Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district
 Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Bill Shuster (RHollidaysburg)
Distribution 40.61% urban, 59.39% rural
Population (2000) 646,628
Median income $34,910
Ethnicity 96.9% White, 1.6% Black, 0.4% Asian, 0.9% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+10[1]

Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district has been a relatively safe seat for the Republicans.[citation needed] In 2012, the long-time Republican incumbent, former businessman Bill Shuster, won a new term over his Democratic opponent, nurse Karen Ramsburg, taking 62% of the vote. In 2010, he won 73% of the vote, and in 2008 won 64%. Shuster was first elected to the district in 2001, effectively inheriting the seat from his father, Bud Shuster, who had held the seat since 1973.

According to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, in 2010 the 9th was the most Republican district in Pennsylvania (and the Industrial Midwest), then with a score of R +17. Redistricting slightly increased the number Democrats in the district, with the addition of majority-Democratic Fayette County.

Presidential Voting Results[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 63–35%

Representatives[edit]


1795–1823: One seat[edit]

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

Representative Party Years District home Note
AndrewGregg.jpg Andrew Gregg Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1803 Bellefonte Redistricted from the At-large district;
Redistricted to the 5th district
John Smilie Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – December 30, 1812 Redistricted from the 11th district;
Died
Vacant December 30, 1812 – March 3, 1813
David Bard Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 – March 12, 1815 Alexandria Redistricted from the 4th district;
Died
Vacant March 12, 1815 – October 10, 1815
Thomas Burnside Democratic-Republican October 10, 1815 – April 1816 Milroy Appointed president judge of Luzerne District Courts
Vacant April, 1816 – October 8, 1816
William Plunkett Maclay Democratic-Republican October 8, 1816 – March 3, 1821 Milroy Retired
John Brown Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 12th district

1823–1833: Three seats[edit]

Seat A[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
George Kremer Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
James Ford Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833

Seat B[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
SamuelMcKean.jpg Samuel McKean Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Philander Stephens Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833

Seat C[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
William Cox Ellis Jacksonian Federalist March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Espy Van Horne Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Alem Marr Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
Lewis Dewart Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833

1833 – Present: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Henry A. P. Muhlenberg Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837 Reading Redistricted from 7th District
Democrat March 4, 1837 – February 8, 1838 Resigned after being appointed as United States Minister to the Austrian Empire
Vacant February 8, 1838 – March 17, 1838
George M. Keim Democrat March 17, 1838 – March 3, 1843 Reading
John Ritter Democrat March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847 Reading Not a candidate for renomination
William Strong judge - Brady-Handy.jpg William Strong Democrat March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851 Reading Did not seek reelection
J. Glancy Jones Democrat March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Reading Did not seek reelection
Isaac E. Hiester Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 Lancaster Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Anthony Ellmaker Roberts.jpg Anthony Ellmaker Roberts Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Lancaster
Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 Not a candidate for re-nomination
Thaddeus Stevens - Brady-Handy-crop.jpg Thaddeus Stevens Republican March 4, 1859 – August 11, 1868 Lancaster Died
Vacant August 11, 1868 – December 7, 1868
Oliver James Dickey - Brady-Handy.jpg Oliver James Dickey Republican December 7, 1868 – March 3, 1873 Lancaster Not a candidate for re-nomination
Abraham Herr Smith - Brady-Handy.jpg A. Herr Smith Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1885 Lancaster Unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination
John A. Hiestand Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889 Lancaster Unsuccessful for re-nomination
David B. Brunner Democrat March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893 Reading Not a candidate for re-nomination
Constantine J. Erdman Democrat March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897 Allentown Not a candidate for re-election
Daniel Ermentrout Democrat March 4, 1897 – September 17, 1899 Reading Died
Vacant September 17, 1899 – November 7, 1899
Henry D. Green Democrat November 7, 1899 – March 3, 1903 Reading Not a candidate for re-nomination
Henry Burd Cassel.jpg Henry B. Cassel Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1909 Marietta Redistricted from 10th District
William W. Griest Republican March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1923 Lancaster Redistricted to 10th District
Henry Winfield Watson Republican March 4, 1923 – August 27, 1933 Langhorne Redistricted from 8th District, Died
Vacant August 27, 1933 – November 7, 1933
Oliver W. Frey Democrat November 7, 1933 – January 3, 1939 Allentown Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Charles L. Gerlach Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1945 Allentown Redistricted to 8th District
J. Roland Kinzer Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 Lancaster Redistricted from 10th District, Not a candidate for re-nomination
Paul B. Dague Republican January 3, 1947 – December 30, 1966 Downingtown Resigned
Vacant December 30, 1966 – January 3, 1967
G. Robert Watkins Republican January 3, 1967 – August 7, 1970 West Chester Redistricted from 7th District, Died
Vacant August 7, 1970 – November 3, 1970
John H. Ware III.jpg John H. Ware, III Republican November 3, 1970 – January 3, 1973 Oxford Redistricted to 5th District
Bud Shuster profile.jpg Bud Shuster Republican January 3, 1973 – February 3, 2001 Everett Resigned
Vacant February 4, 2001 – May 15, 2001
Bill Shuster, official photo portrait, 2005.JPG Bill Shuster Republican May 15, 2001 – present Hollidaysburg 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: 40°08′30″N 78°40′25″W / 40.14167°N 78.67361°W / 40.14167; -78.67361