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Oklahoma's 6th congressional district

Oklahoma's sixth congressional district is a former Congressional district in western Oklahoma. Oklahoma gained 3 seats from the 1910 census, but elected the extra seats at-large in 1912. The sixth district was thus actually created and used for the 1914 House election. Oklahoma has gradually lost seats since the 1910 census, and lost its 6th seat in the 2000 census. This resulted in the district being disbanded in 2003.

List of representatives

Name Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1915
Scott Ferris Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 4, 1921
Redistricted from the 5th district.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
L. M. Gensman Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1923
Elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
Elmer Thomas Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1927
First elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Jed Johnson, Sr. Democratic March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1947
First elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-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.
Re-elected in 1944.
Lost renomination
Toby Morris Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
First elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Lost renomination in a redistricting contest.
Victor Wickersham Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1957
Redistricted from the 7th district.
Re-elected in 1954.
Lost renomination.
Toby Morris Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1961
Again elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Lost renomination
Victor Wickersham Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1965
Again elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Lost renomination.
Jed Johnson, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
Elected in 1964.
Lost re-election.
James V. Smith Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1969
Elected in 1966.
Redistricted to the 4th district after redistricting, and lost re-election there.
John N. Camp Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1975
First elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Lost re-election.
Glenn English Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 7, 1994
First elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Resigned to become CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Vacant January 7, 1994 –
May 10, 1994
Frank Lucas Republican May 10, 1994 –
January 3, 2003
First elected to finish English's term.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 3rd district
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Electoral history

Oklahoma's 6th congressional district: Results 1992–2000[1]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1992 Glenn English 134,734 68% Bob Anthony 64,068 32%
1994 Jeffrey S. Tollett 45,399 30% Frank D. Lucas 106,961 70%
1996 Paul M. Barby 64,173 36% Frank D. Lucas 113,499 64%
1998 Paul M. Barby 43,555 33% Frank D. Lucas 85,261 65% Ralph B. Finkle, Jr. Independent 2,455 2%
2000 Randy Beutler 63,106 39% Frank D. Lucas 95,635 59% Joseph V. Cristiano Libertarian 2,435 2%

References

  1. ^ "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  • 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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