Georgia's 5th congressional district

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Georgia's 5th congressional district
Georgia US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
Georgia's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  John Lewis
DAtlanta
Distribution
  • 99.97[1]% urban
  • 0.03% rural
Population (2016)747,809[2]
Median income$51,810[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+34[4]

Georgia's 5th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Georgia. The district is currently represented by Democrat John Lewis, though the district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia.[5] The first election using the new district boundaries (listed below) were the 2012 congressional elections.

Based in central Fulton and parts of DeKalb and Clayton counties, the majority black district includes almost three-fourths of Atlanta, the state capital and largest city. It also includes some of the surrounding suburbs, including East Point, Druid Hills, and Forest Park.[6]

Counties[edit]

Recent results in presidential elections[edit]

Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 73% - George W. Bush 27%
2004 President John Kerry 74% - George W. Bush 26%
2008 President Barack Obama 84.4% - John McCain 15%
2012 President Barack Obama 83.1% - Mitt Romney 15.8%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 85% - Donald Trump 12%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created in 1827
Charles E. Haynes Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
20th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1826.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
Unused. March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1845
John H. Lumpkin Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas C. Hackett Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
Elijah W. Chastain Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd
33rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
John H. Lumpkin Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Augustus R. Wright
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John W. H. Underwood
Democratic March 4, 1859 –
January 23, 1861
36th withdrew
Vacant January 23, 1861 –
July 25, 1868
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Charles H. Prince
Republican July 25, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
40th [Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
December 22, 1870
41st
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Stephen A. Corker
Democratic December 22, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
Elected after Charles H. Prince was not permitted to qualify
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Dudley M. DuBose
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd [Data unknown/missing.]
James C. Freeman Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Milton A. Candler
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
44th
45th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Nathaniel J. Hammond Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1887
46th
47th
48th
49th
[Data unknown/missing.]
John D. Stewart Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Leonidas F. Livingston Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1911
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William S. Howard
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1919
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William D. Upshaw
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1927
66th
67th
68th
69th
Elected in 1918.
Lost renomination.
Leslie J. Steele Democratic March 4, 1927 –
July 14, 1929
70th
71st
Elected in 1926.
Died.
Vacant July 14, 1929 –
October 2, 1929
71st
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Robert Ramspeck
Democratic October 2, 1929 –
December 31, 1945
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Elected to finish Steele's term.
Re-elected in 1930.
Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1945 –
February 12, 1946
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Helen D. Mankin
Democratic February 12, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
79th Elected to finish Ramspeck's term.
Lost renomination, and then lost re-election as a write-in candidate.
James C. Davis Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1963
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected in 1946.
Lost renomination.
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Charles L. Weltner
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
88th
89th
Elected in 1962.
Retired after refusing to endorse Lester Maddox for Governor of Georgia.
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Fletcher Thompson
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
90th
91st
92nd
Elected in 1966.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
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Andrew Young
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 29, 1977
93rd
94th
95th
Elected in 1972.
Resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Vacant January 29, 1977 –
April 6, 1977
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Wyche Fowler Jr.
Democratic April 6, 1977 –
January 3, 1987
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
Elected to finish Young's term.
Re-elected in 1978.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
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John Lewis
Democratic January 3, 1987 –
present
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 1986.
Incumbent

Counties[edit]

Election results[edit]

