Alabama's 4th congressional district

Coordinates: 34°1′31.25″N 87°7′57.25″W / 34.0253472°N 87.1325694°W / 34.0253472; -87.1325694

Alabama's 4th congressional district
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Alabama's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Robert Aderholt
RHaleyville
Area8,524 sq mi (22,080 km2)
Distribution
  • 34.62[1]% urban
  • 65.38% rural
Population (2016)683,273[2]
Median income$43,218[3]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVIR+30[4]

Alabama's 4th congressional district is a U.S. congressional district in Alabama, which elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. It encompasses the counties of Franklin, Colbert, Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Winston, Cullman, Lawrence, Marshall, Etowah, and DeKalb. It also includes parts of Jackson, Tuscaloosa, and Cherokee counties, as well as parts of the Decatur Metropolitan Area and the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area.

It is currently represented by Republican Robert Aderholt. In the 2016 United States Presidential Election, the district was the only one in the country to give Donald Trump more than 80% of the vote, making it the President's strongest district in the country.[5] Alabama's Fourth Congressional District also had 166 opioid prescriptions per 100 people, the highest rate of any district in the nation according to a study published by Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Voting[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2016 President Trump 80 - 18%
2012 President Romney 75 - 24%
2008 President McCain 76 - 22%
2004 President Bush 71 - 28%
2000 President Bush 61 - 37%

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
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Dixon Hall Lewis
Nullifier March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
25th
26th
Redistricted from the 3rd district.
Re-elected in 1833.
Re-elected in 1835.
Re-elected in 1837.
Re-elected in 1839.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
District inactive March 3, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th All representatives elected at-large on a general ticket.
William Winter Payne Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Redistricted from the at-large district.
Re-elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
Lost re-election.
Samuel Williams Inge Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
Elected in 1847.
Re-elected in 1849.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Russell Smith
Unionist March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd
33rd
34th
Elected in 1851.
Re-elected in 1853.
Re-elected in 1855.
Lost re-election.
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
American March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
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Sydenham Moore
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
January 21, 1861
35th
36th
Elected in 1857.
Re-elected in 1859.
Withdrew.
Vacant January 21, 1861 –
July 21, 1868
36th
37th
38th
39th
40th
Civil War and Reconstruction
Charles Wilson Pierce Republican July 21, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
40th Elected to finish the term in 1868.
Retired.
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Charles Hays
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1877
41st
42nd
43rd
44th
Elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles M. Shelley
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
July 20, 1882
45th
46th
47th
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Seat declared vacant after election contest by James Q. Smith.
Vacant July 20, 1882 –
November 7, 1882
47th
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Charles M. Shelley
Democratic November 7, 1882 –
January 9, 1885
47th
48th
Elected to fill the vacancy.
Also elected to the next term in 1882.
Lost election contest.
George Henry Craig Republican January 9, 1885 –
March 3, 1885
48th Successfully contested Shelley's re-election.
Lost re-election.
Alexander C. Davidson Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Lost renomination.
Louis Washington Turpin Democratic March 4, 1889 –
June 4, 1890
51st Elected in 1888.
Lost election contest.
John Van McDuffie Republican June 4, 1890 –
March 3, 1891
51st Successfully contested Turpin's 1888 election.
Lost re-election.
Louis Washington Turpin Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
McDuffie unsuccessfully contested the election.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
Gaston A. Robbins Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 13, 1896
53rd
54th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Lost election contest.
William F. Aldrich Republican March 13, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
54th Successfully contested Robbins's 1894 election.
Lost re-election.
Thomas S. Plowman Democratic March 4, 1897 –
February 9, 1898
55th Elected in 1896.
Lost election contest.
William F. Aldrich Republican February 9, 1898 –
March 3, 1899
55th Successfully contested Plowman's 1896 election.
Lost re-election.
Gaston A. Robbins Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 8, 1900
56th Elected in 1898.
Lost election contest.
William F. Aldrich Republican March 8, 1900 –
March 3, 1901
56th Successfully contested Robbins's 1888 election.
Retired.
Sydney J. Bowie Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1907
57th
58th
59th
Elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Retired.
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William B. Craig
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
60th
61st
Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Retired.
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Fred Blackmon
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
February 8, 1921
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920 but died before that term began.
Vacant February 8, 1921 –
June 7, 1921
66th
67th
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Lamar Jeffers
Democratic June 7, 1921 –
January 3, 1935
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Elected to finish Blackmon's term.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Lost renomination.
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Sam Hobbs
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1951
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Retired.
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Kenneth A. Roberts
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1963
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the at-large district.
District inactive January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th All representatives elected at-large on a general ticket.
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Glenn Andrews
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th Elected in 1964.
Lost re-election.
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Bill Nichols
Democratic January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
90th
91st
92nd
Elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
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Tom Bevill
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Redistricted from the 7th district.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired.
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Robert Aderholt
Republican January 3, 1997 –
Present
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.

Recent election results[edit]

2006[edit]

2006 Alabama's 4th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt (incumbent) 128,484 70.18%
Democratic Barbara Bobo 54,382 29.71%
Write-in 206 0.11%
Total votes 183,072 100%
Republican hold

2008[edit]

2008 Alabama's 4th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt (incumbent) 196,741 74.76%
Democratic Nicholas B. Sparks 121,080 25.11%
Write-in 349 0.13%
Total votes 263,167 100%
Republican hold

2010[edit]

2010 Alabama's 4th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt (incumbent) 167,709 100%
Total votes 167,709 100%
Republican hold

2012[edit]

2012 Alabama's 4th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt (incumbent) 175,469 73.14%
Democratic Daniel Boman 64,438 26.86%
Total votes 239,907 100%
Republican hold

2014[edit]

2014 Alabama's 4th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt (incumbent) 132,831 98.57%
Write-in 1,921 1.43%
Total votes 134,752 100%
Republican hold

2016[edit]

2016 Alabama's 4th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt (incumbent) 235,925 98.53%
Write-in 3,519 1.47%
Total votes 239,444 100%
Republican hold

2018[edit]

2018 Alabama's 4th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Aderholt (incumbent) 184,255 79.77%
Democratic Lee Auman 46,492 20.13%
Write-in 222 0.10%
Total votes 231,915 100%
Republican hold

Living former Members[edit]

As of May 2015, there are no former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama's 4th congressional district that are currently living. The most recent representative to die was Tom Bevill (served 1973-1997) on March 28, 2005.

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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