United States congressional delegations from West Virginia

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These are tables of congressional delegations from West Virginia to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives.

Current delegation
Manchin
Senator Joe Manchin
(D)
Moore Capito

McKinley
Mooney
Jenkins
West Virginia's current delegation

Restored Government of Virginia[edit]

From June 1861 to June 1863, during the Civil War and before West Virginia statehood, the United States recognized the Restored Government of Virginia sitting in Wheeling as the "legitimate," pro-Union government of Virginia. Also called the Reorganized Government of Virginia, it controlled a contiguous area roughly the same as present-day West Virginia, along with parts of Northern Virginia and Tidewater. The rest of Virginia was under Confederate military control, with a state government in Richmond, and did not send representatives to Congress. The legislature in Wheeling chose two U.S. Senators for Virginia, John S. Carlile and Waitman T. Willey, who were seated by the Senate.[1] Three U.S. Representatives elected in western districts of Virginia also went to Congress in 1861: Jacob B. Blair, William G. Brown, and Kellian V. Whaley.[2][3] In 1861, as one of its first acts, the Restored Government began the process of creating the new state of West Virginia, which was achieved in 1863. The Restored Government of Virginia then moved to Alexandria.

United States Senate[edit]

Class 1 Senators Congress Class 2 Senators
Peter G. Van Winkle
(Unconditional U)
38th (1863–1865) Waitman T. Willey (R)
39th (1865–1867)
40th (1867–1869)
Arthur I. Boreman (R) 41st (1869–1871)
42nd (1871–1873) Henry Gassaway Davis (D)
43rd (1873–1875)
Allen T. Caperton (D)   44th (1875–1877)  
Samuel Price (D)    
Frank Hereford (D)    
45th (1877–1879)
46th (1879–1881)
Johnson N. Camden (D) 47th (1881–1883)
48th (1883–1885) John E. Kenna (D)
49th (1885–1887)
Charles James Faulkner (D) 50th (1887–1889)
51st (1889–1891)
52nd (1891–1893)  
  Johnson N. Camden (D)
53rd (1893–1895)
54th (1895–1897) Stephen B. Elkins (R)
55th (1897–1899)
Nathan B. Scott (R) 56th (1899–1901)
57th (1901–1903)
58th (1903–1905)
59th (1905–1907)
60th (1907–1909)
61st (1909–1911)  
  Davis Elkins (R)
  Clarence W. Watson (D)
William E. Chilton (D) 62nd (1911–1913)
63rd (1913–1915) Nathan Goff (R)
64th (1915–1917)
Howard Sutherland (R) 65th (1917–1919)
66th (1919–1921) Davis Elkins (R)
67th (1921–1923)
Matthew M. Neely (D) 68th (1923–1925)
69th (1925–1927) Guy D. Goff (R)
70th (1927–1929)
Henry D. Hatfield (R) 71st (1929–1931)
72nd (1931–1933) Matthew M. Neely (D)
73rd (1933–1935)
Rush D. Holt, Sr. (D) 74th (1935–1937)
75th (1937–1939)
76th (1939–1941)
Harley M. Kilgore (D) 77th (1941–1943)  
  Joseph Rosier (D)
  Hugh Ike Shott (R)
78th (1943–1945) W. Chapman Revercomb (R)
79th (1945–1947)
80th (1947–1949)
81st (1949–1951) Matthew M. Neely (D)
82nd (1951–1953)
83rd (1953–1955)
  84th (1955–1957)
William R. Laird III (D)  
W. Chapman Revercomb (R)  
85th (1957–1959)  
  John D. Hoblitzell, Jr. (R)
  Jennings Randolph (D)
Robert Byrd (D) 86th (1959–1961)
87th (1961–1963)
88th (1963–1965)
89th (1965–1967)
90th (1967–1969)
91st (1969–1971)
92nd (1971–1973)
93rd (1973–1975)
94th (1975–1977)
95th (1977–1979)
96th (1979–1981)
97th (1981–1983)
98th (1983–1985)
99th (1985–1987) John D. Rockefeller IV (D)
100th (1987–1989)
101st (1989–1991)
102nd (1991–1993)
103rd (1993–1995)
104th (1995–1997)
105th (1997–1999)
106th (1999–2001)
107th (2001–2003)
108th (2003–2005)
109th (2005–2007)
110th (2007–2009)
  111th (2009-2011)
Carte Goodwin (D)  
Joe Manchin (D)  
112th (2011–2013)
113th (2013–2015)
114th (2015–2017) Shelly Moore Capito (R)

