Illinois's 20th congressional district

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The 20th 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 2000 Census. It was last represented by John Shimkus who was redistricted into the 19th district.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
John R. Thomas Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
48th
49th
50th
Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
[data unknown/missing]
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George W. Smith
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
51st
52nd
53rd
Elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
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Orlando Burrell
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th Elected in 1894.
[data unknown/missing]
James R. Campbell Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th Elected in 1896.
[data unknown/missing]
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James R. Williams
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Redistricted to the 24th district.
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Henry T. Rainey
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1921
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
[data unknown/missing]
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Guy L. Shaw
Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th Elected in 1920.
[data unknown/missing]
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Henry T. Rainey
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
August 19, 1934
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Died.
Vacant August 19, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
73rd
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Scott W. Lucas
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
[data unknown/missing]
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James M. Barnes
Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
76th
77th
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
[data unknown/missing]
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Sid Simpson
Republican January 3, 1943 –
October 26, 1958
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
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.
Died.
Vacant October 26, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
85th
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Edna O. Simpson
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th Elected in 1958.
[data unknown/missing]
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Paul Findley
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1983
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
[data unknown/missing]
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Dick Durbin
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1997
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
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.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
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John Shimkus
Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000
Redistricted to the 19th district.

References[edit]

  • 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
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Texas's 15th congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
March 9, 1933 – August 19, 1934
Succeeded by
Tennessee's 5th congressional district