New Hampshire's 1st congressional district

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New Hampshire's 1st congressional district
New Hampshire US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
New Hampshire's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Carol Shea-Porter (DRochester)
Distribution
  • 66.69% urban
  • 33.31% rural
Population (2016 ACS[1]) 671,625
Median income 71,277
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+2[2]

New Hampshire's 1st congressional district covers the southeastern part of New Hampshire. The district consists of three general areas: Greater Manchester, the Seacoast and the Lakes Region.

It is represented in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat Carol Shea-Porter.

Politically, the 1st district is one of the most competitive congressional districts in the country, with a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+2. The district has changed hands in five of the last six elections and has given no candidate more than 54% of the vote since 2004.

Cities and towns in the district[edit]

The district includes:

List of representatives[edit]

District organized from New Hampshire's At-large congressional district in 1847

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Amos tuck.jpg Amos Tuck Independent March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
First elected late on March 9, 1847.
Re-elected late on March 13, 1849.
Re-elected late on March 11, 1851.
Lost re-election.
Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
George W. Kittredge Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Elected late on March 8, 1853.
Lost re-election.
JamesPikeNH.jpg James Pike Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
First elected late on March 13, 1855.
Re-elected late on March 10, 1857.
Retired.
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Gilman Marston - Brady-Handy.jpg Gilman Marston Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
First elected late on March 8, 1859.
Re-elected late on March 12, 1861.
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
DanielMarcy.jpg Daniel Marcy Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Re-elected late on March 10, 1863.
Lost re-election.
Gilman Marston - Brady-Handy.jpg Gilman Marston Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
Re-elected late on March 14, 1865.
Lost re-election.
JacobHartEla.jpg Jacob Hart Ela Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
First elected late on March 12, 1867.
Re-elected late on March 9, 1869.
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
ElleryAlbeeHibbard.jpg Ellery Albee Hibbard Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Elected late on March 14, 1871.
Lost re-election.
WilliamBSmall.jpg William B. Small Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Elected late on March 11, 1873.
Retired.
Frank Jones.jpg Frank Jones Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
First elected late on March 9, 1875.
Re-elected late on March 13, 1877.
Retired.
Joshua Gilman Hall.png Joshua G. Hall Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
First elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Martin Alonzo Haynes.png Martin Alonzo Haynes Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
First elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Lost re-election.
Luther F. McKinney (New Hampshire Congressman).jpg Luther F. McKinney Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Elected in 1886.
Lost re-election.
AlonzoNute.jpg Alonzo Nute Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Elected in 1888.
Retired to run for Governor of New Hampshire.
Luther F. McKinney (New Hampshire Congressman).jpg Luther F. McKinney Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1890.
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry W. Blair - Brady-Handy.jpg Henry W. Blair Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Elected in 1892.
Retired.
Cyrus A. Sulloway.png Cyrus A. Sulloway Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1913
First elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Eugene E. Reed (New Hampshire Congressman).jpg Eugene Elliott Reed Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Elected in 1912.
Lost re-election.
Cyrus A. Sulloway.png Cyrus A. Sulloway Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 11, 1917
First elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Died.
Vacant March 11, 1917 –
May 29, 1917
Sherman Everett Burroughs.png Sherman Everett Burroughs Republican May 29, 1917 –
January 27, 1923
First elected to finish Sulloway's term.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Retired and then died.
Vacant January 27, 1923 –
March 3, 1923
William N. Rogers (New Hampshire Congressman).jpg William Nathaniel Rogers Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
Elected in 1922.
Lost re-election.
Fletcher Hale (New Hampshire Congressman).jpg Fletcher Hale Republican March 4, 1925 –
October 22, 1931
First elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Died.
Vacant October 22, 1931 –
January 5, 1932
William N. Rogers (New Hampshire Congressman).jpg William Nathaniel Rogers Democratic January 5, 1932 –
January 3, 1937
First elected to finish Hale's term.
Re-elected in 1934.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
ArthurBJenks.jpg Arthur B. Jenks Republican January 3, 1937 –
June 9, 1938
Elected in 1936.
Lost election contest.
AlphonseRoy.jpg Alphonse Roy Democratic June 9, 1938 –
January 3, 1939
Successfully contested Jenks's election.
Lost re-election.
ArthurBJenks.jpg Arthur B. Jenks Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
First elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Lost re-nomination.
Chester E. Merrow (New Hampshire Congressman).jpg Chester Earl Merrow Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1963
Frist elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
WymanLouis(R-NH).jpg Louis C. Wyman Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Elected in 1962.
Lost re-election.
Joseph Oliva Huot.jpg Joseph Oliva Huot Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
Elected in 1964.
Lost re-election.
WymanLouis(R-NH).jpg Louis C. Wyman Republican January 3, 1967 –
December 31, 1974
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
N. D'Amours.png Norman D'Amours Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1985
First elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Robert C Smith.jpg Bob Smith Republican January 3, 1985 –
December 7, 1990
First elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
Vacant December 7, 1990 –
January 3, 1991
WHZeliff.jpg Bill Zeliff Republican January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1997
First elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired to run for Governor of New Hampshire.
John E. Sununu.jpg John E. Sununu Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
First elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Jeb Bradley.jpg Jeb Bradley Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
First elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Lost re-election.
Carol Shea-Porter, official 110th Congress photo portrait.jpg Carol Shea-Porter Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
First elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Lost re-election.
Frank Guinta, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Frank Guinta Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 2010.
Lost re-election.
Carol Shea-Porter 113th Congress.jpg Carol Shea-Porter Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
Elected again in 2012.
Lost re-election.
Frank Guinta official portrait 114th Congress.jpg Frank Guinta Republican January 3, 2015 –
January 3, 2017
Elected again in 2014.
Lost re-election.
Carol Shea-Porter official photo.jpg Carol Shea-Porter Democratic January 3, 2017 –
Present
Elected again in 2016.

Competitiveness[edit]

The first district is a swing district.

Election results from presidential races:

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 49 - Al Gore 46%
2004 President George W. Bush 51 - John Kerry 48%
2008 President Barack Obama 53 - John McCain 47%
2012 President Barack Obama 50 - Mitt Romney 49%
2016 President Donald Trump 48 - Hillary Clinton 47%

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates (DP05)". U.S. Census Bureau American Factfinder. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 

Coordinates: 43°27′28″N 71°11′57″W / 43.45778°N 71.19917°W / 43.45778; -71.19917