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 representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
No image.svg John R. Thomas Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1889
48th
49th
50th
Redistricted from the 18th district
George Washington Smith.jpg George W. Smith Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
51st
52nd
53rd
Redistricted to the 22nd district
OrlandoBurrell.jpg Orlando Burrell Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th [Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg James R. Campbell Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th [Data unknown/missing.]
James R. Williams.jpg James R. Williams Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
Redistricted to the 24th district
Henry T. Rainey.jpg Henry T. Rainey Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1921
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
[Data unknown/missing.]
GuyLShaw.jpg Guy L. Shaw Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th [Data unknown/missing.]
Henry T. Rainey.jpg Henry T. Rainey Democratic March 4, 1923 –
August 19, 1934
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Died
Vacant August 19, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
ScottWikeLucas.jpg Scott W. Lucas Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
[Data unknown/missing.]
JamesMBarnes.jpg James M. Barnes Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
76th
77th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Sid Simpson.jpg Sid Simpson Republican January 3, 1943 –
October 26, 1958
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Died
Vacant October 26, 1958 –
January 3, 1959
Edna Simpson.jpg Edna O. Simpson Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th [Data unknown/missing.]
Paul Findley.jpg Paul Findley Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1983
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Dick Durbin, official 98th Congress photo.png Dick Durbin Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1997
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Retired after being elected to the U.S. Senate
Rep. John Shimkus.jpg John Shimkus Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted to the 19th district

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 20th congressional district[edit]

As of May 2015, three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 20th congressional district are alive.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Paul Findley 1961 - 1983 (1921-06-23) June 23, 1921 (age 97)
Dick Durbin 1983 - 1997 (1944-11-21) November 21, 1944 (age 74)
John Shimkus 1997 - 2003 (1958-02-21) February 21, 1958 (age 61)

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