Kansas's 5th congressional district

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Kansas's 5th congressional district was a congressional district for Kansas.

It existed from 1885 to 1993.

Geography[change | change source]

The district included some of the southern suburbs of Wichita. It also included Pittsburg. Most of the district was rural.[source?]

List of members representing the district[change | change source]

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1885
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John A. Anderson
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
49th
50th
51st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Independent Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
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John Davis
Populist March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
52nd
53rd
54th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William A. Calderhead
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
55th [Data unknown/missing.]
William D. Vincent Populist March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
56th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William A. Calderhead
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1911
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Rollin R. Rees Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Guy T. Helvering Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
63rd
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James G. Strong
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1933
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William A. Ayres
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
August 22, 1934
73rd Redistricted from the 8th district.
Resigned when appointed to the Federal Trade Commission.
Vacant August 22, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
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John M. Houston
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
74th
75th
76th
77th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Clifford R. Hope
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1957
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
Redistricted from the 7th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
James F. Breeding Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1963
85th
86th
87th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Joe Skubitz
Republican January 3, 1963 –
December 31, 1978
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant December 31, 1978 –
January 3, 1979
95th
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Bob Whittaker
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1991
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Dick Nichols
Republican January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1993
102nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district and lost renomination there.
District eliminated January 3, 1993

References[change | change source]

  • 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