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Michigan's 3rd congressional district
United States House of Representatives, Michigan District 3 map.gif
Current Representative Vern Ehlers (R)
Population (2000) 662,563
Median income $45,963
Ethnicity 84.7% White, 8.1% Black, 1.6% Asian, 6.2% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+6
The 3rd district boundaries for the 106th Congress, prior to redistricting in 2002

United States House of Representatives, Michigan District 3 is a United States Congressional district in Western Michigan. It consists of the counties of Barry, Ionia, and all except the northwest portion of Kent.

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Major cities

Formerly 5th Congressional District

From 1873 to 1993 the Congressional District based around Grand Rapids was numbered as Michigan's 5th. In 1993 it was renumbered the 3rd, and the 5th became the Congressional District based around Bay City.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Congress Notes
District created March 4, 1843
James B. Hunt Democrat March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1847 28th-29th
Kinsley S. Bingham Democrat March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1851 30th-31st
James L. Conger Whig March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853 32nd
Samuel Clark Democrat March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1855 33rd
David S. Walbridge Republican March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1859 34th-35th
Francis William Kellogg Republican March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1863 36th-37th Redistricted to the 4th district
John W. Longyear Republican March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1867 38th-39th
Austin Blair Republican March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1873 40th-42nd
George Willard Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1877 43rd-44th
Jonas H. McGowan Republican March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1881 45th-46th
Edward S. Lacey Republican March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1885 47th-48th
James O'Donnell Republican March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1893 49th-52nd
Julius C. Burrows [1] Republican March 4, 1893 - January 23, 1895 53rd Redistricted from the 4th district, Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Vacant January 23, 1895 –
December 2, 1895
54th
Alfred Milnes [1] Republican December 2, 1895 - March 3, 1897 54th
Albert M. Todd [2] Democratic March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1899 55th
Washington Gardner Republican March 4, 1899 - March 3, 1911 56th-61st
John M. C. Smith Republican March 4, 1911 - March 3, 1921 62nd-66th
William H. Frankhauser [3] Republican March 4, 1921 - May 9, 1921 67th Died
Vacant May 9, 1921 –
June 28, 1921
67th
John M. C. Smith [3] [4] Republican June 28,1921 - March 30, 1923 67th-68th Died
Vacant March 30, 1923 –
June 19, 1923
68th
Arthur B. Williams [4] [5] Republican June 19, 1923 - May 1, 1925 68th-69th Died
Vacant May 1, 1925 –
August 18, 1925
69th
Joseph L. Hooper [5] [6] Republican August 18, 1925 - February 22, 1934 69th-73rd Died
Vacant February 22, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
73rd
Henry M. Kimball [7] Republican January 3, 1935 - October 19, 1935 74th Died
Vacant October 19, 1935 –
December 17, 1935
74th
Verner Main [7] Republican December 17, 1935 - January 3, 1937 74th
Paul W. Shafer [8] Republican January 3, 1937 - August 17, 1954 75th-83rd Died
Vacant August 17, 1954 –
January 3, 1955
83rd
August E. Johansen Republican January 3, 1955 - January 3, 1965 84th-88th
Paul H. Todd, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1967 89th
Garry Brown Republican January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1979 90th-95th
Howard Wolpe Democratic January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1993 96th-102nd
Paul B. Henry [9] Republican January 3, 1993 - July 31, 1993 103rd Redistricted from the 5th district, Died
Vacant July 31, 1993 –
December 7, 1993
103rd
Vern Ehlers [9] Republican December 7, 1993 - Present 103rd-111th Incumbent

Notes

  1. ^ a b Julius C. Burrows was re-elected to the U.S House of Representatives for the 54th Congress in the general election of November 1894. The Michigan Legislature elected Burrows to the U.S. Senate on January 16, 1895 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis B. Stockbridge (succeeding John Patton, Jr. who had been appointed as an interim replacement by Michigan Governor John T. Rich); Alfred Milnes was elected in a special election on April 18, 1895, to fill vacancy in the House.
  2. ^ In 1896, Albert M. Todd and Ferdinand Brucker were elected on the Democratic Peoples Union Silver ticket, a union of elements from the Democratic Party and Populist Party. They were seated as part of the Democratic Party in Congress.
  3. ^ a b William H. Frankhauser died May 9, 1921; John M. C. Smith was elected June 28, 1921, to fill the vacancy.
  4. ^ a b John M. C. Smith died March 23, 1923; Arthur B. Williams elected June 19, 1923, to fill the vacancy.
  5. ^ a b Arthur B. Williams died May 1, 1925; Joseph L. Hooper was elected August 18, 1925, to fill vacancy.
  6. ^ Joseph L. Hooper died February 22, 1934; the vacancy was not filled.
  7. ^ a b Henry M. Kimball died October 19, 1935; Verner W. Main was elected to fill the vacancy, assuming office on December 17, 1935.
  8. ^ Paul W. Shafer died August 17, 1954. No replacement was elected to fill the vacancy.
  9. ^ a b Paul B. Henry died on July 31, 1993; Vernon J. Ehlers was elected in a special election to fill the vacancy, assuming office on December 7, 1993.

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