South Dakota's 2nd congressional district

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South Dakota's 2nd congressional district is an obsolete district. It was created upon South Dakota's admission into the Union in 1889 and abolished after the 1980 census. Members were elected at-large until the formation of individual districts after the 1910 Census. From 1913 until 1933, the 2nd District covered much of northeastern South Dakota, including the cities of Aberdeen, Brookings, Huron, and Watertown.[1] When South Dakota's 3rd congressional district was eliminated after the 1930 Census, the 2nd District was relocated to cover all of the counties in South Dakota west of the Missouri River.[2] Population changes eventually moved the district's boundaries further east. During the 97th Congress, it covered all but the 21 easternmost counties in the state.[3]

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Representative Party Years of Service District Home Notes
District created March 4, 1913
63rd Burke 14886r.jpg Charles H. Burke Republican March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1915 Pierre Redistricted from the At-large district in 1912
Unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in 1914
64th RoyalCJohnson.jpg Royal C. Johnson Republican March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1933 Highmore Did not run for reelection in 1932
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd Theodore B. Werner.jpg Theodore B. Werner Democratic March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1937 Rapid City Defeated for reelection in 1936
74th
75th Francis Higbee Case.jpg Francis H. Case Republican January 3, 1937 - January 3, 1951 Custer Elected United States Senator in 1950
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd EYBerry.jpg E. Y. Berry Republican January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1971 McLaughlin Did not run for reelection in 1970
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd James Abourezk.jpg James Abourezk Democratic January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1973 Rapid City Elected United States Senator in 1972
93rd JamesAbdnor.jpg James Abdnor Republican January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1981 Kennebec Elected United States Senator in 1980
94th
95th
96th
97th Clint Roberts.png Clint Roberts Republican January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1983 Presho Defeated in election for at-large seat in 1982
District eliminated January 3, 1983

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Congressional Directory, 63rd Congress (1913) through 72nd Congress (1931)
  2. ^ Official Congressional Directory, 73rd Congress (1933)
  3. ^ Official Congressional Directory, 9th Congress (1981)