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Wisconsin's 1st congressional district

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district
Wisconsin's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Wisconsin's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Paul Ryan (RJanesville)
Area 1,679.95 mi2
Distribution 84.13% urban, 15.87% rural
Population (2000) 670,458
Median income $50,372
Ethnicity 90.1% White, 4.7% Black, 1.0% Asian, 5.7% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% other
Occupation 27.4% blue collar, 57.7% white collar, 14.9% gray collar
Cook PVI R+3

Wisconsin's 1st congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in southeastern Wisconsin, covering Kenosha County, Racine County and most of Walworth County, as well as portions of Rock County, Waukesha County and Milwaukee County. The district's current Representative is Republican Paul Ryan, the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, who was the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States in the United States presidential election, 2012.

A swing district, it was carried by 2004 with 53%; the district voted for Barack Obama over John McCain in 2008, 51.40-47.45%; and the district voted for Ryan's running mate Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in 2012, 52.12%-47.88%.[1]

List of representatives

Congress(es) Representative Party Years Notes
District created June 5, 1848
30th William P. Lynde Democratic June 5, 1848 – March 3, 1849
31st32nd Charles Durkee Free Soil Party March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
33rd34th Daniel Wells, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857
35th37th John F. Potter Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1863
38th James S. Brown Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
39th41st Halbert E. Paine Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1871
42nd Alexander Mitchell Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 Redistricted to the 4th district
43rd47th Charles G. Williams Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1883
48th John Winans Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
49th51st Lucien Caswell Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891
52nd Clinton Babbitt Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
53rd65th Henry A. Cooper Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1919
66th Clifford E. Randall Republican March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921
67th71st Henry A. Cooper Republican March 4, 1921 – March 1, 1931 Died, elected to 72nd Congress, but died before serving
Vacant March 1, 1931 – October 13, 1931
72nd Thomas R. Amlie Republican October 13, 1931 – March 3, 1933
73rd George Washington Blanchard Republican March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
74th75th Thomas R. Amlie Progressive January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
76th77th Stephen Bolles Republican January 3, 1939 – July 8, 1941 Died
Vacant July 8, 1941 – August 29, 1941
77th85th Lawrence H. Smith Republican August 29, 1941 – January 22, 1958 Died
Vacant January 22, 1958 – January 3, 1959
86th Gerald T. Flynn Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961
87th88th Henry C. Schadeberg Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1965
89th Lynn E. Stalbaum Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967
90th91st Henry C. Schadeberg Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971
92nd103rd Les Aspin Democratic January 3, 1971 – January 20, 1993 Resigned after being appointed United States Secretary of Defense
Vacant January 20, 1993 – May 4, 1993
103rd Peter W. Barca Democratic May 4, 1993 – January 3, 1995
104th105th Mark Neumann Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1999
106th–Present Paul Ryan Republican January 3, 1999 – Present Incumbent & Speaker of the House

Competitiveness

The first district is a swing district.

Election results from presidential races:
Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 45%
2004 President John Kerry 46%
2008 President Barack Obama 51 - John McCain 48%
2012 President Mitt Romney 52 - Barack Obama 47%

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 1st congressional district

As of April 2015, two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 1st congressional district are alive.

U.S. Representative U.S. House of Representatives Term Date of birth (and age)
Peter W. Barca 1993 - 1995 (1955-08-07) August 7, 1955
Mark Neumann 1995 - 1999 (1954-02-27) February 27, 1954

References

  1. ^ Presidential Canvass Results
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ohio's 8th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
October 29, 2015 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

External links

  • Paul Ryan's website


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