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Name Position Session Party County District Born/Died
Adams Jr, Robert 1883-1886 R Philadelphia 6 02/26/1849 - 06/01/1906
Alexander, James B. 1873-1875* R Philadelphia 1 1804 - 10/25/1888
Arlene Sr., Herbert 1967-1980 D Philadelphia 3 09/05/1917 - 11/09/1989
Aron, Max 1921-1936 R Philadelphia 5 10/15/1885 - 02/02/1950
Baker, George N 1833-1836* D Philadelphia 2 1788 - 1859
Barclay, John 1811-1814* F Philadelphia 1 1750 - 1816
Becker, Elwood 1891-1898 R Philadelphia 2 1853 - 1903
Benner Jr., Henry Lewis 1845-1847* D Philadelphia 2 03/11/1806 - 04/26/1862
Berkelbach, William H 1901-1904 R Philadelphia 5 1850 -
Biddle, Charles 1811-1814* F Philadelphia 0 1745 - 1821
Biddle, Nicholas 1813-1816* F Philadelphia 1 1786 - 1844
Binder, William 1809-1812* DR Philadelphia 0 1768 - 1842
Bingham, William Speaker 1793-1796* F Philadelphia 0 1752 - 1804
Boyd, William 1831-1834* D Philadelphia 1 1772 - 1847
Breck, Samuel 1831-1834* NR Philadelphia 2 1771 - 1862
Bright, Michael 1807-1808 DR Philadelphia 0
Brown, Charles 1837-1839* D Philadelphia 2 1797 - 1883
Brown, Charles Lincoln 1897-1908* R Philadelphia 5 1864 -
Browne, Nathaniel Borrodaille Speaker 1855-1857* D Philadelphia 0 07/21/1819 - 03/13/1875
Burden, Jesse Reading Speaker 1827-1838* D Philadelphia 0 01/08/1796 - 05/02/1875
Byrne Jr, John F 1967-1970 D Philadelphia 6 1935 -
Byrne Sr, John F 1951-1952 D Philadelphia 8
Camiel, Peter J 1953-1964 D Philadelphia 3 1910 - 1991
Cianfrani, Henry J 1967-1978 D Philadelphia 1 1923 - 2002
Cochran, John 1879-1882 D Philadelphia 2 1841 -
Connell, George C 1861-1869* R Philadelphia 1,4 1815 - 1871
Connelly, John 1809-1810 F Philadelphia 0 1755 - 1827
Cornman, Oliver Perry 1845-1847 D Philadelphia 2 1813 - 04/19/1883
Crabb, William A 1843-1855* W Philadelphia 1
Crispin, Benjamin Speaker 1841-1843* D, BD Philadelphia 2 1792 - 1864
Crouse, Jacob 1875-1898* R Philadelphia 8 1840 -
Daix Jr, Augustus Felix President Pro Tempore 1913-1932 R Philadelphia 7 10/03/1866 - 05/05/1932
Davis, Elisha W. Speaker 1873-1876 R Philadelphia 5 09/08/1828 - 02/13/1887
Dechert, Robert Porter 1871-1872 D Philadelphia 1 08/16/1842 - 05/12/1894
Devlin, Charles P. 1889-1890 D Philadelphia 3 01/21/1849 - 10/01/1930
DiSilvestro, Anthony 1937-1966 D Philadelphia 1 1904 - 1969
Donolow, Benjamin 1955-1972 D Philadelphia 2 1917 - 1972
Donovan, Cornelius M 1861-1865* D Philadelphia 1,3
Dorsey, John 1805-1808* DR Delaware, Philadelphia 0 1755 - 1821
Dougherty, Charles F 1973-1980 R Philadelphia 5 1937 -
Duncan, Stephen 1821-1830* F Philadelphia 2 1796 - 1860
Dunkle, Aaron K. 1875-1878 R Philadelphia 6 05/27/1837 - 08/16/1890
Durham, Israel Wilson 1897-1910* R Philadelphia 2,6 10/24/1855 - 06/28/1909
