Illinois's 7th congressional district

The 7th congressional district of Illinois covers parts of Cook County, as of the 2011 redistricting that followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Bellwood, Chicago, Forest Park, Oak Park, Maywood, and Westchester are included. Democrat Danny K. Davis has represented the district since January 1997.

Illinois's 7th congressional district
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Illinois's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Danny K. Davis
DChicago
Area63 sq mi (160 km2)
Distribution
  • 100.0% urban
  • 0.0% rural
Population (2011 est.)703,012
Median income$58,444[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+38[2][3]

Abraham Lincoln represented the 7th district before being elected president, although the area he represented now lies within Illinois's 18th congressional district.

ElectionsEdit

VotingEdit

The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D +36.[3]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2016 President Clinton 87.4 - 9.2%[3]
2012 President Obama 87.2 - 11.8%[3]
2008 President Obama 89.4 - 9.9%[3]
2004 President Kerry 83 - 17%
2000 President Gore 81 - 16%

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Notes
District created
March 4, 1843
  John J. Hardin March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 28th
  Edward D. Baker March 4, 1845 – January 15, 1847 29th Resigned after being commissioned colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Vacant
January 15, 1847 – February 5, 1847
  John Henry February 5, 1847 – March 3, 1847 29th
  Abraham Lincoln March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849 30th
  Thomas L. Harris Democratic March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851 31st
  Richard Yates March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 32nd Redistricted to the 6th district
  James C. Allen Democratic March 4, 1853 – July 18, 1856 33rd
34th
House declared not entitled to seat
Vacant
July 18, 1856 – November 4, 1856
  James C. Allen Democratic November 4, 1856 – March 3, 1857 34th Re-elected to fill own vacancy
  Aaron Shaw Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 35th
  James C. Robinson Democratic March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863 36th
37th
Redistricted to the 11th district
  John R. Eden Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865 38th
  Henry P. H. Bromwell Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869 39th
40th
  Jesse H. Moore Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873 41st
42nd
  Franklin Corwin Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 43rd
  Alexander Campbell Independent March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 44th
Philip C. Hayes Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881 45th
46th
  William Cullen Republican March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883 47th Redistricted to the 8th district
  Thomas J. Henderson Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1895 48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
Redistricted from the 6th district
  George E. Foss Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 54th
55th
56th
57th
Redistricted to the 10th district
  Philip Knopf Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1909 58th
59th
60th
  Frederick Lundin Republican March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1911 61st
  Frank Buchanan Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1917 62nd
63rd
64th
  Niels Juul Republican March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1921 65th
66th
  M. Alfred Michaelson Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931 67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
  Leonard W. Schuetz Democratic March 4, 1931 – February 13, 1944 72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Died
Vacant
February 13, 1944 – January 3, 1945
  William W. Link Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 79th
  Thomas L. Owens Republican January 3, 1947 – June 7, 1948 80th Died
Vacant
June 7, 1948 – January 3, 1949
  Adolph J. Sabath Democratic January 3, 1949 – November 6, 1952 81st
82nd
Redistricted from the 5th district, Died
Vacant
November 6, 1952 – July 7, 1953
  James Bowler Democratic July 7, 1953 – July 18, 1957 83rd
84th
85th
Died
Vacant
July 18, 1957 – December 31, 1957
  Roland V. Libonati Democratic December 31, 1957 – January 3, 1965 85th
86th
87th
88th
  Frank Annunzio Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1973 89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted to the 11th district
Vacant
January 3, 1973 – June 5, 1973
  Cardiss Collins Democratic June 5, 1973 – January 3, 1997 93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
elected to fill seat after being Redistricted from the 6th district
  Danny K. Davis Democratic January 3, 1997 – Present 105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent

Living former membersEdit

 
Boundaries of the district from 2003 to 2013.

There are no living former members of the House from this district. The most recent to die was Cardiss Collins on February 3, 2013.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=17&cd=07
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e Barone, Michael; McCutcheon, Chuck (2013). The Almanac of American Politics 2014. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 569–570. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4. Copyright National Journal.

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