Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district was one of Pennsylvania's districts of the United States House of Representatives.

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

This district was created in 1833. The district was eliminated in 1993.

Elections[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created in 1833
Samuel S. Harrison Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837 Kittanning
William Beatty Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841 Butler
William Jack Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843 Greensburg
Charles M. Reed Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Erie Unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1844
James Thompson Democratic March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1851 Erie Did not run for reelection in 1850
Carlton Brandaga Curtis - Brady-Handy.jpg Carlton B. Curtis Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Erie Redistricted to the 16th district
Michael C. Trout Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 Hickory Township Unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1854
John Allison Representative - Brady-Handy.jpg John Allison Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Beaver Retired from the House in 1856
William Stewart Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861 Mercer
John Winfield Wallace - Brady-Handy.jpg John W. Wallace Republican March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 New Castle Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862
TWilliams-PA.jpg Thomas Williams Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869 Pittsburgh
Darwin Phelps Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871 Kittanning Not candidate for renomination in 1870
EbenezerMcJunkin.jpg Ebenezer McJunkin Republican March 4, 1871 – 1874 Butler Resigned to become presiding judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Pennsylvania
John M. Thompson Republican December 22, 1874 – March 3, 1875 Butler
Alexander G. Cochran Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 Pittsburgh Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876
TMBayne.jpg Thomas M. Bayne Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1891 Pittsburgh Declined nomination in 1890
William Alexis Stone.jpg William A. Stone Republican March 4, 1891 – November 9, 1898 Pittsburgh Resigned to become Governor of Pennsylvania
vacant November 9, 1898 – November 29, 1898
William H Graham 1901.jpg William H. Graham Republican November 29, 1898 – March 3, 1903 Pittsburgh Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902
Allen F. Cooper Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911 Uniontown
Thomas S. Crago Republican March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913 Waynesburg Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912
Wooda N. Carr Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 Uniontown Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914
RobertFHopwood.jpg Robert F. Hopwood Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1917 Uniontown Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916
Bruce Foster Sterling.jpeg Bruce F. Sterling Democratic March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919 Uniontown Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918
Samuel A. Kendall Republican March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923 Somerset Redistricted to the 24th district
William I. Swoope Republican March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1927 Clearfield Not a candidate for renomination in 1926
J. Mitchell Chase Republican March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933 Clearfield Not a candidate for renomination in 1932
J. Banks Kurtz Republican March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Altoona Redistricted from the 21st district, unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934
Don Gingery Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939 Clearfield Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938
James E. Van Zandt Republican January 3, 1939 – September 24, 1943 Resigned to re-enter service with the United States Navy
vacant September 24, 1943 – November 2, 1943
D. Emmert Brumbaugh Republican November 2, 1943 – January 3, 1945 Redistricted to the 22nd district
J. Buell Snyder.jpeg J. Buell Snyder Democratic January 3, 1945 – February 24, 1946 Redistricted from the 24th district, died
vacant February 24, 1946 – May 21, 1946
Carl H. Hoffman Republican May 21, 1946 – January 3, 1947 Somerset Not a candidate for renomination in 1946
William J. Crow Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 Uniontown Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948
Anthony Cavalcante Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951 Uniontown Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950
Edward L. Sittler, Jr. Republican January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953 Uniontown Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952
Leon H. Gavin Republican January 3, 1953 – September 15, 1963 Oil City Redistricted from the 19th district, died
vacant September 15, 1963 – November 5, 1963
Albert W Johnson.jpg Albert W. Johnson Republican November 5, 1963 – January 3, 1977 Smethport Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976
Joseph S. Ammerman.jpeg Joseph S. Ammerman Democratic January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1979 Curwensville Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978
BillClinger.jpg William F. Clinger, Jr. Republican January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993 Warren Redistricted to the 5th district
District eliminated in 1993

Election results[edit]

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