Elliott, William 1879-1882 R Philadelphia 6 03/02/1816 - 10/29/1880
Emlen, George 1823-1826* F Philadelphia 1 1784 - 1850
Enue Jr, James 1843 D Philadelphia 2 1806 - 1853
FARNESE JR., LAWRENCE M Minority Caucus Secretary 2009-2020 D Philadelphia 1 06/01/1968 -
Farley, Richard V 1913-1916 D Philadelphia 5 1873 - 1941
Farrell, Louis H 1939-1950 R Philadelphia 8 1877 - 1953
Fattah, Chaka 1989-1994 D Philadelphia 7 11/21/1956 -
Fernon, Thomas Sargent 1849-1851* D Philadelphia 2 1818 - 1896
Forsythe, Thomas H 1847-1851* D Philadelphia 2 1803 - 1871
Foulkrod, John 1843-1845* D Philadelphia 2 1792 - 1862
Foulkrod, Levi 1853 W Philadelphia 2 1811 - 1854
Fraley, Frederick 1837-1839* W Philadelphia 1 1804 - 1901
Frazier, Bertram G 1929-1950* R Philadelphia 4 1878 - 1963
Fumo, Vincent J 1977-2008 D Philadelphia 1 1943 -
GRAY, WILLIAM 1959-1964 D Philadelphia 0
Gable, Vivian Frank 1901-1902 R Philadelphia 8 04/13/1873 - 11/19/1937
Gamble, James 1801-1806* JR Delaware, Philadelphia 0 1753 - 1813
Gibbons, Charles L. Speaker 1845-1847 W Philadelphia 1 03/30/1814 - 08/14/1884
Goodwin, William 1853-1855* D Philadelphia 2
Gordon, James Gay 1881-1884 D Philadelphia 3 11/11/1855 - 03/30/1937
Grady, John Cadwalader President Pro Tempore 1877-1904* R Philadelphia 7 10/08/1847 - 03/05/1916
Gransback, Harry 1901-1906 R Philadelphia 2 1836 - 1918
Gratz, Jacob 1841 D Philadelphia 1 1788 - 1856
Gray, George 1919-1922 R Philadelphia 8 1874 - 1940
Gray, Henry Wolf 1871 R Philadelphia 4 1830 - 1907
Groves, Daniel 1821-1826* DR Philadelphia 2 1773 - 1846
Gurney, Francis 1797-1802* F Delaware, Philadelphia 0 1738 - 1815
Hackett, Horatio Balch 1903-1906 R Philadelphia 8 01/08/1844 - 07/12/1905
Hamilton, Samuel G 1853 NA Philadelphia 2 1830 -
Hankins, Freeman Caucus Administrator 1967-1988 D Philadelphia 7 09/30/1918 - 12/31/1988
Hanna, James 1837-1838 W Philadelphia 2 1806 - 1888
Hare, Robert Speaker 1795-1800* F Delaware, Philadelphia 0 1752 - 1811
Harper, Francis Jacob 1834-1836 D Philadelphia 2 03/05/1800 - 03/18/1837
Harrison, John T 1903-1904 R Philadelphia 4 1848 - 1904
Hassinger, David S 1831-1834* D Philadelphia 1 1797 - 1867
Hay, Peter 1827-1830* OSJ Philadelphia 2 1786 - 1879
Henry, J Bayard 1899-1902 R Philadelphia 4 1857 - 1926
Henszey, Alexander Wilson 1869-1871* R Philadelphia 2 1826 -
Heston, Edward Warner 1803-1810* JR Delaware, Philadelphia 0 1745 - 1824
Hill, Louis G 1969-1978 D Philadelphia 36 1924 -
Holzwarth, George W 1899-1900 R Philadelphia 2 1860 - 1900
Horter Sr., Hiram 1875-1876 R Philadelphia 7 1828 - 08/05/1904
Hughes, Benjamin F 1883-1886 R Philadelphia 8
Humphreys, Clement 1809-1810 JR Philadelphia 0
Hunsicker, William Cosgrove 1927-1936 R Philadelphia 3 1873 -
Ingram, Harlan G 1857 D Philadelphia 1 1821 -
Israel, Israel 1797-1798 JR Delaware, Philadelphia 0 1746 - 1822
