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Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative Bob Brady (D)
Population (2000) 646,357
Median income $28,261
Ethnicity 37.1% White, 45.9% Black, 4.9% Asian, 15.0% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI D+35

Pennsylvania's first congressional district includes primarily central and South Philadelphia, the City of Chester, the Philadelphia International Airport, and other small sections of Delaware County. The district currently has an overwhelming Democratic majority. Bob Brady, the chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, has represented the district since 1998. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D +35.

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Representatives

The district was organized from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district in 1791

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1791–1793: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
Thomas Fitzsimons Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793 Redistricted from the At-large district, Redistricted to the At-large district

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

1795–1803: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
John Swanwick Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 – August 1, 1798 Philadelphia Died
Robert Waln Democratic-Republican December 3, 1798 – March 3, 1801 Philadelphia
William Jones Federalist March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803 Philadelphia Retired

1803–1823: Three seats, then four

The district was reorganized in 1803 to have 3 At-large seats on a general ticket.

Seat One

Representative Party Years District home Note
Joseph Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 28, 1808 Philadelphia Resigned
Vacant March 29, 1808 – November 16, 1808
Benjamin Say Democratic-Republican November 16, 1808 – June, 1809 Philadelphia Resigned
Vacant June, 1809 – October 10, 1809
Adam Seybert Democratic-Republican October 10, 1809 – March 3, 1815 Philadelphia
Joseph Hopkinson Federalist March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1819 Philadelphia
Joseph Hemphill Federalist March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1823 Philadelphia Redistricted to the 2nd district

Seat Two

Representative Party Years District home Note
Jacob Richards Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1809 Philadelphia
William Anderson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1815 Philadelphia
Thomas Smith Federalist March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817 Philadelphia
William Anderson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819 Philadelphia
Samuel Edwards Federalist March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1823 Philadelphia Redistricted to the 4th district

Seat Three

Representative Party Years District home Note
Michael Leib Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – February 14, 1806 Philadelphia Resigned
Vacant February 14, 1806 – December 8, 1806
John Porter Democratic-Republican December 8, 1806 – March 3, 1811 Philadelphia
James Milnor Federalist March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813
Charles J. Ingersoll Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815 Philadelphia
William Milnor Federalist March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817 Philadelphia
Adam Seybert Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819 Philadelphia
Thomas Forrest Federalist March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821 Philadelphia
William Milnor Federalist March 4, 1819 – May 8, 1822 Philadelphia Resigned
Vacant May 8, 1822 – October 8, 1822
Thomas Forrest Federalist October 8, 1822 – March 3, 1823 Philadelphia Lost-re-election

Seat Four

The district was apportioned a fourth seat in 1813, also elected on a general ticket.

Representative Party Years District home Note
John Conard Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815 Philadelphia
Jonathan Williams Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 – May 16, 1815 Philadelphia Died
Vacant May 16, 1815 – October 10, 1815
John Sergeant Federalist October 10, 1815 – March 3, 1823 Philadelphia Retired

1823–present: One seat

The district was reorganized in 1823 to have one seat.

Representative Party Years District home Note
Samuel Breck Adams-Clay Federalist March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Philadelphia
John Wurts Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
Joel B. Sutherland Jacksonian March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1837 Philadelphia
Lemuel Paynter Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841 Philadelphia Retired
Charles Brown Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843 Philadelphia Retired
Edward J. Morris Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Philadelphia
Lewis C. Levin American March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1851 Philadelphia Lost reelection
Thomas B. Florence Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1861 Philadelphia Lost reelection
William E. Lehman Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 Philadelphia Lost reelection
Samuel J. Randall Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1875 Philadelphia Moved to the 3rd district after redistricting in 1875
Chapman Freeman Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879 Philadelphia Retired
Henry H. Bingham Republican March 4, 1879 – March 22, 1912 Philadelphia Died
Vacant March 22, 1912 – May 24, 1912
William S. Vare Republican May 24, 1912 – March 3, 1927 Philadelphia Became United States Senator from Pennsylvania
James M. Hazlett Republican March 4, 1927 – October 20, 1927 Philadelphia Resigned before the convening of Congress in 1927
Vacant October 20, 1927 – November 8, 1927
James M. Beck Republican November 8, 1927 – March 3, 1933 Philadelphia Moved to the 2nd district after redistricting in 1933
Harry C. Ransley Republican March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937 Philadelphia Lost re-election
Leon Sacks Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943 Philadelphia Lost re-election
James A. Gallagher Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945 Philadelphia Lost re-election
William A. Barrett Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 Philadelphia Lost re-election
James A. Gallagher Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 Philadelphia Lost re-election
William A. Barrett Democratic January 3, 1949 – April 12, 1976 Philadelphia Died
Vacant April 12, 1976 – November 2, 1976
Michael "Ozzie" Myers Democratic November 2, 1976 – October 2, 1980 Philadelphia Expelled from the House as a result of the Abscam scandal
Thomas M. Foglietta Democratic January 3, 1981 – November 11, 1997 Philadelphia Resigned to become Ambassador to Italy
Vacant November 11, 1997 – May 19, 1998
Bob Brady Democratic May 19, 1998 – present Philadelphia Incumbent

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