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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 members representing the districtEdit

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.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Isaac Leet Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Lawrence Whig March 4, 1841 –
April 17, 1842
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 17, 1842 –
May 30, 1842
 
Thomas M. T. McKennan
Whig May 30, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William Wilkins
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
February 14, 1844
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Russia
Vacant February 14, 1844 –
March 26, 1844
Cornelius Darragh Whig March 26, 1844 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Moses Hampton Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas M. Howe
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
David Ritchie Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
 
James K. Moorhead
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
 
John L. Dawson
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
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
[Data unknown/missing.]
Alexander W. Taylor Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jacob Turney
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
Morgan R. Wise Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles E. Boyle Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
Welty McCullogh Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel A. Craig Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
George F. Huff
Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Daniel B. Heiner
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edward E. Robbins
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Summers M. Jack
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Solomon R. Dresser Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles F. Barclay
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles E. Patton
Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Charles H. Rowland
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Evan J. Jones
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jacob B. Kurtz Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 23rd district.
 
Francis E. Walter
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 20th district.
 
Chester H. Gross
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1949
Redistricted from the 22nd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James F. Lind
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
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
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Donald A. Bailey
Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Tom Ridge
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Pennsylvania
 
Phil English
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Recent election historyEdit

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%

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.