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New Jersey's 4th congressional district

New Jersey's 4th congressional district
District map as of 2013
District map as of 2013
Current Representative Chris Smith (RHamilton Township, Mercer County)
Distribution 93.08% urban, 6.92% rural
Population (2000) 647,258
Median income $54,073
Ethnicity 85.3% White, 7.8% Black, 2.3% Asian, 7.6% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% other
Cook PVI R+7

New Jersey's 4th Congressional District elects one member of the United States Congress by the first past the post method. It is represented by Republican Chris Smith. He has represented the district since 1981.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Contents

  • Counties and municipalities in the district 1
  • Voting 2
  • List of representatives 3
  • References 4

Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 108th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2000 Census), the district contains all or portions of 4 counties and 40 municipalities.

Burlington County:

Bordentown Township, Bordentown, Burlington Township, Burlington, Chesterfield Township, Eastampton Township, Fieldsboro, Florence Township, Mansfield Township, North Hanover Township, Springfield Township, Westampton Township, Wrightstown (part)

Mercer County

East Windsor Township, Hamilton Township, Hightstown, Robbinsville Township (known as Washington Township until 2007), Trenton (part)

Monmouth County

Allentown, Brielle, Colts Neck Township, Farmingdale, Howell Township, Manasquan, Millstone Township, Roosevelt, Spring Lake Heights (part), Freehold Township (part), Upper Freehold Township, Wall Township

Ocean County

Bay Head, Brick Township, Jackson Township, Lakehurst, Lakewood Township, Manchester Township, Mantoloking, Plumsted Township, Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 52 - 47%
2004 President Bush 56 - 44%
2000 President Gore 50 - 46%

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district
James H. Imlay Federalist March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1801 Allentown Burlington and Monmouth Counties
District organized to New Jersey's At-large congressional district
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district
Littleton Kirkpatrick Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 New Brunswick Middlesex, Morris, and Somerset Counties
Joseph E. Edsall Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847 Hamburg Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties 1844-1846, Edsall to the 3rd District
John Van Dyke Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851 New Brunswick Return to 1843 alignment
George H. Brown Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Somerville
George Vail Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857 Morristown Bergen, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex Counties
John Huyler Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 Hackensack
Jetur R. Riggs Anti-Lecompton Democrat March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861 Paterson
George T. Cobb Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 Morristown
Andrew J. Rogers Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867 Newton Essex County except City of Newark added
John Hill Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873 Boonton
Robert Hamilton Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1877 Newton Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren Counties
Alvah A. Clark Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881
Henry S. Harris Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Benjamin F. Howey Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
James N. Pidcock Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
Samuel Fowler Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Johnston Cornish Democratic March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties
Mahlon Pitney Republican March 4, 1895 – January 10, 1899 resigned on election to New Jersey State Senate
Vacant January 10, 1899 – March 3, 1899
Joshua S. Salmon Democratic March 4, 1899 – May 6, 1902 died
Vacant May 6, 1902 – June 18, 1902
De Witt C. Flanagan Democratic June 18, 1902 – March 3, 1903
William M. Lanning Republican March 4, 1903 – June 6, 1904 resigned on appointment as district judge of 3rd circuit / Hunterdon, Mercer, and Somerset Counties
Vacant June 6, 1904 – November 8, 1904
Ira W. Wood Republican November 8, 1904 – March 3, 1913
Allan B. Walsh Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Elijah C. Hutchinson Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923
Charles Browne Democratic March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Charles A. Eaton Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933 redistricted to 5th district
D. Lane Powers Republican March 4, 1933 – August 30, 1945 resigned to become member of New Jersey Public Utilities Commission / Burlington and Mercer Counties
Vacant August 30, 1945 – November 6, 1945
Frank A. Mathews, Jr. Republican November 6, 1945 – January 3, 1949
Charles R. Howell Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1955
Frank Thompson, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1955 – December 29, 1980 resigned / Hunterdon, Mercer, Sussex, and Warren Counties 1966-1970
Vacant December 29, 1980 – January 3, 1981
Chris Smith Republican January 3, 1981 – Present Hamilton Township Incumbent

References

  • 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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