Jaspan, H Jerome 1937-1948 D Philadelphia 3 1897 - 1969
Jenkins, Owen Blair 1915-1918 R Philadelphia 6 1862 - 1925
Johanson, Louis Carl 1965-1966 D Philadelphia 3 1929 - 2004
Jones, Horatio Gates 1875-1882* R Philadelphia 4 01/09/1822 - 03/14/1893
Jones, John H 1799-1802* F Delaware, Philadelphia 0 1744 - 1824
Jones, Roxanne H. 1985-1996 D Philadelphia 3 05/03/1928 - 05/19/1996
Kennedy, Joseph P. 1881-1886 D Philadelphia 2 12/09/1857 - 06/19/1886
Kephart, A Evans 1939-1954 R Philadelphia 2 1905 - 2008
Keyser, William H 1901-1912 R Philadelphia 3 1855 -
Kitchen, Shirley M. 1997-2016 D Philadelphia 3 09/18/1946 -
Krause, Thaddeus Stevens 1923-1934 R Philadelphia 8 1867 -
Lamon, John President Pro Tempore 1873-1880* R Philadelphia 3 10/17/1828 - 01/26/1916
Leib, Michael 1817-1822* DR Philadelphia 1 1760 - 1822
Levin, Herbert S 1939-1940 D Philadelphia 0
Lewis, H Craig 1975-1994 D Bucks, Philadelphia 6 1944 - 2013
Lloyd Jr, James R 1979-1984 D Philadelphia 5 1950 - 1989
Lord Jr, John W 1947-1950 R Philadelphia 6 1901 - 1973
Lynch, Francis J 1973-1994 D Philadelphia 2 1920 - 1993
Macfarlane, John J. 1883-1890 R Philadelphia 4 06/05/1846 - 01/07/1930
Maghee, William 1815-1818* F Philadelphia 1 1754 - 1825
Marks, Bruce S 1993-1994 R Philadelphia 2 1957 -
Marselis, Isaac Nathaniel 1857-1859* D Philadelphia 1 1801 - 1875
Martin, David 1899-1920* R Philadelphia 5,8 1845 - 1920
Matthias, Benjamin Speaker 1847-1851* W Philadelphia 1 1808 - 1852
McAleer, William 1887-1890 D Philadelphia 2 01/06/1838 - 04/19/1912
McCandless, William 1867-1869 D Philadelphia 1 1835 - 06/17/1884
McClure, Alexander Kelly 1861-1874* R Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Philadelphia 4,18 01/09/1828 - 06/06/1909
McCormack, Thomas J 1977-1978 D Philadelphia 36 1922 - 1998
McCreesh, John J 1935-1958* D Philadelphia 4 1881 - 1959
McCreesh, Thomas P 1959-1974 D Philadelphia 4,8 1928 - 02/19/2016
McCrossin, Lawrence E 1929-1930 D Philadelphia 1 1878 - 1929
McCully, Thomas 1841 D Philadelphia 2
McCusker, Francis P 1953-1954 R Philadelphia 8 1912 - 1978
McElhenny, Francis Salisbury 1907-1914 R Philadelphia 6 1873 - 1927
McGlinchey, Herbert J 1965-1972 D Philadelphia 5 1904 - 1992
McKinney, Paul 1975-1982 D Philadelphia 8 04/16/1923 - 06/28/1995
McLaughlin III, William John 1965-1966 R Philadelphia 6 1928 - 1971
McMullin, Robert 1819-1820 F Philadelphia 1
McNichol, James P 1905-1916 D Philadelphia 3,7 1864 - 1917
McNichol, William J 1919-1926 R Philadelphia 3 1885 - 1926
Meade, John R 1949-1952 R Philadelphia 3 1907 - 1987
Miller, Abraham 1835-1838* D Philadelphia 1 1858
Morgan, Benjamin Rawle 1797-1818* F Philadelphia 0 1764 - 1840
Morris, Anthony Speaker 1791-1794* F Philadelphia 0 1766 - 1860
Mullin, William Vincent 1955-1966 D Philadelphia 8 1900 - 1966
