List of Members of the United States House of Representatives in the 66th Congress by seniority

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This is a list of members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 66th 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 65th Congress (March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921). 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 66th 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. If there is still a tie, then the first names are used.

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), the member is ranked above all others whose service begins on the same day.

Committee seniority[edit]

At the start of the 66th Congress in 1919, 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 was 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. 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 a group of fifty seven standing committee chairmen, at the start of this Congress, Nelson Polsby identified thirty five as the most senior member of the majority on the committee. In nineteen other cases, senior majority members were compensated for not being chairman of the committee (ten chaired another committee, eight received better committee assignments than in the previous Congress and one joined the leadership). In three instances there was no obvious compensation for the apparent violation of the seniority custom.[3]


This list refers to the standing committees of the House in the 66th Congress, the year of establishment as a standing committee (adoption of the name used in 1919), 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. 1919 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 35 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 20 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 12 Rules
54 Territories 1825 17 Natural Resources
55 War Claims 1825 (1873) 15 Judiciary
56 Ways and Means 1802 25 Ways and Means
57 Woman Suffrage 1917 13 ...
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 66th Congress. Other members, who joined the House during the Congress, are not assigned a number. Two Representatives-elect died and one resigned before the Congress started. Two died and two resigned after the legal start of the term but before Congress convened. In addition the House did not permit Victor L. Berger (Soc-WI) to take the seat to which he was elected. The list below includes those 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, Proh for Prohibition, Soc for Socialist and UL for Union Labor.

Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Notes
Twenty-two non-consecutive terms
001 Joseph G. Cannon R IL-18 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1873–91 and 1893–1913
Fourteen consecutive terms
002 Frederick H. Gillett R MA-2 March 4, 1893 Dean of the House. Speaker of the House.
Thirteen non-consecutive terms
003 James B. (Champ) Clark D MO-9 March 4, 1897 Previously served 1893–95. Minority Leader. Died March 2, 1921.
Twelve consecutive terms
004 Thomas S. Butler R PA-7 March 4, 1897 Independent Republican, 1897–99. Chairman: Naval Affairs
005 Edward L. Hamilton R MI-4 Last term
006 James R. Mann R IL-2 Chairman: Woman Suffrage
007 John A. Moon D TN-3 Last term
008 Thetus W. Sims D TN-8
009 William S. Greene R MA-15 May 31, 1898 Chairman: Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Twelve non-consecutive terms
010 Frank W. Mondell R WY-al March 4, 1899 Previously served 1895–97. Majority Leader.
Eleven consecutive terms
011 John L. Burnett D AL-7 March 4, 1899 Died, as Representative-elect: May 13, 1919
012 John J. Esch R WI-7 Chairman: Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Last term.
013 Joseph W. Fordney R MI-8 Chairman: Ways and Means
014 Gilbert N. Haugen R IA-4 Chairman: Agriculture
015 William W. Rucker D MO-2
016 John H. Small D NC-1 Last term
Ten consecutive terms
017 Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr. D MS-1 March 4, 1901 Last term
018 Henry D. Flood D VA-10
019 Claude Kitchin D NC-2
020 Lemuel P. Padgett D TN-7
021 Edward W. Pou D NC-4
022 Asbury F. Lever D SC-7 November 5, 1901 Resigned August 1, 1919
023 Carter Glass D VA-6 November 4, 1902 Resigned as Representative-elect, December 16, 1918
Ten non-consecutive terms
024 Julius Kahn R CA-4 March 4, 1905 Previously served 1899–1903. Chairman: Military Affairs.
Nine consecutive terms
025 Philip P. Campbell R KS-3 March 4, 1903 Chairman: Rules
026 Charles R. Davis R MN-3
027 John N. Garner D TX-15
028 Benjamin G. Humphreys D MS-3
029 Moses P. Kinkaid R NE-6 Chairman: Irrigation of Arid Lands
030 Henry T. Rainey D IL-20 Last term until 68th Congress
031 Halvor Steenerson R MN-9 Chairman: Post Office and Post Roads
032 Andrew J. Volstead R MN-7 Chairman: Judiciary
033 Edwin Y. Webb D NC-9 Resigned, to become US District Judge: November 10, 1919
034 J. Thomas Heflin D AL-5 May 19, 1904 Resigned November 1, 1920
Nine non-consecutive terms
035 William A. Rodenberg R IL-22 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1899–1901 and 1903–13. Chairman: Flood Control.
