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:

Electoral college votes[edit]

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

Political parties[edit]

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)
 
1795 William Bingham (F) 8DR, 5F
1796 7DR, 6F Thomas Jefferson (DR) Red XN and John Adams (F) Red XN
1797 Peter Baynton James Ross (F) 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   21DR, 2F
1815 Jonathan Roberts (DR) 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   17J, 7AM, 4NR
1836 Joseph Ritner (AM) Daniel Sturgeon (D) Martin Van Buren and Richard Mentor Johnson (D) Green tickY
1837 James Buchanan (D) 16D, 7AM, 3W, 2J
1838
1839 David R. Porter (D) vacant 17D, 6W, 5AM
1840 Almon H. Reed   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 Daniel Sturgeon (D) Simon Cameron (D) 12D, 10W, 2A
1846
1847 John Banks 16W, 7D, 1A
1848 Arnold Plumber 15W, 8D, 1A Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore (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 17D, 16R 66D, 34R William Bigler (D) James Buchanan and John C. Breckinridge (D) Green tickY
1857 Jacob Fryle, Jr. 18O, 15R 53D, 47R Simon Cameron (R) 15D, 10R
1858 William F. Packer (D) 21D, 12R 68D, 30R, 2I 14D, 11R
1859 Eli Slifer 17D, 16R 67R, 33D 20R, 5D
1860 Thomas E. Cochran 21R, 12D 66R, 34D Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin (R) Green tickY
1861 Andrew Gregg Curtin (R) Henry Dunning Moore (R) 27R, 6D 71R, 29D David Wilmot (R) Edgar Cowan (R) 19R, 6D
1862 23R, 10D 51D, 49R 17R, 8D
1863 Isaac Slenker William V. McGrath 21R, 12D 55D, 45R Charles R. Buckalew (D) 12R, 12D
1864 Henry Dunning Moore (R) 17R, 16D 52R, 48D Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson (NU) Green tickY
1865 William H. Kemble 20R, 13D 64R, 36D 15R, 9D
1866 John F. Hartranft (R) 21R, 12D 67R, 33D 16R, 8D
1867 John W. Geary (R) 62R, 38D Simon Cameron (R) 18R, 6D
1868 W. W. Irwin 19R, 14D 54R, 46D Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax (R) Green tickY
1869 Robert W. Mackey 18R, 15D 62R, 38D John Scott (R) 16R, 8D
1870 W. W. Irwin 60R, 40D 18R, 6D
1871 Robert W. Mackey 17D, 16R 55R, 45D 13R, 11D
1872 17R, 16D 63R, 39D, 1I Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson (R) Green tickY
C. D. Brigham
Harrison Allen (R)
1873 John F. Hartranft (R) 18R, 14D, 1LR 60R, 39D, 1I   22R, 5D
1874 20R, 12D, 1LR 57R, 43D
1875 John Latta (R) Justus F. Temple 30R, 20D[5] 110D, 89R, 1I, 1 Proh.[6] William A. Wallace (D) 17D, 10R
1876 Henry Rawle 29R, 21D 18D, 9R Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler (R) Green tickY
1877 31R, 19D 119R, 81D, 1ID   17R, 10D
1878 William P. Schell Amos C. Noyes
1879 Henry M. Hoyt (R) Charles Warren Stone (R) 32R, 17D, 1GB 107R, 77D, 17GB   17R, 8D, 2GB
1880 Samuel Butler James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur (R) Green tickY
1881 John A. Lemon 121R, 78D, 1GB, 1 Fus. Dem. John I. Mitchell (R) 18R, 7D, 2GB
1882 Silas M. Bailey
1883 Robert E. Pattison (D) Chauncey Forward Black (D) 30R, 20D 113D, 88R 15R, 12D, 1GB
1884 Jerome B. Niles William Livsey James G. Blaine and John A. Logan (R) Red XN
1885 31R, 19D 140R, 60D, 1GBR James Donald Cameron (R) 20R, 8D
1886 Matthew S. Quay (R)
1887 James A. Beaver (R) William T. Davies (R) A. Wilson Norris[7] William Livsey 34R, 16D 131R, 69D, 1GBL Matthew S. Quay (R)
1888 William B. Hart Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton (R) Green tickY
Thomas McCamant
1889 William Livsey 144R, 60D 21 R, 7D
1890 Henry K. Boyer
1891 Robert E. Pattison (D) Louis Arthur Watres (D) 31R, 19D 122R, 79D, 3 Fus.   18R, 10D
1892 David McMurtrie Gregg (R) John W. Morrison 17R, 11D Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid (R) Red XN
1893 33R, 17D 135R, 69D   20R, 10D
1894 Samuel M. Jackson
1895 Daniel H. Hastings (R) Walter Lyon (R) Amos H. Mylin 44R, 6D 175R, 29D 28R, 2D
1896 Benjamin J. Haywood William McKinley and Garret Hobart (R) Green tickY
1897 172R, 32D Boies Penrose[7] (R) 27R, 3D
1898 Levi G. McCauley (R) James S. Beacom (R)
1899 William A. Stone (R) John P. S. Gobin (R) 37R, 13D 127R, 71D, 6 Fus. vacant 20R, 10D
