List of United States Representatives from Alabama

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The following is an alphabetical list of members of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Alabama. For chronological tables of members of both houses of the United States Congress from the state (through the present day), see United States Congressional Delegations from Alabama. The list of names should be complete, but other data may be incomplete.

Current members[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Years Party District Notes
James Abercrombie March 4, 1851 – March 4, 1855 Whig 2nd
John Abercrombie March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1917 Democratic At-large
Robert Aderholt January 3, 1997 – present Republican 4th Incumbent
Truman H. Aldrich June 9, 1896 – March 4, 1897 Republican 9th Won contested election
William F. Aldrich March 13, 1896 – March 4, 1897 Republican 4th Won contested election
February 9, 1898 – March 4, 1899 Won contested election
March 8, 1900 – March 4, 1901 Won contested election
Miles C. Allgood March 4, 1923 – March 4, 1933 Democratic 7th
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 5th
Edward B. Almon March 4, 1915 – June 2, 1933 Democratic 8th Died
William J. Alston March 4, 1849 – March 4, 1851 Whig 1st
Elizabeth B. Andrews April 4, 1972 – January 3, 1973 Democratic 3rd
George W. Andrews March 14, 1944 – January 3, 1963 Democratic 3rd
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 At-large
January 3, 1965 – December 25, 1971 3rd Died
Glenn Andrews January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967 Republican 4th
Spencer Bachus January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2015 Republican 6th
John H. Bankhead March 4, 1887 – March 4, 1907 Democratic 6th
Walter W. Bankhead January 3, 1941 - February 1, 1941 Democratic 7th Resigned
William B. Bankhead March 4, 1917 – March 4, 1933 Democratic 10th
March 4, 1933 – September 15, 1940 7th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1936 to 1940, Died
Laurie C. Battle January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1955 Democratic 9th
Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1831 Jacksonian 2nd
James E. Belser March 4, 1843 – March 4, 1845 Democratic 2nd
Tom Bevill January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1973 Democratic 7th
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1997 4th
Fred L. Blackmon March 4, 1911 – February 8, 1921 Democratic 4th Died
Jo Bonner January 3, 2003 – August 2, 2013 Republican 1st Resigned to become vice-chancellor of the University of Alabama System
Franklin Welsh Bowdon December 7, 1846 – March 4, 1851 Democratic 7th
Sydney J. Bowie March 4, 1901 – March 4, 1907 Democratic 4th
William B. Bowling December 14, 1920 – August 16, 1928 Democratic 5th Resigned after being appointed judge for 5th Alabama Circuit
Frank W. Boykin July 30, 1935 – January 3, 1963 Democratic 1st
Taul Bradford March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1877 Democratic 3rd
John Bragg March 4, 1851 – March 4, 1853 Democratic 1st
Willis Brewer March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1901 Democratic 5th
Bobby Bright January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011 Democratic 2nd
Frederick G. Bromberg March 4, 1873 – March 4, 1875 Liberal Republican 1st
Mo Brooks January 3, 2011 – present Republican 5th Incumbent
Glen Browder April 4, 1989 – January 3, 1997 Democratic 3rd
John Hall Buchanan, Jr. January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1981 Republican 6th
Alfred E. Buck March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1871 Republican 1st
Charles W. Buckley July 21, 1868 – March 4, 1873 Republican 2nd
John L. Burnett March 4, 1899 – May 13, 1919 Democratic 7th Died
Bradley Byrne January 7, 2014 – present Republican 1st Incumbent
John Henry Caldwell March 4, 1873 – March 4, 1877 Democratic 5th
Sonny Callahan January 3, 1985 – January 3, 2003 Republican 1st
John B. Callis July 21, 1868 – March 4, 1869 Republican 5th
Archibald Hill Carmichael November 14, 1933 – January 3, 1937 Democratic 8th
Reuben Chapman March 4, 1835 – March 4, 1837 Jacksonian 1st
March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1841 Democratic
March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1843 At-large
March 4, 1843 – March 4, 1847 6th
Richard Henry Clarke March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1897 Democratic 1st
Clement Comer Clay March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1835 Jacksonian 1st
Henry D. Clayton March 4, 1897 – May 25, 1914 Democratic 3rd Resigned to accept position as a US judge for the Middle and Northern District of Alabama
Newton N. Clements December 8, 1880 – March 4, 1881 Democratic 6th
David Clopton March 4, 1859 – January 21, 1861 Democratic 3rd Withdrew
James E. Cobb March 4, 1887 – April 21, 1896 Democratic 5th Lost contested election
Williamson R. W. Cobb March 4, 1847 – January 30, 1861 Democratic 6th Withdrew
James L. Cottrell December 7, 1846 – March 4, 1847 Democratic 3rd
