List of Members of the United States House of Representatives in the 62nd Congress by seniority

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This is a list of members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 62nd 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 63rd Congress (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913). 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 62nd 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 (4 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.

Representatives who return 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.

Committee seniority[edit]

Until 1910, House committee members and chairmen were selected by the Speaker, who also ranked the members of the committee. Seniority on the committee was just one of the factors that was taken into account in ranking the members. In the 61st Congress, Speaker Cannon (R-IL) had used his power to change committee assignments to demote and punish insurgent Republicans. In March 1910 the Speaker was stripped of his powers over the composition of standing committees.

As a result of the events of 1910, at the start of the 62nd Congress in 1911, the committee assignments were made by each party and then formally approved by the whole House. Each party controlled the committee ranking of its members, but usually this followed the order of seniority of members in terms of service on the committee. It became customary for members of a committee, in the previous congress, to be re-appointed at the start of the next.

A seniority rule was normally used to decide committee chairmen, similar to that which the Senate had usually followed since 1846. The chairman was likely to be the majority member of a committee, with the longest continuous service on it. However, party leadership was typically not associated with seniority.[2]

Out of the group of fifty two standing committee chairmen, at the start of this Congress, Nelson Polsby identified twenty five as the most senior member of the majority on the committee. In the other twenty seven cases, twenty one senior majority members were compensated for not being chairman of the committee (nine chaired another committee, two obtained leadership posts and ten received better committee assignments than in the previous Congress). Thus only in six instances was the seniority custom violated, without obvious compensation for the Congressman passed over.[3]


This list refers to the standing committees of the House in the 62nd Congress, the year of establishment as a standing committee (adoption of the name used in 1911), the number of members assigned to the committee and the corresponding committee in the 112th Congress. Because of consolidation of committees and changes of jurisdiction, it is not always possible to identify a clear successor panel.[4]

No. 1911 Committee Established Members 2011 Committee
01 Accounts 1805 11 House Administration
02 Agriculture 1820 21 Agriculture
03 Alcoholic Liquor Traffic 1893 11 Judiciary
04 Appropriations 1865 21 Appropriations
05 Banking and Currency 1865 21 Financial Services
06 Census 1901 16 Oversight and Government Reform
07 Claims 1794 16 Judiciary
08 Coinage, Weights and Measures 1864 (1867) 18 Financial Services
09 District of Columbia 1808 21 Oversight and Government Reform
10 Education 1867 (1883) 15 Education and the Workforce
11 Election of President, Vice President and Representatives 1893 13 House Administration
12 Elections No. 1 1789 (1895) 9 House Administration
13 Elections No. 2 1895 9 House Administration
14 Elections No. 3 1895 9 House Administration
15 Enrolled Bills 1876 7 House Administration
16 Expenditures in the Agriculture Department 1889 7 Oversight and Government Reform
17 Expenditures in the Commerce and Labor Department 1903 7 Oversight and Government Reform
18 Expenditures in the Interior Department 1860 7 Oversight and Government Reform
19 Expenditures in the Justice Department 1874 7 Oversight and Government Reform
20 Expenditures in the Navy Department 1816 7 Oversight and Government Reform
21 Expenditures in the Post Office Department 1816 7 Oversight and Government Reform
22 Expenditures in the State Department 1816 7 Oversight and Government Reform
23 Expenditures in the Treasury Department 1816 7 Oversight and Government Reform
24 Expenditures in the War Department 1816 7 Oversight and Government Reform
25 Expenditures on Public Buildings 1816 7 Oversight and Government Reform
26 Foreign Affairs 1822 21 Foreign Affairs
27 Immigration and Naturalization 1893 15 Judiciary
28 Indian Affairs 1821 19 Natural Resources
29 Industrial Arts and Expositions 1903 16 Foreign Affairs
30 Insular Affairs 1899 21 Natural Resources
31 Interstate and Foreign Commerce 1795 (1892) 21 Energy and Commerce
32 Invalid Pensions 1831 16 Veterans' Affairs
33 Irrigation of Arid Lands 1893 13 Natural Resources
34 Judiciary 1813 21 Judiciary
35 Labor 1883 13 Education and the Workforce
36 Merchant Marine and Fisheries 1887 21 ...
37 Mileage 1837 5 House Administration
38 Military Affairs 1822 21 Armed Services
39 Mines and Mining 1865 14 Natural Resources
40 Naval Affairs 1822 21 Armed Services
41 Patents 1837 14 Judiciary
42 Pensions 1880 15 Veterans' Affairs
43 Post Office and Post Roads 1808 21 Oversight and Government Reform
44 Public Buildings and Grounds 1837 17 Transportation and Infrastructure
45 Public Lands 1805 21 Natural Resources
46 Railways and Canals 1831 (1869) 14 Transportation and Infrastructure
47 Reform in the Civil Service 1893 13 Oversight and Government Reform
48 Revision of Laws 1868 13 Judiciary
49 Rivers and Harbors 1883 21 Transportation and Infrastructure
50 Rules 1880 11 Rules
51 Territories 1825 16 Natural Resources
52 War Claims 1825 (1873) 15 Judiciary
53 Ways and Means 1802 21 Ways and Means
Joint Committees (House standing committee members only)
Jt 1 Library Joint 1806 5 House Administration
Jt 2 Printing Joint 1846 3 House Administration
New standing committees, established during the 63rd Congress
54 Disposition of Executive Papers 1911 2 House Administration

