Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district was one of Pennsylvania's districts of the United States House of Representatives.

HistoryEdit

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

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative District home Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1833
Samuel S. Harrison Kittanning Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
Elected in 1832.
Re-elected in 1834.
[data unknown/missing]
William Beatty Butler Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
25th
26th
Elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
[data unknown/missing]
William Jack Greensburg Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1840.
[data unknown/missing]
Charles M. Reed Erie Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Elected in 1843.
Lost re-election.
 
James Thompson
Erie Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
29th
30th
31st
Elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Retired.
 
Carlton B. Curtis
Erie Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
Redistricted to the 24th district.
Michael C. Trout Hickory Township Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
Lost re-election.
 
John Allison
Beaver Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
Retired from the House in 1856.
 
William Stewart
Mercer Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
Elected in 1856.
Re-elected in 1858.
[data unknown/missing]
 
John W. Wallace
New Castle Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1860.
Lost re-election.
 
Thomas Williams
Pittsburgh Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
38th
39th
40th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Darwin Phelps
Kittanning Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
41st Elected in 1868.
Not candidate for renomination in 1870
 
Ebenezer McJunkin
Butler Republican March 4, 1871 –
1874
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Resigned to become presiding judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Pennsylvania
John M. Thompson Butler Republican December 22, 1874 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected to finish McJunkin's term.
[data unknown/missing]
Alexander G. Cochran Pittsburgh Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
Lost re-election.
 
Thomas M. Bayne
Pittsburgh Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1891
45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
Elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Declined nomination in 1890
 
William A. Stone
Pittsburgh Republican March 4, 1891 –
November 9, 1898
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
Elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Resigned to become Governor of Pennsylvania.
Vacant November 9, 1898 –
November 29, 1898
55th
 
William H. Graham
Pittsburgh Republican November 29, 1898 –
March 3, 1903
55th
56th
57th
Elected to finish Stone's term.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Lost re-election.
Allen F. Cooper Uniontown Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
58th
59th
60th
61st
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
[data unknown/missing]
 
Thomas S. Crago
Waynesburg Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
62nd Elected in 1910.
Lost re-election.
Wooda N. Carr Uniontown Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd Elected in 1912.
Lost re-election.
 
Robert F. Hopwood
Uniontown Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
64th Elected in 1914.
Lost re-election.
 
Bruce F. Sterling
Uniontown Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
65th Elected in 1916.
Lost re-election.
 
Samuel A. Kendall
Somerset Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
66th
67th
Elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Redistricted to the 24th district.
William I. Swoope Clearfield Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1927
68th
69th
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Retired.
J. Mitchell Chase Clearfield Republican March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1933
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Retired.
J. Banks Kurtz Altoona Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd Redistricted from the 21st district and re-elected in 1932.
Lost re-election.
Don Gingery Clearfield Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
 
James E. Van Zandt
[data unknown/missing] Republican January 3, 1939 –
September 24, 1943
76th
77th
78th
Elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Resigned to rejoin the United States Navy.
Vacant September 24, 1943 –
November 2, 1943
78th
 
D. Emmert Brumbaugh
[data unknown/missing] Republican November 2, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Elected to finish Van Zandt's term.
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
 
J. Buell Snyder
[data unknown/missing] Democratic January 3, 1945 –
February 24, 1946
79th Redistricted from the 24th district and re-elected in 1944.
Died.
Vacant February 24, 1946 –
May 21, 1946
Carl H. Hoffman Somerset Republican May 21, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
Elected to finish Snyder's term.
Retired.
William J. Crow Uniontown Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th Elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
Anthony Cavalcante Uniontown Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st Elected in 1948.
Lost re-election.
Edward L. Sittler, Jr. Uniontown Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
82nd Elected in 1950.
Lost re-election.
 
Leon H. Gavin
Oil City Republican January 3, 1953 –
September 15, 1963
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Redistricted from the 19th district and re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Died.
Vacant September 15, 1963 –
November 5, 1963
88th
 
Albert W. Johnson
Smethport Republican November 5, 1963 –
January 3, 1977
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
Elected to finish Gavin's term.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Lost re-election.
 
Joseph S. Ammerman
Curwensville Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1979
95th Elected in 1976.
Lost re-election.
 
William F. Clinger Jr.
Warren Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
District eliminated January 3, 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

Coordinates: 41°50′N 79°05′W / 41.833°N 79.083°W / 41.833; -79.083