List of Members of the United States House of Representatives in the 17th Congress by seniority

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This is a list of members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 17th United States Congress by seniority. For the most part, representatives are ranked by the beginning of their terms in office.

As an historical article, the districts and party affiliations listed reflect those during the 17th Congress (March 4, 1821–March 3, 1823). Seats and party affiliations on similar lists for other Congresses will be different for certain members.

This article describes the criteria for seniority in the House of Representatives and sets out the list of members by seniority. It is prepared on the basis of the interpretation of seniority applied to the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress. In the absence of information to the contrary, it is presumed that the twenty-first-century practice is identical to the seniority customs used during the 17th Congress.[1]

House seniority[edit]

Seniority in the House, for Congressmen with unbroken service, depends on the date on which the members first term began. That date is either the start of the Congress (4th March in odd numbered years, for the era up to and including the 73rd Congress starting in 1933) or the date of a special election during the Congress. Since many members start serving on the same day as others, ranking between them is based on alphabetical order by the last name of the congressman.

Congressmen, in early Congresses, were often elected after the legal start of the Congress. Such representatives are attributed with unbroken seniority, from the legal start of the congressional term, if they were the first person elected to a seat in a Congress. The date of the election is indicated in a note.

The seniority date is normally taken from the members entry in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, except where the date given is the legal start of the Congress and the actual election (for someone who was not the first person elected to the seat in that Congress) was later. The date of election is taken from United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997. In a few instances the latter work provides dates, for the start and end of terms, which correct those in the Biographical Directory.

The Biographical Directory normally uses the date of a special election, as the seniority date. However, mostly in early Congresses, the date of the member taking his seat can be the one given. The date of the special election is mentioned in a note to the list below, when that date is not used as the seniority date by the Biographical Directory.

Representatives who returned to the House, after having previously served, are credited with service equal to one less than the total number of terms they served. When a representative has served a prior term of less than two terms (i.e. prior term minus one equals less than one), he is ranked above all others whose service begins on the same day.

Leadership[edit]

In this Congress the only formal leader was the Speaker of the House. A Speakership election was held on December 3-4, 1821 and Philip P. Barbour (DR-VA) was elected on the tenth ballot. In the final ballot, Speaker Barbour received 88 votes, John W. Taylor (DR-NY) (Speaker at the end of the previous Congress) had 67 votes, Henry Baldwin (DR-PA) 6, Samuel Smith (DR-MD) 4, Caesar A. Rodney (DR-DE) 3 and there were 4 scattering votes. [2]

The title Dean of the House (sometimes known, in the nineteenth century, as Father of the House) was held by the member with the longest continuous service. It was not a formal leadership position.

Standing Committees[edit]

The House created its first standing committee, on April 13, 1789. There were twenty-one standing committees, listed in the rules initially used by the 17th Congress. Four additional committees were added during the Congress. The Committees on Indian Affairs was created on December 17, 1821. Standing committees on Foreign Affairs, Military Affairs and Naval Affairs were authorised, when the rules of the House were amended on March 14, 1822.

Committees, in this period, were normally appointed for a session at a time by the Speaker. However the resolution of March 30, 1816, which created the committees on departmental expenditures and Expenditures on Public Buildings, provided for those standing committees to be appointed for the whole Congress.

This list refers to the standing committees of the House in the 17th Congress, the year of establishment as a standing committee, the number of members assigned to the committee and the dates of appointment in each session (or if appropriate for the Congress), the end of the session (if appropriate) and its chairman. Chairmen, who were re-appointed after serving in the previous Congress, are indicated by an *. [3]

The first session was December 3, 1821-May 8, 1822 (157 days) and the second session was December 2, 1822-March 3, 1823 (92 days).

