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Massachusetts's 15th congressional district

 

Massachusetts's 15th congressional district

Massachusetts's current districts, since 2013

Massachusetts's fifteenth congressional district is an obsolete district. It was also for a short time in the early 19th century a Massachusetts District of Maine. It was eliminated in 1943 after the 1940 Census. Its last location was in eastern Massachusetts at Cape Cod. Its last Congressman was Charles L. Gifford, who was redistricted into the ninth district.

Cities and towns in the district

1800s-1810s

1910s

"Bristol County: Cities of Fall River, Taunton, and Attleboro, and towns of Berkley, Dighton, Freetown, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, and Westport. Plymouth County: Town of Lakeville."[1]

1920s-1940s

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created 1803
Peleg Wadsworth Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
8th
9th
Redistricted from the 13th district
Retired
Daniel Ilsley Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
10th Lost re-election
Ezekiel Whitman Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
11th
William Widgery Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
12th Lost re-election
George Bradbury Federalist March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
13th
14th
Lost renomination
Ezekiel Whitman Federalist March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
15th
16th
District moved to Maine's 2nd district
District moved to Maine 1821
District restored in Massachusetts 1913
William S. Greene Republican March 4, 1913 –
September 22, 1924
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
Redistricted from the 13th district
Died
Vacant September 22, 1924 –
November 4, 1924
68th
Robert Leach Republican November 4, 1924 –
March 3, 1925
68th Elected to finish Greene's term
Retired
Joseph William Martin, Jr. Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Redistricted to the 14th district
Charles L. Gifford Republican March 4, 1933 –
March 3, 1943
73rd
74th
75th[2]
76th
77th
Redistricted from the 14th district
Redistricted to the 9th district
District eliminated 1943

References

  1. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916. 
  2. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938. 
  • 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


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