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Louisiana's 7th congressional district
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Current Representative Charles Boustany (R)
Population (2000) 638,240
Median income $31,453
Ethnicity 72.8% White, 25.0% Black, 0.7% Asian, 1.4% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+14

The 7th Louisiana congressional district is located in southwestern Louisiana and contains the cities of Lake Charles, Sulphur, Lafayette, Opelousas and Crowley, Louisiana.

The seat is currently held by Charles Boustany, a Republican.

List of Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created March 4, 1903 following the 1900 census
Arsène Paulin Pujó Democratic March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1913
Ladislas Lazaro Democratic March 4, 1913 - March 30, 1927 Died
Vacant March 30, 1927 - August 23, 1927
René Louis DeRouen Democratic August 23, 1927 - January 3, 1941
Vance Plauche Democratic January 3, 1941 - January 3, 1943
Henry D. Larcade, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1953
Theo A. Thompson Democratic January 3, 1953 - July 1, 1965 Ville Platte Died
Vacant July 1, 1965 - October 2, 1965
Edwin Edwards Democratic October 2, 1965 - May 9, 1972 Crowley Resigned after being elected Governor
Vacant May 9, 1972 - September 30, 1972
John Breaux Democratic September 30, 1972 - January 3, 1987 Crowley Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Jimmy Hayes Democratic January 3, 1987 - December 1, 1995 Changed party
Republican December 1, 1995 - January 3, 1997 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Chris John Democratic January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2005 Crowley Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Charles Boustany Republican January 3, 2005 - Present Lafayette Incumbent

References

  • 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 Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.  
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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