Illinois's 23rd congressional district

The 23rd Congressional District of Illinois was a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives in Illinois. It was eliminated as a result of the 1980 Census. It was last represented by Melvin Price who was redistricted into the 21st District.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created March 4, 1903
Joseph B. Crowley Democratic March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1905 Redistricted from the 19th district
Frank S. Dickson Republican March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1907
Martin D. Foster Democratic March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1919
Edwin B. Brooks Republican March 4, 1919 - March 3, 1923
William W. Arnold Democratic March 4, 1923 - September 16, 1935 Resigned after being appointed as a member of the US Board of Tax Appeals
Vacant September 16, 1935 - January 3, 1937
Laurence F. Arnold Democratic January 3, 1937 - January 3, 1943
Charles W. Vursell Republican January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1949 Redistricted to the 24th district
Edward H. Jenison Republican January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1953 Redistricted from the 18th district
Charles W. Vursell Republican January 3, 1953 -January 3, 1959 Redistricted from the 24th district
George E. Shipley Democratic January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1973 Redistricted to the 22nd district
Melvin Price Democratic January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1983 Redistricted from the 24th district, Redistricted to the 21st district
District inactive January 3, 1983 - Present


  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
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