List of United States Representatives in the 111th Congress by seniority

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This is a complete list of members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 111th United States Congress in order of seniority. For the most part, representatives are ranked by the beginning of their terms in office. Representatives whose terms begin the same day are ranked by seniority.

Representatives who return to the House after having previously served in the House are credited with service equal to one less than the number of terms they served. For example, Rep. Baron Hill had previously served three terms, from 1999 to 2005, when he was once again elected in 2006. Instead of holding seniority with others whose terms began January 3, 2007, he was credited with two terms, and holds seniority above all representatives whose terms began January 3, 2001, and after. When a representative has served a prior term of less than two terms (i.e., prior term minus one equals less than one), he or she is ranked above all other whose service begins on the same day. For example, Rep. Jay Inslee was elected to House for a term commencing January 3, 1999, after having served from 1993 to 1995. He ranks above his fellow representatives whose terms began January 3, 1999.

Committee chairmanship in the House is often associated with seniority, especially in the Democratic Caucus. The Republican leadership has a stronger hand in choosing chairmen and ranking minority members, and do so based on ideology and campaign fundraising.[1] However, party leadership is typically not associated with seniority.

Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Notes
1 John Dingell D MI-15 December 13, 1955 Dean of the House
2 John Conyers D MI-14 January 3, 1965 Chair of the Judiciary Committee
Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus
3 Dave Obey D WI-7 April 1, 1969 Chair of the Appropriations Committee
4 Charles B. Rangel D NY-15 January 3, 1971 Chair of the Ways and Means Committee
5 Bill Young R FL-10
6 Pete Stark D CA-13 January 3, 1973
7 Don Young R AK March 6, 1973
8 John Murtha D PA-12 February 5, 1974
9 George Miller D CA-07 January 3, 1975 Chair of the Education and Labor Committee
10 James Oberstar D MN-8 Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
11 Henry Waxman D CA-30 Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee
12 Ed Markey D MA-07 November 2, 1976 Chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
13 Norm Dicks D WA-6 January 3, 1977
14 Dale Kildee D MI-05
15 Nick Rahall D WV-3 Chair of the Natural Resources Committee
16 Ike Skelton D MO-4 Chair of the Armed Services Committee
17 Jerry Lewis R CA-41 January 3, 1979 Ranking member of the Appropriations Committee
18 James Sensenbrenner R WI-5 Ranking member of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
19 Tom Petri R WI-6 April 3, 1979
20 David Dreier R CA-26 January 3, 1981 Ranking member of the Rules Committee
21 Barney Frank D MA-04 Chair of the Financial Services Committee
22 Ralph Hall R TX-04 Ranking member of the Science and Technology Committee
23 Hal Rogers R KY-5
24 Christopher Smith R NJ-04
25 Frank Wolf R VA-10
26 Steny Hoyer D MD-5 May 19, 1981 Majority Leader
27 Howard Berman D CA-28 January 3, 1983 Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee
28 Rick Boucher D VA-09
29 Dan Burton R IN-5
30 Marcy Kaptur D OH-09 Most senior woman in the U.S. House of Representatives.
31 Sander Levin D MI-12
32 Alan Mollohan D WV-1
33 Solomon Ortiz D TX-27 Dean of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
34 John Spratt D SC-5 Chair of the Budget Committee
35 Ed Towns D NY-10 Chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee
36 Gary Ackerman D NY-05 March 1, 1983
37 Joe Barton R TX-06 January 3, 1985 Ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee
38 Howard Coble R NC-06
39 Bart Gordon D TN-6 Chair of the Science and Technology Committee
40 Paul Kanjorski D PA-11
41 Peter Visclosky D IN-1
42 Peter DeFazio D OR-4 January 3, 1987
43 Elton Gallegly R CA-24
44 Wally Herger R CA-02
45 John Lewis D GA-05
46 Louise Slaughter D NY-28 Chair of the Rules Committee
47 Lamar Smith R TX-21 Ranking member of the Judiciary Committee
48 Fred Upton R MI-06
49 Nancy Pelosi D CA-08 June 2, 1987 Speaker of the House
50 Jerry Costello D IL-12 August 9, 1988
51 Frank Pallone D NJ-06 November 8, 1988
52 John Duncan R TN-2
53 Eliot Engel D NY-17 January 3, 1989
54 Nita Lowey D NY-18
55 Jim McDermott D WA-7
56 Richard Neal D MA-02
57 Donald Payne D NJ-10
58 Dana Rohrabacher R CA-46
59 Cliff Stearns R FL-06
60 John Tanner D TN-8
61 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R FL-18 August 29, 1989 Ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Most senior Republican woman in the U.S. House of Representatives.
