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Kansas's 5th congressional district

Kansas's 5th congressional district is an obsolete district for representation in the United States House of Representatives.

It existed from 1885 to 1993.

GeographyEdit

The Former District contained some of the southern suburbs of Wichita, as well as the towns of Pittsburg. Most of the district was rural.[citation needed]

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1885
 
John A. Anderson
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Independent Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
 
John Davis
Populist March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
54th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William A. Calderhead
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
55th [Data unknown/missing.]
William D. Vincent Populist March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
56th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William A. Calderhead
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1911
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Rollin R. Rees Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Guy T. Helvering Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James G. Strong
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William A. Ayres
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
August 22, 1934
73rd Redistricted from the 8th district.
Resigned when appointed to the Federal Trade Commission.
Vacant August 22, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
 
John M. Houston
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
74th
75th
76th
77th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Clifford R. Hope
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1957
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
Redistricted from the 7th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
James F. Breeding Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1963
85th
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joe Skubitz
Republican January 3, 1963 –
December 31, 1978
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1978 –
January 3, 1979
95th
 
Bob Whittaker
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1991
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Dick Nichols
Republican January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1993
102nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district and lost renomination there.
District eliminated January 3, 1993

Living former MembersEdit

As of June 2019, there is one living former member. The most recent representative to die was Dick Nichols (served 1991–1993) on March 7, 2019.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Bob Whittaker 1979–1991 (1939-09-18) September 18, 1939 (age 80)

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