List of Members of Congress who have represented Erie, Pennsylvania

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This is a list of the Members of Congress who have represented Erie, Pennsylvania to the United States House of Representatives. The list is in chronological order and shows changes in congressional districts over the years, including the creation or elimination of a district. Multiple dates indicate that a Congressman served inconsecutive terms within the same district.

Erie is presently in Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district (see map, right), but has also been a part of the 10th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, 24th (twice), 25th (three times), 27th, 28th, and 29th districts as the Congress reapportioned districts in northwestern Pennsylvania based on changes in population.

List of Congressmen[edit]

Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
District created in 1795 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district
Albert Gallatin Democratic-Republican Party 1795 – 1801 Appointed United States Secretary of the Treasury in 1801
William Hoge Democratic-Republican Party 1801 – 1803 Moved to Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district
District eliminated in 1803

Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
William Hoge Democratic-Republican Party 1803 – 1804 Resigned October 15, 1804
John Hoge Democratic-Republican Party 1804 – 1805

Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
John B. C. Lucas Democratic-Republican Party 1803 – 1805 Resigned in 1805
Samuel Smith Democratic-Republican Party 1805 – 1811 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Abner Lacock Democratic-Republican Party 1811 – 1813 Resigned when he was elected to the United States Senate

Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
Thomas Wilson Democratic-Republican Party 1813 – 1817
Robert Moore Democratic-Republican Party 1817 – 1821 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Patrick Farrelly Democratic-Republican Party 1821 – 1823 Moved to Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
District created in 1823
Patrick Farrelly Democratic-Republican Party 1823 – 1826
Thomas Hale Sill National Republican Party 1826 – 1827
Stephen Barlow Jacksonian Party 1827 – 1829
Thomas Hale Sill Anti-Jacksonian Party 1829 – 1831
John Banks Anti-Masonic Party 1831 – 1833

Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
District created in 1833
John Galbraith Jacksonian Party 1833 – 1837
Arnold Plumer Democratic Party 1837 – 1839
John Galbraith Democratic Party 1839 – 1841
Arnold Plumer Democratic Party 1841 – 1843
District eliminated in 1843

Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
Charles Manning Reed Whig Party 1843 – 1845 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
James Thompson Democratic Party 1845 – 1851
Carlton Brandaga Curtis Democratic Party 1851 – 1853

Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
John Dick Whig Party 1853 – 1855 Switched to Opposition Party

Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
John Dick Opposition Party 1855 – 1857 Switched to Republican Party
Republican Party 1857 – 1859
Elijah Babbitt Republican Party 1859 – 1863
District eliminated in 1863

Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
Glenni William Scofield Republican Party 1863 – 1873
Carlton Brandaga Curtis Republican Party 1873 – 1875 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection

Pennsylvania's 27th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
Albert Gallatin Egbert Democrat 1875 – 1877
Lewis Findlay Watson Republican 1877 – 1879
James H. Osmer Republican 1879 – 1881
Lewis Findlay Watson Republican 1881 – 1883
Samuel Myron Brainerd Republican 1883 – 1885 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
William Lawrence Scott Democrat 1885 – 1889 Renominated but declined because of the condition of his health
Lewis Findlay Watson Republican 1889 – 1890 Died in office
Charles Warren Stone Republican 1890 – 1899 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Joseph C. Sibley Democratic Party 1899 – 1903

Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
Arthur Laban Bates Republican Party 1903 – 1913
Milton William Shreve Republican Party 1913 – 1915 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Michael Liebel, Jr. Democrat 1915 – 1917 Not a candidate for renomination
Henry Alden Clark Republican 1917 – 1919
Milton William Shreve Republican 1919 – 1923 Moved to Pennsylvania's 29th congressional district

Pennsylvania's 29th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
Milton William Shreve Republican 1923 – 1933 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Charles N. Crosby Democratic Party 1933 – 1939 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
Robert L. Rodgers Republican 1939 – 1945 Moved to Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
Robert L. Rodgers Republican 1945 – 1947 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
Carroll D. Kearns Republican 1947 – 1953 Moved to Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
Carroll D. Kearns Republican Party 1953 – 1963 [1]
James D. Weaver Republican Party 1963 – 1965 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Joseph P. Vigorito Democratic Party 1965 – 1977 [2] Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Marc L. Marks Republican Party 1977 – 1983
District eliminated in 1983[2]

Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
Tom Ridge Republican Party 1983 – 1995 [2]
Phil English Republican Party 1995 – 2003 Moved to Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district
District eliminated in 2003

Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district[edit]

Member of Congress Party Years Notes
Phil English Republican Party 2003 – 2009 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Kathy Dahlkemper Democratic Party 2009 – 2011 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Mike Kelly Republican Party 2011 – present

References[edit]

  • History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, Vol I, 1884, pp 406, 409
  1. ^ Koenig, John, Jr (27 October 1960). "Both Parties Forecast Big Gains From Election in Pennsylvania". Associated Press (Oil City Derrick). 
  2. ^ a b c Palattella, Ed (21 January 2003). "Running For Congress: Politics Is Timing". Erie Times-News. 

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