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Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district
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Current Representative Paul E. Kanjorski (D)
Population (2000) 646,209
Median income $34,979
Ethnicity 94.6% White, 2.6% Black, 0.7% Asian, 2.5% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI D+4

Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district is in the northeastern part of the state and has been a safe seat for Democrats for some time until recently. Democrat Paul Kanjorski won his thirteenth term as Congressman in 2008, in a tight race against Republican opponent, Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta. As of November 5, the vote count was 138,849 to 129,358.[1] Representative Kanjorski was the winner of this seat. Its now considered a swing district. He has represented the district since 1984, the year he was elected to the district, a year which, despite Congressman Kanjorski's election, was considered a massive failure for Democrats due to Republican President Ronald Reagan's landslide re-election that year in which he won 49 states, including Pennsylvania.

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Representatives

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1795-1823: One seat

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

Representative Party Years District home Note
William Findley Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 - March 3, 1799 Redistricted from the At-large district
John Smilie Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 - March 3, 1803 Redistricted to the 9th district
John B.C. Lucas Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - ????, 1805 Resigned before the assembling of Congress to become district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Louisiana
Samuel Smith Democratic-Republican November 7, 1805 - March 3, 1811 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Abner Lacock Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 - March 3, 1813
William Findley Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1817 Redistricted from the 8th district
David Marchand Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 - March 3, 1821 Greensburg
George Plumer Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 - March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 17th district

1823-1833: Two seats

Seat A

Representative Party Years District home Note
James Wilson Jacksonian D-R March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Thomas H. Crawford Jacksonian March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1833

Seat B

Representative Party Years District home Note
John Findlay Jacksonian D-R March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Redistricted from the 5th district
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
William Ramsey Jacksonian March 4, 1827 - September 29, 1831 Died
Vacant September 29, 1831 – November 22, 1831
Robert McCoy Jacksonian November 22, 1831 - March 3, 1833

1833-present: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
Charles A. Barnitz Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835 York
Henry Logan Jacksonian March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837 Dillsburg
Democrat March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839
James Gerry Democrat March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1843 Shrewsbury
Benjamin A. Bidlack Democrat March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845 Wilkes-Barre Redistricted from the 15th district
Owen D. Leib Democrat March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847 Catawissa
Chester P. Butler Whig March 4, 1847 – October 5, 1850 Wilkes-Barre Died
Vacant October 5, 1850 – January 13, 1851
John Brisbin Democrat January 13, 1851 - March 3, 1851 Tunkhannock
Henry M. Fuller Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Wilkes-Barre Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
Christian M. Straub Democrat March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
James H. Campbell Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
William L. Dewart Democrat March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 Sunbury Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
James H. Campbell Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863 Not a candidate for renomination
Philip Johnson Democrat March 4, 1863 – January 29, 1867 Easton Redistricted from the 13th district, Died
Vacant January 29, 1867 – March 4, 1867
Daniel M. Van Auken Democrat March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871 Milford Not a candidate for reelection
John B. Storm Democrat March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875 Stroudsburg Not a candidate for renomination
Francis D. Collins Democrat March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879 Scranton
Robert Klotz Democrat March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883 Mauch Chunk
John B. Storm Democrat March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887 Stroudsburg Not a candidate for renomination
Charles R. Buckalew Democrat March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889 Bloomsburg Redistricted to the 17th district
Joseph A. Scranton Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Lemuel Amerman Democrat March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 Scranton Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Joseph A. Scranton Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897 Not a candidate for renomination
William Connell Republican March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1903 Scranton Redistricted to the 10th district
Henry W. Palmer Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907 Redistricted from the 12th district
John T. Lenahan Democrat March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909 Wilkes-Barre Not a candidate for renomination
Henry W. Palmer Republican March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1911
Charles C. Bowman Republican March 4, 1911 – December 12, 1912 Seat declared vacant, unsuccessful candidate for election.
Vacant December 12, 1912 – March 4, 1913
John J. Casey Democrat March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917 Wilkes-Barre Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Thomas W. Templeton Republican March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919 Not a candidate for renomination
John J. Casey Democrat March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921 Wilkes-Barre Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Clarence D. Coughlin Republican March 3, 1921 – March 3, 1923 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Laurence H. Watres Republican March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1931 Not a candidate for renomination
Patrick J. Boland Democrat March 4, 1931 – May 18, 1942 Scranton Died
Vacant May 18, 1942 – November 3, 1942
Veronica Grace Boland Democrat November 3, 1942 – January 3, 1943 Scranton Succeeded her husband after his death. Not a candidate for reelection. She was the first female member of Congress from Pennsylvania.
John W. Murphy Democrat January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945 Scranton Redistricted to the 10th district
Daniel J. Flood Democrat January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 Wilkes-Barre Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Mitchell Jenkins Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 Not a candidate for reelection
Daniel J. Flood Democrat January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953 Wilkes-Barre Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Edward J. Bonin Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955 Hazleton Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Daniel J. Flood Democrat January 3, 1955 – January 31, 1980 Wilkes-Barre Resigned from office due to allegations of bribery
Vacant January 31, 1980 – April 9, 1980
Raphael J. Musto Democrat April 9, 1980 – January 3, 1981 Wilkes-Barre Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
James L. Nelligan Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 Wilkes-Barre Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Frank G. Harrison Democrat January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1985 Wilkes-Barre Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
Paul E. Kanjorski Democrat January 3, 1985 - Present Nanticoke Incumbent

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