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Indiana's 10th congressional district

Indiana's 10th congressional district was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in Indiana. It encompassed roughly the "Old City Limits" of Indianapolis from 1983-2003. The district was re-drawn after the 1980 census and eliminated when Indiana's representation in the House of Representatives fell from 10 to nine after the 2000 Census.

Congresswoman Julia Carson, who formerly represented the 10th, was elected in 2002 to represent to the re-drawn Indiana's 7th congressional district. This district was redrawn to include the old 10th plus some new territory outside the old boundaries. The old 7th district was absorbed as part of Indiana's 4th congressional district and Indiana's 8th congressional district in 2003.

From 1983-2003, the 10th had just two representatives, Congressman Andrew Jacobs, Jr. and Congresswoman Julia Carson. Carson was the second African-American to represent any part of Indiana in Congress. Katie Hall was the first, having represented the Indiana's 1st congressional district, from 1982-1985

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1843
  Andrew Kennedy Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Redistricted from the 5th district.
  William R. Rockhill Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
  Andrew J. Harlan Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
  Samuel Brenton Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
  Ebenezer M. Chamberlain Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
  Samuel Brenton Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th
35th
Died.
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 29, 1857
Vacant March 29, 1857 –
December 7, 1857
  Charles Case Republican December 7, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
[Data unknown/missing.]
  William Mitchell Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
  Joseph K. Edgerton Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th [Data unknown/missing.]
  Joseph H. Defrees Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
  William Williams Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
40th
41st
42nd
Redistricted to the At-large district.
  Henry B. Sayler Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
  William S. Haymond Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
  William H. Calkins Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
45th
46th
Redistricted to the 13th district.
  Mark L. De Motte Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th [Data unknown/missing.]
  Thomas J. Wood Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.]
  William D. Owen Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
49th
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
  David H. Patton Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
  Thomas Hammond Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd [Data unknown/missing.]
  Jethro A. Hatch Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
  Edgar D. Crumpacker Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1913
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
  John B. Peterson Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd [Data unknown/missing.]
  William R. Wood Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Finly H. Gray Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Raymond S. Springer Republican January 3, 1939 –
August 28, 1947
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
Died.
Vacant August 28, 1947 –
November 4, 1947
  Ralph Harvey Republican November 4, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Randall S. Harmon Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th [Data unknown/missing.]
  Ralph Harvey Republican January 3, 1961 –
December 30, 1966
87th
88th
89th
Resigned.
Vacant December 30, 1966 –
January 3, 1967
  Richard L. Roudebush Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1969
90th Redistricted from the 6th district.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
  David W. Dennis Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1975
91st
92nd
93rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
  Philip Sharp Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
  Andrew Jacobs, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1997
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Redistricted from the 11th district.
  Julia Carson Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted to the 7th district.
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 10th congressional districtEdit

As of May 2015, one former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 10th congressional district is alive. The most recent representative to die was Andrew Jacobs Jr. (served 1983-1997) on December 28, 2013. The most recently serving representative to die was Julia Carson (served 1997-2003) on December 15, 2007.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Phil Sharp 1975–1983 (1942-07-15) July 15, 1942 (age 76)

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

Coordinates: 39°45′N 86°9′W / 39.750°N 86.150°W / 39.750; -86.150