Massachusetts's 7th congressional district

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Massachusetts's 7th congressional district
Massachusetts's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Massachusetts's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Mike Capuano (DSomerville)
Cook PVI D+29[1]

Massachusetts's 7th congressional district is a congressional district in eastern Massachusetts. It is represented by Mike Capuano. Massachusetts congressional redistricting after the 2010 census changed the borders of the district starting with the elections of 2012, with most of the old 7th district redistricted to the new 5th district.[2] Most of the old 8th district now comprise the new 7th district.

Cities and towns in the district[edit]

  • Boston:
    • Wards 1, 2
    • Ward 3: Precincts 7, 8
    • Ward 4
    • Ward 5: Precincts 1, 2, 2A, 6-10
    • Ward 7: Precinct 10
    • Wards 8-10
    • Ward 11: Precincts 1-8
    • Ward 12
    • Ward 13: Precincts 1, 2, 4-6, 8 and 9
    • Ward 14
    • Ward 15
    • Ward 16: Precincts 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11
    • Ward 17
    • Ward 18
    • Ward 19: Precincts 7, 10-13
    • Ward 20: Precinct 3
    • Wards 21 and 22

(the remainder of Boston will be in the 8th district)

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

Massachusetts's 7th congressional district, 1891
The district from 2003 to 2013

1790s-1830s[edit]

1840s[edit]

1849: "The whole of Berkshire County; Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Coleraine, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Rowe, and Shelburne, in Franklin County; Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Middlefield, Norwich, Plainfield, Southampton, Westhampton, Williamsburg, and Worthington, in Hampshire County; and Blandford, Chester, Granville, Montgomery, Russell, and Tolland, in the County of Hampden."[3]

1850s-1880s[edit]

1890s[edit]

1893: "Essex County: Towns of Lynn, Nahant, and Saugus. Middlesex County: Towns of Everett, Malden, Melrose, Stoneham, and Wakefield. Suffolk County: 4th and 5th wards of the city of Boston, and the towns of Chelsea and Revere."[4]

1910s[edit]

1916: In Essex County: Boxford, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Middleton, Nahant, North Andover, Peabody, Saugus. In Middlesex County: North Reading.[5][6]

1940s[edit]

1941: In Essex County: Lawrence, Lynn (part), Middleton, Nahant, North Andover, Peabody. In Suffolk County: Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop.[7]

1950s-2002[edit]

2003-2013[edit]

In Middlesex County:

In Suffolk County:

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Note
George Leonard of Congress.jpg George Leonard Pro-Administration March 4, 1789 –
March 4, 1791
Redistricted to 6th district
Artemas Ward.jpg Artemas Ward Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 4, 1793
Redistricted to the 2nd district
District discontinued March 4, 1793 –
March 4, 1795
George Leonard of Congress.jpg George Leonard Federalist March 4, 1795 –
March 4, 1797
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Stephen Bullock Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 4, 1799
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Phanuel Bishop Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 4, 1803
Redistricted to 9th district
No image.svg Nahum Mitchell Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1805
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Joseph Barker Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 4, 1809
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William Baylies Federalist March 4, 1809 –
June 28, 1809
Lost election challenge
No image.svg Charles Turner, Jr. Democratic-Republican June 28, 1809 –
March 4, 1813
Won election challenge
No image.svg William Baylies Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John W. Hulbert Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1817
Redistricted from the 12th district
No image.svg Henry Shaw Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 4, 1821
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry Williams Dwight by John Trumbull 1827.jpeg Henry W. Dwight Federalist March 4, 1821 –
March 4, 1823
Redistricted to the 9th district
Samuel C. Allen Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 –
March 4, 1825
Redistricted from the 6th district
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1829
No image.svg George Grennell, Jr. Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 4, 1833
Redistricted to the 6th district
George Nixon Briggs-Southworth and Hawes.jpg George N. Briggs Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1837
Redistricted from the 9th district
Retired
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1843
JuliusRockwell.jpg Julius Rockwell Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Z. Goodrich Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1853
Redistricted to the 11th district
Nathaniel Prentice Banks.jpg Nathaniel P. Banks Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Resigned to become Governor
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 –
December 24, 1857
Vacant December 24, 1857 –
January 31, 1858
Daniel W Gooch.png Daniel W. Gooch[8] Republican January 31, 1858 –
March 4, 1863
Redistricted to the 6th district
George Boutwell, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1870-1880.jpg George S. Boutwell Republican March 3, 1863 –
March 12, 1869
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Treasury
Vacant March 12, 1869 –
November 2, 1869
No image.svg George M. Brooks Republican November 2, 1869 –
May 13, 1872
Resigned
Vacant May 13, 1872 –
December 2, 1872
Constantine C. Esty.png Constantine C. Esty Republican December 2, 1872 –
March 4, 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
EbenezerRHoar.jpg Ebenezer R. Hoar Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Tarbox.jpg John K. Tarbox Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Benjamin Franklin Butler Brady-Handy.jpg Benjamin F. Butler[9] Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1879
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William A. Russell[10] Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1883
Redistricted to the 8th district
Eben Francis Stone CDV by John Adams Whipple, 1862.jpg Eben F. Stone Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
Redistricted from the 6th district
William Cogswell2.jpg William Cogswell Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1893
Redistricted from the 6th district
Vacant March 4, 1893 –
April 25, 1893
Redistricted from the 6th district
Rep.-elect Henry Cabot Lodge resigned before beginning of term to become United States Senate
William Everett.jpg William Everett Democratic April 25, 1893 –
March 4, 1895
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Emerson Barrett.png William Emerson Barrett[11] Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1899
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ernest W Roberts Massachusetts Congressman.png Ernest W. Roberts[12] Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1913
Redistricted to the 9th district
Michael Francis Phelan.png Michael Francis Phelan Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1921
Lost re-election
Robert S. Maloney.png Robert S. Maloney Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1923
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William P. Connery Jr. cph.3a01362.jpg William P. Connery, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1923 –
June 15, 1937
Died
Vacant June 16, 1937 –
September 27, 1937
No image.svg Lawrence J. Connery[13] Democratic September 28, 1937 –
October 19, 1941
Died
Vacant October 20, 1941 –
December 29, 1941
No image.svg Thomas J. Lane Democratic December 30, 1941 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Torbert H. Macdonald[14] Democratic January 3, 1963 –
May 21, 1976
Redistricted from the 8th district
Died
Vacant May 22, 1976 –
November 1, 1976
Ed Markey, Official Portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Ed Markey[15] Democratic November 2, 1976 –
January 3, 2013
First elected to finish Macdonald's term, Redistricted to the 5th district
Michaelcapuano.jpeg Michael Capuano Democratic January 3, 2013 – Redistricted from the 8th district
Representative Party Years Note

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcat/catpdf2010/cong2010/CongressionalDistrict_2011State.pdf Access date: March 21, 2012.
  3. ^ John Hayward (1849). "Congressional Districts". Gazetteer of Massachusetts. Boston: J.P. Jewett & Co. 
  4. ^ Francis M. Cox (1893). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Third Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  5. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916. 
  6. ^ 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 
  7. ^ 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" 
  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". Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968. 
  15. ^ "Massachusetts". 1991-1992 Official Congressional Directory: 102nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1991. 

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Election results[edit]

Coordinates: 42°19′00″N 71°00′34″W / 42.31667°N 71.00944°W / 42.31667; -71.00944