Illinois's 19th congressional district

Summary

The district from 2003 to 2013

The 19th congressional district of Illinois was a congressional district in Illinois. The district became obsolete for 2013's 113th Congress, as population growth in Illinois was slower compared to other states. It was last represented by Republican John Shimkus, who was redistricted to the 15th district.

In its last incarnation, the district encompassed a large stretch of rural Southern Illinois, part of Springfield and a portion of the "Metro-East" area (the Illinois side of the Greater St. Louis, Missouri region).

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1873
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Samuel S. Marshall
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1872.
[data unknown/missing]
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William B. Anderson
Independent March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [data unknown/missing]
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Richard W. Townshend
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 9, 1889
45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant March 9, 1889 –
December 2, 1889
51st
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James R. Williams
Democratic December 2, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1889 to finish Townshend's term.
[data unknown/missing]
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Benson Wood
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [data unknown/missing]
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Andrew J. Hunter
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th [data unknown/missing]
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Joseph B. Crowley
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
[data unknown/missing]
Redistricted to the 23rd district.
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Vespasian Warner
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th Redistricted from the 13th district and re-elected in 1902.
[data unknown/missing]
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William B. McKinley
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1913
59th
60th
61st
62nd
[data unknown/missing]
Charles M. Borchers Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd [data unknown/missing]
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William B. McKinley
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1921
64th
65th
66th
[data unknown/missing]
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Allen F. Moore
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1925
67th
68th
[data unknown/missing]
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Charles Adkins
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[data unknown/missing]
Donald C. Dobbins Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
73rd
74th
[data unknown/missing]
Hugh M. Rigney Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
75th [data unknown/missing]
William H. Wheat Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 16, 1944
76th
77th
78th
[data unknown/missing]
Died.
Vacant January 16, 1944 –
June 13, 1944
78th
Rolla C. McMillen Republican June 13, 1944 –
January 3, 1949
78th
79th
80th
Elected in 1944 to finish Wheat's term.
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
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Robert B. Chiperfield
Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1963
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Redistricted from the 15th district and re-elected in 1948.
[data unknown/missing]
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Robert T. McLoskey
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
88th [data unknown/missing]
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Gale Schisler
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
89th [data unknown/missing]
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Tom Railsback
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1983
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
[data unknown/missing]
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Dan Crane
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
98th Redistricted from the 22nd district and re-elected in 1982.
[data unknown/missing]
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Terry L. Bruce
Democratic January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1993
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[data unknown/missing]
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Glenn Poshard
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
103rd
104th
105th
Redistricted from the 22nd district and re-elected in 1992.
[data unknown/missing]
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David D. Phelps
Democratic January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2003
106th
107th
[data unknown/missing]
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John Shimkus
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 20th district and re-elected in 2002.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
District inactive January 3, 2013

Recent election results in statewide races

The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of "R+9."

Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 55 – 41%
2004 President Bush 61 – 39%
2008 President McCain 54 – 44%

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

External links

  • Washington Post page on the 19th District of Illinois
  • U.S. Census Bureau - 19th District Fact Sheet

Coordinates: 41°46′25″N 87°33′59″W / 41.77361°N 87.56639°W / 41.77361; -87.56639