Illinois's 21st congressional district

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 District home Notes
District created March 4, 1895
Everett J. Murphy Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1897
Jehu Baker Democratic March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1899
William A. Rodenberg Republican March 4, 1899 - March 3, 1901
Fred J. Kern Democratic March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1903
Ben F. Caldwell Democratic March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1905 Redistricted from the 17th district
Zeno J. Rives Republican March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1907
Ben F. Caldwell Democratic March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1909
James M. Graham Democratic March 4, 1909 - March 3, 1915
Loren E. Wheeler Republican March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1923
J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1923 - March 3, 1925
Loren E. Wheeler Republican March 4, 1925 - March 3, 1927
J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1927 - March 3, 1929
Frank M. Ramey Republican March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1931
J. Earl Major Democratic March 4, 1931 - October 6, 1933 Resigned after becoming judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Vacant October 6, 1933 - January 3, 1935
Harry H. Mason Democratic January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1937
Frank W. Fries Democratic January 3, 1937 - January 3, 1941
George E. Howell Republican January 3, 1941 - October 5, 1947 Resigned after becoming judge of the US Court of Claims
Vacant October 5, 1947 - January 3, 1949
Peter F. Mack, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1963
Kenneth J. Gray Democratic January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1973 Redistricted from the 25th district, Redistricted to the 24th district
Edward R. Madigan Republican January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1983 Redistricted to the 15th district
Melvin Price Democratic January 3, 1983 - April 22, 1988 Redistricted from the 23rd district, Died
Vacant April 22, 1988 - August 9, 1988
Jerry Costello Democratic August 9, 1988 - January 3, 1993 Redistricted to the 12th district
District inactive January 3, 1993 - Present

References

  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
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