Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

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Pennsylvania's twentieth congressional district was a congressional district in southwestern Pennsylvania. It was created following the 1830 Census and was disbanded after the 2000 Census removed two representatives from Pennsylvania. The 18th district is generally considered to be its successor, although the 12th district contains some of its territory.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representatives Party Years Electoral history
District created in 1833
Andrew Stewart Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Redistricted from the 14th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Andrew Buchanan Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Enos Hook Democratic March 4, 1839 –
April 18, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant April 18, 1841 –
May 31, 1841
Henry W. Beeson Democratic May 31, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Dickey
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
John H. Ewing Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Dickey
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert R. Reed Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Allison
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John L. Dawson
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from the 18th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jonathan Knight Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
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William Montgomery
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Jesse Lazear
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 24th district.
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Amos Myers
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles V. Culver Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing.]
Darwin A. Finney Republican March 4, 1867 –
August 25, 1868
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant August 25, 1868 –
December 7, 1868
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S. Newton Pettis
Republican December 7, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Calvin W. Gilfillan
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel Griffith Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Hiram L. Richmond
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Levi A. Mackey
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Seth H. Yocum
Greenback March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Andrew G. Curtin
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Patton Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Edward Scull
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted from the 17th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Josiah D. Hicks
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph E. Thropp Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
Alvin Evans Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 19th district.
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Daniel F. Lafean
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Andrew R. Brodbeck
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing.]
Cyrus W. Beales Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Andrew R. Brodbeck
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Edward S. Brooks
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing.]
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George M. Wertz
Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing.]
Anderson H. Walters Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1927
[Data unknown/missing.]
J. Russell Leech Republican March 4, 1927 –
January 29, 1932
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become a member of the U.S. Board of Tax Appeals
Vacant January 29, 1932 –
April 26, 1932
Howard W. Stull Republican April 26, 1932 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas C. Cochran Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Redistricted from the 28th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Denis J. Driscoll Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
[Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin Jarrett Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Leon H. Gavin
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 19th district.
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Francis E. Walter
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted from the 21st district.
Redistricted to the 15th district.
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James E. Van Zandt
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted from the 22nd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Elmer J. Holland
Democratic January 3, 1963 –
August 9, 1968
Redistricted from the 30th district.
Died.
Vacant August 9, 1968 –
November 5, 1968
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Joseph M. Gaydos
Democratic November 5, 1968 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Austin Murphy
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Redistricted from the 22nd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Frank Mascara
Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 18th district but moved to and lost renomination in the 12th district.
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Recent electoral history[edit]

Year   Democratic   Republican   Write-ins
Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Votes
1992 Austin J. Murphy 114,898 51% Bill Townsend 111,591 49%
1994 Frank Mascara 95,251 53% Mike McCormick 84,156 47% 12
1996 Frank Mascara 113,394 54% Mike McCormick 97,004 46% 4
1998 Frank Mascara 97,885 100% (no candidate) 190
2000 Frank Mascara 145,131 64% Ronald J. Davis 80,312 36%

Source: "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved 2007-08-08.

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