Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district: Wikis

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Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district
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Current Representative Patrick Murphy (D)
Population (2000) 646,403
Median income $59,207
Ethnicity 92.1% White, 3.5% Black, 2.4% Asian, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI D+2

The 8th Pennsylvania Congressional District serves Bucks County, along with a small portion of Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania. The current Representative is Democrat Patrick Murphy.

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Election results

US House election, 2004: Pennsylvania District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Virginia Schrader 143,427 44 +7
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick 183,229 55 -9
Libertarian Arthur L. Farnsworth 3,710 1 +1
Constitution Erich Lukas 898 0.3 +0.3
Majority
Turnout 331,264
US House election, 2006: Pennsylvania District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Patrick Murphy 125,667 50 +6
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick 124,146 50 -5
Majority
Turnout 249,813

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
William Findley Anti-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
Thomas Hartley Federalist March 4, 1795 – December 21, 1800 York Redistricted from the At-large District, Died
Vacant December 21, 1800 – January 15, 1801
John Stewart Democratic-Republican January 15, 1801 – March 3, 1803 York Redistricted to the 6th District
William Findley Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1813 Latrobe Redistricted to the 11th District
William Piper Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817 Everett Redistricted from the7th District
Alexander Ogle Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819 Somerset Not a candidate for renomination
Robert Philson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821 Berlin
John Tod Democratic-Republican March 3, 1821 – March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 13th District

1823-1833: Two seats

Seat A

Representative Party Years District home Note
Thomas Jones Rogers Jackson DR March 4, 1823 – April 20, 1824 Berlin Redistricted from the 6th District, Resigned
Vacant April 20, 1824 – December 9, 1824
George Wolf Jackson DR December 9, 1824 – March 3, 1825
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829 Resigned before the convening of the 21st Congress
Samuel A. Smith Jacksonian October 13, 1829 – March 3, 1833

Seat B

Representative Party Years District home Note
Samuel Ingham Jackson DR March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Redistricted from 6th District
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829 Resigned before the convening of the 21st Congress
Peter Ihrie, Jr. Jacksonian October 13, 1829 – March 3, 1833

1833 - Present: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
Henry King Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835 Allentown Redistricted from 7th District, Not a candidate for renomination
Edward Burd Hubley Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837 Reading Switched to the Democratic Party
Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Peter Newhard Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843 Allentown Not a candidate for renomination
Jeremiah Brown Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Lancaster Redistricted from 4th District, Not a candidate for renomination
John Strohm Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849 Lancaster
Thaddeus Stevens Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853 York
Henry A. Muhlenberg Democratic March 4, 1853 – January 9, 1854 Reading Died
Vacant January 9, 1854 – February 4, 1854
J. Glancy Jones Democratic February 4, 1854 – October 30, 1858 Reading appointed United States Minister to Austria
Vacant October 30, 1858 – December 7, 1858
William H. Keim Republican December 7, 1858 – March 3, 1859 Reading
John Schwartz Anti-Lecompton Democrat March 4, 1859 – June 20, 1860 Reading Died
Vacant June 20, 1860 – December 3, 1860
Jacob K. McKenty Democrat December 3, 1860 – March 3, 1861 Not a candidate for renomination
Sydenham E. Ancona Democrat March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1867 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
James L. Getz Democrat March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873 Not a candidate for renomination
Hiester Clymer Democrat March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1881
Daniel Ermentrout Democrat March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1889 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
William Mutchler Democrat March 4, 1889 – June 23, 1893 Died
Vacant June 23, 1893 – August 7, 1893
Howard Mutchler Democrat August 7, 1893 – March 3, 1895 Not a candidate for renomination
Joseph J. Hart Democrat March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897 Not a candidate for renomination
William S. Kirkpatrick Republican March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1899 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Laird H. Barber Democrat March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901 Not a candidate for renomination
Howard Mutchler Democrat March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 Not a candidate for renomination
Irving P. Wanger Republican March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1911 Redistricted from 7th District, Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Robert E. Difenderfer Democrat March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1915 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
Henry W. Watson Republican March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1923 Redistricted to Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district
Thomas S. Butler Republican March 4, 1923 - May 26, 1928 Redistricted from 9th District, Died
Vacant May 26, 1928 – November 6, 1928
James Wolfenden Republican November 6, 1928 - January 3, 1945 Redistricted to Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district
Charles L. Gerlach Republican January 3, 1945 - May 5, 1947 Redistricted from 9th District, Died
Vacant May 5, 1947 – September 9, 1947
Franklin H. Lichtenwalter Republican September 9, 1947 - January 3, 1951
Albert C. Vaughn Republican January 3, 1951 - September 1, 1951 Died
Vacant September 1, 1951 – November 6, 1951
Karl C. King Republican November 6, 1951 – January 3, 1957
Willard S. Curtin Republican January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1967
Edward G. Biester, Jr. Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1977 Furlong
Peter H. Kostmayer Democrat January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981 New Hope
James K. Coyne, III Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 Upper Makefield
Peter H. Kostmayer Democrat January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 New Hope
James C. Greenwood Republican January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2005
Mike Fitzpatrick Republican January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007 Levittown
Patrick Murphy Democrat January 3, 2007 – Present Bristol Township Incumbent

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