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Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
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Current Representative Chaka Fattah (D)
Population (2000) 646,355
Median income $30,646
Ethnicity 30.9% White, 61.2% Black, 4.3% Asian, 3.0% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI D+38

Pennsylvania's second district includes predominantly African American sections of the city of Philadelphia-West Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, and Northwest Philadelphia in addition to Cheltenham Township in Montgomery County

The district has an overwhelming Democratic majority. It is the fifth most Democratic Congressional District out of the 435 in the nation, according to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, with a score of D +38. It is the most Democratic district outside of New York City.

Congressman Chaka Fattah has represented the district since 1995.

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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
Frederick A.C. Muhlenberg Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 - March 3, 1793 Redistricted from the At-large district, Redistricted to the At-large district

1795-1803: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created in 1795 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district
Frederick A.C. Muhlenberg Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 - March 3, 1797 Philadelphia
Blair McClenachan Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 - March 3, 1799 Philadelphia
Michael Leib Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 - March 3, 1803 Philadelphia Redistricted to the 1st district

1803-1823: Three seats, then two

Seat 1

Representative Party Years District home Note
Robert Brown Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1813 Philadelphia Redistricted from the 4th district, Redistricted to the 6th district
Roger Davis Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1815 Philadelphia Redistricted from the 3rd district
William Darlington Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 - March 3, 1817 Philadelphia
Isaac Darlington Federalist March 4, 1817 - March 3, 1819 Philadelphia
William Darlington Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 - March 3, 1823 Philadelphia

Seat 2

Representative Party Years District home Note
Frederick Conrad Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1807 Philadelphia
William Milnor Federalist March 4, 1807 - March 3, 1811 Philadelphia
Jonathan Roberts Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 - February 24, 1814 Philadelphia Resigned after being elected US Senator
Vacant February 24, 1814 - October 11, 1814
Samuel Henderson Federalist October 11, 1814 - March 3, 1815 Philadelphia
John Hahn Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 - March 3, 1817 Philadelphia
Levi Pawling Federalist March 4, 1807 - March 3, 1811 Philadelphia
Samuel Gross Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 - March 3, 1823 Philadelphia

Seat 3

Representative Party Years District home Note
Isaac Van Horne Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1805 Philadelphia Redistricted from the 4th district
John Pugh Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 - March 3, 1809 Philadelphia
John Ross Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 - March 3, 1811 Philadelphia
William Rodman Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 - March 3, 1813 Philadelphia

1823-1833: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
Joseph Hemphill Jacksonian Federalist March 4, 1823 - 1826 Philadelphia Redistricted from the 1st district, Resigned
Vacant 1826 - October 26, 1826
Thomas Kittera Adams October 26, 1826 - March 3, 1827 Philadelphia
John Sergeant Adams March 4, 1827 - March 3, 1829 Philadelphia
Joseph Hemphill Jacksonian March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1831 Philadelphia
Henry Horn Jacksonian March 4, 1831 - March 3, 1833 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection

1833-1843: Two seats

Seat 1

Representative Party Years District home Note
Horace Binney Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1835 Philadelphia
Joseph R. Ingersoll Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1837 Philadelphia
John Sergeant Whig March 4, 1835 - September 15, 1841 Philadelphia Resigned
Vacant September 15, 1841 - October 12, 1841
Joseph R. Ingersoll Whig October 12, 1841 - March 3, 1843 Philadelphia

Seat 2

Representative Party Years District home Note
James Harper Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1837 Philadelphia
George W. Toland Whig March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1843 Philadelphia

1843-present: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
Joseph R. Ingersoll Whig March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1849 Philadelphia Declined to accept the nomination as a candidate for reelection
Joseph R. Chandler Whig March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1855 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Job R. Tyson Whig March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1857 Philadelphia
Edward J. Morris Whig March 4, 1857 - June 8, 1861 Philadelphia Resigned to become minister to Turkey
Vacant June 8, 1861 - July 2, 1861
Charles J. Biddle Democrat July 2, 1861 – March 4, 1863 Philadelphia
Charles O'Neill Republican March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1871 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
John V. Creely Republican March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1873 Philadelphia Disappeared while in office
Charles O'Neill Republican March 4, 1873 - November 25, 1893 Philadelphia Died
Vacant November 25, 1893 - December 19, 1893
Robert Adams, Jr. Republican December 19, 1893 - June 1, 1906 Philadelphia Died
Vacant June 1, 1906 - November 6, 1906
John E. Reyburn Republican November 6, 1906 - March 31, 1907 Philadelphia Resigned to become Mayor of Philadelphia
Vacant March 31, 1907 - November 5, 1907
Joel Cook Republican November 5, 1907 -December 15, 1910 Philadelphia Died
Vacant December 15, 1910 - May 23, 1911
William S. Reyburn Republican May 23, 1911 - March 3, 1913 Philadelphia
George S. Graham Republican March 4, 1913 - July 4, 1931 Philadelphia Died
Vacant July 4, 1931 - November 3, 1931
Edward L. Stokes Republican November 3, 1931 - March 3, 1933 Philadelphia Redistricted to the 6th district
James M. Beck Republican March 3, 1933 - September 30, 1934 Philadelphia Redistricted from the 1st district, Resigned
Vacant September 30, 1934 - January 3, 1935
William H. Wilson Republican January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1937 Philadelphia
James P. McGranery Democrat January 3, 1937 – November 17, 1943 Philadelphia Resigned to become assistant to the Attorney General
Vacant November 17, 1943 - January 18, 1944
Joseph M. Pratt Republican January 18, 1944 - January 3, 1945 Philadelphia
William T. Granahan Democrat January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 Philadelphia
Robert N. McGarvey Republican January 3, 1947 - January 3, 1949 Philadelphia
William T. Granahan Democrat January 3, 1949 – May 25, 1956 Philadelphia Died
Vacant May 25, 1956 - November 6, 1956
Kathryn E. Granahan Democrat November 6, 1956 – January 3, 1963 Philadelphia
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. Democrat January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1979 Philadelphia Redistricted from the 4th district
William H. Gray Democrat January 3, 1979 – September 11, 1991 Philadelphia Resigned
Vacant September 11, 1991 - November 5, 1991
Lucien E. Blackwell Democrat November 5, 1991 – January 3, 1995 Philadelphia
Chaka Fattah Democrat January 3, 1995 – Present Philadelphia Incumbent

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