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Mississippi's 6th congressional district


Mississippi's 6th congressional district

Mississippi's 6th congressional district existed from 1873 to 1963. It was created after the 1870 census and abolished following the 1960 census.

List of representatives

Representative Took Office Left Office Party District Home Notes Congress
District created March 4, 1873
John R. Lynch March 4, 1873 March 3, 1877 Republican 43rd - 44th
James Ronald Chalmers March 4, 1877 April 29, 1882 Democratic Lost contested election 45th - 47th
John R. Lynch April 29, 1882 March 3, 1883 Republican Won contested election 47th
Henry Smith Van Eaton March 4, 1883 March 3, 1887 Democratic 48th - 49th
T.R. Stockdale March 4, 1887 March 3, 1895 Democratic 50th - 53rd
Walter McKennon Denny March 4, 1895 March 3, 1897 Democratic 54th
William F. Love March 4, 1897 October 16, 1898 Democratic Died 55th
Frank A. McLain December 12, 1898 March 3, 1903 Democratic Redistricted to the 7th district 55th - 57th
Eaton J. Bowers March 4, 1903 March 3, 1911 Democratic 58th - 61st
Pat Harrison March 4, 1911 March 3, 1919 Democratic 62nd - 65th
Paul B. Johnson, Sr. March 4, 1919 March 3, 1923 Democratic 66th - 67th
T. Webber Wilson March 4, 1923 March 3, 1929 Democratic 68th - 70th
Robert S. Hall March 4, 1929 March 3, 1933 Democratic 71st - 72nd
William M. Colmer March 4, 1933 January 3, 1963 Democratic Redistricted to the 5th district 73rd - 86th
District inactive January 3, 1963 – Present


  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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