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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.

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, Berkeley, 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-82nd Redistricted to the 18th district
  Charles G. Oakman Republican January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1955 83rd Retired
  Martha Griffiths Democratic January 3, 1955 - December 31, 1974 84th-93rd Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
  William M. Brodhead Democratic January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1983 94th-97th Retired
  Sander M. Levin Democratic January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993 98th-102nd Redistricted to the 12th district
District eliminated January 3, 1993


  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.

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