Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

Massachusetts's 11th congressional district is an obsolete congressional district in eastern Massachusetts. It was eliminated in 1993 after the 1990 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Brian Donnelly; its most notable were John Quincy Adams following his term as president, eventual president John F. Kennedy and Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill.

Massachusetts's 11th congressional district, 1901
Massachusetts's current districts, since 2013

Cities and towns in the districtEdit

1790s-1880sEdit

1890sEdit

1893: Suffolk County: Boston, Wards 21, 22. 23, 25. "Middlesex County: City of Newton, towns of Belmont, Holliston, Sherborn, and Water- town. Norfolk County: Towns of Bellingham, Brookline, Dedham, Dover, Foxboro, Franklin, Hyde Park, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Sharon, Walpole, and Wrentham. Bristol County: Town of North Attleboro. Worcester County: Towns of Hopedale and Milford."[1]

1910s-1940sEdit

1916: Suffolk County: Boston Wards 10, 11 (Precincts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), 12, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23.[2]

1921: Boston (Wards 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23).[3]

1941: Boston (Wards 1, 2, 3, 22), Cambridge, Somerville (Wards 1, 2, 3).[4]

1960s-1980sEdit

1968: "Norfolk County: City of Quincy. Towns of Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, and Weymouth. Plymouth County: City of Brockton. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Ward 18."[5]

1977: "Norfolk County: City of Quincy. Towns of Avon, Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Randolph, and Stoughton. Plymouth County: City of Brockton. Towns of Abington and Whitman. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 15, 16, 17, 18."[6]

1985: "Norfolk County: City of Quincy. Towns of Avon, Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Randolph, and Weymouth. Plymouth County: City of Brockton. Towns of Abington, East Bridgewater, Rockland, West Bridgewater, and Whitman. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 15, 16, 17, and 18."[7]

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative
(District home)
Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
Theophilus Bradbury
(Newburyport)
Federalist March 4, 1795 –
July 24, 1797
4th
5th
Elected in 1795 on the third ballot.
Re-elected in 1796.
Resigned to become a Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice.
1795 – 1803
"4th Middle district"
Vacant July 25, 1797 –
November 26, 1797
Bailey Bartlett
(Essex County)
Federalist November 27, 1797 –
March 3, 1801
5th
6th
Elected August 4, 1797 to finish Bradbury's term and seated November 27, 1797.[8]
Re-elected in 1798.
Retired.
 
Manasseh Cutler
(Hamilton)
Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
7th Elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
William Stedman
([data unknown/missing])
Federalist March 4, 1803 –
July 16, 1810
8th
9th
10th
11th
Elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Resigned to become Clerk of Courts for Worcester County.
1803 – 1815
"Worcester North district"
Vacant July 16, 1810 –
October 8, 1810
 
Abijah Bigelow
(Leominster)
Federalist October 8, 1810 –
March 3, 1815
11th
12th
13th
Elected to finish Stedman's term.
Re-elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1812.
Redistricted to the 12th district and retired.
 
Elijah Brigham
(Westborough
(now Northborough))
Federalist March 4, 1815 –
February 22, 1816
14th Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 1814.
Died.
1815 – 1823
"Worcester South district"
Vacant February 22, 1816 –
December 1, 1816
Benjamin Adams
(Uxbridge)
Federalist December 2, 1816 –
March 3, 1821
14th
15th
16th
Elected August 26, 1816 to finish Brigham's term and seated December 2, 1816.[9]
Re-elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
Johnathan Russell
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 5th district and retired.
Aaron Hobart
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
[data unknown/missing]
1823 – 1833
[data unknown/missing]
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Joseph Richardson
([data unknown/missing])
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1831
20th
21st
Elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828.
Retired.
 
John Quincy Adams
(Braintree)
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd Elected in 1830.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
John Reed Jr.
([data unknown/missing])
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd
24th
25th
26th
Elected in 1833.
Re-elected in 1834.
Re-elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
[data unknown/missing]
1833 – 1843
[data unknown/missing]
Anti-
Masonic
March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
Barker Burnell
([data unknown/missing])
Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
District eliminated March 3, 1843
District recreated March 4, 1853
 
John Z. Goodrich
([data unknown/missing])
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Redistricted from the 7th district.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Mark Trafton
([data unknown/missing])
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [data unknown/missing]
 
Henry L. Dawes[10]
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
35th
36th
37th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
District eliminated 1863
District recreated 1873
 
Henry L. Dawes
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Redistricted from the 10th district.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Chester W. Chapin
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [data unknown/missing]
 
George D. Robinson[11][12]
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
45th
46th
47th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 12th district.
 
William Whiting
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
48th
49th
50th
[data unknown/missing]
 
Rodney Wallace
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st [data unknown/missing]
 
Frederick S. Coolidge
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [data unknown/missing]
 
William F. Draper
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
53rd
54th
[data unknown/missing]
 
Charles F. Sprague[13]
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
55th
56th
[data unknown/missing]
 
Samuel L. Powers
(Newton)
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th [data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 12th district.
 
John Andrew Sullivan
(Boston)
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
[data unknown/missing]
 
Andrew J. Peters[14]
(Boston)
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
August 15, 1914
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
[data unknown/missing]
Resigned to become Asst. Secretary to the US Treasury Department.
Vacant August 15, 1914 –
March 3, 1915
 
George H. Tinkham
(Boston)
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
 
John J. Douglass
(Boston)
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd Redistricted from the 10th district.
[data unknown/missing]

John P. Higgins
(Boston)
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
September 30, 1937
74th
75th
[data unknown/missing]
Resigned to become chief justice of Superior Court of Massachusetts.
Vacant September 30, 1937 –
December 14, 1937
 
Thomas A. Flaherty[15]
(Boston)
Democratic December 14, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
75th
76th
77th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
 
James Michael Curley
(Boston)
Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1947
78th
79th
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
 
John F. Kennedy
(Boston)
Democratic January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
80th
81st
82nd
[data unknown/missing]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Tip O'Neill
(Cambridge)
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
 
James A. Burke[5]
(Milton)
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1979
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
Redistricted from the 13th district.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Brian J. Donnelly[16]
(Boston)
Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[data unknown/missing]
Retired.
District eliminated January 3, 1993

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Francis M. Cox (1893). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Third Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  2. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916.
  3. ^ Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1921), "Population of Congressional Districts", Population of Massachusetts as determined by the fourteenth census of the United States 1920, Boston: Wright & Potter
  4. ^ Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1941), "Population of Congressional Districts", Population of Massachusetts as determined by the sixteenth census of the United States, 1940, Boston: Wright & Potter, OCLC 10056477, House No. 2849
  5. ^ a b "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968.
  6. ^ "Massachusetts", 1977 Official Congressional Directory: 95th Congress, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977
  7. ^ "Massachusetts". 1985-1986 Official Congressional Directory: 99th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1985.
  8. ^ "Forth Congress March 4, 1797, to March 3, 1799". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved January 11, 2019 – via History.house.gov.
  9. ^ "Fourteenth Congress March 4, 1815 to March 3, 1817". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved January 11, 2019 – via History.house.gov.
  10. ^ "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress. Washington DC: House of Representatives. 1861.
  11. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1878). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 45th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  12. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1882). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 47th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  13. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  14. ^ A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  15. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938.
  16. ^ "Massachusetts". 1991-1992 Official Congressional Directory: 102nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1991.

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