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 representatives

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Notes
District created March 4, 1895
No image.svg Everett J. Murphy Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1897 54th
JehuBaker.jpg Jehu Baker Democratic March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1899 55th
WilliamARodenberg.jpg William A. Rodenberg Republican March 4, 1899 - March 3, 1901 56th
FredJKern.jpg Fred J. Kern Democratic March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1903 57th
No image.svg Ben F. Caldwell Democratic March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1905 58th Redistricted from the 17th district
Zeno J. Rives.jpg Zeno J. Rives Republican March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1907 59th
No image.svg Ben F. Caldwell Democratic March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1909 60th
JamesMcMahonGraham.jpg James M. Graham Democratic March 4, 1909 - March 3, 1915 61st
62nd
63rd
LorenEWheeler.jpg Loren E. Wheeler Republican March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1923 64th
65th
66th
67th
No image.svg J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1923 - March 3, 1925 68th
LorenEWheeler.jpg Loren E. Wheeler Republican March 4, 1925 - March 3, 1927 69th
No image.svg J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1927 - March 3, 1929 70th
No image.svg Frank M. Ramey Republican March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1931 71st
No image.svg J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1931 - October 6, 1933 72nd
73rd
Resigned after becoming judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Vacant October 6, 1933 - January 3, 1935
No image.svg Harry H. Mason Democratic January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1937 74th
FrankWFries.jpg Frank W. Fries Democratic January 3, 1937 - January 3, 1941 75th
76th
GeorgeEvanHowell.jpg George E. Howell Republican January 3, 1941 - October 5, 1947 77th
78th
79th
80th
Resigned after becoming judge of the US Court of Claims
Vacant October 5, 1947 - January 3, 1949
PeterFMackJr.jpg Peter F. Mack, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1963 81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
Kenneth J. Gray.jpg Kenneth J. Gray Democratic January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1973 88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Redistricted from the 25th district, Redistricted to the 24th district
Edward Rell Madigan - USDA portrait.png Edward R. Madigan Republican January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1983 93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Redistricted to the 15th district
Charles Melvin Price.jpg Melvin Price Democratic January 3, 1983 - April 22, 1988 98th
99th
100th
Redistricted from the 23rd district, Died
Vacant April 22, 1988 - August 9, 1988
Rep Jerry Costello.jpg Jerry Costello Democratic August 9, 1988 - January 3, 1993 100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted to the 12th district
District inactive January 3, 1993 – Present

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 21st congressional district

As of May 2015, one former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 21st congressional district is alive. The most recent representative to die was Kenneth J. Gray (1963-1973) on July 12, 2014. The most recently serving representative to die was Charles Melvin Price (1983-1988), who died in office on April 22, 1988.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Jerry Costello 1988 - 1993 (1949-09-25) September 25, 1949 (age 69)

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