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 Elected in 1843.
Died.
Vacant April 30, 1844 –
October 8, 1844
28th
Edward S. Hamlin Whig October 8, 1844 –
March 3, 1845
28th Elected to finish Brinkerhoff's term.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Joseph M. Root
Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
31st
Elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
[data unknown/missing]
Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
 
Norton Strange Townshend
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
[data unknown/missing]
Andrew Stuart Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
Lost re-election.
 
John Bingham
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th
35th
36th
37th
Elected in 1854.
Re-elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Redistricted to the 16th district and lost re-election.
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
District eliminated March 3, 1863
District re-created March 4, 1883
 
Martin A. Foran
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
48th
49th
50th
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Retired.
 
Theodore E. Burton
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st Elected in 1888.
Lost re-election.
 
Tom L. Johnson
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Lost re-election.
 
Theodore E. Burton
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1909
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant March 3, 1909 –
April 20, 1909
60th
61st
 
James H. Cassidy
Republican April 20, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st Elected to finish Burton's term.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Robert J. Bulkley
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
62nd
63rd
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Robert Crosser
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
64th
65th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Lost renomination.
 
John J. Babka
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
66th Elected in 1918.
Lost re-election.
 
Harry C. Gahn
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th Elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
 
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
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
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.
Lost renomination.
 
Charles Vanik
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1969
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
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.
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
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.
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.
District inactive since January 3, 1993

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

External linksEdit

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