Massachusetts's 10th congressional district

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Massachusetts's current districts, since 2013

Massachusetts's 10th congressional district was a former district that last included parts of the South Shore of Massachusetts, and all of Cape Cod and the islands. The District existed since 1795, but became obsolete for the 113th Congress in 2013 as district lines were redrawn to accommodate the loss of the seat due to apportionment as a result of the 2010 Census.[1] Effective from the elections of 2012, most of the district falls into the new Massachusetts 9th congressional district, with some northern portions falling in the new 8th district.[2]

Cities and towns in the district prior to 2013[edit]

The district from 2003 to 2013

1840s[edit]

1843: "The Counties of Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket, together with the towns of Rochester and Wareham, in the County of Plymouth, and of Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford, in the County of Bristol."[3]

1860s[edit]

1869: "Berkshire and Hampden counties."[4]

1870s-1880s[edit]

1890s-1950s[edit]

1893: Boston, Wards 13, 14, 15, 19 (Precincts 1, 5, 7, 8, 9), 20, 22, 24; Milton, Quincy.[5]

1916: Boston, Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 (Precincts 1, 2).[6]

1921: Boston, Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.[7]

1934: Boston, Wards 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 21.[8]

1941-1953: Boston, Wards 4, 5, 10, 12, 19, 20, 21; Brookline, Newton.[9][10]

1960s-1970s[edit]

1963: "Bristol County: Cities of Attleboro, Fall River, and Taunton. Towns of Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Freetown, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, and Swansea. Middlesex County: City of Newton. Norfolk County: Towns of Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood, and Wrentham."[11]

1977: "Bristol County: Cities of Attleboro, Fall River, and Taunton. Towns of Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Freetown, Mansfield, North Attleborough, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, and Westport. Middlesex County: Towns of Natick and Sherborn. Norfolk County: Towns of Foxborough, Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, Plainville, Sharon, Wellesley, and Wrentham. Plymouth County: Towns of Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanson, Lakeville, Middleborough, and West Bridgewater."[12]

1990s[edit]

1997: "Counties: Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk (part), and Plymouth (part)."[13]

2003-2013[edit]


List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg Benjamin Goodhue Federalist March 4, 1795 —
June 11, 1796
Redistricted from the 1st district

Resigned after election to US Senate
Vacant June 11, 1796 —
December 7, 1796
No image.svg Samuel Sewall Federalist December 7, 1796 —
January 10, 1800
Resigned
Vacant January 10, 1800 —
November 25, 1800
No image.svg Nathan Read Federalist November 25, 1800 —
March 4, 1803
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Seth Hastings Federalist March 4, 1803 —
March 4, 1807
Redistricted from the 4th district
No image.svg Jabez Upham Federalist March 4, 1807 —
1810
Resigned
Vacant 1810 —
October 8, 1810
No image.svg Joseph Allen Federalist October 8, 1810 —
March 4, 1811
Retired
No image.svg Elijah Brigham Federalist March 4, 1811 —
March 4, 1815
Redistricted to the 11th district
No image.svg Laban Wheaton Federalist March 4, 1815 —
March 4, 1817
Redistricted from the 9th district
Lost reelection
No image.svg Marcus Morton Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 —
March 4, 1821
Lost reelection
No image.svg Francis Baylies Federalist March 4, 1821 —
March 4, 1823
Redistricted to the 12th district
Vacant March 3, 1823 —
December 13, 1824
No image.svg John Bailey Adams–Clay
Republican
December 13, 1824 —
March 4, 1825
Contested election with state, eventually seated
Adams March 4, 1825 —
March 4, 1829
Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1829 —
March 4, 1831
No image.svg Henry A. S. Dearborn Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1831 —
March 4, 1833
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William Baylies Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1833 —
March 4, 1835
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Nathaniel B. Borden Jacksonian March 4, 1835 —
March 4, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Democratic March 4, 1837 —
March 4, 1839
No image.svg Henry Williams Democratic March 4, 1839 —
March 4, 1841
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Nathaniel B. Borden Whig March 4, 1841 —
March 4, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Barker Burnell Whig March 4, 1843 —
June 15, 1843
Redistricted from the 11th district

