Illinois's 21st Congressional District
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Illinois's 21st Congressional District

The 21st congressional district of Illinois was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in Illinois. It was eliminated as a result of the 1990 Census. It was last represented by Jerry Costello who was redistricted into the 12th district.

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1895
Everett J. Murphy Republican March 4, 1895 -
March 3, 1897
54th Elected in 1894.
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Jehu Baker
Democratic March 4, 1897 -
March 3, 1899
55th Elected in 1896.
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William A. Rodenberg
Republican March 4, 1899 -
March 3, 1901
56th Elected in 1898.
[data unknown/missing]
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Fred J. Kern
Democratic March 4, 1901 -
March 3, 1903
57th Elected in 1900.
[data unknown/missing]
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Ben F. Caldwell
Democratic March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1905
58th Redistricted from the 17th district and re-elected in 1902.
[data unknown/missing]
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Zeno J. Rives
Republican March 4, 1905 -
March 3, 1907
59th Elected in 1904.
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Ben F. Caldwell
Democratic March 4, 1907 -
March 3, 1909
60th Elected in 1906.
[data unknown/missing]
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James M. Graham
Democratic March 4, 1909 -
March 3, 1915
61st
62nd
63rd
Elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
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Loren E. Wheeler
Republican March 4, 1915 -
March 3, 1923
64th
65th
66th
67th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
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J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1923 -
March 3, 1925
68th Elected in 1922.
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Loren E. Wheeler
Republican March 4, 1925 -
March 3, 1927
69th Elected in 1924.
[data unknown/missing]
J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1927 -
March 3, 1929
70th Elected in 1926.
[data unknown/missing]
Frank M. Ramey Republican March 4, 1929 -
March 3, 1931
71st Elected in 1928.
[data unknown/missing]
J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1931 -
October 6, 1933
72nd
73rd
Elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Resigned after becoming judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
Vacant October 6, 1933 -
January 3, 1935
73rd
Harry H. Mason Democratic January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1937
74th Elected in 1934.
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Frank W. Fries
Democratic January 3, 1937 -
January 3, 1941
75th
76th
Elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
[data unknown/missing]
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George E. Howell
Republican January 3, 1941 -
October 5, 1947
77th
78th
79th
80th
Elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Resigned after becoming judge of the US Court of Claims
Vacant October 5, 1947 -
January 3, 1949
80th
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Peter F. Mack Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1949 -
January 3, 1963
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
[data unknown/missing]
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Kenneth J. Gray
Democratic January 3, 1963 -
January 3, 1973
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the 25th district and re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the 24th district.
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Edward R. Madigan
Republican January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1983
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
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Melvin Price
Democratic January 3, 1983 -
April 22, 1988
98th
99th
100th
Redistricted from the 23rd district and re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Died.
Vacant April 22, 1988 -
August 9, 1988
100th
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Jerry Costello
Democratic August 9, 1988 -
January 3, 1993
100th
101st
102nd
Elected to finish Price's term.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
District inactive January 3, 1993 - Present

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 United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774-present



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