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Massachusetts's current districts since 2003

Massachusetts's twelfth congressional district is an obsolete district. It was eliminated in 1983 after the 1980 U.S. Census. Its last location was in southeastern Massachusetts and its last Congressman was Gerry Studds, who was redistricted into the tenth district.


List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created 1795
Henry Dearborn Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1797 Gardiner, Maine Redistricted from the 4th district
Isaac Parker Federalist March 4, 1797 – March 3, 1799 Castine, Maine
Silas Lee Federalist March 4, 1799 – August 20, 1801 Wiscasset, Maine Resigned
Vacant August 20, 1801 - December 6, 1802
Samuel Thatcher Federalist December 6, 1802 – March 3, 1803 Warren, Maine Redistricted to the 16th district
Thomson J. Skinner Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - August 10, 1804 Berkshire County Resigned
Vacant August 10, 1804 – November 5, 1804
Simon Larned Democratic-Republican November 5, 1804 – March 3, 1805
Barnabas Bidwell Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 – July 13, 1807 Monterey Resigned to become Massachusetts Attorney General
Vacant July 13, 1807 – September 16, 1807
Ezekiel Bacon Democratic-Republican September 16, 1807 – March 3, 1813 Stockbridge
Daniel Dewey Federalist March 4, 1813 – February 24, 1814 Williamstown Died
Vacant February 24, 1814 - September 26, 1814
John W. Hulbert Federalist September 26, 1814 – March 3, 1815 Alford Redistricted to the 7th district
Solomon Strong Federalist March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1819 Northampton Retired
Jonas Kendall Federalist March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821 Leominster Lost re-election
Lewis Bigelow Federalist March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823 Petersham
Francis Baylies Jacksonian March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1827 Taunton Redistricted from the 10th district
Lost re-election
James L. Hodges Adams March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831 Taunton
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
John Quincy Adams Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837 Braintree Redistricted from the 11th district
Whig March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843 Redistricted to the 8th district
District eliminated 1843
District created 1883
George D. Robinson Republican March 4, 1883 – January 7, 1884 Chicopee Redistricted from the 11th district, Resigned to become Governor of Massachusetts
Vacant January 7, 1884 - January 17, 1884
Francis W. Rockwell Republican January 17, 1884 – March 3, 1891 Pittsfield Lost re-election
John C. Crosby Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 Pittsfield
Elijah A. Morse Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897 Canton Redistricted from the 2nd district, Retired
William C. Lovering Republican March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1903 Taunton Redistricted to the 14th district
Samuel Leland Powers Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 Newton Redistricted from the 11th district, Retired
John W. Weeks Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1913 Newton Redistricted to the 13th district
James Michael Curley Democratic March 4, 1913 – February 4, 1914 Boston Redistricted from the 10th district, Resigned to become Mayor of Boston
Vacant February 4, 1914 – April 7, 1914
James A. Gallivan Democratic April 7, 1914 – April 3, 1928 Died
Vacant April 3, 1928 – November 6, 1928
John W. McCormack Democratic November 6, 1928 - January 3, 1963 Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1962-1971, Redistricted to the 9th district
Hastings Keith Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1973 Brockton Redistricted from the 9th district
Gerry Studds Democratic January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1983 Redistricted to the 10th district
District eliminated January 3, 1983

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