South Dakota's 2nd congressional district

South Dakota's 2nd congressional district is an obsolete district. It was created after the 1910 census and was eliminated as a result of the redistricting cycle after the 1980 Census. Members were elected at-large until the formation of individual districts after the 1910 census. From 1913 until 1933, the 2nd district covered much of northeastern South Dakota, including the cities of Aberdeen, Brookings, Huron, and Watertown.[1] When South Dakota's 3rd congressional district was eliminated after the 1930 census, the 2nd district was relocated to cover all of the counties in South Dakota west of the Missouri River.[2] Population changes eventually moved the district's boundaries further east. During the 97th Congress, it covered all but the 21 easternmost counties in the state.[3]

South Dakota's 2nd congressional district
Obsolete district
Created1910
Eliminated1980
Years active1913–1983

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member
(Residence)
Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1913
 
Charles H. Burke
(Pierre)
Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1912
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Royal C. Johnson
(Highmore)
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost re-election.
 
Theodore B. Werner
(Rapid City)
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
73rd
74th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934
Lost re-election.
 
Francis H. Case
(Custer)
Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1951
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
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.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
E. Y. Berry
(McLaughlin)
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1971
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
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.
Retired.
 
James Abourezk
(Rapid City)
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
92nd Elected in 1970.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
James Abdnor
(Kennebec)
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
93rd
94th
95th
96th
Elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
 
Clint Roberts
(Presho)
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
97th Elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the at-large district and lost re-election.
District eliminated January 3, 1983

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official Congressional Directory, 63rd Congress (1913) through 72nd Congress (1931)
  2. ^ Official Congressional Directory, 73rd Congress (1933)
  3. ^ Official Congressional Directory, 9th Congress (1981)
  • 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

Coordinates: 44°40′N 101°0′W / 44.667°N 101.000°W / 44.667; -101.000