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New Jersey's 14th congressional district

New Jersey's Fourteenth Congressional District in the House of Representatives was eliminated after the 1990 Census. As a result of the Congressional apportionment performed after this Census, New Jersey lost one seat and was reduced to thirteen seats in the House of Representatives.

New Jersey had gained a fourteenth seat following the 1930 Census, and had as many as fifteen seats following the 1960 and 1970 Censuses. After 1980, New Jersey was back down to fourteen seats.

In the 1980s, the district covered an area surrounding Jersey City, and was represented for seven terms by Frank Guarini. With the new lines drawn after the 1990 Census, this seat was effectively renumbered as the Thirteenth District.

History and representationEdit

The 14th congressional district (together with the 13th district) was created starting with the 73rd United States Congress in 1933, based on redistricting following the United States Census, 1930.


Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1933
  Oscar L. Auf der Heide Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 redistricted from the 11th district
  Edward J. Hart Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1955
  T. James Tumulty Democratic January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1957
  Vincent J. Dellay Republican Democratic January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1959 changed party affiliation from Republican to Democrat sometime in 1958
  Dominick V. Daniels Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1977
  Joseph A. LeFante Democratic January 3, 1977 – December 14, 1978 resigned
Vacant December 14, 1978 – January 3, 1979
  Frank J. Guarini, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993
District eliminated January 3, 1993


  • 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