List of Representatives by seniority[edit]

A numerical rank is assigned to each of the 391 members initially elected to the 62nd Congress. Other members, who joined the House during the Congress, are not assigned a number (apart from the Representatives from the two new states, admitted during the Congress, who are numbered 392-394). Two Representatives-elect were not sworn in; of whom one died and one resigned before the Congress started. The list below includes the Representatives-elect (with names in italics), with the seniority they would have held if they had been able to be sworn in.

Major party designations used in this article are D for Democratic members and R for Republican representatives. Other designations include Ind for Independent, Prog R for Progressive Republican and Soc for Socialist.

Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Notes
Nineteen non-consecutive terms
001 Joseph G. Cannon R IL-18 March 4, 1893 Previously served 1873-91. Last term until 64th Congress
Seventeen consecutive terms
002 Henry H. Bingham R PA-1 March 4, 1879 Dean of the House. Died March 22, 1912.
Fourteen non-consecutive terms
003 Sereno E. Payne R NY-31 December 2, 1889 Previously served 1883-87
Thirteen consecutive terms
004 John Dalzell R PA-30 March 4, 1887 Last term
Eleven consecutive terms
005 William A. Jones D VA-1 March 4, 1891 Chairman: Insular Affairs
Ten consecutive terms
006 Richard Bartholdt R MO-10 March 4, 1893
007 Henry A. Cooper R WI-1
008 John J. Gardner R NJ-2 Last term
009 Frederick H. Gillett R MA-2
010 Henry C. Loudenslager R NJ-1 Died August 12, 1911
011 Samuel W. McCall R MA-8 Last term
Nine consecutive terms
012 Charles L. Bartlett D GA-6 March 4, 1895
013 George E. Foss R IL-10 Last term until 64th Congress
014 E. Stevens Henry R CT-1 Last term
015 Ebenezer J. Hill R CT-4 Last term until 64th Congress
016 Stephen M. Sparkman D FL-1 Chairman: Rivers and Harbors
017 Cyrus A. Sulloway R NH-1 Last term until 64th Congress
018 William Sulzer D NY-10 Chairman: Foreign Affairs. Resigned December 31, 1912.
019 George W. Prince R IL-15 December 2, 1895 Last term
Nine non-consecutive terms
020 James B. (Champ) Clark D MO-9 March 4, 1897 Speaker of the House. Previously served 1893-95.
021 Oscar W. Underwood D AL-9 Chairman: Ways and Means. Majority Leader.
Previously served 1895-June 9, 1896.
Eight consecutive terms
022 William C. Adamson D GA-4 March 4, 1897 Chairman: Interstate and Foreign Commerce
023 William G. Brantley D GA-11 Last term
024 Robert F. Broussard D LA-3
025 Thomas S. Butler R PA-7 Ind R, 1897–99
026 Henry D. Clayton D AL-3 Chairman: Judiciary
027 Edgar D. Crumpacker R IN-10 Last term
028 James H. Davidson R WI-8 Last term until 65th Congress
029 Edward L. Hamilton R MI-4
030 James Hay D VA-7 Chairman: Military Affairs
031 Robert L. Henry D TX-11 Chairman: Rules
032 John Lamb D VA-3 Chairman: Agriculture. Last term.
033 James R. Mann R IL-2 Minority Leader
034 John A. Moon D TN-3 Chairman: Post Office and Post Roads
035 Marlin E. Olmsted R PA-18 Last term
036 Thetus W. Sims D TN-8 Chairman: War Claims
037 James L. Slayden D TX-14
038 Samuel W. Smith R MI-6
039 John H. Stephens D TX-13 Chairman: Indian Affairs
040 Frederick C. Stevens R MN-4
041 George W. Taylor D AL-1
042 James T. Lloyd D MO-1 June 1, 1897 Chairman: Accounts
