Michigan's 18th congressional district

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Michigan's 18th congressional district is an obsolete United States congressional district in Michigan. The first Representative to Congress elected from the 18th district, George Anthony Dondero, took office in 1953, after reapportionment due to the 1950 census. In 1933, Dondero had previously been the first representative elected from 17th district.

From 1982 until its demise the 18th district included parts of three counties. It included Brighton, Brighton Township and Green Oak Township in Livingston County, Michigan, Lyon Township, South Lyon, New Hudson, Milford, Milford Township, Wixom, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake, Commerce Township, Novi, the Oakland county portion of Northville, Farmington, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield Township, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake, Bloomfield Township, Franklin, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Troy (except the southeast corner of Troy, south of Big Beaver and east of Rochester Road), Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Rochester, Orion Township, Lake Orion, Lake Angelus, Oakland Township and Addison Township in Oakland County. It also included Romeo, Washington Township, Shelby Township and Bruce Township in Macomb County.[1]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Notes
District created January 3, 1953
George A. Dondero (Michigan Congressman).jpg George Anthony Dondero Republican January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1957 83rd-84th Redistricted from the 17th district
William Broomfield.jpg William Broomfield Republican January 3, 1957 - January 3, 1973 85th-92nd Redistricted to the 19th district
Robert J. Huber.jpg Robert J. Huber Republican January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1975 93rd Defeated
James Blanchard 1981 congressional photo.jpg James Blanchard Democratic January 3, 1975 - January 1, 1983 94th-97th Retired to run for Governor of Michigan
William Broomfield.jpg William Broomfield Republican January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993 98th-102nd Redistricted from the 19th district Retired
District eliminated January 3, 1993


  • The Political graveyard: U.S. Representatives from Michigan, 1807-2003
  • U.S. Representatives 1837-2003, Michigan Manual 2003-2004
  • 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

Coordinates: 42°35′N 83°20′W / 42.583°N 83.333°W / 42.583; -83.333