Murphy, John T 1907-1910 R Philadelphia 8 1860 - 1968
Nagle, David A. 1869-1878* D Philadelphia 2,3 1839 - 03/18/1878
Newell, William Imlay 1877-1882* R Philadelphia 8 1835 - 1912
Newlin, Nathaniel 1795-1800* F Delaware, Philadelphia 0 1733 - 1823
Nichols, Jeremiah 1861-1865* W Philadelphia 1 1823 - 1869
Norris, Alexander Wilson 1881-1882 R Philadelphia 6 1842 - 05/21/1888
Nulty, James T. 1911-1914 FD Philadelphia 8 05/09/1857 - 02/26/1935
O'Neill, Charles 1853 W Philadelphia 1 1821 - 1893
Osbourn, Francis Augustus 1887-1902 R Philadelphia 3 03/01/1845 - 01/20/1921
Parker, John H 1859 R Philadelphia 1
Patton, Edward Wagner 1915-1926 R Philadelphia 4 06/09/1846 - 04/06/1926
Peltz, Alexander M 1837-1838 D Philadelphia 2 1808 - 1838
Pennell, William 1805-1808* JR Delaware, Philadelphia 0 1767 - 1817
Penniman, Edward A 1843 D Philadelphia 2
Penrose, Boies President Pro Tempore 1887-1898 R Philadelphia 6 11/01/1860 - 12/31/1921
Penrose, Charles Bingham Speaker 1833-1857* DR, W, R Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Perry, Philadelphia 1,14,16 10/06/1798 - 04/06/1857
Peters II, Richard Speaker 1790-1792 W Philadelphia 0 06/22/1743 - 08/22/1828
Porter, Charles A 1891-1896 R Philadelphia 5 1839 - 1907
Porter, John 1801-1804* JR Delaware, Philadelphia 0 1760 - 1833
Powel, John Hare 1827-1830 F, NR Philadelphia 1 04/22/1786 - 06/24/1856
Powel, Samuel Speaker 1790-1794 F Delaware, Philadelphia 0 10/28/1738 - 09/29/1793
Pratt II, Henry Charles 1855 R Philadelphia 2 1814 -
Price, Eli Kirk 1854-1856 0, W Philadelphia 1 07/20/1797 - 11/14/1884
Pytko, Walter S 1935-1938 D Philadelphia 8 1901 - 1992
Raguet, Condy 1817-1822* F Philadelphia 1 1784 - 1842
Randall, Samuel Jackson 1857-1859 D Philadelphia 1 10/10/1828 - 04/13/1890
Read, John 1817-1818 F Philadelphia 1 1769 - 1854
Reed, William Bradford 1841 W Philadelphia 1 1806 - 1876
Reyburn, John Edgar Speaker 1877-1892 R Philadelphia 5 02/07/1845 - 01/04/1914
Ridgway, Jacob Elwood 1863-1868 R Philadelphia 1,2 08/19/1824 - 05/06/1909
Robertson, James 1821-1824* F Philadelphia 1
Rocks, M Joseph 1981-1990 D Philadelphia 4 1947 -
Rosenfeld, Maxwell S 1945-1952 D Philadelphia 7 1906 -
Rovner, Robert A 1971-1974 R Philadelphia 6 1943 -
Sabatina Jr., John Patrick 2015-2022 D Philadelphia 5 10/06/1970 -
Salus, Samuel Wieder President Pro Tempore 1911-1938 R Philadelphia 2 08/30/1872 - 12/29/1945
Salvatore, Frank A 1985-2000 R Philadelphia 5 1922 - 2014
Savery, Peleg Bahrows 1849-1851* D Philadelphia 2 1805 - 1863
Say, Benjamin 1799-1801 R Delaware, Philadelphia 0 08/28/1755 - 04/23/1813
Scanlon, Joseph J 1969-1970 D Philadelphia 4 1924 - 1970
Schwartz, Allyson Y 1991-2004 D Philadelphia 4 1948 -
Scott, John R.K 1937-1938 R Philadelphia 0 1873 - 1945
