Illinois's 25th congressional district

The 25th 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 1960 Census. It was last represented by Kenneth J. Gray who was redistricted into the 21st district.

Illinois's 25th congressional district
Obsolete district
Created1900
Eliminated1960
Years active1903-1963

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1903
 
George W. Smith
Republican March 4, 1903 –
November 30, 1907
58th
59th
60th
Redistricted from the 22nd district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Died.
Vacant November 30, 1907 –
February 15, 1908
60th
 
Napoleon B. Thistlewood
Republican February 15, 1908 –
March 3, 1913
60th
61st
62nd
Elected to finish Smith's term.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Lost re-election.
 
Robert P. Hill
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd Elected in 1912.
Lost re-election.
 
Edward E. Denison
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1931
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Lost re-election.
 
Kent E. Keller
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1941
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
Elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Lost re-election.
 
C. W. Bishop
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1949
77th
78th
79th
80th
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Redistricted to the 26th district.
 
Melvin Price
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
81st
82nd
Redistricted from the 22nd district and re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Redistricted to the 24th district.
 
C. W. Bishop
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1955
83rd Redistricted from the 26th district and re-elected in 1952.
Lost re-election.
 
Kenneth J. Gray
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 21st district.
District inactive since January 3, 1963

Electoral historyEdit

1960 – 1952Edit

1960 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kenneth J. Gray (incumbent) 92,227 57.90 -0.32%
Republican Gordon E. Kerr 67,067 42.10 +0.32%
Total votes 159,294 100.0
1958 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kenneth J. Gray (incumbent) 78,385 58.22 +4.39%
Republican Carl D. Sneed 56,257 41.78 -4.39%
Total votes 134,642 100.0
1956 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kenneth J. Gray (incumbent) 82,845 53.83 +1.22%
Republican Samuel J. Scott 71,048 46.17 -1.22%
Total votes 153,893 100.0
1954 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kenneth J. Gray 69,562 52.61 +8.80%
Republican C. W. "Runt" Bishop (incumbent) 62,659 47.39 -8.80%
Total votes 132,221 100.0
1952 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican C. W. "Runt" Bishop 88,810 56.19 +21.05%
Democratic C. Edwin Hair 69,245 43.81 -21.05%
Total votes 158,055 100.0

1950 – 1942Edit

1950 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Melvin Price (incumbent) 78,812 64.86 -4.64%
Republican Roger D. Jones 42,696 35.14 +4.64%
Total votes 121,508 100.0
1948 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Melvin Price 101,927 69.50 +29.28%
Republican Russell H. Classen 44,728 30.50 -29.28%
Total votes 146,655 100.0
1946 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican C. W. (Runt) Bishop (incumbent) 53,831 59.78 +6.29%
Democratic Sherman S. Carr 36,217 40.22 -6.29%
Total votes 90,048 100.0
1944 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican C. W. (Runt) Bishop (incumbent) 57,672 53.49 -1.58%
Democratic Kent E. Keller 50,140 46.51 +1.58%
Total votes 107,812 100.0
1942 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican C. W. (Runt) Bishop (incumbent) 49,965 55.07 +4.61%
Democratic Kent E. Keller 40,762 44.93 -4.61%
Total votes 90,727 100.0

1940 – 1932Edit

1940 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican C. W. (Runt) Bishop 69,165 50.46 +2.76%
Democratic Kent E. Keller (incumbent) 67,891 49.54 -2.76%
Total votes 137,056 100.0
1938 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kent E. Keller (incumbent) 59,203 52.30 -1.56%
Republican R. G. Crisenberry 53,999 47.70 +1.56%
Total votes 113,202 100.0
1936 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kent E. Keller (incumbent) 68,995 53.86 -0.98%
Republican J. Lester Buford 59,101 46.14 +0.99%
Total votes 128,096 100.0
1934 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kent E. Keller (incumbent) 55,824 54.84 -4.76%
Republican J. Lester Buford 45,955 45.15 +4.75%
Write-in 15 0.01 N/A
Total votes 101,794 100.0
1932 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kent E. Keller (incumbent) 64,286 59.60 +6.98%
Republican Edward E. Denison 43,580 40.40 -6.98%
Total votes 107,866 100.0

