|Louisiana's 4th congressional district|
Louisiana's 4th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Louisiana's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The district is located in the northwestern part of the state and is based in Shreveport-Bossier City. It also includes the cities of Minden, DeRidder, and Natchitoches.
The 4th congressional district was created in 1843, the first new district in the state in 20 years. It was gained after the 1840 U.S. Census.
For most of the next 150 years, the 4th was centered on Shreveport and northwestern Louisiana. However, in 1993, Louisiana lost a congressional district, based on population figures. The state legislature shifted most of Shreveport's white residents into the 5th congressional district. Republican Jim McCrery ran for election in the new 5th and won, defeating Democrat Jerry Huckaby, who represented the old 5th for eight terms.
Meanwhile, the 4th was reconfigured as a 63-percent African American-majority district, stretching in a roughly "Z" shape from Shreveport to Baton Rouge. Democrat Cleo Fields was elected for two terms as the representative of the 4th congressional district. When the Supreme Court of the United States invalidated the boundaries of the new 4th congressional district as unconstitutional, the Louisiana legislature redrew the district to encompass most of Northwest Louisiana, closely resembling its pre-1993 configuration. It is white majority. McCrery was elected in 1996 to this seat.
|Election results from presidential races|
|2000||President||Bush 55 - 43%|
|2004||President||Bush 59 - 40%|
|2008||President||McCain 59 - 40%|
|2012||President||Romney 59 - 40%|
|2016||President||Trump 61 - 37%|
|District created March 4, 1843|
|Pierre Bossier||Natchitoches||Democratic||March 4, 1843 -
April 24, 1844
|Vacant||April 24, 1844 -|
December 2, 1844
|Isaac Edward Morse||St. Martinville||Democratic||December 2, 1844 -
March 3, 1851
|Elected to finish Bossier's term.|
|Franklin||Whig||March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
|Roland Jones||Shreveport||Democratic||March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1855
John M. Sandidge
|Bossier City||Democratic||March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1859
|John M. Landrum||Shreveport||Democratic||March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1861
|Vacant||March 4, 1861 -
July 18, 1868
|Civil War and Reconstruction|
|Michel Vidal||Opelousas||Republican||July 18, 1868 -
March 3, 1869
Resigned to become U.S. consul to Tripoli, Libya.
|Vacant||March 4, 1869 -
May 23, 1870
Joseph P. Newsham
|St. Francisville||Republican||May 23, 1870 -
March 3, 1871
|Successfully contested election of Michael Ryan.|
|James McCleery||Shreveport||Republican||March 4, 1871 -
November 5, 1871
|Vacant||November 5, 1871 -|
December 3, 1872
|Shreveport||Liberal Republican||December 3, 1872 -
March 3, 1873
|Elected to finish McCleery's term.|
|Vacant||March 4, 1873 -
November 24, 1873
|43rd||Representative-elect Samuel Peters died before the term began.|
|George Luke Smith||Shreveport||Republican||November 24, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
|Elected to finish Peters's term.|
|William Mallory Levy||Natchitoches||Democratic||March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1877
Joseph Barton Elam
|Mansfield||Democratic||March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1881
Retired due to injuries.
Newton C. Blanchard
|Shreveport||Democratic||March 4, 1881 -
March 12, 1894
Resigned when appointed to the United States Senate.
|Vacant||March 12, 1894 -
May 12, 1894
Henry Warren Ogden
|Benton||Democratic||May 12, 1894 -
March 3, 1899
|Elected to finish Blanchard's term.|
Retired to return to farming.
|Natchitoches||Democratic||March 4, 1899 -
March 3, 1905
John T. Watkins
|Minden||Democratic||March 4, 1905 -
March 3, 1921
John N. Sandlin
|Minden||Democratic||March 4, 1921 -
January 3, 1937
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
|Shreveport||Democratic||January 3, 1937 -
September 16, 1961
|Vacant||September 16, 1961 -
December 19, 1961
Joe Waggonner Jr.
|Plain Dealing||Democratic||December 19, 1961 -
January 3, 1979
|Elected to finish Brooks's term.|
|Leesville||Democratic||January 3, 1979 -
January 3, 1981
|Bossier City||Democratic||January 3, 1981 -
March 14, 1988
Resigned to become Governor of Louisiana.
|Vacant||March 14, 1988 -
April 16, 1988
|Shreveport||Republican||April 16, 1988 -
January 3, 1993
|Elected to finish Roemer's term.|
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
|Baton Rouge||Democratic||January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 1997
|Elected in 1992.|
Re-elected in 1994.
Redistricted to the 5th district and retired.
|Shreveport||Republican||January 3, 1997 -
January 3, 2009
|Redistricted from the 5th district and elected here in 1996.|
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
John C. Fleming
|Minden||Republican||January 3, 2009 -
January 3, 2017
|Elected in 2008.|
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
|Benton||Republican||January 3, 2017 -
|Elected in 2016.|
Re-elected in 2018.
|Democratic||Artis R. Cash, Sr.||22,757||16.95|
|Republican||Chester T. "Catfish" Kelley||16,649||12.40|
|Republican||John C. Fleming||44,501||48.07|
|Independent||Chester T. "Catfish" Kelley||3,245||3.51|
|Independent||Gerard J. Bowen||675||0.73|
|Republican||John C. Fleming*||105,223||62.34|
|Independent||Artis R. Cash, Sr.||8,962||5.31|
|Republican||John C. Fleming*||187,894||75|
|Republican||John C. Fleming*||152,683||73|
|Republican||Ralph "Trey" Baucum||50,412||18|
|No Party||Mark David Halverson||3,149||1|
|No Party||Kenneth J. Krefft||2,493||1|