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Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district

Pennsylvania's first congressional district includes all of Bucks County and a sliver of Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania. It has been represented by Brian Fitzpatrick since 2019.

Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district
Pennsylvania Congressional District 1.png
Boundaries beginning January 2019; below statistics, except PVI, apply to old boundaries
Representative
  Brian Fitzpatrick
RLevittown
Distribution
  • 100.00% urban
  • 0.00% rural
Population (2000)646,357
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+1[1]

The state congressional district map was redrawn by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in February 2018 after ruling the previous map unconstitutional due to partisan gerrymandering; the previous 1st district was geographically succeeded by the newly redrawn 2nd district which on November 6, 2018 elected Brendan Boyle, the incumbent from the 13th district. The new first district is similar to the previous eighth district, with the new boundaries going into effect for the 2018 elections and representation thereafter.[2] Brian Fitzpatrick, the incumbent from the previous 8th district, was elected on November 6, 2018 to the newly redrawn 1st district.

One of the main characters of the Netflix original series House of Cards, Peter Russo, is depicted as representing the district in the United States House of Representatives.

Contents

List of members representing the districtEdit

The district was organized from Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district in 1791.

1791–1793: One seatEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
 
Thomas Fitzsimons
Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1791.
Redistricted to the at-large district.

1795–1803: One seatEdit

The district was organized from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district in 1795.

Representative Party Years Electoral history
John Swanwick Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
August 1, 1798
Elected in 1794.
Re-elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1798.
Died.
Vacant August 1, 1798 –
December 3, 1798
Robert Waln Democratic-Republican December 3, 1798 –
March 3, 1801
Elected October 9, 1798 to finish Swanwick's term and seated December 3, 1798.
Elected the same day to the next term.
Retired.
 
William Jones
Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1800.
Retired.

1803–1823: Three seats, then fourEdit

The district was reorganized in 1803 to have 3 At-large seats on a general ticket. The district was apportioned a fourth seat in 1813, also elected on a general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B Seat C Seat D
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
8th March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
 
Joseph Clay
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Resigned.
Jacob Richards Democratic-Republican Elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Re-elected in 1806.
Retired.
 
Michael Leib
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Resigned.
Fourth seat added in 1812.
9th March 4, 1805 –
February 14, 1806
February 14, 1806 –
December 8, 1806
Vacant
December 8, 1806 –
March 3, 1807
John Porter Democratic-Republican Elected in 1806.
Later elected to finish Leib's term.
Re-elected in 1808.
Lost re-election.
10th March 4, 1807 –
March 28, 1808
March 28, 1808 –
November 16, 1808
Vacant
November 16, 1808 –
March 3, 1809
Benjamin Say Democratic-Republican Elected to finish Clay's term.
Re-elected in 1808.
Resigned.
11th March 4, 1809 –
June 1809
William Anderson Democratic-Republican Elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1812.
Lost re-election.
June 1809 –
October 10, 1809
Vacant
October 10, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Adam Seybert Democratic-Republican Elected to finish Anderson's term.
Re-elected in 1810.
Re-elected in 1812.
Lost re-election.
12th March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
James Milnor Federalist Elected in 1810.
Retired.
13th March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Charles J. Ingersoll Democratic-Republican Elected in 1812.
Lost re-election.
John Conard Democratic-Republican Elected in 1812.
Retired.
14th March 4, 1815 –
May 16, 1815
William Milnor Federalist Elected in 1814.
Lost re-election.
Thomas Smith Federalist Elected in 1814.
Retired.
 
Joseph Hopkinson
Federalist Elected in 1814.
Re-elected in 1816.
Retired.
 
Jonathan Williams
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
Died.
May 16, 1815 –
October 10, 1815
Vacant
October 10, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
 
John Sergeant
Federalist Elected to finish Williams's term.
Re-elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Re-elected in 1820.
Retired.
15th March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Adam Seybert Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.
Lost re-election.
William Anderson Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.
Lost re-election.
16th March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
 
Thomas Forrest
Federalist Elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
 
Joseph Hemphill
Federalist Elected in 1818.
Re-elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 2nd district and won re-election.
 
Samuel Edwards
Federalist Elected in 1818.
Re-elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 4th district and won re-election.
17th March 4, 1821 –
May 8, 1822
William Milnor Federalist Elected in 1820.
Resigned.
May 8, 1822 –
October 8, 1822
Vacant
October 8, 1822 –
March 3, 1823
 
Thomas Forrest
Federalist Elected to finish Milnor's term, but on the same day lost election to the next term when redistricted to the 3rd district.

1823–present: One seatEdit

The district was reorganized in 1823 to have one seat.

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Location
Samuel Breck Adams-Clay
Federalist
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th Elected in 1822.
Retired.
1823–1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Wurts Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
19th Elected in 1824.
Retired.
Joel B. Sutherland Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1837
20th
21st
22nd
23rd
24th
Elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828.
Re-elected in 1830.
Re-elected in 1832.
Re-elected in 1834.
Lost re-election.
1833–1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lemuel Paynter Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
25th
26th
Elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
Retired.
Charles Brown Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Edward J. Morris Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th [Data unknown/missing.] 1843–1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Lewis C. Levin
American March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
29th
30th
31st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Thomas B. Florence
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1861
32nd
33rd
34th
35th
36th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
1853–1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
William E. Lehman Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Samuel J. Randall
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1875
38th
39th
40th
41st
42nd
43rd
44th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
1833–1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
1873–1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Chapman Freeman
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
45th
46th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Henry H. Bingham
Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 22, 1912
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1883–1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
1893–1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
1903–1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant March 22, 1912 –
May 24, 1912
62nd
 
William S. Vare
Republican May 24, 1912 –
March 3, 1927
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
1913–1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
James M. Hazlett Republican March 4, 1927 –
October 20, 1927
70th [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant October 20, 1927 –
November 8, 1927
70th
 
James M. Beck
Republican November 8, 1927 –
March 3, 1933
70th
71st
72nd
Elected to finish Hazlett's term.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
Harry C. Ransley Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
73rd
74th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
1933–1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
Leon Sacks Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
75th
76th
77th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
James A. Gallagher Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
78th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
1943–1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William A. Barrett
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
James A. Gallagher Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
William A. Barrett
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
April 12, 1976
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
1953–1963
[Data unknown/missing.]
1963–1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
1973–1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant April 12, 1976 –
November 2, 1976
94th
 
Michael Myers
Democratic November 2, 1976 –
October 2, 1980
94th
95th
96th
Expelled.
Vacant October 2, 1980 –
January 3, 1981
96th
 
Thomas M. Foglietta
Democratic January 3, 1981 –
November 11, 1997
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to Italy.
1983–1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
1993–2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant November 11, 1997 –
May 19, 1998
105th
 
Bob Brady
Democratic May 19, 1998 –
January 3, 2019
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district and retired.
2003–2013
 
2013–2019
 
 
Brian Fitzpatrick
Republican January 3, 2019 –
present
116th Redistricted from the 8th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
2013–2019
 

Living former membersEdit

As of January 2019, there are two living former members of the House from the district. The most recent to die was Thomas M. Foglietta (served 1981–1997) on November 13, 2004.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Michael Myers 1976–1980 (1943-05-04) May 4, 1943 (age 76)
Bob Brady 1998–2019 (1945-04-07) April 7, 1945 (age 74)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Pennsylvania Map Is a Major Boost for Democrats". The Cook Political Report. February 20, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Cohn, Nate; Bloch, Matthew; Quealy, Kevin (February 19, 2018). "The New Pennsylvania House Districts Are In. We Review the Mapmakers' Choices". The Upshot. The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2018.

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