Oklahoma's 1st congressional district

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Oklahoma's 1st congressional district
Oklahoma US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
Oklahoma's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Kevin Hern
RTulsa
Distribution
  • 89.63% urban
  • 10.37% rural
Population (2010)754,310
Median income$53,332[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+17[2]

Oklahoma's First Congressional District is in the northeastern corner of the state and borders Kansas. Anchored by Tulsa, it is largely coextensive with the Tulsa metropolitan area. It includes all of Tulsa, Washington and Wagoner counties, and parts of Rogers and Creek counties. 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 currently represented by Republican Kevin Hern who defeated Democratic nominee Tim Gilpin to fill the opening in the district created when Jim Bridenstine took the top job at NASA.[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to U.S. Census data as of 2010, whites alone make up 67.1% of the population, African 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%
2016 President Trump 61% - 33%

History[edit]

The district was the only Congressional district represented by a Republican upon statehood.[4] For much of the district's history, it has shifted back and forth between the two political parties. However, it has leaned increasingly Republican since the second half of the 20th century. Since 1945, only one Democrat has served more than one term in the district. It has been in Republican hands without interruption since 1987. Mitt Romney received 66 percent of the vote in this district in 2012.

Oklahoma's current senior Senator, Jim Inhofe, represented this district from 1987 to 1994. His three successors, Steve Largent, John Sullivan and Jim Bridenstine, have all been Republicans.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Years Party Cong
ess
Electoral history
District created
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Bird Segle McGuire
Republican November 16, 1907 –
March 3, 1915
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
Elected in 1907.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Retired.
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James S. Davenport
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
64th Redistricted from the 3rd district and re-elected in 1914.
Lost re-election.
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Thomas Alberter Chandler
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
65th Elected in 1916.
Lost re-election.
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Everette B. Howard
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
66th Elected in 1918.
Lost re-election.
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Thomas Alberter Chandler
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th Again elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
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Everette B. Howard
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
68th Elected in 1922.
Lost re-election.
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Samuel J. Montgomery
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1927
69th Elected in 1924.
Lost re-election.
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Everette B. Howard
Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
70th Elected in 1926.
Lost re-election.
Charles O'Connor Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
71st Elected in 1928.
Lost re-election.
Wesley E. Disney Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1945
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
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. Senator.
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George Schwabe
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1949
79th
80th
Elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
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Dixie Gilmer
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st Elected in 1948.
Lost re-election.
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George Schwabe
Republican January 3, 1951 –
April 2, 1952
82nd Again elected in 1950.
Died.
Vacant
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Page Belcher
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1973
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected 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.
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James R. Jones
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1987
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
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. Senator.
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Jim Inhofe
Republican January 3, 1987 –
November 15, 1994
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator and resigned when he won.
Vacant
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Steve Largent
Republican November 29, 1994 –
February 15, 2002
104th
105th
106th
107th
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 of Oklahoma.
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John Sullivan
Republican February 15, 2002 –
January 3, 2013
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected to finish Largent's term.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Lost renomination.
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Jim Bridenstine
Republican January 3, 2013 –
April 23, 2018
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Resigned to become NASA Administrator.
Vacant April 23, 2018 –
November 6, 2018
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Kevin Hern
Republican November 6, 2018 –
present
115th
116th
Elected to finish Bridenstine's term and to the next term.

Living former members[edit]

As of January 2019, there are five living former members. The most recent representative to die was Page Belcher (served 1953–1973) on August 2, 1980.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
James R. Jones 1973–1987 (1939-05-05) May 5, 1939 (age 80)
Jim Inhofe 1987–1994 (1934-11-17) November 17, 1934 (age 85)
Steve Largent 1994–2002 (1954-09-28) September 28, 1954 (age 65)
John Sullivan 2002–2013 (1965-01-01) January 1, 1965 (age 54)
Jim Bridenstine 2013–2018 (1975-06-15) June 15, 1975 (age 44)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=40&cd=01
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/elections/kevin-hern-beats-tim-gilpin-to-replace-jim-bridenstine-in/article_3d8fa1ec-e237-11e8-947b-2ff12a4f97cc.html
  4. ^ Carney, George O., "McGuire, Bird Segle," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture Archived May 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine (accessed May 28, 2010).

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