Ohio's 17th congressional district

The 17th congressional district of Ohio is an obsolete congressional district last represented by Representative Tim Ryan.

This district became obsolete for the 113th Congress in 2013 as congressional district lines were redrawn to accommodate the loss of the seat as a result of the 2010 Census. Most of the territory within the current 17th district has been merged into the Akron-based 13th district.

The district from 2003 to 2013

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Year(s) Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
John Thomson Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
Redistricted from the 12th district and re-elected in 1832.
Re-elected in 1834.
[data unknown/missing]
Andrew W. Loomis Whig March 4, 1837 –
October 20, 1837
25th Elected in 1836.
Resigned.
Vacant October 20, 1837 –
December 20, 1837
 
Charles D. Coffin
Whig December 20, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Elected to finish Loomis's term
[data unknown/missing]
John Hastings Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
Elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
[data unknown/missing]
William C. McCauslen Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Elected in 1843.
[data unknown/missing]
George Fries Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
Elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
[data unknown/missing]
Joseph Cable Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
Elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1850.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Wilson Shannon
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Charles J. Albright
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William Lawrence
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Thomas Clarke Theaker
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th Elected in 1858.
[data unknown/missing]
 
James R. Morris
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1860.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
 
Ephraim R. Eckley
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
38th
39th
40th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Jacob A. Ambler
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
Elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Laurin D. Woodworth
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
43rd
44th
Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William McKinley
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
Redistricted to the 16th district.
 
James Monroe
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1878.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William McKinley
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th Redistricted from the 16th district and re-elected in 1880.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Joseph D. Taylor
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Redistricted from the 16th district and re-elected in 1882.
Lost re-election.
 
Adoniram J. Warner
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Redistricted from the 15th district and re-elected in 1884.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Joseph D. Taylor
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Redistricted to the 18th district.
 
Albert J. Pearson
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
Redistricted to the 16th district.
 
James A. D. Richards
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Addison S. McClure
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected in 1894.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John A. McDowell
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
55th
56th
Elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John W. Cassingham
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1905
57th
58th
Elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Martin L. Smyser
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1907
59th Elected in 1904.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William A. Ashbrook
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1921
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William M. Morgan
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1931
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
Elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Charles F. West
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1935
72nd
73rd
Elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William A. Ashbrook
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 1, 1940
74th
75th
76th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Died.
Vacant January 1, 1940 –
February 27, 1940
76th
 
J. Harry McGregor
Republican February 27, 1940 –
October 7, 1958
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected to finish Ashbrook's term.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Died.
Vacant October 7, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
86th
 
Robert W. Levering
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
Elected in 1958.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John M. Ashbrook
Republican January 3, 1961 –
April 24, 1982
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
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.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Died.
Vacant April 24, 1982 –
June 29, 1982
97th
 
Jean Spencer Ashbrook
Republican June 29, 1982 –
January 3, 1983
Elected to finish her husband's term.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Lyle Williams
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
98th Redistricted from the 19th district and re-elected in 1982.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Jim Traficant
Democratic January 3, 1985 –
July 24, 2002
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Expelled.
Vacant July 24, 2002 –
January 3, 2003
107th
 
Tim Ryan
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 13th district.
District eliminated January 3, 2013

