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Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district was one of Pennsylvania's districts of the United States House of Representatives.

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GeographyEdit

Created in 1833, the district served portions of the city of Pittsburgh. In 1843 the district moved to northwest Pennsylvania. In 1853 the district returned to Pittsburgh. In 1903 the district included many of the counties around Pittsburgh. In 1923 the district was moved to York.

HistoryEdit

This district was created in 1833. The district was eliminated in 1993.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created in 1833
 
Harmar Denny
Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Redistricted from the 16th district.
Retired.
 
Richard Biddle
Anti-Masonic March 4, 1837 –
July 21, 1840
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant July 21, 1840 –
October 13, 1840
 
Henry Marie Brackenridge
Whig October 13, 1840 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
William W. Irwin
Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Samuel Hays Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
William Swan Garvin Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Wilson Farrelly Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
John W. Howe Free Soil March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Thomas M. Howe
Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from the 21st district.
Retired.
 
Samuel A. Purviance
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
Robert McKnight
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James K. Moorhead
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
Redistricted from the 21st district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
James S. Negley
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
James H. Hopkins
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Russell Errett
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
James H. Hopkins
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
James S. Negley
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
John Dalzell
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 30th district.
 
George F. Huff
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Curtis H. Gregg
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
Abraham L. Keister
Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost renomination.
 
Edward E. Robbins
Republican March 4, 1917 –
January 25, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 25, 1919 –
March 3, 1919
 
John H. Wilson
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Elected to finish Representative-elect Robbins's term
Lost re-election.
Adam M. Wyant Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 31st district.
 
Samuel F. Glatfelter
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Franklin Menges
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1931
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Harry L. Haines
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1939
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Chester H. Gross
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Harry L. Haines
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Chester H. Gross
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted from the 21st district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
D. Emmert Brumbaugh
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Redistricted from the 23rd district.
Retired.
 
James E. Van Zandt
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 20th district.
 
John P. Saylor
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted from the 26th district.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
 
Thomas E. Morgan
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1977
Redistricted from the 26th district.
Retired.
 
Austin J. Murphy
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 20th district.
District eliminated in 1993

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