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Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district

 

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district
Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative James Langevin (DWarwick)
Population (2000) 524,162
Median income $57,834
Ethnicity 78.2% White, 3.9% Black, 3.3% Asian, 12.4% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 1.8% other
Cook PVI D+8

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in southern and western Rhode Island. The district is currently represented by James Langevin, who has represented the district since January 2001.

Contents

  • Cities and towns currently in the district 1
  • Representatives 2
  • Historical district boundaries 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Cities and towns currently in the district

The district includes:

Representatives

Representative Party Years Note
District organized from Rhode Island's At-large congressional district in 1843
Elisha R. Potter Law and Order March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Lost re-election
Lemuel H. Arnold Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Retired
Benjamin Babock Thurston Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
Lost re-election
Nathan F. Dixon Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
Benjamin Babock Thurston Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
Know-Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Retired
William Daniel Brayton Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Lost re-election
George H. Browne Democratic/
Constitutional Union
March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Lost re-election
Nathan F. Dixon Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1871
Lost re-election
James M. Pendleton Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
Lost re-election
Latimer Whipple Ballou Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
Retired
Jonathan Chace Republican March 4, 1881 –
January 26, 1885
Resigned to become U.S. Senator
Vacant January 26, 1885 –
February 12, 1885
Nathan F. Dixon, III Republican February 12, 1885 –
March 3, 1885
William Almy Pirce Republican March 4, 1885 –
January 25, 1887
Seat declared vacant due to election irregularities
Vacant January 25, 1887 –
February 21, 1887
Charles H. Page Democratic February 21, 1887 –
March 3, 1887
Warren O. Arnold Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
Charles H. Page Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Vacant March 4, 1893 –
April 5, 1893
Seat declared vacant due to failure of candidates to attain majority vote
Charles H. Page Democratic April 5, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Elected to finish vacant term
Warren O. Arnold Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
Retired
Adin B. Capron Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1911
Retired
George H. Utter Republican March 3, 1911 –
November 3, 1912
Died
Vacant November 3, 1912 –
March 4, 1913
Peter G. Gerry Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Lost re-election
Walter Russell Stiness Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
Retired
Richard S. Aldrich Republican March 4, 1923, –
March 3, 1933
Retired
John Matthew O'Connell Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Retired
Harry Sandager Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
Lost re-election
John E. Fogarty Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 10, 1967
Died
Vacant January 10, 1967 –
March 28, 1967
Robert Tiernan Democratic March 28, 1967 –
January 3, 1975
Lost re-election
Edward Beard Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
Lost re-election
Claudine Schneider Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Jack Reed Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1997
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Robert Weygand Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2001
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
James Langevin Democratic January 3, 2001 –
Present
First elected in 2000

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

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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