List of Members of the United States House of Representatives in the 64th Congress by seniority

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This is a list of members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 64th 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 64th Congress (March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1917). 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 64th 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 64th Congress in 1915, 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 six standing committee chairmen, at the start of this Congress, Nelson Polsby identified fifty as the most senior member of the majority on the committee. In the other six cases, all senior majority members were compensated for not being chairman of the committee (three chaired another committee and three received better committee assignments than in the previous Congress). Thus in no instance 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 64th Congress, the year of establishment as a standing committee (adoption of the name used in 1915), 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. 1915 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 Disposition of Executive Papers 1911 2 House Administration
10 District of Columbia 1808 21 Oversight and Government Reform
11 Education 1867 (1883) 15 Education and the Workforce
12 Election of President, Vice President and Representatives 1893 13 House Administration
13 Elections No. 1 1789 (1895) 9 House Administration
14 Elections No. 2 1895 9 House Administration
15 Elections No. 3 1895 9 House Administration
16 Enrolled Bills 1876 7 House Administration
17 Expenditures in the Agriculture Department 1889 7 Oversight and Government Reform
18 Expenditures in the Commerce Department 1903 (1913) 7 Oversight and Government Reform
19 Expenditures in the Interior Department 1860 7 Oversight and Government Reform
20 Expenditures in the Justice Department 1874 7 Oversight and Government Reform
21 Expenditures in the Labor Department 1913 7 Oversight and Government Reform
22 Expenditures in the Navy Department 1816 7 Oversight and Government Reform
23 Expenditures in the Post Office Department 1816 7 Oversight and Government Reform
24 Expenditures in the State Department 1816 7 Oversight and Government Reform
25 Expenditures in the Treasury Department 1816 7 Oversight and Government Reform
26 Expenditures in the War Department 1816 7 Oversight and Government Reform
27 Expenditures on Public Buildings 1816 7 Oversight and Government Reform
28 Foreign Affairs 1822 21 Foreign Affairs
29 Immigration and Naturalization 1893 15 Judiciary
30 Indian Affairs 1821 19 Natural Resources
31 Industrial Arts and Expositions 1903 16 Foreign Affairs
32 Insular Affairs 1899 21 Natural Resources
33 Interstate and Foreign Commerce 1795 (1892) 21 Energy and Commerce
34 Invalid Pensions 1831 16 Veterans' Affairs
35 Irrigation of Arid Lands 1893 13 Natural Resources
36 Judiciary 1813 21 Judiciary
37 Labor 1883 13 Education and the Workforce
38 Merchant Marine and Fisheries 1887 21 ...
39 Mileage 1837 5 House Administration
40 Military Affairs 1822 21 Armed Services
41 Mines and Mining 1865 14 Natural Resources
42 Naval Affairs 1822 21 Armed Services
43 Patents 1837 14 Judiciary
44 Pensions 1880 15 Veterans' Affairs
45 Post Office and Post Roads 1808 21 Oversight and Government Reform
46 Public Buildings and Grounds 1837 17 Transportation and Infrastructure
47 Public Lands 1805 21 Natural Resources
48 Railways and Canals 1831 (1869) 14 Transportation and Infrastructure
49 Reform in the Civil Service 1893 13 Oversight and Government Reform
50 Revision of Laws 1868 13 Judiciary
51 Rivers and Harbors 1883 21 Transportation and Infrastructure
52 Roads 1913 21 Transportation and Infrastructure
53 Rules 1880 11 Rules
54 Territories 1825 16 Natural Resources
55 War Claims 1825 (1873) 15 Judiciary
56 Ways and Means 1802 22 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

List of Representatives by seniority[edit]

A numerical rank is assigned to each of the 435 members initially elected to the 64th Congress. The seniority date given is the start of the current period of continuous service and past non-continuous terms are recorded in the notes. Other members, who joined the House during the Congress, are not assigned a number. Three Representatives-elect died before the Congress started. The list below includes those Representatives-elect (with names in italics), with the seniority they would have held if they had survived 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 for Progressive, Proh for Prohibition and Soc for Socialist.

Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Notes
Twenty non-consecutive terms
001 Joseph G. Cannon R IL-18 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1873-91 and 1893–1913
Sixteen non-consecutive terms
002 Sereno E. Payne R NY-36 December 2, 1889 Previously served 1883-87. Died as Representative-elect
December 10, 1914.
