Illinois's 20th congressional district

The 20th congressional district of Illinois was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in Illinois. It was eliminated as a result of the 2000 Census. It was last represented by John Shimkus who was redistricted into the 19th district.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
John R. Thomas Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
48th
49th
50th
Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1882.
[data unknown/missing]
 
George W. Smith
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
51st
52nd
53rd
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
 
Orlando Burrell
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [data unknown/missing]
James R. Campbell Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th [data unknown/missing]
 
James R. Williams
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 24th district.
 
Henry T. Rainey
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1921
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
[data unknown/missing]
 
Guy L. Shaw
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th [data unknown/missing]
 
Henry T. Rainey
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
August 19, 1934
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant August 19, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
73rd
 
Scott W. Lucas
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
[data unknown/missing]
 
James M. Barnes
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
76th
77th
[data unknown/missing]
 
Sid Simpson
Republican January 3, 1943 –
October 26, 1958
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant October 26, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
85th
 
Edna O. Simpson
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th [data unknown/missing]
 
Paul Findley
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1983
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
[data unknown/missing]
 
Dick Durbin
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1997
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
John Shimkus
Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 19th district.

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
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Texas's 15th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
March 9, 1933 – August 19, 1934
Succeeded by
Tennessee's 5th congressional district