyDisney.jpg Wesley E. Disney Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1945
First elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
George Schwabe.jpg George Schwabe Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1949
First elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
Dixie Gilmer Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
Elected in 1948.
Lost re-election.
George Schwabe.jpg George Schwabe Republican January 3, 1951 –
April 2, 1952
Again elected in 1950.
Died
Vacant
Page Belcher Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected here in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Retired.
James Robert Jones.jpg James Robert Jones Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1987
First elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
Jim Inhofe, official photo portrait, 2007.jpg Jim Inhofe Republican January 3, 1987 –
November 15, 1994
First elected in 1986
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Retired to run run for U.S. Senate, and resigned when he won.
Vacant
Stevelargent.jpg Steve Largent Republican November 29, 1994 –
February 15, 2002
First elected to finish Inhofe's term and to the next term.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Resigned to run for Governor
John Sullivan, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg John Sullivan Republican February 15, 2002 –
January 3, 2013
First elected to finish Largent's term.
Re-elected in November 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Lost renomination.
Jim Bridenstine, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Jim Bridenstine Republican January 3, 2013 –
present
First elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.

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. 
  2. ^ Carney, George O., "McGuire, Bird Segle," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (accessed May 28, 2010).

Coordinates: 36°12′N 95°48′W / 36.2°N 95.8°W / 36.2; -95.8