No. Committee From Mbrs Term Chairman
01 Accounts 1805 3 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 Samuel C. Allen (F-MA)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823
02 Agriculture 1820 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 Josiah Butler (DR-NH)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823
03 Claims 1794 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 *Lewis Williams (DR-NC)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823
04 Commerce 1795 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 *Thomas Newton, Jr. (DR-VA)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823
05 District of Columbia 1808 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 *Joseph Kent (DR-MD)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823
06 Elections 1789 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 John Sloane (DR-OH)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823
07 Expenditures in the Navy Department 1816 3 December 5, 1821-March 3, 1823 Samuel Edwards (F-PA)
08 Expenditures in the Post Office Department 1816 3 December 5, 1821-March 3, 1823 George Denison (DR-PA)
09 Expenditures in the State Department 1816 3 December 5, 1821-March 3, 1823 Silas Wood (F-NY)
10 Expenditures in the Treasury Department 1816 3 December 5, 1821-March 3, 1823 Albert H. Tracy (DR-NY)
11 Expenditures in the War Department 1816 3 December 5, 1821-March 3, 1823 George Tucker (DR-VA)
12 Expenditures on Public Buildings 1816 3 December 5, 1821-March 3, 1823 Jeremiah Nelson (F-MA)
13 Foreign Affairs 1822 7 December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823 Jonathan Russell (DR-MA)
14 Indian Affairs 1821 7 December 7, 1821-May 8, 1822 Samuel Moore (DR-PA)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823 Thomas Metcalfe (DR-KY)
15 Judiciary 1813 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 *John Sergeant (F-PA)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823 Hugh Nelson (DR-VA) (a)
16 Manufactures 1819 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 *Henry Baldwin (DR-PA)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823 John Tod (DR-PA)
17 Military Affairs 1822 7 December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823 William Eustis (DR-MA)
18 Naval Affairs 1822 7 December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823 Timothy Fuller (DR-MA)
19 Pensions and Revolutionary Claims 1813 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 *John Rhea (DR-TN)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823
20 Post Office and Post Roads 1808 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 Francis Johnson (DR-KY)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823
21 Private Land Claims 1816 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 *John W. Campbell (DR-OH)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823
22 Public Expenditures 1814 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 Thomas Montgomery (DR-KY)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823
23 Public Lands 1805 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 Christopher Rankin (DR-MS)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823
24 Revisal and Unfinished Business 1795 3 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 Samuel Lathrop (F-MA)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823 Thomas R. Ross (DR-OH)
25 Ways and Means 1802 7 December 5, 1821-May 8, 1822 *Samuel Smith (DR-MD) (b)
December 3, 1822-March 3, 1823

Notes:-

  • (a) Resigned from the House on January 14, 1823. William Plumer, Jr. (DR-NH) became Chairman for the rest of the Congress.
  • (a) Resigned from the House on December 17, 1822. Louis McLane (DR-DE) was the ranking member of the committee named for the session. He became Chairman for the rest of the Congress, although this is not recorded in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. [4]

List of Representatives by seniority[edit]

A numerical rank is assigned to each of the 186 members initially elected to the 17th Congress. Other members, who were not the first person elected to a seat but who joined the House during the Congress, are not assigned a number (except for the representative from the newly admitted state of Missouri, who is assigned the number 187). The recently admitted state of Maine was assigned six additional seats in this Congress, to add to the one transferred in the last Congress, which had previously been allocated to Massachusetts.

Eleven representatives-elect were not sworn in. 1 declined to serve (SC-8), 1 did not qualify (TN-6), 3 died (KY-8, NJ-al:Linn, NY-6), 4 resigned (KY-7, OH-4, PA-5:Duncan, PA-10:Ellis) and 2 were unseated (not having taken their seats) after election contests (MD-6, NY-1:Sharp). The list below includes the Representatives-elect (with name in italics), with the seniority they would have held if sworn in.

The notes indicate, with [H], a member (the Territorial Delegate from Florida) with a Hispanic backgrounds.

