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New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district

New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district
New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013
New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013
Current Representative Ann McLane Kuster (DHopkinton)
Distribution 51.83% urban, 48.17% rural
Population (2013 ACS[1]) 660,986
Median income $63,835
Ethnicity 93.3% White, 1.1% Black, 2.4% Asian, 3.1% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.9% other
Cook PVI D+3

New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district covers the western and northern parts of New Hampshire. It includes the state's second-largest city, Nashua, as well as the state capital, Concord. It is currently represented in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat Ann McLane Kuster.

Contents

  • Cities and towns currently in the district 1
  • List of representatives 2
  • Competitiveness 3
  • Historical district boundaries 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Cities and towns currently in the district

The district includes:

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District organized from New Hampshire's At-large congressional district in 1847
Charles H. Peaslee Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Retired
George W. Morrison Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Lost re-election
Mason Tappan American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Retired
Edward H. Rollins Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1867
Retired
Aaron Fletcher Stevens Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
Lost re-election
Samuel Newell Bell Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Lost re-election
Austin F. Pike Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Retired
Samuel Newell Bell Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Retired
James F. Briggs Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
Retired
Ossian Ray Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Retired
Jacob H. Gallinger Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
Retired
Orren C. Moore Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Lost re-election
Warren F. Daniell Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Retired
Henry Moore Baker Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
Retired
Frank Gay Clarke Republican March 4, 1897 –
January 9, 1901
Died
Vacant January 9, 1901 –
March 3, 1901
Frank Dunklee Currier Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1913
Lost re-election
Raymond Bartlett Stevens Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Edward Hills Wason Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
Retired
Charles W. Tobey Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Elected to the United States Senate.
Foster Waterman Stearns Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1945
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Sherman Adams Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Retired to run for Governor of New Hampshire
Norris Cotton Republican January 3, 1947 –
November 7, 1954
Resigned to assume seat in US Senate from New Hampshire
Vacant November 7, 1954 –
January 3, 1955
Perkins Bass Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
James Colgate Cleveland Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1981
Retired
Judd Gregg Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
Elected Governor of New Hampshire
Charles Douglas III Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1991
Lost re-election
Richard Swett Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Charles Bass Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2007
Lost re-election
Paul Hodes Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Charles Bass Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Ann McLane Kuster Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Incumbent

Note: Representatives elected from 1789-1847 were elected At-Large

Competitiveness

The second district leans Democratic.

Election results from presidential races:

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 47%
2004 President George W. Bush 47%
2008 President Barack Obama 56 - John McCain 43%
2012 President Barack Obama 54 - Mitt Romney 45%

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates (DP05)". U.S. Census Bureau American Factfinder. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  • 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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