The 17th congressional district of Ohio is an obsolete congressional district last represented by Representative Tim Ryan.

This district became obsolete for the 113th Congress in 2013 as congressional district lines were redrawn to accommodate the loss of the seat as a result of the 2010 Census. Most of the territory within the current 17th district has been merged into the Akron-based 13th district.

The district from 2003 to 2013

List of members representing the district

Member Party Year(s) Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
John Thomson Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
Redistricted from the 12th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Andrew W. Loomis Whig March 4, 1837 –
October 20, 1837
25th [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant October 20, 1837 –
December 20, 1837
25th
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Charles D. Coffin
Whig December 20, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Elected November 30, 1837 to finish Loomis's term and seated December 20, 1837.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Hastings Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
26th
27th
[Data unknown/missing.]
William C. McCauslen Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th [Data unknown/missing.]
George Fries Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Cable Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Wilson Shannon
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles J. Albright
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William Lawrence
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas Clarke Theaker
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
36th [Data unknown/missing.]
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James R. Morris
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 15th district.
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Ephraim R. Eckley
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
38th
39th
40th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Jacob A. Ambler
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1873
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Laurin D. Woodworth
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
43rd
44th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William McKinley
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 16th district.
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James Monroe
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th Redistricted from the 18th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William McKinley
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th Redistricted from the 16th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Joseph D. Taylor
Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th Redistricted from the 16th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Adoniram J. Warner
Democratic March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th Redistricted from the 15th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Joseph D. Taylor
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 18th district.
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Albert J. Pearson
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 16th district.
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James A. D. Richards
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Addison S. McClure
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John A. McDowell
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
55th
56th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John W. Cassingham
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1905
57th
58th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Martin L. Smyser
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1907
59th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William A. Ashbrook
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1921
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William M. Morgan
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1931
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles F. West
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1935
72nd
73rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William A. Ashbrook
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 1, 1940
74th
75th
76th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 1, 1940 –
February 27, 1940
76th
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J. Harry McGregor
Republican February 27, 1940 –
October 7, 1958
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant October 7, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
86th
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Robert W. Levering
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John M. Ashbrook
Republican January 3, 1961 –
April 24, 1982
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 24, 1982 –
June 29, 1982
97th
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Jean Spencer Ashbrook
Republican June 29, 1982 –
January 3, 1983
97th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Lyle Williams
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
98th Redistricted from the 19th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Jim Traficant
Democratic January 3, 1985 –
July 24, 2002
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Expelled.
Vacant July 24, 2002 –
January 3, 2003
107th
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Tim Ryan
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 13th district.
District eliminated January 3, 2013

Recent election results

The following chart shows recent election results. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent.

