Massachusetts's sixteenth congressional district is an obsolete district. It was also for a short time in the early 19th century a Massachusetts District of Maine. It was eliminated in 1933 after the 1930 Census. Its last location was in eastern Massachusetts at Cape Cod. Its last Congressman was Charles L. Gifford, who was redistricted into the fifteenth district.
Cities and towns in the district
"Barnstable County: Towns of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmonth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth. Bristol County: City of New Bedford; towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven. Plymouth County: Towns of Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleboro, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Scituate, and Wareham. Norfolk County: Town of Cohasset. Dukes and Nantucket Counties."
List of members representing the district
|Electoral history||District location|
|District created||March 3, 1803|
|Federalist||March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
|8th||Redistricted from the 12th district and re-elected in 1802.
|"Lincoln district," District of Maine|
|March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1811
|Elected in 1804.|
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
|March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
|12th||Elected in 1810.|
|Samuel Davis||Federalist||March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
|13th||Elected in 1812.
Redistricted to the 19th district and lost re-election.
|"3rd Eastern district," District of Maine|
|Benjamin Brown||Federalist||March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
|14th||Elected in 1814.|
Ran in the 18th district and lost re-election.
|Benjamin Orr||Federalist||March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
|15th||Elected in 1816.|
|Mark Langdon Hill||Democratic-
|March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
|16th||Elected in 1819 on the third ballot.|
District moved to Maine.
|District moved to Maine||March 3, 1821|
|District restored in Massachusetts||March 3, 1913|
Thomas Chandler Thacher
|Democratic||March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
March 4, 1915 –
August 21, 1922
Resigned to become a justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court.
|Vacant||August 21, 1922 –
November 7, 1922
Charles L. Gifford
|Republican||November 7, 1922 –
March 3, 1933
|Elected to finish Walsh's term and to the next term.|
Redistricted to the 15th district.
|District eliminated||March 3, 1933|
- "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916.
- 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