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 in 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.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Isaac Leet Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th [Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Lawrence Whig March 4, 1841 –
April 17, 1842
27th [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
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
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William Wilkins
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
February 14, 1844
28th [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
28th
29th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Moses Hampton Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
30th
31st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas M. Howe
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
David Ritchie Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd
34th
35th
[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
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 22nd district.
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John L. Dawson
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
38th
39th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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John Covode
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
40th Lost election contest
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
February 9, 1870
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John Covode
Republican February 9, 1870 –
January 11, 1871
41st 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
42nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Alexander W. Taylor Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Jacob Turney
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
44th
45th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Morgan R. Wise Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles E. Boyle Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
48th
49th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Welty McCullogh Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th [Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel A. Craig Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st [Data unknown/missing.]
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George F. Huff
Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
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Daniel B. Heiner
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
53rd
54th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Edward E. Robbins
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
55th [Data unknown/missing.]
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Summers M. Jack
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Solomon R. Dresser Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles F. Barclay
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
60th
61st
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles E. Patton
Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
62nd
63rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Charles H. Rowland
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
64th
65th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Evan J. Jones
Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
66th
67th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jacob B. Kurtz Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
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
[Data unknown/missing.]
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.
[Data unknown/missing.]
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James F. Lind
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
81st
82nd
[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.
Died.
Vacant November 20, 1957 –
January 21, 1958
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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
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Donald A. Bailey
Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
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Tom Ridge
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor of Pennsylvania
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Phil English
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
104th
105th
106th
107th
[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 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

  • 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.