Party designations used in this article are DR for Democratic-Republican members and F for Federalist representatives. Designations used for service in the first three congresses are (A) for Anti-Administration members and (P) for Pro-Administration representatives.

Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Notes
Eleven consecutive terms
001 Thomas Newton, Jr. DR VA-21 March 4, 1801 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821. Dean of the House. Chairman: Commerce.
Ten non-consecutive terms
002 John Randolph DR VA-16 March 4, 1819 Previously served (DR) 1799-1813 and 1815-17. Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821.
Nine non-consecutive terms
003 Anthony New DR KY-5 March 4, 1821 Previously served (A-VA) 1793-95, (DR-VA) 1795-1805, (DR-KY) 1811-13 and 1817-19. Last term.
004 John Rhea DR TN-1 March 4, 1817 Previously served (DR) 1803-15. Elected to this Congress: August 9-10, 1821. Chairman: Pensions and Revolutionary Claims. Last term.
005 Samuel Smith DR MD-5 January 31, 1816 Previously served (A) 1793-95 and (DR) 1795-1803. Chairman: Ways and Means (1821-22). Resigned, to become US Senator: December 17, 1822. Elected to 18th Congress but did not take seat.
Seven non-consecutive terms
006 Burwell Bassett DR VA-13 March 4, 1821 Previously served (DR) 1805-13 and 1815-19. Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
Six consecutive terms
007 William Lowndes DR SC-9 March 4, 1811 Resigned: May 8, 1822
008 William McCoy DR VA-4 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
009 Hugh Nelson DR VA-22 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821. Chairman: Judiciary (1822-23). Resigned: January 14, 1823.
Six non-consecutive terms
010 Lemuel Sawyer DR NC-1 March 4, 1817 Previously served (DR) 1807-13. Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821. Last term until 19th Congress.
Five consecutive terms
011 John W. Taylor DR NY-11 March 4, 1813 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821
012 Philip P. Barbour DR VA-11 September 19, 1814 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821. Speaker of the House.
Five non-consecutive terms
013 Jeremiah Nelson F MA-3 March 4, 1815 Previously served (F) 1805-07. Chairman: Expenditures on Public Buildings.
014 Peter Little DR MD-5 September 2, 1816 Previously served (DR) 1811-13
015 Robert Wright DR MD-7 March 4, 1821 Previously served (DR) November 29, 1810-17. Last term.
Four consecutive terms
016 Ephraim Bateman DR NJ-al March 4, 1815 Last term
017 Lewis Williams DR NC-13 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821. Chairman: Claims.
018 John Sergeant F PA-1 October 10, 1815 Chairman: Judiciary (1821-22). Last term until 20th Congress.
019 Weldon N. Edwards DR NC-6 February 7, 1816 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821
020 William Hendricks DR IN-al December 11, 1816 Resigned, to become Governor: July 25, 1822
Four non-consecutive terms
021 Joseph Kent DR MD-2 March 4, 1819 Previously served (DR) 1811-15. Chairman: District of Columbia.
022 William Milnor F PA-1 March 4, 1821 Previously served (F) 1807-11 and 1815-17. Resigned: May 8, 1822.
023 Charles Rich DR VT-3 March 4, 1817 Previously served (DR) 1813-15
024 Ezekiel Whitman F ME-2 Previously served (F-MA) 1809-11 and 1817-21. Resigned June 1, 1822.
025 William Eustis DR MA-13 August 21, 1820 Previously served (DR) 1801-05. Chairman: Military Affairs (1822-23). Last term. Elected to 18th Congress but did not take seat.
026 Newton Cannon DR TN-5 March 4, 1819 Previously served (DR) September 16, 1814-17. Elected to this Congress: August 9-10, 1821. Last term.
Three consecutive terms
027 Joel Abbot DR GA-al March 4, 1817
028 Samuel C. Allen F MA-6 Chairman: Accounts
029 Henry Baldwin DR PA-14 Chairman: Manufactures (1821-22). Resigned: May 8, 1822.
030 William L. Ball DR VA-9 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
031 Thomas Bayly F MD-8 Last term
032 Josiah Butler DR NH-al Chairman: Agriculture. Last term.
