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Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district

Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district
Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Matthew Cartwright (DMoosic)
Cook PVI D+4[1]

Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district is represented by Democrat Matthew Cartwright.

Contents

  • List of representatives 1
  • Counties and municipalities within the district 2005 - 2013 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

List of representatives

Because congressional districts are reconfigured and renumbered every 10 years (and occasionally at other times), the following chart displays each time Pennsylvania's districts were changed.

Representative Party Years Electoral history Redistricting
District Created in 1823
George Plumer Jacksonian
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Redistricted from the 11th district
United States Census, 1820:
1823 – 1833
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Richard Coulter Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1833
Redistricted to the 19th district
John Laporte Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
Retired United States Census, 1830:
1833 – 1843
Samuel Wells Morris Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
Retired
Davis Dimock, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1841 –
January 13, 1842
Died
Vacant January 13, 1842 –
March 18, 1842
Almon H. Read Democratic March 18, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
Redistricted to the 12th district
James Irvin Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Redistricted from the 14th district United States Census, 1840:
1843 – 1853
John Blanchard Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
Samuel Calvin Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
Retired
Andrew Parker Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Samuel L. Russell Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Retired United States Census, 1850:
1853 – 1863
David Fullerton Robison Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Lost re-election
Wilson Reilly Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Lost re-election
Edward McPherson Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Lost re-election
Archibald McAllister Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
Retired United States Census, 1860:
1863 – 1873
Abraham A. Barker Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
Lost re-election
Daniel J. Morrell Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
Lost re-election
Robert M. Speer Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
Retired
United States Census, 1870:
1873 – 1875
John Reilly Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Lost re-election 1875 – 1883
Jacob M. Campbell Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
Lost re-election
Alexander H. Coffroth Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
Jacob M. Campbell Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
Jacob M. Campbell Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Lost re-election United States Census, 1880:
1883 – 1889
Edward Scull Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Redistricted to the 20th Congressional District
Charles R. Buckalew Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Redistricted from the 11th district 1889 – 1893
Simon Peter Wolverton Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Simon Peter Wolverton Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
Retired United States Census, 1890:
1893 – 1903
Monroe Henry Kulp Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
Lost re-election
Rufus King Polk Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 5, 1902
Died
Vacant March 5, 1902 –
November 4, 1902
Alexander Billmeyer Democratic November 4, 1902 –
March 3, 1903
Retired
Thaddeus Maclay Mahon Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Redistricted from the 18th district
Retired
United States Census, 1900:
1903 – 1913
Benjamin K. Focht Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1913
Lost re-election
Franklin Lewis Dershem Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Lost re-election United States Census, 1910:
1913 – 1923
Benjamin K. Focht Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
Lost re-election
Herbert W. Cummings Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
Lost re-election United States Census, 1920:
1923 – 1933
Frederick W. Magrady Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
Lost re-election
J. William Ditter Republican March 4, 1933 –
November 21, 1943
Died United States Census, 1930:
1933 – 1943
United States Census, 1940:
1943 – 1945
Vacant November 21, 1943 –
January 18, 1944
Samuel K. McConnell, Jr. Republican January 18, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to the 16th district
Richard M. Simpson Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
From and to the 18th district 1945 – 1953
Alvin Bush Republican January 3, 1953 –
November 5, 1959
Redistricted from the 15th district
Died
United States Census, 1950:
1953 – 1963
Vacant November 5, 1959 –
April 26, 1960
Herman T. Schneebeli Republican April 26, 1960 –
January 3, 1977
Retired
United States Census, 1960:
1963 – 1973
United States Census, 1970:
1973 – 1983
Allen E. Ertel Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
Retired
George Gekas Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
Lost re-election United States Census, 1980:
1983 – 1993
United States Census, 1990:
1993 – 2003
Tim Holden Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Redistricted from the 6th district in 2002
Lost renomination in 2012
United States Census, 2000:
2003 – 2013
(Berks, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill)
Matthew Cartwright Democratic January 3, 2013 –
present
First elected in 2012 United States Census, 2010:
2013 – 2023

Counties and municipalities within the district 2005 - 2013

Berks County: Townships of Alsace, Bern (Districts 1 and 2), Bethel, Centre, Earl (District 1), Greenwich, Heidelberg, Jefferson, Maidencreek, Marion, Muhlenberg (Districts 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8), North Heidelberg, Oley, Ontelaunee, Penn, Perry, Pike, Richmond, Rockland, Ruscombmanor, Tilden, Tulpehocken, Upper Bern, Upper Tulpehocken, and Windsor; Boroughs of Bernville, Centerport, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Laureldale, Leesport, Lenhartsville, Lyons, Robesonia, Shoemakersville, Strausstown, and Womelsdorf.


Lebanon County: all

Perry County: Townships of Buffalo, Centre, Juniata, Miller, Oliver (all blocks except 6999 of tract 030200), Penn, Spring, Tuscarora, Watts, and Wheatfield; Boroughs of Bloomfield, Duncannon, New Buffalo, and Newport (District 1)

Schuylkill County: all

See also

References

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

External links

  • Congressional redistricting in Pennsylvania

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