Ohio's 20th congressional district

The 20th congressional district of Ohio was created after the 1840 census. It was eliminated in the redistricting following the 1990 census, and redistricted and renumbered as the 10th district.

In its last decade, the district consisted of central Cuyahoga county.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Year(s) Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1843
 
Joshua Reed Giddings
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
28th
29th
30th
31st
32nd
33rd
34th
35th
Redistricted from the 16th district and re-elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1850.
Re-elected in 1852.
Re-elected in 1854.
Re-elected in 1856.
Lost renomination.
Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1855
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
 
John Hutchins
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Retired.
District eliminated March 3, 1863
District re-created March 3, 1873
 
Richard C. Parsons
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Henry B. Payne
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Amos Townsend
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
45th
46th
47th
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
[data unknown/missing]
 
David R. Paige
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Elected in 1882.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William McKinley
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Elected in 1884.
Redistricted to the 18th district.
 
George W. Crouse
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th Elected in 1886.
Retired.
 
Martin L. Smyser
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st Elected in 1888.
Lost renomination.
 
Vincent A. Taylor
Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
Retired.
 
William J. White
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
Retired.
 
Clifton B. Beach
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Fremont O. Phillips
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
56th Elected in 1898.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Jacob A. Beidler
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1907
57th
58th
59th
Elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
[data unknown/missing]
 
L. Paul Howland
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1913
60th
61st
62nd
Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
[data unknown/missing]
 
William Gordon
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
Elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Lost renomination.
 
Charles A. Mooney
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
66th Elected in 1918.
Lost re-election.
 
Miner G. Norton
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th Elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
 
Charles A. Mooney
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
May 29, 1931
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Died.
Vacant May 29, 1931 –
November 3, 1931
72nd
 
Martin L. Sweeney
Democratic November 3, 1931 –
January 3, 1943
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
Elected to finish Mooney's term.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Lost renomination.
 
Michael A. Feighan
Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1971
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
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.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Lost renomination.
 
James V. Stanton
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1977
92nd
93rd
94th
Elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
 
Mary Rose Oakar
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1993
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 11th district and lost re-election.
District inactive since January 3, 1993

Election resultsEdit

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

Year Democratic Republican Other
1990 Mary Rose Oakar*: 109,390 Bill Smith: 39,749  
1988 Mary Rose Oakar: 146,715 Michael Sajna: 30,944  
1986 Mary Rose Oakar: 110,976 Bill Smith: 19,794  
1984 Mary Rose Oakar: 167,115    
1982 Mary Rose Oakar: 133,603 Paris T. LeJeune: 17,675 Louis Haberbush: 1,930
Milton R. Norris (L): 2,844
1980 Mary Rose Oakar: 96,217    
1978 Mary Rose Oakar: 76,973    
1976 Mary Rose Oakar: 98,785   Raymond J. Grabow: 20,553
Theodore Held III: 2,638
1974 James Vincent Stanton: 86,405 Robert A. Frantz: 12,991  
1972 James Vincent Stanton: 117,302 Thomas E. Vilt: 16,624 Richard B. Kay (AI): 5,285
1970 James Vincent Stanton: 70,140 J. William Petro: 16,118  
1968 Michael A. Feighan: 72,918 J. William Petro: 27,827  
1966 Michael A. Feighan: 63,629 Clarence E. McLeod: 20,034  
1964 Michael A. Feighan: 115,675 Joseph A. Cipollone: 39,747  
1962 Michael A. Feighan: 91,544 Leonard G. Richter: 37,325  
1960 Michael A. Feighan: 113,302 Leonard G. Richter: 53,845  
1958 Michael A. Feighan: 113,200 Malvern E. Schultz: 29,308  
1956 Michael A. Feighan: 105,562 John H. Ferguson: 56,209  
1954 Michael A. Feighan: 81,304 John H. Ferguson: 38,865  
1952 Michael A. Feighan: 109,211 John H. Ferguson: 58,271  
1950 Michael A. Feighan: 60,565 Paul W. Cassidy: 21,044  
1948 Michael A. Feighan: 64,241    
1946 Michael A. Feighan: 49,670 Walter E. Obert: 24,476  
1944 Michael A. Feigan: 75,218 A. R. McNamara: 23,945  
1942 Michael A. Feighan: 34,462 Harry T. Marshall: 14,001 Marie R. Sweeney: 7,289
1940 Martin L. Sweeney: 72,395 George Pillersdorf: 34,605  
1938 Martin L. Sweeney: 54,185 Thomas F. McCafferty: 22,775  
1936 Martin L. Sweeney: 54,295 Blase A. Buonpane: 23,367 John L. Mihelich: 22,158
1934 Martin L. Sweeney: 50,611 Joseph E. Cassidy: 21,952 A. Landy (C): 1,562
Sidney Yellen (S): 433
1932 Martin L. Sweeney**: 52,933   John Fromholz (C): 650
1930 Charles A. Mooney: 42,123 Max D. Gustin: 13,824  
1928 Charles A. Mooney: 47,313 Oscar V. Hensley: 28,381 John Foley (W): 261
1926 Charles A. Mooney: 22,050    
1924 Charles A. Mooney: 34,173 Harvey Drucker: 22,507 C. E. Ruthenberg (W): 569
1922 Charles A. Mooney: 23,469 Miner G. Norton: 17,968 John G. Willett (S): 1,381
James Goward (SL): 198
James A. Murphy: 128
1920 Charles A. Mooney: 27,223 Miner G. Norton: 35,483 Nicholas P. Geiger: 711

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°25′N 81°40′W / 41.417°N 81.667°W / 41.417; -81.667