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Ohio's 21st congressional district

The 21st congressional district of Ohio was a congressional district in the state of Ohio. It was eliminated in the redistricting following the 1990 census.

In its last decade, the district consisted of a large portion of eastern Cuyahoga county.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Year(s) Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1843
 
Henry R. Brinkerhoff
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
April 30, 1844
28th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Edward S. Hamlin Whig October 8, 1844 –
March 3, 1845
28th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Joseph M. Root
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
31st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
 
Norton Strange Townshend
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Andrew Stuart Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Bingham
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th
35th
36th
37th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
District inactive March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1883
38th
39th
40th
41st
42nd
43rd
44th
45th
46th
47th
 
Martin A. Foran
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
48th
49th
50th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Theodore E. Burton
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Tom L. Johnson
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Theodore E. Burton
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1909
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected US Senator
 
James H. Cassidy
Republican April 20, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert J. Bulkley
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
62nd
63rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert Crosser
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
64th
65th
Redistricted from the at-large district.
 
John J. Babka
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
66th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Harry C. Gahn
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert Crosser
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1955
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles Vanik
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1969
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
 
Louis Stokes
Democratic January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1993
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 11th district.
District inactive January 3, 1993 –
Present

Election resultsEdit

Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 John J. Babka (Incumbent): 18,252  Y Harry C. Gahn: 27,127 Henry Skinner: 558
1922  Y Robert W. Crosser: 18,645 Harry C. Gahn (Incumbent): 14,024 Henry Kuhlman (S): 997
Frank Kalcec (SL): 185
1924  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 24,889 Harry C. Gahn: 21,629 John Brahtin (W): 272
1926  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 17,819 Harry C. Gahn: 10,733  
1928  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 39,090 Joseph F. Lange: 26,267  
1930  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 30,722 George H. Bender: 29,081 Gustave F. Ebding: 96
1932  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 49,436 Gerard Pilliod: 25,527 Joseph Schiffer (C): 672
Eugene F. Cheeks: 204
1934  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 47,540 Frank W. Sotak: 25,253 E. C. Greenfield (C): 1,684
1936  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 70,596 Harry C. Gahn: 23,811  
1938  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 53,180 J. E. Chizek: 24,240  
1940  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 79,602 J. E. Chizek: 23,658  
1942  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 35,109 William J. Rogers: 19,137 Arnold S. Johnson: 744
1944  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 77,525 Harry C. Gahn: 22,288  
1946  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 49,111 James S. Hudee: 27,657  
1948  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 72,417 Harry W. Mitchell: 22,932  
1950  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 66,341 William Hodge: 21,588  
1952  Y Robert W. Crosser (Incumbent): 100,340 Lawrence O. Payne: 45,896  
1954  Y Charles A. Vanik: 76,201 Francis E. Young: 24,076  
1956  Y Charles A. Vanik (Incumbent): 96,106 Chales H. Loeb: 38,060  
1958  Y Charles A. Vanik (Incumbent): 93,987 Elmer L. Watson: 22,956  
1960  Y Charles A. Vanik (Incumbent): 103,460 William O. Walker: 88,389  
1962  Y Charles A. Vanik (Incumbent): 79,514 Leodis Harris: 20,027  
1964  Y Charles A. Vanik (Incumbent): 113,157 Eugene E. Smith: 12,416  
1966  Y Charles A. Vanik (Incumbent): 81,210 Frederick M. Coleman: 18,205  
1968  Y Louis Stokes: 85,509 Charles P. Lucas: 28,931  
1970  Y Louis Stokes (Incumbent): 74,340 Bill Mack: 21,440  
1972  Y Louis Stokes (Incumbent): 99,190 James D. Johnson: 13,861 Joseph Piriacin (SL): 5,779
Cecil Lampkins: 3,509
1974  Y Louis Stokes (Incumbent): 58,969 Bill Mack: 12,986  
1976  Y Louis Stokes (Incumbent): 91,903 Barbara Sparks: 12,434 Anthony R. Curry: 5,289
1978  Y Louis Stokes (Incumbent): 58,934 Bill Mack: 9,533  
1980  Y Louis Stokes (Incumbent): 83,188 Robert L. Woodall: 11,103  
1982  Y Louis Stokes (Incumbent): 132,544 Alan G. Shatteen: 21,332  
1984  Y Louis Stokes (Incumbent): 165,247 Robert L. Woodall: 29,500  
1986  Y Louis Stokes (Incumbent): 99,878 Franklin H. Roski: 22,594  
1988  Y Louis Stokes (Incumbent): 148,388 Franklin H. Roski: 24,804  
1990  Y Louis Stokes (Incumbent): 103,338 Franklin H. Roski: 25,906  

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

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