036 Daniel J. Riordan D NY-11 November 6, 1906 Previously served 1899–1901
Eight consecutive terms
037 Thomas M. Bell D GA-9 March 4, 1905
038 Frank Clark D FL-2
039 Finis J. Garrett D TN-9
040 Gordon Lee D GA-7
041 Martin B. Madden R IL-1
042 John T. Watkins D LA-4 Last term
043 J. Hampton Moore R PA-3 November 6, 1906 Resigned January 4, 1920
044 Edward W. Saunders D VA-5 Resigned February 29, 1920
Eight non-consecutive terms
045 Charles E. Fuller R IL-12 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1903–13. Chairman: Invalid Pensions.
046 Henry M. Goldfogle D NY-12 March 4, 1919 Previously served 1901–15. Last term.
047 Nicholas Longworth R OH-1 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1903–13
048 Isaac R. Sherwood D OH-9 March 4, 1907 Previously served (R) 1873–75. Last term until 68th Congress.
049 William W. Wilson R IL-3 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1903–13. Last term.
050 Charles F. Booher D MO-4 March 4, 1907 Previously served February 19-March 3, 1889. Died January 21, 1921.
Seven consecutive terms
051 Joshua W. Alexander D MO-3 March 4, 1907 Resigned, to become Secretary of Commerce: December 15, 1919
052 William A. Ashbrook D OH-17 Last term until 74th Congress
053 Hannibal L. Godwin D NC-6 Last term
054 James A. Hamill D NJ-12
055 Rufus Hardy D TX-6
056 Willis C. Hawley R OR-1
057 Harvey Helm D KY-8 Died, as Representative-elect, March 3, 1919
058 Cordell Hull D TN-4 Last term until 68th Congress
059 Ben Johnson D KY-4
060 Charles A. Kennedy R IA-1 Chairman: Rivers and Harbors. Last term.
061 John W. Langley R KY-10 Chairman: Public Buildings and Grounds
062 James C. McLaughlin R MI-9
063 Adolph J. Sabath D IL-5
064 Daniel R. Anthony, Jr. R KS-1 May 23, 1907
065 Charles C. Carlin D VA-8 November 5, 1907 Resigned, as Representative-elect: March 13, 1919
066 Charles D. Carter D OK-3 November 16, 1907
067 Scott Ferris D OK-6 Last term
068 C. Bascom Slemp R VA-9 December 17, 1907
069 Albert Estopinal D LA-1 November 3, 1908 Died, as Representative-elect: April 28, 1919
Seven non-consecutive terms
070 Burton L. French R ID-1 March 4, 1917 Previously served 1903–09 and 1911–15
071 William B. McKinley R IL-19 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1905–13. Last term.
072 Harry C. Woodyard R WV-4 November 7, 1916 Previously served 1903–11
Six consecutive terms
073 Joseph W. Byrns D TN-6 March 4, 1909
074 J. Campbell Cantrill D KY-7
075 James W. Collier D MS-8
076 S. Hubert Dent, Jr. D AL-2 Last term
077 Thomas Gallagher D IL-8
078 James W. Good R IA-5 Chairman: Appropriations
079 William W. Griest R PA-9
080 Dick T. Morgan R OK-8 Died July 4, 1920
081 William A. Oldfield D AR-2
082 Thomas U. Sisson D MS-4
083 Edward T. Taylor D CO-4
084 Robert Y. Thomas, Jr. D KY-3
085 Clement C. Dickinson D MO-6 February 1, 1910 Last term until 68th Congress
