Maryland's 7th congressional district

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Maryland's 7th congressional district
Current Representative Elijah Cummings (DBaltimore)
Area 294.25 mi²
Distribution 95% urban, 4.6[citation needed]% rural
Population (2000) 662,060
Median income $38,885
Ethnicity 34.9% White, 59.1% Black, 3.6% Asian, 1.7% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% other
Occupation 16.2% blue collar, 6.7% white collar, 17% gray collar
Cook PVI D+23[1]

Maryland's 7th congressional district elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives every two years. The seat is currently represented by Elijah Cummings (D). It encompasses just over half of Baltimore City, most of the majority African American sections of Baltimore County, and the majority of Howard County, Maryland. The district was created following the census of 1950, which gave Maryland one additional representative in the House.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Recent elections[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

Name Took office Left office Party Notes/Events
District created in 1793
1 William Hindman.jpg William Hindman March 4, 1793 March 3, 1795 Pro-Administration Redistricted from the 2nd district
March 4, 1795 March 3, 1799 Federalist
2 No image.svg Joseph H. Nicholson March 4, 1799 March 1, 1806 Democratic-Republican Resigned
3 Edwardlloydofmaryland.jpg Edward Lloyd December 3, 1806 March 3, 1809 Democratic-Republican
4 No image.svg John Brown March 4, 1809  ??, 1810 Democratic-Republican Resigned after appointment as Clerk of Court of Queen Anne's County
5 Robertwrightofmaryland.jpg Robert Wright November 29, 1810 March 3, 1817 Democratic-Republican
6 Philip Reed portrait.png Philip Reed March 4, 1817 March 3, 1819 Democratic-Republican
7 No image.svg Stevenson Archer March 4, 1819 March 3, 1821 Democratic-Republican
8 Robertwrightofmaryland.jpg Robert Wright March 4, 1821 March 3, 1823 Democratic-Republican
9 No image.svg William Hayward, Jr. March 4, 1823 March 3, 1825 Crawford D-R
10 John Leeds Kerr profile.jpg John Leeds Kerr March 4, 1825 March 3, 1829 Adams
11 No image.svg Richard Spencer March 4, 1829 March 3, 1831 Jackson
12 John Leeds Kerr profile.jpg John Leeds Kerr March 4, 1831 March 3, 1833 Anti-Jackson
13 Francis Thomas of Maryland - photo portrait seated.jpg Francis Thomas March 4, 1833 March 3, 1835 Jackson Redistricted from the 4th district, Redistricted to the 6th district
14 No image.svg Daniel Jenifer March 4, 1835 March 3, 1837 Anti-Jackson
March 4, 1837 March 3, 1841 Whig
15 No image.svg Augustus R. Sollers March 4, 1841 March 3, 1843 Whig
This seat was abolished after the census of 1840, but was reinstated after the census of 1950.
16 Samuel Friedel.jpg Samuel Friedel January 3, 1953 January 3, 1971 Democratic
17 Parren Mitchell.jpg Parren Mitchell January 3, 1971 January 3, 1987 Democratic
18 Kweisimfume.jpg Kweisi Mfume January 3, 1987 February 15, 1996 Democratic Resigned to become CEO of the NAACP
19 Elijah Cummings23.jpg Elijah Cummings April 16, 1996 Present Democratic Incumbent

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

Coordinates: 39°18′N 76°54′W / 39.3°N 76.9°W / 39.3; -76.9