Illinois's 7th congressional district

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Illinois's 7th congressional district
Illinois's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Illinois's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Danny K. Davis (DChicago)
Area 63 mi2
Distribution 100.0% urban, 0.0% rural
Population (2011 est.) 703,012
Median income $44,535
Ethnicity 32.0% White, 54.6% Black, 5.2% Asian, 13.2% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 6.3% other
Cook PVI D+36[1]

The 7th Congressional District of Illinois covers parts of Cook county, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Bellwood, Chicago, Forest Park, Oak Park, and Maywood are included. Democrat Danny K. Davis has represented the district since January 1997.

Abraham Lincoln represented the 7th district before being elected President, although the area he represented now lies within Illinois's 18th congressional district.

Elections[edit]

2012 election[edit]

Voting[edit]

The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D +36.[1]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 87 - 12%[1]
2008 President Obama 90 - 10%[1]
2004 President Kerry 83 - 17%
2000 President Gore 81 - 16%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created
March 4, 1843
JohnJHardin.jpg John J. Hardin March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845
EdDBaker.jpg Edward D. Baker March 4, 1845 - January 15, 1847 Resigned after being commissioned colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Vacant
January 15, 1847 - February 5, 1847
No image.svg John Henry February 5, 1847 - March 3, 1847
Abraham Lincoln November 1863.jpg Abraham Lincoln March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849
Hon. Harris - NARA - 528403.jpg Thomas L. Harris Democratic March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851
Richard Yates Governor LOC.jpg Richard Yates March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853 Redistricted to the 6th district
James C. Allen.jpg James C. Allen Democratic March 4, 1853 - July 18, 1856 House declared not entitled to seat
Vacant
July 18, 1856 - November 4, 1856
James C. Allen.jpg James C. Allen Democratic November 4, 1856 - March 3, 1857 Re-elected to fill own vacancy
AaronShaw.jpg Aaron Shaw Democratic March 4, 1857 - March 3, 1859
JamesCarrollRobinson.jpg James C. Robinson Democratic March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1863 Redistricted to the 11th district
JREden.jpg John R. Eden Democratic March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1865
Henry P.H. Bromwell.jpg Henry P. H. Bromwell Republican March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869
JesseHaleMoore.jpg Jesse H. Moore Republican March 4, 1869 - March 3, 1873
No image.svg Franklin Corwin Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875
AlexanderCampbell.png Alexander Campbell Independent March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877
Philip Cornelius Hayes.jpg Philip C. Hayes Republican March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1881
WilliamCullen.jpg William Cullen Republican March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1883 Redistricted to the 8th district
ThomasJHenderson.jpg Thomas J. Henderson Republican March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1895 Redistricted from the 6th district
GeorgeEdmundFoss.jpg George E. Foss Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 10th district
No image.svg Philip Knopf Republican March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1909
No image.svg Frederick Lundin Republican March 4, 1909 - March 3, 1911
Frank Buchanan (June 14, 1862 – April 18, 1930) in 1915.jpg Frank Buchanan Democratic March 4, 1911 - March 3, 1917
NielsJuul.jpg Niels Juul Republican March 4, 1917 - March 3, 1921
MAlfredMichaelson.jpg M. Alfred Michaelson Republican March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1931
No image.svg Leonard W. Schuetz Democratic March 4, 1931 - February 13, 1944 Died
Vacant
February 13, 1944 - January 3, 1945
WilliamWLink.jpg William W. Link Democratic January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1947
No image.svg Thomas L. Owens Republican January 3, 1947 - June 7, 1948 Died
Vacant
June 7, 1948 - January 3, 1949
Adolph J. Sabath cph.3c27913.jpg Adolph J. Sabath Democratic January 3, 1949 - November 6, 1952 Redistricted from the 5th district, Died
Vacant
November 6, 1952 - July 7, 1953
JamesBowler.jpg James Bowler Democratic July 7, 1953 - July 18, 1957 Died
Vacant
July 18, 1957 - December 31, 1957
No image.svg Roland V. Libonati Democratic December 31, 1957 - January 3, 1965
Frank Annunzio.jpg Frank Annunzio Democratic January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 11th district
Vacant
January 3, 1973 - June 5, 1973
Cardiss Collins.jpg Cardiss Collins Democratic June 5, 1973 - January 3, 1997 elected to fill seat after being Redistricted from the 6th district
Danny K. Davis, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Danny K. Davis Democratic January 3, 1997 – Present Incumbent

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 41°51′48″N 87°43′56″W / 41.86333°N 87.73222°W / 41.86333; -87.73222