Massachusetts's 12th congressional district

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Massachusetts's twelfth congressional district is an obsolete district. It was eliminated in 1983 after the 1980 U.S. Census. Its last location was in southeastern Massachusetts and its last Congressman was Gerry Studds, who was redistricted into the tenth district.

Cities and towns in the district[edit]

1790s–1830s[edit]

1880s–1900s[edit]

1910s[edit]

Suffolk County: Boston Wards 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 24.[1]

1920s[edit]

Boston (Wards 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21).[2]

1940s[edit]

Boston (Wards 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17).[3]

1950s–1980s[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
District home Electoral history
District created March 4, 1795
Henry Dearborn by Gilbert Stuart.jpeg Henry Dearborn Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
4 Gardiner, Maine Redistricted from the 4th district
IsaacParker.jpg Isaac Parker Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
5 Castine, Maine Retired
No image.svg Silas Lee Federalist March 4, 1799 –
August 20, 1801
6 Wiscasset, Maine Resigned
7
Vacant August 20, 1801 –
December 6, 1802
Portrait of Samuel Thatcher.jpg Samuel Thatcher Federalist December 6, 1802 –
March 3, 1803
Warren, Maine Redistricted to the 16th district
No image.svg Thomson J. Skinner Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
August 10, 1804
8 Berkshire County Resigned
Vacant August 10, 1804 –
November 5, 1804
No image.svg Simon Larned Democratic-
Republican
November 5, 1804 –
March 3, 1805
Pittsfield Retired
BarnabasBidwellByJohnBrewsterJr.jpg Barnabas Bidwell Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 –
July 13, 1807
9 Monterey Resigned to become Massachusetts Attorney General
10
Vacant July 13, 1807 –
November 2, 1807
No image.svg Ezekiel Bacon Democratic-
Republican
November 2, 1807 –
March 3, 1813
Stockbridge Retired
11
12
DanielDewey.jpg Daniel Dewey Federalist March 4, 1813 –
February 24, 1814
13 Williamstown Appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Vacant February 24, 1814 –
September 26, 1814
No image.svg John W. Hulbert Federalist September 26, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
Alford Redistricted to the 7th district
No image.svg Solomon Strong Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1819
14 Northampton Retired
15
No image.svg Jonas Kendall Federalist March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16 Leominster Lost re-election
No image.svg Lewis Bigelow Federalist March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17 Petersham Lost re-election
Francis Baylies.png Francis Baylies Jackson
Federalist
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18 Taunton Redistricted from the 10th district
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
19 Lost re-election
No image.svg James L. Hodges Adams March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1831
20 Taunton Retired
21
Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22
John Quincy Adams - copy of 1843 Philip Haas Daguerreotype.jpg John Quincy Adams Anti-
Masonic
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23 Braintree Redistricted from the 11th district
24
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
25
26
27 Redistricted to the 8th district
District eliminated March 3, 1843
District recreated March 4, 1883
GovGeorgeDRobinson.jpg George D. Robinson Republican March 4, 1883 –
January 7, 1884
48 Chicopee Redistricted from the 11th district

Resigned to become Governor of Massachusetts
Vacant January 7, 1884 –
January 17, 1884
Francis W. Rockwell.png Francis W. Rockwell Republican January 17, 1884 –
March 3, 1891
Pittsfield
49
50
51 Lost re-election
John Crawford Crosby.png John C. Crosby Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52 Pittsfield Lost re-election
Elijah A. Morse.png Elijah A. Morse Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
53 Canton Redistricted from the 2nd district
54 Retired
William C Lovering Massachusetts Congressman circa 1908.png William C. Lovering Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
55[4] Taunton
56
57 Redistricted to the 14th district
Samuel Leland Powers.png Samuel Leland Powers Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58[5] Newton Redistricted from the 11th district

Retired
John Wingate Weeks, Bain bw photo portrait.jpg John W. Weeks Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1913
59 Newton
60[6]
61
62 Redistricted to the 13th district
James Michael Curley.jpg James Michael Curley Democratic March 4, 1913 –
February 4, 1914
63 Boston Redistricted from the 10th district

Resigned to become Mayor of Boston
Vacant February 4, 1914 –
April 7, 1914
James A. Gallivan.png James A. Gallivan Democratic April 7, 1914 –
April 3, 1928
Boston
64
65
66
67
68
69
70 Died
Vacant April 3, 1928 –
November 6, 1928
John W McCormack 1965.jpg John W. McCormack Democratic November 6, 1928 –
January 3, 1963
70
71
72
73
74
75[7]
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
Boston Redistricted to the 9th district
No image.svg Hastings Keith Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
88
89
90[8]
91
92
West Bridgewater Redistricted from the 9th district
S001040.jpg Gerry Studds Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
93
94
95
96
97
Cohasset Redistricted to the 10th district
District eliminated January 3, 1983

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916. 
  2. ^ 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 
  3. ^ 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 
  4. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  5. ^ A.J. Halford (1903). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Eighth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  6. ^ A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  7. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938. 
  8. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968.