Kentucky's 7th congressional district

Kentucky's 7th congressional district

United States House of Representatives, Kentucky District 7 was a district of the United States Congress in Kentucky.

It was eliminated in 1993 when reapportionment reduced Kentucky's House representation from seven seats to six. The eastern Kentucky region formerly in the 7th District is now largely in the 5th District. The last Congressman to represent the 7th District was Carl C. Perkins, who succeeded his father, Carl D. Perkins.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District Residence Note
District created
March 4, 1813
Samuel McKee March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817 Redistricted from the 2nd district
George Robertson March 4, 1817 – 1821 Resigned before convening of Congress
John S. Smith August 6, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Thomas P. Moore March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
John Kincaid March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
John Adair March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Benjamin Hardin March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
John Pope March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843
William Thomasson March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
Garnett Duncan March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Humphrey Marshall March 4, 1849 – August 4, 1852 Resigned after being appointed Minister to China
William Preston December 6, 1852 – March 3, 1855
Humphrey Marshall March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Robert Mallory March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 Redistricted to the 5th district
Brutus J. Clay March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
George S. Shanklin March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
James B. Beck March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1875
Joseph C. S. Blackburn March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1885
William C. P. Breckinridge March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1895
William C. Owens March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Evan E. Settle March 4, 1897 – November 16, 1899 Died
June W. Gayle January 15, 1900 – March 3, 1901
South Trimble March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1907
William P. Kimball March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909
J. Campbell Cantrill March 4, 1909 – September 2, 1923 Died
Joseph W. Morris November 30, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Virgil M. Chapman March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1929
Robert E. L. Blackburn March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931
Virgil M. Chapman March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the at-large district
District redistricted to at-large district March 4, 1933
District re-established from at-large district January 3, 1935
Andrew J. May January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1947 Redistricted from the at-large district
Wendell H. Meade January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Carl D. Perkins January 3, 1949 – August 3, 1984 Died
Carl C. Perkins November 6, 1984 – January 3, 1993
District eliminated January 3, 1993

References

  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present