George W. Crabb September 4, 1838 – March 4, 1841 Whig 3rd
George H. Craig January 9, 1885 - March 4, 1885 Republican 4th Won contested election
William B. Craig March 4, 1907 – March 4, 1911 Democratic 4th
Bud Cramer January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2009 Democratic 5th
John Crowell December 14, 1819 – March 4, 1821 Democratic-Republican At-large
Jabez L. M. Curry March 4, 1857 – January 21, 1861 Democratic 7th Withdrew
Edmund S. Dargan March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1847 Democratic 1st
Alexander C. Davidson March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1889 Democratic 4th
Artur Davis January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2011 Democratic 7th
Edward deGraffenried January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953 Democratic 6th
James Dellet March 4, 1839 – March 4, 1841 Whig 5th
March 4, 1843 – March 4, 1845 1st
William Henry Denson March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1895 Democratic 7th
S. Hubert Dent, Jr. March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1921 Democratic 2nd
William Louis Dickinson January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1993 Republican 2nd
James F. Dowdell March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1855 Democratic 7th
March 4, 1855 – March 4, 1859 3rd
Peter M. Dox March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1873 Democratic 5th
Jack Edwards January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1985 Republican 1st
Carl Elliott January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1963 Democratic 7th
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 At-large
Ben Erdreich January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 Democratic 6th
Terry Everett January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2009 Republican 2nd
Ronnie Flippo January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1991 Democratic 5th
Walter Flowers January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1973 Democratic 5th
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979 7th
William H. Forney March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1877 Democratic At-large
March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1893 7th
William Willis Garth March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1879 Democratic 8th
John Gayle March 4, 1847 – March 4, 1849 Whig 1st
Albert T. Goodwyn April 21, 1896 – March 4, 1897 Populist 5th Won contested election
George M. Grant June 14, 1938 – January 3, 1963 Democratic 2nd
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 At-large
Oscar L. Gray March 4, 1915 – March 4, 1919 Democratic 1st
Parker Griffith January 3, 2009– December 22, 2009 Democratic 5th Switched parties
December 22, 2009 – January 3, 2011 Republican
William A. Handley March 4, 1871 – March 4, 1873 Democratic 3rd
Jeremiah Haralson March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1877 Republican 1st
Christopher C. Harris May 11, 1914 – March 4, 1915 Democratic 8th
Claude Harris, Jr. January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1993 Democratic 7th
Sampson W. Harris March 4, 1847 – March 4, 1855 Democratic 3rd
March 4, 1855 – March 4, 1857 7th
George Paul Harrison, Jr. November 6, 1894 – March 4, 1897 Democratic 3rd
Thomas Haughey July 21, 1868 – March 4, 1869 Republican 6th
Charles Hays March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877 Republican 4th
J. Thomas Heflin May 19, 1904 – November 1, 1920 Democratic 5th Resigned to fill US Senate seat
Robert S. Heflin March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1871 Republican 3rd
Hilary A. Herbert March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1893 Democratic 2nd
Thomas H. Herndon March 4, 1879 – March 28, 1883 Democratic 1st Died
Goldsmith W. Hewitt March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1879 Democratic 6th
March 4, 1881 – March 4, 1885
J. Lister Hill August 14, 1923 – January 11, 1938 Democratic 2nd Appointed to the US Senate
Earl F. Hilliard January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2003 Democratic 7th
Henry W. Hilliard March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1851 Whig 2nd
Sam Hobbs January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1951 Democratic 4th
Richmond P. Hobson March 4, 1907 – March 4, 1915 Democratic 6th
George S. Houston March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1843 Democratic At'large
March 4, 1843 – March 4, 1849 5th
March 4, 1851 – January 21, 1861 Withdrew
Milford W. Howard March 4, 1895 – March 4, 1899 Populist 7th
David Hubbard March 4, 1839 – March 4, 1841 Democratic 2nd
March 4, 1849 – March 4, 1851 5th
George Huddleston March 4, 1915 – January 3, 1937 Democratic 9th
George Huddleston, Jr. January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1963 Democratic 9th
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 At-large
Samuel Williams Inge March 4, 1847 – March 4, 1851 Democratic 4th
Pete Jarman January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1949 Democratic 6th
Lamar Jeffers June 7, 1921 – January 3, 1935 Democratic 4th