Scott, John Morin President Pro Tempore 1899-1908 R Philadelphia 2,6 09/19/1858 - 10/03/1945
Sellers, John 1791-1794* F Delaware, Philadelphia 0 1728 - 1804
Shapiro, Harry 1933-1944 R, D Philadelphia 7 1887 - 1967
Shearer, Jacob 1813-1816* DR Philadelphia 1 1755 - 1837
Sheatz, John Oscar 1913-1914 R Philadelphia 4
Shepard, Jesse S 1903-1906 R Philadelphia 4 1872 -
Silvert, Martin 1951-1964 D Philadelphia 6 1894 - 1965
Small, William Franklin 1847-1849 D Philadelphia 2 09/16/1820 - 06/13/1877
Smith, George Handy President Pro Tempore 1875-1896* R Philadelphia 1 07/21/1832 - 04/14/1898
Smith, George Rush 1861 R Philadelphia 1 10/02/1815 - 06/23/1865
Smith, Joseph F 1971-1982 D Philadelphia 4 1920 - 1999
Smith, William Wallace 1915-1918 R Philadelphia 8 1871 - 1917
Snyder, Michael 1837-1839* D Philadelphia 2
Sommer, Jacob 1805-1808* CR Philadelphia 0 1758 - 1827
Spackman, Henry Spencer 1839-1844* WA Philadelphia 1 03/11/1811 - 02/09/1875
Stack III, Michael J. 2001-2014 D Philadelphia 5 06/05/1963 -
Stampone, Nicholas P 1981-1982 D Philadelphia 4 1927 - 2009
Stevenson, Samuel 1837-1839* D Philadelphia 2 1805 - 1886
Stiefel, Israel 1937-1964 D Philadelphia 5 1898 - 1966
Stinson, William G 1993-1994 D Philadelphia 2 1945 -
Street, T. Milton 1981-1984 R Philadelphia 3 04/25/1941 -
Sutherland, Joel Barlow 1815-1816 D Philadelphia 2 1792 - 1861
Taylor, Henry S. 1887-1890 R Philadelphia 8 03/11/1859 - 02/06/1889
Taylor, Joseph 1831-1834* D Philadelphia 2 1791 - 1869
Thomas, Charles Wesley President Pro Tempore 1891-1898 R Philadelphia 4 06/06/1860 - 06/14/1907
Toland, George W. 1833-1836* D Philadelphia 1 1796 - 1869
Trainer, Joseph C 1931-1936 R Philadelphia 1 1872 - 1943
Tustin, Ernest Leigh 1907-1910 R Philadelphia 4 1862 - 1921
Vare Sr., Edwin Hornberger 1909-1922 R Philadelphia 1 07/19/1862 - 10/16/1922
Vare, Flora Morris 1925-1928 R Philadelphia 1 07/26/1873 - 05/27/1962
Vare, George Augustus 1897-1908 R Philadelphia 1 02/07/1859 - 02/28/1908
Vare, William Scott 1923-1924 R Philadelphia 1 12/24/1867 - 08/07/1934
Washington, LeAnna M. 2005-2014 D Montgomery, Philadelphia 4 07/08/1945 -
Watt, William W 1869 R Philadelphia 1 1817 - 1870
Weiner, Charles R. Majority Floor Leader,
Minority Floor Leader
1953-1967 D Philadelphia 7 06/27/1922 - 11/09/2005
Whelen, Israel 1795-1798* F Delaware, Philadelphia 0 1752 - 1806
Williams, Hardy 1983-1998 D Philadelphia 8 04/14/1931 - 01/07/2010
Wilson, Stephen Fowler 1863-1865 R Philadelphia 1 09/04/1821 - 03/30/1897
Wolf, Clarence 1909-1912 R Philadelphia 7 1937
Woodward, George 1919-1946 R Philadelphia 6 1863 - 1952
Worrell, Joseph 1813-1814 DR Philadelphia 0
Wright, Richardson L 1857-1859* D Philadelphia 1 1820 -
Wurtz, John 1821-1824* F Philadelphia 1 1792 - 1861

*served non-consecutive terms