|North Carolina's 8th congressional district|
North Carolina's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2017.
North Carolina's eighth congressional district comprises a large portion of the southern Piedmont area of North Carolina from Concord to Spring Lake, including China Grove, Albemarle, Troy, Pinehurst and Raeford. The district includes all of Cabarrus, Montgomery, Moore, Hoke and Stanly counties, as well as portions of Rowan and Cumberland counties.
The district is currently represented by Richard Hudson, a member of the Republican Party. He won the seat in 2012 after defeating two-term Democratic incumbent Larry Kissell.
|District created||March 4, 1793|
|William J. Dawson||Anti-Administration||March 4, 1793 –|
March 3, 1795
|3rd|| Elected in 1793.|
|Dempsey Burges||Democratic-Republican||March 4, 1795 –|
March 3, 1799
| 4th |
| Elected in 1795.|
Re-elected in 1796.
|Democratic-Republican||March 4, 1799 –|
March 3, 1801
|6th|| Re-elected in 1798.|
Re-elected in 1800.
Declined to serve having also been elected U.S. Senator.
|Vacant||March 4, 1801 –|
December 7, 1801
|Charles Johnson||Democratic-Republican||December 7, 1801 –|
July 23, 1802
| Elected August 6, 1801 to finish Stone's term and seated December 7, 1801.|
|Vacant||July 23, 1802 –|
December 7, 1802
|Thomas Wynns||Democratic-Republican||December 7, 1802 –|
March 3, 1803
| Elected October 15, 1802 to finish Johnson's term and seated December 7, 1802.|
Redistricted to the 1st district .
|Richard Stanford||Democratic-Republican||March 4, 1803 –|
April 9, 1816
| 8th |
| Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1803.|
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1813.
Re-elected in 1815.
|Vacant||April 9, 1816 –|
December 2, 1816
|Samuel Dickens||Democratic-Republican||December 2, 1816 –|
March 3, 1817
|14th|| Elected to finish Stanford's term.|
|James S. Smith||Democratic-Republican||March 4, 1817 –|
March 3, 1821
| 15th |
| Elected in 1817.|
Re-elected in 1819.
|Josiah Crudup||Democratic-Republican||March 4, 1821 –|
March 3, 1823
|17th|| Elected in 1821.|
Willie P. Mangum
|Crawford Democratic-Republican||March 4, 1823 –|
March 3, 1825
| 18th |
| Elected in 1823.|
Re-elected in 1825.
|Jacksonian||March 4, 1825 –|
March 18, 1826
|Vacant||March 18, 1826 –|
December 4, 1826
|Daniel L. Barringer||Jacksonian||December 4, 1826 –|
March 3, 1833
| 19th |
| Elected November 3, 1826 to finish Mangum's term and seated December 4, 1826.|
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
|Anti-Jacksonian||March 4, 1833 –|
March 3, 1835
|William Montgomery||Jacksonian||March 4, 1835 –|
March 3, 1837
| 24th |
|Democratic||March 4, 1837 –|
March 3, 1841
Romulus M. Saunders
|Democratic||March 4, 1841 –|
March 3, 1843
Redistricted to the 5th district .
|Archibald Hunter Arrington||Democratic||March 4, 1843 –|
March 3, 1845
|28th|| Redistricted from the 6th district .|
|Henry S. Clark||Democratic||March 4, 1845 –|
March 3, 1847
Richard S. Donnell
|Whig||March 4, 1847 –|
March 3, 1849
|Whig||March 4, 1849 –|
March 3, 1853
| 31st |
Thomas L. Clingman
|Democratic||March 4, 1853 –|
May 7, 1858
| 33rd |
| Redistricted from the 1st district .|
Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
|Vacant||May 7, 1858 –|
December 7, 1858
Zebulon B. Vance
|Democratic||December 7, 1858 –|
March 3, 1861
| 35th |
|Vacant||March 3, 1861 –|
March 3, 1873
| 37th |
|Civil War and Reconstruction|
Robert B. Vance
|Democratic||March 4, 1873 –|
March 3, 1885
| 43rd |
|William H. H. Cowles||Democratic||March 4, 1885 –|
March 3, 1893
| 49th |
|William H. Bower||Democratic||March 4, 1893 –|
March 3, 1895
Romulus Z. Linney
|Republican||March 4, 1895 –|
March 3, 1901
| 54th |
E. Spencer Blackburn
|Republican||March 4, 1901 –|
March 3, 1903
|Theodore F. Kluttz||Democratic||March 4, 1903 –|
March 3, 1905
|58th|| Redistricted from the 7th district .|
E. Spencer Blackburn
|Republican||March 4, 1905 –|
March 3, 1907
|Richard N. Hackett||Democratic||March 4, 1907 –|
March 3, 1909
|Charles H. Cowles||Republican||March 4, 1909 –|
March 3, 1911
Robert L. Doughton
|Democratic||March 4, 1911 –|
March 3, 1933
| 62nd |
Redistricted to the 9th district .
|Walter Lambeth||Democratic||March 4, 1933 –|
January 3, 1939
| 73rd |
| Redistricted from the 7th district .|
William O. Burgin
|Democratic||January 3, 1939 –|
April 11, 1946
| 76th |
|Vacant||April 11, 1946 –|
May 25, 1946
|Democratic||May 25, 1946 –|
January 3, 1947
Charles B. Deane
|Democratic||January 3, 1947 –|
January 3, 1957
| 80th |
Alvin Paul Kitchin
|Democratic||January 3, 1957 –|
January 3, 1963
| 85th |
Charles R. Jonas
|Republican||January 3, 1963 –|
January 3, 1969
| 88th |
| Redistricted from the 10th district .|
Redistricted to the 9th district .
Earl B. Ruth
|Republican||January 3, 1969 –|
January 3, 1975
| 91st |
|Democratic||January 3, 1975 –|
January 3, 1999
| 94th |
|Republican||January 3, 1999 –|
January 3, 2009
| 106th |
|Democratic||January 3, 2009 –|
January 3, 2013
| 111th |
|Republican||January 3, 2013 –|
| 113th |
As of February 2019 [update] , there are two living former members. The most recent representative to die was Bill Hefner (served 1975–1999) on September 2, 2009.
|Representative||Term of office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Robin Hayes||1999–2009||August 14, 1945|
|Larry Kissell||2009–2013||January 31, 1951|
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