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Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

Massachusetts's 9th congressional district is located in eastern Massachusetts. It is represented by Democrat William R. Keating.

Massachusetts's 9th congressional district
Massachusetts US Congressional District 9 (since 2013).tif
Massachusetts's 9th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Bill Keating
DBourne
Median income$71,685[1]
Cook PVID+4[2]

Redistricting after the 2010 census eliminated Massachusetts's 10th congressional district and moved many of the district's communities here. The district also added some Plymouth County communities from the old 4th district, and some Bristol County communities from the old 3rd and 4th districts. It eliminated a few easternmost Norfolk County communities and northernmost Plymouth County communities.

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Election results from presidential racesEdit

Year Result
2004 John Kerry 63 - 36%
2008 Barack Obama 57.8 - 40.6%
2012 Barack Obama 55.5 - 43%
2016 Hillary Clinton 52.5 - 41.8%

Cities and towns in the districtEdit

All of Barnstable County, Dukes County, and Nantucket County.

The following municipalities in Bristol County:

Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River: Wards 1-3, Ward 6, Precincts A and B in Ward 4, Precincts A and B in Ward 5, New Bedford, and Westport.

The following municipalities in Plymouth County:

Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, and Wareham.

Cities and towns in the district prior to 2013Edit

 
The district from 2003 to 2013

1840sEdit

1849: "The towns in the County of Plymouth, excepting Abington, Hingham, Hull, North Bridgewater, Rochester, and Wareham; and all the towns in the County of Bristol, excepting Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford."[3]

1860sEdit

1862: "The towns of Ashburnham, Auburn, Barre, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, Fitchburg, Gardner, Grafton, Holden, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Millbury, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Webster, West Boylston, Westminster, and Winchendon, and the city of Worcester, in the county of Worcester."[4]

1870s-1880sEdit

1890sEdit

 
Massachusetts's 9th congressional district, 1891

1893: Boston, Wards 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 (Precincts 2, 3, 4, 6); Winthrop.[5]

1900sEdit

 
Massachusetts's 9th congressional district, 1901

1910sEdit

1916: In Middlesex County: Everett, Malden, Somerville. In Suffolk County: Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop.[6][7]

1920s-1940sEdit

1950sEdit

1953: "Counties: Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket. Bristol County: City of Fall River, ward 6, and city of New Bedford; towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and Westport. Norfolk County: Town of Cohasset. Plymouth County: Towns of Abington, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Scituate, Wareham, West Bridgewater, and Whitman."[8]

1960sEdit

1963: Boston (Wards 4- 17, 19, 20).[9]

1970sEdit

1977: "Norfolk County: Towns of Canton, Dedham, Dover, Needham, Norwood, Walpole, and Westwood. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 3, 4, 6—14, 19, and 20."[10]

1980sEdit

1985: "Bristol County: City of Taunton. Towns of Dighton, Easton, and Raynham. Norfolk County: Towns of Canton, Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Stoughton, and Westwood. Plymouth County: Towns of Bridgewater, Halifax, Lakeville, and Middleborough. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 3, 6-14, 19, and 20."[11]

2003-2013Edit

In Bristol County:

Easton.

In Norfolk County:

Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Medfield, Milton, Needham, Norwood, Randolph, Stoughton, Walpole, Westwood.

In Plymouth County:

Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Precincts 1 and 3, West Bridgewater, Whitman.

In Suffolk County:

Boston, Ward 3, Precincts 5 and 6; Ward 5, Precincts 3-5, 11; Ward 6; Ward 7, Precincts 1-9; Ward 13, Precincts 3, 7-10; Ward 15, Precinct 6; Ward 16, Precincts 2, 4-12; Ward 17, Precincts 4, 13, 14; Ward 18, Precincts 9-12, 16-20, 22, 23; Ward 19, Precincts 2, 7, 10-13; Ward 20.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history District location
 
Joseph B. Varnum
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1795.
Re-elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
1795 – 1803
"2nd Middle district"
Phanuel Bishop Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Retired.
1803 – 1815
"Bristol district"
Josiah Dean Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
Elected in 1806.
Lost re-election.
 
