Ohio's 8th congressional district

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Ohio's 8th congressional district
Ohio's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Ohio's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Vacant ()
Distribution 77.95% urban, 22.05% rural
Population (2010) 724,285[1]
Median income $49,728
Ethnicity 89.11% White, 5.90% Black, 1.53% Asian, 3.03% Hispanic, 0.25% Native American, 3.21% other
Cook PVI R+14

Ohio's 8th congressional district sits on the west side of Ohio, bordering Indiana. The cities of Hamilton, Fairfield, Middletown, Springfield, Eaton, Greenville, Piqua, Troy, and parts of Dayton, Riverside, and Wright Patterson Air Force Base are part of the district. The district was represented by Republican John Boehner, the 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. On September 25, 2015, Boehner announced his resignation from the speakership and retirement from Congress, which became effective on October 31, 2015.[2]

List of representatives[edit]

Portrait Representative Party Congress Term Notes
District created March 4, 1823
No image.svg   William Wilson
March 19, 1773 – June 6, 1827
(aged 54)
Crawford Republican 18th March 4, 1823

March 3, 1825
Died
  National Republican 19th
20th
March 4, 1825

June 6, 1827
William Stanbery.jpg   William Stanbery
August 10, 1788 – January 23, 1873
(aged 84)
Democratic 20th
21st
October 9, 1827

March 3, 1831
Lost renomination
  National Republican 22nd March 4, 1831

March 3, 1833
No image.svg   Jeremiah McLene
1767 – March 19, 1837
(aged 59/60)
Democratic 23rd
24th
March 4, 1833

March 3, 1837
Lost re-election
No image.svg   Joseph Ridgway
May 6, 1783 - February 1, 1861
(aged 77)
Whig 25th
26th
27th
March 4, 1837

March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Inskeep Vanmeter.jpg   John I. Vanmeter
February 1798 – August 3, 1875
(aged 77)
Whig 28th March 4, 1843

March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Allen G. Thurman (Baker, Columbus Ohio).png   Allen G. Thurman
November 13, 1813 – December 12, 1895
(aged 82)
Democratic 29th March 4, 1845

March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg   John L. Taylor
March 7, 1805 – September 6, 1870
(aged 65)
Whig 30th
31st
32nd
March 4, 1847

March 3, 1853
Redistricted to the 10th district
No image.svg   Moses Bledso Corwin
January 5, 1790 – April 7, 1872
(aged 82)
Whig 33rd March 4, 1853

March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Benjamin Stanton-ppmsca.26739.jpg   Benjamin Stanton
June 4, 1809 – June 2, 1872
(aged 62)
Opposition 34th March 4, 1855

March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
  Republican 35th
36th
March 4, 1857

March 3, 1861
Samuel Shellabarger cph.3a00888.jpg   Samuel Shellabarger
December 10, 1817 – August 7, 1896
(aged 78)
Republican 37th March 4, 1861

March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Wiliam Johnston (congressman) cropped.jpg   William Johnston
1819 - May 1, 1866
(aged 46/47)
Democratic 38th March 4, 1863

March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James Randolph Hubbell from findagrave.jpg   James Randolph Hubbell
July 13, 1824 – November 26, 1890
(aged 66)
Republican 39th March 4, 1865

March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Cornelius S. Hamilton (ancestry.com).jpg   Cornelius S. Hamilton
January 2, 1821 – December 22, 1867
(aged 46)
Republican 40th March 4, 1867

December 22, 1867
Died
John Beatty.jpg   John Beatty
December 16, 1828 – December 4, 1914
(aged 85)
Republican 40th
41st
42nd
February 5, 1868

March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Lawrence (Ohio Republican) 1874.jpg   William Lawrence
June 26, 1819 – May 8, 1899
(aged 79)
Republican 43rd
44th
March 4, 1873

March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
J. Warren Keifer - Brady-Handy.jpg   J. Warren Keifer
January 30, 1836 – April 22, 1932
(aged 96)
Republican 45th March 4, 1877

March 3, 1879
Redistricted to the 4th district
Ebenezer B. Finley 1915.jpg   Ebenezer B. Finley
July 31, 1833 – August 22, 1916
(aged 83)
Democratic 46th March 4, 1879

March 3, 1881
Redistricted from the 14th district
J. Warren Keifer - Brady-Handy.jpg   J. Warren Keifer
January 30, 1836 – April 22, 1932
(aged 96)
Republican 47th
48th
March 4, 1881

