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Mississippi: U.S. Representatives


U.S. Representatives from Mississippi, 1817-2020 (May be incomplete!)

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1820: George Poindexter, defeated.
  • 1822: George Poindexter, defeated.
  • 1828: William Haile, defeated.
  • 1826: Christopher Rankin, died in office.
  • 1828 Sep 12: William Haile, resigned.
  • 1836: David Dickson, died in office.
  • 1840: Volney E. Howard, defeated.
  • 1848: Henry Gray, defeated.
  • 1850: Winfield Scott Featherston, defeated; William McWillie, defeated.
  • 1856: James L. Alcorn, defeated.
  • 1858 Jul 17: John A. Quitman, died in office.
  • 1898 Oct 16: William F. Love, died in office.
  • 1915 Nov 24: Samuel A. Witherspoon, died in office.
  • 1920 Nov 2: John E. Rankin (Dem), elected; Gaston Therrell (Rep), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: John E. Rankin (Dem), elected; Gaston Therrell (Rep), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Bill G. Lowrey (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Bill G. Lowrey (Dem), elected; William McDonough (Rep), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Benjamin G. Humphreys (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Benjamin G. Humphreys (Dem), elected; B. B. Montgomery (Rep), defeated.
  • 1923 Oct 16: Benjamin G. Humphreys, died in office.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Thomas U. Sisson (Dem), elected; J. A. Washington (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: T. Jeff Busby (Dem), elected; R. H. DeKay (Rep), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Ross A. Collins (Dem), elected; T. C. Brown (Rep), defeated; C. C. Evans (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Ross A. Collins (Dem), elected; Sherry B. Smith (Rep), defeated; A. E. Lange (Ind), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Paul B. Johnson (Dem), elected; L. B. Collins (Rep), defeated; T. J. Lyon (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: T. Webber Wilson (Dem), elected; John G. McGowan (Rep), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Percy E. Quin (Dem), elected; S. S. Matthews (Rep), defeated; J. B. Sternberger (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Percy E. Quin (Dem), elected; H. C. Turley (Rep), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: James W. Collier (Dem), elected; E. F. Miller (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: James W. Collier (Dem), elected; W. L. Rice (Rep), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: John E. Rankin (Dem), elected unopposed. Wall Doxey (Dem), elected unopposed. William M. Whittington (Dem), elected unopposed. T. Jeff Busby (Dem), elected unopposed. Ross A. Collins (Dem), elected unopposed. Robert S. Hall (Dem), elected unopposed. Percy E. Quin (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1932 Feb 4: Percy E. Quin, died in office.
  • 1930 Nov 4: James W. Collier (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1946 Nov 5: John E. Rankin (Dem), elected unopposed. Jamie L. Whitten (Dem), elected unopposed. William M. Whittington (Dem), elected unopposed. Thomas G. Abernethy (Dem), elected unopposed. W. Arthur Winstead (Dem), elected unopposed. William M. Colmer (Dem), elected unopposed. John Bell Williams (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1964: W. Arthur Winstead, defeated. Prentiss Walker (Rep), elected.
  • 1972: Ellis Barkett Bodron, defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Jamie L. Whitten (Dem), elected; Larry Cobb (Rep), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Jamie L. Whitten (Dem), elected; James Bush (Rep), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Mike Espy (Dem), elected; Franklin Webb (Rep), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Mike Espy (Dem), elected; Jack Coleman (Rep), defeated; Dorothy Benford (Ind), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: G. V. 'Sonny' Montgomery (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1988 Nov 8: G. V. 'Sonny' Montgomery (Dem), elected; Jimmie Ray Bourland (Rep), defeated.
  • 1981 Apr 13: Jon Hinson, resigned.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Wayne Dowdy (Dem), elected; Gail Healy (Rep), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Mike Parker (Dem), elected; Thomas Collins (Rep), defeated; Liz Gilchrist (Ind), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Trent Lott (Rep), elected; Larry L. Albritton (Dem), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Larkin I. Smith (Rep), elected; Gene Taylor (Dem), defeated.
  • 1989 Aug 13: Larkin I. Smith, died in office.
