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Massachusetts's 6th congressional district


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Massachusetts's 6th congressional district
Massachusetts US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
Massachusetts's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current RepresentativeSeth Moulton (DSalem)
Area480.31 sq mi (1,244.0 km2)
Distribution
  • 63.15% urban
  • 36.85% rural
Population (2000)636,554
Median income76,942[1]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVID+6[2]

Massachusetts's 6th congressional district is located in northeastern Massachusetts. It contains most of Essex County, including the North Shore and Cape Ann. It is represented by Seth Moulton, who has represented the district since January 2015. The shape of the district went through minor changes effective from the elections of 2012 after Massachusetts congressional redistricting to reflect the 2010 census. The towns of Tewksbury and Billerica were added, along with a small portion of the town of Andover.[3]

Cities and towns in the district

In Essex County:

The cities of: Amesbury, Beverly, Gloucester, Lynn, Newburyport, Peabody, and Salem
The towns of: Andover: Precincts 1, 7A, 8, and 9A, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, North Andover, Rockport, Rowley, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, and West Newbury.

In Middlesex County:

The towns of: Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, North Reading, Reading, Tewksbury, Wakefield and Wilmington.

Cities and towns in the district prior to 2013

1840s

"Amherst, Belchertown, East-Hampton, Enfield, Granby, Greenwich, Hadley, Hatfield, Northampton, Pelham, Prescott, South Hadley, and Ware, in the County of Hampshire; Brimfield, Holland, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Southwick, Springfield, Wales, Westfield, West Springfield, and Wilbraham, in the County of Hampden; Bernardston, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately in the County of Franklin; and Athol and Royalston, in the County of Worcester."[4]

1850s

"The cities of Lynn, Newburyport, and Salem, and the towns of Amesbury, Beverly, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Marblehead, Newbury, Rockport, Rowley, Salisbury, Wenham, and West Newbury, in the county of Essex."[5]

1890s

"Suffolk County: City of Boston, wards 3, 4, and 5, and the towns of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. Middlesex County: Towns of Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Winchester. Essex County: Towns of Lynn, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott."[6]

1910s

"Essex County: Cities of Beverly, Gloucester, Haverhill, Newburyport, and Salem; towns of Amesbury, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Newbury, Rockport, Rowley, Salisbury, Swampscott, Topsfleld, Wenham, and West Newbury."[7]

1920s-1980s

1990s

"Counties: Essex, Middlesex. Cities and townships: Amesbury, Bedford, Beverly, Boxford, Burlington, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester by the Sea, Marblehead, Merrimac, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Reading (part), Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, West Newbury, and Wilmington."[8]

2003 to 2013

The district from 2003 to 2013

In Essex County:

The cities of: Amesbury, Beverly, Gloucester, Lynn, Newburyport, Peabody, and Salem
The towns of: Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, North Andover, Rockport, Rowley, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, and West Newbury.

In Middlesex County:

The towns of: Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, North Reading, Reading, Wakefield and Wilmington.

