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Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

 

Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district
Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Mark Pocan (DMadison)
Area 3,511.41 mi2
Distribution 75.65% urban, 24.35% rural
Population (2000) 670,457
Median income $46,976
Ethnicity 90.6% White, 3.6% Black, 2.4% Asian, 3.4% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% other
Occupation 15.4% blue collar, 64.8% white collar, 19.8% gray collar
Cook PVI D+17

Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in southern Wisconsin, covering Dane County, Iowa County, Lafayette County, Sauk County and Green County, as well as portions of Richland County and Rock County [1]. The district includes Madison, the state's capital, its suburbs and some of the surrounding areas.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Mark Pocan, who succeeded current Senator Tammy Baldwin in 2013.

Historically, the district has tilted Democratic, due largely to the presence of heavily Democratic Madison. It was a swing district for much of the 1990s and early 2000s. and was held by a Republican from 1991 to 1999. However, since the 2000s round of redistricting, only the Milwaukee-based 4th District is considered more Democratic. John Kerry won the district in 2004 with 62% of the vote. Barack Obama also swept the district in 2008 with 69% of the vote to John McCain's 30%.

List of representatives

Congress(es) Representative Party Date Note
District created June 9, 1848
30th Mason C. Darling Democratic June 9, 1848 – March 3, 1849
31st Orsamus Cole Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
32nd33rd Ben C. Eastman Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855
34th36th Cadwallader C. Washburn Republican March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1861
37th Luther Hanchett Republican March 4, 1861 – November 24, 1862 Died
Vacant November 24, 1862 – January 26, 1863
37th Walter D. McIndoe Republican January 26, 1863 – March 3, 1863 Redistricted to the 6th district
38th39th Ithamar Sloan Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867
40th41st Benjamin F. Hopkins Republican March 4, 1867 – January 1, 1870 Died
Vacant January 1, 1870 – February 23, 1870
41st David Atwood Republican February 23, 1870 – March 3, 1871
42nd43rd Gerry Whiting Hazelton Republican March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
44th47th Lucien B. Caswell Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883
48th Daniel H. Sumner Democratic March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
49th Edward S. Bragg Democratic March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
50th Richard W. Guenther Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889 Redistricted from the 6th district
51st53rd Charles Barwig Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895
54th55th Edward Sauerhering Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
56th57th Herman B. Dahle Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903
58th59th Henry Cullen Adams Republican March 4, 1903 – July 9, 1906 Died
Vacant July 9, 1906 – September 4, 1906
59th62nd John M. Nelson Republican September 4, 1906 – March 3, 1913 Redistricted to the 3rd district
63rd64th Michael E. Burke Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917 Redistricted from the 6th district
65th69th Edward Voigt Republican March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1927
70th72nd Charles A. Kading Republican March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933
73rd Charles W. Henney Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
74th75th Harry Sauthoff Progressive January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
76th Charles Hawks, Jr. Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
77th78th Harry Sauthoff Progressive January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945
79th Robert Kirkland Henry Republican January 3, 1945 – November 20, 1946 Died, elected to 80th Congress, but died before serving.
Vacant November 20, 1946 – April 22, 1947
80th84th Glenn Robert Davis Republican April 22, 1947 – January 3, 1957
85th Donald Edgar Tewes Republican January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1959
86th101st Robert Kastenmeier Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1991
102nd105th Scott L. Klug Republican January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1999
106th112th Tammy Baldwin Democratic January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2013
113th Mark Pocan Democratic January 3, 2013 – present

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

As of April 2015, two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district are alive.

U.S. Representative U.S. House of Representatives Term Date of birth (and age)
Scott L. Klug 1991 - 1999 (1953-01-16) January 16, 1953
Tammy Baldwin 1999 - 2013 (1962-02-11) February 11, 1962

External links

  • 2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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