Massachusetts's 8th congressional district: Wikis

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Massachusetts's 8th congressional district
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Current Representative Mike Capuano (D)
Area 40.72 mi²
Distribution 97.34% urban, 2.66% rural
Population (2000) 634,835
Median income $42,246
Ethnicity 48.9% White, 23.2% Black, 8.2% Asian, 15.9% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 3.4% other
Occupation 12.4% blue collar, 70.6% white collar, 17.0% gray collar
Cook PVI D + 32

Massachusetts Congressional District 8 is a congressional district in eastern Massachusetts, including part of Boston and the immediately adjacent cities of Cambridge, Somerville, and Chelsea. It is currently represented by Mike Capuano, who has served the district since January 1999. For one congressional term (1791-1793) it served as the home district of the District of Maine.

Contents

Current cities and towns in the district

District 8 currently contains the following cities and towns:

In Middlesex County:

Cambridge, Somerville.

In Suffolk County:

Boston, Wards 1, 2, Ward 3, Precincts 1-4, 7, 8, Ward 4, Ward 5, Precincts 1, 2, 6-10, Ward 7, Precinct 10, Wards 8-12, Ward 13, Precincts 1, 2, 4-6, Ward 14, Ward 15, Precincts 1-5, 7-9, Ward 16, Precincts 1, 3, Ward 17, Precincts 1-3, 5-12; Ward 18, Precincts 1-8, 13-15, 21, Ward 19, Precincts 1, 3-6, 8, 9, Wards 21 and 22, (the remainder of Boston is in the 9th district), Chelsea.


List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
Jonathan Grout Anti-Administration March 4, 1789 -

March 3, 1791

George Thatcher
(Maine District)
Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 -

March 3, 1793

Biddeford, Maine Redistricted from the 6th district
(Maine District)
Redistricted to the 4th district
(Maine district)
District eliminated 1793
District restored 1795
Fisher Ames Federalist March 4, 1795 -

March 3, 1797

Dedham Redistricted from the 1st district
Harrison Gray Otis Federalist March 4, 1797 -

March 3, 1801

Boston
William Eustis Democratic-Republican March 4, 1801 -

March 3, 1803

Redistricted to the 1st district
Lemuel Williams Federalist March 4, 1803 -

March 3, 1805

New Bedford Redistricted from the 5th district
Isaiah L. Green Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 -

March 3, 1809

Gideon Gardner Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 -

March 3, 1811

Isaiah L. Green Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 -

March 3, 1813

John Reed, Jr. Federalist March 4, 1813 -

March 3, 1815

West Bridgewater Redistricted to the 9th district
William Baylies Federalist March 4, 1815 -

March 3, 1817

Redistricted from the 7th district
Zabdiel Sampson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 -

July 26, 1820

resigned on appointment as collector of customs in Plymouth
Vacant July 26, 1820 -

November 24, 1820

Aaron Hobart Democratic-Republican November 24, 1820 -

March 3, 1823

Redistricted to the 11th district
Samuel Lathrop Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 -

March 3, 1825

Redistricted from the 5th district
Adams March 4, 1825 -

March 3, 1827

Isaac C. Bates Adams March 4, 1827 -

March 3, 1829

Northampton
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1829 -

March 3, 1835

William B. Calhoun Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 -

March 3, 1837

Whig March 4, 1837 -

March 3, 1843

John Quincy Adams Whig March 4, 1843 -

February 23, 1848

Redistricted from the 12th district
Died
Vacant February 24, 1848 -

April 2, 1848

Horace Mann Whig April 3, 1848 -

March 3, 1853

Tappan Wentworth Whig March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1855
Chauncey L. Knapp Know-nothing March 4, 1855 -

March 3, 1857

Republican March 4, 1857 -

March 3, 1859

Charles R. Train Republican March 4, 1859 -

March 3, 1863

John D. Baldwin Republican March 4, 1863 -

March 3, 1869

George F. Hoar Republican March 4, 1869 -

March 3, 1873

Redistricted to the 9th district
John M. S. Williams Republican March 4, 1873 -

March 3, 1875

William W. Warren Democratic March 4, 1875 -

March 3, 1877

William Claflin Republican March 4, 1877 -

March 3, 1881

John W. Candler Republican March 4, 1881 -

March 3, 1883

William A. Russell Republican March 4, 1883 -

March 3, 1885

Redistricted from the 7th district
Charles H. Allen Republican March 4, 1885 -

March 3, 1889

Lowell Retired
Frederic T. Greenhalge Republican March 4, 1889 -

March 3, 1891

Moses T. Stevens Democratic March 4, 1891 -

March 3, 1893

Redistricted to the 5th district
Samuel W. McCall Republican March 4, 1893 -

March 3, 1913

Frederick Simpson Deitrick Democratic March 4, 1913 -

March 3, 1915

Frederick W. Dallinger Republican March 4, 1915 -

March 3, 1925

Harry I. Thayer Republican March 4, 1925 -

March 10, 1926

died
Vacant March 10, 1926 -

November 2, 1926

Frederick W. Dallinger Republican November 2, 1926 -

October 1, 1932

resigned after appointment as judge of United States Customs Court
Vacant October 1, 1932 -

March 4, 1933

Arthur D. Healey Democratic March 4, 1933 -

August 3, 1942

resigned after appointment as judge of US District Court for Massachusetts
Vacant August 3, 1942 -

January 3, 1943

Angier L. Goodwin Republican January 3, 1943 –

January 3, 1955

Melrose Lost reelection
Torbert H. Macdonald Democratic January 3, 1955 –

January 3, 1963

Redistricted to 7th district
Tip O'Neill Democratic January 3, 1963 -

January 3, 1987

Cambridge Redistricted from the 11th district, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977-1987Retired
Joseph P. Kennedy II Democratic January 3, 1987 -

January 3, 1999

Brighton district of Boston Retired
Michael Capuano Democratic January 3, 1999 -

Present

Somerville Incumbent

Recent election results

2006 general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mike Capuano 125,167 91
Socialist Workers Laura Garza 12,390 9
Majority 112,777 82
Turnout 137,557
Democratic hold Swing

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