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Oklahoma's 7th congressional district

Oklahoma's 7th Congressional district was a district that existed from 1915 through 1953, covering the southwestern portion of the state.

HistoryEdit

After the 1910 Census, Oklahoma was apportioned three new seats in addition to its five seats. Initially, for the years 1913 through 1915, Oklahoma elected those three new representatives at-large statewide. But starting with the 1914 election (for a term beginning in 1915), the state redistricted its eight seats, thereby adding a 6th district, 7th district, and 8th district

Oklahoma lost this seat in after the 1950 census reapportioned the state with only six seats, with most of the 7th District being merged into the 6th District.

List of representativesEdit

Name Party Years District residence Notes
District created March 4, 1915
  James V. McClintic Democratic March 4, 1915 – January 3, 1935 Snyder Lost renomination
  Sam C. Massingale Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 17, 1941 Cordell Died
Vacant January 17, 1941 – March 31, 1941
  Victor Wickersham Democratic April 1, 1941 – January 3, 1947 Mangum Lost renomination
  Preston E. Peden Democratic January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 Altus Lost renomination
  Victor Wickersham Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953 Mangum Redistricted to the 6th district
District eliminated January 3, 1953

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