Wisconsin's 1st congressional district

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Wisconsin's 1st congressional district
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Wisconsin's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Bryan Steil
RJanesville
Area1,679.95 sq mi (4,351.1 km2)
Distribution
Population (2016)715,327[1]
Median income$65,381[2]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVIR+5[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 Bryan Steil.

A swing district, it was carried by George W. Bush in 2004 with 53%; the district voted for Barack Obama over John McCain in 2008, 51.40-47.45% and the district voted for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in 2012, 52.12%-47.88%.[4]

The district has a high population of working-class whites in manufacturing jobs who supported Donald Trump in 2016.[5]

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

Currently, this is a swing district that leans Republican.

Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 49% - George W. Bush 47%
2004 President George W. Bush 54 - John Kerry 46%
2008 President Barack Obama 51 - John McCain 48%
2012 President Mitt Romney 52 - Barack Obama 47%
2016 President Donald Trump 53 - Hillary Clinton 42%
Senate Ron Johnson 56% - Russ Feingold 42%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Cong
ress
Member Party Years Electoral history
District created June 5, 1848
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William P. Lynde
Democratic June 5, 1848 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles Durkee
Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Daniel Wells Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1857
33rd
34th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John F. Potter
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
35th
36th
37th
[Data unknown/missing.]
James S. Brown Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Halbert E. Paine
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1871
39th
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Alexander Mitchell
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
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Charles G. Williams
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1883
43rd
44th
45th
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Winans
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Lucien Caswell
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
49th
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Clinton Babbitt
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry A. Cooper
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1919
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Clifford E. Randall
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
66th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry A. Cooper
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 1, 1931
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died, elected to 72nd Congress, but died before serving
Vacant March 1, 1931 –
October 13, 1931
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Thomas R. Amlie
Republican October 13, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
72nd Elected to finish Cooper's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
George Washington Blanchard Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas R. Amlie
Progressive January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Stephen Bolles
Republican January 3, 1939 –
July 8, 1941
76th
77th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant July 8, 1941 –
August 29, 1941
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Lawrence H. Smith
Republican August 29, 1941 –
January 22, 1958
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected to finish Bolles's term.
Died.
Vacant January 22, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
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Gerald T. Flynn
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry C. Schadeberg
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1965
87th
88th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Lynn E. Stalbaum
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry C. Schadeberg
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1971
90th
91st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Les Aspin
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 20, 1993
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Vacant January 20, 1993 –
May 4, 1993
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Peter W. Barca
Democratic May 4, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
103rd Elected to finish Aspin's term.
Lost re-election.
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Mark Neumann
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1999
104th
105th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Paul Ryan
Republican January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2019
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Bryan Steil
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th Elected in 2018.

Living former members of the House[edit]

As of January 2019, there are three living former members of the House from the District.

Member Term of service Date of birth (and current age)
Peter W. Barca 1993–1995 (1955-08-07) August 7, 1955 (age 63)
Mark Neumann 1995–1999 (1954-02-27) February 27, 1954 (age 65)
Paul Ryan 1999–2019 (1970-01-29) January 29, 1970 (age 49)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "My Congressional District". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=55&cd=01
  3. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Presidential Canvass Results
  5. ^ "White working-class voters flipped Wisconsin red". Retrieved June 29, 2018.
U.S. 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 – January 3, 2019
Succeeded by
California's 12th congressional district

Coordinates: 42°41′43″N 88°02′47″W / 42.69528°N 88.04639°W / 42.69528; -88.04639