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Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district

Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district
Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Ron Kind (DLa Crosse)
Area 13,565.50 mi2
Distribution 43.15% urban, 56.85% rural
Population (2000) 670,462
Median income $40,006
Ethnicity 96.6% White, 0.5% Black, 1.2% Asian, 0.9% Hispanic, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% other
Occupation 27.8% blue collar, 53.6% white collar, 18.6% gray collar
Cook PVI D+6

Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district is a U.S. congressional district covering much of southwestern and western Wisconsin; The district includes the cities of La Crosse and Eau Claire. It borders the states of Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. Democrat Ron Kind has represented the district since 1997.

The political nature of the district is moderate with a slight lean to the left, given its combination of an overall rural and suburban character counterbalanced by two significant urban centers (Eau Claire and La Crosse) and its proximity to Minneapolis and St. Paul. It historically elected moderate Republicans; before Kind's 1996 victory only two Democrats represented it in the 20th century.

John Kerry narrowly carried the district in 2004 with 51% of the vote. The district voted more Democratic in 2008, giving Barack Obama 58% of the vote and 41% to John McCain.

Contents

  • List of representatives 1
  • Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 3rd 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, 1849
31st
32nd
James Duane Doty Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
Independent Democrat March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
33rd John B. Macy Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
34th
35th
Charles Billinghurst Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
36th Charles H. Larrabee Democratic March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
37th A. Scott Sloan Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
38th
39th
40th
41st
Amasa Cobb Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1871
42nd
43rd
J. Allen Barber Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
44th Henry S. Magoon Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
45th
46th
47th
George Cochrane Hazelton Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
48th Burr W. Jones Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
49th
50th
51st
Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
52nd Allen R. Bushnell Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
Joseph W. Babcock Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1907
60th James William Murphy Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
61st
62nd
Arthur W. Kopp Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1913
63rd
64th
65th
John M. Nelson Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
Redistricted from the 2nd district
66th James G. Monahan Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
John M. Nelson Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
73rd
74th
75th
Gardner R. Withrow Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Redistricted from the 7th district
Progressive January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
76th Harry W. Griswold Republican January 3, 1939 –
July 4, 1939
Died
Vacant July 4, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
77th
78th
79th
80th
William H. Stevenson Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1949
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Gardner R. Withrow Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1961
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Vernon Wallace Thomson Republican January 3, 1961 –
December 31, 1974
Resigned
Vacant December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
94th
95th
96th
Alvin Baldus Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Steve Gunderson Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1997
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
Ron Kind Democratic January 3, 1997 –
Present
Incumbent

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district

As of April 2015, two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district are alive.

U.S. Representative U.S. House of Representatives Term Date of birth (and age)
Alvin Baldus 1975 - 1981 (1943-11-26) November 26, 1943
Steve Gunderson 1981 - 1997 (1951-05-10) May 10, 1951

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

External links

  • Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District

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