Kentucky's 7th congressional district

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United States House of Representatives, Kentucky District 7 was a district of the United States Congress in Kentucky.

It was eliminated in 1993 when reapportionment reduced Kentucky's House representation from seven seats to six. The eastern Kentucky region formerly in the 7th District is now largely in the 5th District. The last Congressman to represent the 7th District was Chris Perkins, who succeeded his father, Carl D. Perkins.

List of members representing the district[edit]

District created March 4, 1813.

Member Party Years Electoral history Location
Samuel McKee Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Retired.
Clay, Garrard, Madison, and Mercer counties
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George Robertson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
1821
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Re-elected in 1820.
Resigned before convening of Congress.
Vacant 1821 –
August 6, 1821
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John S. Smith
Democratic-Republican August 6, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected to finish Robertson's term and seated December 3, 1821.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Thomas P. Moore Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1827.
Retired.
Jessamine, Lincoln, Mercer, and Washington counties
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
John Kincaid Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Elected in 1828.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Adair
Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Benjamin Hardin
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Pope
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
William Thomasson Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Garnett Duncan Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Humphrey Marshall
Whig March 4, 1849 –
August 4, 1852
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed U.S. Minister to China.
Vacant August 4, 1852 –
December 6, 1852
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William Preston
Whig December 6, 1852 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Humphrey Marshall
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert Mallory
Opposition March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
Unionist March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
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Brutus J. Clay
Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
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George S. Shanklin
Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James B. Beck
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Joseph C. S. Blackburn
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William C. P. Breckinridge
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William C. Owens
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Evan E. Settle
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
November 16, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant November 16, 1899 –
January 15, 1900
June W. Gayle Democratic January 15, 1900 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
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South Trimble
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.]
William P. Kimball Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
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J. Campbell Cantrill
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
September 2, 1923
Vacant September 2, 1923 –
November 30, 1923
Joseph W. Morris Democratic November 30, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Virgil M. Chapman
Democratic March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1929
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert E. L. Blackburn Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Virgil M. Chapman
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the at-large district.
District not in use March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
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Andrew J. May
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1947
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1934.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Wendell H. Meade Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Carl D. Perkins
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
August 3, 1984
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant August 3, 1984 –
November 6, 1984
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Chris Perkins
Democratic November 6, 1984 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
District eliminated January 3, 1993

References[edit]

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present