Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

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Massachusetts Congressional District 11 is an obsolete congressional district in eastern Massachusetts. It was eliminated in 1993 after the 1990 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Brian Donnelly; its most notable were former President John Quincy Adams, future president John F. Kennedy and Speaker Tip O'Neill.

Cities and towns in the district[edit]

1790s-1880s[edit]

1890s[edit]

1893: Suffolk County: Boston, Wards 21, 23, 25. "Middlesex County: City of Newton, towns of Belmont, Holliston, Sherborn, and Water- town. Norfolk County: Towns of Bellingham, Brookline, Dedham, Dover, Foxboro, Franklin, Hyde Park, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Sharon, Walpole, and Wrentham. Bristol County: Town of North Attleboro. Worcester County: Towns of Hopedale and Milford."[1]

1910s-1940s[edit]

1916: Suffolk County: Boston Wards 10, 11 (Precincts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), 12, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23.[2]

1921: Boston (Wards 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23).[3]

1941: Boston (Wards 1, 2, 3, 22), Cambridge, Somerville (Wards 1, 2, 3).[4]

1960s-1980s[edit]

1968: "Norfolk County: City of Quincy. Towns of Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, and Weymouth. Plymouth County: City of Brockton. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Ward 18."[5]

1977: "Norfolk County: City of Quincy. Towns of Avon, Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Randolph, and Stoughton. Plymouth County: City of Brockton. Towns of Abington and Whitman. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 15, 16, 17, 18."[6]

1985: "Norfolk County: City of Quincy. Towns of Avon, Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Randolph, and Weymouth. Plymouth County: City of Brockton. Towns of Abington, East Bridgewater, Rockland, West Bridgewater, and Whitman. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 15, 16, 17, and 18."[7]

Maps[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

RepresentativePartyYearsDistrict homeElectoral history
No image.svg Theophilus BradburyFederalistMarch 4, 1795 –
July 24, 1797
NewburyportResigned to become a State justice
VacantJuly 25, 1797 –
November 26, 1797
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Bailey BartlettFederalistNovember 27, 1797 –
March 3, 1801
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
ManassehCutlerPortrait.jpg Menasseh CutlerFederalistMarch 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]Redistricted to the 3rd district
No image.svg William StedmanFederalistMarch 4, 1803 –
July 16, 1810
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]Resigned to serve as Clerk of Courts for Worcester County
VacantJuly 16, 1810 –
October 8, 1810
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Abijah BigelowFederalistOctober 8, 1810 –
March 3, 1815
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Elijah BrighamFederalistMarch 4, 1815 –
February 22, 1816
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]Redistricted from the 10th district,
Died
VacantFebruary 22, 1816 –
December 1, 1816
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Benjamin AdamsFederalistDecember 2, 1816 –
March 3, 1821
UxbridgeLost re-election
No image.svg Johnathan RussellDemocratic-RepublicanMarch 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Aaron HobartAdams-Clay Democratic-RepublicanMarch 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]Redistricted from the 8th district
AdamsMarch 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Joseph RichardsonAdamsMarch 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Anti-JacksonianMarch 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Quincy Adams - copy of 1843 Philip Haas Daguerreotype.jpg John Quincy AdamsAnti-JacksonianMarch 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
BraintreeRedistricted to the 12th district
No image.svg John Reed, Jr.Anti-JacksonianMarch 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Anti-MasonicMarch 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
WhigMarch 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Barker BurnellWhigMarch 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]Redistricted to the 10th district
District eliminated1843[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
District recreated1853[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
JohnZGoodrich.jpg John Z. GoodrichWhigMarch 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]Redistricted from the 7th district
No image.svg Mark TraftonKnow NothingMarch 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
HLDawes.jpg Henry L. Dawes[8]RepublicanMarch 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]Redistricted to the 10th district
District eliminated1863[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
District recreated1873[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
HLDawes.jpg Henry L. DawesRepublicanMarch 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]Redistricted from the 10th district
CWChapin.jpg Chester W. ChapinDemocraticMarch 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
GovGeorgeDRobinson.jpg George D. Robinson[9][10]RepublicanMarch 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]Redistricted to the 12th district
William Whiting II (politician) picture2.png William WhitingRepublicanMarch 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Rodney Wallace (politician) picture.png Rodney WallaceRepublicanMarch 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Frederick S. Coolidge.png Frederick S. CoolidgeDemocraticMarch 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Franklin Draper (April 9, 1842 - January 28, 1910).png William F. DraperRepublicanMarch 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Charles F. Sprague.png Charles F. Sprague[11]RepublicanMarch 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel Leland Powers.png Samuel L. PowersRepublicanMarch 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
NewtonRedistricted to the 12th district
John Andrew Sullivan.jpg John Andrew SullivanDemocraticMarch 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Boston[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Andrew James Peters 42nd Mayor of Boston.png Andrew J. Peters[12]DemocraticMarch 4, 1907 –
August 15, 1914
BostonResigned after being appointed Asst. Secretary to the US Treasury Department
VacantAugust 15, 1914 –
March 4, 1915
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George H. Tinkham.jpg George H. TinkhamRepublicanMarch 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
BostonRedistricted to the 10th district
John Joseph Douglass.png John J. DouglassDemocraticMarch 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
BostonRedistricted from the 10th district
John Patrick Higgins.png John P. HigginsDemocraticJanuary 3, 1935 –
September 30, 1937
BostonResigned after being appointed as chief justice of Superior Court of Massachusetts
VacantSeptember 30, 1937 –
December 14, 1937
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!][Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Thomas A. Flaherty[13]DemocraticDecember 14, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
BostonRetired
James Michael Curley.jpg James Michael CurleyDemocraticJanuary 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1947
BostonRetired
John F. Kennedy, White House color photo portrait.jpg John F. KennedyDemocraticJanuary 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
BostonElected to US Senate
Tip O'Neill 1978.jpg Tip O'NeillDemocraticJanuary 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
CambridgeRedistricted to the 8th district
No image.svg James A. Burke[5]DemocraticJanuary 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1979
MiltonRedistricted from the 13th district
Brian J. Donnelly.jpg Brian J. Donnelly[14]DemocraticJanuary 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
BostonRetired
District eliminatedJanuary 3, 1993[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis M. Cox (1893). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Third Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  2. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916. 
  3. ^ Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1921), "Population of Congressional Districts", Population of Massachusetts as determined by the fourteenth census of the United States 1920, Boston: Wright & Potter 
  4. ^ Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1941), "Population of Congressional Districts", Population of Massachusetts as determined by the sixteenth census of the United States, 1940, Boston: Wright & Potter, OCLC 10056477, "House No. 2849" 
  5. ^ a b "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968. 
  6. ^ "Massachusetts", 1977 Official Congressional Directory: 95th Congress, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 
  7. ^ "Massachusetts". 1985-1986 Official Congressional Directory: 99th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1985. 
  8. ^ "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress. Washington DC: House of Representatives. 1861. 
  9. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1878). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 45th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  10. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1882). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 47th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  11. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  12. ^ A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  13. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938. 
  14. ^ "Massachusetts". 1991-1992 Official Congressional Directory: 102nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1991. 

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