South Dakota's 2nd congressional district

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South Dakota's 2nd congressional district is an obsolete district. It was created after the 1910 census and abolished after the 1980 census. Members were elected at-large until the formation of individual districts after the 1910 Census. From 1913 until 1933, the 2nd District covered much of northeastern South Dakota, including the cities of Aberdeen, Brookings, Huron, and Watertown.[1] When South Dakota's 3rd congressional district was eliminated after the 1930 Census, the 2nd District was relocated to cover all of the counties in South Dakota west of the Missouri River.[2] Population changes eventually moved the district's boundaries further east. During the 97th Congress, it covered all but the 21 easternmost counties in the state.[3]

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Representative Party Years of Service District Home Notes
District created March 4, 1913
63rd Burke 14886r.jpg Charles H. Burke Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Pierre Redistricted from the At-large district in 1912.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
64th RoyalCJohnson.jpg Royal C. Johnson Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
Highmore Lost re-election.
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd Theodore B. Werner.jpg Theodore B. Werner Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
Rapid City Lost re-election.
74th
75th Francis Higbee Case.jpg Francis H. Case Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1951
Custer Retired to run for U.S. Senate
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd EYBerry.jpg E. Y. Berry Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1971
McLaughlin Retired.
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd James Abourezk.jpg James Abourezk Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Rapid City Retired to run for U.S. Senate
93rd JamesAbdnor.jpg James Abdnor Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
Kennebec Retired to run for U.S. Senate


94th
95th
96th
97th Clint Roberts.png Clint Roberts Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Presho Redistricted to the at large seat and lost re-election.
District eliminated January 3, 1983

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Congressional Directory, 63rd Congress (1913) through 72nd Congress (1931)
  2. ^ Official Congressional Directory, 73rd Congress (1933)
  3. ^ Official Congressional Directory, 9th Congress (1981)