Wisconsin's 10th congressional district

Summary

Wisconsin's 10th congressional district is a former congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in Wisconsin. It was created following the 1890 Census, and was abolished after the 1970 Census.

Throughout its existence it was located in the northwest or north of Wisconsin. Between the 1900 Census and the 1930 Census, when Wisconsin had its greatest ever representation of eleven districts, the 10th District covered initially the rural area bordering Michigan, but after redistricting in 1910 it was shifted to the west of the state bordering Minnesota. After 1930, the old 11th District covering the northwest bordering Lake Superior was absorbed into the 10th District for the remainder of its existence.

With the sole exception of Bernard J. Gehrmann, who represented the district as a Progressive from 1935 to 1943, all Representatives ever elected to the seat were members of the Republican Party.

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1893
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Nils P. Haugen
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 1892.
Retired to run for Governor of Wisconsin.
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John J. Jenkins
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
Elected in 1894.
Redistricted to the 11th district.
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Webster E. Brown
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Retired.
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Elmer A. Morse
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1913
60th
61st
62nd
Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Lost re-election.
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James A. Frear
Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1933
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
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Hubert H. Peavey
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1932.
Lost re-election.
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Bernard J. Gehrmann
Progressive January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
74th
75th
76th
77th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Lost re-election.
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Alvin O'Konski
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1973
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
Elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Redistricted to the 7th district and lost re-election.
District eliminated January 3, 1973

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

Coordinates: 46°10′N 91°35′W / 46.167°N 91.583°W / 46.167; -91.583