List of chairmen of the Federal Communications Commission

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The following is a list of the chairmen of the Federal Communications Commission.

Commissioner Party Home state Start End
Eugene O. Sykes Democrat Mississippi July 11, 1934 March 8, 1935
Anning S. Prall Democrat New York July 11, 1934 July 23, 1937
Frank McNinch Democrat North Carolina October 1, 1937 August 31, 1939
James Lawrence Fly Democrat Texas September 1, 1939 November 13, 1944
Ewell K. Jett Independent Maryland November 16, 1944 December 20, 1944
Paul A. Porter Democrat Kentucky December 21, 1944 February 25, 1946
Charles A. Denny Democrat District of Columbia February 26, 1946 October 31, 1947
Paul Atlee Walker Democrat Oklahoma November 3, 1947 December 28, 1947
Wayne Coy Democrat Indiana December 29, 1947 February 21, 1952
Paul Atlee Walker Democrat Oklahoma February 28, 1952 April 17, 1953
Rosel H. Hyde Republican Idaho April 18, 1953 October 3, 1954
George McConnaughey Republican Ohio October 4, 1954 June 30, 1957
John C. Doerfer Republican Wisconsin July 1, 1957 March 10, 1960
Frederick W. Ford Republican West Virginia March 15, 1960 March 1, 1961
Newton N. Minow Democrat Illinois March 2, 1961 June 1, 1963
E. William Henry Democrat Tennessee June 2, 1963 May 1, 1966
Rosel H. Hyde Republican Idaho May 1, 1966 October 31, 1969
Dean Burch Republican Arizona October 31, 1969 March 8, 1974
Richard E. Wiley Republican Illinois March 8, 1974 October 13, 1977
Charles D. Ferris Democrat Massachusetts October 17, 1977 February 4, 1981
Robert E. Lee Republican Illinois February 5, 1981 May 18, 1981
Mark S. Fowler Republican Canada May 18, 1981 April 17, 1987
Dennis R. Patrick Republican California April 18, 1987 August 7, 1989
Alfred C. Sikes Republican Missouri August 8, 1989 January 19, 1993
James H. Quello Democrat Michigan February 5, 1993 November 28, 1993
Reed E. Hundt Democrat Maryland November 29, 1993 November 3, 1997
William E. Kennard Democrat California November 3, 1997 January 19, 2001
Michael K. Powell Republican Virginia January 22, 2001 March 17, 2005
Kevin J. Martin Republican North Carolina March 18, 2005 January 20, 2009
Julius Genachowski Democrat District of Columbia June 29, 2009 November 4, 2013
Tom Wheeler Democrat - November 4, 2013 present