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.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
[data unknown/missing]
 
George W. Smith
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
 
Orlando Burrell
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected in 1894.
[data unknown/missing]
James R. Campbell Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th Elected in 1896.
[data unknown/missing]
 
James R. Williams
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Redistricted to the 24th district.
 
Henry T. Rainey
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1921
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Guy L. Shaw
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th Elected in 1920.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Henry T. Rainey
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
August 19, 1934
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Died.
Vacant August 19, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
73rd
 
Scott W. Lucas
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
[data unknown/missing]
 
James M. Barnes
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
76th
77th
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Sid Simpson
Republican January 3, 1943 –
October 26, 1958
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Died.
Vacant October 26, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
85th
 
Edna O. Simpson
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th Elected in 1958.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Paul Findley
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1983
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Dick Durbin
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1997
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
John Shimkus
Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000
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