Nebraska's 1st congressional district seat encompasses most of the eastern quarter of the state, except for Omaha , and some of its suburbs. It includes the state capital Lincoln , Bellevue , Fremont , and Norfolk . It is currently held by Jeff Fortenberry , a Republican .

List of representatives

Representative Party Term Notes
District created March 4, 1883
Archibald J. Weaver Republican March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1887
John A. McShane Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 4, 1889
William J. Connell Republican March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1891
William Jennings Bryan Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 4, 1895
Jesse B. Strode Republican March 4, 1895 – March 4, 1899
Elmer Burkett Republican March 4, 1899 – March 4, 1905 Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Vacant March 4, 1905 – July 18, 1905
Ernest M. Pollard Republican July 18, 1905 – March 4, 1909
John A. Maguire Democratic March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1915
C. Frank Reavis Republican March 4, 1915 – June 3, 1922 Resigned after being appointed special assistant to the US Attorney General
Vacant June 3, 1922 – November 7, 1922
Roy H. Thorpe Republican November 7, 1922 – March 4, 1923
John H. Morehead Democratic March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1935
Henry C. Luckey Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
George H. Heinke Republican January 3, 1939 – January 2, 1940 Died
Vacant January 2, 1940 – April 19, 1940
John H. Sweet Republican April 19, 1940 – January 3, 1941
Oren S. Copeland Republican January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
Carl Curtis Republican January 3, 1943 – December 31, 1954 Redistricted from the 4th district , Resigned after being appointed to the US Senate
Vacant December 31, 1954 – January 3, 1955
Phillip H. Weaver Republican January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1963
Ralph F. Beermann Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 Redistricted from the 3rd district
Clair A. Callan Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967
Robert V. Denney Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971
Charles Thone Republican January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1979 Elected Governor of Nebraska in 1978
Doug Bereuter Republican January 3, 1979 – August 31, 2004 Resigned to become president of The Asia Foundation
Vacant August 31, 2004 – January 3, 2005
Jeff Fortenberry Republican January 3, 2005 – Present Incumbent

Election results from presidential races

Year Office Results Political parties that won the district
2000 President George W. Bush 59 - Al Gore 36% Republican Party (United States)
2004 President George W. Bush 63 - John Kerry 36% Republican Party (United States)
2008 President John McCain 54 - Barack Obama 44% Republican Party (United States)
2012 President Mitt Romney 57 - Barack Obama 41% Republican Party (United States)
2016 President Donald Trump 58 - Hillary Clinton 36% Republican Party (United States)

Historical district boundaries

See also