Michigan's 18th Congressional District
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Michigan's 18th Congressional District

Michigan's 18th congressional district is an obsolete United States congressional district in Michigan. The first Representative to Congress elected from the 18th district, George Anthony Dondero, took office in 1953, after reapportionment due to the 1950 census. In 1933, Dondero had previously been the first representative elected from 17th district.

From 1982 until its demise the 18th district included parts of three counties. It included Brighton, Brighton Township and Green Oak Township in Livingston County, Michigan, Lyon Township, South Lyon, New Hudson, Milford, Milford Township, Wixom, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake, Commerce Township, Novi, the Oakland county portion of Northville, Farmington, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield Township, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake, Bloomfield Township, Franklin, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Troy (except the southeast corner of Troy, south of Big Beaver and east of Rochester Road), Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Rochester, Orion Township, Lake Orion, Lake Angelus, Oakland Township and Addison Township in Oakland County. It also included Romeo, Washington Township, Shelby Township and Bruce Township in Macomb County.[1]

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
Electoral history
District created January 3, 1953
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George Anthony Dondero
Republican January 3, 1953 -
January 3, 1957
Redistricted from the 17th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Broomfield
Republican January 3, 1957 -
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 19th district.
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Robert J. Huber
Republican January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1975
93rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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James Blanchard
Democratic January 3, 1975 -
January 1, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Michigan.
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William Broomfield
Republican January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 19th district and re-elected in 1982.
District eliminated January 3, 1993

Living former Members

As of July 2019, there is one living former member. The most recent representative to die was William Broomfield (served 1957-1973, 1983-1993) on February 20, 2019.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
James Blanchard 1975-1983 (1942-08-08) August 8, 1942 (age 77)


  • The Political graveyard: U.S. Representatives from Michigan, 1807-2003
  • U.S. Representatives 1837-2003, Michigan Manual 2003-2004
  • 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

Coordinates: 42°35?N 83°20?W / 42.583°N 83.333°W / 42.583; -83.333

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