The 20th 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 2000 Census. It was last represented by John Shimkus who was redistricted into the 19th District.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
No image.svg John R. Thomas Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
48th
49th
50th
Redistricted from the 18th district
George Washington Smith.jpg George W. Smith Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
51st
52nd
53rd
Redistricted to the 22nd district
OrlandoBurrell.jpg Orlando Burrell Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg James R. Campbell Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th [Data unknown/missing.]
James R. Williams.jpg James R. Williams Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
Redistricted to the 24th district
Henry T. Rainey.jpg Henry T. Rainey Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1921
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
[Data unknown/missing.]
GuyLShaw.jpg Guy L. Shaw Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th [Data unknown/missing.]
Henry T. Rainey.jpg Henry T. Rainey Democratic March 4, 1923 –
August 19, 1934
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Died
Vacant August 19, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
ScottWikeLucas.jpg Scott W. Lucas Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
JamesMBarnes.jpg James M. Barnes Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
76th
77th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Sid Simpson.jpg Sid Simpson Republican January 3, 1943 –
October 26, 1958
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Died
Vacant October 26, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
Edna Simpson.jpg Edna O. Simpson Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th [Data unknown/missing.]
Paul Findley.jpg Paul Findley Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1983
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Dick Durbin, official 98th Congress photo.png Dick Durbin Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1997
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Retired after being elected to the U.S. Senate
Rep. John Shimkus.jpg John Shimkus Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted to the 19th district

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 20th congressional district

As of August 2019, two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 20th congressional district are alive. The most recent member to die was Paul Findley (served 1961–1983) on August 9, 2019.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Dick Durbin 1983 - 1997 (1944-11-21) November 21, 1944 (age 75)
John Shimkus 1997 - 2003 (1958-02-21) February 21, 1958 (age 61)

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
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Texas's 15th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
March 9, 1933 – August 19, 1934
Succeeded by
Tennessee's 5th congressional district