List of Members of the United States House of Representatives in the 20th Congress by seniority

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This is a list of members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 20th 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 20th Congress (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829). 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 20th 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 (March 4 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, 1827. Andrew Stevenson (J-VA) defeated John W. Taylor (A-NY), the Speaker in the last Congress, to be elected on the first ballot.

Candidate 1st ballot
Andrew Stevenson (J-VA) 104
John W. Taylor (A-NY) 094
Philip P. Barbour (J-VA) 004
Scattering votes 003

[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-seven standing committees, listed in the rules used by the 20th Congress.

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 20th 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 reappointed after serving at the end of the previous Congress, are indicated by an *. [3]

The first session was December 3, 1827 – May 26, 1828 (175 days) and the second session was December 1, 1828 – March 3, 1829 (93 days).

No. Committee From Mbrs Term Chairman
01 Accounts 1805 3 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 *Samuel C. Allen (A-MA)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
02 Agriculture 1820 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 *Stephen Van Rensselaer (A-NY)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
03 Claims 1794 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 *Lewis Williams (A-NC)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829 William McCoy (J-VA)
04 Commerce 1795 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 Churchill C. Cambreleng (J-NY)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
05 District of Columbia 1808 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 *Mark Alexander (J-VA)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
06 Elections 1789 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 *John Sloane (A-OH)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829 John Anderson (J-ME)
07 Expenditures in the Navy Department 1816 3 December 6, 1827-March 3, 1829 Peter Little (A-MD)
08 Expenditures in the Post Office Department 1816 3 December 6, 1827-March 3, 1829 Gabriel Holmes (J-NC)
09 Expenditures in the State Department 1816 3 December 6, 1827-March 3, 1829 John Blair (J-TN)
10 Expenditures in the Treasury Department 1816 3 December 6, 1827-March 3, 1829 Thomas H. Hall (J-NC)
11 Expenditures in the War Department 1816 3 December 6, 1827-March 3, 1829 Charles E. Haynes (J-GA)
12 Expenditures on Public Buildings 1816 3 December 6, 1827-March 3, 1829 Michael C. Sprigg (J-MD)
13 Foreign Affairs 1822 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 Edward Everett (A-MA)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
14 Indian Affairs 1821 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 William McLean (A-OH)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
15 Judiciary 1813 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 Philip P. Barbour (J-VA)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
16 Manufactures 1819 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 *Rollin C. Mallary (A-VT)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
17 Military Affairs 1822 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 James Hamilton, Jr. (J-SC)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829 William Drayton (J-SC)
18 Military Pensions 1825 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 *Tristram Burges (A-RI)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829 James C. Mitchell (J-TN)
19 Naval Affairs 1822 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 Michael Hoffman (J-NY)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
20 Post Office and Post Roads 1808 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 *Samuel D. Ingham (J-PA)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829 Samuel McKean (J-PA)
21 Private Land Claims 1816 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 *Richard A. Buckner (A-KY)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
22 Public Expenditures 1814 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 Jeromus Johnson (J-NY)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
23 Public Lands 1805 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 Jacob C. Isacks (J-TN)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
24 Revisal and Unfinished Business 1795 3 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 Dutee J. Pearce (A-RI)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
25 Revolutionary Claims 1813 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 George Wolf (J-PA)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
26 Territories 1825 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 *James Strong (A-NY)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829
27 Ways and Means 1802 7 December 6, 1827-May 26, 1828 John Randolph (J-VA)
December 3, 1828-March 3, 1829 George McDuffie (J-SC)

List of Representatives by seniority[edit]

A numerical rank is assigned to each of the 213 members initially elected to the 20th 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.

Eight representatives-elect were not sworn in. One resigned before the Congress started (DE-al:McLane). Seven more left the Congress before it convened. Three members-elect died (KY-11:Young, ME-1:Burleigh. OH-8:Wilson) and four resigned (GA-1:Tatnall, GA-2:Forsyth, MA-1:Webster, NY-29:Evans). The list below includes the representatives-elect (with name in italics), with the seniority they would have held if sworn in.

Party designations, of Representatives, used in this article are A for Adams (a supporter of President John Quincy Adams) and J for Jacksonian (an ally of Andrew Jackson). Territorial Delegates have not been given a party label, as the Biographical Directory does not specify a party for Delegates in this Congress. Designations used for past service, in the 4th to 18th Congresses, are (DR) for Democratic-Republican members and (F) for Federalist representatives. For the 18th Congress only, each party is further divided based upon the Presidential candidates supported. The prefixes used are A- for Adams-Clay supporters, C- for the followers of Crawford and J- for the Jackson men.

Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Notes
Fourteen consecutive terms
001 Thomas Newton, Jr. A VA-1 March 4, 1801 Previously served (DR) 1801-23 and (A-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827. Dean of the House.
Thirteen non-consecutive terms
002 John Randolph J VA-5 March 4, 1827 Previously served (DR) 1799-1813, 1815-17, 1819-23, (C-DR) 1823-25 and (J) March 4-December 26, 1825. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827. Chairman: Ways and Means (1827-28). Last term until 23rd Congress.
Ten non-consecutive terms
003 Willis Alston J NC-2 March 4, 1825 Previously served (DR) 1799-1815. Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827.
004 Burwell Bassett J VA-8 March 4, 1821 Previously served (DR) 1805-13, 1815-19, 1821-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827. Last term.
Nine consecutive terms
005 William McCoy J VA-19 March 4, 1811 Previously served (DR) 1811-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827. Chairman: Claims (1828-29).
Eight consecutive terms
006 John W. Taylor A NY-17 March 4, 1813 Previously served (DR) 1813-23 and (A-DR) 1823-25
Eight non-consecutive terms
007 Lemuel Sawyer J NC-1 March 4, 1825 Previously served (DR) 1807-13 and 1817-23. Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827. Last term.
008 Peter Little A MD-5 September 2, 1816 Previously served (DR) 1811-13, September 2, 1816-23 and (J-DR) 1823-25. Chairman: Expenditures in the Navy Department. Last term.
Seven consecutive terms
009 Lewis Williams A NC-13 March 4, 1815 Previously served (DR) 1815-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827. Chairman: Claims (1827-28).
Seven non-consecutive terms
010 Philip P. Barbour J VA-11 March 4, 1827 Previously served (DR) September 19, 1814-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827. Chairman: Judiciary.
011 Lewis Condict A NJ-al October 9, 1821 Previously served (DR) 1811-17, October 9, 1821-23 and (J-DR) 1823-25
012 John Forsyth J GA-2 March 4, 1823 Previously served (DR) 1813-November 23, 1818 (resigned as Representative to 15th and Representative-elect to 16th Congress) and (C-DR) 1823-25. Resigned, as Representative-elect: November 7, 1827. [4]
Six consecutive terms
013 Samuel C. Allen A MA-7 March 4, 1817 Previously served (F) 1817-23 and (A-F) 1823-25. Chairman: Accounts. Last term.
014 John Floyd J VA-20 Previously served (DR) 1817-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827. Last term.
015 Louis McLane J DE-al Previously served (F) 1817-23 and (C-F) 1823-25. Resigned, as Representative-elect, before Congress started: January 16, 1827. [5]
016 Charles F. Mercer A VA-14 Previously served (F) 1817-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827.
017 Starling Tucker J SC-9 Previously served (DR) 1817-23 and (J-DR) 1823-25
Six non-consecutive terms
018 Edward Livingston J LA-1 March 4, 1823 Previously served (DR-NY) 1795-1801 and (J-DR) 1823-25. Last term.
019 John Reed, Jr. A MA-13 March 4, 1821 Previously served (F) 1813-17, 1821-23 and (A-F) 1823-25
020 John Culpepper A NC-7 March 4, 1827 Previously served (F) 1807-January 2, 1808, February 23, 1808-09, 1813-17, 1819-21 and (A-F) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827. Last term.
021 Samuel D. Ingham J PA-8 October 8, 1822 Previously served (DR) 1813-July 6, 1818, October 8, 1822-23 and (J-DR) 1823-25. Chairman: Post Office and Post Roads (1827-28).
Five consecutive terms
022 Mark Alexander J VA-4 March 4, 1819 Previously served (DR) 1819-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25). Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827. Chairman: District of Columbia.
023 Thomas Metcalfe A KY-2 Previously served (DR) 1819-23 and (A-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827. Resigned: June 1, 1828.
024 John Sloane A OH-12 Previously served (DR) 1819-23 and (A-DR) 1823-25. Chairman: Elections (1827-28). Last term.
025 Silas Wood A NY-1 Previously served (F) 1819-23 and (A-DR) 1823-25. Last term.
026 William S. Archer J VA-3 January 3, 1820 Previously served (DR) January 3, 1820-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827.
027 Rollin C. Mallary A VT-2 January 13, 1820 Previously served (DR) January 13, 1820-23 and (A-DR) 1823-25. Chairman: Manufactures
Five non-consecutive terms
