Missouri's 3rd congressional district

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Missouri's 3rd congressional district
District map as of 2003
District map as of 2003
Current Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (RSt. Elizabeth)
Cook PVI R+9[1]

Missouri's third congressional district is in the eastern and central portion of the state. It surrounds but does not include St Louis City. Its current representative is Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer.

The district took its current form in 2013, when Missouri lost a congressional district as a result of the 2010 census. At that time, much of the northern portion of the old 9th district was added to the 6th district, while most of the remaining territory became the new 3rd district.

From 1953 to 2013, the 3rd had been located in the southern portion of the St. Louis area, including the southern third of St. Louis City, and had a dramatically different political history from the current 3rd. Its best-known congressman was Dick Gephardt, who represented the district for over 20 years before his retirement.

Changes following 2010 Census[edit]

Following dramatic drop in population of St. Louis in the 2010 United States Census, Missouri lost a Congressional Seat effective in 2013. Redistricting maps indicated that the 3rd district would be dismantled. The 3rd's home base in St. Louis would be absorbed by Missouri's 1st congressional district. Much of the district outside the St. Louis area would be drawn into the 8th district. Meanwhile, the new 3rd included most of the territory currently in the 9th district, which was dissolved.[2]

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Years Representative Party Notes
District created March 4, 1847
30th-31st March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851 JSGreen.jpg James S. Green Democratic
32nd March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 No image.svg John G. Miller Whig Redistricted to the 5th district
33rd March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 No image.svg James J. Lindley Whig
34th March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Opposition
Vacant March 4, 1857 – December 7, 1857
35th-37th December 7, 1857 – July 13, 1861) John Bullock Clark, Senior.jpg John B. Clark Democratic Elected after James S. Green was elected to US Senate prior to being seated, Expelled after taking up arms against the Union
Vacant July 13, 1861 – January 20, 1862
37th January 20, 1862 – March 3, 1863 William A Hall.jpg William A. Hall Democratic Redistricted to the 8th district
38th March 4, 1863- March 14, 1863 No image.svg John W. Noell Unconditional Unionist Redistricted from the 7th district, Died
Vacant March 14, 1863 – December 7, 1863
38th December 7, 1863 – March 3, 1865) JohnGuierScott.jpg John G. Scott Democratic
39th March 4, 1865 – March 4, 1867 Hon. Thomas E. Noell, Mo, Capt, 19th U.S. Infantry - NARA - 527638.jpg Thomas E. Noell Republican
40th March 4, 1867 – October 3, 1867 Democratic Died
Vacant October 3, 1867 – December 17, 1867
40th-42nd December 17, 1867 – March 3, 1873 No image.svg James R. McCormick Democratic
43rd-44th March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877 No image.svg William H. Stone Democratic
45th March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879 Lyne Shackelford Metcalfe.jpg Lyne Metcalfe Republican
46th-47th March 4, 1879 – March 2, 1883 No image.svg Richard G. Frost Democratic Lost contested election
47th March 2, 1883 – March 3, 1883 No image.svg Gustavus Sessinghaus Republican Won contested election
48th-55th March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1899 AlexanderDockery.jpg Alexander M. Dockery Democratic
56th-58th March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1905 No image.svg John Dougherty Democratic
59th March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907 No image.svg Frank B. Klepper Republican
60th-65th March 4, 1907 – December 15, 1919 JoshuaWillisAlexander.jpg Joshua W. Alexander Democratic Resigned after being appointed US Secretary of Commerce
Vacant December 15, 1919 – February 14, 1920
66th February 14, 1920 – March 3, 1921 Jacob L. Milligan.jpg Jacob L. Milligan Democratic
67th March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923 No image.svg Henry F. Lawrence Republican
68th-72nd March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933 Jacob L. Milligan.jpg Jacob L. Milligan Democratic Redistricted to the At-large district
73rd March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 District inactive, all representatives elected At-large on a general ticket
74th-77th January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1943 No image.svg Richard M. Duncan Democratic Redistricted from the At-large district
78th-80th January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949 No image.svg William C. Cole Republican
81st-82nd January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953 No image.svg Phil J. Welch Democratic
83rd-94th January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1977 LeonorSullivan.jpg Leonor Sullivan Democratic
95th-108th January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2005 Dick Gephardt.jpg Dick Gephardt Democratic
109th-112th January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2013 Russcarnahan.jpeg Russ Carnahan Democratic
113th-Present January 3, 2013 – present Blaine Luetkemeyer.jpg Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican Redistricted from the 9th district, Incumbent

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ "UPDATE: House Redistricting Committee Unveils Map". OzarksFirst.com. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 

Coordinates: 38°34′41″N 91°33′48″W / 38.57806°N 91.56333°W / 38.57806; -91.56333