List of representatives

RepresentativePartyYearsNote
George Thatcher.jpg George ThatcherPro-
Administration
March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
Elected in 1788
Redistricted to 8th district
George Leonard of Congress.jpg George LeonardPro-
Administration
March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Redistricted from the 7th district and elected here in 1790
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
District discontinuedMarch 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
John Reed, Sr.FederalistMarch 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1801
First elected in 1794
Re-elected in 1796
Re-elected in 1798
Retired
Josiah SmithDemocratic-
Republican
March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1800
Retired
Samuel TaggartFederalistMarch 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1817
First elected in 1802
Re-elected in 1804
Re-elected in 1806
Re-elected in 1808
Re-elected in 1810
Re-elected in 1812
Re-elected in 1814
Retired
Samuel C. AllenFederalistMarch 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
First elected in 1816
Re-elected in 1818
Re-elected in 1820
Redistricted to 7th district
John LockeAdams-Clay
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
First elected in 1822
Re-elected in 1824
Re-elected in 1826
Retired
AdamsMarch 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Joseph G. KendallAnti-JacksonMarch 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
First elected in 1828
Re-elected in 1830
Retired
George Grennell, Jr.Anti-JacksonMarch 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Redistricted from the 7th district and elected here in 1832
Re-elected in 1834
Re-elected in 1836
Retired
WhigMarch 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
James AlvordWhigMarch 4, 1839 –
September 27, 1839
Elected in 1838
Died
VacantSeptember 27, 1839 –
January 14, 1840
Osmyn Baker.jpg Osmyn BakerWhigJanuary 14, 1840 –
March 3, 1845
First elected to finish Alvord's term
Re-elected to the full term in 1840
Re-elected in 1842
Retired
George Ashmun.png George AshmunWhigMarch 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
First elected in 1844
Re-elected in 1846
Re-elected in 1848
Retired
George T. DavisWhigMarch 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Elected in 1850
Retired
Charles Wentworth Upham.png Charles W. UphamWhigMarch 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Elected in 1852
Lost re-election
Timothy DavisKnow NothingMarch 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
First elected in 1854
Re-elected in 1856
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
RepublicanMarch 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
JohnBAlley.jpg John B. Alley[9]RepublicanMarch 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
First elected in 1858
Re-elected in 1860
Redistricted to the 5th district
Daniel W Gooch.png Daniel W. GoochRepublicanMarch 4, 1863 –
September 1, 1865
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected here in 1862
Re-elected in 1864
Resigned to become Navy agent of the port of Boston
VacantSeptember 2, 1865 –
December 3, 1865
Nathaniel Prentice Banks.jpg Nathaniel P. Banks[10]RepublicanDecember 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1873
First elected to finish Gooch's term
Re-elected in 1866
Re-elected in 1868
Re-elected in 1870
Lost re-election
Bfbutler.jpg Benjamin F. ButlerRepublicanMarch 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Redistricted from the 5th district and elected here in 1872
Lost re-election
CharlesPerkinsThompson.jpg Charles Perkins ThompsonDemocraticMarch 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
First elected in 1874
Lost re-election
George B. Loring - Brady-Handy.jpg George B. Loring[11]RepublicanMarch 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
First elected in 1876
Re-elected in 1878
Lost renomination
Eben Francis Stone CDV by John Adams Whipple, 1862.jpg Eben F. Stone[12]RepublicanMarch 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Elected in 1880
Retired
Henry B. Lovering.png Henry B. LoveringDemocraticMarch 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
First elected in 1882
Re-elected in 1884
Lost re-election
Cabotlodgenationalportrait.jpg Henry Cabot LodgeRepublicanMarch 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1893
First elected in 1886
Re-elected in 1888
Re-elected in 1890
Re-elected in 1892, but resigned when elected U.S. Senator
William Cogswell2.jpg William CogswellRepublicanMarch 4, 1893 –
May 22, 1895
Redistricted from the 7th district and elected here in 1892
Re-elected in 1894
Died
VacantMay 22, 1895 –
November 4, 1895
WHMoody.jpg William H. Moody[13]RepublicanNovember 5, 1895 –
May 1, 1902
First elected to finish Cogswell's term
Re-elected in 1896
Re-elected in 1898
Re-elected in 1900
Resigned to become Secretary of the Navy
VacantMay 2, 1902 –
November 3, 1902
Augustus P. Gardner.png Augustus P. Gardner[14]RepublicanNovember 4, 1902 –
May 15, 1917
First elected to finish Moody's term and elected to next full term in 1902
Re-elected in 1904
Re-elected in 1906
Re-elected in 1908
Re-elected in 1910
Re-elected in 1912
Re-elected in 1914
Re-elected in 1916
Resigned to enter the army
VacantMay 15, 1917 –
November 6, 1917
Willfred W. Lufkin.png Willfred W. LufkinRepublicanNovember 6, 1917 –
June 30, 1921
First elected to finish Gardner's term
Re-elected in 1918
Re-elected in 1920
Resigned to become Collector of Customs for the Port of Boston
VacantJune 30, 1921 –
September 27, 1921
Abram Piatt Andrew 1909.jpg Abram AndrewRepublicanSeptember 27, 1921 –
June 3, 1936
First elected to finish Lufkin's term
Died
VacantJune 3, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
George J. Bates.png George J. Bates[15]RepublicanJanuary 3, 1937 –
November 1, 1949
Died in a plane crash
VacantNovember 1, 1949 –
February 14, 1950
William Henry Bates 89th Congress 1965.png William H. Bates[16]RepublicanFebruary 14, 1950 –
June 22, 1969
First elected to finish his father's term
Died
VacantJune 22, 1969 –
September 30, 1969
Michael J. Harrington.jpg Michael J. HarringtonDemocraticSeptember 30, 1969 –
January 3, 1979
First elected to finish Bates's term
Retired
MavroulesNicholas.jpg Nicholas Mavroules[17]DemocraticJanuary 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
First elected in 1978
Lost re-election
Torkildsen.jpg Peter G. TorkildsenRepublicanJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
First elected in 1992
Lost re-election
John F Tierney congressional portrait 2009.jpg John F. TierneyDemocraticJanuary 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2015
First elected in 1996
Lost renomination
Seth Moulton.jpg Seth MoultonDemocraticJanuary 3, 2015 –
Present
First elected in 2014

Recent election results

The following are the results from the last two house races:

Massachusetts's 6th congressional district election, 2012
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticJohn F. Tierney (incumbent)179,60348.3
RepublicanRichard Tisei175,95347.3
LibertarianDaniel Fishman16,6684.4
Total votes372,224100
Voter turnout %
Massachusetts's 6th congressional district election, 2014[18][19]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticSeth Moulton149,44954.7
RepublicanRichard Tisei111,84840.9
IndependentChris Stockwell12,1754.5
Total votes273,472100
Voter turnout %

References

  1. ^ "Fast Facts for Congress: Congressional District 6, Massachusetts - Fact Sheet: 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates: Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcat/catpdf2010/cong2010/CongressionalDistrict_2011State.pdf Access date: March 21, 2012.
  4. ^ John Hayward (1849). "Congressional Districts". Gazetteer of Massachusetts. Boston: J.P. Jewett & Co. 
  5. ^ "Congressional Districts". Massachusetts Register 1862. Boston: Adams, Sampson, & Co. 
  6. ^ W.H. Michael (1890). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-First Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  7. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916. 
  8. ^ Congressional Directory for the 105th Congress (1997-1998), Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997, retrieved November 26, 2013 
  9. ^ "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress. Washington DC: House of Representatives. 1861. 
  10. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1869). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the First Session of the Forty-First Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  11. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1878). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 45th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  12. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1882). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 47th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  13. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  14. ^ A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  15. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938. 
  16. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968. 
  17. ^ "Massachusetts". 1991-1992 Official Congressional Directory: 102nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1991. 
  18. ^ "Election Center (2014)". CNN. Retrieved 2014-11-05. 
  19. ^ "2014 Massachusetts House Election Results". www.politico.com. Retrieved 2014-11-05. 

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