028 Philemon Beecher A OH-9 March 4, 1823 Previously served (F) 1817-21 and (A-DR) 1823-25. Last term.
029 Thomas H. Hall J NC-3 March 4, 1827 Previously served (DR) 1817-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827. Chairman: Expenditures in the Treasury Department.
030 Alexander Smyth J VA-22 Previously served (DR) 1817-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827.
031 Henry R. Storrs A NY-14 March 4, 1823 Previously served (F) 1817-21 and (A-F) 1823-25
032 Daniel Webster A MA-1 Previously served (F-NH) 1813-17 and (A-F) 1823-25. Resigned, as Representative-elect: May 30, 1827. [6]
033 John Sergeant A PA-2 March 4, 1827 Previously served (F) October 10, 1815-23. Elected to this Congress, by special election, after general election tied: October 9, 1827. Last term until 25th Congress.
034 John Taliaferro A VA-13 March 24, 1824 Previously served (DR) 1801-03, December 2, 1811-13 and (C-DR) March 24, 1824-25. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827.
Four consecutive terms
035 Noyes Barber A CT-al March 4, 1821 Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (A-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: April 12, 1827.
036 James Buchanan J PA-4 Previously served (F) 1821-23 and (J-F) 1823-25
037 Churchill C. Cambreleng J NY-3 Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Chairman: Commerce.
038 Henry W. Connor J NC-11 Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (J-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827.
039 Henry W. Dwight A MA-9 Previously served (F) 1821-23 and (A-F) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: March 5, 1827.
040 George Holcombe J NJ-al Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (J-DR) 1823-25. Died: January 14, 1828.
041 John Long A NC-10 Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827. Last term.
042 George McDuffie J SC-5 Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (J-DR) 1823-25. Chairman: Ways and Means (1827-28).
043 Gabriel Moore J AL-1 Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (J-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827. Last term.
044 Andrew Stevenson J VA-9 Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827. Speaker of the House.
045 Andrew Stewart A PA-14 Previously served (DR) 1821-23, (J-DR) 1823-25 and (J) 1825-27. Last term until 22nd Congress.
046 Samuel Swan A NJ-al Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (J-DR) 1823-25
047 Edward F. Tattnall J GA-1 Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25. Resigned, as Representative-elect: July 23, 1827.
048 Wiley Thompson J GA-3 Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (C-DR) 1823-25
049 Joseph Vance A OH-4 Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (A-DR) 1823-25
050 Thomas Whipple, Jr. A NH-al Previously served (DR) 1821-23 and (A-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: March 13, 1827. Last term.
051 Stephen Van Rensselaer A NY-10 February 27, 1822 Previously served (F) February 27, 1822-23 and (A-F) 1823-25. Chairman: Agriculture. Last term.
052 Jonathan Jennings A IN-2 December 2, 1822 Previously served Delegate November 27, 1809-December 11, 1816; Representative (DR) December 2, 1822-23 and (J-DR) 1823-25
053 John Carter J SC-8 December 11, 1822 Previously served (DR) December 11, 1822-23 and (J-DR) 1823-25. Last term.
054 James Hamilton, Jr. J SC-2 December 13, 1822 Previously served (DR) December 13, 1822-23 and (J-DR) 1823-25. Chairman: Military Affairs (1827-28). Last term.
055 John C. Wright A OH-11 March 4, 1823 Previously served (DR) 17th Congress, but resigned before term started and (A-DR) 1823-25. Last term.
Four non-consecutive terms
056 John Roane J VA-12 March 4, 1827 Previously served (DR) 1809-15. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827.
057 James Strong A NY-8 March 4, 1823 Previously served (F) 1819-21 and (A-F) 1823-25. Chairman: Territories.
058 James Clark A KY-3 August 1, 1825 Previously served (DR) 1813-16. Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827.
Three consecutive terms
059 John S. Barbour J VA-15 March 4, 1823 Previously served (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827.
060 Ichabod Bartlett A NH-al Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: March 13, 1827. Last term.