Laban Wheaton
Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1815
Elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1812.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
John Reed Jr. Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
1815 – 1823
"Barnstable district"
Walter Folger Jr. Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Elected May 1, 1817 on the third ballot.
Lost re-election.
John Reed Jr. Federalist March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 13th district.
 
Henry W. Dwight
Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1823 – 1833
"Berkshire district"
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1829
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
 
George N. Briggs
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
William Jackson Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
William S. Hastings Whig March 4, 1837 –
June 17, 1842
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 17, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
Henry Williams Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
Artemas Hale Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Orin Fowler Whig March 4, 1849 –
September 3, 1852
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant September 3, 1852 –
December 13, 1852
Edward P. Little Democratic December 13, 1852 –
March 3, 1853
Elected to finish Fowler's term.
Retired.
 
Alexander Dewitt
Free Soil March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
 
Eli Thayer
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Goldsmith Bailey[12]
Republican March 4, 1861 –
May 8, 1862
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant May 8, 1862 –
December 1, 1862
 
Amasa Walker
Republican December 1, 1862 –
March 3, 1863
Elected to finish Bailey's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William B. Washburn[13]
Republican March 4, 1863 –
December 5, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant December 5, 1871 –
January 2, 1872
 
Alvah Crocker
Republican January 2, 1872 –
March 3, 1873
Elected to finish Washburn's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George Frisbie Hoar
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William W. Rice[14]
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Theodore Lyman
Independent
Republican
March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frederick D. Ely
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Edward Burnett
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John W. Candler
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George F. Williams
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joseph H. O'Neil
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
John F. Fitzgerald[15]
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joseph A. Conry
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John A. Keliher[16]
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William F. Murray
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Ernest W. Roberts
Republican March 3, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Alvan T. Fuller
Republican March 4, 1917 –
January 5, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant January 5, 1921 –
March 3, 1921
 
Charles L. Underhill
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Robert Luce
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing.]

Richard M. Russell
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert Luce[17]
Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1941
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas H. Eliot
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
Charles L. Gifford
Republican January 3, 1943 –
August 23, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant August 23, 1947 –
November 18, 1947
 
Donald W. Nicholson
Republican November 18, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Elected to finish Gifford's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Hastings Keith
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 12th district.
 
John W. McCormack[18]
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1971
Redistricted from the 12th district.
Retired.
 
Louise Day Hicks
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Elected in 1970.
Lost re-election.
 
Joe Moakley[19]
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
May 28, 2001
Elected in 1972 as an Independent, but became a Democrat at beginning of the term
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Died.
Vacant May 28, 2001 –
October 15, 2001
 
Stephen F. Lynch
Democratic October 16, 2001 –
January 3, 2013
Elected to finish Moakley's term.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
 
Bill Keating
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=25&cd=09
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ John Hayward (1849). "Congressional Districts". Gazetteer of Massachusetts. Boston: J.P. Jewett & Co.
  4. ^ "Congressional Districts". Massachusetts Register 1862. Boston: Adams, Sampson, & Co.
  5. ^ Francis M. Cox (1893). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Third Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  6. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916.
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 83rd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1953.
  9. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 88th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1963.
  10. ^ "Massachusetts", 1977 Official Congressional Directory: 95th Congress, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977
  11. ^ "Massachusetts". 1985-1986 Official Congressional Directory: 99th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1985.
  12. ^ "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress. Washington DC: House of Representatives. 1861.
  13. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1869). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the First Session of the Forty-First Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  14. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1878). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 45th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  15. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  16. ^ A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  17. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938.
  18. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968.
  19. ^ "Massachusetts". 1991-1992 Official Congressional Directory: 102nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1991.

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