Massachusetts's 13th congressional district

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Massachusetts's current districts, since 2013

Massachusetts's thirteenth congressional district is an obsolete district. It was also for a short time in the early 19th century a Massachusetts District of Maine. It was eliminated in 1963 after the 1960 U.S. Census. Its last location was in eastern Massachusetts. Its last Congressman was James A. Burke, who was redistricted into the eleventh district.

Cities and towns in the district[edit]

1790s-1820s[edit]

1890s-1900s[edit]

1910s[edit]

Suffolk County: Boston (Ward 25). "Norfolk County: Towns of Bellingham, Brookline, Dover, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole, Wellesley, and Wrentham. Middlesex County: Cities of Marlboro, Newton, and Waltham; towns of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Natick, Sherborn, Sudbury, Wayland, and Weston. Worcester County: Town of Southboro."[1]

1920s-1960s[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1795
PelegWadsworth.png Peleg Wadsworth Federalist March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1803
4
5
6
7
Redistricted from the 4th district
Redistricted to the 15th district
Ebenezer Seaver.png Ebenezer Seaver Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1813
8
9
10
11
12
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Nathaniel Ruggles Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1819
13
14
15
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Edward Dowse Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
May 26, 1820
16 Resigned
Vacant May 26, 1820 –
August 21, 1820
William Eustis.jpg William Eustis Democratic-Republican August 21, 1820 –
March 3, 1823
16
17
Retired to run for Governor of Massachusetts
John Reed, Jr. Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18 Redistricted from the 9th district
Redistricted to the 11th district
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
19
20
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
21
22
District eliminated 1833
District restored 1893
Charles Sturtevant Randall.png Charles S. Randall Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53 Lost renomination
John Simpkins.png John Simpkins Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 27, 1898
54
55[2]
Died
Vacant March 27, 1898 –
May 31, 1898
55
William Stedman Greene.png William S. Greene Republican May 31, 1898 –
March 3, 1913
55
56
57
58[3]
59
60[4]
61
62
Redistricted to the 15th district
John Wingate Weeks, Bain bw photo portrait.jpg John W. Weeks Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1913
63 Redistricted from the 12th district, but resigned on the same day to become US Senator
Vacant March 4, 1913 –
April 14, 1913
John J. Mitchell (Massachusetts Congressman).jpg John J. Mitchell Democratic April 15, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Elected to finish Weeks's term
Lost re-election
William Henry Carter.jpeg William Henry Carter Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
64
65
Retired
Robert Luce.png Robert Luce Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
Redistricted to the 9th district
Wigglesworth, Richard Bowditch.jpg Richard B. Wigglesworth Republican March 4, 1933 –
November 13, 1958
73
74
75[5]
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
Redistricted from the 14th district
Resigned to become United States Ambassador to Canada
Vacant November 14, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
85
James A. Burke.jpgJames A. Burke Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
86
87
Redistricted to the 11th district
District eliminated 1963

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916. 
  2. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  3. ^ A.J. Halford (1903). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Eighth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  4. ^ A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  5. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938.