Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district
 Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative G.T. Thompson (RHoward)
Distribution 46.03% urban, 53.97% rural
Population (2000) 646,397
Median income $33,254
Ethnicity 96.5% White, 1.3% Black, 1.1% Asian, 0.8% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+6[1]

Pennsylvania's fifth district is the largest in area, and least densely populated, of all of Pennsylvania's congressional districts. It is Republican leaning and is represented by G.T. Thompson (R)

Geography[edit]

Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district is located in north central Pennsylvania and includes all or part of the following sixteen counties:[2]

Cities in this districtinclude:

Representatives[edit]

1791–1793: One seat[edit]

District created in 1791 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg John W. Kittera Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Redistricted to At-large district

District redistricted in 1793 to Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

1795–1813: One seat[edit]

District created in 1795 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg Daniel Hiester Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
July 1, 1797
Redistricted from At-large district
Resigned
Vacant July 1, 1796 –
December 8, 1796
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg George Ege Federalist December 8, 1796 –
October ??, 1797
Resigned
Vacant October ??, 1797 –
December 1, 1797
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Joseph Hiester.jpg Joseph Hiester Democratic-
Republican
December 1, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
AndrewGregg.jpg Andrew Gregg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
Redistricted from 9th district
No image.svg Daniel Montgomery, Jr. Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg George Smith Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1813
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

1813–1823: Two seats[edit]

Seat 1[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg William Crawford Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Redistricted from 6th district
No image.svg Andrew Boden Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
October 9, 1821
Vacant due to resignation of Representative-elect James Duncan before assembly of Congress
No image.svg John Findlay Democratic-
Republican
October 9, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Redistricted to 11th district

Seat 2[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg Robert Whitehill Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
April 8, 1813
Redistricted from 4th district
Died
Vacant April 8, 1813 –
May 11, 1813
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Rea Democratic-
Republican
May 11, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg William Maclay Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1819
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg David Fullerton Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1819 –
May 15, 1820
Resigned
Vacant May 15, 1820 –
October 17, 1820
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Thomas Grubb McCullough Federalist October 17, 1820 –
March 3, 1821
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg James McSherry Federalist March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

1823–Present: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Philip Swenk Markley Jacksonian
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Adams March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Lost re-election in 1826
No image.svg John Benton Sterigere Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Joel K. Mann Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jacob Fry, Jr. Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Retired
No image.svg Joseph Fornance Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Jacob S. Yost Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John Freedley Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John McNair Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1855
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John-Cadwalader.jpg John Cadwalader Democratic March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Owen Jones Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Lost re-election
No image.svg John Wood Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Retired
No image.svg William M. Davis Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
MartinRussellThayer headshot.jpg Martin R. Thayer Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
Declined to be a candidate for renomination
No image.svg Caleb N. Taylor Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg John R. Reading Democratic March 4, 1869 –
April 13, 1870
Election successfully contested by Caleb N. Taylor
No image.svg Caleb N. Taylor Republican April 13, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Alfred C. Harmer - Brady-Handy.jpg Alfred C. Harmer Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
Lost re-election
John Robbins congressman - Brady-Handy.jpg John Robbins Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Declined to be a candidate for re-election
Alfred C. Harmer - Brady-Handy.jpg Alfred C. Harmer Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 6, 1900
Died
Vacant March 6, 1900 –
November 6, 1900
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Edward de Veaux Morrell Republican November 6, 1900 –
March 3, 1907
Retired
No image.svg William W. Foulkrod Republican March 4, 1907 –
November 13, 1910
Died
Vacant November 13, 1910 –
March 3, 1911
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
No image.svg Michael Donohoe Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1915
Lost re-election
No image.svg Peter E. Costello Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1921
Lost re-election
No image.svg James J. Connolly Republican March 4, 1921 –
January 3, 1935
Lost re-election
No image.svg Frank J.G. Dorsey Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
Lost re-election
No image.svg Fred C. Gartner Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
Lost re-election
No image.svg Francis R. Smith Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Lost re-election
No image.svg C. Frederick Pracht Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Lost re-election
No image.svg William J. Green, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election
No image.svg George W. Sarbacher, Jr. Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Lost re-election
No image.svg William J. Green, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1949 –
December 21, 1963
Died
Vacant December 21, 1963 –
April 28, 1964
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William J. Green.jpg William J. Green, III Democratic April 28, 1964 –
January 3, 1973
Redistricted to 3rd district
John H. Ware III.jpg John H. Ware, III Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Redistricted from 9th district
Retired
Richard Shulze.png Richard T. Schulze Republican January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1993
Retired
BillClinger.jpg William F. Clinger, Jr. Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
Redistricted from 23rd district
Retired
RepJohnEPetersonPortrait.jpg John E. Peterson Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
Retired
GT Thompson (111th).jpg Glenn "G.T." Thompson Republican January 3, 2009 –
Present
Incumbent

Elections[edit]

U.S. House election, 2000: Pennsylvania District 5[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson 147,570 82.7%
Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 17,020 9.5%
Green William M. Belitskus 13,875 7.8%
Totals 178,465 100%
Republican hold
U.S. House election, 2002: Pennsylvania District 5[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson 124,942 87.4%
Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 18,078 12.6%
Totals 143,020 100%
Republican hold
U.S. House election, 2004: Pennsylvania District 5[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson 192,852 88.0%
Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 26,239 12.0%
Totals 219,091 100%
Republican hold
U.S. House elections, 2006: Pennsylvania District 5[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John E. Peterson 115,126 60.1%
Democratic Donald L. Hilliard 76,456 39.9%
Totals 191,582 100%
Republican hold
U.S. House election, 2008: Pennsylvania District 5[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson 155,513 56.7%
Democratic Mark B. McCracken 112,509 41.0%
Libertarian James Fryman 6,155 2.2%
Totals 274,177 99.9%
Republican hold
U.S. House election, 2010: Pennsylvania District 5[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson 125,740 68.6%
Democratic Michael Pipe 51,848 28.3%
Libertarian Vernon L. Etzel 5,654 3.1%
Totals 182,972 100%
Republican hold
U.S. House election, 2012: Pennsylvania District 5[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenn Thompson 177,704 62.9%
Democratic Charles Dumas 104,710 37.1%
Totals 282,414 100%
Republican hold

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. 
  2. ^ Running for Office. Dos.state.pa.us. Retrieved on 2013-08-17.
  3. ^ "2000 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 7, 2000. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ "2002 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 5, 2002. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ "2004 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 2, 2004. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ "2006 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 7, 2006. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ "2008 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 4, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ "2010 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 2, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ "2012 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 6, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 41°23′14″N 78°34′14″W / 41.38722°N 78.57056°W / 41.38722; -78.57056