Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district
 Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Bob Brady (DPhiladelphia)
Distribution 100.00% urban, 0.00% rural
Population (2000) 646,357
Median income $28,261
Ethnicity 37.1% White, 45.9% Black, 4.9% Asian, 15.0% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI D+25[1]

Pennsylvania's first congressional district includes primarily central and South Philadelphia, the City of Chester, the Philadelphia International Airport, and other small sections of Delaware County. The district is currently strongly Democratic and is plurality black. Bob Brady, the chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, has represented the district since 1998.

One of the main characters of the Netflix original series House of Cards, Peter Russo, is depicted as representing the district in the United States House of Representatives.

List of representatives[edit]

The district was organized from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district in 1791.

1791–1793: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Thomas Fitzsimons.jpg Thomas Fitzsimons Pro-
Administration
March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Redistricted from the At-large district
Redistricted to the At-large district

The district was organized from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district in 1795.

1795–1803: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg John Swanwick Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
August 1, 1798
Died
No image.svg Robert Waln Democratic-
Republican
December 3, 1798 –
March 3, 1801
William-Jones.jpg William Jones Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Retired

1803–1823: Three seats, then four[edit]

The district was reorganized in 1803 to have 3 At-large seats on a general ticket. The district was apportioned a fourth seat in 1813, also elected on a general ticket.

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B Seat C Seat D Cong
ress
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
8 March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
JosephClay.jpg
Joseph Clay
Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1802
Re-elected in 1804
Re-elected in 1806
Resigned
Jacob Richards Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1802
Re-elected in 1804
Re-elected in 1806
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Michael Leib.jpg
Michael Leib
Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1802
Re-elected in 1804
Resigned
8
9 March 4, 1805 –
February 14, 1806
9
February 14, 1806 –
December 8, 1806
Vacant
December 8, 1806 –
March 4, 1807
John Porter Democratic-
Republican
Elected to finish Leib's term
Re-elected in 1806
Re-elected in 1808
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
10 March 4, 1807 –
March 28, 1808
10
March 28, 1808 –
November 16, 1808
Vacant
November 16, 1808 –
March 3, 1809
Benjamin Say Democratic-
Republican
Elected to finish Clay's term
Re-elected in 1808
Resigned
11 March 4, 1809 –
June 1809
William Anderson Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1808
Re-elected in 1810
Re-elected in 1812
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
11
June 1809 –
October 10, 1809
Vacant
October 10, 1809 –
March 4, 1811
Adam Seybert Democratic-
Republican
Elected to finish Anderson's term
Re-elected in 1810
Re-elected in 1812
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
12 March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
James Milnor Federalist Elected in 1810
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
12
13 March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Charles J. Ingersoll Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1812
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Conard Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1812
Retired
13
14 March 4, 1815 –
May 16, 1815
Joseph Hopkinson.jpg
Joseph Hopkinson
Federalist Elected in 1814
Re-elected in 1816
Retired
Thomas Smith Federalist Elected in 1814
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Milnor Federalist Elected in 1814
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
USACE Colonel Jonathan Williams.jpg
Jonathan Williams
Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1814
Died
14
May 16, 1815 –
October 10, 1815
Vacant
October 10, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
John Sergeant Federalist Elected to finish Williams's term
Re-elected in 1816
Re-elected in 1818
Re-elected in 1820
Retired
15 March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
William Anderson Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1816
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Adam Seybert Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1816
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
15
16 March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
JosephHemphill.jpg
Joseph Hemphill
Federalist Elected in 1818
Re-elected in 1820
Redistricted to the 2nd district
Samuel Edwards Federalist Elected in 1818
Re-elected in 1820
Redistricted to the 4th district
Thomas Forrest by Charles Willson Peale 1820.jpg
Thomas Forrest
Federalist Elected in 1818
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
16
17 March 4, 1821 –
May 8, 1822
William Milnor Federalist Elected in 1820
Resigned
17
May 8, 1822 –
October 8, 1822
Vacant
October 8, 1822 –
March 3, 1823
Thomas Forrest by Charles Willson Peale 1820.jpg
Thomas Forrest
Federalist Elected to finish Milnor's term
Lost-re-election

1823–present: One seat[edit]

The district was reorganized in 1823 to have one seat.

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg Samuel Breck Adams-Clay
Federalist
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
No image.svg John Wurts Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
No image.svg Joel B. Sutherland Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1837
No image.svg Lemuel Paynter Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
Retired
No image.svg Charles Brown Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Retired
No image.svg Edward J. Morris Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
LCLevin-small.jpg Lewis C. Levin American March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
Lost reelection
Thomas Birch Florence.jpg Thomas B. Florence Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1861
Lost reelection
No image.svg William E. Lehman Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Lost reelection
Samuel J. Randall - Brady-Handy.jpg Samuel J. Randall Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1875
Moved to the 3rd district after redistricting in 1875
Chapman Freeman - Brady-Handy.jpg Chapman Freeman Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
Retired
Henry Harrison Bingham.png Henry H. Bingham Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 22, 1912
Died
Vacant March 22, 1912 –
May 24, 1912
WilliamVare.jpg William S. Vare Republican May 24, 1912 –
March 3, 1927
Did not seek re-election; sought and was elected to a United States Senate seat, but was never seated by the Senate
No image.svg James M. Hazlett Republican March 4, 1927 –
October 20, 1927
Resigned before the convening of Congress in 1927
Vacant October 20, 1927 –
November 8, 1927
James M Beck.jpg James M. Beck Republican November 8, 1927 –
March 3, 1933
Moved to the 2nd district after redistricting in 1933
No image.svg Harry C. Ransley Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
Lost re-election
No image.svg Leon Sacks Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
Lost re-election
No image.svg James A. Gallagher Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Lost re-election
No image.svg William A. Barrett Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election
No image.svg James A. Gallagher Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Lost re-election
Barrett Wm A.png William A. Barrett Democratic January 3, 1949 –
April 12, 1976
Died
Vacant April 12, 1976 –
November 2, 1976
Michael Myers 95th Congress photo.jpg Michael Myers Democratic November 2, 1976 –
October 2, 1980
Expelled
Vacant October 2, 1980 –
January 3, 1981
Ambassador Tom Foglietta.jpg Thomas M. Foglietta Democratic January 3, 1981 –
November 11, 1997
Resigned to become Ambassador to Italy
Vacant November 11, 1997 –
May 19, 1998
Bobbrady.jpeg Bob Brady Democratic May 19, 1998 –
present
Incumbent

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2005 - 2013

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: 39°55′40″N 75°12′51″W / 39.92778°N 75.21417°W / 39.92778; -75.21417