Connecticut's 6th congressional district
Connecticut's 6th congressional district is a former district, which was eliminated in 2003, following the 2000 Census. It was initially created in 1837 from Connecticut's at-large district, yet was eliminated after the 1840 Census. In 1965, following passage of the Voting Rights Act, it was re-established.
During redistricting in 2002, a majority of the district was merged with the 5th district.
List of representatives
|Representative||Party||Years of Service||Hometown||Electoral history|
|Orrin Holt||Democratic||March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
|John H. Brockway||Whig||March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
|District eliminated following the 1840 Census||March 3, 1843|
|District restored||January 3, 1965|
|Bernard Grabowski||Democratic||January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
|Thomas J. Meskill||Republican||January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
|New Britain||Retired to run for Governor of Connecticut|
|Ella Grasso||Democratic||January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1975
|Windsor Locks||Retired to run for Governor of Connecticut|
|Toby Moffett||Democratic||January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
|Litchfield||Retired to run for U.S. Senate|
|Nancy Johnson||Republican||January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
|New Britain||Redistricted to the 5th district|
|District Eliminated 2000 Census||2003|
Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 6th congressional district
As of May 2015[update], two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 6th congressional district are alive. The most recent representative to die was Thomas Joseph Meskill (served 1967-1971) on October 29, 2007. The most recently serving representative to die was Ella T. Grasso (served 1971-1975) on February 5, 1981.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Toby Moffett||1975–1983||August 18, 1944|
|Nancy Johnson||1983–2003||January 5, 1935|
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present