Thirteen consecutive terms
003 William A. Jones D VA-1 March 4, 1891 Dean of the House. Chairman: Insular Affairs.
Twelve consecutive terms
004 Henry A. Cooper R WI-1 March 4, 1893
005 Frederick H. Gillett R MA-2
Eleven consecutive terms
006 Stephen M. Sparkman D FL-1 March 4, 1895 Chairman: Rivers and Harbors. Last term.
Eleven non-consecutive terms
007 James B. (Champ) Clark D MO-9 March 4, 1897 Speaker of the House. Previously served 1893-95.
Ten consecutive terms
008 William C. Adamson D GA-4 March 4, 1897 Chairman: Interstate and Foreign Commerce
009 Thomas S. Butler R PA-7 Independent Republican, 1897–99
010 Edward L. Hamilton R MI-4
011 James Hay D VA-7 Chairman: Military Affairs. Resigned October 1, 1916.
012 Robert L. Henry D TX-11 Chairman: Rules. Last term.
013 James R. Mann R IL-2 Minority Leader
014 John A. Moon D TN-3 Chairman: Post Office and Post Roads
015 Thetus W. Sims D TN-8
016 James L. Slayden D TX-14
017 John H. Stephens D TX-13 Chairman: Indian Affairs. Last term.
018 James T. Lloyd D MO-1 June 1, 1897 Chairman: Accounts. Last term.
019 William S. Greene R MA-15 May 31, 1898 Republican Conference Chairman
Ten non-consecutive terms
020 George E. Foss R IL-10 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1895–1913
021 Ebenezer J. Hill R CT-4 Previously served 1895–1913
022 Frank W. Mondell R WY-al March 4, 1899 Previously served 1895-97
023 Cyrus A. Sulloway R NH-1 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1895–1913
024 Richard W. Parker D NJ-9 December 1, 1914 Previously served 1895–1911
Nine consecutive terms
025 John L. Burnett D AL-7 March 4, 1899 Chairman: Immigration and Naturalization
026 John J. Esch R WI-7
027 David E. Finley D SC-5 Died January 26, 1917
028 John J. Fitzgerald D NY-7 Chairman: Appropriations
029 Joseph W. Fordney R MI-8
030 Gilbert N. Haugen R IA-4
031 Ernest W. Roberts R MA-9 Last term
032 William W. Rucker D MO-2 Chairman: Election of President, Vice President and Representatives
033 John H. Small D NC-1
034 Dorsey W. Shackleford D MO-8 August 29, 1899 Chairman: Roads
Eight consecutive terms
035 George F. Burgess D TX-9 March 4, 1901 Last term
036 Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr. D MS-1
037 Henry D. Flood D VA-10 Chairman: Foreign Affairs
038 Joseph T. Johnson D SC-4 Resigned to become a US District Judge: April 19, 1915
039 Claude Kitchin D NC-2 Chairman: Ways and Means. Majority Leader.
040 Lemuel P. Padgett D TN-7 Chairman: Naval Affairs
041 Edward W. Pou D NC-4 Chairman: Claims
042 Asbury F. Lever D SC-7 November 5, 1901 Chairman: Agriculture
043 Augustus P. Gardner R MA-6 November 4, 1902
044 Carter Glass D VA-6 Chairman: Banking and Currency
Eight non-consecutive terms
045 Julius Kahn R CA-4 March 4, 1905 Previously served 1899–1903
046 J. Frederick Talbott D MD-2 March 4, 1909 Previously served 1879-85 and 1893–95
Seven consecutive terms
047 Wyatt Aiken D SC-3 March 4, 1903 Last term
048 Philip P. Campbell R KS-3
049 Charles R. Davis R MN-3
050 John N. Garner D TX-15
051 Alexander W. Gregg D TX-7 Chairman: War Claims
052 Joseph Howell R UT-1 Last term
053 William E. Humphrey R WA-1 Last term
054 Benjamin G. Humphreys D MS-3 Chairman: Flood Control
055 Moses P. Kinkaid R NE-6
056 Robert N. Page D NC-7 Last term
057 Henry T. Rainey D IL-20
058 J. Swagar Sherley D KY-5
