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Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district was one of Pennsylvania's districts of the United States House of Representatives.

GeographyEdit

DemographicsEdit

HistoryEdit

ElectionsEdit

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created in 1889
  James Kerr Democrat March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891 Clearfield Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
  George F. Kribbs Democrat March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895 Clarion Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
  William C. Arnold Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899 Curwensville Not a candidate for reelection
  James K.P. Hall Democrat March 4, 1899 – November 29, 1902 Ridgway Resigned after being elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate
vacant November 29, 1902 – March 3, 1903
  Joseph C. Sibley Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907 Franklin Redistricted from the 27th district, Not a candidate for renomination
  Nelson P. Wheeler Republican March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1911 Endeavor Unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910, but the primary election was contested. His opponent subsequently withdrew and he was tendered the congressional nomination, but declined
  Peter M. Speer Republican March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 Oil City Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
  Willis J. Hulings Progressive March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 Oil City Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
  Samuel H. Miller Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1917 Mercer Declined to be a candidate for renomination
  Orrin D. Bleakley Republican March 4, 1917 – April 3, 1917 Franklin Resigned having never qualified. The seat then remained vacant.
vacant April 4, 1917 – November 5, 1917
  Earl H. Beshlin Democrat November 6, 1917 – March 3, 1919 Warren Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
  Willis J. Hulings Republican March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921 Oil City Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
  Harris J. Bixler Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1927 Duncannon Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
  Thomas C. Cochran Republican March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933 Mercer Redistricted to the 20th district
  William M. Berlin Democrat March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937 Greensburg Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
  Robert G. Allen Democrat January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1941 Greensburg Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
  Augustine B. Kelley Democrat January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945 Greensburg Redistricted to the 27th district
  Robert L. Rodgers Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 Erie Redistricted from the 29th district, Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
  Carroll D. Kearns Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1953 New Castle Redistricted to the 24th district
  Herman P. Eberharter Democrat January 3, 1953 – September 9, 1958 Pittsburgh Redistricted from the 32nd district, Died
vacant September 9, 1958 – January 3, 1959
  William S. Moorhead Democrat January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1963 Pittsburgh Redistricted to the 14th district
District eliminated in 1963

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