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Massachusetts's 7th congressional district

Massachusetts's 7th congressional district
Massachusetts's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Massachusetts's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Mike Capuano (DSomerville)
Cook PVI D+29[1]

Massachusetts's 7th congressional district is a congressional district located in eastern Massachusetts. It is represented by Mike Capuano. Massachusetts congressional redistricting after the 2010 census changed the borders of the district starting with the elections of 2012, with most of the old 7th district redistricted to the new 5th district.[2] Most of the old 8th district now comprise the new 7th district.

Contents

  • Cities and towns in the district 1
  • Cities and towns in the district prior to 2013 2
    • 1790s-1830s 2.1
    • 1840s 2.2
    • 1850s-1880s 2.3
    • 1890s 2.4
    • 1910s 2.5
    • 1940s 2.6
    • 1950s-2002 2.7
    • 2003-2013 2.8
  • List of representatives 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5
    • Maps 5.1
    • Election results 5.2

Cities and towns in the district

  • Boston:
    • Wards 1, 2
    • Ward 3: Precincts 7, 8
    • Ward 4
    • Ward 5: Precincts 1, 2, 2A, 6-10
    • Ward 7: Precinct 10
    • Wards 8-10
    • Ward 11: Precincts 1-8
    • Ward 12
    • Ward 13: Precincts 1, 2, 4-6, 8 and 9
    • Ward 14
    • Ward 15
    • Ward 16: Precincts 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11
    • Ward 17
    • Ward 18
    • Ward 19: Precincts 7, 10-13
    • Ward 20: Precinct 3
    • Wards 21 and 22

(the remainder of Boston will be in the 8th district)

Cities and towns in the district prior to 2013

Massachusetts's 7th congressional district, 1891
The district from 2003 to 2013

1790s-1830s

1840s

1849: "The whole of Berkshire County; Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Coleraine, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Rowe, and Shelburne, in Franklin County; Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Middlefield, Norwich, Plainfield, Southampton, Westhampton, Williamsburg, and Worthington, in Hampshire County; and Blandford, Chester, Granville, Montgomery, Russell, and Tolland, in the County of Hampden."[3]

1850s-1880s

1890s

1893: "Essex County: Towns of Lynn, Nahant, and Saugus. Middlesex County: Towns of Everett, Malden, Melrose, Stoneham, and Wakefield. Suffolk County: 4th and 5th wards of the city of Boston, and the towns of Chelsea and Revere."[4]

1910s

1916: In Essex County: Boxford, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Middleton, Nahant, North Andover, Peabody, Saugus. In Middlesex County: North Reading.[5][6]

1940s

1941: In Essex County: Lawrence, Lynn (part), Middleton, Nahant, North Andover, Peabody. In Suffolk County: Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop.[7]

1950s-2002

2003-2013

In Middlesex County:

In Suffolk County:

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Note
George Leonard Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
Redistricted to 6th district
Artemas Ward Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Redistricted to the 2nd district
District discontinued March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
George Leonard Federalist March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Stephen Bullock Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Phanuel Bishop Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1803
Redistricted to 9th district
Nahum Mitchell Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Joseph Barker Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 4, 1809
William Baylies Federalist March 4, 1809 –
June 28, 1809
Lost election challenge
Charles Turner, Jr. Democratic-Republican June 28, 1809 –
March 3, 1813
Won election challenge
William Baylies Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
John W. Hulbert Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Redistricted from the 12th district
Henry Shaw Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Henry W. Dwight Federalist March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Redistricted to the 9th district
Samuel C. Allen Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 6th district
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
George Grennell, Jr. Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
Redistricted to the 6th district
George N. Briggs Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Redistricted from the 9th district
Retired
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
Julius Rockwell Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1851
John Z. Goodrich Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted to the 11th district
Nathaniel P. Banks Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Resigned to become Governor
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 –
December 24, 1857
Vacant December 24, 1857 –
January 31, 1858
Daniel W. Gooch[8] Republican January 31, 1858 –
March 4, 1863
Redistricted to the 6th district
George S. Boutwell Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 12, 1869
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Treasury
Vacant March 12, 1869 –
November 2, 1869
George M. Brooks Republican November 2, 1869 –
May 13, 1872
Resigned
Vacant May 13, 1872 –
December 2, 1872
Constantine C. Esty Republican December 2, 1872 –
March 3, 1873
Ebenezer R. Hoar Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
John K. Tarbox Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Benjamin F. Butler[9] Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
William A. Russell[10] Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
Redistricted to the 8th district
Eben F. Stone Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Redistricted from the 6th district
William Cogswell Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted from the 6th district
Vacant March 4, 1893 –
April 25, 1893
Redistricted from the 6th district
Rep.-elect Henry Cabot Lodge resigned before beginning of term to become United States Senate
William Everett Democratic April 25, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
William Emerson Barrett[11] Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
Ernest W. Roberts[12] Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1913
Redistricted to the 9th district
Michael Francis Phelan Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1921
Lost re-election
Robert S. Maloney Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
William P. Connery, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1923 –
June 15, 1937
Died
Vacant June 16, 1937 –
September 27, 1937
Lawrence J. Connery[13] Democratic September 28, 1937 –
October 19, 1941
Died
Vacant October 20, 1941 –
December 29, 1941
Thomas J. Lane Democratic December 30, 1941 –
January 3, 1963
Torbert H. Macdonald[14] Democratic January 3, 1963 –
May 21, 1976
Redistricted from the 8th district
Died
Vacant May 22, 1976 –
November 1, 1976
Ed Markey[15] Democratic November 2, 1976 –
January 3, 2013
First elected to finish Macdonald's term, Redistricted to the 5th district
Michael Capuano Democratic January 3, 2013 – Redistricted from the 8th district
Representative Party Years Note

References

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  2. ^ http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcat/catpdf2010/cong2010/CongressionalDistrict_2011State.pdf Access date: March 21, 2012.
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  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

External links

Maps

  • Map of Massachusetts's 7th Congressional District, via Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth

Election results

  • CNN.com 2004 election results
  • CNN.com 2006 election results

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