061 Mordecai Bartley A OH-14 Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25
062 John Blair J TN-1 Previously served (J-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 2-3, 1827. Chairman: Expenditures in the State Department.
063 William L. Brent A LA-3 Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25. Last term.
064 Richard A. Buckner A KY-8 Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827. Chairman: Private Land Claims. Last term.
065 William Burleigh A ME-1 Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25. Died, as Representative-elect: July 2, 1827. [7]
066 Benjamin W. Crowninshield A MA-2 Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25
067 Henry H. Gurley A LA-2
068 Jacob C. Isacks J TN-4 Previously served (J-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 2-3, 1827. Chairman: Public Lands.
069 George Kremer J PA-9 Previously served (J-DR) 1823-25. Last term.
070 Robert P. Letcher A KY-4 Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827.
071 John Locke A MA-6 Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25. Last term.
072 Henry C. Martindale A NY-18 Previously served (A-F) 1823-25
073 Dudley Marvin A NY-26 Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25. Last term until 30th Congress.
074 Samuel McKean J PA-9 Previously served (J-DR) 1823-25. Chairman: Post Office and Post Roads (1828-29). Last term.
075 John McKee J AL-2 Previously served (J-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827. Last term.
076 William McLean A OH-3 Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25. Chairman: Indian Affairs. Last term.
077 Daniel H. Miller J PA-3 Previously served (J-DR) 1823-25
078 Thomas P. Moore J KY-7 Previously served (J-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827. Last term until 23rd Congress.
079 Jeremiah O'Brien A ME-6 Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25. Last term.
080 George W. Owen J AL-3 Previously served (J-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827. Last term.
081 William C. Rives J VA-10 Previously served (C-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827.
082 Samuel F. Vinton A OH-7 Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25
083 Elisha Whittlesey A OH-13
084 Charles A. Wickliffe J KY-9 Previously served (J-DR) 1823-25. Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827.
085 James Wilson A PA-11 Previously served (J-DR) 1823-25. Last term.
086 William Wilson A OH-8 Previously served (C-DR) 1823-25. Died, as Representative-elect: June 6, 1827. [8]
087 George Wolf J PA-8 December 9, 1824 Previously served (J-DR) December 9, 1824-25. Chairman: Revolutionary Claims.
088 John Bailey A MA-10 December 13, 1824 Previously served (A-DR) December 13, 1824-25
Three non-consecutive terms
089 John D. Dickinson A NY-9 March 4, 1827 Previously served (F) 1819-23
090 Thomas R. Mitchell J SC-3 March 4, 1825 Previously served (DR) 1821-23. Last term until 22nd Congress.
091 Elisha Phelps A CT-al Previously served (DR) 1819-21. Elected to this Congress: April 12, 1827. Last term.
092 William Creighton, Jr. A OH-6 March 4, 1827 Previously served (DR) May 4, 1813-17. Resigned 1828. Last term until 21st Congress.
Two consecutive terms
093 William Addams J PA-7 March 4, 1825 Last term
094 John Anderson J ME-2 Chairman: Elections (1828-29).
095 William Armstrong A VA-16 Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827
096 John Baldwin A CT-al Elected to this Congress: April 12, 1827. Last term.
097 John Barney A MD-5 Last term
098 John H. Bryan A NC-4 Formerly (J) 1825-27. Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827. Last term.
099 Tristam Burges A RI-al Elected to this Congress: August 30, 1827. Chairman: Military Pensions (1827-28).
100 Samuel P. Carson J NC-12 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827
101 Nathaniel H. Claiborne J VA-7 Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827
102 Thomas Davenport J VA-6
103 John Davis A MA-5
104 Clement Dorsey A MD-1
105 Edward Everett A MA-4 Chairman: Foreign Affairs
106 James Findlay J OH-1
107 Daniel G. Garnsey J NY-30 Last term
108 John Hallock, Jr. J NY-6
109 Jonathan Harvey J NH-al Elected to this Congress: March 13, 1827
110 Charles E. Haynes J GA-5 Chairman: Expenditures in the War Department
111 Joseph Healy A NH-al Elected to this Congress: March 13, 1827. Last term.
