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Michigan's 3rd congressional district

Michigan's 3rd congressional district
Michigan's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Michigan's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Justin Amash (RCascade Township)
Population (2010) 705,974
Ethnicity 80.4% White, 8.7% Black, 1.5% Asian, 6.9% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American
Cook PVI R+5

Michigan's 3rd congressional district is a United States Congressional district in Western Michigan. From 2003 to 2013 it consisted of the counties of Barry, Ionia, and all except the northwest portion of Kent. The district was extended to Battle Creek after redistricting in 2012.

The district is currently represented by Republican Justin Amash, one of the youngest members of the House. In the 2010 General Election, Amash, then a State Representative, defeated Democrat Pat Miles to take the seat he currently holds.

Major cities

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 46 - 34%
1996 President Dole 53 - 39%
2000 President Bush 60 - 38%
2004 President Bush 59 - 40%
2008 President McCain 49 - 48%
2012 President Romney 53 - 46%

Formerly 5th Congressional District

From 1873 to 1993 the Congressional District based around Grand Rapids was numbered as Michigan's 5th. In 1993 it was renumbered the 3rd, and the 5th became the Congressional District based around Bay City.

History of 3rd congressional district

Prior to 1992 the 3rd congressional district largely consisted of Calhoun County the home of Battle Creek and Eaton County along with about half the area of Lansing, and Kalamazoo County, including the city of Kalamazoo, but not Portage and the adjacent south-ward township. With the 1992 redistricting the old 3rd district was split between the 6th congressional district, and the 7th congressional district with most of Lansing itself going to the 8th congressional district.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Notes
District created March 4, 1843
James B. Hunt Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28
29
Kinsley S. Bingham Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
30
31
James L. Conger Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32
Samuel Clark Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33
David S. Walbridge Republican March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
34
35
Francis William Kellogg Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36
37
Redistricted to the 4th district
John W. Longyear Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
38
39
Austin Blair Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
40
41
42
George Willard Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
43
44
Jonas H. McGowan Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
45
46
Edward S. Lacey Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
47
48
James O'Donnell Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1893
49
50
51
52
Julius C. Burrows Republican March 4, 1893 –
January 23, 1895
53 Redistricted from the 4th district
Re-elected but then resigned after being elected to the U.S. Senate
Vacant January 23, 1895 –
December 2, 1895
54
Alfred Milnes Republican December 2, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
Elected to finish Burrows
Albert M. Todd Democratic[1] March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55
Washington Gardner Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1911
56
57
58
59
60
61
John M. C. Smith Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1921
62
63
64
65
66
William H. Frankhauser Republican March 4, 1921 –
May 9, 1921
67 Died
Vacant May 9, 1921 –
June 28, 1921
John M. C. Smith Republican June 28, 1921 –
March 30, 1923
67
68
First elected to finish Frankhauser's term
Died
Vacant March 30, 1923 –
June 19, 1923
68
Arthur B. Williams Republican June 19, 1923 –
May 1, 1925
68
69
First elected to finish Smith's term
Died
Vacant May 1, 1925 –
August 18, 1925
69
Joseph L. Hooper Republican August 18, 1925 –
February 22, 1934
69
70
71
72
73
First elected to finish Williams's term
Died
Vacant February 22, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
73
Henry M. Kimball Republican January 3, 1935 –
October 19, 1935
74 Died
Vacant October 19, 1935 –
December 17, 1935
Verner Main Republican December 17, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
First elected to finish Kimball's term
Lost renomination
Paul W. Shafer Republican January 3, 1937 –
August 17, 1954
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
Died
Vacant August 17, 1954 –
January 3, 1955
83
August E. Johansen Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1965
84
85
86
87
88
Paul H. Todd, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89
Garry E. Brown Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1979
90
91
92
94
95
Howard Wolpe Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
Retired in an unsuccessful run for Governor of Michigan
Paul B. Henry Republican January 3, 1993 –
July 31, 1993
103 Redistricted from the 5th district
Died
Vacant July 31, 1993 –
December 7, 1993
Vern Ehlers Republican December 7, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
Elected to finish Henry's term
Retired
Justin Amash Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
112
113
First elected in 2010
Re-elected in 2012

Historical district boundaries

1993 - 2003
2003 - 2013

See also

Notes

  1. ^ In 1896, Albert M. Todd and Ferdinand Brucker were elected on the "Democratic Peoples Union Silver" ticket, a union of elements from the Democratic Party and Populist Party. They were seated as part of the Democratic Party in Congress.

References

  • Govtrack.us for the 3rd District - Lists current Senators and representative, and map showing district outline
  • The Political graveyard: U.S. Representatives from Michigan, 1807-2003
  • U.S. Representatives 1837-2003, Michigan Manual 2003-2004
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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