043 George P. Lawrence R MA-1 November 2, 1897 Last term
044 William S. Greene R MA-13 May 31, 1898
Eight non-consecutive terms
045 Frank W. Mondell R WY-al March 4, 1899 Previously served 1895-97
Seven consecutive terms
046 Albert S. Burleson D TX-10 March 4, 1899 Democratic Caucus Chairman
047 John L. Burnett D AL-7 Chairman: Immigration and Naturalization
048 Michael E. Driscoll R NY-29 Last term
049 John J. Esch R WI-7
050 David E. Finley D SC-5
051 John J. Fitzgerald D NY-7 Chairman: Appropriations
052 Joseph W. Fordney R MI-8
053 Gilbert N. Haugen R IA-4
054 James C. Needham R CA-6 Last term
055 Ernest W. Roberts R MA-7
056 William W. Rucker D MO-2 Chairman: Election of President, Vice President and Representatives
057 John H. Small D NC-1
058 Joseph E. Ransdell D LA-5 August 29, 1899 Last term
059 Dorsey W. Shackleford D MO-8
060 Edward B. Vreeland R NY-37 November 7, 1899 Last term
061 William N. Richardson D AL-8 August 6, 1900 Chairman: Pensions
062 Walter I. Smith R IA-9 December 3, 1900 Resigned as Representative-elect, to become a U.S. Circuit Judge
Six consecutive terms
063 Arthur L. Bates R PA-25 March 4, 1901 Last term
064 George F. Burgess D TX-9
065 Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr. D MS-1
066 Frank D. Currier R NH-2 Republican Conference Chairman. Last term.
067 William H. Draper D NY-22 Last term
068 Henry D. Flood D VA-10 Chairman: Territories (1911–13). Chairman: Foreign Affairs (1913).[5]
069 David J. Foster R VT-1 Died March 21, 1912
070 Henry M. Goldfogle D NY-9 Chairman: Elections No. 3
071 James A. Hughes R WV-5
072 Joseph T. Johnson D SC-4
073 Claude Kitchin D NC-2
074 George H. Lindsay D NY-2 Last term
075 Lemuel P. Padgett D TN-7 Chairman: Naval Affairs
076 Edward W. Pou D NC-4 Chairman: Claims
077 Choice B. Randell D TX-4 Last term
078 Asbury F. Lever D SC-7 November 5, 1901 Chairman: Education
079 John W. Dwight R NY-30 November 4, 1902 Minority Whip. Last term.
080 Augustus P. Gardner R MA-6
081 Carter Glass D VA-6
082 Morris Sheppard D TX-1 November 15, 1902 Resigned to become US Senator: February 3, 1913
Six non-consecutive terms
083 Charles H. Burke R SD-2 March 4, 1909 Previously served 1899–1907
084 Julius Kahn R CA-4 March 4, 1905 Previously served 1899–1903
085 William A. Rodenberg R IL-22 March 4, 1903 Previously served 1899-1901. Last term until 64th Congress.
086 J. Frederick Talbott D MD-2 March 4, 1909 Previously served 1879-85 and 1893–95
087 Eben W. Martin R SD-3 November 3, 1908 Previously served 1901-07
Five consecutive terms
088 Wyatt Aiken D SC-3 March 4, 1903
089 Butler Ames R MA-5 Last term
090 James A. Beall D TX-5 Chairman: Expenditures in the Justice Department
091 Thomas W. Bradley R NY-20 Last term
092 Philip P. Campbell R KS-3
093 Charles R. Davis R MN-3
094 Charles E. Fuller R IL-12 Last term until 64th Congress
095 John N. Garner D TX-15
096 Alexander W. Gregg D TX-7
097 Thomas W. Hardwick D GA-10 Chairman: Coinage, Weights and Measures
098 Joseph Howell R UT-al
099 William E. Humphrey R WA-1
100 Benjamin G. Humphreys D MS-3 Chairman: Territories (1913)
101 Ollie M. James D KY-1 Last term
102 Moses P. Kinkaid R NE-6
103 Daniel F. Lafean R PA-20 Last term until 64th Congress
104 George S. Legaré D SC-1 Died 31 January 1913
105 Nicholas Longworth R OH-1 Last term until 64th Congress
