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Michigan's 8th congressional district
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Current Representative Mike Rogers (R)
Area 2,253.63 mi²
Distribution 12.81% urban, 87.19% rural
Population (2000) 662,563
Median income $52,510
Ethnicity 89.5% White, 4.9% Black, 1.9% Asian, 3.5% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+2
The 8th district boundaries for the 106th Congress, prior to redistricting in 2002

Michigan's 8th congressional district is a United States congressional district in Southern Michigan and Southeast Michigan. It consists of all of Clinton, Ingham, and Livingston counties, and includes the southern portion of Shiawassee and the northern portion of Oakland counties.

The district was first created in 1873, after redistricting following the 1870 census.

The current congressman is Republican Mike Rogers, who has represented the district since 2001.

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Major cities

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Congress Notes
District created March 4, 1873
Nathan B. Bradley Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1877 43rd-44th
Charles C. Ellsworth Republican March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1879 45th
Roswell G. Horr Republican March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1885 46th-48th
Timothy E. Tarsney [1] Democratic March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889 49th-50th
Aaron T. Bliss Republican March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1891 51st
Henry M. Youmans Democratic March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1893 52nd
William S. Linton Republican March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1897 53rd-54th
Ferdinand Brucker [2] Democratic March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1899 55th
Joseph W. Fordney Republican March 4, 1899 - March 3, 1923 56th-67th
Bird J. Vincent [3] Republican March 4, 1923-July 18, 1931 68th-72nd Died
Vacant July 18, 1931 –
November 3, 1931
72nd
Michael J. Hart [3] Democratic November 3, 1931 - January 3, 1935 72nd-73rd
Fred L. Crawford Republican January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1953 74th-82nd
Alvin M. Bentley Republican January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1961 83rd-86th
James Harvey [4] Republican January 3, 1961 - January 31, 1974 87th-93rd Resigned after being appointed as a judge of the US District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan
Vacant January 31, 1974 –
April 23, 1974
93rd
J. Bob Traxler [4] Democratic April 23, 1974 - January 3, 1993 93rd-102nd
Bob Carr Democratic January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995 103rd Redistricted from the 6th district
Dick Chrysler Republican January 3, 1995 - January 3, 1997 104th
Debbie Stabenow Democratic January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2001 105th-106th
Mike Rogers Republican January 3, 2001 -Present 107th-111th Incumbent

Notes

  1. ^ Timothy E. Tarsney was elected as a fusion candidate, but was seated in Congress with the Democratic Party.
  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 Bird J. Vincent died July 18, 1931. Michael J. Hart was elected to fill the vacancy November 3, 1931.
  4. ^ a b James Harvey resigned January 31, 1974. Bob Traxler was elected April 16, 1974, to fill vacancy.

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