Year Democratic Republican Other
1920 William A. Ashbrook (inc.): 46,675 William M. Morgan: 46,968 (none)
1922 William A. Ashbrook: 41,745 William M. Morgan (inc.): 42,331 (none)
1924 J. Freer Bittinger: 36,532 William M. Morgan (inc.): 50,226 (none)
1926 J. Freer Bittinger: 29,674 William M. Morgan (inc.): 36,249 (none)
1928 Charles F. West: 40,846 William M. Morgan (inc.): 56,823 (none)
1930 Charles F. West: 45,633 William M. Morgan (inc.): 43,197 (none)
1932 Charles F. West (inc.): 55,296 William M. Morgan: 51,601 (none)
1934 William A. Ashbrook: 49,211 James A. Glenn: 41,954 (none)
1936 William A. Ashbrook (inc.): 69,446 James A. Glenn: 48,270 William Edward Lyle: 2,618
1938 William A. Ashbrook (inc.): 51,305 Walter B. Woodward: 46,300 (none)
1940 Ralph C. Lutz: 56,343 J. Harry McGregor (inc.):[1] 69,102 (none)
1942 Samuel A. Anderson: 28,235 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 47,565 (none)
1944 Thomas A. Wilson: 43,271 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 73,206 (none)
1946 Wesley W. Purdy: 30,406 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 57,167 (none)
1948 Robert W. Levering: 53,651 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 60,234 (none)
1950 Robert W. Levering: 39,726 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 71,382 (none)
1952 James J. Mayor: 44,117 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 94,624 (none)
1954 Robert W. Levering: 34,638 J. Harry McGregor (inc.): 63,301 (none)
1956 Robert W. Levering: 44,806 J. Harry McGregor (inc.):[2] 88,931 (none)
1958 Robert W. Levering: 63,650 Laurence Burns: 59,490 (none)
1960 Robert W. Levering (inc.): 70,470 John M. Ashbrook: 79,609 (none)
1962 Robert W. Levering: 49,415 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 69,976 (none)
1964 Robert W. Levering: 71,291 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 75,674 (none)
1966 Robert T. Secrest: 59,031 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 73,132 (none)
1968 Robert W. Levering: 54,127 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 100,148 (none)
1970 James C. Hood: 44,066 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 79,472 Clifford J. Simpson (AI): 4,253
1972 Raymond C. Beck: 62,512 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 92,666 Clifford J. Simpson (AI): 6,376
1974 David D. Noble: 63,342 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 70,708 Clifford J. Simpson: 3
1976 John C. McDonald: 72,168 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 94,874 (none)
1978 Kenneth Robert Grier: 42,117 John M. Ashbrook (inc.): 87,010 (none)
1980 Donald E. Yunker: 47,900 John M. Ashbrook (inc.):[3] 128,870 (none)
1982 George D. Tablack: 80,375 Lyle Williams:[4] 98,476 (none)
1984 Jim Traficant: 123,014 Lyle Williams (inc.): 105,449 Other: 2,198
1986 Jim Traficant (inc.): 112,855 James H. Fulks: 43,334 (none)
1988 Jim Traficant (inc.): 162,526 Frederick W. Lenz: 47,929 (none)
1990 Jim Traficant (inc.): 133,207 Robert R. DeJulio Jr.: 38,199 (none)
1992 Jim Traficant (inc.): 216,503 Salvatore Pansino: 40,745 (none)
1994 Jim Traficant (inc.): 149,004 Mike G. Meister: 43,490 (none)
1996 Jim Traficant (inc.): 218,283 (none) James M. Cahaney (N): 21,685
1998 Jim Traficant (inc.): 123,718 Paul H. Alberty: 57,703 (none)
2000 Jim Traficant (inc.): 120,333 Paul H. Alberty: 54,751 Randy D. Walter: 51,793
Lou D'Apolito: 9,568
Milton R. Norris (L): 1,278
Carol Ann McCoy (N): 3,154
2002 Tim Ryan:[5] 94,441
(Redistricted from the 14th district)
Ann Womer Benjamin: 62,188 Jim Traficant[5] 28,045
2004 Tim Ryan (inc.): 208,331 Frank V. Cusimano: 61,727 Randy Walter
2006 Tim Ryan (inc.): 166,279 Don Manning II: 41,004 (none)
2008 Tim Ryan (inc.): 204,028 Duane Grassell: 56,003[6] (none)
2010 Tim Ryan (inc.): 100,295 Jim Graham: 56,441 Jim Traficant: 29,969 [7]

References

  1. ^ In 1940, after the death in office of William Ashbrook, McGregor was elected in a special election to fill out Ashbrook's term.
  2. ^ McGregor died in office in October 1958.
  3. ^ John Ashbrook died in office in April 1982. His wife, Jean Spencer Ashbrook was elected in a special election in June 1982 to fill out his term.
  4. ^ Redistricting following the 1980 census moved Lyle Williams from the 19th district to the 17th district.
  5. ^ a b After being convicted on criminal charges, the previously Democratic Representative Traficant decided to run for re-election as an independent. The new district created after the 2000 census brought incumbent Thomas C. Sawyer, who had been the incumbent in the 14th district, into the new 17th district. However, incumbent Sawyer (seen as anti-labor in a very blue-collar district) lost in the Democratic primary to Ryan, leaving Traficant the only incumbent in the race.
  6. ^ http://www.wkyc.com/news/elections/results/20081104/race2026.htm[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2010-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  • 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: 41°11′N 80°59′W / 41.183°N 80.983°W / 41.183; -80.983