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Iowa's 7th congressional district is a former congressional district in Iowa. It was eliminated after the 1970 election, leaving Iowa with six congressional districts. The state has since been reduced to four congressional districts.

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RedistrictingEdit

The 7th District was reformed for the 1932 election and Iowa dropped its 10th and 11th districts. Cassius C. Dowell ran for and won the 6th Congressional District, while Otha D. Wearin took over the 7th Congressional District. The district was eliminated as a result of the 1970 census. All of the district was then put in the 5th congressional district, with the exception of Crawford and Monona counties which were put in the 6th district.

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Term Cong
ress
District Residence (County) Note
District created
March 4, 1873
  John A. Kasson Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877 43rd
44th
Polk
  Henry J. B. Cummings Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879 45th Madison
  Edward H. Gillette Greenback March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881 46th Polk
  John A. Kasson Republican March 4, 1881 – July 13, 1884 47th
48th
Polk Resigned after being appointed US Ambassador to Germany
Vacant
July 13, 1884 - December 2, 1884
  Hiram Y. Smith Republican December 2, 1884 – March 3, 1885 48th Polk
  Edwin H. Conger Republican March 4, 1885 – October 3, 1890 49th
50th
51st
Dallas Resigned after being appointed US Ambassador to Brazil
Vacant
October 3, 1890 - November 4, 1890
  Edward R. Hays Republican November 4, 1890 – March 3, 1891 51st Marion
  John A. T. Hull Republican March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1911 52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
Polk
  Solomon F. Prouty Republican March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1915 62nd
63rd
Polk
  Cassius C. Dowell Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1933 64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Polk Redistricted to the 6th district
  Otha Wearin Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939 73rd
74th
75th
Mills
  Ben F. Jensen Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1965 76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Audubon
  John R. Hansen Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967 89th Carroll
  William J. Scherle Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1973 90th
91st
92nd
Mills Redistricted to the 5th district
District eliminated
January 3, 1973

Election HistoryEdit

Year [1]

Party Affiliation Winner Number of Votes Party Affiliation Loser Number of Votes Percentage of Votes
1920 Republican Cassius C. Dowell 41,644 Socialist Charles Gay 1,272 97% - 3%
1922 Republican Cassius C. Dowell 34,012 Democrat Winfred E. Robb 19,987 62% - 36%
1924 Republican Cassius C. Dowell 66,550 Democrat William M. Wade 18,454 78% - 22%
1926 Republican Cassius C. Dowell 34,159 Democrat William M. Wade 10,255 77% - 23%
1928 Republican Cassius C. Dowell 72,404 N/A N/A 0 100% - 0%
1930 Republican Cassius C. Dowell 36,715 Democrat Carl Evans 11,372 76% - 24%
1932 Democrat Otha D. Wearin 57,803 Republican Charles Edward Swanson 44,925 56% - 43%
1934 Democrat Otha D. Wearin 51,395 Republican Charles Edward Swanson 47,508 52% - 48%
1936 Democrat Otha D. Wearin 61,398 Republican Henry K. Peterson 59,834 50% - 49%
1938 Republican Ben F. Jensen 54,922 Democrat Roger F. Warin 37,992 59% - 41%
1940 Republican Ben F. Jensen 71,633 Democrat Ernest M. Miller 50,644 59% - 41%
1942 Republican Ben F. Jensen 49,086 Democrat Jess Alton 27,409 64% - 36%
1944 Republican Ben F. Jensen 66,905 Democrat Albert McGinn 41,802 62% - 38%
1946 Republican Ben F. Jensen 40,152 Democrat Philip A. Allen 23,567 63% - 37%
1948 Republican Ben F. Jensen 59,173 Democrat W. A. Byers 44,857 57% - 43%
1950 Republican Ben F. Jensen 55,291 Democrat James A. Hart 33,617 62% - 38%
1952 Republican Ben F. Jensen 82,462 Democrat Thomas J. Keleher 39,999 67% - 33%
1954 Republican Ben F. Jensen 51,022 Democrat Elmer G. Carlson 33,492 60% - 40%
1956 Republican Ben F. Jensen 64,967 Democrat John L. Jensen 52,389 55% - 45%
1958 Republican Ben F. Jensen 41,053 Democrat Ellsworth O. Hays 38,660 52% - 48%
1960 Republican Ben F. Jensen 66,037 Democrat Duane Orton 52,214 56% - 44%
1962 Republican Ben F. Jensen 56,341 Democrat Ed Peters 44,171 56% - 44%
1964 Democrat John R. Hansen 78,243 Republican Ben F. Jensen 67,942 54% - 46%
1966 Republican William J. Scherle 64,217 Democrat John R. Hansen 44,529 59% - 41%
1968 Republican William J. Scherle 64,217 Democrat Richard C. Oshlo 44,529 48% - 33%
1970 Republican William J. Scherle 53,084 Democrat Lou Galetich 31,552 63% - 37%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election Statistics,". 2005. Archived from the original on 2007-07-25.