Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

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Massachusetts's 9th congressional district
Massachusetts's 9th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Massachusetts's 9th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative William R. Keating (DBourne)
Cook PVI D+8[1]

Massachusetts's 9th congressional district is located in eastern Massachusetts. It is represented by Democrat William R. Keating.

Redistricting after the 2010 census eliminated Massachusetts's 10th congressional district and moved many of the district's communities here. The district also added some Plymouth County communities from the old 4th district, and some Bristol County communities from the old 3rd and 4th districts. It eliminated a few easternmost Norfolk County communities and northernmost Plymouth county communities.

Cities and towns in the district[edit]

All of Barnstable County, Dukes County, and Nantucket County.

The following municipalities in Bristol County:

Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River: Wards 1-3, Ward 6, Precincts A and B in Ward 4, Precincts A and B in Ward 5, New Bedford, and Westport.

The following municipalities in Plymouth County:

Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, and Wareham.

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

The district from 2003 to 2013

1840s[edit]

1849: "The towns in the County of Plymouth, excepting Abington, Hingham, Hull, North Bridgewater, Rochester, and Wareham; and all the towns in the County of Bristol, excepting Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford."[2]

1860s[edit]

1862: "The towns of Ashburnham, Auburn, Barre, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, Fitchburg, Gardner, Grafton, Holden, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Millbury, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Webster, West Boylston, Westminster, and Winchendon, and the city of Worcester, in the county of Worcester."[3]

1870s-1880s[edit]

1890s[edit]

1893: Boston, Wards 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 (Precincts 2, 3, 4, 6); Winthrop.[4]

1910s[edit]

1916: In Middlesex County: Everett, Malden, Somerville. In Suffolk County: Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop.[5][6]

1920s-1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1953: "Counties: Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket. Bristol County: City of Fall River, ward 6, and city of New Bedford; towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and Westport. Norfolk County: Town of Cohasset. Plymouth County: Towns of Abington, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Scituate, Wareham, West Bridgewater, and Whitman."[7]

1960s[edit]

1963: Boston (Wards 4- 17, 19, 20).[8]

1970s[edit]

1977: "Norfolk County: Towns of Canton, Dedham, Dover, Needham, Norwood, Walpole, and Westwood. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 3, 4, 6—14, 19, and 20."[9]

1980s[edit]

1985: "Bristol County: City of Taunton. Towns of Dighton, Easton, and Raynham. Norfolk County: Towns of Canton, Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Stoughton, and Westwood. Plymouth County: Towns of Bridgewater, Halifax, Lakeville, and Middleborough. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 3, 6-14, 19, and 20."[10]

2003-2013[edit]

In Bristol County:

Easton.

In Norfolk County:

Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Medfield, Milton, Needham, Norwood, Randolph, Stoughton, Walpole, Westwood.

In Plymouth County:

Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Precincts 1 and 3, West Bridgewater, Whitman.

In Suffolk County:

Boston, Ward 3, Precincts 5 and 6; Ward 5, Precincts 3-5, 11; Ward 6; Ward 7, Precincts 1-9; Ward 13, Precincts 3, 7-10; Ward 15, Precinct 6; Ward 16, Precincts 2, 4-12; Ward 17, Precincts 4, 13, 14; Ward 18, Precincts 9-12, 16-20, 22, 23; Ward 19, Precincts 2, 7, 10-13; Ward 20.

