Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

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Pennsylvania's twenty-first congressional district was a congressional district in northwestern Pennsylvania. It was created following the 1830 Census and was disbanded after the 2000 Census removed two representatives from Pennsylvania.

List of representatives[edit]

Representatives Party Years Electoral history
District created in 1833
Thomas McKean Thompson McKennan.png Thomas M. T. McKennan Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1839
Redistricted from the 15th district
No image.svg Isaac Leet Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Joseph Lawrence Whig March 4, 1841 –
April 17, 1842
Died
Vacant April 17, 1842 –
May 30, 1842
Thomas McKean Thompson McKennan.png Thomas M. T. McKennan Whig May 30, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Wilkins United States Senator - Brady-Handy.jpg William Wilkins Democratic March 4, 1843 –
February 14, 1844
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Russia
Vacant February 14, 1844 –
March 26, 1844
No image.svg Cornelius Darragh Whig March 26, 1844 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Moses Hampton Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Thomas M. Howe Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Redistricted to the 22nd district
No image.svg David Ritchie Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
JKMoorhead.jpg James K. Moorhead Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Redistricted to the 22nd district
No image.svg John L. Dawson Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Covode - Brady-Handy.jpg John Covode Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
Lost election contest
Vacant March 4, 1869 –
February 9, 1870
John Covode - Brady-Handy.jpg John Covode Republican February 9, 1870 –
January 11, 1871
Won election contest
Died
Vacant January 11, 1871 –
March 3, 1871
HDFoster.jpg Henry D. Foster Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Alexander W. Taylor Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jacob Turney - Brady-Handy.jpg Jacob Turney Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
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No image.svg Morgan R. Wise Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Charles E. Boyle Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Welty McCullogh Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Samuel A. Craig Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George Franklin Huff.jpg George F. Huff Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
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DanielBrodheadHeiner.jpg Daniel B. Heiner Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
EdwardEverettRobbins.jpg Edward E. Robbins Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1899
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Summers M. Jack Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Solomon R. Dresser Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Charles F. Barclay Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Charles E. Patton Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Charles H. Rowland Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Evan John Jones.jpg Evan J. Jones Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1923
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Jacob B. Kurtz Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the 23rd district
No image.svg Francis E. Walter Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to the 20th district
No image.svg Chester H. Gross Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1949
Redistricted from the 22nd district
No image.svg James F. Lind Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Augustine B. Kelley Democratic January 3, 1953 –
November 20, 1957
Redistricted from the 27th district
Died
Vacant November 20, 1957 –
January 21, 1958
John Herman Dent.jpg John H. Dent Democratic January 21, 1958 –
January 3, 1979
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Donald A. Bailey.jpg Donald A. Bailey Democratic January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Congressman Ridge.jpg Tom Ridge Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1995
Retired to run for Governor of Pennsylvania
Phil English.jpg Phil English Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
Redistricted to the 3rd district
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Recent election history[edit]

Year Democratic Republican Independent Other and write-in
Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
1992 John C. Harkins 70,802 32% Thomas J. Ridge 150,729 68%
1994 Bill Leavens 84,796 47% Phil English 89,439 49% Arthur E. Drew 6,588 4% (assorted) 6 0%
1996 Ronald A. Dinicola 104,004 49% Phil English 106,875 51% (assorted) 9 0%
1998 Larry Klemens 54,591 37% Phil English 94,518 63% (assorted) 6 0%
2000 Marc A. Flitter 87,018 39% Phil English 135,164 61%

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