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Illinois's 19th congressional district

The district from 2003 to 2013

The 19th Congressional District of Illinois was a congressional district in Illinois. The district became obsolete for 2013's 113th Congress, as population growth in Illinois was slower compared to other states. It was last represented by Republican John Shimkus, who was redistricted to the 15th district.

In its last incarnation, the district encompassed a large stretch of rural Southern Illinois, part of Springfield and a portion of the "Metro-East" area (the Illinois side of the Greater St. Louis, Missouri region).

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Notes
District created March 4, 1873
  Samuel S. Marshall Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 43rd Redistricted from the 11th district
  William B. Anderson Independent March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 44th
  Richard W. Townshend Democratic March 4, 1877 – March 9, 1889 45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
Died
Vacant March 9, 1889 - December 2, 1889
  James R. Williams Democratic December 2, 1889 – March 3, 1895 51st
52nd
53rd
  Benson Wood Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897 54th
  Andrew J. Hunter Democratic March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899 55th
  Joseph B. Crowley Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903 56th
57th
Redistricted to the 23rd district
  Vespasian Warner Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 58th Redistricted from the 13th district
  William B. McKinley Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1913 59th
60th
61st
62nd
  Charles M. Borchers Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 63rd
  William B. McKinley Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921 64th
65th
66th
  Allen F. Moore Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1925 67th
68th
  Charles Adkins Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933 69th
70th
71st
72nd
  Donald C. Dobbins Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937 73rd
74th
  Hugh M. Rigney Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939 75th
  William H. Wheat Republican January 3, 1939 – January 16, 1944 76th
77th
78th
Died
Vacant January 16, 1944 - June 13, 1944
  Rolla C. McMillen Republican June 13, 1944 – January 3, 1949 78th
79th
80th
Redistricted to the 22nd district
  Robert B. Chiperfield Republican January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1963 81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Redistricted from the 15th district
  Robert T. McLoskey Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 88th
  Gale Schisler Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967 89th
  Tom Railsback Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1983 90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
  Dan Crane Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1985 98th Redistricted from the 22nd district
  Terry L. Bruce Democratic January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1993 99th
100th
101st
102nd
  Glenn Poshard Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1999 103rd
104th
105th
Redistricted from the 22nd district
  David D. Phelps Democratic January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2003 106th
107th
  John Shimkus Republican January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013 108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 20th district
Redistricted to the 15th district
District inactive January 3, 2013

Election resultsEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 54 - 44%
2004 President Bush 61 - 39%
2000 President Bush 55 - 41%

Presidential voting resultsEdit

The district voted 61%–39% for George W. Bush in 2004. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of R +9.

Living former MembersEdit

As of May 2015, seven former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 19th congressional district are alive. The most recent representative to die was Robert T. McLoskey (served 1963–1965) on November 2, 1990.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Gale Schisler 1965 - 1967 (1933-03-02) March 2, 1933 (age 86)
Tom Railsback 1967 - 1983 (1932-01-22) January 22, 1932 (age 87)
Dan Crane 1983 - 1985 (1936-01-10) January 10, 1936 (age 83)
Terry L. Bruce 1985 - 1993 (1944-03-25) March 25, 1944 (age 75)
Glenn Poshard 1993 - 1999 (1945-10-30) October 30, 1945 (age 74)
David D. Phelps 1999 - 2003 (1947-10-26) October 26, 1947 (age 72)
John Shimkus 2003 - 2013 (1958-02-21) February 21, 1958 (age 61)

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

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