Wisconsin's 7th congressional district

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Wisconsin's 7th congressional district
The district from 2003 to 2013
The district from 2003 to 2013
Current Representative Sean Duffy (RWeston)
Area 18,786.53 mi²
Distribution 42.04% urban, 57.96% rural
Population (2000) 670,462
Median income $39,026
Ethnicity 95.6% White, 0.3% Black, 1.5% Asian, 0.9% Hispanic, 1.5% Native American, 0.1% other
Occupation 30.8% blue collar, 52.3% white collar, 16.9% gray collar
Cook PVI R+2

Wisconsin's 7th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in northwestern and central Wisconsin; it is the largest congressional district in the state geographically, covering 20 counties (in whole or part), for a total of 18,787 sq mi. The district contains the following counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark (partial), Douglas, Iron, Langlade (partial), Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida (partial), Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn and Wood.

The district is currently represented by Sean Duffy, a Republican. David Obey announced his retirement in 2010, and Duffy won the seat against Democratic State Senator Julie Lassa.

While John Kerry narrowly won the district in 2004 with 51% of the vote, the 7th District swung more Democratic in 2008, giving 55.91% of the vote to Barack Obama and 42.52% to John McCain.

List of representatives[edit]

Congress(es) Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1873
43rd44th JMRusk.jpg Jeremiah Rusk Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877 Redistricted from the 6th district
45th47th Herman L. Humphrey Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1883
48th Gilbert M. Woodward Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
49th51st Ormsby B. Thomas.jpg Ormsby B. Thomas Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891
52nd Frank P. Coburn Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
53rd GeorgeBullenShaw.jpg George B. Shaw Republican March 4, 1893 – August 27, 1894 Died
Vacant August 27, 1894 – November 5, 1894
53rd55th Michael Griffin politician.jpg Michael Griffin Republican November 5, 1894 – March 3, 1899
56th66th John Jacob Esch cph.3b03505.jpg John J. Esch Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1921
67th70th JosephDBeck.jpg Joseph D. Beck Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1929
71st MerlinHull.jpg Merlin Hull Republican March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931
72nd Gardner R. Withrow Republican March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the 3rd district
73rd75th GeraldJBoileau.jpg Gerald J. Boileau Republican March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Redistricted from the 8th district
Progressive January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
76th82nd Reid F. Murray Republican January 3, 1939 – April 29, 1952 Died
Vacant April 29, 1952 – January 3, 1953
83rd91st Melvin Laird official photo.JPEG Melvin Laird Republican January 3, 1953 – January 21, 1969 Resigned after being appointed US Secretary of Defense
Vacant January 21, 1969 – April 1, 1969
91st111th Dave Obey, official Congressional photo portrait.jpg Dave Obey Democratic April 1, 1969 – January, 3, 2011 Retired
112th–Present Sean Duffy, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Sean Duffy Republican January 3, 2011 – Present Incumbent

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Coordinates: 45°41′56″N 90°39′19″W / 45.69889°N 90.65528°W / 45.69889; -90.65528