Louisiana's 8th Congressional District
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Louisiana's 8th Congressional District

Louisiana's 8th congressional district is a defunct Congressional district and no longer exists after Louisiana lost its eighth Congressional seat in the 1990 U. S. Census. For its entire existence, it was based in Alexandria and included much of the north-central part of the state.

Beginning in 1972, the district was redrawn at the direction of Governor Edwin Edwards to take in liberal precincts in Baton Rouge and along the Mississippi River corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans in order to aid the return to Congress of Gillis Long.

List of members representing the district

The district was created following 1910 census.

Member
(Residence)
Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1913
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James Benjamin Aswell
(Natchitoches)
Democratic March 4, 1913 -
March 16, 1931
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant March 16, 1931 -
May 12, 1931
72nd
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John H. Overton
(Marksville)
Democratic May 12, 1931 -
March 3, 1933
Elected to finish Aswell's term.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Cleveland Dear
(Alexandria)
Democratic March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1937
73rd
74th
[data unknown/missing]
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A. Leonard Allen
(Winnfield)
Democratic January 3, 1937 -
January 3, 1953
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
[data unknown/missing]
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George S. Long
(Pineville)
Democratic January 3, 1953 -
March 22, 1958
83rd
84th
85th
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant March 22, 1958 -
January 3, 1959
85th
Harold B. McSween
(Alexandria)
Democratic January 3, 1959 -
January 3, 1963
86th
87th
[data unknown/missing]
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Gillis William Long
(Alexandria)
Democratic January 3, 1963 -
January 3, 1965
88th Lost renomination.
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Speedy O. Long
(Jena)
Democratic January 3, 1965 -
January 3, 1973
89th
90th
91st
92nd
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 5th district and retired.

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Gillis William Long
(Alexandria)
Democratic January 3, 1973 -
January 20, 1985
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant January 20, 1985 -
March 30, 1985
99th
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Catherine Small Long
(Alexandria)
Democratic March 30, 1985 -
January 3, 1987
Elected to finish her husband's term.
Retired.
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Clyde C. Holloway
(Forest Hill)
Republican January 3, 1987 -
January 3, 1993
100th
101st
102nd
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 6th district and lost re-election there.
District eliminated January 3, 1993

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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