Political party strength in Pennsylvania

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Anti-Administration (AA);       Anti-Masonic (AM);       Democratic (D);       Democratic-Republican (DR);       Federalist (F);       Jacksonian (J);       no party (N), or unknown;       National Union (NU);       National Republican (NR);       Opposition (O);       Pro-Administration (PA);       Progressive (P);       Republican (R);       Whig (W); and       a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Auditor Treasurer State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House
1777 [1] [2] [3] David Rittenhouse began in 1789
1778
1779
1780
1781
1782
1783
1784
1785
1786
1787
1788
1789 Christian Febiger William Maclay (AA) Robert Morris (PA) 6PA, 2AA George Washington (N) and John Adams (F) Green tickY
1790
1791 Thomas Mifflin (F) [4] vacant 4PA, 4AA
1792
1793 8AA, 5PA
1794 Albert Gallatin (AA)
James Ross (F)
1795 William Bingham (F) 8DR, 5F
1796 7DR, 6F Thomas Jefferson (DR) Red XN and John Adams (F) Red XN
1797 Peter Baynton 8DR, 5F
1798
1799 9DR, 4F
1800 Thomas McKean (DR) Thomas Jefferson (DR) Green tickY and John Adams (F) Red XN
1801 Jacob Carpenter Peter Muhlenberg (DR) 10DR, 3F
George Logan (DR)
1802 Isaac Weaver
1803 Samuel Maclay (DR) 18DR
1804 Thomas Jefferson and George Clinton (DR) Green tickY
1805 17DR, 1F
1806
1807 William Findlay (DR) Andrew Gregg (DR) 15DR, 3F
1808 James Madison and George Clinton (DR) Green tickY
1809 Simon Snyder (DR) Michael Leib (DR) 16DR, 2F
1810
1811 17DR, 1F
1812 James Madison and Elbridge Gerry (DR) Green tickY
1813 Abner Lacock (DR) 22DR, 1F
1814 Jonathan Roberts (DR) 21DR, 2F
1815 19DR, 4F
1816 James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins (DR) Green tickY
1817 R. M. Crain
1818 William Findlay (DR)
1819 Walter Lowrie (DR)
1820 John B. Trevor 18DR, 5F
1821 Joseph Hiester (DR) William Clark vacant 15DR, 8F
1822 William Findlay (DR) 16DR, 7F
1823 20DR, 6F
1824 John Andrew Shulze (DR) Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun (DR) Red XN
1825 William Marks (NR) 14J, 11DR, 1F
1826 17J, 9DR
1827 Alexander Mahon Isaac D. Barnard (J) 22J, 3DR, 1NR
1828 Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun (D) Green tickY
1829 24J, 1AM, 1NR
1830 George Wolf (J)
1831 William Wilkins (J) 17J, 7AM, 2NR
1832 George M. Dallas (J) Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren (D) Green tickY
1833 Samuel McKean (J) 14J, 10AM, 4NR
1834
1835 Joseph Lawrence James Buchanan (D) 17J, 7AM, 4NR
1836 Joseph Ritner (AM) Daniel Sturgeon (D) Martin Van Buren and Richard Mentor Johnson (D) Green tickY
1837 16D, 7AM, 3W, 2J
1838
1839 David R. Porter (D) vacant 17D, 6W, 5AM
1840 Almon H. Reed Daniel Sturgeon (D) William Henry Harrison and John Tyler (W) Green tickY
1841 John Gilmore (D) 15D, 13W
1842 Job Mann (D)
1843 12D, 12W
1844 13W, 11D James K. Polk and George M. Dallas (D) Green tickY
1845 Francis R. Shunk (D) James Ross Snowden Simon Cameron (D) 12D, 10W, 2A
1846
1847 John Banks 16W, 7D, 1A
1848 Arnold Plumber 15W, 8D, 1A Zachary Taylor and Millard Filmore (W) Green tickY
William F. Johnston (W)
1849 Gideon J. Ball James Cooper (W) 11W, 11D, 1A, 1FS
1850 John M. Bickel
1851 Ephraim Banks Richard Brodhead (D) 15D, 9W
1852 William Bigler (D) Franklin Pierce and William R. King (D) Green tickY
1853 16D, 9W
1854 Joseph Bailey (D)
1855 James Pollock (W) Eli Slifer vacant 13O, 7D, 3W, 1R, 1A
1856 Henry S. Magraw William Bigler (D) James Buchanan and John C. Breckinridge (D) Green tickY
1857 Jacob Fryle, Jr. Simon Cameron (R) 15D, 10R
1858 William F. Packer (D) 14D, 11R
1859 Eli Slifer 20R, 5D
1860 Thomas E. Cochran Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin (R) Green tickY
1861 Andrew Gregg Curtin (R) Henry Dunning Moore (R) David Wilmot (R) Edgar Cowan (R) 19R, 6D
1862 17R, 8D
1863 Isaac Slenker William V. McGrath Charles R. Buckalew (D) 12R, 12D
1864 Henry Dunning Moore (R) Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson (NU) Green tickY
1865 William H. Kemble 15R, 9D
1866 John F. Hartranft (R) 16R, 8D
1867 John W. Geary (R) Simon Cameron (R) 18R, 6D
1868 W. W. Irwin Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax (R) Green tickY