086 H. Garland Dupré D LA-2 November 8, 1910
Six non-consecutive terms
087 Benjamin K. Focht R PA-17 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1907–13. Chairman: War Claims.
088 James McAndrews D IL-6 March 4, 1913 Previously served 1901–05. Last term until 74th Congress.
Five consecutive terms
089 Sydney Anderson R MN-1 March 4, 1911
090 Fred L. Blackmon D AL-4 Died February 8, 1921
091 James F. Byrnes D SC-2
092 Ira C. Copley R IL-11 Progressive 1915–17
093 Frank E. Doremus D MI-1 Last term
094 Robert L. Doughton D NC-8
095 William J. Fields D KY-9
096 William S. Goodwin D AR-7 Last term
097 Edward E. Holland D VA-2
098 Henderson M. Jacoway D AR-5
099 J. Charles Linthicum D MD-4
100 James P. Maher D NY-5 Last term
101 John C. McKenzie R IL-13
102 Luther W. Mott R NY-32
103 Stephen G. Porter R PA-29 Chairman: Foreign Affairs
104 John E. Raker D CA-2
105 Arthur B. Rouse D KY-6
106 Thomas L. Rubey D MO-16 Last term until 68th Congress
107 Thomas J. Scully D NJ-3 Last term
108 Sam R. Sells R TN-1 Chairman: Pensions. Last term.
109 John M. C. Smith R MI-3 Chairman: Labor. Last term until seated in 67th Congress.
110 Charles M. Stedman D NC-5
111 Hubert D. Stephens D MS-2 Last term
112 Horace M. Towner R IA-8 Republican Conference Chairman. Chairman: Insular Affairs.
113 James Young D TX-3 Last term
114 William R. Green R IA-9 June 5, 1911
115 Leonidas C. Dyer R MO-12 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1911-June 19, 1914
116 William J. Browning R NJ-1 November 7, 1911 Died March 24, 1920
117 Carl T. Hayden D AZ-al February 19, 1912
118 William S. Vare R PA-1 May 24, 1912
119 Frank L. Greene R VT-1 July 30, 1912
120 Samuel M. Taylor D AR-6 January 15, 1913
Five non-consecutive terms
121 John Q. Tilson R CT-3 March 4, 1915 Previously served 1909–13
122 Charles R. Crisp D GA-3 March 4, 1913 Previously served December 19, 1896–97
Four consecutive terms
123 James B. Aswell D LA-8 March 4, 1913
124 Alben W. Barkley D KY-1
125 Frederick A. Britten R IL-9
126 Edward E. Browne R WI-8
127 Clement L. Brumbaugh D OH-12 Last term
128 Thaddeus H. Caraway D AR-1
129 John F. Carew D NY-18
130 Louis C. Cramton R MI-7
131 Charles F. Curry R CA-3 Chairman: Territories
132 Peter J. Dooling D NY-15 Last term
133 Thomas B. Dunn R NY-38 Chairman: Roads
134 John J. Eagan D NJ-11 Last term until 68th Congress
135 Joe H. Eagle D TX-8 Last term until 72nd Congress
136 George W. Edmonds R PA-4 Chairman: Claims
137 John M. Evans D MT-1 Last term until 68th Congress
138 Simeon D. Fess R OH-7 Chairman: Education
139 James A. Frear R WI-10
140 Warren Gard D OH-3 Last term
141 George S. Graham R PA-2
142 William L. Igoe D MO-11 Last term
143 Albert Johnson R WA-3 Chairman: Immigration and Naturalization
144 Patrick H. Kelley R MI-6
145 Ambrose Kennedy R RI-3
146 William Kettner D CA-11 Last term
147 Edgar R. Kiess R PA-15
