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Ohio's 18th congressional district

The district from 2003 to 2013

The 18th congressional district of Ohio is an obsolete congressional district last represented by Republican Bob Gibbs. The district voted for the majority party in the House of Representatives in every election since 1954.[citation needed]

After the 2010 census, Ohio lost two congressional seats, and the 18th district became obsolete after the 2012 elections. The territory of the 18th district was divided and placed into several other Ohio districts. A large portion of this district, including Congressman Gibbs' home in Holmes County, became part of the new 7th district in 2013.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
 
Benjamin Jones
  Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Matthias Shepler   Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
David A. Starkweather
  Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th [Data unknown/missing.]
Ezra Dean   Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1845
27th
28th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
David A. Starkweather
  Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
29th [Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel Lahm   Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
David K. Cartter
  Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George Bliss
  Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Benjamin F. Leiter
  Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1859
34th
35th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Sidney Edgerton
  Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Rufus P. Spalding
  Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
38th
39th
40th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William H. Upson
  Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James Monroe
  Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
43rd
44th
45th
Redistricted from the 14th district.
Redistricted to the 17th district.
 
Jonathan T. Updegraff
  Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 16th district.
 
Addison S. McClure
  Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William McKinley
  Republican March 4, 1883 –
May 27, 1884
48th Lost contested election
Jonathan H. Wallace   Democratic May 27, 1884 –
March 3, 1885
48th Won contested election
 
Isaac H. Taylor
  Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William McKinley
  Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
Redistricted from the 20th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joseph D. Taylor
  Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Redistricted from the 17th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George P. Ikirt
  Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert W. Tayler
  Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James Kennedy
  Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
58th
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John J. Whitacre
  Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
62nd
63rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
David Hollingsworth
  Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
B. Frank Murphy
  Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lawrence E. Imhoff
  Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73rd
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Earl Ramage Lewis
  Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
76th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lawrence E. Imhoff
  Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
77th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Earl R. Lewis
  Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Wayne Hays
  Democratic January 3, 1949 –
September 1, 1976
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant September 1, 1976 –
January 3, 1977
94th
 
Douglas Applegate
  Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1995
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Bob Ney
  Republican January 3, 1995 –
November 3, 2006
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Resigned.
Vacant November 3, 2006 –
January 3, 2007
109th
 
Zack Space
  Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
110th
111th
Elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Lost re-election.
 
Bob Gibbs
  Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
112th Elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
District eliminated January 3, 2013

