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Pennsylvania's twenty-first congressional district was a former congressional district in northwestern Pennsylvania. It was created following the 1830 Census and was disbanded after the 2000 Census removed two representatives from Pennsylvania.

List of Representatives

Representatives Party Years District Home Notes
District created in 1833
Thomas M. T. McKennan Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1839 Redistricted from the 15th district
Isaac Leet Democrat March 4, 1839 – April 18, 1841
Enos Hook Democrat March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Joseph Lawrence Whig March 4, 1841 – April 17, 1842 Died
vacant April 17, 1842 – May 30, 1842
Thomas M. T. McKennan Whig May 30, 1842 – March 3, 1843
William Wilkins Democrat March 4, 1843 – February 14, 1844 resigned after being appointed US Minister to Russia
vacant February 14, 1844 – March 26, 1844
Cornelius Darragh Whig March 26, 1844 – March 3, 1847
Moses Hampton Whig March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851
Thomas M. Howe Whig March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Redistricted to the 22nd district
David Ritchie Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
James K. Moorhead Republican March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863 Redistricted to the 22nd district
John L. Dawson Democrat March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867
John Covode Republican March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
vacant March 4, 1869 – February 9, 1870
John Covode Republican February 9, 1870 – January 11, 1871 installed after contested election, died
vacant January 11, 1871 – March 3, 1871
Henry D. Foster Democrat March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Alexander W. Taylor Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Jacob Turney Democrat March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Morgan R. Wise Democrat March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
Charles E. Boyle Democrat March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887
Welty McCullogh Republican March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Samuel A. Craig Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
George F. Huff Republican March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Daniel B. Heiner Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
Edward E. Robbins Republican March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899
Summers M. Jack Republican March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903
Solomon R. Dresser Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
Charles F. Barclay Republican March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1911
Charles E. Patton Republican March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1915
Charles H. Rowland Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919
Evan J. Jones Republican March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Jacob B. Kurtz Republican March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933 Redistricted to the 23rd district
Francis E. Walter Democrat March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1945 Redistricted to the 20th district
Chester H. Gross Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1949 Redistricted from the 22nd district
James F. Lind Democrat January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953
Augustine B. Kelley Democrat January 3, 1953 – November 20, 1957 Redistricted from the 27th district, died
vacant November 20, 1957 – January 21, 1958
John H. Dent Democrat January 21, 1958 – January 3, 1979
Donald A. Bailey Democrat January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983
Tom Ridge Republican January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1995 elected Governor of Pennsylvania
Phil English Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2003 Redistricted to the 3rd district
District eliminated January 3, 2003

Electoral history

Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1992 John C. Harkins 70,802 32% Thomas J. Ridge 150,729 68%
1994 Bill Leavens 84,796 47% Phil English 89,439 49% Arthur E. Drew Independent 6,588 4% *
1996 Ronald A. Dinicola 104,004 49% Phil English 106,875 51% *
1998 Larry Klemens 54,591 37% Phil English 94,518 63% *
2000 Marc A. Flitter 87,018 39% Phil English 135,164 61%
*Write-in and minor candidate notes: In 1994, write-ins received 6 votes. In 1996, write-ins received 9 votes. In 1998, write-ins received 6 votes.

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