Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

Massachusetts's 9th congressional district
Massachusetts US Congressional District 9 (since 2013).tif
Massachusetts's 9th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Bill Keating
DBourne
Median income$71,685[1]
Cook PVID+4[2]

Massachusetts's 9th congressional district is located in eastern Massachusetts. It is represented by Democrat William R. Keating. The 9th district is the least Democratic Congressional District in Massachusetts according to the PVI.

Redistricting after the 2010 census eliminated Massachusetts's 10th congressional district and moved many of the district's communities here. The district also added some Plymouth County communities from the old 4th district, and some Bristol County communities from the old 3rd and 4th districts. It eliminated a few easternmost Norfolk County communities and northernmost Plymouth County communities.

Election results from presidential races[edit]

Year Result
2004 John Kerry 63 – 36%
2008 Barack Obama 57.8 – 40.6%
2012 Barack Obama 55.5 – 43%
2016 Hillary Clinton 52.5 – 41.8%

Cities and towns in the district[edit]

All of Barnstable County, Dukes County, and Nantucket County.

The following municipalities in Bristol County:

Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River: Wards 1–3, Ward 6, Precincts A and B in Ward 4, Precincts A and B in Ward 5, New Bedford, and Westport.

The following municipalities in Plymouth County:

Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, and Wareham.

Cities and towns in the district prior to 2013[edit]

The district from 2003 to 2013

1840s[edit]

1849: "The towns in the County of Plymouth, excepting Abington, Hingham, Hull, North Bridgewater, Rochester, and Wareham; and all the towns in the County of Bristol, excepting Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford."[3]

1860s[edit]

1862: "The towns of Ashburnham, Auburn, Barre, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, Fitchburg, Gardner, Grafton, Holden, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Millbury, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Webster, West Boylston, Westminster, and Winchendon, and the city of Worcester, in the county of Worcester."[4]

1870s–1880s[edit]

1890s[edit]

Massachusetts's 9th congressional district, 1891

1893: Boston, Wards 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 (Precincts 2, 3, 4, 6); Winthrop.[5]

1900s[edit]

Massachusetts's 9th congressional district, 1901

1910s[edit]

1916: In Middlesex County: Everett, Malden, Somerville. In Suffolk County: Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop.[6][7]

1920s–1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1953: "Counties: Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket. Bristol County: City of Fall River, ward 6, and city of New Bedford; towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and Westport. Norfolk County: Town of Cohasset. Plymouth County: Towns of Abington, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Scituate, Wareham, West Bridgewater, and Whitman."[8]

1960s[edit]

1963: Boston (Wards 4- 17, 19, 20).[9]

1970s[edit]

1977: "Norfolk County: Towns of Canton, Dedham, Dover, Needham, Norwood, Walpole, and Westwood. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 3, 4, 6—14, 19, and 20."[10]

1980s[edit]

1985: "Bristol County: City of Taunton. Towns of Dighton, Easton, and Raynham. Norfolk County: Towns of Canton, Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Stoughton, and Westwood. Plymouth County: Towns of Bridgewater, Halifax, Lakeville, and Middleborough. Suffolk County: City of Boston: Wards 3, 6–14, 19, and 20."[11]

2003–2013[edit]

In Bristol County:

Easton.

In Norfolk County:

Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Medfield, Milton, Needham, Norwood, Randolph, Stoughton, Walpole, Westwood.

In Plymouth County:

Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Precincts 1 and 3, West Bridgewater, Whitman.

In Suffolk County:

