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Missouri's 3rd congressional district

Missouri's third congressional district is in the eastern and central portion of the state. It surrounds but does not include St Louis City. Its current representative is Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer.

Missouri's 3rd congressional district
Missouri US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
District map as of 2013
Representative
  Blaine Luetkemeyer
RSt. Elizabeth
Median income$65,529[1]
Cook PVIR+18[2]

The district took its current form in 2013, when Missouri lost a congressional district as a result of the 2010 census. At that time, much of the northern portion of the old 9th district was added to the 6th district, while most of the remaining territory became the new 3rd district.

From 1953 to 2013, the 3rd had been located in the southern portion of the St. Louis area, including the southern third of St. Louis City, and had a dramatically different political history from the current 3rd. Its best-known congressman was Dick Gephardt, who represented the district for 28 years until his retirement from Congress.

Changes following 2010 CensusEdit

Following dramatic drop in population of St. Louis in the 2010 United States Census, Missouri lost a Congressional Seat effective in 2013. Redistricting maps indicated that the 3rd district would be dismantled. The 3rd's home base in St. Louis would be absorbed by Missouri's 1st congressional district. Much of the district outside the St. Louis area would be drawn into the 8th district. Meanwhile, the new 3rd included most of the territory currently in the 9th district, which was dissolved.[3]

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1847
 
James S. Green
Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
[Data unknown/missing.]
John G. Miller Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
James J. Lindley Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd
34th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Vacant March 4, 1857 –
December 7, 1857
35th
 
John B. Clark
Democratic December 7, 1857 –
July 13, 1861)
35th
36th
37th
Elected after James S. Green was elected to US Senate prior to being seated, Expelled after taking up arms against the Union
Vacant July 13, 1861 –
January 20, 1862
37th
 
William A. Hall
Democratic January 20, 1862 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
John W. Noell Unconditional Unionist March 4, 1863- March 14, 1863 38th Redistricted from the 7th district.
Died.
Vacant March 14, 1863 –
December 7, 1863
 
John G. Scott
Democratic December 7, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas E. Noell
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th
40th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
October 3, 1867
Vacant October 3, 1867 –
December 17, 1867
40th
James R. McCormick Democratic December 17, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
40th
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
William H. Stone Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
43rd
44th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lyne Metcalfe
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th [Data unknown/missing.]
Richard G. Frost Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 2, 1883
46th
47th
Lost contested election
Gustavus Sessinghaus Republican March 2, 1883 –
March 3, 1883
47th Won contested election
 
Alexander M. Dockery
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1899
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Dougherty Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1905
56th
57th
58th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Frank B. Klepper Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1907
59th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joshua W. Alexander
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
December 15, 1919
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when appointed US Secretary of Commerce
Vacant December 15, 1919 –
February 14, 1920
66th
 
Jacob L. Milligan
Democratic February 14, 1920 –
March 3, 1921
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry F. Lawrence Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jacob L. Milligan
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the at-large district.
District inactive March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd All representatives elected At-large on a general ticket.
Richard M. Duncan Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
74th
75th
76th
77th
Redistricted from the at-large district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William C. Cole
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Phil J. Welch Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
81st
82nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Leonor Sullivan
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1977
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Dick Gephardt
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 2005
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Russ Carnahan
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
109th
110th
111th
112th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Blaine Luetkemeyer
Republican January 3, 2013 –
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 9th district.
Incumbent

Election from presidential racesEdit

Year Office Results Political parties that won the district
2000 President Al Gore 54 - George W. Bush 43% Democratic Party (United States)
2004 President John Kerry 57 - George W. Bush 43% Democratic Party (United States)
2008 President Barack Obama 60 - John McCain 39% Democratic Party (United States)
2012 President Mitt Romney 62 - Barack Obama 36% Republican Party (United States)
2016 President Donald Trump 67 - Hillary Clinton 28% Republican Party (United States)

Living former MembersEdit

As of March 2019, there are two living former members. The most recent representative to die was Leonor Sullivan (served 1953–1977) on September 1, 1988.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Richard Gephardt 1977–2005 (1941-01-31) January 31, 1941 (age 78)
Russ Carnahan 2005–2013 (1958-07-10) July 10, 1958 (age 61)

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=29&cd=03
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "UPDATE: House Redistricting Committee Unveils Map". OzarksFirst.com. Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2011-03-31.

Coordinates: 38°34′41″N 91°33′48″W / 38.57806°N 91.56333°W / 38.57806; -91.56333