Massachusetts's 13th congressional district

Massachusetts's 13th congressional district is an obsolete district. It was also for a short time in the early 19th century a Massachusetts District of Maine. It was eliminated in 1963 after the 1960 U.S. Census. Its last location was in eastern Massachusetts. Its last Congressman was James A. Burke, who was redistricted into the eleventh district.

Massachusetts's current districts, since 2013

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
District created March 4, 1795
 
Peleg Wadsworth
Federalist March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1803
4th
5th
6th
7th
Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1795 on the second ballot.
Re-elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
1795 – 1803
"2nd eastern district," District of Maine
 
Ebenezer Seaver
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1813
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Lost re-election.
1803 – 1823
"Norfolk district"
Nathaniel Ruggles Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1819
13th
14th
15th
Elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Re-elected in 1816.
Lost re-election.
Edward Dowse Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
May 26, 1820
16th Elected in 1818.
Resigned.
Vacant May 26, 1820 –
August 21, 1820
 
William Eustis
Democratic-Republican August 21, 1820 –
March 3, 1823
16th
17th
Elected May 26, 1820 to finish Dowse's term.
Re-elected later in 1820.
Seated November 13, 1820.
Redistricted to the 10th district and re-elected in 1822 but declined the seat when elected Governor of Massachusetts.
John Reed Jr. Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
21st
22nd
Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
1823 – 1833
"Barnstable district"
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
District not in use March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1893
 
Charles S. Randall
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Redistricted from the 1st district and re-elected in 1892.
Lost renomination.
1893–1903
[data unknown/missing]
 
John Simpkins
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 27, 1898
54th
55th[1]
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Died.
Vacant March 27, 1898 –
May 31, 1898
55th
 
William S. Greene
Republican May 31, 1898 –
March 3, 1913
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
Elected to finish Simpkins's term.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
1903–1913
[data unknown/missing]
 
John W. Weeks
Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1913
63rd Redistricted from the 12th district and re-elected in 1912, but resigned on the same day to become U.S. Senator. 1913 – 1933
Suffolk County: Boston (Ward 25).
"Norfolk County: Towns of Bellingham, Brookline, Dover, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole, Wellesley, and Wrentham.
Middlesex County: Cities of Marlboro, Newton, and Waltham; towns of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Natick, Sherborn, Sudbury, Wayland and Weston.
Worcester County: Town of Southboro."[2]


Vacant March 4, 1913 –
April 14, 1913
 
John J. Mitchell
Democratic April 15, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Elected to finish Weeks's term.
Lost re-election.
 
William Henry Carter
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
64th
65th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Retired.
 
Robert Luce
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
 
Richard B. Wigglesworth
Republican March 4, 1933 –
November 13, 1958
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Redistricted from the 14th district and re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to Canada.
1933 – 1943
[data unknown/missing]
1943 – 1953
[data unknown/missing]
1953 – 1963
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant November 14, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
85th
 
James A. Burke
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
86th
87th
Elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
District eliminated January 3, 1963

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  2. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916.
  • 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.
  • "Our Campaigns - United States - Massachusetts - MA - District 13". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2020-12-31.