Maryland's 7th congressional district

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Maryland's 7th congressional district
Maryland's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Maryland's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Elijah Cummings (DBaltimore)
Area 294.25 mi2
Distribution 95% urban, 4.6[citation needed]% rural
Population (2000) 662,060
Median income $38,885
Ethnicity 34.9% White, 59.1% Black, 3.6% Asian, 1.7% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% other
Occupation 16.2% blue collar, 6.7% white collar, 17% gray collar
Cook PVI D+23[1]

Maryland's 7th congressional district elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives every two years. The seat is currently represented by Elijah Cummings (D). It encompasses just over half of Baltimore City, most of the majority African American sections of Baltimore County, and the majority of Howard County, Maryland. The district was created following the census of 1950, which gave Maryland one additional representative in the House. It has been drawn as a majority-black district since 1973.

Recent elections[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

Name Party Congress Tenure Notes/Events
District created in 1793
1 William Hindman.jpg William Hindman Pro-Administration 3rd March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Federalist 4th, 5th March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
2 Joseph H. Nicholson Democratic-Republican 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th March 4, 1799 –
March 1, 1806
Resigned
3 Edwardlloydofmaryland.jpg Edward Lloyd Democratic-Republican 9th, 10th December 3, 1806–
March 3, 1809
4 John Brown Democratic-Republican 11th March 4, 1809–
??, 1810
Resigned after appointment as Clerk of Court of Queen Anne's County
5 Robertwrightofmaryland.jpg Robert Wright Democratic-Republican 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th November 29, 1810–
March 3, 1817
6 Philip Reed portrait.png Philip Reed Democratic-Republican 15th March 4, 1817–
March 3, 1819
7 Stevenson Archer Democratic-Republican 16th March 4, 1819–
March 3, 1821
8 Robertwrightofmaryland.jpg Robert Wright Democratic-Republican 17th March 4, 1821–
March 3, 1823
9 William Hayward, Jr. Crawford D-R 18th March 4, 1823–
March 3, 1825
10 John Leeds Kerr profile.jpg John Leeds Kerr Adams 19th, 20th March 4, 1825–
March 3, 1829
11 No image.svg Richard Spencer Jackson 21st March 4, 1829–
March 3, 1831
12 John Leeds Kerr profile.jpg John Leeds Kerr Anti-Jackson 22nd March 4, 1831–
March 3, 1833
13 Francis Thomas of Maryland - photo portrait seated.jpg Francis Thomas Jackson 23rd March 4, 1833–
March 3, 1835
Redistricted from the 4th district, Redistricted to the 6th district
14 Daniel Jenifer Anti-Jackson 24th March 4, 1835–
March 3, 1837
Whig 25th, 26th March 4, 1837–
March 3, 1841
15 Augustus R. Sollers Whig 27th March 4, 1841–
March 3, 1843
This seat was abolished after the census of 1840, but was reinstated after the census of 1950.
16 Samuel Friedel.jpg Samuel Friedel Democratic 83rd, 84th, 85th, 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st January 3, 1953–
January 3, 1971
17 Parren Mitchell.jpg Parren Mitchell Democratic 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th January 3, 1971–
January 3, 1987
18 Kweisimfume.jpg Kweisi Mfume Democratic 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th January 3, 1987–
February 15, 1996
Resigned to become CEO of the NAACP
19 Elijah Cummings23.jpg Elijah Cummings Democratic 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th, 110th, 111th, 112th, 113th, 114th April 16, 1996–
Present
Incumbent

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

Coordinates: 39°18′N 76°54′W / 39.3°N 76.9°W / 39.3; -76.9