Year Candidate Party Votes %
1844 (29th Congress) John Henry Lumpkin D 7,720 61.2
Miller W 4,889 38.8
1846 (30th Congress) John Henry Lumpkin D 5,349 79.4
Crook W 1,263 18.8
1848 (31st Congress) Thomas C. Hackett D 8,767 59.8
James M. Calhoun W 5,904 40.2
1851 (32nd Congress) Elijah Webb Chastain Union 13,882 65.0
Stiles W 7,481 35.0
1853 (33rd Congress) Elijah Webb Chastain D 8,118 50.8
Tumlin D 7,866 49.2
1855 (34th Congress) John Henry Lumpkin D 11,290 58.6
Tumlin   7,978 41.4
1857 (35th Congress) Augustus R. Wright D 9,669 63.0
Hooper I D 5,690 37.1
1859 (36th Congress) John Underwood D 12,339 85.1
Shackleford Opp. 2,162 14.9
Georgia announced its secession from the Union, January 28, 1861.
April 20, 1868 (40th Congress)
Special election
Charles H. Prince[7] R    
Hilliard D    
January, 1871 (41st Congress)
Special election
Stephen Alfestus Corker D    
1870 (42nd Congress) Dudley M. Du Bose D 15,363 62.3
Isham S. Fannin R 9,302 37.7
1872 (43rd Congress) James C. Freeman R 10,910 50.7
Glenn LR 10,631 49.4
1874 (44th Congress) Milton A. Candler D 12,450 66.5
Mills R 6,273 33.5
1876 (45th Congress) Milton A. Candler D 18,083 67.5
Markham R 8,714 32.5
1878 (46th Congress) Nathaniel Job Hammond D 10,269 55.6
Arnold G 8,196 44.4
1880 (47th Congress) Nathaniel Job Hammond D 11,947 62.6
Clark R 7,133 37.4
1882 (48th Congress) Nathaniel Job Hammond D 10,788 65.2
Buck IR 5,756 34.8
1884 (49th Congress) Nathaniel Job Hammond D 9,008 63.7
Martin R 5,130 36.3
1886 (50th Congress) John D. Stewart D 2,999 100.0
1888 (51st Congress) John D. Stewart D 10,971 68.6
George S. Thomas R 5,032 31.4
1890 (52nd Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 8,688 70.7
Will Haight R 3,608 29.3
1892 (53rd Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 9,732 60.2
Samuel Small P & R 6,447 39.9
1894 (54th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 7,781 59.7
Robert Todd P 5,264 40.4
1896 (55th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 9,258 58.0
J. C. Hendrix R 6,715 42.0
1898 (56th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 3,027 97.6
1900 (57th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 8,828 76.6
Charles I. Brannan I 2,685 23.3
1902 (58th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 2,485 100.0
1904 (59th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 9,387 71.4
C. P. Goree R 3,760 28.6
1906 (60th Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 3,030 100.0
1908 (61st Congress) Leonidas F. Livingston D 8,909 100.0
1910 (62nd Congress) William Schley Howard D 4,091 100.0
1912 (63rd Congress) William Schley Howard D 12,000 100.0
1914 (64th Congress) William Schley Howard D 4,780 88.2
Dewar Prog 640 11.8
1916 (65th Congress) William Schley Howard D 13,174 88.8
Moore   1,656 11.2
1918 (66th Congress) William D. Upshaw D 5,251 100.0
1920 (67th Congress) William D. Upshaw D 10,649 70.1
John W. Martin R 4,544 29.9
1922 (68th Congress) William D. Upshaw D 4,646 93.1
Max H. Wilensky   347 7.0
1924 (69th Congress) William D. Upshaw D 16,608 100.0
1926 (70th Congress) Leslie J. Steele D 2,919 99.9
1928 (71st Congress) Leslie J. Steele D 19,328 100.0
October 2, 1929 (71st Congress)
Special election
Robert Ramspeck D    
1930 (72nd Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 10,752 100.0
1932 (73rd Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 26,657 100.0
1934 (74th Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 5,206 100.0
1936 (75th Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 35,540 89.4
H. H. Alexander R 4,213 10.6
1938 (76th Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 6,906 97.2
1940 (77th Congress) Robert Ramspeck D, I 41,677 99.9
1942 (78th Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 9,176 96.0
1944 (79th Congress) Robert Ramspeck D 50,257 94.5
H. H. Alexander I 2,929 5.5
February 12, 1946 (79th Congress)
Special election
Helen Douglas Mankin D    
1946 (80th Congress) James C. Davis D 31,444 61.6
Helen Douglas Mankin I (W/I) 19,527 38.3
1948 (81st Congress) James C. Davis D 54,637 99.6
1950 (82nd Congress) James C. Davis D 49,317 100.0
1952 (83rd Congress) James C. Davis D 83,920 100.0
1954 (84th Congress) James C. Davis D 54,069 64.4
Charles A. Moye Jr. R 29,911 35.6
1956 (85th Congress) James C. Davis D 85,292 59.2
Randolph W. Thrower R 58,777 40.8
1958 (86th Congress) James C. Davis D 32,135 100.0
1960 (87th Congress) James C. Davis D 80,023 99.7
1962 (88th Congress) Charles Weltner D 60,583 55.6
L. J. O'Callaghan R 48,466 44.4
1964 (89th Congress) Charles Weltner D 65,803 54.0
L. J. O'Callaghan R 55,983 46.0
1966 (90th Congress) Fletcher Thompson R 55,423 60.1
Archie Lindsey D 36,751 39.9
1968 (91st Congress) Fletcher Thompson R 79,258 55.6
Charles Weltner D 63,183 44.4
1970 (92nd Congress) Fletcher Thompson R 78,540 57.4
Andrew Young D 58,394 42.6
1972 (93rd Congress) Andrew Young D 72,289 52.8
Rodney M. Cook R 64,495 47.1
1974 (94th Congress) Andrew Young D 69,221 71.6
Wyman C. Lowe R 27,397 28.3
1976 (95th Congress) Andrew Young D 96,056 66.7
Ed Gadrix R 47,998 33.3
1977 (95th Congress)
Special election
Wyche Fowler D 29,898 39.6
John Lewis D 21,531 28.6
Paul Coverdell R 16,509 21.9
April 5, 1977 (95th Congress)
Special runoff
Wyche Fowler D 54,378 62.4
John Lewis D 32,732 37.6
1978 (96th Congress) Wyche Fowler D 52,739 75.5
Thomas P. Bowles Jr. R 17,132 24.5
1980 (97th Congress) Wyche Fowler D 101,646 74.0
F. William Dowda R 35,640 26.0
1982 (98th Congress) Wyche Fowler D 53,264 80.8
J.E. (Billy) McKinney I 9,047 13.7
Paul Jones R 3,633 5.5
1984 (99th Congress) Wyche Fowler D 151,233 100.0
1986 (100th Congress) John Lewis D 93,229 75.3
Portia A. Scott R 30,562 24.7
1988 (101st Congress) John Lewis D 135,194 78.2
J. W. Tibbs Jr. R 37.693 21.8
1990 (102nd Congress) John Lewis D 86,037 75.6
J. W. Tibbs Jr. R 27,781 24.4
1992 (103rd Congress) John Lewis D 147,445 72.1
Paul R. Stabler R 56,960 27.9
1994 (104th Congress) John Lewis D 85,094 69.1
Dale Dixon R 37,999 30.9
1996 (105th Congress) John Lewis D 136,555 100.0
1998 (106th Congress) John Lewis D 109,177 78.5
John H. Lewis Sr. R 29,877 21.5
2000 (107th Congress) John Lewis D 137,333 77.2
Hank Schwab R 40,606 22.8
2002 (108th Congress) John Lewis D 116,259 100.0
2004 (109th Congress) John Lewis D 201,773 100.0
2006 (110th Congress) John Lewis D 122,380 100.0
2008 (111th Congress) John Lewis D 122,345 100.0

