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Maryland's 7th congressional district

Maryland's 7th congressional district
Maryland's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Maryland's 7th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Elijah Cummings (DBaltimore)
Area 294.25 mi2
Distribution 95% urban, 4.6 % rural
Population (2000) 662,060
Median income $38,885
Ethnicity 34.9% White, 59.1% Black, 3.6% Asian, 1.7% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% other
Occupation 16.2% blue collar, 6.7% white collar, 17% gray collar
Cook PVI D+23[1]

Maryland's 7th congressional district elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives every two years. The seat is currently represented by Elijah Cummings (D). It encompasses just over half of Baltimore City, most of the majority African American sections of Baltimore County, and the majority of Howard County, Maryland. The district was created following the census of 1950, which gave Maryland one additional representative in the House.


  • Recent elections 1
  • List of representatives 2
  • Historical district boundaries 3
  • See also 4
  • Sources 5

Recent elections

List of representatives

Name Took office Left office Party Notes/Events
District created in 1793
1 William Hindman March 4, 1793 March 3, 1795 Pro-Administration Redistricted from the 2nd district
March 4, 1795 March 3, 1799 Federalist
2 Joseph H. Nicholson March 4, 1799 March 1, 1806 Democratic-Republican Resigned
3 Edward Lloyd December 3, 1806 March 3, 1809 Democratic-Republican
4 John Brown March 4, 1809 ??, 1810 Democratic-Republican Resigned after appointment as Clerk of Court of Queen Anne's County
5 Robert Wright November 29, 1810 March 3, 1817 Democratic-Republican
6 Philip Reed March 4, 1817 March 3, 1819 Democratic-Republican
7 Stevenson Archer March 4, 1819 March 3, 1821 Democratic-Republican
8 Robert Wright March 4, 1821 March 3, 1823 Democratic-Republican
9 William Hayward, Jr. March 4, 1823 March 3, 1825 Crawford D-R
10 John Leeds Kerr March 4, 1825 March 3, 1829 Adams
11 Richard Spencer March 4, 1829 March 3, 1831 Jackson
12 John Leeds Kerr March 4, 1831 March 3, 1833 Anti-Jackson
13 Francis Thomas March 4, 1833 March 3, 1835 Jackson Redistricted from the 4th district, Redistricted to the 6th district
14 Daniel Jenifer March 4, 1835 March 3, 1837 Anti-Jackson
March 4, 1837 March 3, 1841 Whig
15 Augustus R. Sollers March 4, 1841 March 3, 1843 Whig
This seat was abolished after the census of 1840, but was reinstated after the census of 1950.
16 Samuel Friedel January 3, 1953 January 3, 1971 Democratic
17 Parren Mitchell January 3, 1971 January 3, 1987 Democratic
18 Kweisi Mfume January 3, 1987 February 15, 1996 Democratic Resigned to become CEO of the NAACP
19 Elijah Cummings April 16, 1996 Present Democratic Incumbent

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also


  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  • Archives of Maryland Historical List United States Representatives Maryland State Archives
  • 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

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