62 Gene Taylor D MS-4 October 17, 1989
63 José Serrano D NY-16 March 20, 1990
64 Rob Andrews D NJ-01 November 6, 1990
65 Neil Abercrombie D HI-1 January 3, 1991 Previously served from September 1986 to January 1987
66 Ron Paul R TX-14 January 3, 1997}[2] Previously served from 1976 to 1977 and from 1979 to 1985.
67 David Price D NC-04 Previously served from 1987 to 1995.
68 John Boehner R OH-08 January 3, 1991 Minority Leader
69 Dave Camp R MI-04 Ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee
70 Rosa DeLauro D CT-3
71 Chet Edwards D TX-17
72 Jim Moran D VA-08
73 Collin Peterson D MN-7 Chair of the Agriculture Committee
74 Maxine Waters D CA-35
75 Sam Johnson R TX-03 May 8, 1991
76 John Olver D MA-01 June 4, 1991
77 Ed Pastor D AZ-4 October 3, 1991
78 Jerrold Nadler D NY-08 November 3, 1992
79 Jim Cooper D TN-5 January 3, 2001[2] Previously served from 1983 to 1995.
80 Spencer Bachus R AL-6 January 3, 1993 Ranking member of the Financial Services Committee
81 Roscoe Bartlett R MD-6
82 Xavier Becerra D CA-31
83 Sanford Bishop D GA-02
84 Corrine Brown D FL-03
85 Steve Buyer R IN-4 Ranking member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee
86 Ken Calvert R CA-44
87 Michael N. Castle R DE
88 Jim Clyburn D SC-6 Majority Whip
89 Nathan Deal R GA-09
90 Lincoln Diaz-Balart R FL-21
91 Anna Eshoo D CA-14
92 Bob Filner D CA-51 Chair of the Veterans' Affairs Committee
93 Bob Goodlatte R VA-06 Ranking member of the Agriculture Committee
94 Gene Green D TX-29
95 Luis Gutiérrez D IL-04
96 Alcee Hastings D FL-23
97 Maurice Hinchey D NY-22
98 Pete Hoekstra R MI-02 Ranking member of the Intelligence Committee
99 Tim Holden D PA-17
100 Eddie Bernice Johnson D TX-30
101 Peter King R NY-03 Ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee
102 Jack Kingston R GA-01
103 John Linder R GA-07
104 Buck McKeon R CA-25 Ranking member: Armed Services
Ranking member of the Education and Labor Committee before the resignation of John McHugh
105 Carolyn Maloney D NY-14
106 Donald Manzullo R IL-16
107 John McHugh R NY-23 Ranking member: Armed Services until he resigned
108 John Mica R FL-07 Ranking member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
109 Earl Pomeroy D ND
110 Lucille Roybal-Allard D CA-34
111 Ed Royce R CA-40
112 Bobby Rush D IL-01
113 Bobby Scott D VA-03
114 Bart Stupak D MI-01
115 Nydia Velázquez D NY-12 Chair of the Small Business Committee
116 Mel Watt D NC-12
117 Lynn Woolsey D CA-06
118 Bennie Thompson D MS-2 April 13, 1993 Chair of the Homeland Security Committee
119 Sam Farr D CA-17 June 8, 1993
120 Vern Ehlers R MI-03 December 7, 1993
121 Frank Lucas R OK-3 May 10, 1994
122 Lloyd Doggett D TX-25 January 3, 1995
123 Mike Doyle D PA-14
124 Chaka Fattah D PA-02
125 Rodney Frelinghuysen R NJ-11
126 Doc Hastings R WA-4 Ranking member of the Natural Resources Committee
127 Sheila Jackson-Lee D TX-18
128 Walter B. Jones R NC-03
129 Patrick Kennedy D RI-1
130 Tom Latham R IA-4
131 Steven LaTourette R OH-14
132 Frank LoBiondo R NJ-02
133 Zoe Lofgren D CA-16
134 Sue Myrick R NC-09
135 George Radanovich R CA-19
136 John Shadegg R AZ-3
137 Mark Souder R IN-3
138 Mac Thornberry R TX-13
139 Todd Tiahrt R KS-4
140 Zach Wamp R TN-3
141 Ed Whitfield R KY-1
142 Jesse Jackson, Jr. D IL-02 December 12, 1995
143 Elijah Cummings D MD-7 April 16, 1996
144 Earl Blumenauer D OR-3 May 21, 1996
145 Jo Ann Emerson R MO-8 November 5, 1996
146 Jane Harman D CA-36 January 3, 2001[2] Previously served from 1993 to 1999.
147 Dan Lungren R CA-03 January 3, 2005[2] Ranking member of the House Administration Committee
Previously served from 1979 to 1989.
