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Illinois's 6th congressional district

 

Illinois's 6th congressional district

Illinois's 6th congressional district
Illinois's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Illinois's 6th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Peter Roskam (RWheaton)
Area 379 mi2
Distribution 99.4% urban, 0.6% rural
Population (2011 est.) 712,712
Median income $85,655
Ethnicity 85.1% White, 2.8% Black, 7.9% Asian, 7.9% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 2.1% other
Cook PVI R+4[1]

The 6th congressional district of Illinois covers parts of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Algonquin, Barrington, Cary, Downers Grove, Gilberts, Glen Ellyn, Hoffman Estates, Lake in the Hills, Lake Zurich, Palatine, South Elgin, West Chicago, West Dundee, Westmont and Wheaton are included.

It has been represented by Republican Peter Roskam since January 2007.

Contents

  • Elections 1
    • 2012 election 1.1
  • Voting 2
  • List of representatives 3
  • Historical district boundaries 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Elections

2012 election

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 53 - 45%[1]
2008 President Obama 51 - 48%[1]
2004 President Bush 53 - 46%
2000 President Bush 53 - 44%

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created
March 4, 1843
Joseph P. Hoge Democratic March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1847
Thomas J. Turner Democratic March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849
Edward D. Baker Whig March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851
Thompson Campbell Democratic March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853
Richard Yates Whig March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1855 Redistricted from the 7th district
Thomas L. Harris Democratic March 4, 1855 - November 24, 1858 Died
Vacant
November 24, 1858 - January 4, 1859
Charles D. Hodges Democratic January 4, 1859 - March 3, 1859
Vacant
March 4, 1859 - November 8, 1859
John A. McClernand Democratic November 8, 1859 - October 28, 1861 Resigned to accept commission as brigadier general of volunteers for service in the Civil War
Vacant
October 28, 1861 - December 12, 1861
Anthony L. Knapp Democratic December 12, 1861 - March 3, 1863 Redistricted to the 10th district
Jesse O. Norton Republican March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1865
Burton C. Cook Republican March 4, 1865 - August 26, 1871 Resigned
Vacant
August 26, 1871 - December 4, 1871
Henry Snapp Republican December 4, 1871 - March 3, 1873
John B. Hawley Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875 Redistricted from the 4th district
Thomas J. Henderson Republican March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1883 Redistricted to the 7th district
Robert R. Hitt Republican March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1895 Redistricted from the 5th district, Redistricted to the 9th district
Edward D. Cooke Republican March 4, 1895 - June 24, 1897 Died
Vacant
June 24, 1897 - November 23, 1897
Henry S. Boutell Republican November 23, 1897 - March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 9th district
William Lorimer Republican March 4, 1903 - June 17, 1909 Resigned after being elected to US Senate
Vacant
June 17, 1909 - November 23, 1909
William Moxley Republican November 23, 1909 - March 3, 1911
Edmund J. Stack Democratic March 4, 1911 - March 3, 1913
James McAndrews Democratic March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1921
John J. Gorman Republican March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1923
James R. Buckley Democratic March 4, 1923 - March 3, 1925
John J. Gorman Republican March 4, 1925 - March 3, 1927
James T. Igoe Democratic March 4, 1927 - March 3, 1933
Thomas J. O'Brien Democratic March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1939
A. F. Maciejewski Democratic January 3, 1939 - December 8, 1942 Resigned
Vacant
December 8, 1942 - January 3, 1943
Thomas J. O'Brien Democratic January 3, 1943 - April 14, 1964 Died
Vacant
April 14, 1964 - January 3, 1965
Daniel J. Ronan Democratic January 3, 1965 - August 13, 1969 Died
Vacant
August 13, 1969 - November 3, 1970
George W. Collins Democratic November 3, 1970 - December 8, 1972 Died
Vacant
December 8, 1972 - January 3, 1973
Harold R. Collier Republican January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1975 Redistricted from the 10th district
Henry Hyde Republican January 3, 1975 - January 3, 2007
Peter Roskam Republican January 3, 2007 – Present Incumbent

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c   Copyright National Journal.
  • 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

External links

  • page on the 6th District of IllinoisWashington Post
  • U.S. Census Bureau - 6th District Fact Sheet

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