033 John W. Campbell DR OH-2 Chairman: Private Land Claims
034 Samuel C. Crafts DR VT-5
035 John Floyd DR VA-5 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
036 Timothy Fuller DR MA-4 Chairman: Naval Affairs (1822-23)
037 Robert S. Garnett DR VA-12 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
038 Thomas H. Hall DR NC-3 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821
039 Francis Jones DR TN-3 Elected to this Congress: August 9-10, 1821. Last term.
040 John Linn DR NJ-al Died, as Representative-elect: January 5, 1821 [5]
041 Louis McLane F DE-al Chairman: Ways and Means (1822-23)
042 Charles F. Mercer F VA-8 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
043 Thomas Patterson DR PA-12
044 George Robertson DR KY-7 Resigned, as Representative-elect, in 1821 [6]
045 Alexander Smyth DR VA-6 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
046 David Trimble DR KY-1
047 Starling Tucker DR SC-4
048 Nathaniel Upham DR NH-al Last term
049 Felix Walker DR NC-12 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821. Last term.
050 Thomas J. Rogers DR PA-6 March 3, 1818
051 Samuel Moore DR PA-6 October 13, 1818 Chairman: Indian Affairs (1821-22). Resigned: May 20, 1822.
052 Enoch Lincoln DR ME-7 November 4, 1818 Previously served (DR-MA) November 4, 1818-21
053 Robert R. Reid DR GA-al February 18, 1819 Last term
Three non-consecutive terms
054 William Darlington DR PA-2 March 4, 1819 Previously served (DR) 1815-17. Last term.
055 Benjamin Hardin DR KY-10 Previously served (DR) 1815-17. Last term until 23rd Congress.
056 Joseph Hemphill F PA-1 Previously served (F) 1801-03
057 John Reed, Jr. F MA-9 March 4, 1821 Previously served (F) 1813-17
058 Thomas Montgomery DR KY-9 August 1, 1820 Previously served (DR) 1813-15. Chairman: Public Expenditures. Last term.
059 Charles Hooks DR NC-5 March 4, 1819 Previously served (DR) December 2, 1816-17. Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821.
060 Alfred Cuthbert DR GA-al March 4, 1821 Previously served (DR) December 13, 1813-November 9, 1816
Two consecutive terms
061 Mark Alexander DR VA-18 March 4, 1819 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
062 Robert Allen DR TN-4 Elected to this Congress: August 9-10, 1821
063 Henry H. Bryan DR TN-6 Elected to this Congress: August 9-10, 1821. Representative-elect, who did not qualify. [7]
064 Hutchins G. Burton DR NC-2 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821 [8]
065 John Cocke DR TN-2 Elected to this Congress: August 9-10, 1821
066 Daniel P. Cook DR IL-al
067 Joshua Cushman DR ME-6 Previously served (DR-MA) 1819-21
068 George Denison DR PA-10 Chairman: Expenditures in the Post Office Department. Last term
069 John D. Dickinson F NY-10 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Last term until 20th Congress.
070 Samuel Eddy DR RI-al
071 Henry W. Edwards DR CT-al Elected to this Congress: April 2, 1821. Last term.
072 Samuel Edwards F PA-1 Chairman: Expenditures in the Navy Department
073 Samuel Gross DR PA-2 Last term
074 Mark L. Hill DR ME-3 Previously served (DR-MA) 1819-21. Last term.
075 James Jones DR VA-19 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821. Last term.
076 Samuel Lathrop F MA-5 Chairman: Revisal and Unfinished Business (1821-22)
077 Thomas Metcalfe DR KY-3 Chairman: Indian Affairs (1822-23)
078 Raphael Neale F MD-1
079 James Overstreet DR SC-3 Died: May 24, 1822
080 Nathaniel Pitcher DR NY-12 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Last term until 22nd Congress.
081 William Plumer, Jr. DR NH-al Chairman: Judiciary (1823)
082 Christopher Rankin DR MS-al Chairman: Public Lands
083 Thomas R. Ross DR OH-6 Chairman: Revisal and Unfinished Business (1822-23)
084 John Russ DR CT-al Elected to this Congress: April 2, 1821. Last term.
085 John Sloane DR OH-1 Chairman: Elections
086 Gideon Tomlinson DR CT-al Elected to this Congress: April 2, 1821
087 Albert H. Tracy DR NY-22 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Chairman: Expenditures in the Treasury Department.