March 3, 1885
Seal of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives.svg
Speaker of the House
(1881-1883)
Redistricting from the 4th district
John Little (congressman).jpg   John Little
April 25, 1837 - October 18, 1900
(aged 63)
Republican 49th March 4, 1885

March 3, 1887
Redistricted to 7th district,
lost re-election
Robert P Kennedy.jpg   Robert P. Kennedy
January 23, 1840 – May 6, 1918
(aged 78)
Republican 50th
51st
March 4, 1887

March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Darius D. Hare 1896.jpg   Darius D. Hare
January 9, 1843 – February 10, 1897
(aged 54)
Democratic 52nd March 4, 1891

March 3, 1893
Redistricted to the 13th district
Luther M. Strong 1895.jpg   Luther M. Strong
June 23, 1838 – April 26, 1903
(aged 64)
Republican 53rd
54th
March 4, 1893

March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Archibald Lybrand 1899.jpg   Archibald Lybrand
May 23, 1840 – February 7, 1910
(aged 69)
Republican 55th
56th
March 4, 1897

March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William R. Warnock 1897.jpg   William R. Warnock
August 29, 1838 – July 30, 1918
(aged 79)
Republican 57th
58th
March 4, 1901

March 3, 1905
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ralph D. Cole.jpg   Ralph D. Cole
November 30, 1873 - October 15, 1932
(aged 58)
Republican 59th
60th
61st
March 4, 1905

March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Frank B. Willis 1903.jpg   Frank B. Willis
December 28, 1871 – March 30, 1928
(aged 56)
Republican 62nd
63rd
March 4, 1911

January 9, 1915
Resigned after being elected Governor
John Alexander Key head crop.jpg   John A. Key
December 30, 1871 - March 4, 1954
(aged 82)
Democratic 64th
65th
March 4, 1915

March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
R. Clint Cole head and shoulder crop.jpg   R. Clint Cole
August 21, 1870 - February 8, 1957
(aged 86)
Republican 66th
67th
68th
March 4, 1919

March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas Brooks Fletcher 1910.png   Thomas B. Fletcher
October 10, 1879 - July 1, 1945
(aged 65)
Democratic 69th
70th
March 4, 1925

March 3, 1929
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Grant E. Mouser, Jr. 1921.jpg   Grant E. Mouser, Jr.
February 20, 1895 - December 21, 1943
(aged 48)
Republican 71st
72nd
March 4, 1929

March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas Brooks Fletcher 1910.png   Thomas B. Fletcher
October 10, 1879 - July 1, 1945
(aged 65)
Democratic 73rd
74th
75th
March 4, 1933

January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg   Frederick Cleveland Smith
July 29, 1884 – July 16, 1956
(aged 71)
Republican 76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
January 3, 1939

January 3, 1951
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jackson Edward Betts 87th Congress 1961.jpg   Jackson Edward Betts
May 26, 1904 – August 13, 1993
(aged 89)
Republican 91st January 3, 1951

January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Walter E. Powell 93rd Congress 1973.jpg   Walter E. Powell
(1931-04-25) April 25, 1931 (age 84)
Republican 93rd January 3, 1973

January 3, 1975
Redistricted from the 24th district
Tom Kindness 97th Congress 1981.jpg   Tom Kindness
August 26, 1929 – January 8, 2004
(aged 74)
Republican 94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
January 3, 1975

January 3, 1987
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Buz Lukens 91st Congress 1969.jpg   Buz Lukens
February 11, 1931 – May 22, 2010
(aged 79)
Republican 100th
101st
January 3, 1987

October 24, 1990
Resigned
John Boehner official portrait.jpg   John Boehner
(1949-11-17) November 17, 1949 (age 66)
Republican 114th January 3, 1991

October 31, 2015
Seal of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives.svg
Speaker of the House
(2011–2015)
Retired
Seal of the United States House of Representatives.svg
Vacant since October 31, 2015

Recent election results[edit]

