Pennsylvania's 21st Congressional District
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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 Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4 1833
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Thomas M. T. McKennan
Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 -
March 3, 1839
23rd
24th
25th
Redistricted from the 15th district and re-elected in 1832.
Re-elected in 1834.
Re-elected in 1836.
[data unknown/missing]
Isaac Leet Democratic March 4, 1839 -
March 3, 1841
26th Elected in 1838.
[data unknown/missing]
Joseph Lawrence Whig March 4, 1841 -
April 17, 1842
27th Elected in 1840.
Died.
Vacant April 17, 1842 -
May 30, 1842
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Thomas M. T. McKennan
Whig May 30, 1842 -
March 3, 1843
Elected to finish Lawrence's term.
[data unknown/missing]
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William Wilkins
Democratic March 4, 1843 -
February 14, 1844
28th Elected in 1843.
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Russia
Vacant February 14, 1844 -
March 26, 1844
Cornelius Darragh Whig March 26, 1844 -
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Elected to finish Wilkins's term.
Re-elected in 1844.
[data unknown/missing]
Moses Hampton Whig March 4, 1847 -
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
Elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
[data unknown/missing]
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Thomas M. Howe
Whig March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
David Ritchie Whig March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1855
33rd
34th
35th
Elected in 1852.
Re-elected in 1854.
Re-elected in 1856.
[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
36th
37th
Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
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John L. Dawson
Democratic March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
[data unknown/missing]
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John Covode
Republican March 4, 1867 -
March 3, 1869
40th Elected in 1866.
Lost election contest.
Vacant March 4, 1869 -
February 9, 1870
41st
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John Covode
Republican February 9, 1870 -
January 11, 1871
Won election contest.
Died.
Vacant January 11, 1871 -
March 3, 1871
42nd
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Henry D. Foster
Democratic March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1873
Elected in 1870.
[data unknown/missing]
Alexander W. Taylor Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.
[data unknown/missing]
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Jacob Turney
Democratic March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1879
44th
45th
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
[data unknown/missing]
Morgan R. Wise Democratic March 4, 1879 -
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
[data unknown/missing]
Charles E. Boyle Democratic March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
[data unknown/missing]
Welty McCullogh Republican March 4, 1887 -
March 3, 1889
50th Elected in 1886.
[data unknown/missing]
Samuel A. Craig Republican March 4, 1889 -
March 3, 1891
51st Elected in 1888.
[data unknown/missing]
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George F. Huff
Republican March 4, 1891 -
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
[data unknown/missing]
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Daniel B. Heiner
Republican March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1897
53rd
54th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
[data unknown/missing]
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Edward E. Robbins
Republican March 4, 1897 -
March 3, 1899
55th Elected in 1896.
[data unknown/missing]
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Summers M. Jack
Republican March 4, 1899 -
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
[data unknown/missing]
Solomon R. Dresser Republican March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
[data unknown/missing]
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Charles F. Barclay
Republican March 4, 1907 -
March 3, 1911
60th
61st
Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
[data unknown/missing]
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Charles E. Patton
Republican March 4, 1911 -
March 3, 1915
62nd
63rd
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
[data unknown/missing]
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Charles H. Rowland
Republican March 4, 1915 -
March 3, 1919
64th
65th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
[data unknown/missing]
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Evan J. Jones
Republican March 4, 1919 -
March 3, 1923
66th
67th
Elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
[data unknown/missing]
Jacob B. Kurtz Republican March 4, 1923 -
March 3, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the 23rd district.
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Francis E. Walter
Democratic March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1945
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Redistricted to the 20th district.
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Chester H. Gross
Republican January 3, 1945 -
January 3, 1949
79th
80th
Redistricted from the 22nd district and re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
[data unknown/missing]
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James F. Lind
Democratic January 3, 1949 -
January 3, 1953
81st
82nd
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
[data unknown/missing]
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Augustine B. Kelley
Democratic January 3, 1953 -
November 20, 1957
83rd
84th
85th
Redistricted from the 27th district and re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Died.
Vacant November 20, 1957 -
January 21, 1958
85th
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John H. Dent
Democratic January 21, 1958 -
January 3, 1979
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
Elected to finish Kelley's term.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
[data unknown/missing]
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Donald A. Bailey
Democratic January 3, 1979 -
January 3, 1983
96th
97th
Elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
[data unknown/missing]
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Tom Ridge
Republican January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 1995
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Retired to run for Governor of Pennsylvania
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Phil English
Republican January 3, 1995 -
January 3, 2003
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
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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