088 George Tucker DR VA-15 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821. Chairman: Expenditures in the War Department.
089 Solomon Van Rensselaer F NY-9 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Resigned: January 14, 1822.
090 Thomas Van Swearingen F VA-2 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821. Died: August 19, 1822.
091 Henry R. Warfield F MD-3
092 Jared Williams DR VA-3 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
093 Silas Wood F NY-1 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Chairman: Expenditures in the State Department.
094 William S. Archer DR VA-17 January 3, 1820 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
095 Rollin C. Mallary DR VT-1 January 13, 1820
096 Edward B. Jackson DR VA-1 October 23, 1820 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821. Last term.
097 Joseph Dane F ME-1 November 6, 1820 Last term
098 Benjamin Gorham DR MA-1 Last term until 20th Congress
099 Francis Johnson DR KY-6 November 13, 1820 Chairman: Post Office and Post Roads
100 Thomas L. Moore DR VA-10 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821. Last term.
101 Aaron Hobart DR MA-8 November 24, 1820
102 William S. Blackledge DR NC-4 February 7, 1821 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821. Last term.
Two non-consecutive terms
103 Levi Barber DR OH-3 March 4, 1821 Previously served (DR) 1817-19. Last term.
104 Thomas H. Hubbard DR NY-17 Previously served (DR) 1817-19. Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Last term.
105 Caesar A. Rodney DR DE-al Previously served (DR) 1803-05. Resigned, to become US Senator: January 24, 1822.
One term
106 Noyes Barber DR CT-al March 4, 1821 Elected to this Congress: April 2, 1821
107 Gideon Barstow DR MA-2 Elected to this Congress: April 16, 1821. Only term.
108 Francis Baylies F MA-10
109 Lewis Bigelow F MA-12 Only term
... James Blair DR SC-8 Special election, before start of Congress: February 5-6, 1821. Resigned: May 8, 1822. Only term until 21st Congress.
110 John Brown DR PA-9
111 James Buchanan F PA-3
112 Wingfield Bullock DR KY-8 Died, as Representative-elect: October 13, 1821 [9]
113 Daniel Burrows DR CT-al Elected to this Congress: April 2, 1821. Only term.
114 Churchill C. Cambreleng DR NY-2 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821
115 Samuel Campbell DR NY-15 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term.
116 George Cassedy DR NJ-al
117 Alfred Conkling DR NY-14 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term.
118 Henry W. Connor DR NC-11 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821
119 Jeremiah Cosden DR MD-6 Unseated, as Representative-elect, after an election contest: March 19, 1822 [10]
120 Josiah Crudup DR NC-8 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821. Only term.
121 James Duncan F PA-5 Resigned, as Representative-elect: April 1821 [11]
122 Job Durfee DR RI-al
123 Henry W. Dwight F MA-7
124 William C. Ellis F PA-10 Resigned, as Representative-elect: July 20, 1821. Only term until 18th Congress. [12]
125 Patrick Farrelly DR PA-15
126 John Gebhard F NY-13 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term. [13]
127 George R. Gilmer DR GA-al Only term until 20th Congress
128 Joseph Gist DR SC-7
129 Matthew Harvey DR NH-al
130 James Hawkes DR NY-15 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term.
131 Ebenezer Herrick DR ME-5 Elected to this Congress: May 7, 1821
132 George Holcombe DR NJ-al
133 John T. Johnson DR KY-3
134 Josiah S. Johnston DR LA-al Only term
135 Elias Keyes DR VT-4
136 Joseph Kirkland F NY-16 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term.
137 Jabez Leftwich DR VA-14 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
138 Elisha Litchfield DR NY-19 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821
139 John Long DR NC-10 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821
140 James Matlack DR NJ-al
141 Aaron Matson DR NH-al
142 John Mattocks DR VT-6 Only term until 19th Congress