District boundaries, 2003 - 2013
Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 Fred H. Guthery: 36,665 Clint Cole (incumbent): 43,473  
1922 H. H. Hartmann: 34,105 Clint Cole (incumbent): 37,065  
1924 Thomas B. Fletcher: 38,439 Clint Cole (incumbent): 33,258 Charles E. Lukens: 555
1926 Thomas B. Fletcher (incumbent): 30,167 James R. Hopley: 23,247  
1928 Thomas B. Fletcher (incumbent): 38,651 Grant E. Mouser, Jr.: 42,199  
1930 Carl W. Smith: 33,906 Grant E. Mouser, Jr. (incumbent): 35,663  
1932 Thomas B. Fletcher: 45,930 Grant E. Mouser, Jr.: 41,234  
1934 Thomas B. Fletcher (incumbent): 39,466 Gertrude Jones: 36,112  
1936 Thomas B. Fletcher (incumbent): 49,668 Grant E. Mouser, Jr.: 42,565  
1938 Thomas B. Fletcher (incumbent): 33,972 Frederick C. Smith: 40,772  
1940 Kenneth M. Petri: 44,605 Frederick C. Smith (incumbent): 49,218  
1942 Thomas B. Fletcher: 22,753 Frederick C. Smith (incumbent): 33,797  
1944 Roy Warren Roof: 34,494 Frederick C. Smith (incumbent): 51,253  
1946 John T. Siemon: 22,945 Frederick C. Smith (incumbent): 40,755  
1948 Andrew T. Durbin: 36,685 Frederick C. Smith (incumbent): 43,929  
1950 W. Dexter Hazen: 28,379 Jackson E. Betts: 47,761  
1952 Henry P. Drake: 34,474 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 75,768  
1954 Thomas M. Dowd: 30,592 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 52,196  
1956 Robert M. Corry: 40,716 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 70,690  
1958 Virgil M. Gase: 39,343 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 62,232  
1960 Virgil M. Gase: 38,871 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 81,373  
1962 Morris Laderman: 28,400 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 66,458  
1964 Frank B. Bennett: 45,445 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 73,395  
1966 Frank B. Bennett: 38,787 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 78,933  
1968 Marie Baker: 40,898 Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 101,974  
1970   Jackson E. Betts (incumbent): 90,916  
1972 James D. Ruppert: 73,344 Walter E. Powell*: 80,050  
1974 T. Edward Strinko: 45,701 Tom Kindness: 51,097 Don Gingerich: 23,616
1976 John W. Griffin: 46,424 Tom Kindness (incumbent): 110,775 Joseph F. Payton: 4,158
1978 Luella R. Schroeder: 32,493 Tom Kindness (incumbent): 81,156 George Hahn: 3
1980 John W. Griffin: 44,162 Tom Kindness (incumbent): 139,590  
1982 John W. Griffin: 49,877 Tom Kindness (incumbent): 98,527  
1984 John T. Francis: 46,673 Tom Kindness (incumbent): 155,200  
1986 John W. Griffin: 46,195 Donald "Buz" Lukens: 98,475  
1988 John W. Griffin: 49,084 Donald "Buz" Lukens (incumbent): 154,164  
1990 Gregory V. Jolivette: 63,584 John Boehner*: 99,955  
1992 Fred Sennet: 62,033 John Boehner (incumbent): 176,362  
1994   John Boehner (incumbent): 148,338  
1996 Jeffrey D. Kitchen: 61,515 John Boehner (incumbent): 165,815 William Baker (N): 8,613
1998 John W. Griffin: 52,912 John Boehner (incumbent): 127,979  
2000 John G. Parks: 66,293 John Boehner (incumbent): 179,756 David R. Shock (L): 3,802
2002 Jeff Hardenbrook: 49,444 John Boehner (incumbent): 119,947  
2004 Jeff Hardenbrook: 87,769 John Boehner (incumbent): 195,923  
2006 Mort Meier: 74,641 John Boehner (incumbent): 132,743  
2008 Nicholas von Stein: 74,848 John Boehner (incumbent): 163,586  
2010 Justin Coussoule: 65,883 John Boehner (incumbent): 142,731 David Harlow (L): 5,121
James Condit (C): 3,701
2012[3] John Boehner : 246,380 James Condit (C) : 1.938
2014 Tom Poetter: 51,534 John Boehner (incumbent): 126,539 James Condit (C): 10,257

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Coordinates: 40°0′N 84°30′W / 40.000°N 84.500°W / 40.000; -84.500

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
December 5, 1881 – March 4, 1883
Succeeded by
Kentucky's 6th congressional district
Preceded by
California's 8th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
January 5, 2011 – October 29, 2015
Succeeded by
Wisconsin's 1st congressional district