1900 James E. Barnett (R) William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (R) Green tickY
1901 Edmund B. Hardenbergh (R) 38R, 12D 156R, 48D Matthew S. Quay (R) 26R, 4D
1902 Frank G. Harris (R)
1903 Samuel W. Pennypacker (R) William M. Brown (R) 40R, 10D 160R, 44D 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 187R, 17D 31R, 1D
1906 William H. Berry (D)
1907 Edwin Sydney Stuart (R) Robert S. Murphy (R) Robert K. Young (R) 157R, 50D 25R, 7D
1908 John O. Sheatz (R) William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909 39R, 11D 173R, 34D George T. Oliver (R) 27R, 5D
1910 A.E. Sisson (R)
1911 John K. Tener (R) John Merriman Reynolds (R) Charles Frederick Wright (R) 38R, 18D 162R, 44D, 1S 23R, 9D
1912 24R, 8D Theodore Roosevelt and Hiram Johnson (P) Red XN
1913 Archibald W. Powell (R) Robert K. Young (R) 34R, 13D, 3P 127R, 57D, 14P, 9 Wash. 22R, 12D, 2P
1914
1915 Martin Grove Brumbaugh (R) Frank B. McClain (R) 38R, 11D, 1P 164R, 41D, 1S, 1P 30R, 6D
1916 Charles Evans Hughes and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Red XN
1917 Charles A. Snyder (R) Harmon M. Kephart (R) 39R, 10D, 1P 169R, 37D, 1S, 1P Philander C. Knox (R) 29R, 6D, 1P
1918 28R, 7D, 1P
1919 William Cameron Sproul (R) Edward E. Beidleman (R) 44R, 6D 184R, 23D 29R, 7D
1920 30R, 6D Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921 Samuel S. Lewis (R) Charles A. Snyder (R) 47R, 3D 193R, 14D 35R, 1D
William E. Crow (R)
1922 George Wharton Pepper (R)
David A. Reed (R)
1923 Gifford Pinchot (R) David J. Davis (R) 43R, 7D 167R, 41D 30R, 6D
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 Edward Martin (R) Samuel S. Lewis (R) 42R, 8D 194R, 14D 36R
1926
1927 John Stuchell Fisher (R) Arthur James (R) 45R, 5D 191R, 17D William Scott Vare (R) 34R, 2D
1928 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 Charles A. Waters (R) Edward Martin (R) 44R, 6D 192R, 16D 35R, 1D
1930 Joseph R. Grundy (R) 36R
1931 Gifford Pinchot (R) Edward C. Shannon (R) 46R, 4D 184R, 22D, 2S James J. Davis (R) 33R, 3D
1932 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Red XN
1933 Frank E. Baldwin (R) Charles A. Waters (R) 43R, 7D 140R, 65D, 2I, 1S 23R, 11D
1934 22R, 12D
1935 George Howard Earle III (D) Thomas Kennedy (D) 31R, 19D 117D, 89R, 2S 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) 34D, 16R 154D, 54R 27D, 7R
1938
1939 Arthur James (R) Samuel S. Lewis (R) 27R, 23D 129R, 79D 19R, 15D
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D) Green tickY
1941 F. Clair Ross (D) G. Howard Wagner (R) 32R, 18D 126D, 82R 19D, 15R
1942
1943 Edward Martin (R) John C. Bell, Jr. (R) 132R, 76D 20R, 13D
1944 21R, 12D Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman Green tickY
1945 Ted A. Rosenberg Ramsey S. Black (D) 109R, 99D Francis J. Myers (D) 18R, 15D
G. Howard Wagner (R)
1946 19R, 14D
1947 John C. Bell, Jr. (R) vacant 34R, 16D 170R, 38D 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) 35R, 15D 117R, 91D 17R, 16D
1950
1951 John S. Fine (R) Lloyd H. Wood (R) 30R, 20D 120R, 88D 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) 32R, 18D 110R, 98D 19R, 11D[8]
1954
1955 George M. Leader (D) Roy E. Furman (D) 26R, 24D 112D, 98R 16R, 14D
1956
1957 Charles C. Smith (R) Robert F. Kent (R) 27R, 23D 126R, 84D Joseph S. Clark (D) 17R, 13D
1958
1959 David L. Lawrence (D) John Morgan Davis (D) 28R, 22D 108D, 102R 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) 25D, 25R[9] 109D, 101R 16R, 14D
1962
1963 William Scranton (R) Raymond P. Shafer (R) 27R, 23D 108R, 102D 14R, 13D[10]
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 Grace M. Sloan (D) Thomas Z. Minehart (D) 28R, 22D 116D, 93R 15D, 12R
1966
1967 Raymond P. Shafer (R) Raymond J. Broderick (R) 27R, 23D 104R, 99D 14D, 13R
1968 Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie (D) Red XN
1969 Bob Casey (D) Grace M. Sloan (D) 107D, 96R Richard S. Schweiker (R)
1970
1971 Milton Shapp (D) Ernest P. Kline (D) 26D, 24R 113D, 90R
1972 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1973 107R, 96D 13D, 12R[11]
1974
1975 30D, 20R 113D, 90R 14D, 11R
1976 Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale (R) Green tickY
