North Carolina's 10th congressional district

North Carolina's 10th congressional district
North Carolina's 10th congressional district
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Current Representative Patrick McHenry (RCherryville)
Distribution 50.07% urban, 49.93% rural
Population (2000) 619,178
Median income $37,649
Ethnicity 86.6% White, 9.3% Black, 1.5% Asian, 3.5% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+17

The 10th Congressional District of North Carolina is a Congressional district in central and western North Carolina. It currently includes all of Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln and Mitchell counties, along with parts of Gaston, Iredell and Rutherford counties.

The district is arguably the most Republican district in North Carolina and one of the most Republican in the South. Republicans have held the seat since 1969. Republican Patrick McHenry has represented the district since 2005. Jeff Gregory (D) was defeated in the 2010 election to represent this district.

List of representatives

Name Took Office Left Office Party District Residence Notes
District created March 4, 1793
Benjamin Williams March 4, 1793 March 3, 1795 Anti-Administration
Nathan Bryan March 4, 1795 June 4, 1798 Democratic-Republican Died
Richard D. Spaight December 10, 1798 March 3, 1801 Democratic-Republican
John Stanly March 4, 1801 March 3, 1803 Federalist
Nathaniel Alexander March 4, 1803 November, 1806 Democratic-Republican Resigned to become Governor
Evan S. Alexander February 24, 1806 March 3, 1809 Democratic-Republican
Joseph Pearson March 4, 1809 March 3, 1815 Federalist
William C. Love March 4, 1815 March 3, 1817 Democratic-Republican
George Mumford March 4, 1815 December 31, 1818 Democratic-Republican Died
Charles Fisher February 11, 1819 March 3, 1821 Democratic-Republican
John Long March 4, 1821 March 3, 1823 Democratic-Republican
March 4, 1823 March 4, 1825 Crawford D-R
March 4, 1825 March 4, 1829 Adams
Abraham Rencher March 4, 1829 March 3, 1833 Jacksonian
March 4, 1833 March 4, 1837 Anti-Jacksonian
March 4, 1837 March 4, 1839 Whig
Charles Fisher March 4, 1839 March 3, 1841 Democratic
Abraham Rencher March 4, 1841 March 3, 1843 Whig
District inactive March 3, 1843
District re-established March 4, 1903
James M. Gudger, Jr. March 4, 1903 March 3, 1907 Democrat Asheville
William T. Crawford March 4, 1907 March 3, 1909 Democrat Waynesville
John G. Grant March 4, 1909 March 3, 1911 Democrat Hendersonville
James M. Gudger, Jr. March 4, 1911 March 3, 1915 Democrat Asheville
James Jefferson Britt March 3, 1915 March 3, 1917 Republican Asheville
Zebulon Weaver March 3, 1917 March 1, 1919 Democrat Asheville Lost contested election
James Jefferson Britt March 1, 1919 March 3, 1919 Republican Asheville Won contested election
Zebulon Weaver March 4, 1919 March 3, 1929 Democrat Asheville
George M. Pritchard March 4, 1929 March 3, 1931 Republican Asheville
Zebulon Weaver March 4, 1931 March 3, 1933 Democrat Asheville Redistricted to the 11th district
Alfred L. Bulwinkle March 4, 1933 January 3, 1943 Democrat Gastonia Redistricted from the 9th district, Redistricted to the 11th district
Cameron A. Morrison January 3, 1943 January 3, 1945 Democrat Rockingham
Joseph Wilson Ervin January 3, 1945 December 25, 1945 Democrat Morganton Died
Sam J. Ervin, Jr. January 22, 1946 January 3, 1947 Democrat Morganton
Hamilton C. Jones January 3, 1947 January 3, 1953 Democrat Charlotte
Charles R. Jonas January 3, 1953 January 3, 1963 Republican Lincolnton Redistricted to the 8th district
Basil Whitener January 3, 1963 January 3, 1969 Democrat Gastonia Redistricted from the 11th district
Jim Broyhill January 3, 1969 July 14, 1986 Republican Lenoir Resigned after being appointed to US Senate
Cass Ballenger November 4, 1986 January 3, 2005 Republican Hickory
Patrick McHenry January 3, 2005 present Republican Cherryville

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