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Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

Pennsylvania's twenty-first congressional district was a congressional district in northwestern Pennsylvania. It was created following the 1830 Census and was disbanded after the 2000 Census removed two representatives from Pennsylvania.

List of representatives

Representatives Party Years Electoral history
District created in 1833
Thomas M. T. McKennan Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1839
Redistricted from the 15th district
Isaac Leet Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
Joseph Lawrence Whig March 4, 1841 –
April 17, 1842
Died
Vacant April 17, 1842 –
May 30, 1842
Thomas M. T. McKennan Whig May 30, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
William Wilkins Democratic March 4, 1843 –
February 14, 1844
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Russia
Vacant February 14, 1844 –
March 26, 1844
Cornelius Darragh Whig March 26, 1844 –
March 3, 1847
Moses Hampton Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
Thomas M. Howe Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted to the 22nd district
David Ritchie Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
James K. Moorhead Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Redistricted to the 22nd district
John L. Dawson Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
John Covode Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
Lost election contest
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
February 9, 1870
John Covode Republican February 9, 1870 –
January 11, 1871
Won election contest
Died
Vacant January 11, 1871 –
March 3, 1871
Henry D. Foster Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Alexander W. Taylor Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Jacob Turney Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
Morgan R. Wise Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
Charles E. Boyle Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Welty McCullogh Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Samuel A. Craig Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
George F. Huff Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Daniel B. Heiner Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
Edward E. Robbins Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
Summers M. Jack Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
Solomon R. Dresser Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Charles F. Barclay Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
Charles E. Patton Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
Charles H. Rowland Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
Evan J. Jones Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
Jacob B. Kurtz Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the 23rd district
Francis E. Walter Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to the 20th district
Chester H. Gross Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1949
Redistricted from the 22nd district
James F. Lind Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
Augustine B. Kelley Democratic January 3, 1953 –
November 20, 1957
Redistricted from the 27th district
Died
Vacant November 20, 1957 –
January 21, 1958
John H. Dent Democratic January 21, 1958 –
January 3, 1979
Donald A. Bailey Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
Tom Ridge Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
Retired to run for Governor of Pennsylvania
Phil English Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted to the 3rd district
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Recent election history

Year Democratic Republican Independent Other and write-in
Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
1992 John C. Harkins 70,802 32% Thomas J. Ridge 150,729 68%
1994 Bill Leavens 84,796 47% Phil English 89,439 49% Arthur E. Drew 6,588 4% (assorted) 6 0%
1996 Ronald A. Dinicola 104,004 49% Phil English 106,875 51% (assorted) 9 0%
1998 Larry Klemens 54,591 37% Phil English 94,518 63% (assorted) 6 0%
2000 Marc A. Flitter 87,018 39% Phil English 135,164 61%

References

  • 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
  • "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved 2007-08-08. 


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