Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district
 Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Lou Barletta (RHazleton)
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Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district is in the east-central part of the state. The district was substantially redrawn after the 2012 redistricting.

Republican Lou Barletta has represented the district since 2011, the first Republican to do so in almost 30 years.

From 2003 to 2013 it included Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and most of the Poconos. It was once considered a very safe Democratic seat but has become more competitive in recent years. Former longtime Democratic incumbent Paul Kanjorski faced his closest contest ever in 2008, narrowly defeating Lou Barletta, the Republican mayor of Hazleton, 138,849 to 129,358.[2] In 2010, Kanjorski fell victim to a GOP and anti-incumbent wave and was unseated by Barletta in a 45%–55% vote.[3]

Representatives[edit]

1795–1823: One seat[edit]

District created in 1795 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

Cong
ress
Representative Party Years Electoral history
4 William Findley.jpg William Findley Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
Redistricted from the at-large district
5
6 No image.svg John Smilie Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1803
Redistricted to the 9th district
7
8 No image.svg John B.C. Lucas Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
1805
Resigned before Congress began to become U.S. District Judge
9
9 Vacant 1805 –
November 7, 1805
9 No image.svg Samuel Smith Democratic-
Republican
November 7, 1805 –
March 3, 1811
Lost re-election
10
11
12 AbnerLacock.jpg Abner Lacock Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
13 William Findley.jpg William Findley Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Redistricted from the 8th district
14
15 No image.svg David Marchand Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
16
17 No image.svg George Plumer Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Redistricted to the 17th district

1823–1833: Two seats[edit]

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
18 March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
James Wilson Jackson Democratic-Republican Elected in 1822
Re-elected in 1824
Re-elected in 1826
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Findlay Jackson Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1822
Re-elected in 1824
Retired
19 March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Jacksonian Jacksonian
20 March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
William Ramsey Jacksonian Elected in 1826
Re-elected in 1828
Re-elected in 1830
Died
21 March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Thomas H. Crawford Jacksonian Elected in 1828
Re-elected in 1830
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
22 March 4, 1831 –
September 29, 1831
September 29, 1831 –
November 22, 1831
Vacant
November 22, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Robert McCoy Jacksonian Elected to finish Ransey's term in 1831
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

1833–present: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg Charles A. Barnitz Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Henry Logan Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
No image.svg James Gerry Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Benjamin A. Bidlack Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Redistricted from the 15th district
No image.svg Owen D. Leib Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Chester P. Butler Whig March 4, 1847 –
October 5, 1850
Died
Vacant October 5, 1850 –
January 13, 1851
No image.svg John Brisbin Democratic January 13, 1851 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Henry M. Fuller Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Lost renomination
No image.svg Christian M. Straub Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James Hepburn Campbell - Brady-Handy.jpg James H. Campbell Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Lost re-election
No image.svg William L. Dewart Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Lost re-election
James Hepburn Campbell - Brady-Handy.jpg James H. Campbell Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Retired
Philip Johnson congressman.jpg Philip Johnson Democratic March 4, 1863 –
January 29, 1867
Redistricted from the 13th district
Died
Vacant January 29, 1867 –
March 4, 1867
Daniel Myers Van Auken - Brady-Handy.jpg Daniel M. Van Auken Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
Retired
No image.svg John B. Storm Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
Retired
No image.svg Francis D. Collins Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Robert Klotz - Brady-Handy.jpg Robert Klotz Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John B. Storm Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Retired
Charles R. Buckalew - Brady-Handy.jpg Charles R. Buckalew Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Redistricted to the 17th district
No image.svg Joseph A. Scranton Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Lost re-election
No image.svg Lemuel Amerman Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Lost re-election
No image.svg Joseph A. Scranton Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
Retired
No image.svg William Connell Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to the 10th district
Henry W. Palmer.jpg Henry W. Palmer Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Redistricted from the 12th district
No image.svg John T. Lenahan Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
Retired
Henry W. Palmer.jpg Henry W. Palmer Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1911
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Charles C. Bowman Republican March 4, 1911 –
December 12, 1912
Seat declared vacant, unsuccessful candidate for election.
Vacant December 12, 1912 –
March 4, 1913
No image.svg John J. Casey Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
Lost re-election
No image.svg Thomas W. Templeton Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
Retired
No image.svg John J. Casey Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Lost re-election
No image.svg Clarence D. Coughlin Republican March 3, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
Lost re-election
No image.svg Laurence H. Watres Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1931
Retired
No image.svg Patrick J. Boland Democratic March 4, 1931 –
May 18, 1942
Died
Vacant May 18, 1942 –
November 3, 1942
Veronica Grace Boland.jpg Veronica Grace Boland Democratic November 3, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
Elected to finish her husband's term[4]
No image.svg John W. Murphy Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to the 10th district
Dan Flood.jpg Daniel J. Flood Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election
No image.svg Mitchell Jenkins Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Retired
Dan Flood.jpg Daniel J. Flood Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
Lost re-election
No image.svg Edward J. Bonin Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1955
Lost re-election
Dan Flood.jpg Daniel J. Flood Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 31, 1980
Resigned due to allegations of bribery
Vacant January 31, 1980 –
April 9, 1980
No image.svg Ray Musto Democratic April 9, 1980 –
January 3, 1981
Lost re-election
James Nelligan.png James L. Nelligan Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Lost re-election
No image.svg Frank G. Harrison Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
Lost renomination
Rep. Paul Kanjorski.jpg Paul E. Kanjorski Democratic January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Lou Barletta, Official Portrait, 112th Congress (2).JPG Lou Barletta Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
Elected in 2010

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2005 - 2013

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 40°52′53″N 76°27′06″W / 40.88139°N 76.45167°W / 40.88139; -76.45167