148 Aaron S. Kreider R PA-18 Chairman: Expenditures in the Interior Department
149 Ladislas Lazaro D LA-7
150 John V. Lesher D PA-16 Last term
151 Carl E. Mapes R MI-5 Chairman: District of Columbia
152 Andrew J. Montague D VA-3
153 John M. Morin R PA-31
154 John I. Nolan R CA-5 Chairman: Patents
155 James S. Parker R NY-29
156 Michael F. Phelan D MA-7 Last term
157 Edmund Platt R NY-26 Chairman: Banking and Currency. Resigned June 7, 1920.
158 Percy E. Quin D MS-7
159 J. Willard Ragsdale D SC-6 Died July 23, 1919
160 Sam Rayburn D TX-4
161 John J. Rogers R MA-5
162 Nicholas J. Sinnott R OR-2 Chairman: Public Lands
163 Addison T. Smith R ID-2 Chairman: Alcohol Liquor Traffic
164 Hatton W. Sumners D TX-5
165 Joseph B. Thompson D OK-5 Died September 18, 1919
166 Allen T. Treadway R MA-1
167 Walter A. Watson D VA-4 Died December 24, 1919
168 Otis T. Wingo D AR-4
169 Samuel E. Winslow R MA-4
170 George M. Young R ND-2
171 James P. Buchanan D TX-10 April 15, 1913
172 Richard S. Whaley D SC-1 April 29, 1913 Last term
173 John A. Peters R ME-3 September 9, 1913
174 Matthew M. Neely D WV-1 October 14, 1913 Last term until 79th Congress
175 Charles P. Coady D MD-3 November 4, 1913 Last term
176 Calvin D. Paige R MA-3
177 Frank Park D GA-2
178 James A. Gallivan D MA-12 April 7, 1914
179 Henry W. Temple R PA-24 November 2, 1915 Previously served (Progressive) 1913–15
180 Carl Vinson D GA-10 November 3, 1914
Four non-consecutive terms
181 Thomas S. Crago R PA-al March 4, 1915 Previously served 1911–13. Last term until seated in 67th Congress.
182 John F. Fitzgerald D MA-10 March 4, 1919 Previously served 1895–1901.
Unseated, after election challenge: October 23, 1919.
183 William E. Mason R IL-al March 4, 1917 Previously served 1887–91
Three consecutive terms
184 Edward B. Almon D AL-8 March 4, 1915
185 William A. Ayres D KS-8 Last term until 68th Congress
186 Isaac Bacharach R NJ-2
187 Eugene Black D TX-1
188 C. Pope Caldwell D NY-2 Last term
189 John G. Cooper R OH-19
190 Peter E. Costello R PA-5 Last term
191 Porter H. Dale R VT-2 Chairman: Expenditures in the Treasury Department
192 Frederick W. Dallinger R MA-8 Chairman: Elections No. 1
193 George P. Darrow R PA-6
194 S. Wallace Dempsey R NY-40
195 Edward E. Denison R IL-25
196 Arthur G. Dewalt D PA-13 Democratic Caucus Chairman. Last term.
197 Cassius C. Dowell R IA-7 Chairman: Elections No. 3
198 Franklin Ellsworth R MN-2 Last term
199 John A. Elston R CA-6 Progressive 1915–17; Republican and Progressive candidate:
1916 election. Chairman: Mileage.[5]
200 Henry I. Emerson R OH22 Last term
201 Richard P. Freeman R CT-2
202 Harry L. Gandy D SD-3 Last term
203 Mahlon M. Garland R PA-al Chairman: Mines and Mining. Died November 19, 1920.
204 James P. Glynn R CT-5
205 Lindley H. Hadley R WA-2
206 Reuben L. Haskell R NY-10 Chairman: Expenditures in the Navy Department.
Resigned December 31, 1919.