1869 Robert W. Mackey John Scott (R) 16R, 8D
1870 W. W. Irwin 18R, 6D
1871 Robert W. Mackey 13R, 11D
1872 Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson (R) Green tickY
C. D. Brigham
Harrison Allen (R)
1873 John F. Hartranft (R) 22R, 5D
1874
1875 John Latta (R) Justus F. Temple William A. Wallace (D) 17D, 10R
1876 Henry Rawle 18D, 9R Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler (R) Green tickY
1877 James Donald Cameron (R) 17R, 10D
1878 William P. Schell Amos C. Noyes
1879 Henry M. Hoyt (R) Charles Warren Stone (R) 17R, 8D, 2GB
1880 Samuel Butler James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur (R) Green tickY
1881 John A. Lemon John I. Mitchell (R) 18R, 7D, 2GB
1882 Silas M. Bailey
1883 Robert E. Pattison (D) Chauncey Forward Black (D) 15R, 12D, 1GB
1884 Jerome B. Niles William Livsey James G. Blaine and John A. Logan (R) Red XN
1885 20R, 8D
1886 Matthew S. Quay (R)
1887 James A. Beaver (R) William T. Davies (R) A. Wilson Norris[5] William Livsey Matthew S. Quay (R)
1888 William B. Hart Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton (R) Green tickY
Thomas McCamant
1889 William Livsey 21 R, 7D
1890 Henry K. Boyer
1891 Robert E. Pattison (D) Louis Arthur Watres (D) 18R, 10D
1892 David McMurtrie Gregg (R) John W. Morrison 17R, 11D Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid (R) Red XN
1893 20R, 10D
1894 Samuel M. Jackson
1895 Daniel H. Hastings (R) Walter Lyon (R) Amos H. Mylin 28R, 2D
1896 Benjamin J. Haywood William McKinley and Garret Hobart (R) Green tickY
1897 Boies Penrose[5] (R) 27R, 3D
1898 Levi G. McCauley (R) James S. Beacom (R)
1899 William A. Stone (R) John P. S. Gobin (R) vacant 20R, 10D
1900 James E. Barnett (R) William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (R) Green tickY
1901 Edmund B. Hardenbergh (R) Matthew S. Quay (R) 26R, 4D
1902 Frank G. Harris (R)
1903 Samuel W. Pennypacker (R) William M. Brown (R) 28R, 4D
1904 William P. Snyder (R) William L. Mathues (R) 29R, 3D Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Green tickY
Philander C. Knox (R)
1905 31R, 1D
1906 William H. Berry (D)
1907 Edwin Sydney Stuart (R) Robert S. Murphy (R) Robert K. Young (R) 25R, 7D
1908 John O. Sheatz (R) William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909 George T. Oliver (R) 27R, 5D
1910 A.E. Sisson (R)
1911 John K. Tener (R) John Merriman Reynolds (R) Charles Frederick Wright (R) 23R, 9D
1912 24R, 8D Theodore Roosevelt and Hiram Johnson (P) Red XN
1913 Archibald W. Powell (R) Robert K. Young (R) 22R, 12D, 2P
1914
1915 Martin Grove Brumbaugh (R) Frank B. McClain (R) 30R, 6D
1916 Charles Evans Hughes and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Red XN
1917 Charles A. Snyder (R) Harmon M. Kephart (R) Philander C. Knox (R) 29R, 6D, 1P
1918 28R, 7D, 1P
1919 William Cameron Sproul (R) Edward E. Beidleman (R) 29R, 7D
1920 30R, 6D Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921 Samuel S. Lewis (R) Charles A. Snyder (R) 35R, 1D
William E. Crow (R)
1922 George Wharton Pepper (R)
David A. Reed (R)
1923 Gifford Pinchot (R) David J. Davis (R) 30R, 6D
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 Edward Martin (R) Samuel S. Lewis (R) 36R
1926
1927 John Stuchell Fisher (R) Arthur James (R) William Scott Vare (R) 34R, 2D
1928 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 Charles A. Waters (R) Edward Martin (R) 35R, 1D
1930 Joseph R. Grundy (R) 36R
1931 Gifford Pinchot (R) Edward C. Shannon (R) James J. Davis (R) 33R, 3D
1932 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Red XN
1933 Frank E. Baldwin (R) Charles A. Waters (R) 23R, 11D
1934 22R, 12D
1935 George Howard Earle III (D) Thomas Kennedy (D) Joseph F. Guffey (D) 23D, 11R
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
1937 Warren R. Roberts (D) F. Clair Ross (D) 27D, 7R
1938
1939 Arthur James (R) Samuel S. Lewis (R) 19R, 15D
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D) Green tickY
1941 F. Clair Ross (D) G. Howard Wagner (R) 19D, 15R
1942
1943 Edward Martin (R) John C. Bell, Jr. (R) 20R, 13D
1944 21R, 12D Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman Green tickY
1945 Ted A. Rosenberg Ramsey S. Black (D) Francis J. Myers (D) 18R, 15D