148 Robert Aderholt R AL-4 January 3, 1997
149 Marion Berry D AR-1
150 Roy Blunt R MO-7
151 Leonard Boswell D IA-3
152 Allen Boyd D FL-02
153 Kevin Brady R TX-08
154 Danny Davis D IL-07
155 Diana DeGette D CO-1
156 Bill Delahunt D MA-10
157 Bob Etheridge D NC-02
158 Kay Granger R TX-12
159 Rubén Hinojosa D TX-15
160 Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick D MI-13
161 Ron Kind D WI-3
162 Dennis Kucinich D OH-10
163 Carolyn McCarthy D NY-04
164 Jim McGovern D MA-03
165 Mike McIntyre D NC-07
166 Jerry Moran R KS-1
167 Bill Pascrell D NJ-08
168 Joe Pitts R PA-16
169 Silvestre Reyes D TX-16 Chair of the Intelligence Committee
170 Steven Rothman D NJ-09
171 Loretta Sanchez D CA-47
172 Pete Sessions R TX-32
173 Brad Sherman D CA-27
174 John Shimkus R IL-19
175 Adam Smith D WA-9
176 Vic Snyder D AR-2
177 Ellen Tauscher D CA-10
178 John Tierney D MA-06
179 Robert Wexler D FL-19
180 Gregory Meeks D NY-06 February 3, 1998
181 Lois Capps D CA-23 March 10, 1998
182 Mary Bono Mack R CA-45 April 7, 1998
183 Barbara Lee D CA-09
184 Robert Brady D PA-01 May 19, 1998 Chair of the House Administration Committee
185 Jay Inslee D WA-1 January 3, 1999 Previously served from 1993 to 1995.
186 Brian Baird D WA-3
187 Tammy Baldwin D WI-2
188 Shelley Berkley D NV-1
189 Judy Biggert R IL-13
190 Mike Capuano D MA-08
191 Joe Crowley D NY-07
192 Charlie Gonzalez D TX-20
193 Rush D. Holt D NJ-12
194 John Larson D CT-1 Democratic Caucus Chairman
195 Gary Miller R CA-42
196 Dennis Moore D KS-3
197 Grace Napolitano D CA-38
198 Paul Ryan R WI-1 Ranking member of the Budget Committee
199 Jan Schakowsky D IL-09
200 Mike Simpson R ID-2
201 Lee Terry R NE-2
202 Mike Thompson D CA-01
203 Greg Walden R OR-2
204 Anthony Weiner D NY-09
205 David Wu D OR-1
206 Joe Baca D CA-43 November 16, 1999
207 Bob Inglis R SC-4 January 3, 2005[2] Previously served from 1993 to 1999.
208 Brian Bilbray R CA-50 June 6, 2006[2] Previously served from 1995 to 2001.
209 Ciro Rodriguez D TX-23 January 3, 2007[2] Previously served from 1997 to 2005.
210 Todd Akin R MO-2 January 3, 2001
211 Henry Brown R SC-1
212 Eric Cantor R VA-07 Minority Whip
213 Shelley Moore Capito R WV-2
214 William Lacy Clay D MO-1
215 Ander Crenshaw R FL-04
216 John Culberson R TX-07
217 Susan Davis D CA-53
218 Jeff Flake R AZ-6
219 Sam Graves R MO-6 Ranking member of the Small Business Committee
220 Mike Honda D CA-15
221 Steve Israel D NY-02
222 Darrell Issa R CA-49 Ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee
223 Timothy Johnson R IL-15
224 Mark Kirk R IL-10
225 James Langevin D RI-2
226 Rick Larsen D WA-2
227 Betty McCollum D MN-4
228 Jim Matheson D UT-2
229 Mike Pence R IN-6
230 Todd Platts R PA-19
231 Adam Putnam R FL-12
232 Denny Rehberg R MT
233 Mike Rogers R MI-08
234 Mike Ross D AR-4
235 Adam Schiff D CA-29
236 Hilda Solis D CA-32 Resigned on February 24, 2009
237 Patrick Tiberi R OH-12
238 Bill Shuster R PA-09 May 15, 2001
239 Diane Watson D CA-33 June 5, 2001
240 Randy Forbes R VA-04 June 19, 2001
241 Stephen Lynch D MA-09 October 16, 2001
242 Jeff Miller R FL-01