059 William R. Smith D TX-16 Chairman: Irrigation of Arid Lands. Last term.
060 Halvor Steenerson R MN-9
061 Andrew J. Volstead R MN-7
062 Edwin Y. Webb D NC-9 Chairman: Judiciary
063 J. Thomas Heflin D AL-5 May 19, 1904
Seven non-consecutive terms
064 William A. Rodenberg R IL-22 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1899-1901 and 1903–13
065 Daniel J. Riordan D NY-11 November 6, 1906 Previously served 1899–1901
Six consecutive terms
066 Andrew J. Barchfeld R PA-32 March 4, 1905 Last term
067 Thomas M. Bell D GA-9
068 Frank Clark D FL-2 Chairman: Public Buildings and Grounds
069 Lincoln Dixon D IN-4
070 Finis J. Garrett D TN-9
071 Everis A. Hayes R CA-8
072 William C. Houston D TN-5 Chairman: Territories
073 Gordon Lee D GA-7
074 Martin B. Madden R IL-1
075 John T. Watkins D LA-4 Chairman: Revision of Laws
076 John M. Nelson R WI-3 September 4, 1906
077 J. Hampton Moore R PA-3 November 6, 1906
078 Edward W. Saunders D VA-5 Democratic Caucus Chairman
Six non-consecutive terms
079 Charles E. Fuller R IL-12 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1903-13
080 Joseph A. Goulden D NY-23 March 4, 1913 Previously served 1903-11. Died May 3, 1915.
081 Courtney W. Hamlin D MO-7 March 4, 1907 Previously served 1903-05.
Chairman: Expenditures in the State Department
082 Daniel F. Lafean R PA-al March 4, 1915 Previously served 1903-13. Last term.
083 Nicholas Longworth R OH-1 Previously served 1903-13
084 George A. Loud R MI-10 Previously served 1903-13. Last term.
085 Isaac R. Sherwood D OH-9 March 4, 1907 Previously served (R) 1873-75. Chairman: Invalid Pensions.
086 William H. Stafford R WI-5 March 4, 1913 Previously served 1903-11
087 John A. Sterling R IL-17 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1903-13
088 William W. Wilson R IL-3
089 Charles F. Booher D MO-4 March 4, 1907 Previously served February 19-March 3, 1889
Five consecutive terms
090 John A. M. Adair D IN-8 March 4, 1907 Last term
091 Joshua W. Alexander D MO-3 Chairman: Merchant Marine and Fisheries
092 William A. Ashbrook D OH-17 Chairman: Coinage, Weights and Measures
093 William J. Cary R WI-4
094 William E. Cox D IN-3
095 Charles G. Edwards D GA-1 Last term until 69th Congress
096 George W. Fairchild R NY-34
097 Martin D. Foster D IL-23 Chairman: Mines and Mining
098 Hannibal L. Godwin D NC-6 Chairman: Reform in the Civil Service
099 James A. Hamill D NJ-12 Chairman: Elections No. 2
100 Rufus Hardy D TX-6 Chairman: Expenditures in the Navy Department
101 Willis C. Hawley R OR-1
102 Harvey Helm D KY-8 Chairman: Census
103 Cordell Hull D TN-4
104 Ben Johnson D KY-4 Chairman: District of Columbia
105 Charles A. Kennedy R IA-1
106 John W. Langley R KY-10
107 Charles A. Lindbergh R MN-6 Last term
108 James C. McLaughlin R MI-9
109 George W. Rauch D IN-11 Last term
110 Adolph J. Sabath D IL-5 Chairman: Alcohol Liquor Traffic
111 James T. McDermott D IL-4 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1907-July 21, 1914. Last term.
112 Daniel R. Anthony, Jr. R KS-1 May 23, 1907
113 Charles C. Carlin D VA-8 November 5, 1907
114 Charles D. Carter D OK-3 November 16, 1907
115 Scott Ferris D OK-6 Chairman: Public Lands
116 C. Bascom Slemp R VA-9 December 17, 1907
117 Henry A. Barnhart D IN-13 November 3, 1908
118 Albert Estopinal D LA-1
119 Frank E. Guernsey R ME-4 Last term
