New Hampshire's 1st congressional district

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New Hampshire's 1st congressional district
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New Hampshire's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Chris Pappas
DManchester
Distribution
  • 66.69% urban
  • 33.31% rural
Population (2016 ACS[1])671,625
Median income$73,488[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+2[3]

New Hampshire's 1st congressional district covers the southeastern part of New Hampshire. The district consists of three general areas: Greater Manchester, the Seacoast and the Lakes Region.

It is represented in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat Chris Pappas.

Politically, the 1st district is one of the most competitive congressional districts in the country, with a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+2. As of 2019, the district has changed hands in six of the last seven elections, with an incumbent losing re-election in five instances.

Cities and towns in the district[edit]

The district includes:

List of members representing the district[edit]

District organized from New Hampshire's At-large congressional district in 1847

Representative Party Years Electoral history
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Amos Tuck
Independent March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
Elected late on March 9, 1847.
Re-elected late on March 13, 1849.
Re-elected late on March 11, 1851.

Lost re-election.
Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
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George W. Kittredge
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Elected late on March 8, 1853.

Lost re-election.
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James Pike
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Elected late on March 13, 1855.
Re-elected late on March 10, 1857.

Retired.
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
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Gilman Marston
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Elected late on March 8, 1859.
Re-elected late on March 12, 1861.

[Data unknown/missing.]
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Daniel Marcy
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Re-elected late on March 10, 1863.

Lost re-election.
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Gilman Marston
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
Re-elected late on March 14, 1865.

Lost re-election.
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Jacob Hart Ela
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
Elected late on March 12, 1867.
Re-elected late on March 9, 1869.

[Data unknown/missing.]
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Ellery Albee Hibbard
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Elected late on March 14, 1871.

Lost re-election.
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William B. Small
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Elected late on March 11, 1873.

Retired.
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Frank Jones
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
Elected late on March 9, 1875.
Re-elected late on March 13, 1877.

Retired.
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Joshua G. Hall
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.

[Data unknown/missing.]
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Martin Alonzo Haynes
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.

Lost re-election.
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Luther F. McKinney
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Elected in 1886.

Lost re-election.
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Alonzo Nute
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Elected in 1888.

Retired to run for Governor of New Hampshire.
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Luther F. McKinney
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1890.

[Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry W. Blair
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Elected in 1892.

Retired.
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Cyrus A. Sulloway
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1913
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.

Lost re-election.
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Eugene Elliott Reed
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Elected in 1912.

Lost re-election.
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Cyrus A. Sulloway
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 11, 1917
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.

Died.
Vacant March 11, 1917 –
May 29, 1917
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Sherman Everett Burroughs
Republican May 29, 1917 –
January 27, 1923
Elected to finish Sulloway's term.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.

Retired and then died.
Vacant January 27, 1923 –
March 3, 1923
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William Nathaniel Rogers
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
Elected in 1922.

Lost re-election.
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Fletcher Hale
Republican March 4, 1925 –
October 22, 1931
Elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.

Died.
Vacant October 22, 1931 –
January 5, 1932
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William Nathaniel Rogers
Democratic January 5, 1932 –
January 3, 1937
Elected to finish Hale's term.
Re-elected in 1934.

Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Arthur B. Jenks
Republican January 3, 1937 –
June 9, 1938
Elected in 1936.

Lost election contest.
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Alphonse Roy
Democratic June 9, 1938 –
January 3, 1939
Successfully contested Jenks's election.

Lost re-election.
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Arthur B. Jenks
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.

Lost re-nomination.
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Chester Earl Merrow
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1963
Frist elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.

Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Louis C. Wyman
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Elected in 1962.

Lost re-election.
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Joseph Oliva Huot
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
Elected in 1964.

Lost re-election.
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Louis C. Wyman
Republican January 3, 1967 –
December 31, 1974
Elected in 1966.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.

Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
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Norman D'Amours
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1985
Elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.

Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Bob Smith
Republican January 3, 1985 –
December 7, 1990
Elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.

Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
Vacant December 7, 1990 –
January 3, 1991
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Bill Zeliff
Republican January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1997
Elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.

Retired to run for Governor of New Hampshire.
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John E. Sununu
Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.

Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Jeb Bradley
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
Elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.

Lost re-election.
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Carol Shea-Porter
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
Elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.

Lost re-election.
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Frank Guinta
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 2010.

Lost re-election.
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Carol Shea-Porter
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
Elected in 2012.

Lost re-election.
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Frank Guinta
Republican January 3, 2015 –
January 3, 2017
Elected in 2014.

Lost re-election.
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Carol Shea-Porter
Democratic January 3, 2017 –
January 3, 2019
Elected in 2016.

Retired.
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Chris Pappas
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
Present
Elected in 2018.

Competitiveness[edit]

The first district is a swing district.

District election results from presidential races:

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 49 – Al Gore 46%
2004 President George W. Bush 51 – John Kerry 48%
2008 President Barack Obama 53 – John McCain 47%
2012 President Barack Obama 50 – Mitt Romney 49%
2016 President Donald Trump 48 – Hillary Clinton 47%

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003–2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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
  1. ^ "ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates (DP05)". U.S. Census Bureau American Factfinder. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=33&cd=01
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 43°27′28″N 71°11′57″W / 43.45778°N 71.19917°W / 43.45778; -71.19917