112 Michael Hoffman J NY-15 Chairman: Naval Affairs
113 Gabriel Holmes J NC-5 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827. Chairman: Expenditures in the Post Office Department.
114 Ralph I. Ingersoll A CT-al Elected to this Congress: April 12, 1827
115 Jeromus Johnson J NY-3 Chairman: Public Expenditures. Last term.
116 John L. Kerr A MD-7 Last term until 22nd Congress
117 Joseph Lawrence A PA-15 Last term until 27th Congress
118 Joseph Lecompte J KY-6 Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827
119 John H. Marable J TN-8 Elected to this Congress: August 2-3, 1827. Last term.
120 Henry Markell A NY-16 Last term
121 Orange Merwin A CT-al Elected to this Congress: April 12, 1827. Last term.
122 Charles Miner A PA-4 Last term
123 James C. Mitchell J TN-3 Elected to this Congress: August 2-3, 1827. Chairman: Military Pensions (1828-29). Last term.
124 John Mitchell J PA-12 Last term
125 Dutee J. Pearce A RI-al Elected to this Congress: August 30, 1827. Chairman: Revisal and Unfinished Business.
126 James K. Polk J TN-6 Elected to this Congress: August 2-3, 1827
127 Peleg Sprague A ME-4 Elected to but did not serve in 21st Congress
128 James S. Stevenson J PA-16 Last time
129 James Trezvant J VA-2 Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827
130 Ebenezer Tucker A NJ-al Last term
131 Espy Van Horne J PA-9
132 John Varnum A MA-3
133 Gulian C. Verplanck J NY-3
134 George E. Wales A VT-3 Last term
135 Aaron Ward A NY-4 Last term until 22nd Congress
136 John Woods A OH-2 Last term
137 William S. Young A KY-11 Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827. Died, as Representative-elect: September 20, 1827. [9]
138 Titus Brown A NH-al March 8, 1825 Elected to this Congress: March 13, 1827. Last term.
139 William Drayton J SC-1 May 17, 1825 Chairman: Military Affairs (1828-29)
140 Robert Orr, Jr. J PA-16 October 11, 1825 Last term
141 John C. Weems J MD-2 February 1, 1826
142 William Haile J MS-al July 10, 1826 Resigned: September 12, 1828
143 James W. Ripley J ME-5 September 11, 1826
144 Daniel L. Barringer J NC-8 December 4, 1826 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827
145 Chauncey Forward J PA-13
146 Robert L. McHatton J KY-5 December 7, 1826 Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827. Last term.
Two non-consecutive terms
147 Daniel A. A. Buck A VT-5 March 4, 1827 Previously served (A-DR) 1823-25. Last term.
148 Wilson Lumpkin J GA-4 Previously served (DR) 1815-17
149 Thomas J. Oakley J NY-5 Previously served (F) 1813-15. Resigned May 9, 1828.
150 David Woodcock J NY-25 Previously served (DR) 1821-23. Last term.
One term
151 Robert Allen J VA-17 March 4, 1827 Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827
152 Samuel Anderson A PA-4 Only term
153 David Barker, Jr. A NH-al Elected to this Congress: March 13, 1827. Only term.
154 Stephen Barlow J PA-18 Only term
155 Daniel D. Barnard A NY-27 Only term until 26th Congress
156 Edward Bates A MO-al Only term
157 Isaac C. Bates A MA-8 Elected to this Congress: May 14, 1827
158 George O. Belden J NY-7 Only term
159 John Bell J TN-7 Elected to this Congress: August 2-3, 1827
160 Thomas H. Blake A IN-1 Only term
161 Rudolph Bunner J NY-20
162 Samuel Butman A ME-7 Elected to this Congress: September 27, 1827
163 Samuel Chase A NY-13 Only term
164 John C. Clark J NY-21 Only term until 25th Congress
165 Richard Coulter J PA-17
166 Davy Crockett J TN-9 Elected to this Congress: August 2-3, 1827
167 Henry Daniel J KY-1 Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827
168 John Davenport A OH-10 Only term
169 Warren R. Davis J SC-6
170 John I. De Graff J NY-12 Only term until 25th Congress
171 Robert Desha J TN-5 Elected to this Congress: August 2-3, 1827
172 Joseph Duncan J IL-al
173 Jonas Earll, Jr. J NY-23
174 David E. Evans J NY-29 Resigned, as Representative-elect: May 2, 1827 [10]
175 John Floyd J GA-7 Only term
176 Tomlinson Fort J GA-6
177 Joseph Fry, Jr. J PA-7
178 Levin Gale J MD-6 Only term
179 Nathaniel Garrow J NY-24
180 Innis Green J PA-6
181 Selah R. Hobbie J NY-11 Only term
182 James L. Hodges A MA-12 Elected to this Congress: May 14, 1827
183 Jonathan Hunt A VT-1
184 Richard Keese J NY-19 Only term
185 Adam King J PA-10
186 Pryor Lea J TN-2 Elected to this Congress: August 2-3, 1827