James T. Jones March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1879 Democratic 1st
December 3, 1883 – March 4, 1889
Robert E. Jones, Jr. January 28, 1947 – January 3, 1963 Democratic 8th
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 At-large
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1973 8th
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1977 5th
Francis William Kellogg July 22, 1868 – March 4, 1869 Republican 1st
Joab Lawler March 4, 1835 – May 8, 1838 Whig 3rd Died
Burwell Boykin Lewis March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1877 Democratic At-large
March 4, 1879 – October 1, 1880 6th Resigned after accepting position as President of the University of Alabama
Dixon Hall Lewis March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1833 Jacksonian 3rd
March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1837 Nullifier 4th
March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1841 Democratic
March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1843 At-large
March 4, 1843 – April 22, 1844 3rd Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Robert F. Ligon March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1879 Democratic 5th
William M. Lowe March 4, 1879 – March 4, 1881 Greenback 8th
June 3, 1882 – October 12, 1882 Won contested election, Died
Francis S. Lyon March 4, 1835 – March 4, 1837 Anti-Jacksonian 5th
March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1839 Whig
Carter Manasco June 24, 1941 – January 3, 1949 Democratic 7th
Samuel W. Mardis March 4, 1831 – March 4, 1833 Jacksonian 2nd
March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1835 3rd
James D. Martin January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967 Republican 7th
John Mason Martin March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1887 Democratic 6th
Joshua L. Martin March 4, 1835 – March 4, 1837 Jacksonian 2nd
March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1839 Democratic
Felix G. McConnell March 4, 1843 – September 10, 1846 Democratic 7th Died
John McDuffie March 4, 1919 – March 2, 1935 Democratic 1st Resigned to become United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
John Van McDuffie June 4, 1890 – March 4, 1891 Republican 4th
John McKee March 4, 1823 – March 4, 1825 Jacksonian D-R 2nd
March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829 Jacksonian
John McKinley March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1835 Jacksonian 2nd
Gabriel Moore March 4, 1821 – March 4, 1823 Democratic-Republican At-large
March 4, 1823 – March 4, 1825 Jacksonian D-R 1st
March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829 Jacksonian
Sydenham Moore March 4, 1857 – January 21, 1861 Democratic 4th Withdrew
William O. Mulkey June 29, 1914 – March 4, 1915 Democratic 3rd
John Murphy March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1835 Jacksonian 5th
John P. Newsome January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945 Democratic 9th
William Flynt Nichols January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1973 Democratic 4th
January 3, 1973 – December 25, 1988 3rd Died
Benjamin White Norris July 21, 1868 – March 4, 1869 Republican 3rd
William C. Oates March 4, 1881 – November 5, 1894 Democratic 3rd Resigned after being elected [Governor of Alabama]]
William Bacon Oliver March 4, 1915 – January 3, 1937 Democratic 6th
George Washington Owen March 4, 1823 – March 4, 1825 Jacksonian D-R 3rd
March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829 Jacksonian
Gary Palmer January 3, 2015 – present Republican 6th Incumbent
Luther Patrick January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943 Democratic 9th
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947
LaFayette L. Patterson November 6, 1928 – March 4, 1933 Democratic 5th
William W. Payne March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1843 Democratic At-large
March 4, 1843 – March 4, 1847 4th
Charles Pelham March 4, 1873 – March 4, 1875 Republican 3rd
Philip Phillips March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1855 Democratic 1st
Charles W. Pierce July 21, 1868 – March 4, 1869 Republican 4th
Thomas S. Plowman March 4, 1897 – February 9, 1898 Democratic 4th Lost contested election
Luke Pryor March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1885 Democratic 8th
James L. Pugh March 4, 1859 – January 21, 1861 Democratic 2nd Withdrew
Lilius B. Rainey September 30, 1919 – March 4, 1923 Democratic 7th
Albert Rains January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1963 Democratic 5th
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 At-large
James T. Rapier March 4, 1873 – March 4, 1875 Republican 2nd
William N. Richardson August 6, 1900 – March 31, 1914 Democratic 8th Died
Bob R. Riley January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2003 Republican 3rd
Gaston A. Robbins March 4, 1893 – March 13, 1896 Democratic 4th Lost contested election
March 4, 1899 – March 8, 1900 Lost contested election
Kenneth A. Roberts January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1963 Democratic 4th
