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NAL DISTRICTS OF THE STATE
15 OF 1920
APPORTIONMENT OF THE STATE.
The House of Representatives of the United States is composed of members elected for the term of two years, by districts. The number apportioned to the State of Pennsylvania has varied at each derennial census, as shown by the following table :
(Act of the Legislature Approved May 10, 1921, P. L. 444.) Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That, for the purpose of electing representatives of the people of Pennsylvania to serve in the House of Representatives in the Congress of the United States, this State shall be divided into thirty-six districts, as follows:
The first district shall consist of the first, seventh, twenty-sixth, thirtieth, thirtysixth, thirty-ninth, and forty-eighth wards of the city of Philadelphia.
The second district shall consist of the eighth, ninth, tenth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, twentieth, and thirty-seventh wards of the city of Philadelphia.
*Under the census of 1880, and by the Act of Assembly of 1887 the State was divided into twenty-eight districts. The ratio of representation fixed by Congress after the census of 1890 gave two additional representatives to Pennsylvania, making the total thirty. No apportionment of the State having been made by the Legislature the two not representing fixed districts were elected by the voters of the entire State,
Under the census of 1910, and by Act of Congress approved August 8, 1911, the State was entitled to thirty-six representatives in Congress. On account of the Legislature not having passed a reapportionment act, four representatives in Congress were elected by the electors of the entire State.