207 William W. Hastings D OK-2 Last term until 68th Congress
208 Frederick C. Hicks R NY-1
209 George Huddleston D AL-9
210 Harry E. Hull R IA-2
211 James W. Husted R NY-25
212 Elijah C. Hutchinson R NJ-4
213 W. Frank James R MI-12
214 Royal C. Johnson R SD-2
215 Charles C. Kearns R OH-6
216 David H. Kincheloe D KY-2
217 Edward J. King R IL-15
218 Frederick R. Lehlbach R NJ-10 Chairman: Reform in the Civil Service
219 Walter W. Magee R NY-35
220 Whitmell P. Martin D LA-3 Progressive 1915–19
221 James H. Mays D UT-2 Last term
222 Clifton N. McArthur R OR-3
223 James V. McClintic D OK-7
224 Roscoe C. McCulloch R OH-16 Last term
225 Louis T. McFadden R PA-14 Chairman: Banking and Currency (1920)
226 Merrill Moores R IN-7
227 Sydney E. Mudd II R MD-5
228 Charles A. Nichols R MI-13 Chairman: Census. Died April 25, 1920.
229 William B. Oliver D AL-6
230 Richard Olney II D MA-14 Last term
231 C. William Ramseyer R IA-6
232 Charles H. Randall Proh CA-9 Prohibition. Last term.
233 C. Frank Reavis R NE-1
234 Frederick W. Rowe R NY-6 Last term
235 Rollin B. Sanford R NY-28
236 Thomas D. Schall R MN-10
237 Frank D. Scott R MI-11
238 William J. Sears D FL-4
239 Isaac Siegel R NY-20 Chairman: Census (1920)
240 Homer P. Snyder R NY-33 Chairman: Indian Affairs
241 Henry B. Steagall D AL-3
242 Henry J. Steele D PA-26 Last term
243 Walter R. Stiness R RI-2
244 Burton E. Sweet R IA-3
245 John N. Tillman D AR-3
246 Charles B. Timberlake R CO-2
247 George H. Tinkham R MA-11
248 Carl Van Dyke D MN-4 Died May 20, 1919
249 Joseph Walsh R MA-16
250 Charles B. Ward R NY-27
251 Edward H. Wason R NH-2
252 Henry W. Watson R PA-8
253 Loren E. Wheeler R IL-21 Chairman: Railways and Canals
254 Thomas S. Williams R IL-24 Chairman: Expenditures in the Commerce Department
255 Riley J. Wilson D LA-5
256 James W. Wise D GA-6
257 William R. Wood R IN-10
258 Samuel J. Nicholls D SC-4 September 14, 1915 Last term
259 Norman J. Gould R NY-36 November 2, 1915
260 Bertrand H. Snell R NY-31
261 William W. Venable D MS-5 January 4, 1916 Last term
262 George M. Bowers R WV-2 May 9, 1916
263 Thomas W. Harrison D VA-7 November 7, 1916
Three non-consecutive terms
264 John J. Casey D PA-11 March 4, 1919 Previously served 1913–17. Last term until 68th Congress
265 M. Clyde Kelly R PA-30 March 4, 1917 Previously served (Republican) 1913–15. Progressive 1917–19.
266 Augustine Lonergan D CT-1 Previously served 1913–15. Last term until 72nd Congress
267 Edward E. Robbins R PA-22 Previously served 1897–99.
Died, as Representative-elect: January 25, 1919.
268 James W. Overstreet D GA-1 Previously served October 3, 1906–07
Two consecutive terms
269 William B. Bankhead D AL-10 March 4, 1917
270 Oscar E. Bland R IN-2 Chairman: Industrial Arts and Expositions
271 Thomas L. Blanton D TX-17
272 Charles H. Brand D GA-8 First elected January 11, 1917 (before the start of the 65th
Congress) [6]
