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Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district
 Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative G.T. Thompson (RHoward)
Distribution 46.03% urban, 53.97% rural
Population (2000) 646,397
Median income $33,254
Ethnicity 96.5% White, 1.3% Black, 1.1% Asian, 0.8% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+6[1]

Pennsylvania's fifth district is the largest in area, and least densely populated, of all of Pennsylvania's congressional districts. It is Republican leaning and is represented by G.T. Thompson (R)

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Representatives 2
    • 1791–1793: One seat 2.1
    • 1795–1813: One seat 2.2
    • 1813–1823: Two seats 2.3
      • Seat 1 2.3.1
      • Seat 2 2.3.2
    • 1823–Present: One seat 2.4
  • Elections 3
  • Historical district boundaries 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district is located in north central Pennsylvania and includes all or part of the following sixteen counties:[2]

Cities in this districtinclude:

Representatives

1791–1793: One seat

District created in 1791 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district
Representative Party Years Electoral history
John W. Kittera Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Redistricted to At-large district

District redistricted in 1793 to Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

1795–1813: One seat

District created in 1795 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Daniel Hiester Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
July 1, 1797
Redistricted from At-large district
Resigned
Vacant July 1, 1796 –
December 8, 1796
George Ege Federalist December 8, 1796 –
October ??, 1797
Resigned
Vacant October ??, 1797 –
December 1, 1797
Joseph Hiester Democratic-
Republican
December 1, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
Andrew Gregg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
Redistricted from 9th district
Daniel Montgomery, Jr. Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
George Smith Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1813

1813–1823: Two seats

Seat 1

Representative Party Years Electoral history
William Crawford Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Redistricted from 6th district
Andrew Boden Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
October 9, 1821
Vacant due to resignation of Representative-elect James Duncan before assembly of Congress
John Findlay Democratic-
Republican
October 9, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Redistricted to 11th district

Seat 2

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Robert Whitehill Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
April 8, 1813
Redistricted from 4th district
Died
Vacant April 8, 1813 –
May 11, 1813
John Rea Democratic-
Republican
May 11, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
William Maclay Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1819
David Fullerton Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1819 –
May 15, 1820
Resigned
Vacant May 15, 1820 –
October 17, 1820
Thomas Grubb McCullough Federalist October 17, 1820 –
March 3, 1821
James McSherry Federalist March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823

1823–Present: One seat

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Philip Swenk Markley Jacksonian
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Lost re-election in 1826
John Benton Sterigere Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1869
Joel K. Mann Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1835
Jacob Fry, Jr. Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Retired
Joseph Fornance Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Jacob S. Yost Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
John Freedley Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
John McNair Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
John Cadwalader Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Owen Jones Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Lost re-election
John Wood Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Retired
William M. Davis Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Martin R. Thayer Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
Declined to be a candidate for renomination
Caleb N. Taylor Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
John R. Reading Democratic March 4, 1869 –
April 13, 1870
Election successfully contested by Caleb N. Taylor
Caleb N. Taylor Republican April 13, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
Alfred C. Harmer Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
Lost re-election
John Robbins Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Declined to be a candidate for re-election
Alfred C. Harmer Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 6, 1900
Died
Vacant March 6, 1900 –
November 6, 1900
Edward de Veaux Morrell Republican November 6, 1900 –
March 3, 1907
Retired
William W. Foulkrod Republican March 4, 1907 –
November 13, 1910
Died
Vacant November 13, 1910 –
March 3, 1911
Michael Donohoe Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1915
Lost re-election
Peter E. Costello Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1921
Lost re-election
James J. Connolly Republican March 4, 1921 –
January 3, 1935
Lost re-election
Frank J.G. Dorsey Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
Lost re-election
Fred C. Gartner Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
Lost re-election
Francis R. Smith Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Lost re-election
C. Frederick Pracht Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Lost re-election
William J. Green, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election
George W. Sarbacher, Jr. Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Lost re-election
William J. Green, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1949 –
December 21, 1963
Died
Vacant December 21, 1963 –
April 28, 1964
William J. Green, III Democratic April 28, 1964 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted to 3rd district
John H. Ware, III Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted from 9th district
Retired
Richard T. Schulze Republican January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1993
Retired
William F. Clinger, Jr. Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
Redistricted from 23rd district
Retired
John E. Peterson Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
Retired
Glenn "G.T." Thompson Republican January 3, 2009 –
Present
Incumbent

Elections

U.S. House election, 2000: Pennsylvania District 5[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson 147,570 82.7
Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 17,020 9.5
Green William M. Belitskus 13,875 7.8
Total votes 178,465 100
U.S. House election, 2002: Pennsylvania District 5[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson 124,942 87.4
Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 18,078 12.6
Total votes 143,020 100
U.S. House election, 2004: Pennsylvania District 5[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson 192,852 88.0
Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 26,239 12.0
Total votes 219,091 100
Republican hold
U.S. House elections, 2006: Pennsylvania District 5[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson 115,126 60.1
Democratic Donald L. Hilliard 76,456 39.9
Total votes 191,582 100
Republican hold
U.S. House election, 2008: Pennsylvania District 5[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson 155,513 56.7
Democratic Mark B. McCracken 112,509 41.0
Libertarian James Fryman 6,155 2.2
Total votes 274,177 99.9
Republican hold
U.S. House election, 2010: Pennsylvania District 5[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson 125,740 68.6
Democratic Michael Pipe 51,848 28.3
Libertarian Vernon L. Etzel 5,654 3.1
Total votes 182,972 100
Republican hold
U.S. House election, 2012: Pennsylvania District 5[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson 177,704 62.9
Democratic Charles Dumas 104,710 37.1
Total votes 282,414 100
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries

2005 - 2013

See also

References

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  2. ^ Running for Office. Dos.state.pa.us. Retrieved on 2013-08-17.
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

External links

  • District map
  • Congressional redistricting in Pennsylvania

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