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Illinois's 21st congressional district

The 21st 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 1990 Census. It was last represented by Jerry Costello who was redistricted into the 12th District.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1895
Everett J. Murphy Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jehu Baker
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William A. Rodenberg
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
56th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Fred J. Kern
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th [Data unknown/missing.]
Ben F. Caldwell Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th Redistricted from the 17th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Zeno J. Rives
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1907
59th [Data unknown/missing.]
Ben F. Caldwell Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
60th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
James M. Graham
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1915
61st
62nd
63rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Loren E. Wheeler
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
64th
65th
66th
67th
[Data unknown/missing.]
J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
68th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Loren E. Wheeler
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1927
69th [Data unknown/missing.]
J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
70th [Data unknown/missing.]
Frank M. Ramey Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
71st [Data unknown/missing.]
J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1931 –
October 6, 1933
72nd
73rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned after becoming judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Vacant October 6, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Harry H. Mason Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
74th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frank W. Fries
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1941
75th
76th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George E. Howell
Republican January 3, 1941 –
October 5, 1947
77th
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned after becoming judge of the US Court of Claims
Vacant October 5, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
 
Peter F. Mack Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1963
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Kenneth J. Gray
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the 25th district.
Redistricted to the 24th district.
 
Edward R. Madigan
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 15th district.
 
Melvin Price
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
April 22, 1988
98th
99th
100th
Redistricted from the 23rd district.
Died.
Vacant April 22, 1988 –
August 9, 1988
 
Jerry Costello
Democratic August 9, 1988 –
January 3, 1993
100th
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 12th district.
District inactive January 3, 1993 –
Present

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 21st congressional districtEdit

As of May 2015, one former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 21st congressional district is alive. The most recent representative to die was Kenneth J. Gray (1963-1973) on July 12, 2014. The most recently serving representative to die was Charles Melvin Price (1983-1988), who died in office on April 22, 1988.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Jerry Costello 1988 - 1993 (1949-09-25) September 25, 1949 (age 70)

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