273 Guy E. Campbell D PA-32
274 David G. Classon R WI-9
275 Tom T. Connally D TX-11
276 Gilbert A. Currie R MI-10 Last term
277 Frederick H. Dominick D SC-3
278 Herbert J. Drane D FL-1
279 Louis W. Fairfield R IN-12
280 Hubert F. Fisher D TN-10
281 Alvan T. Fuller R MA-9 Independent Republican 1917–19. Resigned January 5, 1921.
282 Louis B. Goodall R ME-1 Chairman: Elections No. 2. Last term.
283 William J. Graham R IL-14 Chairman: Expenditures in the War Department
284 Ira G. Hersey R ME-4 Chairman: Expenditures on Public Buildings
285 Clifford C. Ireland R IL-16 Chairman: Accounts
286 John M. Jones D TX-18
287 Niels Juul R IL-7 Last term
288 Harold Knutson R MN-6 Majority Whip
289 Milton Kraus R IN-11
290 Fiorello H. La Guardia R NY-14 Resigned December 31, 1919. Last term until 68th Congress.
291 William W. Larsen D GA-12
292 Clarence F. Lea D CA-1
293 Edward C. Little R KS-2 Chairman: Revision of Laws
294 Joseph J. Mansfield D TX-9
295 Thomas D. McKeown D OK-4 Last term until 68th Congress
296 John F. Miller R WA-1
297 Henry Z. Osborne R CA-10
298 Fred S. Purnell R IN-9
299 John R. Ramsey R NJ-6 Last term
300 Stuart F. Reed R WV-3
301 Leonidas D. Robinson D NC-7 Last term
302 Milton A. Romjue D MO-1 Last term until 68th Congress
303 John M. Rose R PA-19
304 Archie D. Sanders R NY-39
305 Everett Sanders R IN-5
306 Jared Y. Sanders, Sr. D LA-6 Last term
307 William F. Stevenson D SC-5 First elected February 21, 1917 (before the start of the 65th
Congress) [7]
308 Nathan L. Strong R PA-27
309 Christopher D. Sullivan D NY-13
310 Albert H. Vestal R IN-8 Chairman: Coinage, Weights and Measures
311 Edward Voigt R WI-2
312 Milton H. Welling D UT-1 Last term
313 Benjamin F. Welty D OH-4
314 Wallace H. White, Jr. R ME-2 Chairman: Expenditures in the Justice Department
315 James C. Wilson D TX-12 Resigned, as Representative-elect, to become US District Judge:
March 3, 1919
316 Frederick N. Zihlman R MD-6 Chairman: Expenditures in the Post Office Department
317 Zebulon Weaver D NC-10 March 4, 1919 Previously served 1917-March 1, 1919
318 Thomas F. Smith D NY-16 April 12, 1917 Last term
319 Sherman E. Burroughs R NH-1 May 29, 1917
320 Richard N. Elliott R IN-6 June 29, 1917 Chairman: Expenditures in the State Department
321 John M. Baer R ND-1 July 20, 1917 Chairman: Expenditures in the Agriculture Department. Last term.
322 Willfred W. Lufkin R MA-6 November 6, 1917
323 Schuyler Merritt R CT-4
324 William C. Wright D GA-4 January 16, 1918
325 William E. Cleary D NY-8 March 15, 1918 Last term until 68th Congress
326 Jerome F. Donovan D NY-21 Last term
327 Anthony J. Griffin D NY-22
328 John W. Rainey D IL-4 April 2, 1918
329 S. Otis Bland D VA-1 July 2, 1918
330 Carville D. Benson D MD-2 November 5, 1918 Last term
331 Martin L. Davey D OH-14 Last term until 68th Congress
332 Florian Lampert R WI-6 Chairman: Election of President, Vice President and Representatives
333 Adolphus P. Nelson R WI-11
334 James P. Woods D VA-6 February 25, 1919
Two non-consecutive terms
335 William E. Andrews R NE-5 March 4, 1919 Previously served 1895–97
336 Victor L. Berger Soc WI-5 Previously served 1911–13. Representative-elect declared
not entitled to take oath and seat declared vacant November 10, 1919.
337 Benigno C. Hernández R NM-al Previously served 1915–17. Last term.
338 Willis J. Hulings R PA-28 Previously served (Progressive) 1913–15. Last term.
339 Marion E. Rhodes R MO-13 Previously served 1905–07
340 Edwin D. Ricketts R OH-11 Previously served 1915–17
341 Milton W. Shreve R PA-25 Previously served 1913–15
342 Anderson H. Walters R PA-al Previously served 1913–15.
Chairman: Expenditures in the Labor Department.
