Michigan's 3rd congressional district

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Michigan's 3rd congressional district
Michigan's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Michigan's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Justin Amash (RCascade Township)
Population (2010) 705,974
Ethnicity 80.4% White, 8.7% Black, 1.5% Asian, 6.9% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American
Cook PVI R+5

Michigan's 3rd congressional district is a United States Congressional district in Western Michigan. From 2003 to 2013 it consisted of the counties of Barry, Ionia, and all except the northwest portion of Kent. The district was extended to Battle Creek after redistricting in 2012.

The district is currently represented by Republican Justin Amash, one of the youngest members of the House. In the 2010 General Election, Amash, then a State Representative, defeated Democrat Pat Miles to take the seat he currently holds.

Major cities[edit]

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 46 - 34%
1996 President Dole 53 - 39%
2000 President Bush 60 - 38%
2004 President Bush 59 - 40%
2008 President McCain 49 - 48%
2012 President Romney 53 - 46%

Formerly 5th Congressional District[edit]

From 1873 to 1993 the Congressional District that included Grand Rapids was numbered as Michigan's 5th. In 1993 it was renumbered the 3rd, and the 5th became the Congressional District that included Bay City.

History of 3rd congressional district[edit]

Prior to 1992 the 3rd congressional district largely consisted of Calhoun County the home of Battle Creek and Eaton County along with about half the area of Lansing, and Kalamazoo County, including the city of Kalamazoo, but not Portage and the adjacent south-ward township. With the 1992 redistricting the old 3rd district was split between the 6th congressional district, and the 7th congressional district with most of Lansing itself going to the 8th congressional district.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Notes
District created March 4, 1843
No image.svg James B. Hunt Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28
29
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Hon. Kingsley S. Bingham, Michigan - NARA - 529951.jpg Kinsley S. Bingham Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
30
31
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James L. Conger Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Samuel Clark Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg David S. Walbridge Republican March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
34
35
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Francis William Kellogg - Brady-Handy.jpg Francis William Kellogg Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36
37
Redistricted to the 4th district
No image.svg John W. Longyear Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
38
39
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Austin Blair cph.3b29566.jpg Austin Blair Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
40
41
42
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
GeorgeWillard.jpg George Willard Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
43
44
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jonas Hartzell McGowan.png Jonas H. McGowan Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
45
46
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Lacey edward.jpg Edward S. Lacey Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
47
48
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James O'Donnell Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1893
49
50
51
52
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Julius Caesar Burrows.jpg Julius C. Burrows Republican March 4, 1893 –
January 23, 1895
53 Redistricted from the 4th district
Re-elected but then resigned after being elected to the U.S. Senate
Vacant January 23, 1895 –
December 2, 1895
54
No image.svg Alfred Milnes Republican December 2, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
Elected to finish Burrows
Todd-Albert-M.jpg Albert M. Todd Democratic[1] March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Gardner 4332078515 e5c35fbe13 o.jpg Washington Gardner Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1911
56
57
58
59
60
61
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John M. C. Smith, Congressman from Michigan, NPC photo.jpg John M. C. Smith Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1921
62
63
64
65
66
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William H. Frankhauser Republican March 4, 1921 –
May 9, 1921
67 Died
Vacant May 9, 1921 –
June 28, 1921
John M. C. Smith, Congressman from Michigan, NPC photo.jpg John M. C. Smith Republican June 28, 1921 –
March 30, 1923
67
68
First elected to finish Frankhauser's term
Died
Vacant March 30, 1923 –
June 19, 1923
68
No image.svg Arthur B. Williams Republican June 19, 1923 –
May 1, 1925
68
69
First elected to finish Smith's term
Died
Vacant May 1, 1925 –
August 18, 1925
69
No image.svg Joseph L. Hooper Republican August 18, 1925 –
February 22, 1934
69
70
71
72
73
First elected to finish Williams's term
Died
Vacant February 22, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
73
No image.svg Henry M. Kimball Republican January 3, 1935 –
October 19, 1935
74 Died
Vacant October 19, 1935 –
December 17, 1935
No image.svg Verner Main Republican December 17, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
First elected to finish Kimball's term
Lost renomination
No image.svg Paul W. Shafer Republican January 3, 1937 –
August 17, 1954
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
Died
Vacant August 17, 1954 –
January 3, 1955
83
No image.svg August E. Johansen Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1965
84
85
86
87
88
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Paul H. Todd, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Garry E. Brown 95th Congress 1977.jpg Garry E. Brown Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1979
90
91
92
94
95
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Howard Wolpe 99th Congress 1985.jpg Howard Wolpe Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
Retired in an unsuccessful run for Governor of Michigan
Paul B. Henry 99th Congress 1985.jpg Paul B. Henry Republican January 3, 1993 –
July 31, 1993
103 Redistricted from the 5th district
Died
Vacant July 31, 1993 –
December 7, 1993
Vern Ehlers, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Vern Ehlers Republican December 7, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
Elected to finish Henry's term
Retired
Justin Amash, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Justin Amash Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
112
113
First elected in 2010
Re-elected in 2012

Historical district boundaries[edit]

1993 - 2003
2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In 1896, Albert M. Todd and Ferdinand Brucker were elected on the "Democratic Peoples Union Silver" ticket, a union of elements from the Democratic Party and Populist Party. They were seated as part of the Democratic Party in Congress.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°43′12″N 85°14′14″W / 42.72000°N 85.23722°W / 42.72000; -85.23722