106 George A. Loud R MI-10 Last term until 64th Congress
107 Robert B. Macon D AR-1 Last term
108 George D. McCreary R PA-6 Last term
109 Henry McMorran R MI-7 Last term
110 George W. Norris R NE-5 Last term
111 Robert N. Page D NC-7
112 Arsène P. Pujo D LA-7 Chairman: Banking and Currency. Last term.
113 Henry T. Rainey D IL-20
114 Joseph T. Robinson D AR-6 Chairman: Public Lands. Resigned, to become Governor:
January 14, 1913.
115 J. Swagar Sherley D KY-5
116 William R. Smith D TX-16 Chairman: Irrigation of Arid Lands
117 Augustus O. Stanley D KY-2
118 Halvor Steenerson R MN-9
119 John A. Sterling R IL-17 Last term until 64th Congress
120 Andrew J. Volstead R MN-7
121 Edwin Y. Webb D NC-9
122 William W. Wilson R IL-3 Last term until 64th Congress
123 H. Olin Young R MI-12
124 Victor Murdock R KS-8 May 26, 1903
125 Reuben O. Moon R PA-4 November 3, 1903 Last term
126 J. Thomas Heflin D AL-5 May 19, 1904 Chairman: Industrial Arts and Expositions
127 Joseph R. Knowland R CA-3 November 8, 1904
128 Ira W. Wood R NJ-4 Last term
Five non-consecutive terms
129 Daniel J. Riordan D NY-8 November 6, 1906 Previously served 1899–1901
Four consecutive terms
130 John E. Andrus R NY-19 March 4, 1905 Last term
131 Andrew J. Barchfeld R PA-32
132 Thomas M. Bell D GA-9
133 James F. Burke R PA-31
134 William M. Calder R NY-6
135 Frank Clark D FL-2
136 Lincoln Dixon D IN-4
137 J. Edwin Ellerbe D SC-6 Last term
138 John C. Floyd D AR-3
139 Finis J. Garrett D TN-9
140 Everis A. Hayes R CA-5
141 William C. Houston D TN-5 Chairman: Census
142 Elbert H. Hubbard R IA-11 Died June 4, 1912
143 Gordon Lee D GA-7
144 Martin B. Madden R IL-1
145 William B. McKinley R IL-19 Last term until 64th Congress
146 Sylvester C. Smith R CA-8 Died January 26, 1913
147 Edward L. Taylor, Jr. R OH-12 Last term
148 John T. Watkins D LA-4 Chairman: Revision of Laws
149 John W. Weeks R MA-12
150 John M. Moore D TX-8 June 6, 1905 Last term
151 Edwin W. Higgins R CT-3 October 2, 1905 Last term
152 James McKinney R IL-14 November 7, 1905 Last term
153 John M. Nelson R WI-2 September 4, 1906
154 J. Hampton Moore R PA-3 November 6, 1906
155 Edward W. Saunders D VA-5
Four non-consecutive terms
156 Burton L. French R ID-al March 4, 1911 Previously served 1903-09
157 Courtney W. Hamlin D MO-7 March 4, 1907 Previously served 1903-05.
Chairman: Expenditures in the State Department
158 Francis B. Harrison D NY-16 Previously served 1903-05
159 William Hughes D NJ-6 Previously served 1903-05. Resigned September 27, 1912.
160 Isaac R. Sherwood D OH-9 Previously served (R) 1873-75. Chairman: Invalid Pensions.
161 Frank E. Wilson D NY-4 March 4, 1911 Previously served 1899–1905
162 Charles F. Booher D MO-4 March 4, 1907 Previously served February 19-March 3, 1889
Three consecutive terms
163 John A. M. Adair D IN-8 March 4, 1907
164 Joshua W. Alexander D MO-3 Chairman: Merchant Marine and Fisheries
165 Timothy T. Ansberry D OH-5 Chairman: Elections No. 1
166 William A. Ashbrook D OH-17 Chairman: Expenditures in the Post Office Department
167 William J. Cary R WI-4
168 William E. Cox D IN-3 Chairman: Expenditures in the Treasury Department
169 William B. Cravens D AR-4 Last term until 73rd Congress
170 Matthew R. Denver D OH-6 Last term
171 Charles G. Edwards D GA-1
172 George W. Fairchild R NY-24
