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Massachusetts' 7th District Over the Years

Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District is often described as one of the most historic seats in Congress. President John F. Kennedy, House Speaker Thomas "Tip" O'Neill, legendary patriot Daniel Webster and many other powerful local and national political players have represented the people of the district in our nation's capital.

The Representatives

Throughout history, those serving the 7th District have played key roles in shaping the discourse and policies of our country. Many in modern times have won by substantial margins - and many have won their rightful place in the history books.

Here you may review a list from 1823 to the present of those who represented the 7th District, as well as the length of their terms. In years when more than one district enveloped the current one, multiple representatives are listed.

Representative Biographies

Here you may take a look at brief biographies of the 7th District's representatives.

Geographical History of the 7th District

Redistricting has altered the 7th District's geography over the decades and modified its name. Here you may get a look at how its geography has changed over the years.


A closer look at congressional apportionment and redistricting.


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