Recent election resultsEdit

The following chart shows recent election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 William A. Ashbrook (inc.): 46,675 William M. Morgan: 46,968 (none)
1922 William A. Ashbrook: 41,745 William M. Morgan (inc.): 42,331 (none)
1924 J. Freer Bittinger: 36,532 William M. Morgan (inc.): 50,226 (none)
1926 J. Freer Bittinger: 29,674 William M. Morgan (inc.): 36,249 (none)
1928 Charles F. West: 40,846 William M. Morgan (inc.): 56,823 (none)
1930 Charles F. West: 45,633 William M. Morgan (inc.): 43,197 (none)
1932 Charles F. West (inc.): 55,296 William M. Morgan: 51,601 (none)
1934 William A. Ashbrook: 49,211 James A. Glenn: 41,954 (none)
1936 William A. Ashbrook (inc.): 69,446 James A. Glenn: 48,270 William Edward Lyle: 2,618
1938 William A. Ashbrook (inc.): 51,305 Walter B. Woodward: 46,300 (none)
1940 Ralph C. Lutz: 56,343 J. Harry McGregor (inc.):[1] 69,102 (none)
1942 Samuel A. Anderson: 28,235 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 47,565 (none)
1944 Thomas A. Wilson: 43,271 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 73,206 (none)
1946 Wesley W. Purdy: 30,406 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 57,167 (none)
1948 Robert W. Levering: 53,651 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 60,234 (none)
1950 Robert W. Levering: 39,726 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 71,382 (none)
1952 James J. Mayor: 44,117 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 94,624 (none)
1954 Robert W. Levering: 34,638 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 63,301 (none)
1956 Robert W. Levering: 44,806 J. Harry McGregor (inc.):[2] 88,931 (none)
1958 Robert W. Levering: 63,650 Laurence Burns: 59,490 (none)
1960 Robert W. Levering (inc.): 70,470 John M. Ashbrook: 79,609 (none)
1962 Robert W. Levering: 49,415 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 69,976 (none)
1964 Robert W. Levering: 71,291 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 75,674 (none)
1966 Robert T. Secrest: 59,031 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 73,132 (none)
1968 Robert W. Levering: 54,127 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 100,148 (none)
1970 James C. Hood: 44,066 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 79,472 Clifford J. Simpson (AI): 4,253
1972 Raymond C. Beck: 62,512 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 92,666 Clifford J. Simpson (AI): 6,376
1974 David D. Noble: 63,342 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 70,708 Clifford J. Simpson: 3
1976 John C. McDonald: 72,168 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 94,874 (none)
1978 Kenneth Robert Grier: 42,117 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 87,010 (none)
1980 Donald E. Yunker: 47,900 John M. Ashbrook (inc.):[3] 128,870 (none)
1982 George D. Tablack: 80,375 Lyle Williams:[4] 98,476 (none)
1984 Jim Traficant: 123,014 Lyle Williams (inc.): 105,449 Other: 2,198
1986 Jim Traficant (inc.): 112,855 James H. Fulks: 43,334 (none)
1988 Jim Traficant (inc.): 162,526 Frederick W. Lenz: 47,929 (none)
1990 Jim Traficant (inc.): 133,207 Robert R. DeJulio Jr.: 38,199 (none)
1992 Jim Traficant (inc.): 216,503 Salvatore Pansino: 40,745 (none)
1994 Jim Traficant (inc.): 149,004 Mike G. Meister: 43,490 (none)
1996 Jim Traficant (inc.): 218,283 (none) James M. Cahaney (N): 21,685
1998 Jim Traficant (inc.): 123,718 Paul H. Alberty: 57,703 (none)
2000 Jim Traficant (inc.): 120,333 Paul H. Alberty: 54,751 Randy D. Walter: 51,793
Lou D'Apolito: 9,568
Milton R. Norris (L): 1,278
Carol Ann McCoy (N): 3,154
2002 Tim Ryan:[5] 94,441
(Redistricted from the 14th district)
Ann Womer Benjamin: 62,188 Jim Traficant[5] 28,045
2004 Tim Ryan (inc.): 208,331 Frank V. Cusimano: 61,727 Randy Walter
2006 Tim Ryan (inc.): 166,279 Don Manning II: 41,004 (none)
2008 Tim Ryan (inc.): 204,028 Duane Grassell: 56,003[6] (none)
2010 Tim Ryan (inc.): 100,295 Jim Graham: 56,441 Jim Traficant: 29,969 [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ In 1940, after the death in office of William Ashbrook, McGregor was elected in a special election to fill out Ashbrook's term.
  2. ^ McGregor died in office in October 1958.
  3. ^ John Ashbrook died in office in April 1982. His wife, Jean Spencer Ashbrook was elected in a special election in June 1982 to fill out his term.
  4. ^ Redistricting following the 1980 census moved Lyle Williams from the 19th district to the 17th district.
  5. ^ a b After being convicted on criminal charges, the previously Democratic Representative Traficant decided to run for re-election as an independent. The new district created after the 2000 census brought incumbent Thomas C. Sawyer, who had been the incumbent in the 14th district, into the new 17th district. However, incumbent Sawyer (seen as anti-labor in a very blue-collar district) lost in the Democratic primary to Ryan, leaving Traficant the only incumbent in the race.
  6. ^ http://www.wkyc.com/news/elections/results/20081104/race2026.htm[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2010-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 41°11′N 80°59′W / 41.183°N 80.983°W / 41.183; -80.983