Ohio's 23rd congressional district

The 23rd congressional district of Ohio was eliminated in the redistricting following the 1980 census. The district had been created after the elimination of Ohio's at-large congressional district after the 1950 election.

In its last decade, the district consisted of western and southern Cuyahoga county.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Year(s) Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created January 3, 1953
 
George H. Bender
Republican January 3, 1953 –
December 15, 1954
83rd Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1952.
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant December 15, 1954 –
January 3, 1955
83rd
 
William Edwin Minshall Jr.
Republican January 3, 1955 –
December 31, 1974
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
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.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
93rd
 
Ronald M. Mottl
Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 19th district and lost renomination.
District inactive since January 3, 1983

Election resultsEdit

Year Democratic Republican Other
1952 Michael P. O'Brien: 47,090 George H. Bender (inc.)*: 85,752  
1954 Bernice S. Pyke: 33,639 William E. Minshall: 69,994  
1956 George A. Hurley: 46,247 William E. Minshall Jr. (inc.): 102,707  
1958 Daniel Winston: ??95,267?? William E. Minshall Jr. (inc.): 47,953  
1960 Daniel Winston: 59,893 William E. Minshall Jr. (inc.): 123,364  
1962 Emil C. Weber: 42,907 William E. Minshall Jr. (inc.): 107,510  
1964 Norbert G. Dennerll Jr.: 64,162 William E. Minshall Jr. (inc.): 131,554  
1966 Sheldon D. Clark: 37,489 William E. Minshall Jr. (inc.): 102,513  
1968 James V. Stanton: 98,825 William E. Minshall Jr. (inc.): 106,852  
1970 Ronald M. Mottl: 73,765 William E. Minshall Jr. (inc.): 111,218  
1972 Dennis J. Kucinich: 94,366 William E. Minshall Jr. (inc.): 98,594 Frederick D. Lyon (AI): 2,976
John O'Neill (SL): 3,615
1974 Ronald M. Mottl (inc.): 53,338 George E. Mastics: 46,810 Arthur L. Cain: 2,005
Bohdan A. Futey: 2,655
Hugh J. Gallagher: 3,461
Dennis J. Kucinich: 45,186
1976 Ronald M. Mottl (inc.): 130,576 Michael T. Scanlon: 47,804  
1978 Ronald M. Mottl (inc.): 99,975 Homer S. Taft: 33,732  
1980 Ronald M. Mottl (inc.)*: 144,371    

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°45′W / 41.417°N 81.750°W / 41.417; -81.750