143 Richard McCarty DR NY-8 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term.
144 George McDuffie DR SC-5
145 Archibald McNeill F NC-7 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821. Only term until 19th Congress.
146 James McSherry F PA-5 Only term
147 James S. Mitchell DR PA-4
148 Thomas R. Mitchell DR SC-2 Only term until 19th Congress
149 Gabriel Moore DR AL-al Elected to this Congress: August 5-6, 1821
150 John J. Morgan DR NY-2 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821
151 John Nelson DR MD-4 Only term
152 Walter Patterson F NY-5 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term.
153 John Phillips F PA-3 Only term
154 Jeremiah H. Pierson DR NY-3 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term.
155 George Plumer DR PA-11
156 Joel R. Poinsett DR SC-1
157 Joseph Richardson DR SC-8 Declined to serve, as Representative-elect, before start of Congress [14]
158 William B. Rochester DR NY-20 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821
159 Charles H. Ruggles F NY-7 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term.
160 Jonathan Russell DR MA-11 Chairman: Foreign Affairs (1822-23). Only term.
161 Romulus M. Saunders DR NC-9 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1821
162 Peter Sharpe DR NY-1 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Unseated, as Representative-elect, after an election contest: December 12, 1821. [15]
163 Arthur Smith DR VA-20 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
164 William Smith DR VA-7
165 Elijah Spencer DR NY-21 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term.
166 Ansel Sterling DR CT-al Elected to this Congress: April 2, 1821
167 Micah Sterling F NY-18 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term.
168 Andrew Stevenson DR VA-23 Elected to this Congress: April 1-30, 1821
169 Andrew Stewart DR PA-13
170 Ebenezer Stoddard DR CT-al Elected to this Congress: April 2, 1821
171 Samuel Swan DR NJ-al
172 Edward F. Tattnall DR GA-al
173 Wiley Thompson DR GA-al
174 John Tod DR PA-8 Chairman: Manufactures (1822-23)
175 Selah Tuthill DR NY-6 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Died, as Representative-elect: September 7, 1821. [16]
176 Joseph Vance DR OH-5
177 William W. Van Wyck DR NY-4 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821
178 Reuben H. Walworth DR NY-12 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term.
179 Thomas Whipple, Jr. DR NH-al
180 Phineas White DR VT-2 Elected to this Congress: October 22, 1821. Only term.
181 William D. Williamson DR ME-4 Elected to this Congress: September 10, 1821. Only term.
182 John Wilson DR SC-6
183 David Woodcock DR NY-20 Elected to this Congress: April 24-26, 1821. Only term until 20th Congress.
184 Samuel H. Woodson DR KY-2 Only term
185 Ludwig Worman F PA-7 Died: October 17, 1822
186 John C. Wright DR OH-4 Resigned, as Representative-elect: March 3, 1821. Only term until 18th Congress. [17]
Members joining the House, after the start of the Congress [18]
... John S. Smith DR KY-7 August 6, 1821 Special election. Only term.
187 John Scott DR MO-al August 10, 1821 First representative from new state. Previously served as Delegate: August 6, 1816-January 13, 1817 and August 4, 1817-21. Elected to this Congress: August 28, 1821. [19]
... Lewis Condict DR NJ-al October 9, 1821 Previously served (DR) 1811-17. Special election: October 8-9, 1821.
... David Chambers DR OH-4 Special election. Only term.
... John Findlay DR PA-5 Special election
... Thomas Murray, Jr. DR PA-10 Special election. Only term.
... Charles Borland, Jr. DR NY-6 November 8, 1821 Special election: November 6-8, 1821. Only term.
... James D. Breckinridge DR KY-8 November 21, 1821 Special election: November 19, 1821. Only term.
... Cadwallader D. Colden F NY-1 December 12, 1821 Seated, after election contest. Only term.
... Stephen Van Rensselaer F NY-9 February 27, 1822 Special election: February 25-27, 1822
... Philip Reed DR MD-6 March 19, 1822 Previously served (DR) 1817-19. Seated, after election contest. Last term.
