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Kansas's 6th congressional district is an congressional district that is no longer in use for representation in the United States House of Representatives.

It existed from 1885 to 1963. Bob Dole was the last person to represent the district. It was located in north central and northwest Kansas nearby Hays, with Goodland at the western edge of the district and Salina and Concordia at the eastern edge.

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1885
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Lewis Hanback
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1884.
Lost renomination.
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Erastus J. Turner
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Retired.
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William Baker
Populist March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1897
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Retired.
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Nelson B. McCormick
Populist March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th Elected in 1896.
Lost re-election.
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William A. Reeder
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1911
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Lost renomination.
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Isaac D. Young
Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd Elected in 1910.
Lost re-election.
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John R. Connelly
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
Elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Lost re-election.
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Hays B. White
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1929
Elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Retired.
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Charles I. Sparks
Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
Elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost re-election.
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Kathryn O'Loughlin McCarthy
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd Elected in 1932.
Lost re-election.
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Frank Carlson
Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1947
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Retired to run for Governor of Kansas.
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Wint Smith
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1961
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Retired.
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Bob Dole
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
87th Elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the C.
District eliminated January 3, 1963
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