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Wisconsin's 4th congressional district

Wisconsin's 4th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in Wisconsin, encompassing a part of Milwaukee County and including all of the city of Milwaukee and its working-class suburbs of Cudahy, St. Francis, South Milwaukee, and West Milwaukee. Recent redistricting has added the Milwaukee County North Shore communities of Glendale, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Bayside, and Brown Deer to the district. It is currently represented by Gwen Moore, a Democrat.

Wisconsin's 4th congressional district
Wisconsin US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
Wisconsin's 4th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Gwen Moore
DMilwaukee
Area111.90 sq mi (289.8 km2)
Distribution
  • 100.0% urban
  • 0.00% rural
Population (2010)669,015
Median income$42,087[1]
Ethnicity
Occupation
Cook PVID+25[2]

In the 21st century this has been the most Democratic congressional district in Wisconsin. John Kerry won 69% of the vote here in 2004. Barack Obama also swept the district in 2008 by a three-to-one margin over John McCain with 75.39% of the vote to McCain's 23.61%.

Before the 2000 census, the 4th covered much of south Milwaukee, and extended into eastern Waukesha County. After Wisconsin lost a district in the 2000 census, the 4th was cut back to a Milwaukee County district.

Contents

List of representativesEdit

# Representative Party Dates Congress(es) Note
District created March 4, 1863
1   Charles A. Eldredge Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1873 38th42nd Redistricted to the 5th district
2   Alexander Mitchell Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 43rd Redistricted from the 1st district
3   William Pitt Lynde Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879 44th45th
4   Peter V. Deuster Democratic March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1885 46th48th
5   Isaac W. Van Schaick Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887 49th
6   Henry Smith Union Labor March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889 50th
7   Isaac W. Van Schaick Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891 51st
8   John L. Mitchell Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 52nd Resigned at end of Congress after being elected to the US Senate
Elected to 53rd Congress, but never served
Vacant March 3, 1893 – August 27, 1893
9   Peter J. Somers Democratic August 27, 1893 – March 3, 1895 53rd
10   Theobald Otjen Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1907 54th59th
11   William J. Cary Republican March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1919 60th65th
12 John C. Kleczka Republican March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923 66th67th
13   John C. Schafer Republican March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933 68th72nd
14   Raymond Joseph Cannon Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939 73rd75th
15   John C. Schafer Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941 76th
16 Thaddeus Wasielewski Democratic January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1947 77th79th
17 John C. Brophy Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 80th
18   Clement J. Zablocki Democratic January 3, 1949 – December 3, 1983 81st98th Died
Vacant December 3, 1983 – April 3, 1984
19   Jerry Kleczka Democratic April 3, 1984 – January 3, 2005 98th108th
20   Gwen Moore Democratic January 3, 2005 – present 109th– Present Incumbent

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

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
Specific
  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=55&cd=04
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.

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