Died
Vacant June 15, 1843 —
December 7, 1843
No image.svg Joseph Grinnell Whig December 7, 1843 —
March 4, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Zeno Scudder Whig March 4, 1851 —
March 4, 1853
Redistricted to the 1st district
No image.svg Edward Dickinson Whig March 4, 1853 —
March 4, 1855
No image.svg Calvin C. Chaffee Know Nothing March 4, 1855 —
March 4, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Republican March 4, 1857 —
March 4, 1859
No image.svg Charles Delano[14] Republican March 4, 1859 —
March 4, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Henry L. Dawes[4] Republican March 3, 1863 —
March 4, 1873
Redistricted from the 11th district
Redistricted to the 11th district
No image.svg Alvah Crocker Republican March 4, 1873 —
December 26, 1874
Redistricted from the 9th district
Died
Vacant December 26, 1874 —
January 27, 1875
No image.svg Charles A. Stevens Republican January 27, 1875 —
March 4, 1875
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Julius Hawley Seelye.jpg Julius H. Seelye Independent March 4, 1875 —
March 4, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Amasa Norcross.png Amasa Norcross[15][16] Republican March 4, 1877 —
March 4, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
WWRice.jpg William W. Rice Republican March 4, 1883 —
March 4, 1887
Redistricted from the 9th district
John Edwards Russell.png John E. Russell Democratic March 4, 1887 —
March 4, 1889
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Joseph Henry Walker.png Joseph H. Walker Republican March 4, 1889 —
March 4, 1893
Redistricted to the 3rd district
Michael Joseph McEttrick.png Michael J. McEttrick Independent Democrat March 4, 1893 —
March 4, 1895
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Harrison Henry Atwood cir. 1894.png Harrison H. Atwood Republican March 4, 1895 —
March 4, 1897
Lost renomination
Samuel June Barrows.png Samuel J. Barrows[17] Republican March 4, 1897 —
March 4, 1899
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry F. Naphen.png Henry F. Naphen Democratic March 4, 1899 —
March 4, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Sarsfield McNary U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.png William S. McNary Democratic March 4, 1903 —
March 4, 1907
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Joseph F. O'Connell Massachusetts Congressman circa 1908.png Joseph F. O'Connell[18] Democratic March 4, 1907 —
March 4, 1911
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James Michael Curley.jpg James Michael Curley Democratic March 4, 1911 —
March 4, 1913
Redistricted to the 12th district
William Francis Murray U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and the Postmaster of Boston.png William Francis Murray Democratic March 4, 1913 —
September 28, 1914
Redistricted from the 9th district

Resigned to become Postmaster of Boston
Vacant September 28, 1914 —
March 4, 1915
Peter F Tague.png Peter Tague Democratic March 4, 1915 —
March 4, 1919
Initially lost to John F. Fitzgerald in the 1918 election, but regained seat on appeal citing voting irregularities.
J. F. Fitzgerald.jpg John F. Fitzgerald Democratic March 4, 1919 —
October 23, 1919
Lost seat to Peter F. Tague on appeal due to voting irregularities.
Peter F Tague.png Peter Tague Democratic October 23, 1919 —
March 4, 1925
Successfully contested Fitzgerald's election
John Joseph Douglass.png John J. Douglass Democratic March 4, 1925 —
March 4, 1933
Redistricted to the 11th district
George H. Tinkham.jpg George H. Tinkham[19] Republican March 4, 1933 —
January 3, 1943
Redistricted from the 11th district
ChristianHerterSoS.jpg Christian Herter Republican January 3, 1943 —
January 3, 1953
Retired to become Governor
No image.svg Laurence Curtis Republican January 3, 1953 —
January 3, 1963
Retired to run (unsuccessfully) for U.S. Senate
SPEAKER JWMartin.jpg Joseph William Martin, Jr. Republican January 3, 1963 —
January 3, 1967
Redistricted from the 14th district

Lost renomination
Mmheckler.JPG Margaret M. Heckler[20] Republican January 3, 1967 —
January 3, 1983
Redistricted to the 4th district and lost re-election
S001040.jpg Gerry E. Studds[21] Democratic January 3, 1983 —
January 3, 1997
Redistricted from the 12th district
Retired
Bill Delahunt, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Bill Delahunt Democratic January 3, 1997 —
January 3, 2011
Retired
Congressman Keating 2011.jpg William R. Keating Democratic January 3, 2011 —
January 3, 2013
Elected in 2010
Keating moved into the redistricted 9th district for the 2012 election, and was re-elected there
District eliminated[1] January 3, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Table 1. APPORTIONMENT POPULATION AND NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES, BY STATE: 2010 CENSUS". December 21, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcat/catpdf2010/cong2010/CongressionalDistrict_2011State.pdf Access date: March 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "State Apportionment; districts of the Commonwealth for the choice of one representative to Congress in each district". Massachusetts Register ... for 1843. Boston: Loring. 
  4. ^ a b Ben. Perley Poore (1869). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the First Session of the Forty-First Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  5. ^ Francis M. Cox (1893). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Third Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  6. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916. 
  7. ^ Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1921), "Population of Congressional Districts", Population of Massachusetts as determined by the fourteenth census of the United States 1920, Boston: Wright & Potter 
  8. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 73rd Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1934. 
  9. ^ Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1941), "Population of Congressional Districts", Population of Massachusetts as determined by the sixteenth census of the United States, 1940, Boston: Wright & Potter, OCLC 10056477, "House No. 2849" 
  10. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 83rd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1953. 
  11. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 88th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1963. 
  12. ^ "Massachusetts", 1977 Official Congressional Directory: 95th Congress, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 
  13. ^ Congressional Directory for the 105th Congress (1997-1998), Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997, retrieved November 26, 2013 
  14. ^ "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress. Washington DC: House of Representatives. 1861. 
  15. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1878). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 45th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  16. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1882). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 47th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  17. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  18. ^ A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  19. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938. 
  20. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968. 
  21. ^ "Massachusetts". 1991-1992 Official Congressional Directory: 102nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1991. 

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