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Pennsylvania's 21st Congressional District

Pennsylvania's twenty-first congressional district was a congressional district in northwestern Pennsylvania. It was created following the 1830 Census and was disbanded after the 2000 Census removed two representatives from Pennsylvania.

List of members representing the district

Representatives Party Years Electoral history
District created in 1833
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Thomas M. T. McKennan
Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 -
March 3, 1839
Redistricted from the 15th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Isaac Leet Democratic March 4, 1839 -
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Lawrence Whig March 4, 1841 -
April 17, 1842
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant April 17, 1842 -
May 30, 1842
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Thomas M. T. McKennan
Whig May 30, 1842 -
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Wilkins
Democratic March 4, 1843 -
February 14, 1844
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Russia
Vacant February 14, 1844 -
March 26, 1844
Cornelius Darragh Whig March 26, 1844 -
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Moses Hampton Whig March 4, 1847 -
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas M. Howe
Whig March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
David Ritchie Whig March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing.]
Opposition March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 -
March 3, 1859
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James K. Moorhead
Republican March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
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John L. Dawson
Democratic March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Covode
Republican March 4, 1867 -
March 3, 1869
Lost election contest
Vacant March 4, 1869 -
February 9, 1870
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John Covode
Republican February 9, 1870 -
January 11, 1871
Won election contest
Died.
Vacant January 11, 1871 -
March 3, 1871
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Henry D. Foster
Democratic March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
Alexander W. Taylor Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Jacob Turney
Democratic March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
Morgan R. Wise Democratic March 4, 1879 -
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles E. Boyle Democratic March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
Welty McCullogh Republican March 4, 1887 -
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel A. Craig Republican March 4, 1889 -
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
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George F. Huff
Republican March 4, 1891 -
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Daniel B. Heiner
Republican March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Edward E. Robbins
Republican March 4, 1897 -
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Summers M. Jack
Republican March 4, 1899 -
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Solomon R. Dresser Republican March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles F. Barclay
Republican March 4, 1907 -
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles E. Patton
Republican March 4, 1911 -
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles H. Rowland
Republican March 4, 1915 -
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Evan J. Jones
Republican March 4, 1919 -
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jacob B. Kurtz Republican March 4, 1923 -
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 23rd district.
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Francis E. Walter
Democratic March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 20th district.
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Chester H. Gross
Republican January 3, 1945 -
January 3, 1949
Redistricted from the 22nd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James F. Lind
Democratic January 3, 1949 -
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Augustine B. Kelley
Democratic January 3, 1953 -
November 20, 1957
Redistricted from the 27th district.
Died.
Vacant November 20, 1957 -
January 21, 1958
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John H. Dent
Democratic January 21, 1958 -
January 3, 1979
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Donald A. Bailey
Democratic January 3, 1979 -
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Tom Ridge
Republican January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 1995
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Pennsylvania
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Phil English
Republican January 3, 1995 -
January 3, 2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Recent election history

Year Democratic Republican Independent Other and write-in
Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
1992 70,802 32% 150,729 68%
1994 84,796 47% 89,439 49% Arthur E. Drew 6,588 4% (assorted) 6 0%
1996 104,004 49% 106,875 51% (assorted) 9 0%
1998 54,591 37% 94,518 63% (assorted) 6 0%
2000 87,018 39% 135,164 61%

References

  • 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 Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved .

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