173 Benjamin K. Focht R PA-17 Last term until 64th Congress
174 Charles V. Fornes D NY-11 Last term
175 Martin D. Foster D IL-23 Chairman: Mines and Mining
176 Hannibal L. Godwin D NC-6 Chairman: Reform in the Civil Service
177 George W. Gordon D TN-10 Died August 9, 1911.
178 James A. Hamill D NJ-10 Chairman: Elections No. 2
179 Winfield S. Hammond D MN-2
180 Rufus Hardy D TX-6 Chairman: Expenditures in the Navy Department
181 Willis C. Hawley R OR-1
182 Harvey Helm D KY-8 Chairman: Expenditures in the War Department
183 L. Paul Howland R OH-20 Last term
184 Richmond P. Hobson D AL-6
185 Cordell Hull D TN-4
186 Ben Johnson D KY-4 Chairman: District of Columbia
187 Charles A. Kennedy R IA-1
188 John W. Langley R KY-10
189 Charles A. Lindbergh R MN-6
190 Edmond H. Madison R KS-7 Died September 18, 1911
191 George R. Malby R NY-26 Died July 5, 1912
192 James T. McDermott D IL-4
193 John G. McHenry D PA-16 Died December 27, 1912
194 James C. McLaughlin R MI-9
195 Elmer A. Morse R WI-10 Last term
196 Frank M. Nye R MN-5 Last term
197 Andrew J. Peters D MA-11
198 Charles N. Pray R MT-al Last term
199 George W. Rauch D IN-11
200 John H. Rothermel D PA-13 Chairman: Expenditures in the Commerce and Labor Department
201 Adolph J. Sabath D IL-5
202 William B. Wilson D PA-15 Chairman: Labor. Last term.
203 Daniel R. Anthony, Jr. R KS-1 May 23, 1907
204 Charles C. Carlin D VA-8 November 5, 1907
205 Joel Cook R PA-2 Died as Representative-elect December 15, 1910
206 Charles D. Carter D OK-4 November 16, 1907
207 Scott Ferris D OK-5 Chairman: Public Lands (1913)
208 Bird S. McGuire R OK-1 Previously served as Delegate 1903-07
209 C. Bascom Slemp R VA-9 December 17, 1907
210 Napoleon B. Thistlewood R IL-25 February 15, 1908 Last term
211 Henry A. Barnhart D IN-13 November 3, 1908
212 Albert Estopinal D LA-1
213 Frank E. Guernsey R ME-4
Three non-consecutive terms
214 James M. Gudger, Jr. D NC-10 March 4, 1911 Previously 1903-07
Two consecutive terms
215 Carl C. Anderson D OH-13 March 4, 1909 Died October 1, 1912
216 Richard W. Austin R TN-2
217 John W. Boehne D IN-1 Last term
218 William P. Borland D MO-5
219 Joseph W. Byrns D TN-6
220 J. Campbell Cantrill D KY-7
221 Cyrus Cline D IN-12 Chairman: Expenditures on Public Buildings
222 James W. Collier D MS-8
223 Michael F. Conry D NY-12
224 James H. Covington D MD-1
225 James M. Cox D OH-3 Resigned to become Governor: January 12, 1913
226 William A. Cullop D IN-2
227 S. Hubert Dent, Jr. D AL-2
228 William A. Dickson D MS-7 Last term
229 Martin Dies D TX-2
230 Francis H. Dodds R MI-11 Last term
231 Daniel A. Driscoll D NY-35
232 Thomas Gallagher D IL-8
233 James W. Good R IA-5
234 James M. Graham D IL-21 Chairman: Expenditures in the Interior Department
235 William W. Griest R PA-9
236 Louis B. Hanna R ND-1 Resigned to become Governor: January 12, 1913
237 William H. Heald R DE-al Last term
238 Dudley M. Hughes D GA-3
239 Nathan E. Kendall R IA-6 Last term
240 Eugene F. Kinkead D NJ-9
241 Arthur W. Kopp R WI-3 Last term
242 Charles A. Korbly D IN-7 Chairman: Railways and Canals
243 Jonathan N. Langham R PA-27
244 James P. Latta R NE-3 Died September 11, 1911
245 Irvine L. Lenroot R WI-11
246 John A. Maguire D NE-1
247 John A. Martin D CO-2 Last term until 73rd Congress
248 Dannitte H. Mays D FL-3 Last term
249 Clarence B. Miller R MN-8
250 Dick T. Morgan R OK-2