1977 Al Benedict (D) Robert E. Casey (D) 31D, 19R 118D, 85R H. John Heinz III (R)[7] 17D, 8R
1978
1979 Dick Thornburgh (R) William Scranton, III (R) 28D, 22R 102R, 101D 15D, 10R
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 LeRoy S. Zimmerman (R) Budd Dwyer (R)[7] 26R, 24D 103R, 100D Arlen Specter (R) 13D, 12R
1982
1983 27R, 23D 103D, 100R 13D, 10R[12]
1984
1985 Donald A. Bailey (D)
1986
1987 Bob Casey (D) Mark Singel (D) G. Davis Greene (D)[13] 26R, 24D 102D, 101R 12D, 11R
1988 George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 Ernie Preate (R)[14] Barbara Hafer (R) Catherine Baker Knoll (D) 27R, 23D 104D, 99R
1990
1991 26R, 24D 107D, 96R 12R, 11D
Harris Wofford (D)[15]
1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1993 25D, 25R[16] 105D, 98R 11D, 10R[17]
1994 26R, 24D[18]
1995 Tom Ridge (R) Mark S. Schweiker (R) 29R, 21D 102R, 101D Rick Santorum (R)
Tom Corbett (R)[13]
1996
1997 D. Michael Fisher (R)[14] Bob Casey, Jr. (D) Barbara Hafer (R) 30R, 20D 104R, 99D
1998
1999 103R, 100D
2000 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D) Red XN
2001 104R, 99D 11R, 10D
Mark S. Schweiker (R)[19] Robert Jubelirer (R)[20]
2002
2003 Ed Rendell (D) Catherine Baker Knoll (D)[7] Barbara Hafer (D) 29R, 21D 109D, 94R 12R, 7D[21]
2004 John Kerry and John Edwards (D) Red XN
Jerry Pappert (R)[13]
2005 Tom Corbett (R) Jack Wagner (D) Bob Casey, Jr. (D)[22] 30R, 20D 110R, 93D
2006
2007 Robin Wiessmann (D)[13] 29R, 21D 102D, 101R[23] Bob Casey, Jr. (D) 11D, 8R
2008 Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Green tickY
Joseph B. Scarnati (R)[20]
2009 Robert McCord (D)[14][24] 30R, 20D 104D, 99R 12D, 7R
Arlen Specter (D)[25]
2010
2011 Tom Corbett (R) Jim Cawley (R) Linda L. Kelly (R)[13][26] 112R, 91D Pat Toomey (R) 12R, 7D
2012
2013 Kathleen Kane (D) Eugene DePasquale (D) 27R, 23D 111R, 92D 13R, 5D[27]
2014
2015 Tom Wolf (D) Michael J. Stack III (D) Tim Reese (I)[13] 30R, 20D 120R, 83D
2016 31R, 19D 119R, 84D TBD
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. ^ Effective with the Constitution of 1874, Senators began to serve four-year terms, after a transition period starting with the election of 1874 and continuing through the election of 1876.
  6. ^ Effective with the Constitution of 1874, House members began to serve two-year terms starting with the election of 1874.
  7. ^ a b c d e Died in office.
  8. ^ Districts 31, 32, and 33 eliminated in 1953.
  9. ^ Due to the Democratic Lt. Governor casting the deciding vote, the Democrats took control of the chamber.
  10. ^ Districts 28, 29, and 30 eliminated in 1963.
  11. ^ Districts 26 and 27 eliminated in 1973.
  12. ^ Districts 24 and 25 eliminated in 1983.
  13. ^ a b c d e f Appointed to fill vacancy.
  14. ^ a b c Resigned.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Due to a party switch by Sen. Frank Pecora from Republican to Democrat, the Senate was split; in the case of ties, however, the Lt. Governor casts the deciding vote, and as a Democrat, he gave his party control. [1]
  17. ^ Districts 22 and 23 eliminated in 1993.
  18. ^ After months of turmoil, a special election result was thrown out that had been won by Democrat Frank Stinson, who had succeeded fellow Democrat Francis Lynch. A federal judge awarded the election to Republican Bruce Marks. [2]
  19. ^ As lieutenant governor, filled vacancy in office of governor.
  20. ^ a b As president pro tempore of the state Senate, filled vacancy in office of lieutenant governor.
  21. ^ Districts 20 and 21 eliminated in 2003.
  22. ^ Resigned following election to U.S. Senate.
  23. ^ Elected a Republican Speaker.
  24. ^ Levy, Marc (January 31, 2015). "Pennsylvania treasurer Rob McCord says he will plead guilty to federal charges". Lancaster Online. Associated Press. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  25. ^ Switched parties from Republican to Democratic on April 28, 2009.
  26. ^ William Ryan served as acting Attorney General from January (when Corbett was inaugurated as governor) until Kelly's nomination was confirmed by the State Senate.
  27. ^ District 19 eliminated in 2013.

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