... Daniel Rodney F DE-al October 1, 1822 Special election. Only term.
... Samuel D. Ingham DR PA-6 October 8, 1822 Previously served (DR) 1813-July 6, 1818. Special election: October 1, 1822.
... Thomas Forrest F PA-1 Previously served (F) 1819-21. Special election: October 1, 1822. Last term.
... Walter Forward DR PA-14 Special election: October 1, 1822
... James Stephenson F VA-2 October 28, 1822 Previously served (F) 1803-05 and 1809-11. Special election: October 7, 8, 10, 14, 28, 1822.
... Mark Harris DR ME-2 December 2, 1822 Special election: September 9, 1822. Only term.
... Jonathan Jennings DR IN-al Previously Delegate: November 27, 1809-December 11, 1816. Special election: August 5, 1822.
... Andrew R. Govan DR SC-3 December 4, 1822 Special election: October 14-15, 1822
... Daniel Udree DR PA-7 December 10, 1822 Previously served (DR) October 12, 1813-15 and December 26, 1820-21. Special election.
... John Carter DR SC-8 December 11, 1822 Special election: October 14-15, 1822
... James Hamilton, Jr. DR SC-9 December 13, 1822 Special election: November 25-26, 1822
... Isaac McKim DR MD-5 January 4, 1823 Special election: January 1, 1823
Non voting members
a James W. Bates - AR-al December 21, 1819 Delegate from Arkansas Territory. Last term.
b Solomon Sibley - MI-al November 20, 1820 Delegate from Michigan Territory. Last term.
c Joseph M. Hernández - FL-al September 30, 1822 [H] Delegate from Florida Territory. Only term.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 112th Congress official House seniority list
  2. ^ Annals of Congress, Volume 38, columns 514-517
  3. ^ Based on Rule X Organisation of Committees, in the House Rules and Manual for the 112th Congress. For membership and chairmen, see the Journal of the House of Representatives for the 17th Congress for the dates of appointment specified.
  4. ^ Annals of Congress, Volume 40, columns 460-461
  5. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 70) and death (note 13 on page 74)
  6. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 69) and death (note 4 on page 73)
  7. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 71) and Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for failure to qualify
  8. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for general election to the 16th Congress (pages 66). The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress dates the start of the term from December 6, 1819, but there appears to be no reason why the term should not be deemed to start on March 4, 1819 in accordance with the usual convention followed by the Biographical Directory.
  9. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 69) and death (note 5 on page 73)
  10. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 69) and election contest (note 11 on page 73)
  11. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 70) and resignation (note 16 on page 74)
  12. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 70) and resignation (note 19 on page 74)
  13. ^ Biographical Directory of the United States Congress classifies John Gebhard as a Federalist
  14. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 70) and declination (note 23 on page 74)
  15. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 70) and election contest (note 25 on page 74)
  16. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 70) and death (note 26 on page 74)
  17. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 70) and resignation (note 14 on page 74)
  18. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for special elections to the 17th Congress (page 72)
  19. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 69 and note 12 on pages 73-74)

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

  • United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, by Michael J. Dubin (McFarland and Company 1998) ISBN 0-7864-0283-0

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