251 Martin A. Morrison D IN-9
252 Ralph W. Moss D IN-5 Chairman: Expenditures in the Agriculture Department
253 William A. Oldfield D AR-2 Chairman: Patents
254 A. Mitchell Palmer D PA-26
255 Charles E. Pickett R IA-3 Last term
256 Frank Plumley R VT-2
257 Atterson W. Rucker D CO-1 Last term
258 William G. Sharp D OH-14
259 James S. Simmons R NY-34 Last term
260 Thomas U. Sisson D MS-4
261 Edward T. Taylor D CO-al
262 Robert Y. Thomas, Jr. D KY-3
263 John Q. Tilson R CT-al Last term until 64th Congress
264 Robert C. Wickliffe D LA-6 Died June 11, 1912
265 Frank P. Woods R IA-10
266 Clement C. Dickinson D MO-6 February 1, 1910
267 Seaborn A. Roddenberry D GA-2 February 6, 1910
268 Robert Turnbull D VA-4 March 8, 1910 Last term
269 H. Garland Dupré D LA-2 November 8, 1910
Two non-consecutive terms
270 Jefferson M. Levy D NY-13 March 4, 1911 Previously served 1899–1901
271 Joseph J. Russell D MO-14 Previously served 1907-09
272 James S. Davenport D OK-3 Previously served November 16, 1907–09
One term
273 Theron Akin R NY-25 March 4, 1911 Only term
274 Alfred G. Allen D OH-2
275 Sydney Anderson R MN-1
276 Steven B. Ayres Ind D NY-18 Independent Democratic. Only term.
277 Elsworth R. Bathrick D OH-19
278 Victor L. Berger Soc WI-5 Only term until 66th Congress
279 Fred L. Blackmon D AL-4
280 Charles C. Bowman R PA-11 Only term. Seat declared vacant December 12, 1912.
281 William G. Brown, Jr. D WV-2
282 Frank Buchanan D IL-7
283 Robert J. Bulkley D OH-21
284 Michael E. Burke D WI-6
285 James F. Byrnes D SC-2
286 Oscar Callaway D TX-12
287 Theron E. Catlin R MO-11 Unseated, after election challenge: August 12, 1912. Only term.
288 Horatio C. Claypool D OH-11
289 Richard E. Connell D NY-21 Died October 30, 1912
290 Ira C. Copley R IL-11
291 Thomas S. Crago R PA-23 Only term until 64th Congress
292 James M. Curley D MA-10
293 Henry G. Danforth R NY-32
294 James A. Daugherty D MO-15 Only term
295 John W. Davis D WV-1
296 Henry S. De Forest R NY-23 Only term
297 Robert E. Difenderfer D PA-8
298 Michael Donohoe D PA-5
299 Frank E. Doremus D MI-1
300 Robert L. Doughton D NC-8
301 Leonidas C. Dyer R MO-12
302 Lynden Evans D IL-9 Only term
303 John M. Faison D NC-3
304 John R. Farr R PA-10
305 William J. Fields D KY-9
306 H. Robert Fowler D IL-24
307 William B. Francis D OH-16
308 Henry George, Jr. D NY-17
309 J. Henry Goeke D OH-4
310 William S. Goodwin D AR-7
311 Samuel W. Gould D ME-3 Only term
312 Finly H. Gray D IN-6
313 Curtis H. Gregg D PA-22 Only term
314 John M. Hamilton D WV-4 Only term
315 Robert O. Harris R MA-14 Only term
316 Pat Harrison D MS-6
317 Jesse l. Hartman R PA-19 Only term
318 Henry T. Helgesen R ND-al
319 Walter L. Hensley D MO-13
320 Asher C. Hinds R ME-1
321 Edward E. Holland D VA-2
322 William S. Howard D GA-5
323 Fred S. Jackson R KS-4 Only term
324 Henderson M. Jacoway D AR-5
325 William Kent [6] Prog R CA-2
326 John J. Kindred D NY-14 Only term until 67th Congress
327 George W. Kipp R PA-14 Died July 24, 1911
328 George Konig D MD-3
329 Thomas F. Konop D WI-9
330 Walter Lafferty R OR-2
331 William L. La Follette R WA-3
332 Robert E. Lee D PA-12 Chairman: Mileage
333 David J. Lewis D MD-6
334 J. Charles Linthicum D MD-4
335 Adam B. Littlepage D WV-3 Only term until 64th Congress
336 Martin W. Littleton D NY-1 Only term
337 Charles O. Lobeck D NE-2
