Massachusetts's 1st congressional district


Massachusetts's 1st congressional district
Massachusetts's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative John Olver (DAmherst)
Area 3,101.14 mi²
Distribution 69.21% urban, 30.79% rural
Population (2000) 634,479
Median income $52,561
Ethnicity 88.8% White, 1.9% Black, 1.7% Asian, 6.3% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% other
Occupation 23.8% blue collar, 59.7% white collar, 16.4% gray collar
Cook PVI D+14

Massachusetts's 1st congressional district is in western and central Massachusetts. The largest Massachusetts district in area, it covers about one-third of the state and is more rural than the rest. It has the state's highest point, Mount Greylock. This District also includes the notable cities of West Springfield, Pittsfield, Holyoke, Westfield, Fitchburg ,and Leominster.

John Olver, a Democrat from Amherst, has represented the district since June 1991.

Contents

Cities and towns currently in the district

The district contains all of Berkshire County and Franklin County as well the following towns and cities:

In Hampden County:

Blandford, Chester, Granville, Holyoke, Montgomery, Russell, Southwick, Tolland, Westfield, West Springfield.

In Hampshire County:

Amherst, Belchertown, Chesterfield, Cummington, Easthampton, Goshen, Granby, Hatfield, Huntington, Middlefield, Pelham, Plainfield, Southampton, Ware, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Worthington.

In Middlesex County:

Ashby, Pepperell, Townsend.

In Worcester County:

Ashburnham, Athol, Barre, Fitchburg, Gardner, Hardwick, Hubbardston, Leominster, Lunenburg, New Braintree, Oakham, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Sterling, Templeton, West Brookfield, Westminster, Winchendon.

History

When the First District was originally created it covered part of eastern Massachusetts, generally south of Boston.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years ↑ Cong. District Residence Electoral history
Fisher Ames - Project Gutenberg eText 15391.jpg Fisher Ames Pro-
Administration
March 4, 1789 –
March 4, 1793
1
2
First elected as the single Representative for the seat
General ticket,
March 4, 1793 –
March 4, 1795
3 Re-elected with three others on a general ticket

Redistrcted to the 8th district
Replace this image male.svg Samuel Dexter Pro-
Administration
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Replace this image male.svg Benjamin Goodhue Pro-
Administration
Redistricted to 10th district
Replace this image male.svg Samuel Holten Anti-
Administration
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TheodoreSedgwick.jpg Theodore Sedgwick Federalist March 4, 1795 –
June, 1796
4 Redistricted from 2nd district

Resigned
Vacant June 1796 –
January 27, 1797
Replace this image male.svg Thomson J. Skinner Democratic-
Republican
January 27, 1797 –
March 4, 1799
4
(Continued)
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5
TheodoreSedgwick.jpg Theodore Sedgwick Federalist March 4, 1799 –
March 4, 1801
6 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Replace this image male.svg John Bacon Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1801 –
March 4, 1803
7 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Replace this image male.svg William Eustis Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1805
8 Redistricted from 8th district,
Lost re-election
Josiah Quincy.jpg Josiah Quincy III Federalist March 4, 1805 –
March 4, 1813
9 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
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Replace this image male.svg Artemas Ward, Jr. Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1817
13 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
14
Replace this image male.svg Jonathan Mason Federalist March 4, 1817 –
May 15, 1820
15 Resigned to pursue law practice
16
Vacant May 15, 1820 –
November 6, 1820
Replace this image male.svg Benjamin Gorham Democratic-
Republican
November 6, 1820 –
March 4, 1823
16
(Continued)
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17
Replace this image male.svg Daniel Webster Adams-Clay
Federalist
March 4, 1823 –
March 4, 1825
18 Resigned to become U.S. Senator
Adams March 4, 1825 –
May 30, 1827
19
20
Vacant May 30, 1827 –
July 23, 1827
Replace this image male.svg Benjamin Gorham Adams July 23, 1827 –
March 4, 1829
20 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Anti
-Jacksonian
March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
21
Nathan Appleton.jpg Nathan Appleton Anti
-Jacksonian
March 4, 1831 –
March 4, 1833
22 Retired
Replace this image male.svg Benjamin Gorham Anti
-Jacksonian
March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1835
23 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Replace this image male.svg Abbott Lawrence Anti
-Jacksonian
March 4, 1835 –
March 4, 1837
24
Replace this image male.svg Richard Fletcher Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1839
25 Retired
Replace this image male.svg Abbott Lawrence Whig March 4, 1839 –
September 18, 1840
26 Resigned
Vacant September 18, 1840 –
November 9, 1840
Robert Charles Winthrop.jpg Robert C. Winthrop Whig November 9, 1840 –
May 25, 1842
26
(Continued)
Resigned
27
Vacant May 25, 1842 –
June 9, 1842
Nathan Appleton.jpg Nathan Appleton Whig June 9, 1842 –
September 28, 1842
Resigned
Vacant September 28, 1842 –
November 29, 1842
Robert Charles Winthrop.jpg Robert C. Winthrop Whig
November 29, 1842 –
July 30, 1850

