Tennessee's 9th congressional district is a congressional district in West Tennessee. It has been represented by Democrat Steve Cohen since 2007. Contents 1 Current boundaries 2 Characteristics 3 Election results from presidential races 4 History 5 List of members representing the district 6 Historical district boundaries 7 See also 8 References
Tennessee's congressional districts since 2013 There are currently nine United States congressional districts in Tennessee based on results from the United States 2010 Census. There have been as few as eight and as many as thirteen congressional districts in Tennessee. The 13th district and the 12th district were lost after the 1840 Census.
District 9 is based in rural East Tennessee to the east of Chattanooga, including the city of Cleveland as well as Athens, Sweetwater, Madisonville, Etowah, Decatur, and Benton. The district covers all of McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk Counties and part of Bradley County. 
It is the only majority minority congressional district in Tennessee. Politically speaking, the 9th is the most Democratic-leaning district in Tennessee. Since 1875, the area has sent mostly Democrats to Congress with the exception of a brief period from 1967 to 1974 when it was represented by Republican Dan Kuykendall .
Henry Emerson Etheridge (September 28, 1819 – October 21, 1902) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 9th congressional district from 1853 to 1857, and again from 1859 to 1861. Lucien Bonaparte Chase (December 5, 1817 – December 4, 1864) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for ...