House of Representatives[edit]

Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
38th
(1863–1865)
Jacob B. Blair
(Unconditional U)
William G. Brown, Sr.
(Unconditional U)
Kellian Van Rensalear Whaley
(Unconditional U)
39th
(1865–1867)
Chester D. Hubbard (R) George Robert Latham
(Unconditional U)
40th
(1867–1869)
Bethuel M. Kitchen (R) Daniel Haymond Polsley (R)
41st
(1869–1871)
Isaac H. Duval (R) James C. McGrew (R) John S. Witcher (R)
42nd
(1871–1873)
John James Davis (D) Frank Hereford (D)
43rd
(1873–1875)
J. Marshall Hagans (R)
44th
(1875–1877)
Benjamin Wilson (D) Charles J. Faulkner, Sr. (D)
45th
(1877–1879)
Benjamin Franklin Martin (D) John E. Kenna (D)
46th
(1879–1881)
47th
(1881–1883)
John B. Hoge (D)
48th
(1883–1885)
Nathan Goff (R) William Lyne Wilson (D) Charles P. Snyder (D) Eustace Gibson (D)
49th
(1885–1887)
50th
(1887–1889)
Charles E. Hogg (D)
51st
(1889–1891)
  John O. Pendleton (D) John D. Alderson (D) James M. Jackson (D)
  George W. Atkinson (R) Charles Brooks Smith (R)
52nd
(1891–1893)
John O. Pendleton (D) James Capehart (D)
53rd
(1893–1895)
54th
(1895–1897)
Blackburn B. Dovener (R) Alston G. Dayton (R) James Hall Huling (R) Warren Miller (R)
55th
(1897–1899)
Charles P. Dorr (R)
56th
(1899–1901)
David Emmons Johnston (D) Romeo H. Freer (R)
57th
(1901–1903)
Joseph H. Gaines (R) James A. Hughes (R)
58th
(1903–1905)
Harry C. Woodyard (R) James A. Hughes (R)
59th
(1905–1907)
 
  Thomas B. Davis (D)
60th
(1907–1909)
William P. Hubbard (R) George Cookman Sturgiss (R)
61st
(1909–1911)
62nd
(1911–1913)
John W. Davis (D) William Gay Brown, Jr. (D) Adam Brown Littlepage (D) John M. Hamilton (D)
63rd
(1913–1915)
  Samuel B. Avis (R) Hunter Holmes Moss, Jr. (R) Howard Sutherland (R)
(At-large)
  Matthew M. Neely (D)
64th
(1915–1917)
  Adam Brown Littlepage (D) Edward Cooper (R)
  George M. Bowers (R) Harry C. Woodyard (R)
65th
(1917–1919)
Stuart F. Reed (R) Adam B. Littlepage (D)
66th
(1919–1921)
Wells Goodykoontz (R) Leonard S. Echols (R)
67th
(1921–1923)
Benjamin L. Rosenbloom (R)
68th
(1923–1925)
Robert E. Lee Allen (D) George William Johnson (D) Thomas Jefferson Lilly (D) J. Alfred Taylor (D)
69th
(1925–1927)
Carl G. Bachmann (R) Frank L. Bowman (R) John M. Wolverton (R) Harry C. Woodyard (R) James F. Strother (R)
70th
(1927–1929)
William S. O'Brien (D) James A. Hughes (R) Edward T. England (R)
71st
(1929–1931)
  John M. Wolverton (R) Hugh Ike Shott (R) Joe L. Smith (D)
  Robert Lynn Hogg (R)
72nd
(1931–1933)
Lynn Hornor (D)
73rd
(1933–1935)
  Robert L. Ramsay (D) Jennings Randolph (D) George William Johnson (D) John Kee (D)
  Andrew Edmiston, Jr. (D)
74th
(1935–1937)
75th
(1937–1939)
76th
(1939–1941)
A. C. Schiffler (R)
77th
(1941–1943)
Robert L. Ramsay (D)
78th
(1943–1945)
A. C. Schiffler (R) Edward G. Rohrbough (R) Hubert S. Ellis (R)
79th
(1945–1947)
Matthew M. Neely (D) Cleveland M. Bailey (D) E. H. Hedrick (D)
80th
(1947–1949)
Francis J. Love (R) Melvin C. Snyder (R) Edward G. Rohrbough (R)
81st
(1949–1951)
Robert L. Ramsay (D) Harley O. Staggers (D) Cleveland M. Bailey (D) M. G. Burnside (D)
82nd
(1951–1953)
 
