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Virginia's 16th congressional district

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Virginia's 16th congressional district

Virginia Congressional District 16 is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1843 after the 1840 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was William A. Harris.


Representative Lived Party Term Note
District created: March 4, 1793
Anthony New (1747-1833) Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 - March 3, 1795
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 - March 3, 1803 Declined to run
John W. Eppes (1773-1823) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1811 Defeated
James Pleasants (1769-1836) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 - March 3, 1813 Elected to VA-17
John W. Eppes (1773-1823) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1815 Defeated
John Randolph (1773-1833) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 - March 3, 1817 Declined to run
Archibald Austin (1772-1837) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 - March 3, 1819 Declined to run
John Randolph (1773-1833) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 - March 3, 1823 Elected to VA-5
James Stephenson (1764-1833) Crawford Federalist March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825 Delined to run
William Armstrong (1782-1865) Adams March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1829
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1833 Declined to run
James M. H. Beale (1786-1866) Jacksonian March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1837 Declined to run
Isaac S. Pennybacker (1805-1847) Democratic March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839 Appt. District Court judge
Green B. Samuels (1806-1859) Democratic March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1841 Declined to run
William A. Harris (1805-1864) Democratic March 4, 1841 - March 3, 1843 Declined to run
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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