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Massachusetts's first congressional district is in western and central Massachusettsmarker. The largest Massachusetts district in area, it covers about one-third of the state and is more rural than the rest. It has the state's highest point, Mount Greylockmarker. This District also includes the notable cities of West Springfieldmarker, Pittsfieldmarker, Holyokemarker, Westfieldmarker, Fitchburgmarker ,and Leominstermarker.

John Olver, a Democrat from Amherstmarker, has represented the district since June 1991.

Cities and towns currently in the district

The district contains all of Berkshire Countymarker and Franklin Countymarker as well the following towns and cities:

In Hampden Countymarker:
Blandfordmarker, Chestermarker, Granvillemarker, Holyokemarker, Montgomerymarker, Russellmarker, Southwickmarker, Tollandmarker, Westfieldmarker, West Springfieldmarker.


In Hampshire Countymarker:
Amherstmarker, Belchertownmarker, Chesterfieldmarker, Cummingtonmarker, Easthamptonmarker, Goshenmarker, Granbymarker, Hatfieldmarker, Huntingtonmarker, Middlefieldmarker, Pelhammarker, Plainfieldmarker, Southamptonmarker, Waremarker, Westhamptonmarker, Williamsburgmarker, Worthingtonmarker.


In Middlesex Countymarker:
Ashbymarker, Pepperellmarker, Townsendmarker.


In Worcester Countymarker:
Ashburnhammarker, Atholmarker, Barremarker, Fitchburgmarker, Gardnermarker, Hardwickmarker, Hubbardstonmarker, Leominstermarker, Lunenburgmarker, New Braintreemarker, Oakhammarker, Petershammarker, Phillipstonmarker, Royalstonmarker, Sterlingmarker, Templetonmarker, West Brookfieldmarker, Westminstermarker, Winchendonmarker.


History

When the First District was originally created it covered part of eastern Massachusetts, generally south of Boston.

List of representatives



Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note

Fisher Ames Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1793 Dedhammarker

Fisher Ames Pro-Administration General ticket,
March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Dedhammarker
Samuel Dexter Pro-Administration Lunenburgmarker
Benjamin Goodhue Pro-Administration Salemmarker redistricted to 10th district
Samuel Holten Anti-Administration Danversmarker

Theodore Sedgwick Federalist March 4, 1795 – June, 1796 Stockbridgemarker redistricted from 2nd district, Resigned

Vacant June 1796 – January 27, 1797

Thomson J. Skinner Democratic-Republican January 27, 1797 – March 3, 1799

Theodore Sedgwick Federalist March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1801 Stockbridgemarker Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1799-1801

John Bacon Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803 Stockbridgemarker

William Eustis Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805 redistricted from 8th district, Lost reelection

Josiah Quincy III Federalist March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1813 Bostonmarker

Artemas Ward, Jr. Federalist March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817 Charlestownmarker

Jonathan Mason Federalist March 4, 1813 – May 15, 1820 Resigned to pursue law practice

Vacant May 15, 1820 – November 6, 1820

Benjamin Gorham Democratic-Republican November 6, 1820 – March 3, 1823 Charlestownmarker

Daniel Webster Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Bostonmarker
Adams March 4, 1825 – May 30, 1827 Resigned to become U.S. Senator

Vacant May 30, 1827 – July 23, 1827

Benjamin Gorham Adams July 23, 1827 – March 3, 1829 Charlestownmarker
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – May 30, 1831

Nathan Appleton Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833 Lowellmarker Retired

Benjamin Gorham Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835 Charlestownmarker

Abbott Lawrence Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837

Richard Fletcher Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839 Bostonmarker Retired

Abbott Lawrence Whig March 4, 1839 – September 18, 1840 Resigned

Vacant September 18, 1840 – November 9, 1840

Robert C. Winthrop Whig November 9, 1840 – May 25, 1842 Bostonmarker Resigned

Vacant May 25, 1842 – June 9, 1842

Nathan Appleton Whig June 9, 1842 – September 28, 1842 Lowellmarker Resigned

Vacant September 28, 1842 – November 29, 1842

Robert C. Winthrop Whig November 29, 1842 – July 30, 1850 Bostonmarker Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1847-1849, Resigned to become U.S. Senator

Vacant July 30, 1850 – August 22, 1850

Samuel A. Eliot Whig August 22, 1850 – March 3, 1851 Bostonmarker Retired

William Appleton Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Brookfieldmarker redistricted to

Zeno Scudder Whig March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1854 Ostervillemarker redistricted from
Retired because of injury


Vacant March 4, 1854 – April 17, 1854

Thomas D. Eliot Whig April 17, 1854 – March 3, 1855 New Bedfordmarker Retired

Robert B. Hall American March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Plymouthmarker
Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859

Thomas D. Eliot Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1869 New Bedfordmarker Retired

James Buffinton Republican March 4, 1869 – March 7, 1875 Fall Rivermarker Died

Vacant March 7, 1875 – November 2, 1875

William W. Crapo Republican November 2, 1875 – March 3, 1883 New Bedfordmarker Retired

Robert T. Davis Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1889 Fall Rivermarker Retired

Charles S. Randall Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893 New Bedfordmarker redistricted to

Ashley B. Wright Republican March 4, 1893 – August 14, 1897 Hinsdalemarker Died

Vacant August 14, 1897 – November 2, 1897

George P. Lawrence Republican November 2, 1897 – March 3, 1913 North Adamsmarker Retired

Allen T. Treadway Republican March 4, 1913 – January 3, 1945 Stockbridgemarker Retired

John W. Heselton Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1959 Deerfieldmarker Retired

Silvio O. Conte Republican January 3, 1959 – February 8, 1991 Pittsfieldmarker Died

Vacant February 8, 1991 – June 4, 1991

John Olver Democratic June 4, 1991 – Present Amherstmarker Incumbent

Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note


Recent election results

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