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. By Cook PVI, it is the most Democratic district in the Midwest and the fifth-most Democratic nationwide. Abraham Lincoln represented the 7th district before being elected president, although the area he represented now lies within Illinois's 18th congressional district[dubious ].

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 (2018 est.)707,513
Median income$56,166[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+38[2][3]

ElectionsEdit

2012 electionEdit

Recent results in statewide electionsEdit

The district currently has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D +38. It previously had a CPVI of D +36.[3]

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

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1843
 
John J. Hardin
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th [data unknown/missing]
 
Edward D. Baker
Whig March 4, 1845 –
January 15, 1847
29th [data unknown/missing]
Resigned when commissioned colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Vacant January 15, 1847 –
February 5, 1847
John Henry Whig February 5, 1847 –
March 3, 1847
Elected to finish Baker's term.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Abraham Lincoln
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th [data unknown/missing]
 
Thomas L. Harris
Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [data unknown/missing]
 
Richard Yates
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Redistricted to the 6th district.
 
James C. Allen
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
July 18, 1856
33rd
34th
Elected in 1852.
Re-elected in 1854.
Disqualified.
Vacant July 18, 1856 –
November 4, 1856
34th
 
James C. Allen
Democratic November 4, 1856 –
March 3, 1857
Re-elected to finish his own term.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Aaron Shaw
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th [data unknown/missing]
 
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 [data unknown/missing]
 
Henry P. H. Bromwell
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1869
39th
40th
[data unknown/missing]
 
Jesse H. Moore
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
[data unknown/missing]
Franklin Corwin Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [data unknown/missing]
 
Alexander Campbell
Independent March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [data unknown/missing]
Philip C. Hayes Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
45th
46th
[data unknown/missing]
 
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.
[data unknown/missing]
 
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
[data unknown/missing]
Frederick Lundin Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
61st [data unknown/missing]
 
Frank Buchanan
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
62nd
63rd
64th
[data unknown/missing]
 
Niels Juul
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1921
65th
66th
[data unknown/missing]
 
M. Alfred Michaelson
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1931
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
[data unknown/missing]
Leonard W. Schuetz Democratic March 4, 1931 –
February 13, 1944
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant February 13, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
78th
 
William W. Link
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th [data unknown/missing]
Thomas L. Owens Republican January 3, 1947 –
June 7, 1948
80th [data unknown/missing]
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
82nd
83rd
 
James Bowler
Democratic July 7, 1953 –
July 18, 1957
83rd
84th
85th
Elected to finish Sabath's term.
Died.
Vacant July 18, 1957 –
December 31, 1957
85th
 
Roland V. Libonati
Democratic December 31, 1957 –
January 3, 1965
85th
86th
87th
88th
Elected to finish Bowler's term.
[data unknown/missing]
 
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
93rd
 
Cardiss Collins
Democratic June 5, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Elected to finish Collins's term.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Danny K. Davis
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
present
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 1996.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  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.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°51′48″N 87°43′56″W / 41.86333°N 87.73222°W / 41.86333; -87.73222