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Pennsylvania's twentieth congressional district was a former congressional district in southwestern Pennsylvania. It was created following the 1830 Census and was disbanded after the 2000 Census removed two representatives from Pennsylvania. The 18th district is generally considered to be its successor, although the 12th district contains some of its territory.

List of Representatives

Representatives Party Years District Home Notes
District created in 1833
Andrew Stewart Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835 Redistricted from the 14th district
Andrew Buchanan Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Democrat March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Enos Hook Democrat March 4, 1839 – April 18, 1841 resigned
vacant April 18, 1884 – May 31, 1841
Henry W. Beeson Democrat May 31, 1841 – March 3, 1843
John Dickey Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
John H. Ewing Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
John Dickey Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Robert R. Reed Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
John Allison Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
John L. Dawson Democrat March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 Redistricted from the 18th district
Jonathan Knight Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
William Montgomery Democrat March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861
Jesse Lazear Democrat March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 Redistricted to the 24th district
Amos Myers Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Charles V. Culver Republican March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
Darwin A. Finney Republican March 4, 1867 – August 25, 1868 died
vacant August 25, 1868 – December 7, 1868
S. Newton Pettis Republican December 7, 1868 – March 3, 1869
Calvin W. Gilfillan Republican March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Samuel Griffith Democrat March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Hiram L. Richmond Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Levi A. Mackey Democrat March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Seth H. Yocum Greenback March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Andrew G. Curtin Democrat March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1887
John Patton Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Edward Scull Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893 Redistricted from the 17th district
Josiah D. Hicks Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1899
Joseph E. Thropp Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
Alvin Evans Republican March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 19th district
Daniel F. Lafean Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913
Andrew R. Brodbeck Democrat March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919
Edward S. Brooks Republican March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
George M. Wertz Republican March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Anderson H. Walters Republican March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1927
J. Russell Leech Republican March 4, 1927 – January 29, 1932 resigned on appointment as member of US Board of Tax Appeals
vacant January 29, 1932 – April 26, 1932
Howard W. Stull Republican April 26, 1932 – March 3, 1933
Thomas C. Cochran Republican March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Redistricted from the 28th district
Denis J. Driscoll Democrat January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937
Benjamin Jarrett Republican January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Leon H. Gavin Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945 Redistricted to the 19th district
Francis E. Walter Democrat January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 Redistricted from the 21st district, Redistricted to the 15th district
James E. Van Zandt Republican January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963 Redistricted from the 22nd district
Elmer J. Holland Democrat January 3, 1963 – August 9, 1968 Redistricted from the 30th district, died
vacant August 9, 1968 – November 5, 1968
Joseph M. Gaydos Democrat November 5, 1968 – January 3, 1993
Austin J. Murphy Democrat January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995 Redistricted from the 22nd district
Frank Mascara Democrat January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Recent electoral history

Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
1992 Austin J. Murphy 114,898 51% Bill Townsend 111,591 49%
1994 Frank Mascara 95,251 53% Mike McCormick 84,156 47% *
1996 Frank Mascara 113,394 54% Mike McCormick 97,004 46% *
1998 Frank Mascara 97,885 100% (no candidate) *
2000 Frank Mascara 145,131 64% Ronald J. Davis 80,312 36%

Source: "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/index.html. Retrieved 2007-08-08.  

*Write-in and minor candidate notes: In 1994, write-ins received 12 votes. In 1996, write-ins received 4 votes. In 1998, write-ins received 190 votes.

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