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Kentucky's 8th Congressional District

United States House of Representatives, Kentucky District 8 was a district of the United States Congress in Kentucky. It was lost to redistricting in 1963. Its last Representative was Eugene Siler.

List of members representing the district

District created March 4, 1813.

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
Vacant March 4, 1813 -
April 20, 1813
Representative-elect John Simpson died. Bullett, Henry, Jefferson, and Shelby counties
Stephen Ormsby Democratic-Republican April 20, 1813 -
March 3, 1817
13th
14th
Elected to finish Simpson's term.
Re-elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
Richard C. Anderson Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 -
March 3, 1821
15th
16th
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Retired.
Wingfield Bullock Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 -
October 13, 1821
17th Elected in 1820.
Died.
Vacant October 13, 1821 -
November 21, 1821
James D. Breckinridge Democratic-Republican November 21, 1821 -
March 3, 1823
17th Elected to finish Bullock's term and seated January 2, 1822.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
Richard A. Buckner Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 -
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
Elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1827.
Retired.
Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Pulaski, and Wayne counties
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 -
March 3, 1829
Nathan Gaither Jacksonian March 4, 1829 -
March 3, 1833
21st
22nd
Elected in 1829.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Patrick H. Pope Jacksonian March 4, 1833 -
March 3, 1835
23rd [Data unknown/missing.]
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William J. Graves
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 -
March 3, 1837
24th [Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 -
March 3, 1841
25th
26th
[Data unknown/missing.]
James Sprigg Whig March 4, 1841 -
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Garrett Davis
Whig March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Redistricted from the 12th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles S. Morehead
Whig March 4, 1847 -
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John C. Breckinridge
Democratic March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1855
32nd
33rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Alexander K. Marshall Know Nothing March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
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James B. Clay
Democratic March 4, 1857 -
March 3, 1859
35th [Data unknown/missing.]
William E. Simms Democratic March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1861
36th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John J. Crittenden
Unionist March 4, 1861 -
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William H. Randall
Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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George M. Adams
Democratic March 4, 1867 -
March 3, 1873
40th
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
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Milton J. Durham
Democratic March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1879
43rd
44th
45th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Philip B. Thompson Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1879 -
March 3, 1885
46th
47th
48th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James B. McCreary
Democratic March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1897
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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George M. Davison
Republican March 4, 1897 -
March 3, 1899
55th [Data unknown/missing.]
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George G. Gilbert
Democratic March 4, 1899 -
March 3, 1907
56th
57th
58th
59th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Harvey Helm Democratic March 4, 1907 -
March 3, 1919
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
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King Swope
Republican August 1, 1919 -
March 3, 1921
66th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Ralph W. E. Gilbert
Democratic March 4, 1921 -
March 3, 1929
67th
68th
69th
70th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Lewis L. Walker
Republican March 4, 1929 -
March 3, 1931
71st [Data unknown/missing.]
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Ralph W. E. Gilbert
Democratic March 4, 1931 -
March 3, 1933
72nd [Data unknown/missing.]
District not in use March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1935
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Fred M. Vinson
Democratic January 3, 1935 -
May 27, 1938
74th
75th
Redistricted from the at-large district.
Resigned to become Associate Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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Joe B. Bates
Democratic June 4, 1938 -
January 3, 1953
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James S. Golden
Republican January 3, 1953 -
January 3, 1955
83rd Redistricted from the 9th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Eugene Siler
Republican January 3, 1955 -
January 3, 1963
84th
85th
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
District eliminated January 3, 1963

References

  • 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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