Election resultsEdit

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

Year Democratic candidate Republican candidate Other candidate(s)
1832[1] Benjamin Jones : 3,037 [ none ] Samuel Quinby:[2] 2,379
1834[1] Benjamin Jones : 2,746 [ none ] Samuel Quinby (Whig) : 2,550
1836[1] Matthias Shepler : 4,384 [ none ] Samuel Quinby (Whig) : 3,325
1838[1] David A. Starkweather : 6,154 [ none ] Hiram B. Wellman (Whig) : 4,010
1840[1] Ezra Dean : 6,508 [ none ] Levi Cox (Whig) : 5,399
1842[1] Ezra Dean : 3,529 [ none ] George Wellhouse (Whig) : 1,517
John McDowell : 99
1844[1] David A. Starkweather : 6,981 [ none ] John Augustine (Whig) : 5,449
Arvine Wales : 162
1846[1] Samuel Lahm : 4,651 [ none ] David A. Starkweather (Whig) : 4,530
James Irvin : 116
1848[1] David K. Cartter : 6,682 [ none ] Samuel Hemphill (Whig) : 4,448
1850[1] David K. Cartter : 5,754 [ none ] John Brown (Whig) : 3,447
1852[1] George Bliss : 6,140 [ none ] Darius Lyman (Whig) : 5,307
Thomas Earl : 1,708
Lucius V. Bierce : 446
1854[3] Ebenezer Spalding : 5,053 Benjamin F. Leiter : 8,738 [ none ]
1856[3] Samuel Lahm : 6,794 Benjamin F. Leiter : 9,394 [ none ]
1858[3] J. L. Ranney : 7,162 Sidney Edgerton : 8,184 [ none ]
1860[3] David A. Starkweather : 6,956 Sidney Edgerton : 9,720 [ none ]
1862[3] David R. Paige, Sr. : 4,183 Rufus P. Spalding : 9,293 [ none ]
1864[3] Jeptha H. Wade : 6,661 Rufus P. Spalding : 14,472 [ none ]
1866[3] Oliver H. Payne : 7,974 Rufus P. Spalding : 14,479 [ none ]
1868[3] Franklin T. Backus : 11,980 William H. Upson : 18,359 [ none ]
1870[1][3] John M. Coffinberry : 6,695 William H. Upson : 11,053 John D. Taylor : 448
1872[1][3] Norton S. Townshend : 10,298 James Monroe : 14,662 G. W. McNeil : 67
1874[1][3] John K. McBride : 10,095 James Monroe : 12,229 H. F. Miller : 105
1876[1][3] John J. Hall : 12,772 James Monroe : 16,906 S. H. McCollister : 52
1878[1][3] Daniel T. Lawson : 12,593 Jonathan T. Updegraff : 15,320 George Smith : 2,231
David P. Lawson : 90
William M. Grimes : 37
1880[1][3] David I. Wadsworth : 13,474 Addison S. McClure : 18,570 Peter J. Rice : 310
Ferdinand Schumacher : 205
1882[1][3] Jonathan H. Wallace : 16,898 William McKinley : 16,906 Lemuel T. Foster : 976
James A. Brush : 261
1884[1][3] Jonathan H. Wallace : 16,309 Isaac H. Taylor : 22,459 Charles Jenkins : 907
Albert R. Silver : 106
W. M. Cope : 82
1886[1][3] Wallace H. Phelps : 16,217 William McKinley : 18,776 Isaiah S. Hahn : 1,853
Charles Jenkins : 1,419
1888[1][3] George P. Ikirt : 21,150 William McKinley : 25,249 Lambelis P. Logan : 1,498
George W. Thornburg : 331
Isaiah Little : 38
1890[1][3] Henry H. McFadden : 11,783 Joseph D. Taylor : 16,993 S. W. Wilkins : 1,568
1892[1][3] George P. Ikirt : 22,600 Thomas R. Morgan : 21,389 Matthew B. Shay : 1,682
John W. Northrup : 1,218
1894[1][3] Edward S. Raff : 11,051 Robert W. Tayler : 20,830 Jacob S. Coxey, Sr. (Pop) : 8,912
Enos H. Brosius : 1,679
1896[1][3] Isaac R. Sherwood : 24,770 Robert W. Tayler : 29,814 James L. Swan : 476
1898[4] Charles C. Weybrecht : 19,575 Robert Walker Tayler : 22,635 George C. Harvey (Pro) : 614
Samuel Borton (Soc Lab) : 686
L. B. Logan (Union Reform) : 212
1900[5] John H. Morris : 25,026 Robert Walker Tayler : 31,479 Alvin C. Van Dyke (Union Reform) : 138
Charles F. Bough (Proh) : 909
Henry O. Bucklin (Soc Lab) : 143
1902[1] William J. Foley : 16,472 James Kennedy : 22,461 Thomas J. Duffy : 7,923
Enos H. Brosius : 886
1904[6] W. J. Foley : 16,472 James Kennedy : 36,939 Daniel J. Smith (Pro) : 1,861
John T. Jenkins (Socialist) : 2,522
1906[1] John C. Welty : 17,840 James Kennedy : 19,684 Leslie Hawk : 1,299
John Evans : 932
1908[7] John J. Whitacre : 29,040 James Kennedy : 32,287 Robert J. Wheeler (Socialist) : 2,551
Elias Jenkins (Pro) : 2,998
1910[1] John J. Whitacre : 23,568 James Kennedy : 20,617 Thomas Williams : 4,907
Elias Jenkins : 1,462
1912[1] John J. Whitacre : 23,936 Roscoe C. McCulloch : 23,350 George F. Lelansky : 7,617
1914[1] William S. King : 22,476 David Hollingsworth : 23,650 Fred White : 2,936
V. A. Schreiber : 1,341
W. K. Weaver : 1,076
1916[1] William B. Francis : 24,538 David Hollingsworth : 26,991 Robert Carson : 2,621
1918[1] William B. Francis : 20,272 B. Frank Murphy : 22,899 [ none ]
1920 Albert O. Barnes: 32,802 B. Frank Murphy: 52,862 [ none ]
1922 Marion Huffman: 25,449 B. Frank Murphy: 41,572 Jacob S. Coxey Sr.: 5,907
1924 James M. Barton: 26,656 B. Frank Murphy: 56,206 Charles Coleman: 1,931
1926 John F. Nolan: 19,341 B. Frank Murphy: 36,599 [ none ]
1928 John J. Whitacre: 31,422 B. Frank Murphy: 71,378 Frank Sepech (W): 317
Jacob S. Coxey Sr. (S): 2
1930 Emerson Campbell: 30,815 B. Frank Murphy: 47,096 [ none ]
1932 Lawrence E. Imhoff: 56,562 B. Frank Murphy: 56,010 [ none ]
1934 Lawrence E. Imhoff: 49,160 B. Frank Murphy: 39,642 [ none ]
1936 Lawrence E. Imhoff: 83,052 Earl R. Lewis: 54,119 [ none ]
1938 Lawrence E. Imhoff: 55,809 Earl R. Lewis: 56,468 [ none ]
1940 Lawrence E. Imhoff: 79,718 Earl R. Lewis: 66,666 [ none ]
1942 Lawrence E. Imhoff: 37,951 Earl R. Lewis: 43,279 [ none ]
1944 Ross Michener: 63,098 Earl R. Lewis: 65,847 [ none ]
1946 Eugene A. Blum: 38,606 Earl R. Lewis: 55,140 [ none ]
1948 Wayne Hays: 65,475 Earl R. Lewis: 55,455 [ none ]
1950 Wayne Hays: 58,295 Robert L. Quinn: 56,508 [ none ]
1952 Wayne Hays: 78,277 Clarence L. Wetzel: 62,081 [ none ]
1954 Wayne Hays: 59,165 Walter J. Hunston: 44,143 [ none ]
1956 Wayne Hays: 78,962 Joseph Miller: 53,627 [ none ]
1958 Wayne Hays: 88,813 Francis Wallace: 35,322 [ none ]
1960 Wayne Hays: 96,474 Walter J. Hunston: 50,698 [ none ]
1962 Wayne Hays: 66,327 John J. Carrigg: 42,336 [ none ]
1964[8] Wayne Hays: 94,768 Allen J. Dalrymple: 42,960 [ none ]
1966 Wayne Hays: 73,657 William H. Weir: 41,165 [ none ]
1968 Wayne Hays: 96,711 James F. Sutherland: 63,747 [ none ]
1970 Wayne Hays: 82,071 Robert Stewart: 38,104 [ none ]
1972 Wayne Hays: 128,663 Robert Stewart: 54,572 [ none ]
1974 Wayne Hays: 90,447 Ralph H. Romig: 47,385 [ none ]
1976 Douglas Applegate*: 116,901 Ralph R. McCoy: 45,735 William Crabbe: 21,537
John Dwight Bashline: 1,661
1978 Douglas Applegate: 71,894 William J. Ress: 48,931 [ none ]
1980 Douglas Applegate: 134,835 Gary L. Hammersley: 42,354 [ none ]
1982 Douglas Applegate: 128,665 [ none ] [ none ]
1984 Douglas Applegate: 155,759 Kenneth P. Burt Jr.: 49,356 [ none ]
1986 Douglas Applegate: 126,526 [ none ] [ none ]
1988 Douglas Applegate: 151,306 William C. Abraham: 43,628 [ none ]
1990 Douglas Applegate: 120,782 John A. Hales: 41,823 [ none ]
1992 Douglas Applegate: 166,189 Bill Ress: 77,229 [ none ]
1994 Gregory L. DiDonato: 87,926 Bob Ney: 103,115 [ none ]
1996 Robert L. Burch Jr.: 108,332 Bob Ney: 117,365 Margaret Chitti (N): 8,146
1998 Robert L. Burch Jr.: 74,571 Bob Ney: 113,119 [ none ]
2000 Marc D. Guthrie: 79,232 Bob Ney: 152,325 John R. Bargar Sr. (L): 4,948
2002 [ none ] Bob Ney: 125,546 [ none ]
2004 Brian R. Thomas: 88,560 Bob Ney: 173,499 [ none ]
2006 Zack Space: 119,494 Joy Padgett: 74,475 [ none ]
2008 Zack Space: 154,396 Fred L. Dailey: 103,681 [ none ]
2010 Zack Space: 80,756 Bob Gibbs: 107,426 Lindsey Sutton: 11,244