Five non-consecutive terms
120 William B. McKinley R IL-19 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1905-13
Four consecutive terms
121 Richard W. Austin R TN-2 March 4, 1909
122 William P. Borland D MO-5
123 Joseph W. Byrns D TN-6
124 J. Campbell Cantrill D KY-7 Chairman: Industrial Arts and Expositions
125 Cyrus Cline D IN-12 Last term
126 James W. Collier D MS-8
127 Michael F. Conry D NY-15 Died March 2, 1917
128 William A. Cullop D IN-2 Last term
129 S. Hubert Dent, Jr. D AL-2
130 Martin Dies D TX-2 Chairman: Railways and Canals
131 Daniel A. Driscoll D NY-42 Last term
132 Thomas Gallagher D IL-8
133 James W. Good R IA-5
134 William W. Griest R PA-9
135 Dudley M. Hughes D GA-12 Chairman: Education. Last term.
136 Irvine L. Lenroot R WI-11
137 Clarence B. Miller R MN-8
138 Dick T. Morgan R OK-8
139 Martin A. Morrison D IN-9 Chairman: Patents. Last term.
140 Ralph W. Moss D IN-5 Last term
141 William A. Oldfield D AR-2
142 Thomas U. Sisson D MS-4
143 Edward T. Taylor D CO-4
144 Robert Y. Thomas, Jr. D KY-3
145 Frank P. Woods R IA-10
146 Clement C. Dickinson D MO-6 February 1, 1910
147 H. Garland Dupré D LA-2 November 8, 1910
Four non-consecutive terms
148 Benjamin K. Focht R PA-17 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1907-13
149 James McAndrews D IL-6 March 4, 1913 Previously served 1901-05
150 Joseph J. Russell D MO-14 March 4, 1911 Previously served 1907-09
151 James S. Davenport D OK-1 Previously served November 16, 1907-09. Last term.
Three consecutive terms
152 Alfred G. Allen D OH-2 March 4, 1911 Last term
153 Sydney Anderson R MN-1
154 Fred L. Blackmon D AL-4
155 William G. Brown, Jr. D WV-2 Died March 9, 1916
156 Frank Buchanan D IL-7 Last term
157 Michael E. Burke D WI-2 Last term
158 James F. Byrnes D SC-2
159 Oscar Callaway D TX-12 Last term
160 Ira C. Copley Prog IL-11 Republican 1911-15
161 Henry G. Danforth R NY-39 Last term
162 Frank E. Doremus D MI-1
163 Robert L. Doughton D NC-8 Chairman: Expenditures in the Agriculture Department
164 John R. Farr R PA-10
165 William J. Fields D KY-9
166 William S. Goodwin D AR-7
167 Finly H. Gray D IN-6 Last term until 73rd Congress
168 Pat Harrison D MS-6
169 Henry T. Helgesen R ND-1
170 Walter L. Hensley D MO-13
171 Asher C. Hinds R ME-1 Last term
172 Edward E. Holland D VA-2
173 William S. Howard D GA-5
174 Henderson M. Jacoway D AR-5
175 William Kent Ind CA-1 Last term
176 Thomas F. Konop D WI-9 Chairman: Expenditures on Public Buildings. Last term.
177 William L. La Follette R WA-4
178 David J. Lewis D MD-6 Chairman: Labor. Last term until 72nd Congress.
179 J. Charles Linthicum D MD-4
180 Charles O. Lobeck D NE-2 Chairman: Expenditures in the Treasury Department
181 James P. Maher D NY-5 Chairman: Expenditures in the Labor Department
182 Daniel J. McGillicuddy D ME-2 Last term
183 John C. McKenzie R IL-13
184 Luther W. Mott R NY-32
185 George F. O'Shaunessy D RI-1
186 Thomas G. Patten D NY-18 Last term
187 Stephen G. Porter R PA-29
188 Caleb Powers R KY-11
189 John E. Raker D CA-2
190 Edwin E. Roberts R NV-al
191 Arthur B. Rouse D KY-6
192 Thomas L. Rubey D MO-16
193 Thomas J. Scully D NJ-3
194 Sam R. Sells R TN-1
195 Charles H. Sloan R NE-4
196 Charles B. Smith D NY-41 Chairman: Expenditures in the Commerce Department
197 John M. C. Smith R MI-3
198 Charles M. Stedman D NC-5
