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.

Illinois's 21st congressional district
Obsolete district
Created1895
Eliminated1990
Years active1895-1993

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 Elected in 1894.
Lost re-election.
 
Jehu Baker
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th Elected in 1896.
Retired.
 
William A. Rodenberg
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
56th Elected in 1898.
Lost re-election.
 
Fred J. Kern
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th Elected in 1900.
Redistricted to the 22nd district and lost re-election there.
 
Ben F. Caldwell
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th Redistricted from the 17th district and re-elected in 1902.
Lost re-election.
 
Zeno J. Rives
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1907
59th Elected in 1904.
Lost re-election.
 
Ben F. Caldwell
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
60th Elected again in 1906.
Retired.
 
James M. Graham
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1915
61st
62nd
63rd
Elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Lost re-election.
 
Loren E. Wheeler
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
64th
65th
66th
67th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
68th Elected in 1922.
Lost re-election.
 
Loren E. Wheeler
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1927
69th Elected again in 1924.
Lost re-election.
J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
70th Elected again in 1926.
Lost re-election.
Frank M. Ramey Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
71st Elected in 1928.
Retired.
J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1931 –
October 6, 1933
72nd
73rd
Elected again in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Resigned after becoming judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
Vacant October 6, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd
Harry H. Mason Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
74th Elected in 1934.
Retired.
 
Frank W. Fries
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1941
75th
76th
Elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Lost re-election.
 
George E. Howell
Republican January 3, 1941 –
October 5, 1947
77th
78th
79th
80th
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Resigned after becoming judge of the US Court of Claims.
Vacant October 5, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th
 
Peter F. Mack Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1963
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 20th district and lost re-election there.
 
Kenneth J. Gray
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the 25th district and re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the 24th district.
 
Edward R. Madigan
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
 
Melvin Price
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
April 22, 1988
98th
99th
100th
Redistricted from the 23rd district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Died.
Vacant April 22, 1988 –
August 9, 1988
100th
 
Jerry Costello
Democratic August 9, 1988 –
January 3, 1993
100th
101st
102nd
Elected to finish Price's term.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
District inactive January 3, 1993 – Present

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