Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district


Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
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Current Representative Chaka Fattah (D–Philadelphia)
Distribution 100.00% urban, 0.00% rural
Population (2000) 646,355
Median income $30,646
Ethnicity 30.9% White, 61.2% Black, 4.3% Asian, 3.0% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% other
Cook PVI D+38

Pennsylvania's second district includes predominantly African American sections of the city of Philadelphia-West Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, and Northwest Philadelphia in addition to Cheltenham Township in Montgomery County

The district has an overwhelming Democratic majority. It is the fifth most Democratic Congressional District out of the 435 in the nation, according to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, with a score of D +38. It is the most Democratic district outside of New York City.

Congressman Chaka Fattah has represented the district since 1995.

Contents

List of representatives

The district was organized from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district in 1791.

1791-1793: One seat

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Frederick Muhlenberg.jpg Frederick Muhlenberg Anti-
Administration
March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Redistricted from the At-large district, and
re-elected in 1790

Redistricted to the At-large district

1795-1843: multiple seats

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

Two additional seats were added in 1803. The third seat was eliminated in 1813, and the second seat eliminated in 1823. In 1833, the second seat was restored. In 1843, it returned to being a single-member district.

Congress Years   Seat A   Seat B   Seat C
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
4th March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Frederick Muhlenberg Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted from the At-large district, and
re-elected in 1794

Retired
5th March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Blair McClenachan Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1796

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6th March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
Michael Leib Democratic-
Republican
First elected in 1798
7th March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Re-elected in 1800

Redistricted to the 1st district
8th March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Robert Brown Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted from the 4th district, and
re-elected in 1802
Frederick Conrad Democratic-
Republican
First elected in 1802 Isaac Van Horne Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted from the 4th district, and
re-elected in 1802

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9th March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
Re-elected in 1804 Re-elected in 1804

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John Pugh Democratic-
Republican
First elected in 1804
10th March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
Re-elected in 1806 William Milnor Federalist First elected in 1806 Re-elected in 1806

Lost re-election
11th March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Re-elected in 1808 Re-elected in 1808

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John Ross Democratic-
Republican
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12th March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Re-elected in 1810

Redistricted to the 6th district
Jonathan Roberts Democratic-
Republican
First elected in 1810 William Rodman Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1810

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13th March 4, 1813 –
February 24, 1814
Roger Davis Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted from the 3rd district, and
re-elected in 1812

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Re-elected in 1812

Resigned when elected U.S. Senator
February 24, 1814 –
October 11, 1814
Vacant
October 11, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
Samuel Henderson Federalist Won special election in 1814

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14th March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
William Darlington Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1814

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John Hahn Democratic-
Republican
Elected in 1814

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15th March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Isaac Darlington Federalist Elected in 1816

Retired
Levi Pawling Federalist Elected in 1816

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16th March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
William Darlington Democratic-
Republican
First elected in 1818 Samuel Gross Democratic-
Republican
First elected in 1818
17th March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Re-elected in 1820

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Re-elected in 1820

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18th March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Joseph Hemphill Jacksonian Federalist Redistricted from the 1st district, and
re-elected in 1822
19th March 4, 1825 –
1826
Re-elected in 1824

Resigned
1826 –
October 26, 1826
Vacant
October 26, 1826 –
March 3, 1827
Thomas Kittera Adams Won special election in 1826

Lost re-election
20th March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
John Sergeant Adams Elected in 1826

Lost re-election
21st March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Joseph Hemphill Jacksonian Elected in 1828

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22nd March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Henry Horn Jacksonian Elected in 1830

Lost re-election
23rd March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Horace Binney Anti-
Jacksonian
Elected in 1832

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James Harper Anti-
Jacksonian
First elected in 1832
24th March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Joseph R. Ingersoll Anti-
Jacksonian
Elected in 1834

Retired
Re-elected in 1834

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25th March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
John Sergeant Whig First elected in 1836 George W. Toland Whig First elected in 1836
26th March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
Re-elected in 1838 Re-elected in 1838
27th March 3, 1841 –
September 15, 1841
Re-elected in 1840

Resigned
Re-elected in 1840

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September 15, 1841 –
October 12, 1841
Vacant
October 12, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Joseph R. Ingersoll Whig Won special election in 1842

1843-present: One seat

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Replace this image male.svg Joseph R. Ingersoll Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
Declined to accept renomination
Replace this image male.svg Joseph R. Chandler Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1855
Lost re-election
Replace this image male.svg Job R. Tyson Whig March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
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Replace this image male.svg Edward J. Morris Whig March 4, 1857 –
June 8, 1861
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to the Ottoman Empire
Vacant June 8, 1861 –
July 2, 1861
Replace this image male.svg Charles J. Biddle Democratic July 2, 1861 –
March 4, 1863
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Replace this image male.svg Charles O'Neill Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1871
Lost re-election
Replace this image male.svg John V. Creely Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Disappeared
Replace this image male.svg Charles O'Neill Republican March 4, 1873 –
November 25, 1893
Died
Vacant November 25, 1893 –
December 19, 1893
Replace this image male.svg Robert Adams, Jr. Republican December 19, 1893 –
June 1, 1906
Died
Vacant June 1, 1906 –
November 6, 1906
Replace this image male.svg John E. Reyburn Republican November 6, 1906 –
March 31, 1907
Resigned to become Mayor of Philadelphia
Vacant March 31, 1907 –
November 5, 1907
Replace this image male.svg Joel Cook Republican November 5, 1907 –
December 15, 1910
Died
Vacant December 15, 1910 –
May 23, 1911
Replace this image male.svg William S. Reyburn Republican May 23, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
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Replace this image male.svg George S. Graham Republican March 4, 1913 –
July 4, 1931
Died
Vacant July 4, 1931 –
November 3, 1931
Replace this image male.svg Edward L. Stokes Republican November 3, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the 6th district
James M Beck.jpg James M. Beck Republican March 3, 1933 –
September 30, 1934
Redistricted from the 1st district

Resigned to object to the New Deal
Vacant September 30, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
Replace this image male.svg William H. Wilson Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
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Replace this image male.svg James P. McGranery Democratic January 3, 1937 –
November 17, 1943
Resigned to become assistant to the Attorney General
Vacant November 17, 1943 –
January 18, 1944
Replace this image male.svg Joseph M. Pratt Republican January 18, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
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Replace this image male.svg William T. Granahan Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
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Replace this image male.svg Robert N. McGarvey Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
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Replace this image male.svg William T. Granahan Democratic January 3, 1949 –
May 25, 1956
Died
Vacant May 25, 1956 –
November 6, 1956
Kathryn Granahan.jpg Kathryn E. Granahan Democratic November 6, 1956 –
January 3, 1963
First elected in 1956
(See Widow's succession)

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Robert Nix, Sr..jpg Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1979
Redistricted from the 4th district
William Gray III.jpg William H. Gray Democratic January 3, 1979 –
September 11, 1991
Resigned to serve as President of the United Negro College Fund
Vacant September 11, 1991 –
November 5, 1991
Lucien Blackwell.jpg Lucien E. Blackwell Democratic November 5, 1991 –
January 3, 1995
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Chaka Fattah official House photo.jpg Chaka Fattah Democratic January 3, 1995 –
present
Incumbent

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