Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

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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[edit]

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[edit]

Year Democratic Republican Independent Other and write-in
Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
1992 John C. Harkins 70,802 32% Thomas J. Ridge 150,729 68%
1994 Bill Leavens 84,796 47% Phil English 89,439 49% Arthur E. Drew 6,588 4% (assorted) 6 0%
1996 Ronald A. DiNicola 104,004 49% Phil English 106,875 51% (assorted) 9 0%
1998 Larry Klemens 54,591 37% Phil English 94,518 63% (assorted) 6 0%
2000 Marc A. Flitter 87,018 39% Phil English 135,164 61%

References[edit]

  • 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 2007-08-08.