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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 Party Years District home Electoral history
District created in 1833
Samuel S. Harrison Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Kittanning [Data unknown/missing.]
William Beatty Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
Butler [Data unknown/missing.]
William Jack Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Greensburg [Data unknown/missing.]
Charles M. Reed Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Erie [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
James Thompson
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
Erie [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Carlton B. Curtis
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Erie [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 16th district.
Michael C. Trout Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Hickory Township [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
John Allison
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Beaver [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired from the House in 1856
William Stewart Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Mercer [Data unknown/missing.]
 
John W. Wallace
Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
New Castle [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Thomas Williams
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
Pittsburgh [Data unknown/missing.]
Darwin Phelps Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
Kittanning Not candidate for renomination in 1870
 
Ebenezer McJunkin
Republican March 4, 1871 –
1874
Butler [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become presiding judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Pennsylvania
John M. Thompson Republican December 22, 1874 –
March 3, 1875
Butler [Data unknown/missing.]
Alexander G. Cochran Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Pittsburgh [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Thomas M. Bayne
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1891
Pittsburgh Declined nomination in 1890
 
William A. Stone
Republican March 4, 1891 –
November 9, 1898
Pittsburgh [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Governor of Pennsylvania
Vacant November 9, 1898 –
November 29, 1898
 
William H. Graham
Republican November 29, 1898 –
March 3, 1903
Pittsburgh [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Allen F. Cooper Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
Uniontown [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas S. Crago Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Waynesburg [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Wooda N. Carr Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Uniontown [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Robert F. Hopwood
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
Uniontown [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Bruce F. Sterling
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
Uniontown [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Samuel A. Kendall
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
Somerset [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 24th district.
William I. Swoope Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1927
Clearfield [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
J. Mitchell Chase Republican March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1933
Clearfield [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
J. Banks Kurtz Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Altoona Redistricted from the 21st district.
Lost re-election.
Don Gingery Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
Clearfield [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
James E. Van Zandt
Republican January 3, 1939 –
September 24, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to re-enter service with the United States Navy
Vacant September 24, 1943 –
November 2, 1943
 
D. Emmert Brumbaugh
Republican November 2, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
 
J. Buell Snyder
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
February 24, 1946
[Data unknown/missing.] Redistricted from the 24th district.
Died.
Vacant February 24, 1946 –
May 21, 1946
Carl H. Hoffman Republican May 21, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
Somerset [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
William J. Crow Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Uniontown [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Anthony Cavalcante Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
Uniontown [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Edward L. Sittler, Jr. Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
Uniontown [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Leon H. Gavin
Republican January 3, 1953 –
September 15, 1963
Oil City Redistricted from the 19th district.
Died.
Vacant September 15, 1963 –
November 5, 1963
 
Albert W. Johnson
Republican November 5, 1963 –
January 3, 1977
Smethport [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Joseph S. Ammerman
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1979
Curwensville [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
William F. Clinger Jr.
Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
Warren [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 5th district.
District eliminated in 1993

Election resultsEdit

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