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Massachusetts's 14th congressional district

Massachusetts's current districts, since 2013

Massachusetts's 14th congressional district is an obsolete district which was in eastern Massachusetts and the Maine District. It was eliminated in 1963 after the 1960 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Joseph William Martin, Jr., who was redistricted into the tenth district.

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Cities and towns in the districtEdit

1790s-1810sEdit

1910sEdit

"Bristol County: Town of Easton. Norfolk County: City of Quincy; towns of Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Foxboro, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Westwood, and Weymouth. Plymouth County: City of Brockton; towns of Abington, Rockland, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and Whitman." Suffolk County: Boston (Ward 26).[1]

1920s-1960sEdit

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
District Residence Electoral history District location
District created in the District of Maine 1795
 
George Thatcher
Federalist March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1801
4th
5th
6th
[Data unknown/missing.] 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, but declined to serve.
"3rd Eastern district," District of Maine
Vacant March 3, 1801 –
December 7, 1801
7th
 
Richard Cutts
Democratic-Republican December 7, 1801 –
March 3, 1813
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
[Data unknown/missing.] Elected June 22, 1801 to finish Thatcher's term and seated December 7, 1801 with the rest of the House.[2]
Re-elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Lost re-election.
"York district," District of Maine
Cyrus King Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
13th
14th
Saco, Maine Elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
"1st Eastern district," District of Maine
 
John Holmes
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 15, 1820
15th
16th
[Data unknown/missing.] Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Redistricted to Maine's at-large district but resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
District moved to Maine March 15, 1820
District restored in Massachusetts March 4, 1903
 
William C. Lovering
Republican March 4, 1903 –
February 4, 1910
58th[3]
59th
60th
61st
Taunton Redistricted from the 12th district.
Died.
Vacant February 4, 1910 –
March 22, 1910
61st
 
Eugene Foss
Democratic March 22, 1910 –
January 4, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.] Resigned to become Governor
Vacant January 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1911
 
Robert O. Harris
Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd East Bridgewater Retired.
 
Edward Gilmore
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd Brockton [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Richard Olney II
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1921
64th
65th
66th
Dedham [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Louis A. Frothingham
Republican March 4, 1921 –
August 23, 1928
67th
68th
69th
70th
Easton Died.
Vacant August 24, 1928 –
November 5, 1928
70th
 
Richard B. Wigglesworth
Republican November 6, 1928 –
March 3, 1933
70th
71st
72nd
Milton [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 13th district.
 
Joseph W. Martin Jr.
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1963
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
North Attleborough Redistricted from the 15th district.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
District eliminated January 3, 1963

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ A.J. Halford (1903). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Eighth Congress. 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 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Succeeded by
Texas's 4th congressional district
Preceded by
Texas's 4th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
Succeeded by
Texas's 4th congressional district