187 Isaac Leffler A VA-18 Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827. Only term.
188 Chittenden Lyon J KY-12 Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827
189 John Magee J NY-28
190 William D. Martin J SC-4
191 Lewis Maxwell A VA-21 Elected to this Congress: April 9-30, 1827
192 John Maynard A NY-26 Only term until 27th Congress
193 William T. Nuckolls J SC-7
194 Isaac Pierson A NJ-al
195 David Plant A CT-al Elected to this Congress: April 12, 1827. Only term.
196 William Ramsey J PA-11
197 Joseph Richardson A MA-11
198 William Russell J OH-5
199 Augustine H. Shepperd J NC-9 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827
200 Oliver H. Smith J IN-3 Only term
201 Michael C. Sprigg J MD-4 Chairman: Expenditures on Public Buildings
202 John B. Sterigere J PA-5
203 John G. Stower J NY-22 Only term
204 Joel B. Sutherland J PA-1
205 Benjamin Swift A VT-4
206 Hedge Thompson A NJ-al Died: July 23, 1828
207 Daniel Turner J NC-6 Elected to this Congress: August 9, 1827. Only term.
208 George C. Washington A MD-3
209 Ephraim K. Wilson A MD-8
210 Joseph F. Wingate A ME-3
212 John J. Wood J NY-2 Only term
212 Silas Wright, Jr. J NY-20 Resigned: February 16, 1829. Declined to qualify for seat in 21st Congress, after election contest.
213 Joel Yancey J KY-10 Elected to this Congress: August 6, 1827
Members joining the House, after the start of the Congress [11]
... Benjamin Gorham A MA-1 July 23, 1827 Previously served (DR) November 6, 1820-23. Special election.
... Rufus McIntire J ME-1 September 10, 1827 Special election: September 27, 1827
... George R. Gilmer J GA-al October 1, 1827 Previously served (DR) 1821-23. Special election. Elected to 21st Congress, but did not accept.
... Kensey Johns, Jr. A DE-al October 2, 1827 Special election
... William Stanbery J OH-8 October 9, 1827
... John Calhoon A KY-11 November 5, 1827 Special election. Resigned, as Representative-elect: November 7, 1827. Only term until 24th Congress.
... Phineas L. Tracy A NY-29 Special election: November 5-7, 1827
... Richard H. Wilde J GA-al November 17, 1827 Previously served (DR) 1815-17 and (C-DR) February 7-3 March, 1825. Special election.
... Thomas Chilton J KY-11 December 22, 1827 Special election: December 20, 1827
... Thomas Hinds J MS-al October 21, 1828 Special election: October 20-21, 1828
... Thomas Taber II J NY-5 November 5, 1828 Special election: November 3-5, 1828. Only term.
... John Chambers A KY-2 December 1, 1828 Special election: August 4, 1828. Only term until 24th Congress.
... James F. Randolph A NJ-al Special election: November 3-4, 1828
... Thomas Sinnickson A NJ-al Special election: November 3-4, 1828. Only term.
... Francis S. Muhlenberg A OH-6 December 19, 1828 Special election: December 2, 1828. Only term.
Non voting members
a Henry W. Conway - AR-al March 4, 1823 Delegate from Arkansas Territory. Died, as Delegate-elect: November 9, 1827.
b Joseph M. White - FL-al March 4, 1825 Delegate from Florida Territory
c Austin E. Wing - MI-al Delegate from Michigan Territory. Last term until 22nd Congress.
d Ambrose H. Sevier - AR-al February 13, 1828 Delegate from Arkansas Territory. Special election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 112th Congress official House seniority list
  2. ^ Register of Debates, Volume 4, Part 1, column 811
  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 20th Congress for the dates of appointment specified.
  4. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 86) and resignation (note 3 on page 90)
  5. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 86) and resignation (note 1 on page 90)
  6. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 86) and resignation (note 5 on page 90)
  7. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 86) and death (note 4 on page 90)
  8. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 87) and death (note 12 on page 90)
  9. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 88) and death (note 15 on page 90)
  10. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for election (page 87) and resignation (note 10 on page 90)
  11. ^ United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, for special elections to the 20th Congress (pages 89-90)

 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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