Boston, Ward 3, Precincts 5 and 6; Ward 5, Precincts 3–5, 11; Ward 6; Ward 7, Precincts 1–9; Ward 13, Precincts 3, 7–10; Ward 15, Precinct 6; Ward 16, Precincts 2, 4–12; Ward 17, Precincts 4, 13, 14; Ward 18, Precincts 9–12, 16–20, 22, 23; Ward 19, Precincts 2, 7, 10–13; Ward 20.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history District location
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Joseph B. Varnum
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1803
4th
5th
6th
7th
Elected in 1795.
Re-elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
1795 – 1803
"2nd Middle district"
Phanuel Bishop Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
8th
9th
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Retired.
1803 – 1815
"Bristol district"
Josiah Dean Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
10th Elected in 1806.
Lost re-election.
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Laban Wheaton
Federalist March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1815
11th
12th
13th
Elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1812.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
John Reed Jr. Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
14th Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
1815 – 1823
"Barnstable district"
Walter Folger Jr. Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
15th
16th
Elected May 1, 1817 on the third ballot.
Lost re-election.
John Reed Jr. Federalist March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 13th district.
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Henry W. Dwight
Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
21st
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
[Data unknown/missing.]
1823 – 1833
"Berkshire district"
Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
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George N. Briggs
Anti-Jackson March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
William Jackson Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
[Data unknown/missing.]
William S. Hastings Whig March 4, 1837 –
June 17, 1842
25th
26th
27th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 17, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
Henry Williams Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th [Data unknown/missing.]
Artemas Hale Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Orin Fowler Whig March 4, 1849 –
September 3, 1852
31st
32nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant September 3, 1852 –
December 13, 1852
Edward P. Little Democratic December 13, 1852 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected to finish Fowler's term.
Retired.
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Alexander Dewitt
Free Soil March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd
34th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
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Eli Thayer
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Goldsmith Bailey[12]
Republican March 4, 1861 –
May 8, 1862
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant May 8, 1862 –
December 1, 1862
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Amasa Walker
Republican December 1, 1862 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected to finish Bailey's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William B. Washburn[13]
Republican March 4, 1863 –
December 5, 1871
38th
39th
40th
41st
42nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant December 5, 1871 –
January 2, 1872
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Alvah Crocker
Republican January 2, 1872 –
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected to finish Washburn's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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George Frisbie Hoar
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1877
43rd
44th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William W. Rice[14]
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
45th
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Theodore Lyman
Independent
Republican
March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
48th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Frederick D. Ely
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Edward Burnett
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John W. Candler
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st [Data unknown/missing.]
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George F. Williams
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Joseph H. O'Neil
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
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John F. Fitzgerald[15]
Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1901
54th
55th
56th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Joseph A. Conry
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th [Data unknown/missing.]
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John A. Keliher[16]
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
58th
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William F. Murray
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Ernest W. Roberts
Republican March 3, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
63rd
64th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Alvan T. Fuller
Republican March 4, 1917 –
January 5, 1921
65th
66th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant January 5, 1921 –
March 3, 1921
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Charles L. Underhill
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Robert Luce
Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd [Data unknown/missing.]

Richard M. Russell
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
74th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert Luce[17]
Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1941
75th
76th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas H. Eliot
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
77th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
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Charles L. Gifford
Republican January 3, 1943 –
August 23, 1947
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant August 23, 1947 –
November 18, 1947
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Donald W. Nicholson
Republican November 18, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Elected to finish Gifford's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Hastings Keith
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to 12th district.
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John W. McCormack[18]
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1971
88th
89th
90th
91st
Redistricted from the 12th district.
Retired.
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Louise Day Hicks
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
92nd Elected in 1970.
Lost re-election.
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Joe Moakley[19]
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
May 28, 2001
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1972 as an Independent, but became a Democrat at beginning of the term
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Died.
Vacant May 28, 2001 –
October 15, 2001
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Stephen F. Lynch
Democratic October 16, 2001 –
January 3, 2013
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected to finish Moakley's term.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
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Bill Keating
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.

Living former Members of the House[edit]

As of January 2019, there is one living former member of the House. The most recent representative to die was Hastings Keith (served 1959–1963) on July 19, 2005. The most recently serving representative to die was Joe Moakley (served 1973–2001), who died in office on May 28, 2001.

U.S. Representative Years in office Date of birth (and age)
Stephen F. Lynch 2001–2013 (1955-03-31) March 31, 1955 (age 64)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
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  6. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916.
  7. ^ Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1921), "Population of Congressional Districts", Population of Massachusetts as determined by the fourteenth census of the United States 1920, Boston: Wright & Potter
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  11. ^ "Massachusetts". 1985–1986 Official Congressional Directory: 99th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1985.
  12. ^ "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress. Washington DC: House of Representatives. 1861.
  13. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1869). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the First Session of the Forty-First Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  14. ^ Ben. Perley Poore (1878). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 45th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  15. ^ L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  16. ^ A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  17. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938.
  18. ^ "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968.
  19. ^ "Massachusetts". 1991–1992 Official Congressional Directory: 102nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1991.

External links[edit]

Maps[edit]

Election results[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Massachusetts's 12th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1971
Succeeded by
Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district

Coordinates: 41°41′42″N 70°29′07″W / 41.69500°N 70.48528°W / 41.69500; -70.48528