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Michigan's 16th congressional district

The 16th district boundaries for the 106th Congress, prior to being eliminated after redistricting in 2002

Michigan's 16th congressional district is an obsolete United States congressional district in Michigan. It covered the communities of Dearborn, Downriver and Monroe County.[1]

The first Representative to Congress elected from the 16th district, John Lesinski, Sr., took office in 1933, after reapportionment due to the 1930 census. The district was dissolved following the 2000 census. The last Representative elected from the district, John Dingell, was subsequently elected from the 15th district. The only other Representative elected from the 16th district in its 70 years of existence was John Lesinski, Jr. It could be called a Polish district, because all three district's representatives were Polish-Americans.

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VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 51 - 47%
1996 President Clinton 54 - 34%
1992 President Clinton 43 - 36%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Tenure Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1933
 
John Lesinski Sr.
Democratic March 4, 1933–
May 27, 1950
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant May 27, 1950–
January 3, 1951
81st
 
John Lesinski Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1951–
January 3, 1965
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
John Dingell
Democratic January 3, 1965–
January 3, 2003
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted from the 15th district.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
District eliminated January 3, 2003

ElectionsEdit

1964 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 112,763 73%
Republican John Lesinski 40,673 27%
1966 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 71,787 63%
Republican John T. Dempsey 42,738 37%
1968 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 105,690 74%
Republican Monte Bona 37,000 26%
1970 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 90,540 79%
Republican William Rostrom 23,867 21%
1972 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 110,715 70%
Republican William Rostrom 48,414 30%
1974 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 95,834 78%
Republican Wallace English 25,248 22%
1976 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 121,682 76%
Republican William Rostrom 36,378 24%
1978 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 93,387 70%
Republican Melvin Heuer 26,827 30%
1980 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 105,844 70%
Republican Pamella Seay 42,735 30%
1982 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 114,006 74%
Republican David K. Haskins 39,227 26%
1984 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 121,463 64%
Republican Frank Grzywacki 68,116 36%
1986 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 101,659 78%
Republican Frank Grzywacki 28,791 22%
1988 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 132,775 100%
1990 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 88,962 67%
Republican William Morse 42,469 33%
1992 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 156,964 65%
Republican Frank Beaumont 75,694 35%
1994 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 105,846 60%
Republican Ken Larkin 71,159 40%
1996 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 136,854 64%
Republican James Deshauna 78,723 36%
1998 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 116,145 67%
Republican William Morse 54,121 33%
2000 election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Dingell 167,142 72%
Republican William Morse 62,469 28%

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Alamanac of American Politics 2002, p816

ReferencesEdit

  • The Political graveyard: U.S. Representatives from Michigan, 1807–2003
  • U.S. Representatives 1837–2003, Michigan Manual 2003–2004
  • 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

Coordinates: 42°0′N 83°30′W / 42.000°N 83.500°W / 42.000; -83.500