Oklahoma's 7th congressional district

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Oklahoma's 7th Congressional district was a district that existed from 1915 through 1953, covering the southwestern portion of the state.

History[edit]

After the 1910 Census, Oklahoma was apportioned three new seats in addition to its five seats. Initially, for the years 1913 through 1915, Oklahoma elected those three new representatives at-large statewide. But starting with the 1914 election (for a term beginning in 1915), the state redistricted its eight seats, thereby adding a 6th district, 7th district, and 8th district

Oklahoma lost this seat in after the 1950 census reapportioned the state with only six seats, with most of the 7th District being merged into the 6th District.

List of representatives[edit]

Name Party Years Cong
ess
District residence Notes
District created March 4, 1915
JamesVMcClintic.jpg James V. McClintic Democratic March 4, 1915 – January 3, 1935 64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Snyder Lost renomination
Sam C. Massingale.jpg Sam C. Massingale Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 17, 1941 74th
75th
76th
77th
Cordell Died
Vacant January 17, 1941 – March 31, 1941
Victor Wickersham.jpg Victor Wickersham Democratic April 1, 1941 – January 3, 1947 77th
78th
79th
Mangum Lost renomination
Preston Peden.jpg Preston E. Peden Democratic January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 80th Altus Lost renomination
Victor Wickersham.jpg Victor Wickersham Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953 81st
82nd
Mangum Redistricted to the 6th district
District eliminated January 3, 1953

References[edit]

  • 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