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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 representatives

Representative Party Years District Residence Note
District created March 4, 1813
Stephen Ormsby Democratic-Republican April 20, 1813 - March 3, 1817 Elected after the death of Representative-elect John Simpson
Richard C. Anderson, Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 - March 3, 1821
Wingfield Bullock Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 - October 13, 1821 Died
James D. Breckinridge Democratic-Republican November 21, 1821 - March 3, 1823
Richard A. Buckner Adams-Clay D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1829
Nathan Gaither style="background:" | Jacksonian March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1833
Patrick H. Pope style="background:" | Jacksonian March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835
William J. Graves Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837
Whig March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1841
James Sprigg Whig March 4, 1841 - March 3, 1843
Garrett Davis Whig March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1847 Redistricted from the 12th district
Charles S. Morehead Whig March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1851
John C. Breckinridge Democratic March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1855
Alexander K. Marshall Know Nothing March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1857
James B. Clay Democratic March 4, 1857 - March 3, 1859
William E. Simms Democratic March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861
John J. Crittenden Unionist March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1863
William H. Randall Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1867
George M. Adams Democratic March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1873 Redistricted to the 9th district
Milton J. Durham Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1879
Philip B. Thompson, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1885
James B. McCreary Democratic March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1897
George M. Davison Republican March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1899
George G. Gilbert Democratic March 4, 1899 - March 3, 1907
Harvey Helm Democratic March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1919 Died
King Swope Republican August 1, 1919 - March 3, 1921
Ralph W. E. Gilbert Democratic March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1929
Lewis L. Walker Republican March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1931
Ralph W. E. Gilbert Democratic March 4, 1931 - March 3, 1933
District redistricted to At-large district March 4, 1933
District re-established January 3, 1935 from At-large district
Brent Spence Democratic January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1937 Redistricted from the At-large district, Redistricted to the 5th district
Fred M. Vinson Democratic January 3, 1937 - May 27, 1938 Redistricted from the 9th district, Resigned after being appointed Associate Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Joe B. Bates Democratic June 4, 1938 - January 3, 1953
James S. Golden Republican January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1955 Redistricted from the 9th district
Eugene Siler Republican January 3, 1955 - January 3, 1963 Redistricted to the 5th district
District suspended January 3, 1963

References

  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present


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