243 John Boozman R AR-3 November 20, 2001
244 Joe Wilson R SC-2 December 18, 2001
245 John Sullivan R OK-1 February 15, 2002
246 Baron Hill D IN-9 January 3, 2007[2] Previously served from 1999 to 2005.
247 Rodney Alexander R LA-5 January 3, 2003
248 Gresham Barrett R SC-3
249 Rob Bishop R UT-1
250 Tim Bishop D NY-01
251 Marsha Blackburn R TN-7
252 Jo Bonner R AL-1
253 Ginny Brown-Waite R FL-05
254 Michael Burgess R TX-26
255 Dennis Cardoza D CA-18
256 John Carter R TX-31
257 Tom Cole R OK-4
258 Artur Davis D AL-7
259 Lincoln Davis D TN-4
260 Mario Diaz-Balart R FL-25
261 Trent Franks R AZ-2
262 Scott Garrett R NJ-05
263 Jim Gerlach R PA-06
264 Phil Gingrey R GA-11
265 Raúl Grijalva D AZ-7
266 Jeb Hensarling R TX-05
267 Steve King R IA-5
268 John Kline R MN-2 Ranking member of the Education and Labor Committee
269 Jim Marshall D GA-08
270 Thaddeus McCotter R MI-11
271 Kendrick Meek D FL-17
272 Mike Michaud D ME-2
273 Brad Miller D NC-13
274 Candice Miller R MI-10
275 Tim Murphy R PA-18
276 Devin Nunes R CA-21
277 Mike D. Rogers R AL-3
278 Dutch Ruppersberger D MD-2
279 Tim Ryan D OH-17
280 Linda Sánchez D CA-39
281 David Scott D GA-13
282 Michael Turner R OH-03
283 Chris Van Hollen D MD-8
284 Randy Neugebauer R TX-19 June 3, 2003
285 Ben Chandler D KY-6 February 17, 2004
286 Stephanie Herseth Sandlin D SD June 1, 2004
287 G. K. Butterfield D NC-01 July 20, 2004
288 John Barrow D GA-12 January 3, 2005
289 Melissa Bean D IL-08
290 Dan Boren D OK-2
291 Charles Boustany R LA-7
292 Russ Carnahan D MO-3
293 Emanuel Cleaver D MO-5
294 Mike Conaway R TX-11
295 Jim Costa D CA-20
296 Henry Cuellar D TX-28
297 Geoff Davis R KY-4
298 Charlie Dent R PA-15
299 Jeff Fortenberry R NE-1
300 Virginia Foxx R NC-05
301 Louis Gohmert R TX-01
302 Al Green D TX-09
303 Brian Higgins D NY-27
304 Dan Lipinski D IL-03
305 Mike McCaul R TX-10
306 Patrick McHenry R NC-10
307 Cathy McMorris R WA-5
308 Connie Mack IV R FL-14
309 Kenny Marchant R TX-24
310 Charlie Melancon D LA-3
311 Gwen Moore D WI-4
312 Ted Poe R TX-02
313 Tom Price R GA-06
314 Dave Reichert R WA-8
315 John Salazar D CO-3
316 Allyson Schwartz D PA-13
317 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D FL-20
318 Lynn Westmoreland R GA-03
319 Doris Matsui D CA-05 March 8, 2005
320 Jean Schmidt R OH-02 August 2, 2005
321 John Campbell R CA-48 December 6, 2005
322 Albio Sires D NJ-13 November 13, 2006
323 Jason Altmire D PA-04 January 4, 2007
324 Michael Arcuri D NY-24
325 Michele Bachmann R MN-6
326 Gus Bilirakis R FL-09
327 Bruce Braley D IA-1
328 Vern Buchanan R FL-13
329 Chris Carney D PA-10
330 Kathy Castor D FL-11
331 Yvette D. Clarke D NY-11
332 Steve Cohen D TN-9
333 Joe Courtney D CT-2
334 Joe Donnelly D IN-2
335 Keith Ellison D MN-5
336 Brad Ellsworth D IN-8
337 Mary Fallin R OK-5
338 Gabrielle Giffords D AZ-8
339 Kirsten Gillibrand D NY-20 Resigned on January 26, 2009
340 John Hall D NY-19
341 Phil Hare D IL-17
342 Dean Heller R NV-2
343 Mazie Hirono D HI-2
344 Paul Hodes D NH-2
345 Hank Johnson D GA-04
346 Jim Jordan R OH-04
347 Steve Kagen D WI-8
