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Pennsylvania's 31st congressional district was one of Pennsylvania's districts of the United States House of Representatives.

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Geography

Created in 1903, the district served portions of the city of Pittsburgh. The district later expanded to serve portions of Allegheny County

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Boundaries in 1903

During the 58th Congress, the district served Pittsburgh Wards 1-19 and Ward 23.[1]

Boundaries in 1950

During the 81st Congress, the district served Wards 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, and 32 in Pittsburgh and the following portions of Allegheny County.[2]

Boroughs served by the 31st District
Brentwood Coraopolis Heidelberg McKees Rocks
Bridgeville Crafton Ingram Oakdale
Carnegie Dormont Mount Oliver Rosslyn Farms
Castle Shannon Green Tree McDonald
(5th election district)
Thornburg
Townships served by the 31st District
Baldwin Findlay Neville South Fayette
Bethel Kennedy North Fayette Upper St. Clair
Collier Moon Robinson Stowe
Crescent Mount Lebanon Scott

Demographics

Population

History

This district was created in 1903. The district was eliminated in 1953.

Elections

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created in 1903
Henry K. Porter Independent Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 Pittsburgh Unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1905
James F. Burke Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1915 Pittsburgh Was not a candidate for re-nomination in 1914
John M. Morin Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923 Pittsburgh Redistricted from the At-large district, Redistricted to the 34th district
Adam M. Wyant Republican March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933 Greensburg Redistricted from the 22nd district, Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932
M. Clyde Kelly Republican March 3, 1933 – January 3, 1935 Braddock Redistricted from the 33rd district, Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934
James L. Quinn Democrat January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939 Braddock Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938
John McDowell Democrat January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941 Wilkinsburg Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940
Samuel A. Weiss Democrat January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943 Glassport Redistricted to the 33rd district
Herman P. Eberharter Democrat January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945 Pittsburgh Redistricted from the 32nd district, Redistricted to the 32nd district
James G. Fulton Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953 Mount Lebanon Redistricted to the 27th district
District eliminated in 1953

References

  1. ^ Official Congressional Directory. 53rd Congress, Special Session (1903). Page 109.
  2. ^ Official Congressional Directory. 81st Congress, 2d Session (1950). Page 117.

Election results

References

  1. ^ Official Congressional Directory. 53rd Congress, Special Session (1903). Page 109.
  2. ^ Official Congressional Directory. 81st Congress, 2d Session (1950). Page 117.


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