Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district: Wikis

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Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district
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Current Representative G.T. Thompson (R)
Population (2000) 646,397
Median income $33,254
Ethnicity 96.5% White, 1.3% Black, 1.1% Asian, 0.8% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+9

Pennsylvania's fifth district is currently the largest of all of Pennsylvania's congressional districts. It is Republican leaning. It is currently represented by G.T. Thompson (R)

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Geography

Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district is located in north central Pennsylvania and includes all or part of the following seventeen counties:[1]

Cities in this district include:

Representatives

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1791-1793: One seat

District created in 1791 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

Representative Party Years District home Note
John W. Kittera Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 - March 3, 1793 Redistricted to At-large district

District redistricted in 1793 to Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

1795-1813: One seat

District created in 1795 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

Representative Party Years District home Note
Daniel Hiester Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 - July 1, 1796 Redistricted from At-large district, Resigned
Vacant July 1, 1796 - December 8, 1796
George Ege Federalist December 8, 1796 - October ??, 1797 Resigned
Vacant October ??, 1797 - December 1, 1797
Joseph Hiester Democratic-Republican December 1, 1797 - March 3, 1803
Andrew Gregg Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1807 Redistricted from 9th district
Daniel Montgomery, Jr. Democratic-Republican March 4, 1807 - March 3, 1809 Danville
George Smith Democratic-Republican March 4, 1809 - March 3, 1813

1813-1823: Two seats

Seat 1

Representative Party Years District home Note
William Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1817 Gettysburg Redistricted from 6th district
Andrew Boden Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 - March 3, 1821 Carlisle
Vacant March 4, 1821 - October 9, 1821 vacant due to resignation of James Duncan before assembly of Congress
John Findlay Democratic-Republican October 9, 1821 - March 3, 1823 Chambersburg Redistricted to 11th district

Seat 2

Representative Party Years District home Note
Robert Whitehill Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - April 8, 1813 Camp Hill Redistricted from 4th district, Died
Vacant April 8, 1813 - May 11, 1813
John Rea Democratic-Republican May 11, 1813 - March 3, 1815 Chambersburg
William Maclay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 - March 3, 1819 Chambersburg
David Fullerton Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 - May 15, 1820 Greencastle Resigned
Vacant May 15, 1820 - October 17, 1820
Thomas Grubb McCullough Federalist October 17, 1820 - March 3, 1821 Chambersburg
James McSherry Federalist March 4, 1821 - March 3, 1823 Chambersburg

1823-Present: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
Philip Swenk Markley Jacksonian DR March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Norristown
Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1826
John Benton Sterigere Jacksonian March 4, 1827 - March 3, 1831 Norristown
Joel K. Mann Jacksonian March 4, 1831 - March 3, 1835 Jenkintown
Jacob Fry, Jr. Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837 Trappe
Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839 Not a candidate for renomination
Joseph Fornance Democrat March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1843 Norristown
Jacob S. Yost Democrat March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1847 Pottstown
John Freedley Whig March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1851 Norristown
John McNair Democrat March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1855 Norristown
John Cadwalader Democrat March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1857 Philadelphia
Owen Jones Democrat March 4, 1857 - March 3, 1859 Ardmore Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
John Wood Republican March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861 Philadelphia Not a candidate for renomination
William M. Davis Republican March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1863 Germantown
Martin R. Thayer Republican March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1867 Philadelphia Declined to be a candidate for renomination
Caleb N. Taylor Republican March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1869 Philadelphia
John R. Reading Democratic March 4, 1869 - April 13, 1870 Somerton Election successfully contested by Caleb N. Taylor
Caleb N. Taylor Republican April 13, 1870 - March 3, 1871 Philadelphia
Alfred C. Harmer Republican March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1875 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
John Robbins Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877 Philadelphia Declined to be a candidate for reelection
Alfred C. Harmer Republican March 4, 1877 - March 6, 1900 Philadelphia Died
Vacant March 6, 1900 – November 6, 1900
Edward de Veaux Morrell Republican November 6, 1900 - March 3, 1907 Torresdale Not a candidate for renomination
William W. Foulkrod Republican March 4, 1907 - November 13, 1910 Frankford Died
Vacant November 13, 1910 – March 3, 1911
Michael Donohoe Democrat March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1915 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Peter E. Costello Republican March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1921 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
James J. Connolly Republican March 4, 1921 - January 3, 1935 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Frank J.G. Dorsey Democrat January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Fred C. Gartner Republican January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1941 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Francis R. Smith Democrat January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
C. Frederick Pracht Republican January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1945 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
William J. Green, Jr. Democrat January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
George W. Sarbacher, Jr. Republican January 3, 1947 - January 3, 1949 Philadelphia Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
William J. Green, Jr. Democrat January 3, 1949 – December 21, 1963 Philadelphia Died
Vacant December 21, 1963 – April 28, 1964
William J. Green, III Democrat April 28, 1964 – January 3, 1973 Philadelphia Redistricted to 3rd district
John H. Ware, III Republican January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1975 Philadelphia Redistricted from 9th district, Not a candidate for reelection
Richard T. Schulze Republican January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1993 Philadelphia Not a candidate for renomination
William F. Clinger, Jr. Republican January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1997 Warren Redistricted from 23rd district, Not a candidate for reelection
John E. Peterson Republican January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2009 Titusville Not a candidate for Re-Election due to retirement
Glenn "G.T." Thompson Republican January 3, 2009 - Present Howard

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