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Virginia's 21st congressional district

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Virginia's 21st congressional district

Virginia Congressional District 21 is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1843 after the 1840 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Lewis Steenrod.

List of representatives

Representative Lived Party Term Note
District created: March 4, 1803
Thomas M. Randolph, Jr. (1768–1828) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1807 Declined to run
Wilson C. Nicholas (1761–1820) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 - November 27, 1809 Declined to run
Vacant November 28, 1809 - January 9, 1810 Special election
David S. Garland (1769–1841) Democratic-Republican January 10, 1810 - March 3, 1811 Defeated
Hugh Nelson (1768–1836) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 - March 3, 1813 Elected to VA-22
Thomas Newton, Jr. (1768–1847) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1823 Elected to VA-1
William Smith Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1827 Declined to run
Lewis Maxwell (1790–1862) Adams March 4, 1827 - March 3, 1829
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1833 Declined to run
Edgar C. Wilson (1800–1860) Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835 Defeated
William S. Morgan (1801–1878) Jacksonian March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837
Democratic March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839 Declined to run
Lewis Steenrod (1810–1862) Democratic March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1843 Elected to VA-15
District eliminated March 4, 1843


  • 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

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