Michigan's 17th congressional district

Michigan's 17th congressional district is an obsolete United States congressional district in Michigan. The first Representative to Congress elected from the 17th district, George Anthony Dondero, took office in 1933, after reapportionment due to the 1930 census. The district was dissolved following the 1990 census. The last Representative elected from the district, Sander M. Levin, was subsequently elected from the 12th district.

Michigan's 17thth congressional district
Obsolete district
Created1930
Eliminated1990
Years active1933-1993

From 1982 until the districts demise it included all of Detroit west of the Southfield Freeway, Redford Township, Dearborn Heights, Southfield, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Berkley, Royal Oak Township, Pleasant Ridge, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods and Clawson.[1]

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Congress Notes
District created March 4, 1933
  George Anthony Dondero Republican March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1953 73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Redistricted to the 18th district.
  Charles G. Oakman Republican January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1955 83rd Elected in 1952.
Lost re-election.
  Martha Griffiths Democratic January 3, 1955 - December 31, 1974 84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Retired and resigned early.
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
93rd
  William M. Brodhead Democratic January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1983 94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Retired.
  Sander Levin[2] Democratic January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993 98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
District eliminated January 3, 1993

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Public Sector Consultants publication about the situation of congressional districts in Michigan following the 1990 redistricting" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  2. ^ Sander Levin would be redistricted again in 2012 to the 9th District.

Coordinates: 42°20′N 83°15′W / 42.333°N 83.250°W / 42.333; -83.250