Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district

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Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district
Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative James Langevin (DWarwick)
Population (2000) 524,162
Median income $57,834
Ethnicity 78.2% White, 3.9% Black, 3.3% Asian, 12.4% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 1.8% other
Cook PVI D+8

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in southern and western Rhode Island. The district is currently represented by James Langevin, who has represented the district since January 2001.

Cities and towns currently in the district[edit]

The district includes:

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Note
District organized from Rhode Island's At-large congressional district in 1843
Elisha R. Potter Law and Order March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Lost re-election
LemuelArnold.jpg Lemuel H. Arnold Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Retired
Benjamin Babock Thurston Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
Lost re-election
Nathan Fellows Dixon II.jpg Nathan F. Dixon Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Benjamin Babock Thurston Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Know-Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Retired
WilliamDBrayton.jpg William Daniel Brayton Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Lost re-election
George Huntington Browne.jpg George H. Browne Democratic/
Constitutional Union
March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Lost re-election
Nathan Fellows Dixon II.jpgNathan F. Dixon Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1871
Lost re-election
JamesMPendleton.jpg James M. Pendleton Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
Lost re-election
LatimerWBallou.jpg Latimer Whipple Ballou Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
Retired
Jonathan Chace.jpg Jonathan Chace Republican March 4, 1881 –
January 26, 1885
Resigned to become U.S. Senator
Vacant January 26, 1885 –
February 12, 1885
Nathan Fellows Dixon III.jpg Nathan F. Dixon, III Republican February 12, 1885 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Almy Pirce Republican March 4, 1885 –
January 25, 1887
Seat declared vacant due to election irregularities
Vacant January 25, 1887 –
February 21, 1887
CharlesHPage.jpg Charles H. Page Democratic February 21, 1887 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Warren O. Arnold.jpg Warren O. Arnold Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
CharlesHPage.jpg Charles H. Page Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant March 4, 1893 –
April 5, 1893
Seat declared vacant due to failure of candidates to attain majority vote
CharlesHPage.jpg Charles H. Page Democratic April 5, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Elected to finish vacant term
Warren O. Arnold.jpg Warren O. Arnold Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
Retired
Adin B. Capron.jpg Adin B. Capron Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1911
Retired
GeorgeHUtter.jpg George H. Utter Republican March 3, 1911 –
November 3, 1912
Died
Vacant November 3, 1912 –
March 4, 1913
US Senator Peter G. Gerry (1920).jpg Peter G. Gerry Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Lost re-election
Walter R. Stiness.jpg Walter Russell Stiness Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
Retired
Richard S. Aldrich.jpg Richard S. Aldrich Republican March 4, 1923, –
March 3, 1933
Retired
John Matthew O'Connell Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Retired
HarrySandager.jpg Harry Sandager Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
Lost re-election
Congressman John Edward Fogarty.jpg John E. Fogarty Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 10, 1967
Died
Vacant January 10, 1967 –
March 28, 1967
ROTiernan.png Robert Tiernan Democratic March 28, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
Lost re-election
Edward Beard.png Edward Beard Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
Lost re-election
Schneiderclaudine.jpg Claudine Schneider Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Jack Reed, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Jack Reed Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1997
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Bob Weygand.jpg Robert Weygand Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2001
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Jameslangevin.jpg James Langevin Democratic January 3, 2001 –
Present
First elected in 2000

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 41°34′11″N 71°36′56″W / 41.56972°N 71.61556°W / 41.56972; -71.61556