2006 electionEdit

Padgett had won a special primary held on September 14, 2006. The rest of the Republican primary field included Holmes County Commissioner Ray Feikert; Jerry Firman of Coshocton; James Brodbelt Harris of Muskingum County; and Ralph Applegate of Columbus. When he announced his withdrawal from the race, Ney identified Padgett as his favored successor.[9] Two other Republican candidates, Dover mayor Richard Homrighausen and Ney aide John Bennett, withdrew from the race. Candidate Greg Zelenitz was rejected by the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af Our Campaigns - OH - District 18 - History
  2. ^ Douglass, Ben (1878). History of Wayne county, Ohio, from the days of the pioneers and the first settlers to the present time. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass. p. 347.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v results of 1854-1896 from Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio. I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.
  4. ^ Ohio Secretary of State. Ohio election statistics:. page 1235 of pdf file
  5. ^ Kinney, Charles (1900). Annual Report of the Secretary of State to the Governor of the State of Ohio for the year ending November 15, 1900. State of Ohio. p. 217.
  6. ^ Ohio Secretary of State. Ohio election statistics:. page 874 of pdf file
  7. ^ Ohio Secretary of State. Ohio election statistics:. page 451 of pdf file
  8. ^ "Our Campaigns - OH District 18 - Nov 03, 1964".
  9. ^ theintelligencer.net
  10. ^ theintelligencer.net

Coordinates: 40°00′N 81°50′W / 40.000°N 81.833°W / 40.000; -81.833