338 James P. Maher D NY-3
339 Charles Matthews R PA-24 Only term
340 Walter I. McCoy D NJ-8
341 Daniel J. McGillicuddy D ME-2
342 John C. McKenzie R IL-13
343 Alexander C. Mitchell R KS-2 Died July 7, 1911
344 Luther W. Mott R NY-28
345 William F. Murray D MA-9
346 George F. O'Shaunessy D RI-1
347 Thomas Parran, Sr. R MD-5 Only term
348 Thomas G. Patten D NY-15
349 Charles E. Patton R PA-21
350 Irvin S. Pepper D IA-2
351 Stephen G. Porter R PA-29
352 James D. Post D OH-7
353 Caleb Powers R KY-11
354 Solomon F. Prouty R IA-7
355 John E. Raker D CA-1
356 William C. Redfield D NY-5 Only term
357 Rollin R. Rees R KS-5 Only term
358 Thomas L. Reilly D CT-3
359 Edwin E. Roberts R NV-al
360 Arthur B. Rouse D KY-6
361 Thomas L. Rubey D MO-16
362 Thomas J. Scully D NJ-3
363 Sam R. Sells R TN-1
364 Charles H. Sloan R NE-4
365 Charles B. Smith D NY-36 [7]
366 John M. C. Smith R MI-3
367 Peter M. Speer R PA-28 Only term
368 Edmund J. Stack D IL-6 Only term
369 Charles M. Stedman D NC-5
370 Hubert D. Stephens D MS-2
371 William I. Stephens R CA-7
372 Claude U. Stone D IL-16
373 Edwin F. Sweet D MI-5 Only term
374 Robert M. Switzer R OH-10
375 Charles A. Talcott D NY-27
376 John A. Thayer D MA-3 Only term
377 Horace M. Towner R IA-8
378 Edward W. Townsend D NJ-7
379 Samuel J. Tribble D GA-8
380 William E. Tuttle, Jr. D NJ-5
381 Edwin S. Underhill D NY-33
382 George H. Utter R RI-2 Died November 3, 1912
383 Stanton Warburton R WA-2 Only term
384 William Wedemeyer R MI-2 Died January 2, 1913
385 John J. Whitacre D OH-18
386 George White D OH-15
387 William H. Wilder R MA-4
388 Frank B. Willis R OH-8
389 Samuel A. Witherspoon D MS-5
390 Isaac D. Young R KS-6 Only term
391 James Young D TX-3
Members joining the House, after the start of the Congress
William S. Reyburn R PA-2 May 23, 1911 Special election. Only term.
William R. Green R IA-9 June 5, 1911 Special election
William D. B. Ainey R PA-14 November 7, 1911
William J. Browning R NJ-1
Kenneth McKellar D TN-10
Dan V. Stephens D NE-3
Joseph Taggart D KS-2
392 George Curry R NM-al January 8, 1912 Representative from new state. Only term.
393 Harvey B. Fergusson D NM-al Previously served as Delegate 1897-99.
Representative from new state.
George A. Neeley D KS-7 January 9, 1912 Special election
394 Carl T. Hayden D AZ-al February 19, 1912 Representative from new state
William S. Vare R PA-1 May 24, 1912 Special election
Frank L. Greene R VT-1 July 30, 1912
Patrick F. Gill D MO-11 August 12, 1912 Previously served 1909-11. Seated, after election challenge:
August 12, 1912. Last term.
Archibald C. Hart D NJ-6 November 5, 1912 Special election
Edwin A. Merritt R NY-26
Lewis L. Morgan D LA-6
George C. Scott R IA-11
Samuel M. Taylor D AR-6 January 15, 1913
Non voting members
Jonah K. Kalaniana'ole R HI-al March 4, 1903 Territorial Delegate
William Henry Andrews R NM-al March 4, 1905 Territorial Delegate until state admitted: January 7, 1912
Benito Legarda y Tuason Ind PI-al November 22, 1907 Resident Commissioner
Ralph Henry Cameron R AZ-al March 4, 1909 Territorial Delegate until state admitted: February 18, 1912
James Wickersham R AK-al Territorial Delegate
Manuel L. Quezón N PI-al November 23, 1909 Resident Commissioner. Nationalist Party (PI).
Luis Muñoz Rivera U PR-al March 4, 1911 Resident Commissioner. Unionist Party (PR).