199 Hubert D. Stephens D MS-2 Chairman: Elections
200 William Stephens Prog CA-10 R 1911-15. Resigned July 22, 1916.
201 Claude U. Stone D IL-16 Last term
202 Robert M. Switzer R OH-10
203 Horace M. Towner R IA-8
204 Samuel J. Tribble D GA-8 Died December 8, 1916
205 Samuel A. Witherspoon D MS-5 Died November 24, 1915
206 James Young D TX-3
207 William R. Green R IA-9 June 5, 1911
208 Leonidas C. Dyer R MO-12 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1911-June 19, 1914
209 William J. Browning R NJ-1 November 7, 1911
210 Kenneth McKellar D TN-10 Last term
211 Dan V. Stephens D NE-3
212 Joseph Taggart D KS-2 Last term
213 Carl T. Hayden D AZ-al February 19, 1912
214 William S. Vare R PA-1 May 24, 1912
215 Frank L. Greene R VT-1 July 30, 1912
216 Edwin A. Merritt R NY-31 November 5, 1912 Died as Representative-elect December 4, 1914
217 Lewis L. Morgan D LA-6 Chairman: Elections No. 3. Last term.
218 Samuel M. Taylor D AR-6 January 15, 1913
219 Archibald C. Hart D NJ-6 July 22, 1913 Previously served November 5, 1912-1913. Last term.
Three non-consecutive terms
220 Samuel H. Miller R PA-28 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1881-85. Last term.
221 John Q. Tilson R CT-3 Previously served 1909-13
222 William E. Williams D IL-al March 4, 1913 Previously served 1899-1901. Last term.
223 Charles R. Crisp D GA-3 Previously served December 19, 1896–97
Two consecutive terms
224 John W. Abercrombie D AL-al March 4, 1913 Last term
225 James B. Aswell D LA-8
226 Warren W. Bailey D PA-19 Chairman: Expenditures in the Justice Department. Last term.
227 Alben W. Barkley D KY-1
228 Samuel W. Beakes D MI-2 Last term until 65th Congress
229 Frederick A. Britten R IL-9
230 Edward E. Browne R WI-8
231 Henry Bruckner D NY-22
232 Clement L. Brumbaugh D OH-12
233 Thaddeus H. Caraway D AR-1
234 John F. Carew D NY-17
235 John J. Casey D PA-11 Last term until 66th Congress
236 Walter M. Chandler Prog NY-19
237 Denver S. Church D CA-7
238 John R. Connelly D KS-6
239 Louis C. Cramton R MI-7
240 Robert Crosser D OH-21
241 Charles F. Curry R CA-3
242 Harry H. Dale D NY-4
243 Perl D. Decker D MO-15
244 Charles H. Dillon R SD-1
245 Peter J. Dooling D NY-16
246 Dudley Doolittle D KS-4
247 Thomas B. Dunn R NY-38
248 John J. Eagan D NJ-11
249 Joe H. Eagle D TX-8
250 George W. Edmonds R PA-4
251 John M. Evans D MT-al
252 Simeon D. Fess R OH-7
253 James A. Frear R WI-10
254 Warren Gard D OH-3
255 William Gordon D OH-20
256 George S. Graham R PA-2
257 Daniel J. Griffin D NY-8
258 Charles M. Hamilton R NY-43 Minority Whip.
259 Guy T. Helvering D KS-5
260 William L. Igoe D MO-11
261 Albert Johnson R WA-3
262 Edward Keating D CO-3
263 Abraham L. Keister R PA-22 Last term
264 Patrick H. Kelley R MI-6
265 Ambrose Kennedy R RI-3
266 William Kettner D CA-11
267 John A. Key D OH-8 Chairman: Pensions
268 Edgar R. Kiess R PA-15
269 Aaron S. Kreider R PA-18
270 Ladislas Lazaro D LA-7
271 John V. Lesher D PA-16
272 Charles Lieb D IN-1 Last term
273 Carl E. Mapes R MI-5
274 Andrew J. Montague D VA-3
275 John M. Morin R PA-31
276 Hunter H. Moss, Jr. R WV-4 Died July 15, 1916
277 William H. Murray D OK-4 Last term
278 John I. Nolan R CA-5
279 Patrick D. Norton R ND-3
280 Woodson R. Oglesby D NY-24 Last term
281 James S. Parker R NY-29
282 Michael F. Phelan D MA-7
283 Edmund Platt R NY-26
