Illinois's 7th congressional district: Wikis

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Illinois's 7th congressional district
The 7th congressional district of Illinois since 2003
The 7th congressional district of Illinois since 2003
Current Representative Danny K. Davis (D)
Population (2000) 653,647
Median income $40,361
Ethnicity 29.8% White, 62.0% Black, 3.9% Asian, 5.8% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 2.6% other
Cook PVI D + 35

The 7th Congressional District of Illinois includes part of Cook County. It covers downtown Chicago as well as some of the west and south sides of city and some west suburban areas in Cook County. It has been represented by Democrat Danny K. Davis, who originally announced he was retiring from the House of Representatives in 2010 and running for Cook County Board President. Davis has since changed his mind and is now running for reelection.[1] Candidates running against Davis in the Democratic primary include Jim Ascot,[2] Darlena Burnett and eight others.[3]

Abraham Lincoln represented the 7th district (now the 18th district) before being elected President.

John McCain received 12% of the vote in this district in 2008. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D +35.

Contents

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 88 - 12%
2004 President Kerry 83 - 17%
2000 President Gore 81 - 16%

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created March 4, 1843
John J. Hardin Whig March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845
Edward D. Baker Whig March 4, 1845 - January 15, 1847 Resigned after being 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
Abraham Lincoln Whig March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1849
Thomas L. Harris Democratic March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851
Richard Yates Whig March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853 Redistricted to the 6th district
James C. Allen Democratic March 4, 1853 - July 18, 1856 House declared not entitled to seat
Vacant July 18, 1856 - November 4, 1856
James C. Allen Democratic November 4, 1856 - March 3, 1857 Re-elected to fill own vacancy
Aaron Shaw Democratic March 4, 1857 - March 3, 1859
James C. Robinson Democratic March 4, 1857 - March 3, 1859 Redistricted to the 11th district
John R. Eden Democratic March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1865
Henry P. H. Bromwell Republican March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869
Jesse H. Moore Republican March 4, 1869 - March 3, 1873
Franklin Corwin Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875
Alexander Campbell Independent March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877
Philip C. Hayes Republican March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1881
William Cullen Republican March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1883 Redistricted to the 8th district
Thomas J. Henderson Republican March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1895 Redistricted from the 6th district
George E. Foss Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 10th district
Philip Knopf Republican March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1909
Frederick Lundin Republican March 4, 1909 - March 3, 1911
Frank Buchanan Democratic March 4, 1911 - March 3, 1917
Niels Juul Republican March 4, 1917 - March 3, 1921
M. Alfred Michaelson Republican March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1931
Leonard W. Schuetz Democratic March 4, 1931 - February 13, 1944 Died
Vacant February 13, 1944 - January 3, 1945
William W. Link Democratic January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1947
Thomas L. Owens Republican January 3, 1947 - June 7, 1948 Died
Vacant June 7, 1948 - January 3, 1949
Adolph J. Sabath Democratic January 3, 1949 - November 6, 1952 Redistricted from the 5th district, Died
Vacant November 6, 1952 - July 7, 1953
James Bowler Democratic July 7, 1953 - July 18, 1957 Died
Vacant July 18, 1957 - December 31, 1957
Roland V. Libonati Democratic December 31, 1957 - January 3, 1965
Frank Annunzio Democratic January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 11th district
Vacant January 3, 1973 - June 5, 1973
Cardiss Collins Democratic June 5, 1973 - January 3, 1997 elected to fill seat after being Redistricted from the 6th district
Danny K. Davis Democratic January 3, 1997 - Present Incumbent

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