Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

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Massachusetts's 11th congressional district, 1901
Massachusetts's current districts, since 2013

Massachusetts Congressional District 11 is an obsolete congressional district in eastern Massachusetts. It was eliminated in 1993 after the 1990 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Brian Donnelly; its most notable were John Quincy Adams following his term as president, eventual president John F. Kennedy and Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill.

Cities and towns in the district[edit]

1790s-1880s[edit]

1890s[edit]

1893: Suffolk County: Boston, Wards 21, 22. 23, 25. "Middlesex County: City of Newton, towns of Belmont, Holliston, Sherborn, and Water- town. Norfolk County: Towns of Bellingham, Brookline, Dedham, Dover, Foxboro, Franklin, Hyde Park, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Sharon, Walpole, and Wrentham. Bristol County: Town of North Attleboro. Worcester County: Towns of Hopedale and Milford."[1]

1910s-1940s[edit]

1916: Suffolk County: Boston Wards 10, 11 (Precincts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), 12, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23.[2]

1921: Boston (Wards 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23).[3]

1941: Boston (Wards 1, 2, 3, 22), Cambridge, Somerville (Wards 1, 2, 3).[4]

1960s-1980s[edit]

1968: "Norfolk County: City of Quincy. Towns of Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, and Weymouth. Plymouth County: City of Brockton. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Ward 18."[5]

1977: "Norfolk County: City of Quincy. Towns of Avon, Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Randolph, and Stoughton. Plymouth County: City of Brockton. Towns of Abington and Whitman. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 15, 16, 17, 18."[6]

1985: "Norfolk County: City of Quincy. Towns of Avon, Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Randolph, and Weymouth. Plymouth County: City of Brockton. Towns of Abington, East Bridgewater, Rockland, West Bridgewater, and Whitman. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 15, 16, 17, and 18."[7]

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Electoral history District location
Theophilus Bradbury Federalist March 4, 1795 –
July 24, 1797
Newburyport Elected in 1795 on the third ballot.
Re-elected in 1796.
Resigned to become a Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice.
"4th Middle district"
Vacant July 25, 1797 –
November 26, 1797
Bailey Bartlett Federalist November 27, 1797 –
March 3, 1801
Essex County Elected August 4, 1797 to finish Bradbury's term and seated November 27, 1797.[8]
Re-elected in 1798.
Retired.
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Menasseh Cutler
Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Hamilton Elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
William Stedman Federalist March 4, 1803 –
July 16, 1810
[Data unknown/missing.] Elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Resigned to become Clerk of Courts for Worcester County.
"Worcester North district"
Vacant July 16, 1810 –
October 8, 1810
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Abijah Bigelow
Federalist October 8, 1810 –
March 3, 1815
Leominster Elected to finish Stedman's term.
Re-elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1812.
Redistricted to the 12th district and retired.
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Elijah Brigham
Federalist March 4, 1815 –
February 22, 1816
Westborough
(now Northborough)
Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 1814.
Died.
"Worcester South district"
Vacant February 22, 1816 –
December 1, 1816
Benjamin Adams Federalist December 2, 1816 –
March 3, 1821
Uxbridge Elected August 26, 1816 to finish Brigham's term and seated December 2, 1816.[9]
Re-elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
Johnathan Russell Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing.] Elected in 1820.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Aaron Hobart Adams-Clay
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing.] Redistricted from the 8th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Joseph Richardson Adams March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
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John Quincy Adams
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Braintree [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 12th district.
John Reed Jr. Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Anti-
Masonic
March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
Barker Burnell Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
District eliminated March 3, 1843
District recreated March 4, 1853
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John Z. Goodrich
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.] Redistricted from the 7th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Mark Trafton
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry L. Dawes[10]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
District eliminated 1863 [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
District recreated 1873 [Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Henry L. Dawes
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.] Redistricted from the 10th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Chester W. Chapin
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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George D. Robinson[11][12]
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 12th district.
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William Whiting
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Rodney Wallace
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Frederick S. Coolidge
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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William F. Draper
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles F. Sprague[13]
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Samuel L. Powers
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
Newton [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 12th district.
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John Andrew Sullivan
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Boston [Data unknown/missing.]
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Andrew J. Peters[14]
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
August 15, 1914
Boston [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Asst. Secretary to the US Treasury Department.
Vacant August 15, 1914 –
March 3, 1915
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George H. Tinkham
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
Boston [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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John J. Douglass
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Boston Redistricted from the 10th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John P. Higgins Democratic January 3, 1935 –
September 30, 1937
Boston [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become chief justice of Superior Court of Massachusetts.
Vacant September 30, 1937 –
December 14, 1937
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Thomas A. Flaherty[15]
Democratic December 14, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
Boston [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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James Michael Curley
Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1947
Boston [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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John F. Kennedy
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
Boston [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Tip O'Neill
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Cambridge [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
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James A. Burke[5]
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1979
Milton Redistricted from the 13th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Brian J. Donnelly[16]
Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
Boston [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
District eliminated January 3, 1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis M. Cox (1893). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Third Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  2. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916.
  3. ^ Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1921), "Population of Congressional Districts", Population of Massachusetts as determined by the fourteenth census of the United States 1920, Boston: Wright & Potter
  4. ^ Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1941), "Population of Congressional Districts", Population of Massachusetts as determined by the sixteenth census of the United States, 1940, Boston: Wright & Potter, OCLC 10056477, House No. 2849
  5. ^ a b "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968.
  6. ^ "Massachusetts", 1977 Official Congressional Directory: 95th Congress, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977
  7. ^ "Massachusetts". 1985-1986 Official Congressional Directory: 99th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1985.
  8. ^ "Forth Congress March 4, 1797, to March 3, 1799". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved January 11, 2019 – via History.house.gov.
  9. ^ "Fourteenth Congress March 4, 1815 to March 3, 1817". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved January 11, 2019 – via History.house.gov.
  10. ^ "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress. Washington DC: House of Representatives. 1861.
  11. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1878). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 45th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  12. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1882). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 47th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  13. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  14. ^ A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  15. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938.
  16. ^ "Massachusetts". 1991-1992 Official Congressional Directory: 102nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1991.

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