Massachusetts's 16th congressional district

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Massachusetts's current districts, since 2013

Massachusetts's sixteenth 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 1933 after the 1930 Census. Its last location was in eastern Massachusetts at Cape Cod. Its last Congressman was Charles L. Gifford, who was redistricted into the fifteenth district.

Cities and towns in the district[edit]

1910s[edit]

"Barnstable County: Towns of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmonth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth. Bristol County: City of New Bedford; towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven. Plymouth County: Towns of Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleboro, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Scituate, and Wareham. Norfolk County: Town of Cohasset. Dukes and Nantucket Counties."[1]

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 3, 1803
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Samuel Thatcher
Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
8th Redistricted from the 12th district and re-elected in 1802.
Lost re-election.
"Lincoln district," District of Maine
Orchard Cook Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1811
9th
10th
11th
Elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Retired.
Peleg Tallman Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
12th Elected in 1810.
Retired.
Samuel Davis Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Elected in 1812.
Redistricted to the 19th district and lost re-election.
"3rd Eastern district," District of Maine
Benjamin Brown Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
14th Elected in 1814.
Ran in the 18th district and lost re-election.
Benjamin Orr Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th Elected in 1816.
Lost re-election.
Mark Langdon Hill Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th Elected in 1819 on the third ballot.
District moved to Maine.
District moved to Maine March 3, 1821
District restored in Massachusetts March 3, 1913
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Thomas Chandler Thacher
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Joseph Walsh
Republican
March 4, 1915 –
August 21, 1922

64th
65th
66th
67th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become a justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court.
Vacant August 21, 1922 –
November 7, 1922
67th
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Charles L. Gifford
Republican November 7, 1922 –
March 3, 1933
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected to finish Walsh's term and to the next term.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
District eliminated March 3, 1933

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916.