27
(Continued)
Resigned to become U.S. Senator
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Vacant July 30, 1850 –
August 22, 1850
31
(Continued)
Samuel Atkins Eliot (politician) Picture.png Samuel A. Eliot Whig August 22, 1850 –
March 4, 1851
31
(Continued)
Retired
Replace this image male.svg William Appleton Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1853
32 Redistricted to the 5th district
Replace this image male.svg Zeno Scudder Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1854
33 Redistricted from the 10th district
Retired because of injury
Vacant March 4, 1854 –
April 17, 1854
Replace this image male.svg Thomas D. Eliot Whig April 17, 1854 –
March 4, 1855
Retired
Replace this image male.svg Robert B. Hall American
(Know Nothing)
March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1857
34 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1859
35
Replace this image male.svg Thomas D. Eliot Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 4, 1869
36 Retired
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Replace this image male.svg James Buffinton Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 7, 1875
41 Died
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Vacant March 7, 1875 –
November 2, 1875
Replace this image male.svg William W. Crapo Republican November 2, 1875 –
March 4, 1883
44
(Continued)
Retired
45
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47
Replace this image male.svg Robert T. Davis Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1889
48 Retired
49
50
Replace this image male.svg Charles S. Randall Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1893
51 Redistricted to the 13th district
52
Replace this image male.svg Ashley B. Wright Republican March 4, 1893 –
August 14, 1897
53 Died
54
55
Vacant August 14, 1897 –
November 2, 1897
Replace this image male.svg George P. Lawrence Republican November 2, 1897 –
March 4, 1913
55
(Continued)
North Adams Retired
56
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Replace this image male.svg Allen T. Treadway Republican March 4, 1913 –
January 3, 1945
63 Stockbridge Retired
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Replace this image male.svg John W. Heselton Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1959
79 Deerfield Retired
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Silvio Conte.jpg Silvio O. Conte Republican January 3, 1959 –
February 8, 1991
86 Pittsfield Died
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Vacant February 8, 1991 –
June 4, 1991
John Olver, Official Portrait, 111th Congress.jpg John Olver Democratic June 4, 1991 –
Present
102
(Continued)
Amherst Retiring[1]
103
104
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110
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112

Recent election results

2002 general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Olver 137,841 67.56
Republican Matthew Kinnaman 66,061 32.40
Write-in 117 0.06
Majority 71,780 35.18
Turnout 204,019
Democratic hold Swing
2004 general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Olver 229,465 99.02 + 31.46
Write-in 2,282 0.98 + 0.92
Majority 227,183 98.04 + 62.86
Turnout 231,747
Democratic hold Swing
2006 general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Olver 158,035 76% {{{change}}}
Unenrolled challenger William H. Szych 49,123 24% {{{change}}}
Socialist Eric Chester <253 <1%
Democratic hold Swing
2008 general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Olver {{{change}}}
Democratic Robert Feuer {{{change}}}
Republican Nathan Bech {{{change}}}

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