One term
343 Ernest R. Ackerman R NJ-5 March 4, 1919
344 William N. Andrews R MD-1 Only term
345 John J. Babka D OH-21
346 Henry E. Barbour R CA-7
347 Carlos Bee D TX-14 Only term
348 James T. Begg R OH-13
349 John S. Benham R IN-4
350 William T. Bland D MO-5 Only term
351 William D. Boies R IA-11
352 John C. Box D TX-2
353 Clay S. Briggs D TX-7
354 Samuel M. Brinson D NC-3
355 Edward S. Brooks R PA-20
356 Clark Burdick R RI-1
357 William J. Burke R PA-al
358 William L. Carss UL MN-8 Union Labor. Only term until 69th Congress.
359 Carl R. Chindblom R IL-10
360 Charles A. Christopherson R SD-1
361 R. Clint Cole R OH-8
362 Frank Crowther R NY-30
363 Thomas H. Cullen D NY-4
364 Ewin L. Davis D TN-5
365 Lester J. Dickinson R IA-10
366 James W. Dunbar R IN-3
367 Leonard S. Echols R WV-6 Chairman: Expenditures in the Navy Department (1920)
368 Charles R. Evans D NV-al Only term
369 Robert E. Evans R NE-3
370 Israel M. Foster R OH-10
371 James V. Ganly D NY-24 Only term until 68th Congress
372 Wells Goodykoontz R WV-5
373 Guy U. Hardy R CO-3
374 Edward D. Hays R MO-14
375 Hugh S. Hersman D CA-8 Only term
376 Andrew J. Hickey R IN-13
377 William H. Hill R NY-34 Only term
378 Homer Hoch R KS-4
379 Alanson B. Houghton R NY-37
380 Everette B. Howard D OK-1 Only term until 68th Congress
381 Claude B. Hudspeth D TX-16
382 Albert W. Jefferis R NE-2
383 Paul B. Johnson, Sr. D MS-6
384 John B. Johnston D NY-5 Only term
385 Evan J. Jones R PA-21
386 Samuel A. Kendall R PA-23
387 John C. Kleczka R WI-4
388 William C. Lankford D GA-11
389 Caleb R. Layton R DE-al
390 Robert Luce R MA-13
391 Oscar R. Luhring R IN-1
392 John MacCrate R NY-3 Resigned December 30, 1920
393 Clarence MacGregor R NY-41
394 Samuel C. Major D MO-7 Only term until 68th Congress
395 Cornelius A. McGlennon D NJ-8 Only term
396 John McDuffie D AL-1
397 Richard F. McKiniry D NY-23 Only term
398 Patrick McLane D PA-10 Unseated after election contest: February 25, 1921. Only term.
399 Melvin O. McLaughlin R NE-4
400 Isaac V. McPherson R MO-15
401 James M. Mead D NY-42
402 Earl C. Michener R MI-2
403 Daniel F. Minahan D NJ-9 Only term until 68th Congress
404 James G. Monahan R WI-3 Only term
405 Charles A. Mooney D OH-20
406 C. Ellis Moore R OH-15
407 B. Frank Murphy R OH-18
408 William L. Nelson D MO-8 Only term until 69th Congress
409 Cleveland A. Newton R MO-10
410 Walter H. Newton R MN-5
411 David J. O'Connell D NY-9 Only term until 68th Congress
412 Charles F. Ogden R KY-5
413 Lucian W. Parrish D TX-13
414 Herbert C. Pell, Jr. D NY-17 Only term
415 Amos H. Radcliffe R NJ-7
416 Clifford E. Randall R WI-1 Only term
417 John Reber R PA-12
418 Daniel A. Reed R NY-43
419 Carl W. Riddick R MT-2
420 John M. Robsion R KY-11
421 Joseph Rowan D NY-19 Only term
422 James H. Sinclair R ND-3
423 Frank L. Smith R IL-17 Only term
424 John H. Smithwick D FL-3
425 Ambrose E.B. Stephens R OH-2
426 James G. Strong R KS-5
427 John W. Summers R WA-4
428 J. Will Taylor R TN-2
429 Charles J. Thompson R OH-5
430 James N. Tincher R KS-7
431 William D. Upshaw D GA-5
432 William N. Vaile R CO-1
433 J. Stanley Webster R WA-5
434 Hays B. White R KS-6
... John H. Wilson D PA-22 Special election before start of the term. Only term.