284 Percy E. Quin D MS-7
285 J. Willard Ragsdale D SC-6
286 Sam Rayburn D TX-4
287 Michael K. Reilly D WI-6 Last term until 71st Congress
288 John J. Rogers R MA-5
289 Nicholas J. Sinnott R OR-2
290 Addison T. Smith R ID-al
291 George R. Smith R MN-5 Last term
292 Tom Stout D MT-al Chairman: Expenditures in the Interior Department. Last term.
293 Hatton W. Sumners D TX-5
294 Howard Sutherland R WV-al Last term
295 Clyde H. Tavenner D Il-14 Chairman: Expenditures in the Post Office Department. Last term.
296 Joseph B. Thompson D OK-5
297 Allen T. Treadway R MA-1
298 John R. Walker D GA-11
299 Walter A. Watson D VA-4
300 Emmett Wilson D FL-3 Last term
301 Otis T. Wingo D AR-4
302 Samuel E. Winslow R MA-4
303 George M. Young R ND-2
304 James P. Buchanan D TX-10 April 15, 1913
305 Richard S. Whaley D SC-1 April 29, 1913
306 John A. Peters R ME-3 September 9, 1913
307 Matthew M. Neely D WV-1 October 14, 1913
308 Charles P. Coady D MD-3 November 4, 1913
309 George W. Loft D NY-13 Last term
310 Calvin D. Paige R MA-3
311 Frank Park D GA-2
312 Dow H. Drukker R NJ-7 April 7, 1914
313 James A. Gallivan D MA-12
314 Jesse D. Price D MD-1 November 3, 1914
315 Carl Vinson D GA-10
Two non-consecutive terms
316 Thomas S. Crago R PA-al March 4, 1915 Previously served 1911-13
317 David Hollingsworth R OH-18 Previously served 1909-11
318 Adam B. Littlepage D WV-3 Previously served 1911-13
319 Ashton C. Shallenberger D NE-5 Previously served 1901-03
One term
320 Edward B. Almon D AL-8 March 4, 1915
321 William A. Ayres D KS-8
322 Isaac Bacharach R NJ-2
323 C. William Beales R PA-20 Only term
324 Eugene Black D TX-1
325 James J. Britt R NC-10 Only term until 65th Congress
326 William M. Brown R PA-24 Died as Representative-elect January 31, 1915
327 C. Pope Caldwell D NY-2
328 John H. Capstick R NJ-5
329 William H. Carter R MA-13
330 William B. Charles R NY-30 Only term
331 Burnett M. Chiperfield R IL-al Only term until 71st Congress
332 William H. Coleman R PA-30 Only term
333 Edward Cooper R WV-5
334 John G. Cooper R OH-19
335 Peter E. Costello R PA-5
336 Porter H. Dale R VT-2
337 Frederick W. Dallinger R MA-8
338 George P. Darrow R PA-6
339 James H. Davis D TX-al Only term
340 S. Wallace Dempsey R NY-40
341 Edward E. Denison R IL-25
342 Arthur G. Dewalt D PA-13
343 Clarence C. Dill D WA-5
344 Cassius C. Dowell R IA-7
345 Franklin Ellsworth R MN-2
346 John A. Elston Prog CA-6
347 Henry I. Emerson R OH22
348 Michael F. Farley D NY-14 Only term
349 Joseph V. Flynn D NY-3
350 Richard P. Freeman R CT-2
351 Harry L. Gandy D SD-3
352 Mahlon M. Garland R PA-al
353 James P. Glynn R CT-5
354 Edward W. Gray R NJ-8
355 Oscar L. Gray D AL-1
356 Lindley H. Hadley R WA-2
357 Reuben L. Haskell R NY-10
358 William W. Hastings D OK-2
359 Robert D. Heaton R PA-12
360 Benigno C. Hernández R NM-al Only term until 66th Congress
361 Frederick C. Hicks R NY-1
362 Benjamin C. Hilliard D CO-1
363 George E. Hood D NC-3
364 Robert F. Hopwood R PA-23 Only term
365 George Huddleston D AL-9
366 G. Murray Hulbert D NY-21
367 Harry E. Hull R IA-2
368 James W. Husted R NY-25
369 Elijah C. Hutchinson R NJ-4
370 W. Frank James R MI-12
371 Royal C. Johnson R SD-2
372 Charles C. Kearns R OH-6
373 David H. Kincheloe D KY-2
374 Edward J. King R IL-15
375 Frederick R. Lehlbach R NJ-10
376 Michael Liebel, Jr. D PA-25 Only term