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  1. ^ 112th Congress official House seniority list
  2. ^ Congress at the Crossroads, pp. 186-189 and see Cannon's Precedents, Volume VIII (8), Chapter CCXXXIV (234) for the rules and precedents applied by the House after 1910
  3. ^ Nelson W. Polsby, "The Growth of the Seniority System in the U.S. House of Representatives" American Political Science Review 63.3 (1970):787-807
  4. ^ Based on Rule X Organisation of Committees, in the House Rules and Manual for the 111th Congress. For membership, see section 2183 of Cannon's Precedents Volume VIII (8), Chapter CCXXXIV (234). For establishment of standing committees see [1]
  5. ^ The Congressional Biographical Directory refers to Flood as being Foreign Affairs Chairman from the 62nd Congress, although the list of Chairmen on the committee website for the 112th Congress has him as Chairman from the 63rd Congress. As William Sulzer resigned at the end of 1912, it seems likely that Flood would have given up the Territories chair and taken the Foreign Affairs chair early in 1913, during the lame duck session of the 62nd Congress.
  6. ^ Dubin classifies Kent as a Republican, page 375 United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997
  7. ^ The Congressional Biographical Directory article on Smith includes his having been Foreign Affairs Chairman in the 62nd Congress. It is not obvious why a freshman member should hold so important a committee chair. The list of Chairmen on the website of the committee for the 112th Congress does not refer to Smith.

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

  • Cannon's Precedents (U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access) [2]
  • Congress at the Crossroads, by George B. Galloway (Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1946)
  • United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, by Michael J. Dubin (McFarland and Company 1998) ISBN 0-7864-0283-0

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