Massachusetts's 10th congressional district


Massachusetts's 10th congressional district
Massachusetts's 10th congressional district
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Current Representative Bill Keating (DQuincy)
Area 934.25 mi²
Distribution 54.22% urban, 45.78% rural
Population (2000) 635,901
Median income $51,928
Ethnicity 92.2% White, 1.6% Black, 2.7% Asian, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 1.9% other
Occupation 18.1% blue collar, 66.7% white collar, 15.3% gray collar
Cook PVI D+5

Massachusetts's 10th congressional district is a political constituency that includes parts of the South Shore of Massachusetts, and all of Cape Cod and the islands. With a population (as of 2000) of 635,901 and a land area of 934.25 square miles (2,419.7 km2), it is the most populous of Massachusetts's ten congressional districts and the second largest by area. The District has existed since 1795, but will become obsolete for the 113th Congress in 2013 as district lines get redrawn to accommodate the loss of the seat due to apportionment as a result of the 2010 Census.[1]

It is currently represented in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat William R. Keating. With a Cook PVI of D+5, it is the most conservative district in the heavily Democratic state of Massachusetts. Previous Representative Bill Delahunt announced on March 5, 2010 that he would not run for reelection[2], setting off a scramble among both Democrats and Republicans to succeed him. On November 2, 2010 Bill Keating won the general election, defeating Republican nominee Jeff Perry by a margin of over 12,700 votes.

Contents

Cities and towns in the district

The district includes:


List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Electoral history
District created 1795
Benjamin Goodhue Federalist March 4, 1795 —
June 11, 1796
Redistricted from the 1st district

Resigned after election to US Senate
Vacant June 11, 1796 —
December 7, 1796
Samuel Sewall Federalist December 7, 1796 —
January 10, 1800
Resigned
Vacant January 10, 1800 —
November 25, 1800
Nathan Read Federalist November 25, 1800 —
March 4, 1803
Seth Hastings Federalist March 4, 1803 —
March 4, 1807
Redistricted from the 4th district
Jabez Upham Federalist March 4, 1807 —
1810
Brookfield Resigned
Vacant 1810 —
October 8, 1810
Joseph Allen Federalist October 8, 1810 —
March 4, 1811
Worcester Retired
Elijah Brigham Federalist March 4, 1811 —
March 4, 1815
Redistricted to the 11th district
Laban Wheaton Federalist March 4, 1815 —
March 4, 1817
Redistricted from the 9th district
Marcus Morton Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 —
March 4, 1821
Taunton
Francis Baylies Federalist March 4, 1821 —
March 4, 1823
Redistricted to the 12th district
Vacant March 3, 1823 —
December 13, 1824
John Bailey Adams–Clay Democratic-Republican December 13, 1824 —
March 4, 1825
Contested election with state, eventually seated
Adams March 4, 1825 —
March 4, 1829
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1829 —
March 4, 1831
Henry A. S. Dearborn Anti-Jackson March 4, 1831 —
March 4, 1833
William Baylies Anti-Jackson March 4, 1833 —
March 4, 1835
Nathaniel B. Borden Jacksonian March 4, 1835 —
March 4, 1837
Fall River
Democratic March 4, 1837 —
March 4, 1839
Henry Williams Democratic March 4, 1839 —
March 4, 1841
Nathaniel B. Borden Whig March 4, 1841 —
March 4, 1843
Fall River
Barker Burnell Whig March 4, 1843 —
June 15, 1843
Redistricted from the 11th district

Died
Vacant June 15, 1843 —
December 7, 1843
Joseph Grinnell Whig December 7, 1843 —
March 4, 1851
Zeno Scudder Whig March 4, 1851 —
March 4, 1853
Redistricted to the 1st district
Edward Dickinson Whig March 4, 1853 —
March 4, 1855
Amherst
Calvin C. Chaffee Know Nothing March 4, 1855 —
March 4, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 —
March 4, 1859
Charles Delano Republican March 4, 1859 —
March 4, 1863
Henry L. Dawes Republican March 3, 1863 —
March 4, 1873
Redistricted from the 11th district, Redistricted to the 11th district
Alvah Crocker Republican March 4, 1873 —
December 26, 1874
Fitchburg Redistricted from the 9th district, Died
Vacant December 26, 1874 —
January 27, 1875
Charles A. Stevens Republican January 27, 1875 —
March 4, 1875
Julius H. Seelye Independent March 4, 1875 —
March 4, 1877
Amasa Norcross Republican March 4, 1877 —
March 4, 1883
William W. Rice Republican March 4, 1883 —
March 4, 1887
Redistricted from the 9th district
John E. Russell Democratic March 4, 1887 —
March 4, 1889
Joseph H. Walker Republican March 4, 1889 —
March 4, 1893
Redistricted to the 3rd district
Michael J. McEttrick Independent Democrat March 4, 1893 —
March 4, 1895
Harrison H. Atwood Republican March 4, 1895 —
March 4, 1897
Boston Lost renomination
Samuel J. Barrows Republican March 4, 1897 —
March 4, 1899
Henry F. Naphen Democratic March 4, 1899 —
March 4, 1903
Boston
William S. McNary Democratic March 4, 1903 —
March 4, 1907
Boston
Joseph F. O'Connell Democratic March 4, 1907 —
March 4, 1911
Boston
James Michael Curley Democratic March 4, 1911 —
March 4, 1913
Boston Redistricted to the 12th district
William Francis Murray Democratic March 4, 1913 —
September 28, 1914
Boston Redistricted from the 9th district

Resigned to become Postmaster of Boston
Vacant September 28, 1914 —
March 4, 1915
Peter Tague Democratic March 4, 1915 —
March 4, 1919
Boston
John F. Fitzgerald Democratic March 4, 1919 —
October 23, 1919
Boston
Peter Tague Democratic October 23, 1919 —
March 4, 1925
Boston Successfully contested Fitzgerald's election
John J. Douglass Democratic March 4, 1925 —
March 4, 1933
Boston Redistricted to the 11th district
George H. Tinkham Republican March 4, 1933 —
January 3, 1943
Boston Redistricted from the 11th district
Christian Herter Republican January 3, 1943 —
January 3, 1953
Boston Retired to become Governor
Laurence Curtis Republican January 3, 1953 —
January 3, 1963
Boston Retired to run (unsuccessfully) for U.S. Senate
Joseph William Martin, Jr. Republican January 3, 1963 —
January 3, 1967
North Attleborough Redistricted from the 14th district

Lost renomination
Margaret M. Heckler Republican January 3, 1967 —
January 3, 1983
Wellesley Redistricted to the 4th district and lost re-election there
Gerry E. Studds Democratic January 3, 1983 —
January 3, 1997
Cohasset Redistricted from the 12th district

Retired
Bill Delahunt Democratic January 3, 1997 —
January 3, 2011
Quincy Retired
William R. Keating Democratic January 3, 2011 —
present
Quincy
District to be eliminated[1] January 3, 2013

Electoral history

United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 2010

Source: "MA-Sen: Map of Special Election Results by Town". Swing State Project. http://www.swingstateproject.com/showComment.do?commentId=111731. 

References

External links

Maps

Election results


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