Michigan's 17th congressional district is an obsolete United States congressional district in Michigan. The first Representative to Congress elected from the 17th district, George Anthony Dondero, took office in 1933, after reapportionment due to the 1930 census. The district was dissolved following the 1990 census. The last Representative elected from the district, Sander M. Levin, was subsequently elected from the 12th district.

From 1982 until the districts demise it included all of Detroit west of the Southfield Freeway, Redford Township, Dearborn Heights, Southfield, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Berkeley, Royal Oak Township, Pleasant Ridge, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods and Clawson.[1]

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Congress Notes
District created March 4, 1933
George A. Dondero (Michigan Congressman).jpg George Anthony Dondero Republican March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1953 73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
Redistricted to the 18th district
Charles G. Oakman (Michigan Congressman).jpg Charles G. Oakman Republican January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1955 83rd Retired
Martha Wright Griffiths.jpg Martha Griffiths Democratic January 3, 1955 - December 31, 1974 84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
William M Brodhead.JPG William M. Brodhead Democratic January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1983 94th
95th
96th
97th
Retired
Sander Levin, Official Portrait.JPG Sander M. Levin Democratic January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993 98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted to the 12th district
District eliminated January 3, 1993

Living former Members

As of July 2019, there are two living former members. The most recent representative to die was Martha Griffiths (served 1955–1974) on April 22, 2003.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
William M. Brodhead 1975–1983 (1941-09-12) September 12, 1941 (age 78)
Sander Levin 1983–1993 (1931-09-06) September 6, 1931 (age 88)

References

  1. ^ "Public Sector Consultants publication about the situation of congressional districts in Michigan following the 1990 redistricting" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  • 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°20′N 83°15′W / 42.333°N 83.250°W / 42.333; -83.250