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Kentucky's 7th congressional district

United States House of Representatives, Kentucky District 7 was a district of the United States Congress in Kentucky.

It was eliminated in 1993 when reapportionment reduced Kentucky's House representation from seven seats to six. The eastern Kentucky region formerly in the 7th District is now largely in the 5th District. The last Congressman to represent the 7th District was Chris Perkins, who succeeded his father, Carl D. Perkins.

List of members representing the districtEdit

District created March 4, 1813.

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
Samuel McKee Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
13th
14th
Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Retired.
Clay, Garrard, Madison, and Mercer counties
 
George Robertson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
1821
15th
16th
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Re-elected in 1820.
Resigned before convening of Congress.
Vacant 1821 –
August 6, 1821
 
John S. Smith
Democratic-Republican August 6, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected to finish Robertson's term and seated December 3, 1821.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
Thomas P. Moore Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
Elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1827.
Retired.
Jessamine, Lincoln, Mercer, and Washington counties
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
John Kincaid Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
21st Elected in 1828.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Adair
Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Benjamin Hardin
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Pope
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
25th
26th
27th
[Data unknown/missing.]
William Thomasson Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Garnett Duncan Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Humphrey Marshall
Whig March 4, 1849 –
August 4, 1852
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed U.S. Minister to China.
Vacant August 4, 1852 –
December 6, 1852
 
William Preston
Whig December 6, 1852 –
March 3, 1855
32nd
33rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Humphrey Marshall
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
34th
35th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert Mallory
Opposition March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th
37th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Unionist March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
 
Brutus J. Clay
Unionist March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
George S. Shanklin
Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
James B. Beck
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1875
40th
41st
42nd
43rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joseph C. S. Blackburn
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1885
44th
45th
46th
47th
48th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William C. P. Breckinridge
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1895
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William C. Owens
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Evan E. Settle
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
November 16, 1899
55th
56th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant November 16, 1899 –
January 15, 1900
June W. Gayle Democratic January 15, 1900 –
March 3, 1901
56th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
South Trimble
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1907
57th
58th
59th
[Data unknown/missing.]
William P. Kimball Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
60th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
J. Campbell Cantrill
Democratic March 4, 1909 –
September 2, 1923
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
Died.
Vacant September 2, 1923 –
November 30, 1923
Joseph W. Morris Democratic November 30, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
68th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Virgil M. Chapman
Democratic March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1929
69th
70th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert E. L. Blackburn Republican March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
71st [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Virgil M. Chapman
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
72nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the at-large district.
District not in use March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
 
Andrew J. May
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1947
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1934.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Wendell H. Meade Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Carl D. Perkins
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
August 3, 1984
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant August 3, 1984 –
November 6, 1984
 
Chris Perkins
Democratic November 6, 1984 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
District eliminated January 3, 1993

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