Massachusetts's 15th congressional district
Massachusetts's fifteenth 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 1943 after the 1940 Census. Its last location was in eastern Massachusetts at Cape Cod. Its last Congressman was Charles L. Gifford, who was redistricted into the ninth district.
Cities and towns in the districtEdit
"Bristol County: Cities of Fall River, Taunton, and Attleboro, and towns of Berkley, Dighton, Freetown, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, and Westport. Plymouth County: Town of Lakeville."
List of members representing the districtEdit
District created in 1803.
|Electoral history||District location|
|Federalist||March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
|Redistricted from the 13th district and re-elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
|"Cumberland district," District of Maine|
|Daniel Ilsley||Democratic-Republican||March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
|10th||Elected in 1806.|
|Federalist||March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
|11th||Elected in 1808.|
|William Widgery||Democratic-Republican||March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
|12th||Elected April 1, 1811 on the second ballot.|
|George Bradbury||Federalist||March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
|Elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
|"2nd Eastern district," District of Maine|
|Federalist||March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
|Elected in 1816.|
District moved to Maine's 2nd district.
|District moved to Maine||1821|
|District restored in Massachusetts||1913|
William S. Greene
|Republican||March 4, 1913 –
September 22, 1924
|Redistricted from the 13th district.|
|Vacant||September 22, 1924 –
November 4, 1924
Robert M. Leach
|Republican||November 4, 1924 –
March 3, 1925
|68th||Elected to finish Greene's term.|
Joseph W. Martin Jr.
|Republican||March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the 14th district.
Charles L. Gifford
|Republican||March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1943
|Redistricted from the 14th district.|
Redistricted to the 9th district.
- 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
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