Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district
Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Matthew Cartwright (DMoosic)
Cook PVI D+4[1]

Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district is represented by Democrat Matthew Cartwright.

List of representatives[edit]

Because congressional districts are reconfigured and renumbered every 10 years (and occasionally at other times), the following chart displays each time Pennsylvania's districts were changed.

Representative Party Years Electoral history Redistricting
District Created in 1823
George Plumer Jacksonian
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 11th district
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
United States Census, 1820:
1823 – 1833
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
No image.svg Richard Coulter Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1833
Redistricted to the 19th district
No image.svg John Laporte Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Retired United States Census, 1830:
1833 – 1843
No image.svg Samuel Wells Morris Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
Retired
No image.svg Davis Dimock, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1841 –
January 13, 1842
Died
Vacant January 13, 1842 –
March 18, 1842
No image.svg Almon H. Read Democratic March 18, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
Redistricted to the 12th district
James Irvin.jpg James Irvin Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Redistricted from the 14th district United States Census, 1840:
1843 – 1853
No image.svg John Blanchard Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Samuel Calvin Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
Retired
No image.svg Andrew Parker Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Samuel L. Russell Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Retired United States Census, 1850:
1853 – 1863
No image.svg David Fullerton Robison Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Lost re-election
No image.svg Wilson Reilly Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Lost re-election
Edward McPherson.jpg Edward McPherson Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Lost re-election
No image.svg Archibald McAllister Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Retired United States Census, 1860:
1863 – 1873
Abraham A. Baker.jpg Abraham A. Barker Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
Lost re-election
Daniel Johnson Morrell - Brady-Handy.jpg Daniel J. Morrell Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
Lost re-election
No image.svg Robert M. Speer Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
Retired
United States Census, 1870:
1873 – 1875
No image.svg John Reilly Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Lost re-election 1875 – 1883
Jacob Miller Campbell - Brady-Handy.jpg Jacob M. Campbell Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
Lost re-election
Alexander H Coffrotts.jpg Alexander H. Coffroth Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jacob Miller Campbell - Brady-Handy.jpg Jacob M. Campbell Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jacob Miller Campbell - Brady-Handy.jpg Jacob M. Campbell Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Lost re-election United States Census, 1880:
1883 – 1889
No image.svg Edward Scull Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Redistricted to the 20th Congressional District
Charles R. Buckalew - Brady-Handy.jpg Charles R. Buckalew Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Redistricted from the 11th district 1889 – 1893
No image.svg Simon Peter Wolverton Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Edward McPherson.jpg Simon Peter Wolverton Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Retired United States Census, 1890:
1893 – 1903
No image.svg Monroe Henry Kulp Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
Lost re-election
No image.svg Rufus King Polk Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 5, 1902
Died
Vacant March 5, 1902 –
November 4, 1902
No image.svg Alexander Billmeyer Democratic November 4, 1902 –
March 3, 1903
Retired
Thaddeus Maclay Mahon.jpg Thaddeus Maclay Mahon Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Redistricted from the 18th district
Retired
United States Census, 1900:
1903 – 1913
No image.svg Benjamin K. Focht Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1913
Lost re-election
Edward McPherson.jpg Franklin Lewis Dershem Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Lost re-election United States Census, 1910:
1913 – 1923
No image.svg Benjamin K. Focht Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
Lost re-election
HerbertWesleyCummings.jpg Herbert W. Cummings Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
Lost re-election United States Census, 1920:
1923 – 1933
No image.svg Frederick W. Magrady Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
Lost re-election
No image.svg J. William Ditter Republican March 4, 1933 –
November 21, 1943
Died United States Census, 1930:
1933 – 1943
United States Census, 1940:
1943 – 1945
Vacant November 21, 1943 –
January 18, 1944
No image.svg Samuel K. McConnell, Jr. Republican January 18, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to the 16th district
No image.svg Richard M. Simpson Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
From and to the 18th district 1945 – 1953
No image.svg Alvin Bush Republican January 3, 1953 –
November 5, 1959
Redistricted from the 15th district
Died
United States Census, 1950:
1953 – 1963
Vacant November 5, 1959 –
April 26, 1960
Schneebeli Herman.png Herman T. Schneebeli Republican April 26, 1960 –
January 3, 1977
Retired
United States Census, 1960:
1963 – 1973
United States Census, 1970:
1973 – 1983
Allen Ertel.png Allen E. Ertel Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
Retired
George Gekas.jpg George Gekas Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
Lost re-election United States Census, 1980:
1983 – 1993
United States Census, 1990:
1993 – 2003
Tim Holden.jpg Tim Holden Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 6th district in 2002
Lost renomination in 2012
United States Census, 2000:
2003 – 2013
(Berks, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill)
Matt Cartwright, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Matthew Cartwright Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
First elected in 2012 United States Census, 2010:
2013 – 2023


Counties and municipalities within the district 2005 - 2013[edit]

Berks County: Townships of Alsace, Bern (Districts 1 and 2), Bethel, Centre, Earl (District 1), Greenwich, Heidelberg, Jefferson, Maidencreek, Marion, Muhlenberg (Districts 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8), North Heidelberg, Oley, Ontelaunee, Penn, Perry, Pike, Richmond, Rockland, Ruscombmanor, Tilden, Tulpehocken, Upper Bern, Upper Tulpehocken, and Windsor; Boroughs of Bernville, Centerport, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Laureldale, Leesport, Lenhartsville, Lyons, Robesonia, Shoemakersville, Strausstown, and Womelsdorf.


Lebanon County: all

Perry County: Townships of Buffalo, Centre, Juniata, Miller, Oliver (all blocks except 6999 of tract 030200), Penn, Spring, Tuscarora, Watts, and Wheatfield; Boroughs of Bloomfield, Duncannon, New Buffalo, and Newport (District 1)

Schuylkill County: all

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°53′08″N 75°47′50″W / 40.88556°N 75.79722°W / 40.88556; -75.79722