  Elizabeth Kee (D)
83rd
(1953–1955)
Robert H. Mollohan (D) Will E. Neal (R) Robert Byrd (D)
84th
(1955–1957)
M. G. Burnside
85th
(1957–1959)
Arch A. Moore, Jr. (R) Will E. Neal (R)
86th
(1959–1961)
Ken Hechler (D) John M. Slack, Jr. (D)
87th
(1961–1963)
88th
(1963–1965)
John M. Slack, Jr. (D)
89th
(1965–1967)
James Kee (D)
90th
(1967–1969)
91st
(1969–1971)
Robert H. Mollohan (D)
92nd
(1971–1973)
93rd
(1973–1975)
94th
(1975–1977)
95th
(1977–1979)
Nick Rahall (D)
96th
(1979–1981)
 
  John G. Hutchinson (D)
97th
(1981–1983)
Cleve Benedict (R) Mick Staton (R)
98th
(1983–1985)
Alan B. Mollohan (D) Harley O. Staggers, Jr. (D) Robert E. Wise, Jr. (D)
99th
(1985–1987)
100th
(1987–1989)
101st
(1989–1991)
102nd
(1991–1993)
103rd
(1993–1995)
Robert E. Wise, Jr. (D) Nick Rahall (D)
104th
(1995–1997)
105th
(1997–1999)
106th
(1999–2001)
107th
(2001–2003)
Shelley Moore Capito (R)
108th
(2003–2005)
109th
(2005–2007)
110th
(2007–2009)
111th
(2009–2011)
112th
(2011–2013)
David McKinley (R)
113th
(2013–2015)
114th
(2015–2017)
Alex Mooney (R) Evan Jenkins (R)
Congress 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
District

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

As of April 2015, there are seven former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from U.S. State of West Virginia who are currently living at this time.

Representative Term of office District Date of birth (and age)
Ken Hechler 1959–1977 4th (1914-09-20) September 20, 1914 (age 100)
Nick Rahall 1977–2015 4th (1977-1993)
3rd (2013-2015)
(1949-05-20) May 20, 1949 (age 66)
John G. Hutchinson 1980–1981 3rd (1935-02-04) February 4, 1935 (age 80)
Harley O. Staggers, Jr. 1983–1993 2nd (1951-02-22) February 22, 1951 (age 64)
Bob Wise 1983–2001 3rd (1983–1993)
2nd (1993–2001)
(1948-01-06) January 6, 1948 (age 67)
Alan Mollohan 1983–2011 1st (1943-05-14) May 14, 1943 (age 72)
Shelley Moore Capito 2001–2015 2nd (1953-11-26) November 26, 1953 (age 61)

Living former U.S. Senators from West Virginia[edit]

As of April 2015, there are two former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of West Virginia who are currently living at this time, one from Class 1 and one from Class 2.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Jay Rockefeller 1985–2015 2 (1937-06-18) June 18, 1937 (age 77)
Carte Goodwin 2010 1 (1974-02-27) February 27, 1974 (age 41)

Key[edit]

Key to party COLORS and ABBREVIATIONS for Members of the U.S. Congress
American (Know-Nothing) (K-N)
Adams (A),
Anti-Jacksonian (Anti-J),
National Republican (NR)
Anti-Administration (Anti-Admin)
Anti-Masonic (Anti-M)
Conservative (Con)
Democratic (D)
Dixiecrat (Dix),
States' rights (SR)
Democratic-Republican (D-R)
Farmer-Labor (FL)
Federalist (F)
Free Soil (FS)
Free Silver (FSv)
Fusion (FU)
Greenback (GB)
Jacksonian (J)
Non-Partisan League (NPL)
Nullifier (N)
Opposition (O)
Populist (Pop)
Pro-Administration (Pro-Admin)
Progressive (Prog)
Prohibition (Proh)
Readjuster (Rea)
Republican (R)
Socialist (Soc)
Unionist (U)
Whig (W)


Independent,
or None,
or Unaffiliated


References[edit]