Michigan's 3rd Congressional District
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Michigan's 3rd Congressional District
Michigan's 3rd congressional district
Michigan US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
Michigan's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Distribution
  • 68.54[1]% urban
  • 31.46% rural
Population (2016)733,618[2]
Median income$58,999[3]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+6[4]

Michigan's 3rd congressional district is a United States Congressional district in Western Michigan. From 2003 to 2013 it consisted of the counties of Barry, Ionia, and all except the northwest portion of Kent. The district was extended to Battle Creek after redistricting in 2012.

The district is currently represented by independent Justin Amash, one of the youngest members of the House. He was first elected in the 2010 General Election, and until July 2019, was a member of the Republican Party.

Major cities

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
1992 President Bush 46 - 34%
1996 President Dole 53 - 39%
2000 President Bush 60 - 38%
2004 President Bush 59 - 40%
2008 President McCain 49 - 48%
2012 President Romney 53 - 46%
2016 President Trump 52 - 42%

History of 3rd congressional district

Prior to 1992 the 3rd congressional district largely consisted of Calhoun County the home of Battle Creek and Eaton County along with about half the area of Lansing, and Kalamazoo County, including the city of Kalamazoo, but not Portage and the adjacent south-ward township. With the 1992 redistricting the old 3rd district was split between the 6th congressional district, and the 7th congressional district with most of Lansing itself going to the 8th congressional district.

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
District created March 4, 1843
James B. Hunt Democratic March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1843-1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Kinsley S. Bingham
Democratic March 4, 1847 -
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
[Data unknown/missing.]
James L. Conger Whig March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel Clark Democratic March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.] 1853-1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
David S. Walbridge Republican March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1859
34th
35th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Francis William Kellogg
Republican March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
John W. Longyear Republican March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1863-1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Austin Blair
Republican March 4, 1867 -
March 3, 1873
40th
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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George Willard
Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1877
43rd
44th
[Data unknown/missing.] 1873-1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Jonas H. McGowan
Republican March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1881
45th
46th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Edward S. Lacey
Republican March 4, 1881 -
March 3, 1885
47th
48th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1883-1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James O'Donnell
Republican March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1893
49th
50th
51st
52nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Julius C. Burrows
Republican March 4, 1893 -
January 23, 1895
53rd Redistricted from the 4th district.
Re-elected but resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
1893-1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant January 23, 1895 -
December 2, 1895
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Alfred Milnes
Republican December 2, 1895 -
March 3, 1897
53rd Elected to finish Burrows's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Albert M. Todd
Democratic[5] March 4, 1897 -
March 3, 1899
55th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Washington Gardner
Republican March 4, 1899 -
March 3, 1911
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
1913-1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John M. C. Smith
Republican March 4, 1911 -
March 3, 1921
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
[Data unknown/missing.]
William H. Frankhauser Republican March 4, 1921 -
May 9, 1921
67th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant May 9, 1921 -
June 28, 1921
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John M. C. Smith
Republican June 28, 1921 -
March 30, 1923
67th
68th
Elected to finish Frankhauser's term.
Died.
Vacant March 30, 1923 -
June 19, 1923
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Arthur B. Williams
Republican June 19, 1923 -
May 1, 1925
68th
69th
Elected to finish Smith's term.
Died.
Vacant May 1, 1925 -
August 18, 1925
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Joseph L. Hooper
Republican August 18, 1925 -
February 22, 1934
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Elected to finish Williams's term.
Died.
1933-1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant February 22, 1934 -
January 3, 1935
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Henry M. Kimball
Republican January 3, 1935 -
October 19, 1935
74th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant October 19, 1935 -
December 17, 1935
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Verner Main
Republican December 17, 1935 -
January 3, 1937
74th Elected to finish Kimball's term.
Lost renomination.
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Paul W. Shafer
Republican January 3, 1937 -
August 17, 1954
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1943-1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
1953-1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant August 17, 1954 -
January 3, 1955
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August E. Johansen
Republican January 3, 1955 -
January 3, 1965
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1963-1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Paul H. Todd Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1965 -
January 3, 1967
89th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Garry E. Brown
Republican January 3, 1967 -
January 3, 1979
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
[Data unknown/missing.]
1973-1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Howard Wolpe
Democratic January 3, 1979 -
January 3, 1993
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Michigan.
1983-1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Paul B. Henry
Republican January 3, 1993 -
July 31, 1993
103rd Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1992.
Died.
1993-2003
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Vacant July 31, 1993 -
December 7, 1993
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Vern Ehlers
Republican December 7, 1993 -
January 3, 2011
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
Elected to finish Henry's term.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired.
2003-2013
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Justin Amash
Republican January 3, 2011 -
July 4, 2019
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
2013-present
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Independent July 4, 2019 -
present

Living former members

As of October 2019, there are no living former members of the House from the district. The most recent representative to die was Vern Ehlers (served 1993-2011) on August 15, 2017.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ MICHIGAN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS BY URBAN AND RURAL POPULATION AND LAND AREA
  2. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=26&cd=03
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=26&cd=03
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ 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.

References

Coordinates: 42°43?12?N 85°14?14?W / 42.72000°N 85.23722°W / 42.72000; -85.23722


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