Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district: Wikis

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Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district
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Current Representative Bill Shuster (R)
Population (2000) 646,628
Median income $34,910
Ethnicity 96.9% White, 1.6% Black, 0.4% Asian, 0.9% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+17

Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district is a relatively safe seat for the Republicans. In 2004, for example, the Republican candidate, former businessman Bill Shuster, won a convincing majority over his Democratic opponent winning 70% of the vote. In 2006, he defeated teacher Tony Barr 60%-40%. Shuster was first elected to the district in 2001.

According to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, the 9th is the most Republican district in Pennsylvania, with a score of R +17.


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Representatives

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1795-1823: One seat

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

Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note
Andrew Gregg Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1803 Bellefonte Redistricted from the At-large district;
Redistricted to the 5th district
John Smilie Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – December 30, 1812 Redistricted from the 11th district;
Died
Vacant December 30, 1812 – March 3, 1813
David Bard Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 – March 12, 1815 Alexandria Redistricted from the 4th district;
Died
Vacant March 12, 1815 – October 10, 1815
Thomas Burnside Democratic-Republican October 10, 1815 – April 1816 Milroy Appointed president judge of Luzerne District Courts
Vacant April, 1816 – October 8, 1816
William Plunkett Maclay Democratic-Republican October 8, 1816 – March 3, 1821 Milroy Retired
John Brown Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 12th district

1823-1833: Three seats

Seat A

Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note
George Kremer Jacksonian March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1829
James Ford Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833

Seat B

Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note
Samuel McKean Jacksonian March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1829
Philander Stephens Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833

Seat C

Representative Party Years ↑ District home Note
William Cox Ellis Jacksonian Federalist March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Espy Van Horne Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Alem Marr Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
Lewis Dewart Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833

1833 - Present: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
Henry A. P. Muhlenberg Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837 Reading Redistricted from 7th District
Democrat March 4, 1837 – February 8, 1838 Resigned after being appointed as United States Minister to the Austrian Empire
Vacant February 8, 1838 – March 17, 1838
George M. Keim Democrat March 17, 1838 – March 3, 1843 Reading
John Ritter Democrat March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847 Reading Not a candidate for renomination
William Strong Democrat March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851 Reading Did not seek reelection
J. Glancy Jones Democrat March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Reading Did not seek reelection
Isaac E. Hiester Whig March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 Lancaster Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Anthony Ellmaker Roberts Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Lancaster
Republican March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 Not a candidate for re-nomination
Thaddeus Stevens Republican March 4, 1859 – August 11, 1868 Lancaster Died
Vacant August 11, 1868 – December 7, 1868
Oliver James Dickey Republican December 7, 1868 – March 3, 1873 Lancaster Not a candidate for re-nomination
A. Herr Smith Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1885 Lancaster Unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination
John A. Hiestand Republican March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889 Lancaster Unsuccessful for re-nomination
David B. Brunner Democrat March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893 Reading Not a candidate for re-nomination
Constantine J. Erdman Democrat March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897 Allentown Not a candidate for re-election
Daniel Ermentrout Democrat March 4, 1897 – September 17, 1899 Reading Died
Vacant September 17, 1899 - November 7, 1899
Henry D. Green Democrat November 7, 1899 – March 3, 1903 Reading Not a candidate for re-nomination
Henry B. Cassel Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1909 Marietta Redistricted from 10th District
William W. Griest Republican March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1923 Lancaster Redistricted to 10th District
Henry Winfield Watson Republican March 4, 1923 – August 27, 1933 Langhorne Redistricted from 8th District, Died
Vacant August 27, 1933 - November 7, 1933
Oliver W. Frey Democrat November 7, 1933 – January 3, 1939 Allentown Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Charles L. Gerlach Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1945 Allentown Redistricted to 8th District
J. Roland Kinzer Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 Lancaster Redistricted from 10th District, Not a candidate for re-nomination
Paul B. Dague Republican January 3, 1947 – December 30, 1966 Downingtown Resigned
Vacant December 30, 1966 – January 3, 1967
G. Robert Watkins Republican January 3, 1967 – August 7, 1970 West Chester Redistricted from 7th District, Died
Vacant August 7, 1970 - November 3, 1970
John H. Ware, III Republican November 3, 1970 – January 3, 1973 Oxford Redistricted to 5th District
Bud Shuster Republican January 3, 1973 – February 3, 2001 Everett Resigned
Vacant February 4, 2001 – May 15, 2001
Bill Shuster Republican May 15, 2001 – present Hollidaysburg Incumbent

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