Pennsylvania's 31st congressional district

Pennsylvania's 31st congressional district was one of Pennsylvania's districts of the United States House of Representatives. It existed from 1903 to 1953.

GeographyEdit

Created in 1903, the district served portions of the city of Pittsburgh. The district later expanded to serve portions of Allegheny County

Boundaries in 1903Edit

During the 58th Congress, the district served Pittsburgh Wards 1-19 and Ward 23.[1]

Boundaries in 1950Edit

During the 81st Congress, the district served Wards 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, and 32 in Pittsburgh and the following portions of Allegheny County.[2]

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

HistoryEdit

This district was created in 1903, then eliminated in 1953.

ElectionsEdit

List of representativesEdit

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
  Henry K. Porter Independent Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th Lost re-nomination in 1905
  James F. Burke Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1915
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
Retired
  John M. Morin Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
64th
65th
66th
67th
Redistricted from the At-large district
Redistricted to the 34th district
Adam M. Wyant Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Lost re-election in 1932
  M. Clyde Kelly Republican March 3, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd Redistricted from the 33rd district
Lost re-election in 1934
  James L. Quinn Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
Lost re-election in 1938
  John McDowell Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
76th Lost re-election in 1940
  Samuel A. Weiss Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
77th Redistricted to the 33rd district
  Herman P. Eberharter Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
78th Redistricted from the 32nd district
Redistricted to the 32nd district
  James G. Fulton Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
79th
80th
81st
82nd
Redistricted to the 27th district
District eliminated in 1953

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official Congressional Directory. 53rd Congress, Special Session (1903). Page 109.
  2. ^ Official Congressional Directory. 81st Congress, 2d Session (1950). Page 117.
  • 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 resultsEdit