348 Ron Klein D FL-22
349 Doug Lamborn R CO-5
350 Dave Loebsack D IA-2
351 Kevin McCarthy R CA-22
352 Jerry McNerney D CA-11
353 Harry Mitchell D AZ-5
354 Christopher Murphy D CT-5
355 Patrick Murphy D PA-08
356 Ed Perlmutter D CO-7
357 Peter Roskam R IL-06
358 John Sarbanes D MD-3
359 Joe Sestak D PA-07
360 Carol Shea-Porter D NH-1
361 Heath Shuler D NC-11
362 Adrian Smith R NE-3
363 Zack Space D OH-18
364 Betty Sutton D OH-13
365 Tim Walz D MN-1
366 Peter Welch D VT
367 Charlie Wilson D OH-06
368 John Yarmuth D KY-3
369 Paul Broun R GA-10 July 17, 2007
370 Laura Richardson D CA-37 August 21, 2007
371 Niki Tsongas D MA-05 October 16, 2007
372 Bob Latta R OH-05 December 11, 2007
373 Rob Wittman R VA-01
374 Bill Foster D IL-14 March 8, 2008
375 André Carson D IN-7 March 11, 2008
376 Jackie Speier D CA-12 April 8, 2008
377 Steve Scalise R LA-1 May 3, 2008
378 Travis Childers D MS-1 May 13, 2008
379 Donna Edwards D MD-4 June 17, 2008
380 Marcia Fudge D OH-11 November 18, 2008
381 John Adler D NJ-03 January 3, 2009
382 Steve Austria R OH-07
383 John Boccieri D OH-16
384 Bobby Bright D AL-2
385 Joseph Cao R LA-2
386 Bill Cassidy R LA-6
387 Jason Chaffetz R UT-3
388 Mike Coffman R CO-6
390 Gerry Connolly D VA-11
391 Kathy Dahlkemper D PA-03
392 Steve Driehaus D OH-01
393 John C. Fleming R LA-4
394 Alan Grayson D FL-08
395 Parker Griffith D AL-5
396 Brett Guthrie R KY-2
397 Debbie Halvorson D IL-11
398 Gregg Harper R MS-3
399 Martin Heinrich D NM-1
400 Jim Himes D CT-4
401 Duncan D. Hunter R CA-52
402 Lynn Jenkins R KS-2
403 Mary Jo Kilroy D OH-15
404 Ann Kirkpatrick D AZ-1
405 Larry Kissell D NC-08
406 Suzanne Kosmas D FL-24
407 Frank Kratovil D MD-1
408 Leonard Lance R NJ-07
409 Chris Lee R NY-26
410 Blaine Luetkemeyer R MO-9
411 Ben R. Luján D NM-3
412 Cynthia Lummis R WY
413 Tom McClintock R CA-04
414 Michael McMahon D NY-13
415 Dan Maffei D NY-25
416 Betsy Markey D CO-4
417 Eric Massa D NY-29
418 Walter Minnick D ID-1
419 Glenn Nye D VA-02
420 Pete Olson R TX-22
421 Erik Paulsen R MN-3
422 Tom Perriello D VA-05
423 Gary Peters D MI-09
424 Chellie Pingree D ME-1
425 Jared Polis D CO-2
426 Bill Posey R FL-15
427 Phil Roe R TN-1
428 Tom Rooney R FL-16
429 Mark Schauer D MI-07
430 Aaron Schock R IL-18
431 Kurt Schrader D OR-5
432 Harry Teague D NM-2
433 Glenn Thompson R PA-05
434 Dina Titus D NV-3
435 Paul Tonko D NY-21
Scott Murphy D NY-20 March 31, 2009
Michael Quigley D IL-05 April 7, 2009
Judy Chu D CA-32 July 16, 2009
John Garamendi D CA-10 November 3, 2009
Bill Owens D NY-23
Ted Deutch D FL-19 April 13, 2010
Mark Critz D PA-12 May 18, 2010
Charles Djou R HI-1 May 22, 2010
Tom Graves R GA-9 June 8, 2010
Marlin Stutzman R IN-3 November 16, 2010
Tom Reed R NY-29 November 18, 2010

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  1. ^ House Seniority and Committee Leadership
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Members elected with substantial prior service receive credit for part of that service when calculating seniority.

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