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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.

Contents

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 representativesEdit

Representative Party Tenure Congress Notes
District created March 4, 1933
  John Lesinski Sr. Democratic March 4, 1933–
May 27, 1950
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
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
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

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