  • 1989 Oct 17: Gene Taylor (Dem), elected; Thomas H. Anderson, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Jamie L. Whitten (Dem), elected; William Bowlin (Rep), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Jamie L. Whitten (Dem), elected; Clyde E. Whitaker (Rep), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Roger F. Wicker (Rep), elected; William Wheeler (Dem), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Roger F. Wicker (Rep), elected; Henry Boyd, Jr. (Dem), defeated; John A. Rouse (Libertarian), defeated; Luke Lundemo (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Roger F. Wicker (Rep), elected; Rex N. Weathers (Dem), defeated; John A. Rouse (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Mike Espy (Dem), elected; Dorothy Benford (Rep), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Mike Espy (Dem), elected; Dorothy Benford (Rep), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Bennie G. Thompson (Dem), elected; Bill Jordan (Rep), defeated; Vince Thornton (Mississippi Taxpayers), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Bennie G. Thompson (Dem), elected; Danny Covington (Rep), defeated; William G. Chipman (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Bennie G. Thompson (Dem), elected; William G. Chipman (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: G. V. 'Sonny' Montgomery (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1992 Nov 3: G. V. 'Sonny' Montgomery (Dem), elected; Michael E. Williams (Rep), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: G. V. 'Sonny' Montgomery (Dem), elected; Dutch Dabbs (Rep), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Charles W. Pickering (Rep), elected; John Arthur Eaves, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Lamen Clemons (Ind), defeated; Charles T. Scarborough, Jr. (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Charles W. Pickering (Rep), elected; Charles T. Scarborough, Jr. (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Mike Parker (Dem), elected; Jerry Parks (Rep), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Mike Parker (Dem), elected; Jack L. McMillan (Rep), defeated; Liz Gilchrist (Ind), defeated; James H. Meredith (Ind), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Mike Parker (Dem), elected; Mike Wood (Rep), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Mike Parker (Rep), elected; Kevin Antoine (Dem), defeated; Kenneth W. Welch (Independence), defeated; Eileen Mahoney (Natural Law), defeated; William Fausek (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Ronnie Shows (Dem), elected; Delbert Hosemann (Rep), defeated; William Fausek (Libertarian), defeated; Vince Thornton (Taxpayers), defeated; Kenneth W. Welch (Reform), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Gene Taylor (Dem), elected; Sheila Smith (Rep), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Gene Taylor (Dem), elected; Paul Harvey (Rep), defeated; Shawn O'Hara (Ind), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Gene Taylor (Dem), elected; George Barlos (Rep), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Gene Taylor (Dem), elected; Dennis Dollar (Rep), defeated; Le Roy C. Carney (Ind), defeated; Dan E. Rogers (Libertarian), defeated; Jordan N. Gollub (Independence), defeated; Philip Mayeux (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Gene Taylor (Dem), elected; Randy McDonnell (Rep), defeated; Ray Coffey (Libertarian), defeated; Robert Claunch (Reform), defeated; Philip Mayeux (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Roger F. Wicker (Rep), elected; Joe T. Grist, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Chris Lawrence (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Roger F. Wicker (Rep), elected; Rex N. Weathers (Dem), defeated; Brenda Blackburn (Reform), defeated; Harold M. Taylor (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Roger F. Wicker (Rep), elected; Barbara Dale Washer (Reform), defeated.
  • 2008 May 13: Travis W. Childers (Dem), elected.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Bennie G. Thompson (Dem), elected; Hardy Caraway (Rep), defeated; William G. Chipman (Libertarian), defeated; Lee F. Dilworth (Reform), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Bennie G. Thompson (Dem), elected; Clinton B. LeSueur (Rep), defeated; Lee F. Dilworth (Reform), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Bennie G. Thompson (Dem), elected; Clinton B. LeSueur (Rep), defeated; Shawn O'Hara (Reform), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Charles W. Pickering (Rep), elected; William Clay Thrash (Dem), defeated; Jonathan Golden (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Charles W. Pickering (Rep), elected; Ronnie Shows (Dem), defeated; Jim Giles (Ind), defeated; Harvey L. Darden (Ind), defeated; Brad A. McDonald (Libertarian), defeated; Carroll Grantham (Reform), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Charles W. Pickering (Rep), elected; Jim Giles (Ind), defeated; Lamonica L. Magee (Reform), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Ronnie Shows (Dem), elected; Dunn Lampton (Rep), defeated; Ernie John Hopkins (Libertarian), defeated; Betty Pharr (Reform), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Gene Taylor (Dem), elected; Karl Cleveland Mertz (Rep), defeated; Wayne L. Parker (Libertarian), defeated; Thomas Huffmaster (Reform), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Gene Taylor (Dem), elected; Michael Lott (Rep), defeated; Tracella Lou O'Hara Hill (Reform), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Gene Taylor (Dem), elected; Randy McDonnell (Rep), defeated; Wayne L. Parker (Libertarian), defeated; Katie Perrone (Reform), defeated.
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