Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

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Pennsylvania's twentieth congressional district was a congressional district in southwestern Pennsylvania. It was created following the 1830 Census and was disbanded after the 2000 Census removed two representatives from Pennsylvania. The 18th district is generally considered to be its successor, although the 12th district contains some of its territory.

List of representatives[edit]

Representatives Party Years Electoral history
District created in 1833
No image.svg Andrew Stewart Anti-
Masonic
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Redistricted from the 14th district
No image.svg Andrew Buchanan Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
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Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
No image.svg Enos Hook Democratic March 4, 1839 –
April 18, 1841
Resigned
Vacant April 18, 1841 –
May 31, 1841
No image.svg Henry W. Beeson Democratic May 31, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Dickey Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John H. Ewing Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Dickey Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Robert R. Reed Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Allison Representative - Brady-Handy.jpg John Allison Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
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No image.svg John L. Dawson Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from the 18th district
No image.svg Jonathan Knight Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William Montgomery Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Jesse Lazear Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
Redistricted to the 24th district
No image.svg Amos Myers Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Charles V. Culver Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Darwin A. Finney Republican March 4, 1867 –
August 25, 1868
Died
Vacant August 25, 1868 –
December 7, 1868
Solomon Newton Pettis - Brady-Handy.jpg S. Newton Pettis Republican December 7, 1868 –
March 3, 1869
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Calvin Willard Gilfillan - Brady-Handy.jpg Calvin W. Gilfillan Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
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No image.svg Samuel Griffith Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
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Hiram Lawton Richmond - Brady-Handy.jpg Hiram L. Richmond Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
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Levi A. Mackey - Brady-Handy.jpg Levi A. Mackey Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
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No image.svg Seth H. Yocum Greenback March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
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Andrew Curtin2.jpg Andrew G. Curtin Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1887
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No image.svg John Patton Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
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No image.svg Edward Scull Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Redistricted from the 17th district
No image.svg Josiah D. Hicks Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Joseph E. Thropp Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
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No image.svg Alvin Evans Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to the 19th district
No image.svg Daniel F. Lafean Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Andrew R. Brodbeck Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Cyrus W. Beales Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Andrew R. Brodbeck Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Edward S. Brooks Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg George M. Wertz Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Anderson H. Walters Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1927
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg J. Russell Leech Republican March 4, 1927 –
January 29, 1932
Resigned to become a member of the U.S. Board of Tax Appeals
Vacant January 29, 1932 –
April 26, 1932
No image.svg Howard W. Stull Republican April 26, 1932 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Thomas C. Cochran Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Redistricted from the 28th district
No image.svg Denis J. Driscoll Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Benjamin Jarrett Republican January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Leon H. Gavin Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to the 19th district
No image.svg Francis E. Walter Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted from the 21st district
Redistricted to the 15th district
No image.svg James E. Van Zandt Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Redistricted from the 22nd district
No image.svg Elmer J. Holland Democratic January 3, 1963 –
August 9, 1968
Redistricted from the 30th district
Died
Vacant August 9, 1968 –
November 5, 1968
Joseph M. Gaydos.jpg Joseph M. Gaydos Democratic November 5, 1968 –
January 3, 1993
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Austin Murphy.jpg Austin Murphy Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Frank Mascara.jpg Frank Mascara Democratic January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted to the 18th district, but moved to and lost renomination in the 12th district
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Recent electoral history[edit]

Year   Democratic   Republican   Write-ins
Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Votes
1992 Austin J. Murphy 114,898 51% Bill Townsend 111,591 49%
1994 Frank Mascara 95,251 53% Mike McCormick 84,156 47% 12
1996 Frank Mascara 113,394 54% Mike McCormick 97,004 46% 4
1998 Frank Mascara 97,885 100% (no candidate) 190
2000 Frank Mascara 145,131 64% Ronald J. Davis 80,312 36%

Source: "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved 2007-08-08. 

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