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.
List of representatives
|District created||March 4, 1933|
|George Anthony Dondero||Republican||March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1953||73rd
|Redistricted to the 18th district|
|Charles G. Oakman||Republican||January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1955||83rd||Retired|
|Martha Griffiths||Democratic||January 3, 1955 - December 31, 1974||84th
|Vacant||December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
|William M. Brodhead||Democratic||January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1983||94th
|Sander M. Levin||Democratic||January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993||98th
|Redistricted to the 12th district|
|District eliminated||January 3, 1993|
Living former Members
As of July 2019[update], 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||September 12, 1941|
|Sander Levin||1983–1993||September 6, 1931|
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- U.S. Representatives 1837-2003, Michigan Manual 2003-2004
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- 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
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