435 Richard Yates R IL-al
Members joining the House, after the start of the Congress
... Fritz G. Lanham D TX-12 April 19, 1919 Special election
... R. Walton Moore D VA-8 April 27, 1919
... James O'Connor D LA-1 June 5, 1919
... Oscar E. Keller Ind R MN-4 July 1, 1919 Special election. Independent Republican.
... King Swope R KY-8 August 1, 1919 Special election. Only term.
... Lilius B. Rainey D AL-7 September 30, 1919 Special election
... Philip H. Stoll D SC-6 October 7, 1919
... Edward C. Mann D SC-7 Special election. Only term.
... Peter F. Tague D MA-10 October 23, 1919 Previously served 1915–19. Seated after election contest.
... John W. Harreld R OK-5 November 8, 1919 Special election. Only term.
... Clyde R. Hoey D NC-9 December 16, 1919
... Victor L. Berger Soc WI-5 December 19, 1919 Peviously served 1911–13 and March 4-November 10, 1919. Special
election. Representative-elect declared not entitled to take seat
(January 10, 1920) and seat declared vacant February 25, 1921.
Last term until 68th Congress.
... Jacob L. Milligan D MO-3 February 14, 1920 Special election. Only term until 68th Congres.
... Patrick H. Drewry D VA-4 April 27, 1920 Special election
... Rorer A. James D VA-5 June 1, 1920
... Hamilton Fish III R NY-26 November 2, 1920
... Clarence J. McLeod R MI-13 Special election. Only term until 68th Congress.
... Francis F. Patterson, Jr. R NJ-1 Special election
... Nathan D. Perlman R NY-14
... Harry C. Ransley R PA-3
... Charles Swindall R OK-8 Special election. Only term.
... Lester D. Volk R NY-10 Special election
... William B. Bowling D AL-5 December 14, 1920
... John R. Farr R PA-10 February 25, 1921 Previously served 1911–19. Seated after election contest. Last term.
Non voting members
a Jonah K. Kalaniana'ole R HI-al March 4, 1903 Territorial Delegate
b Jaime C. De Veyra N PI-al March 4, 1917 Resident Commissioner. Nationalist Party (PI).
c Teodoro R. Yangco N PI-al Resident Commissioner. Nationalist Party (PI).
Served to March 3, 1920.
d Félix Córdova Dávila U PR-al August 7, 1917 Resident Commissioner. Unionist Party (PR).
e Charles A. Sulzer D AK-al March 4, 1919 Territorial Delegate. Previously served 1917-January 7, 1919.
Died, as Delegate-elect: April 28, 1919.
f Isauro Gabaldon N PI-al March 4, 1920 Resident Commissioner. Nationalist Party (PI).
g George B. Grigsby D AK-al June 3, 1920 Territorial Delegate. Unseated after election contest: March 1, 1921.
h James Wickersham R AK-al March 1, 1921 Territorial Delegate. Previously served 1909–17 and
January 7-March 3, 1919. Seated after election contest.
Last term until 72nd Congress.

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 numbers of committee members, see section 2183 of Cannon's Precedents Volume VIII (8), Chapter CCXXXIV (234). For establishment of standing committees see [1]
  5. ^ United States Congressional Elections, 1788–1997 page 409. Classified as a Republican from the 65th Congress by the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  6. ^ United States Congressional Elections, 1788–1997 page 417. Not a candidate at the special election, on the same day, for the 64th Congress (page 406).
  7. ^ United States Congressional Elections, 1788–1997 page 417. Not a candidate at the special election, on the same day, for the 64th Congress (page 406).

 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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