1972 United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania


Of the 28 Pennsylvania incumbents, 24 were re-elected.

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 William A. Barrett Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. William A. Barrett (Democratic) 66.1%
Gus A. Pedicone (Republican) 33.2%
Nancy Streve (Socialist Workers) 0.7%
Pennsylvania 2 Robert N. C. Nix Sr. Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Robert N. C. Nix Sr. (Democratic) 70.1%
Frederick D. Bryant (Republican) 29.9%
Pennsylvania 3 William J. Green III
Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. William J. Green III (Democratic) 63.3%
Alfred Marroletti (Republican) 36.2%
Anthony Monteiro (C) 0.5%
James A. Byrne Democratic 1952 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic loss.
Pennsylvania 4 Joshua Eilberg Democratic 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Joshua Eilberg (Democratic) 55.9%
William Pfender (Republican) 44.1%
Pennsylvania 5 John H. Ware III
Redistricted from the 9th district
Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. John H. Ware III (Republican) 64.7%
Brower Yerger (Democratic) 35.3%
Pennsylvania 6 Gus Yatron Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Gus Yatron (Democratic) 64.5%
Eugene W. Hubler (Republican) 34.6%
Frank E. Huet (Const) 1.0%
Pennsylvania 7 Lawrence G. Williams Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Lawrence G. Williams (Republican) 60.6%
Stuart S. Bowie (Democratic) 39.4%
Pennsylvania 8 Edward G. Biester Jr. Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Edward G. Biester Jr. (Republican) 64.4%
Alan Williams (Democratic) 35.6%
Pennsylvania 9 None (district created) New seat.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Bud Shuster (Republican) 61.8%
Earl P. Collins (Democratic) 38.2%
Pennsylvania 10 Joseph M. McDade Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph M. McDade (Republican) 73.6%
Stanley R. Coveleskie (Democratic) 26.4%
Pennsylvania 11 Daniel J. Flood Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Daniel J. Flood (Democratic) 68.3%
Donald B. Ayers (Republican) 31.7%
Pennsylvania 12 John P. Saylor
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Republican 1949 Incumbent re-elected. John P. Saylor (Republican) 68.1%
Joseph Murphy (Democratic) 31.9%
J. Irving Whalley Republican 1960 Incumbent retired.
Republican loss.
Pennsylvania 13 R. Lawrence Coughlin Republican 1968 Incumbent re-elected. R. Lawrence Coughlin (Republican) 66.6%
Katherine L. Camp (Democratic) 33.4%
Pennsylvania 14 William S. Moorhead Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected. William S. Moorhead (Democratic) 59.3%
Roland S. Catarinella (Republican) 40.4%
Ronald N. Henderson (C) 0.3%
Pennsylvania 15 Fred B. Rooney Democratic 1963 Incumbent re-elected. Fred B. Rooney (Democratic) 60.8%
Wardell F. Steigerwalt (Republican) 39.2%
Pennsylvania 16 Edwin D. Eshleman Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Edwin D. Eshleman (Republican) 73.5%
Shirley S. Garrett (Democratic) 26.5%
Pennsylvania 17 Herman T. Schneebeli Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected. Herman T. Schneebeli (Republican) 72.2%
Donald J. Rippon (Democratic) 26.6%
Andrew J. Watson (Const) 1.2%
Pennsylvania 18 H. John Heinz III Republican 1971 Incumbent re-elected. H. John Heinz III (Republican) 72.8%
Douglas Walgren (Democratic) 27.2%
Pennsylvania 19 George Atlee Goodling Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. George Atlee Goodling (Republican) 57.5%
Richard P. Noll (Democratic) 41.2%
Paul H. Leese (Const) 1.2%
Pennsylvania 20 Joseph M. Gaydos Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph M. Gaydos (Democratic) 61.5%
William Hunt (Republican) 38.5%
Pennsylvania 21 John H. Dent Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected. John H. Dent (Democratic) 62.0%
Thomas H. Young (Republican) 38.0%
Pennsylvania 22 Thomas E. Morgan
Redistricted from the 26th district
Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas E. Morgan (Democratic) 60.8%
James R. Montgomery (Republican) 39.2%
William Sheldrick Conover
Redistricted from the 27th district
Republican 1972 (Special) Incumbent lost renomination.
Republican loss.
Pennsylvania 23 Albert W. Johnson Republican 1963 Incumbent re-elected. Albert W. Johnson (Republican) 56.5%
Ernest A. Kassab (Democratic) 43.5%
Pennsylvania 24 Joseph P. Vigorito Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph P. Vigorito (Democratic) 68.8%
Alvin W. Levenhagen (Republican) 31.2%
Pennsylvania 25 Frank M. Clark Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Frank M. Clark (Democratic) 55.8%
Gary A. Myers (Republican) 44.2%

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