377 Meyer London Soc NY-12
378 Walter W. Magee R NY-35
379 Whitmell P. Martin Prog LA-3
380 Nelson E. Matthews R OH-5 Only term
381 James H. Mays D UT-2
382 Clifton N. McArthur R OR-3
383 James V. McClintic D OK-7
384 Robert M. McCracken R ID-al Only term
385 Roscoe C. McCulloch R OH-16
386 Louis T. McFadden R PA-14
387 A. Jeff McLemore D TX-al
388 Jacob E. Meeker R MO-10
389 Thomas W. Miller R DE-al Only term
390 William C. Mooney R OH-15 Only term
391 Merrill Moores R IN-7
392 Sydney E. Mudd II R MD-5
393 Charles A. Nichols R MI-13
394 Solomon T. North R PA-27 Only term
395 P. Davis Oakey R CT-1 Only term
396 William B. Oliver D AL-6
397 Richard Olney II D MA-14
398 Arthur W. Overmyer D OH-13
399 Harry H. Pratt R NY-37
400 C. William Ramseyer R IA-6
401 Charles H. Randall Proh CA-9
402 C. Frank Reavis R NE-1
403 Edwin D. Ricketts R OH-11 Only term until 66th Congress
404 Frederick W. Rowe R NY-6
405 Charles H. Rowland R PA-21
406 J. Edward Russell R OH-4 Only term
407 Rollin B. Sanford R NY-28
408 Thomas D. Schall R MN-10
409 Frank D. Scott R MI-11
410 John R. K. Scott R PA-al
411 William J. Sears D FL-4
412 Jouett Shouse D KS-7
413 Isaac Siegel R NY-20
414 Homer P. Snyder R NY-33
415 Henry B. Steagall D AL-3
416 Henry J. Steele D PA-26
417 Thomas J. Steele D IA-11 Only term
418 Walter R. Stiness R RI-2
419 Burton E. Sweet R IA-3
420 Oscar W. Swift R NY-9
421 Peter F. Tague D MA-10
422 John N. Tillman D AR-3
423 Charles B. Timberlake R CO-2
424 George H. Tinkham R MA-11
425 Carl Van Dyke D MN-4
426 Joseph Walsh R MA-16
427 Charles B. Ward R NY-27
428 Edward H. Wason R NH-2
429 Henry W. Watson R PA-8
430 Loren E. Wheeler R IL-21
431 Seward H. Williams R OH-14 Only term
432 Thomas S. Williams R IL-24
433 Riley J. Wilson D LA-5
434 James W. Wise D GA-6
435 William R. Wood R IN-10
Members joining the House, after the start of the Congress
Samuel J. Nicholls D SC-4 September 14, 1915 Special election
William S. Bennet R NY-23 November 2, 1915 Previously served 1905-11. Special election. Last term.
Henry W. Temple R PA-24 Previously served as Prog 1913-15. Special election.
Norman J. Gould R NY-36 Special election
Bertrand H. Snell R NY-31 Special election
William W. Venable D MS-5 January 4, 1916 Special election
George M. Bowers R WV-2 May 9, 1916 Special election
Harry C. Woodyard R WV-4 November 7, 1916 Previously served 1903-11. Special election.
Henry S. Benedict R CA-10 Special election. Only term.
Thomas W. Harrison D VA-7 Special election
Tinsley W. Rucker, Jr. D GA-8 January 11, 1917 Special election. Only term.
Paul G. McCorkle D SC-5 February 21, 1917 Special election. Only term.
Non voting members
a Jonah K. Kalaniana'ole R HI-al March 4, 1903 Territorial Delegate
b James Wickersham R AK-al March 4, 1909 Territorial Delegate. Last term until 65th Congress.
c Manuel L. Quezón N PI-al November 23, 1909 Resident Commissioner. Nationalist Party (PI).
Resigned October 15, 1916.
d Luis Muñoz Rivera U PR-al March 4, 1911 Resident Commissioner. Unionist Party (PR).
Died November 15, 1916.
e Manuel Earnshaw Ind PI-al March 4, 1913 Resident Commissioner. Last term.

See also[edit]


  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]

 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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