|Mississippi's 1st congressional district|
Mississippi's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
|Area||11,412 sq mi (29,560 km2)|
Mississippi's 1st congressional district is in the northeast corner of the state. It includes much of the northern portion of the state including Columbus, Oxford, Southaven, and Tupelo. One of the state's major universities, the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), is located within the district at Oxford.
The district includes Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, DeSoto, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Webster, and Winston counties and a portion of Oktibbeha County.
From statehood to the election of 1846, Mississippi elected representatives at-large statewide on a general ticket.
The congressional seat has been held by Republican Trent Kelly who won a June, 2015 special election to fill the vacant seat previously held by Republican Alan Nunnelee who died February 6, 2015. In the November 2010 election, Nunnelee had defeated Democratic incumbent Travis Childers, Constitutionalist Gail Giaramita, Independent Conservative Party candidate Wally Pang of Batesville, Libertarian Harold Taylor, and Reformist Barbara Dale Washer.
|District created March 4, 1847|
|Jacob Thompson||Democratic||March 4, 1847 -
March 3, 1851
|Redistricted from the At-large district.|
|Benjamin Nabers||Unionist||March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
|Daniel B. Wright||Democratic||March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1857
|Lucius Q. C. Lamar||Democratic||March 4, 1857 -
|Retired to become a member of the secession convention of Mississippi.|
|Civil War and Reconstruction|
|George E. Harris||Republican||February 23, 1870 -
March 3, 1873
|Lucius Q. C. Lamar||Democratic||March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1877
|Retired when elected to the U.S. Senate.|
|Henry L. Muldrow||Democratic||March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1885
|First elected in 1876.|
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
|John Allen||Democratic||March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1901
|Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr.||Democratic||March 4, 1901 -
March 3, 1921
|John Rankin||Democratic||March 4, 1921 -
January 3, 1953
|Defeated by Thomas Abernethy after 1952 redistricting.|
|Thomas Abernethy||Democratic||January 3, 1953 -
January 3, 1973
|Redistricted from the 4th district.|
|Jamie Whitten||Democratic||January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1995
|Redistricted from the 2nd district.|
|Roger Wicker||Republican||January 3, 1995 -
December 31, 2007
|Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.|
|Vacant||December 31, 2007 -|
May 13, 2008
|Travis Childers||Democratic||May 13, 2008 -
January 3, 2011
|First elected to finish Wicker's term.|
Re-elected in 2008.
|Alan Nunnelee||Republican||January 3, 2011 -
February 6, 2015
|First elected in 2010.|
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
|Vacant||February 6, 2015 -|
June 2, 2015
|Trent Kelly||Republican||June 2, 2015 -
|First elected to finish Nunnelee's term.|
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
As of May 2019Alan Nunnelee (served 2011-2015), who died in office on February 6, 2015., there are two living former members. The most recent representative to die was
|Representative||Term of office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Roger Wicker||1995-2007||July 5, 1951|
|Travis Childers||2008-2011||March 29, 1958|