Mississippi's 3rd congressional district

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Mississippi's 3rd congressional district
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Mississippi's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Michael Guest
RBrandon
Area12,185.28 sq mi (31,559.7 km2)
Distribution
  • 40.33% urban
  • 59.67% rural
Population (2000)711,115
Median income$45,475[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+13[2]

Mississippi's 3rd congressional district (MS-3) covers central portions of state and stretches from the Louisiana border in the west to the Alabama border in the east.

Large cities in the district include Meridian, Starkville, Pearl, and Natchez. It also includes most of the wealthier portions of Jackson, including the portion of the city located in Rankin County. The district includes the state's largest college and land-grant university, Mississippi State University in Starkville.

From statehood to the election of 1846, Mississippi elected representatives at-large statewide on a general ticket. This district has been redefined based on changes in statewide population.

Its current representative is Republican Michael Guest.

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years of Service Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1847
Patrick Watson Tompkins Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William McWillie
Democratic December 3, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
John D. Freeman Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Otho Robards Singleton
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
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William Barksdale
Democratic March 4, 1855 –
January 12, 1861
34th
35th
36th
Redistricted from the at-large district.
Withdrew.
Vacant January 12, 1861 –
April 8, 1870
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
41st
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Henry Barry
Republican April 8, 1870 –
March 3, 1875
41st
42nd
43rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Hernando D. Money
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
44th
45th
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Elza Jeffords Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas C. Catchings
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1901
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Patrick Stevens Henry Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Benjamin G. Humphreys II
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
October 16, 1923
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant October 16, 1923 –
November 27, 1923
William Y. Humphreys Democratic November 27, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
68th Elected to finish his father's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
William M. Whittington Democratic March 4, 1925 –
January 3, 1951
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Frank E. Smith
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
November 14, 1962
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Vacant November 14, 1962 –
January 3, 1963
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John Bell Williams
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 16, 1968
88th
89th
90th
Redistricted from the 4th district.
Resigned when elected Governor of Mississippi.
Vacant January 16, 1968 –
March 12, 1968
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Charles Hudson Griffin
Democratic March 12, 1968 –
January 3, 1973
90th
91st
92nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Sonny Montgomery
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Redistricted from the 4th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Chip Pickering
Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Gregg Harper
Republican January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2019
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Michael Guest
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th Elected in 2018.

Living former Members

As of May 2019, there are two living former members. The most recent representative to die was Sonny Montgomery (served 1973–1997) on May 12, 2006.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Chip Pickering 1997–2009 (1963-08-10) August 10, 1963 (age 56)
Gregg Harper 2009–2019 (1956-06-01) June 1, 1956 (age 63)

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=28&cd=03
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 32°00′56″N 89°44′48″W / 32.01556°N 89.74667°W / 32.01556; -89.74667

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