Election results[edit]

2002[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 116,230 100.00
Total votes 116,230 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 201,773 100.00
Total votes 201,773 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 122,380 99.95
No party Others 64 0.05%
Total votes 122,444 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 231,368 99.95
No party Others 106 0.05%
Total votes 231,437 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 130,782 73.72
Republican Fenn Little 46,622 26.28
Total votes 177,404 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 234,330 84.39
Republican Howard Stopeck 43,335 15.61
Total votes 277,665 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 170,326 100
Total votes 170,326 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 253,781 84.44
Republican Douglas Bell 46,768 15.56
Total votes 300,549 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

Georgia's 5th Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lewis* 273,084 100
Total votes 273,084 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

Living former Members from the district[edit]

As of May 2015, there are three living former members from the district .

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Fletcher Thompson 1967–1973 (1925-02-05) February 5, 1925 (age 94)
Andrew Young 1973–1977 (1932-03-12) March 12, 1932 (age 87)
Wyche Fowler 1977–1987 (1940-10-09) October 9, 1940 (age 78)

Historical district boundaries[edit]

The district from 2007 to 2013
The district from 2003 to 2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=13&cd=05
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Justice Department approves Georgia's political maps. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Last accessed 2011-12-27
  6. ^ 2012 Congressional maps - Metro Atlanta, Georgia Legislature. Last accessed 2012-1-1
  7. ^ Prince was seated despite the fact that Georgia had not yet been readmitted to the Union. On the opening of the 41st United States Congress in March 1869, he claimed that his election of 1868 entitled him to sit in that Congress, but this claim was rejected by Congress.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°42′25″N 84°24′04″W / 33.70694°N 84.40111°W / 33.70694; -84.40111