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Subject: United States House of Representatives elections, 2010, United States congressional delegations from Wisconsin, Gerald J. Boileau, Pat Kreitlow, Wisconsin's 8th congressional district
Collection: Ashland County, Wisconsin, Barron County, Wisconsin, Bayfield County, Wisconsin, Burnett County, Wisconsin, Chippewa County, Wisconsin, Clark County, Wisconsin, Congressional Districts of Wisconsin, Douglas County, Wisconsin, Iron County, Wisconsin, Langlade County, Wisconsin, Lincoln County, Wisconsin, Marathon County, Wisconsin, Price County, Wisconsin, Rusk County, Wisconsin, Wood County, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin's 7th congressional district

Wisconsin's 7th congressional district
Wisconsin's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Wisconsin's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Sean Duffy (RWeston)
Area 18,786.53 mi2
Distribution 42.04% urban, 57.96% rural
Population (2000) 670,462
Median income $39,026
Ethnicity 95.6% White, 0.3% Black, 1.5% Asian, 0.9% Hispanic, 1.5% Native American, 0.1% other
Occupation 30.8% blue collar, 52.3% white collar, 16.9% gray collar
Cook PVI R+2

Wisconsin's 7th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in northwestern and central Wisconsin; it is the largest congressional district in the state geographically, covering 20 counties (in whole or part), for a total of 18,787 sq mi. The district contains the following counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark (partial), Douglas, Iron, Langlade (partial), Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn and Wood.

The district is currently represented by Sean Duffy, a Republican. David Obey announced his retirement in 2010, and Duffy won the seat against Democratic State Senator Julie Lassa.

While John Kerry narrowly won the district in 2004 with 51% of the vote, the 7th District swung more Democratic in 2008, giving 55.91% of the vote to Barack Obama and 42.52% to John McCain.


  • List of representatives 1
  • Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 7th congressional district 2
  • Historical district boundaries 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

List of representatives

Congress(es) Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1873
43rd44th Jeremiah Rusk Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877 Redistricted from the 6th district
45th47th Herman L. Humphrey Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1883
48th Gilbert M. Woodward Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
49th51st Ormsby B. Thomas Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891
52nd Frank P. Coburn Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
53rd George B. Shaw Republican March 4, 1893 – August 27, 1894 Died
Vacant August 27, 1894 – November 5, 1894
53rd55th Michael Griffin Republican November 5, 1894 – March 3, 1899
56th66th John J. Esch Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1921
67th70th Joseph D. Beck Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1929
71st Merlin Hull Republican March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931
72nd Gardner R. Withrow Republican March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the 3rd district
73rd75th Gerald J. Boileau Republican March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Redistricted from the 8th district
Progressive January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
76th82nd Reid F. Murray Republican January 3, 1939 – April 29, 1952 Died
Vacant April 29, 1952 – January 3, 1953
83rd91st Melvin Laird Republican January 3, 1953 – January 21, 1969 Resigned after being appointed US Secretary of Defense
Vacant January 21, 1969 – April 1, 1969
91st111th Dave Obey Democratic April 1, 1969 – January, 3, 2011 Retired
112th–Present Sean Duffy Republican January 3, 2011 – Present Incumbent

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 7th congressional district

As of April 2015, two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 7th congressional district are alive.

U.S. Representative U.S. House of Representatives Term Date of birth (and age)
Melvin Laird 1953 - 1969 (1922-09-01) September 1, 1922
Dave Obey 1969 - 2011 (1938-10-03) October 3, 1938

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also


  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

External links

  • Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District

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