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 At-large
Martha Roby January 3, 2011 – present Republican 2nd Incumbent
Mike Rogers January 3, 2003 – present Republican 3rd Incumbent
Thomas W. Sadler March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1887 Democratic 5th
William J. Samford March 4, 1879 – March 4, 1881 Democratic 3rd
Armistead I. Selden, Jr. January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963 Democratic 6th
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 At-large
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1969 5th
Terri Sewell January 3, 2011 – present Democratic 7th Incumbent
Charles C. Sheats March 4, 1873 – March 4, 1875 Republican At-large
Richard Shelby January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1987 Democratic 7th
Charles M. Shelley March 4, 1877 – July 20, 1882 Democratic 4th Seat declared vacant after being contested by James Q. Smith
November 27, 1882 – January 9, 1885 Elected to fill his own vacancy, lost contested election
William C. Sherrod March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1871 Democratic 6th
Benjamin Glover Shields March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1843 Democratic At-large
Eli S. Shorter March 4, 1855 – March 4, 1859 Democratic 2nd
Joseph H. Sloss March 4, 1871 – March 4, 1875 Democratic 6th
Albert L. Smith, Jr. January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 Republican 6th
William Russell Smith March 4, 1851 – March 4, 1853 Unionist 4th
March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1855 Democratic
March 4, 1855 – March 4, 1857 Know-Nothing
John Sparkman January 3, 1937 – November 5, 1946 Democratic 8th Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Jesse F. Stallings March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1901 Democratic 2nd
James A. Stallworth March 4, 1857 – January 12, 1861 Democratic 1st Withdrew
Joe Starnes January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1945 Democratic 5th
Henry B. Steagall March 4, 1915– November 22, 1943 Democratic 3rd Died
George W. Taylor March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1915 Democratic 1st
Charles Winston Thompson March 4, 1901 – March 20, 1904 Democratic 5th Died
Benjamin S. Turner March 4, 1871 – March 4, 1873 Republican 1st
Louis Washington Turpin March 4, 1889 – June 4, 1890 Democratic 4th Lost contested election
March 4, 1891 – March 4, 1893
March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1895 9th
John R. Tyson March 4, 1921 – March 27, 1923 Democratic 2nd Died
Oscar Underwood March 4, 1895 – June 9, 1896 Democratic 9th Lost contested election
March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1915
Percy Walker March 4, 1855 – March 4, 1857 Know-Nothing 1st
Zadoc L. Weatherford November 5, 1940 – January 3, 1941 Democratic 7th
Joseph Wheeler March 4, 1881 – June 3, 1882 Democratic 8th Lost contested election
January 15, 1883 – March 4, 1883
March 4, 1885 – April 20, 1900 Resigned
Alexander White March 4, 1851 – March 4, 1853 Whig 7th
March 4, 1873 – March 4, 1875 Republican At-large
Ariosto A. Wiley March 4, 1901 – June 17, 1908 Democratic 2nd Died
Oliver C. Wiley November 3, 1908 – March 4, 1909 Democratic 2nd
Jeremiah N. Williams March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1877 Democratic 2nd
March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1879 3rd
Thomas Williams March 4, 1879 – March 4, 1885 Democratic 5th
William Lowndes Yancey December 2, 1844 – September 1, 1846 Democratic 3rd Resigned

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama[edit]

As of April 2015, there are seventeen former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. State of Alabama that are currently living.

Representative Term of office (Congressional years as congressmen/women/representatives while in office) District Date of birth (and age)
James D. Martin 1965 - 1967 7th (1918-09-01) September 1, 1918 (age 96)
John Hall Buchanan, Jr. 1965 - 1981 6th (1928-03-19) March 19, 1928 (age 87)
Jack Edwards 1965 - 1985 1st (1928-09-20) September 20, 1928 (age 86)
Ronnie Flippo 1977 - 1991 5th (1937-08-15) August 15, 1937 (age 77)
Richard Shelby 1979 - 1987 7th (1934-05-06) May 6, 1934 (age 80)
Ben Erdreich 1983 - 1993 6th (1938-12-09) December 9, 1938 (age 76)
Sonny Callahan 1985 - 2003 1st (1932-09-11) September 11, 1932 (age 82)
Glen Browder 1989 - 1997 3rd (1943-01-15) January 15, 1943 (age 72)
Robert E. Cramer 1991 - 2009 5th (1947-08-22) August 22, 1947 (age 67)
Earl F. Hilliard 1993 - 2003 7th (1942-04-09) April 9, 1942 (age 73)
Terry Everett 1993 - 2009 2nd (1937-02-15) February 15, 1937 (age 78)
Spencer Bachus 1993 - 2015 6th (1947-12-28) December 28, 1947 (age 67)
Bob Riley 1997 - 2003 3rd (1944-10-03) October 3, 1944 (age 70)
Artur Davis 2003 - 2011 7th (1967-10-09) October 9, 1967 (age 47)
Jo Bonner 2003 - 2013 1st (1959-11-19) November 19, 1959 (age 55)
Parker Griffith 2009 - 2011 5th (1942-08-06) August 6, 1942 (age 72)
Bobby Bright 2009 - 2011 2nd (1952-07-21) July 21, 1952 (age 62)

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