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Pennsylvania's 31st congressional district

Pennsylvania's 31st congressional district was one of Pennsylvania's districts of the United States House of Representatives. It existed from 1903 to 1953.


  • Geography 1
    • Boundaries in 1903 1.1
    • Boundaries in 1950 1.2
  • Demographics 2
    • Population 2.1
  • History 3
  • Elections 4
  • List of representatives 5
  • References 6
  • Election results 7
  • References 8


Created in 1903, the district served portions of the city of Pittsburgh. The district later expanded to serve portions of Allegheny County

Boundaries in 1903

During the 58th Congress, the district served Pittsburgh Wards 1-19 and Ward 23.[1]

Boundaries in 1950

During the 81st Congress, the district served Wards 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, and 32 in Pittsburgh and the following portions of Allegheny County.[2]




This district was created in 1903, then eliminated in 1953.


List of representatives

Representative Party Years Electoral history

Henry K. Porter Independent Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
Lost re-nomination in 1905
James F. Burke Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1915
John M. Morin Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
Redistricted from the At-large district
Redistricted to the 34th district
Adam M. Wyant Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Lost re-election in 1932
M. Clyde Kelly Republican March 3, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Redistricted from the 33rd district
Lost re-election in 1934
James L. Quinn Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
Lost re-election in 1938
John McDowell Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
Lost re-election in 1940
Samuel A. Weiss Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Redistricted to the 33rd district
Herman P. Eberharter Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted from the 32nd district
Redistricted to the 32nd district
James G. Fulton Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted to the 27th district


  1. ^ Official Congressional Directory. 53rd Congress, Special Session (1903). Page 109.
  2. ^ Official Congressional Directory. 81st Congress, 2d Session (1950). Page 117.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

Election results


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