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Massachusetts's 12th congressional district

Massachusetts's current districts, since 2013

Massachusetts's twelfth congressional district is an obsolete district. It was eliminated in 1983 after the 1980 U.S. Census. Its last location was in southeastern Massachusetts and its last Congressman was Gerry Studds, who was redistricted into the tenth district.

Contents

Cities and towns in the districtEdit

1790s–1830sEdit

1880s–1900sEdit

1910sEdit

Suffolk County: Boston Wards 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 24.[1]

1920sEdit

Boston (Wards 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21).[2]

1940sEdit

Boston (Wards 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17).[3]

1950s–1980sEdit

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative District home Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1795
 
Henry Dearborn
Gardiner, Maine Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
4th Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1795.
Lost re-election.
1795–1803
"1st Eastern district," District of Maine
 
Isaac Parker
Castine, Maine Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
5th Elected in 1797 on the third ballot.
Retired.
 
Silas Lee
Wiscasset, Maine Federalist March 4, 1799 –
August 20, 1801
6th
7th
Elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Resigned.
Vacant August 20, 1801 –
December 6, 1802
7th
 
Samuel Thatcher
Warren, Maine Federalist December 6, 1802 –
March 3, 1803
Elected July 29, 1802 on the fifth ballot to finish Lee's term and seated December 6, 1802.[4]
Redistricted to the 16th district.
 
Thomson J. Skinner
Williamstown Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
August 10, 1804
8th Elected in 1802.
Resigned.
1803–1815
"Berkshire district"
Vacant August 10, 1804 –
November 5, 1804
Simon Larned Pittsfield Democratic-Republican November 5, 1804 –
March 3, 1805
Elected September 17, 1804 to finish Skinner's term and seated November 5, 1804.[5]
Retired.
 
Barnabas Bidwell
Monterey Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
July 13, 1807
9th
10th
Elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Resigned to become Massachusetts Attorney General.
Vacant July 13, 1807 –
November 2, 1807
10th
Ezekiel Bacon Stockbridge Democratic-Republican November 2, 1807 –
March 3, 1813
10th
11th
12th
Elected sometime in 1807 to finish Bidwell's term and seated November 2, 1807.[6]
Re-elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Retired.
 
Daniel Dewey
Williamstown Federalist March 4, 1813 –
February 24, 1814
13th Elected in 1812.
Resigned to become Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Vacant February 24, 1814 –
September 26, 1814
John W. Hulbert Alford Federalist September 26, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
Elected August 4, 1814 to finish Dewey's term and seated September 26, 1814.[7]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
Solomon Strong Northampton Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1819
14th
15th
Elected in 1814.
Re-elected in 1816.
Retired.
1815–1823
"Worcester North district"
Jonas Kendall Leominster Federalist March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
16th Elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
Lewis Bigelow Petersham Federalist March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1820.
Lost re-election.
 
Francis Baylies
Taunton Jackson
Federalist
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1825 on the second ballot.
Lost re-election.
1823–1833
"Bristol district"
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
James L. Hodges Taunton Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1833
20th
21st
22nd
Elected in 1827 on the third ballot.
Retired.
 
John Quincy Adams
Braintree Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
25th
26th
27th
Redistricted from the 11th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
1833–1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
District not used March 3, 1843 –
March 4, 1883
 
George D. Robinson
Chicopee Republican March 4, 1883 –
January 7, 1884
48th Redistricted from the 11th district.
Resigned to become Governor of Massachusetts.
1883–1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant January 7, 1884 –
January 17, 1884
 
Francis W. Rockwell
Pittsfield Republican January 17, 1884 –
March 3, 1891
48th
49th
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
John C. Crosby
Pittsfield Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Elijah A. Morse
Canton Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
53rd
54th
Redistricted from the 2nd district.
Retired.
1893–1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William C. Lovering
Taunton Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
55th
56th
57th[8]
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 14th district.
 
Samuel Leland Powers
Newton Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th[9] Redistricted from the 11th district.
Retired.
1903–1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John W. Weeks
Newton Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1913
59th
60th
61st
62nd[10]
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 13th district.
 
James Michael Curley
Boston Democratic March 4, 1913 –
February 4, 1914
63rd Redistricted from the 10th district.
Resigned to become Mayor of Boston.
1913–1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant February 4, 1914 –
April 7, 1914
 
James A. Gallivan
Boston Democratic April 7, 1914 –
April 3, 1928
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 3, 1928 –
November 6, 1928
70th
 
John W. McCormack
Boston Democratic November 6, 1928 –
January 3, 1963
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 9th district.
1933–1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
1943–1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
1953–1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Hastings Keith
West Bridgewater Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the 9th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1963–1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Gerry Studds
Cohasset Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 10th district.
1973–1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
District eliminated January 3, 1983

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "Seventh Congress March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1803". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved January 11, 2019 – via History.house.gov.
  5. ^ "Eighth Congress March 4, 1803 to March 3, 1805". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved January 11, 2019 – via History.house.gov.
  6. ^ "Tenth Congress March 4, 1807 to March 3, 1809". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved January 11, 2019 – via History.house.gov.
  7. ^ "Thirteenth Congress March 4, 1813 to March 3, 1815". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved January 11, 2019 – via History.house.gov.
  8. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  9. ^ A.J. Halford (1903). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Eighth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  10. ^ A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Texas's 4th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
January 10, 1962 – January 3, 1963
Succeeded by
Massachusetts's 9th congressional district