G. Howard Wagner (R)
1946 19R, 14D
1947 John C. Bell, Jr. (R) vacant Edward Martin (R) 28R, 5D
James H. Duff (R) Daniel B. Strickler (R)
1948 Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren (R) Red XN
1949 Weldon B. Heyburn (R) Charles R. Barber (R) 17R, 16D
1950
1951 John S. Fine (R) Lloyd H. Wood (R) James H. Duff (R) 20R, 13D
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 Charles R. Barber (R) Weldon B. Heyburn (R) 19R, 11D[6]
1954
1955 George M. Leader (D) Roy E. Furman (D) 16R, 14D
1956
1957 Charles C. Smith (R) Robert F. Kent (R) Joseph S. Clark (D) 17R, 13D
1958
1959 David L. Lawrence (D) John Morgan Davis (D) Hugh Scott (R) 16D, 14R
1960 John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (D) Green tickY
1961 Thomas Z. Minehart (D) Grace M. Sloan (D) 16R, 14D
1962
1963 William Scranton (R) Raymond P. Shafer (R) 14R, 13D[7]
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 Grace M. Sloan (D) Thomas Z. Minehart (D) 15D, 12R
1966
1967 Raymond P. Shafer (R) Raymond J. Broderick (R) 14D, 13R
1968 Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie (D) Red XN
1969 Bob Casey (D) Grace M. Sloan (D) Richard S. Schweiker (R)
1970
1971 Milton Shapp (D) Ernest P. Kline (D)
1972 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1973 13D, 12R[8]
1974
1975 14D, 11R
1976 Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale (R) Green tickY
1977 Al Benedict (D) Robert E. Casey (D) H. John Heinz III (R)[5] 17D, 8R
1978
1979 Dick Thornburgh (R) William Scranton, III (R) 15D, 10R
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 LeRoy S. Zimmerman (R) Budd Dwyer (R)[5] Arlen Specter (R) 13D, 12R
1982
1983 13D, 10R[9]
1984
1985 Donald A. Bailey (D)
1986
1987 Bob Casey (D) Mark Singel (D) G. Davis Greene (D) 12D, 11R
1988 George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 Ernie Preate (R) Barbara Hafer (R) Catherine Baker Knoll (D)
1990
1991 12R, 11D
Harris Wofford (D)[10]
1992 R majority D majority Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1993 D majority 11D, 10R[11]
1994 R majority
1995 Tom Ridge (R) Mark S. Schweiker (R) R majority Rick Santorum (R)
Tom Corbett (R)
1996
1997 D. Michael Fisher (R) Bob Casey, Jr. (D) Barbara Hafer (R)
1998
1999
2000 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D) Red XN
2001 11R, 10D
Mark S. Schweiker (R)[12] Robert Jubelirer (R)[13]
2002
2003 Ed Rendell (D) Catherine Baker Knoll (D)[5] Barbara Hafer (D) 12R, 7D[14]
2004 John Kerry and John Edwards (D) Red XN
Jerry Pappert (R)
2005 Tom Corbett (R) Jack Wagner (D) Bob Casey, Jr. (D)[15]
2006
2007 Robin Wiessmann (D)[16] 29R, 21D 102D, 101R Bob Casey, Jr. (D) 11D, 8R
2008 Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Green tickY
Joseph B. Scarnati (R)[13]
2009 Robert McCord (D) 30R, 20D 104D, 99R 12D, 7R
Arlen Specter (D)[17]
2010
2011 Tom Corbett (R) Jim Cawley (R) William Ryan (R) 112R, 91D Pat Toomey (R) 12R, 7D
2012
2013 Kathleen Kane (D) Eugene DePasquale (D) 27R, 23D 110R, 93D 13R, 5D
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Auditor Treasurer State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1777–1790, Pennsylvania had a series of presidents and vice presidents of The Supreme Council.
  2. ^ Not an elected office until 1980.
  3. ^ Became an elected office in 1850.
  4. ^ Office created in 1873 and first filled in 1875.
  5. ^ a b c d e Died in office.
  6. ^ Districts 31, 32, and 33 eliminated in 1953.
  7. ^ Districts 28, 29, and 30 eliminated in 1963.
  8. ^ Districts 26 and 27 eliminated in 1973.
  9. ^ Districts 24 and 25 eliminated in 1983.
  10. ^ Appointed by Governor Casey in May 1991 after Heinz's death and won a special election in November 1991 for the remainder of the term.
  11. ^ Districts 22 and 23 eliminated in 1993.
  12. ^ As lieutenant governor, filled vacancy in office of governor.
  13. ^ a b As president pro tempore of the state Senate, filled vacancy in office of lieutenant governor.
  14. ^ Districts 20 and 21 eliminated in 2003.
  15. ^ Resigned following election to U.S. Senate.
  16. ^ Appointed to fill vacancy.
  17. ^ Switched parties from Republican to Democratic on April 28, 2009.

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