Iowa's 7th congressional district
Iowa's 7th congressional district is a former congressional district in Iowa. It was eliminated after the 1970 election, leaving Iowa with six congressional districts. The state has since been reduced to four congressional districts.
The 7th District was reformed for the 1932 election and Iowa dropped its 10th and 11th districts. Cassius C. Dowell ran for and won the 6th Congressional District, while Otha D. Wearin took over the 7th Congressional District. The district was eliminated as a result of the 1970 census. All of the district was then put in the 5th congressional district, with the exception of Crawford and Monona counties which were put in the 6th district.
List of representatives
|District Residence (County)||Note|
|March 4, 1873|
|John A. Kasson||Republican||March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877||43rd
|Henry J. B. Cummings||Republican||March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879||45th||Madison|
|Edward H. Gillette||Greenback||March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881||46th||Polk|
|John A. Kasson||Republican||March 4, 1881 – July 13, 1884||47th
|Polk||Resigned after being appointed US Ambassador to Germany|
|July 13, 1884 - December 2, 1884|
|Hiram Y. Smith||Republican||December 2, 1884 – March 3, 1885||48th||Polk|
|Edwin H. Conger||Republican||March 4, 1885 – October 3, 1890||49th
|Dallas||Resigned after being appointed US Ambassador to Brazil|
|October 3, 1890 - November 4, 1890|
|Edward R. Hays||Republican||November 4, 1890 – March 3, 1891||51st||Marion|
|John A. T. Hull||Republican||March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1911||52nd
|Solomon F. Prouty||Republican||March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1915||62nd
|Cassius C. Dowell||Republican||March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1933||64th
|Polk||Redistricted to the 6th district|
|Otha Wearin||Democratic||March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939||73rd
|Ben F. Jensen||Republican||January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1965||76th
|John R. Hansen||Democratic||January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967||89th||Carroll|
|William J. Scherle||Republican||January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1973||90th
|Mills||Redistricted to the 5th district|
|January 3, 1973|
- 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