1930 – 1922Edit

1930 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kent E. Keller 38,796 52.62 +7.00%
Republican Edward E. Denison (incumbent) 34,927 47.38 -7.00%
Total votes 73,723 100.0
1928 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward E. Denison (incumbent) 51,025 54.38 -5.21%
Democratic A. F. Gourley 42,799 45.62 +5.21%
Total votes 93,824 100.0
1926 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward E. Denison (incumbent) 36,644 59.59 +1.48%
Democratic A. F. Gourley 24,849 40.41 -1.11%
Total votes 61,493 100.0
1924 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward E. Denison (incumbent) 47,080 58.11 +3.74%
Democratic Philip N. Lewis 33,638 41.52 +0.36%
Socialist David W. Kennedy 304 0.38 -1.30%
Total votes 81,022 100.0
1922 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward E. Denison (incumbent) 37,907 54.37 -3.81%
Democratic A. S. Caldwell 28,697 41.16 +7.49%
Farmer–Labor James McCollum 1,943 2.79 -3.95%
Socialist Norman M. Harris 1,170 1.68 +0.26%
Total votes 69,717 100.0

1920 – 1912Edit

1920 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward E. Denison (incumbent) 49,145 58.18 -2.23%
Democratic J. Herman Clayton 28,444 33.67 -5.92%
Farmer–Labor John H. Reed 5,690 6.74 N/A
Socialist Daniel Weldy 1,198 1.42 N/A
Total votes 84,477 100.0
1918 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward E. Denison (incumbent) 22,886 60.41 +8.25%
Democratic D. T. Woodard 15,000 39.59 -5.34%
Write-in 1 0.00 -0.04%
Total votes 37,887 100.0
1916 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward E. Denison (incumbent) 27,905 52.16 +4.22%
Democratic Andrew J. Rendleman 24,034 44.93 +2.55%
Socialist R. E. Baty 1,536 2.87 +0.09%
Write-in 23 0.04 +0.04%
Total votes 53,498 100.0
1914 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican E. E. Denison 20,271 47.94 +11.75%
Democratic Robert P. Hill (incumbent) 17,922 42.38 -0.93%
Progressive George W. Dowell 2,468 5.84 -8.34%
Socialist Paul H. Castle 1,176 2.78 -1.69%
Write-in 1 0.00 N/A
Total votes 42,288 100.0
1912 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Robert P. Hill 19,992 43.31 -0.93%
Republican Napoleon B. Thistlewood (incumbent) 16,706 36.19 -12.87%
Progressive Robert T. Cook 6,545 14.18 N/A
Socialist Paul H. Castle 2,063 4.47 -0.41%
Prohibition Charles F. Stalker 859 1.86 +0.04%
Total votes 46,165 100.0

1910 – 1902Edit

1910 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican N. B. Thistlewood (incumbent) 18,233 49.06 -2.57%
Democratic William D. Lyerle 16,442 44.24 +0.64%
Socialist Daniel Boone 1,815 4.88 +2.78%
Prohibition J. H. Davis 675 1.82 -0.86%
Total votes 37,165 100.0
1908 United States House of Representatives General Election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Napoleon B. Thistlewood (incumbent) 24,319 51.63 +4.46%
Democratic I. R. Spilman 20,537 43.60 +10.44%
Prohibition P. E. Michaels 1,262 2.68 N/A
Socialist Daniel W. Boone 987 2.10 -2.23%
Total votes 47,105 100.0
1908 United States House of Representatives Special Election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Napoleon B. Thistlewood 12,263 47.17 -5.47%
Democratic William H. Warder 8,620 33.16 -8.87%
Independent Republican Samuel T. Brush 3,987 15.34 N/A
Socialist Daniel W. Boone 1,125 4.33 +3.17%
Total votes 25,995 100.0
1906 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican George W. Smith (incumbent) 17,835 52.64 -2.95%
Democratic James M. Joplin 14,240 42.03 +5.83%
Prohibition Rebert H. Robertson 1,411 4.16 -1.53%
Socialist C. E. Ingraham 394 1.16 -1.36%
Total votes 33,880 100.0
1904 United States House of Representatives General Election[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican George W. Smith (incumbent) 22,527 55.59 +3.73%
Democratic Charles L. Otrich 14,668 36.20 -9.29%
Prohibition Charles F. Kiest 2,306 5.69 +3.04%
Socialist Daniel W. Boone 1,023 2.52 N/A
Total votes 40,524 100.0
1902 United States House of Representatives General Election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George W. Smith 18,743 51.86
Democratic James Lingle 16,444 45.49
Prohibition Clark Braden 958 2.65
Total votes 36,145 100.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "Downloadable Vote Totals". Illinois State Board of Elections. Illinois State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  2. ^ "IL District 25". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  3. ^ "IL District 25 Special Election". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  4. ^ "IL District 25". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2022-03-15.