Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

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Massachusetts's 11th congressional district, 1901
Massachusetts's current districts, since 2013

Massachusetts Congressional District 11 is an obsolete congressional district in eastern Massachusetts. It was eliminated in 1993 after the 1990 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Brian Donnelly; its most notable were former President John Quincy Adams, future president John F. Kennedy and Speaker Tip O'Neill.

Cities and towns in the district[edit]

1790s-1880s[edit]

1890s[edit]

1893: Suffolk County: Boston, Wards 21, 23, 25. "Middlesex County: City of Newton, towns of Belmont, Holliston, Sherborn, and Water- town. Norfolk County: Towns of Bellingham, Brookline, Dedham, Dover, Foxboro, Franklin, Hyde Park, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Sharon, Walpole, and Wrentham. Bristol County: Town of North Attleboro. Worcester County: Towns of Hopedale and Milford."[1]

1910s-1940s[edit]

1916: Suffolk County: Boston Wards 10, 11 (Precincts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), 12, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23.[2]

1921: Boston (Wards 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23).[3]

1941: Boston (Wards 1, 2, 3, 22), Cambridge, Somerville (Wards 1, 2, 3).[4]

1960s-1980s[edit]

1968: "Norfolk County: City of Quincy. Towns of Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, and Weymouth. Plymouth County: City of Brockton. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Ward 18."[5]

1977: "Norfolk County: City of Quincy. Towns of Avon, Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Randolph, and Stoughton. Plymouth County: City of Brockton. Towns of Abington and Whitman. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 15, 16, 17, 18."[6]

1985: "Norfolk County: City of Quincy. Towns of Avon, Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Randolph, and Weymouth. Plymouth County: City of Brockton. Towns of Abington, East Bridgewater, Rockland, West Bridgewater, and Whitman. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 15, 16, 17, and 18."[7]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Electoral history
No image.svg Theophilus Bradbury Federalist March 4, 1795 –
July 24, 1797
Newburyport Resigned to become a State justice
Vacant July 25, 1797 –
November 26, 1797
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Bailey Bartlett Federalist November 27, 1797 –
March 3, 1801
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
ManassehCutlerPortrait.jpg Menasseh Cutler Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Redistricted to the 3rd district
No image.svg William Stedman Federalist March 4, 1803 –
July 16, 1810
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Resigned to serve as Clerk of Courts for Worcester County
Vacant July 16, 1810 –
October 8, 1810
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Abijah Bigelow Federalist October 8, 1810 –
March 3, 1815
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Elijah Brigham Federalist March 4, 1815 –
February 22, 1816
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Redistricted from the 10th district,
Died
Vacant February 22, 1816 –
December 1, 1816
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Benjamin Adams Federalist December 2, 1816 –
March 3, 1821
Uxbridge Lost re-election
No image.svg Johnathan Russell Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Aaron Hobart Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Redistricted from the 8th district
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Joseph Richardson Adams March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Quincy Adams - copy of 1843 Philip Haas Daguerreotype.jpg John Quincy Adams Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Braintree Redistricted to the 12th district
No image.svg John Reed, Jr. Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Anti-Masonic March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Barker Burnell Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Redistricted to the 10th district
District eliminated 1843 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
District recreated 1853 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JohnZGoodrich.jpg John Z. Goodrich Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Redistricted from the 7th district
No image.svg Mark Trafton Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
HLDawes.jpg Henry L. Dawes[8] Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Redistricted to the 10th district
District eliminated 1863 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
District recreated 1873 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
HLDawes.jpg Henry L. Dawes Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Redistricted from the 10th district
CWChapin.jpg Chester W. Chapin Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
GovGeorgeDRobinson.jpg George D. Robinson[9][10] Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] Redistricted to the 12th district
William Whiting II (politician) picture2.png William Whiting Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Rodney Wallace (politician) picture.png Rodney Wallace Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Frederick S. Coolidge.png Frederick S. Coolidge Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Franklin Draper (April 9, 1842 - January 28, 1910).png William F. Draper Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles F. Sprague.png Charles F. Sprague[11] Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel Leland Powers.png Samuel L. Powers Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
Newton Redistricted to the 12th district
John Andrew Sullivan.jpg John Andrew Sullivan Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Boston [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Andrew James Peters 42nd Mayor of Boston.png Andrew J. Peters[12] Democratic March 4, 1907 –
August 15, 1914
Boston Resigned after being appointed Asst. Secretary to the US Treasury Department
Vacant August 15, 1914 –
March 4, 1915
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George H. Tinkham.jpg George H. Tinkham Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
Boston Redistricted to the 10th district
John Joseph Douglass.png John J. Douglass Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Boston Redistricted from the 10th district
John Patrick Higgins.png John P. Higgins Democratic January 3, 1935 –
September 30, 1937
Boston Resigned after being appointed as chief justice of Superior Court of Massachusetts
Vacant September 30, 1937 –
December 14, 1937
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!] [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Thomas A. Flaherty[13] Democratic December 14, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
Boston Retired
James Michael Curley.jpg James Michael Curley Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1947
Boston Retired
John F. Kennedy, White House color photo portrait.jpg John F. Kennedy Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
Boston Elected to US Senate
Tip O'Neill 1978.jpg Tip O'Neill Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Cambridge Redistricted to the 8th district
No image.svg James A. Burke[5] Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1979
Milton Redistricted from the 13th district
Brian J. Donnelly.jpg Brian J. Donnelly[14] Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
Boston Retired
District eliminated January 3, 1993 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis M. Cox (1893). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Third Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  2. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916. 
  3. ^ 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 
  4. ^ 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" 
  5. ^ a b "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968. 
  6. ^ "Massachusetts", 1977 Official Congressional Directory: 95th Congress, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 
  7. ^ "Massachusetts". 1985-1986 Official Congressional Directory: 99th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1985. 
  8. ^ "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress. Washington DC: House of Representatives. 1861. 
  9. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1878). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 45th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  10. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1882). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 47th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  11. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  12. ^ A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  13. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938. 
  14. ^ "Massachusetts". 1991-1992 Official Congressional Directory: 102nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1991. 

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