Maps[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
JosephBradleyVarnum.jpg Joseph B. Varnum Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
March 4, 1803
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Phanuel Bishop Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1807
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Josiah Dean Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1807 –
March 4, 1809
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
LabanWheaton.jpg Laban Wheaton Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 4, 1815
Redistricted into the 10th district.
No image.svg John Reed, Jr. Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1817
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Walter Folger, Jr. Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 4, 1821
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Reed, Jr. Federalist March 4, 1821 –
March 4, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry Williams Dwight by John Trumbull 1827.jpeg Henry W. Dwight Adams-Clay
Federalist
March 4, 1823 –
March 4, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1829 –
March 4, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George Nixon Briggs-Southworth and Hawes.jpg George N. Briggs Anti-Jackson March 4, 1831 –
March 4, 1833
Redistricted to the 7th district.
No image.svg William Jackson Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William S. Hastings Whig March 4, 1837 –
June 17, 1842
Died
Vacant June 17, 1842 –
March 4, 1843
No image.svg Henry Williams Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1845
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Artemas Hale Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 4, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Orin Fowler Whig March 4, 1849 –
September 3, 1852
Died
Vacant September 3, 1852 –
December 13, 1852
No image.svg Edward P. Little Democratic December 13, 1852 –
March 4, 1853
Retired
No image.svg Alexander Dewitt Free Soil March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Eli Thayer - Brady-Handy.jpg Eli Thayer Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Goldsmith Bailey.png Goldsmith Bailey[11] Republican March 4, 1861 –
May 8, 1862
Died
Vacant May 8, 1862 –
December 1, 1862
Amasa Walker.png Amasa Walker Republican December 1, 1862 –
March 4, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William B. Washburn - Brady-Handy.jpg William B. Washburn[12] Republican March 4, 1863 –
December 5, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant December 5, 1871 –
January 2, 1872
Alvah Crocker.png Alvah Crocker Republican January 2, 1872 –
March 4, 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George Frisbie Hoar - Brady-Handy.jpg George Frisbie Hoar Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
WWRice.jpg William W. Rice[13] Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Theodore Lyman III.png Theodore Lyman Independent
Republican
March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1885
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Frederick D. Ely Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1887
Lost re-election
Edward Burnett.png Edward Burnett Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1889
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Wilson Candler.png John W. Candler Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1891
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George F. Williams.png George F. Williams Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1893
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Joseph Henry O'Neil.png Joseph H. O'Neil Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1895
Lost renomination
J. F. Fitzgerald.jpg John F. Fitzgerald[14] Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1901
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Joseph A. Conry.png Joseph A. Conry Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John A Keliher Massachusetts Congressman circa 1908.png John A. Keliher[15] Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1911
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Francis Murray U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and the Postmaster of Boston.png William F. Murray Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1913
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ernest W Roberts Massachusetts Congressman.png Ernest W. Roberts Republican March 3, 1913 –
March 4, 1917
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Alvin T Fuller.png Alvan T. Fuller Republican March 4, 1917 –
January 5, 1921
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant January 5, 1921 –
March 4, 1921
Charles Lee Underhill.png Charles L. Underhill Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1933
Retired
Robert Luce.png Robert Luce Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Richard M. Russell.png Richard M. Russell Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Robert Luce.png Robert Luce[16] Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1941
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Thomas H. Eliot Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Charles L. Gifford Republican January 3, 1943 –
August 23, 1947
Died
Vacant August 23, 1947 –
November 18, 1947
No image.svg Donald W. Nicholson Republican November 18, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Hastings Keith Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted to 12th district
John W McCormack 1965.jpg John McCormack[17] Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1971
Retired
Louise Day Hicks.jpg Louise Day Hicks Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Elected in 1970
Lost re-election
Joemoakley.jpg Joe Moakley[18] Democratic January 3, 1973 –
May 28, 2001
First elected in 1972 as an Independent, but became a Democrat at beginning of the term
Re-elected in 1974
Re-elected in 1976
Re-elected in 1978
Re-elected in 1980
Re-elected in 1982
Re-elected in 1984
Re-elected in 1986
Re-elected in 1988
Re-elected in 1990
Re-elected in 1992
Re-elected in 1994
Re-elected in 1996
Re-elected in 1998
Re-elected in 2000
Died
Vacant May 28, 2001 –
October 15, 2001
Stephen F. Lynch, 2008 cropped.jpg Stephen Lynch Democratic October 16, 2001 –
January 3, 2013
First elected to finish Moakley's term
Re-elected in 2002
Re-elected in 2004
Re-elected in 2006
Re-elected in 2008
Re-elected in 2010
Redistricted to the 8th district
Congressman Keating 2011.jpg William R. Keating Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected here in 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ John Hayward (1849). "Congressional Districts". Gazetteer of Massachusetts. Boston: J.P. Jewett & Co. 
  3. ^ "Congressional Districts". Massachusetts Register 1862. Boston: Adams, Sampson, & 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. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 83rd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1953. 
  8. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 88th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1963. 
  9. ^ "Massachusetts", 1977 Official Congressional Directory: 95th Congress, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 
  10. ^ "Massachusetts". 1985-1986 Official Congressional Directory: 99th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1985. 
  11. ^ "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress. Washington DC: House of Representatives. 1861. 
  12. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1869). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the First Session of the Forty-First Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  13. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1878). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 45th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  14. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  15. ^ A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  16. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938. 
  17. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968. 
  18. ^ "Massachusetts". 1991-1992 Official Congressional Directory: 102nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1991. 

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Maps[edit]

Election results[edit]

Coordinates: 41°41′42″N 70°29′07″W / 41.69500°N 70.48528°W / 41.69500; -70.48528