List of United States Representatives from Iowa

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The following is an alphabetical list of members of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Iowa. 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 Iowa. The list of names should be complete, but other data may be incomplete.

Current members[edit]

List of Representatives[edit]

Representative Years Party District Electoral history
Lucien Lester Ainsworth March 4, 1875
March 3, 1877
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
William B. Allison March 4, 1863
March 3, 1871
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Albert R. Anderson March 4, 1887
March 3, 1889
Independent Republican 8th [Data unknown/missing.]
Bert Bandstra January 3, 1965
January 3, 1967
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Berkley Bedell January 3, 1975
January 3, 1987
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Fred Biermann March 4, 1933
January 3, 1939
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin P. Birdsall March 4, 1903
March 3, 1909
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Mike Blouin January 3, 1975
January 3, 1979
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Rod Blum January 3, 2015
Present
Republican 1st Incumbent.
William D. Boies March 4, 1919
March 3, 1929
Republican 11th [Data unknown/missing.]
Leonard Boswell January 3, 1997
January 3, 2013
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Bowman March 4, 1891
March 3, 1893
Democratic 9th [Data unknown/missing.]
Bruce Braley January 3, 2007
January 3, 2015
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
James E. Bromwell January 3, 1961
January 3, 1965
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Theodore W. Burdick March 4, 1877
March 3, 1879
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Walter H. Butler March 4, 1891
March 3, 1893
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Ed H. Campbell March 4, 1929
March 3, 1933
Republican 11th [Data unknown/missing.]
Cyrus C. Carpenter March 4, 1879
March 3, 1883
Republican 9th [Data unknown/missing.]
Steven V. Carter January 3, 1959
November 4, 1959
Democratic 4th Died.
William W. Chapman September 10, 1838
October 27, 1840
Democratic Iowa Territory [Data unknown/missing.]
Lincoln Clark March 4, 1851
March 3, 1853
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Rush Clark March 4, 1877
April 29, 1879
Republican 5th Died.
Samuel M. Clark March 4, 1895
March 3, 1899
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Merwin Coad January 3, 1957
January 3, 1963
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Cyrenus Cole August 1, 1921
March 3, 1933
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
Edwin H. Conger March 4, 1885
October 3, 1890
Republican 7th Resigned after being appointed U.S. Ambassador to Brazil.
James P. Conner December 4, 1900
March 3, 1909
Republican 10th [Data unknown/missing.]
Maurice Connolly March 4, 1913
March 3, 1915
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
John C. Cook March 3, 1883
March 3, 1883
Democratic 6th Contested the election of Marsena E. Cutts.
District eliminated.
October 9, 1883
March 3, 1835
Elected to finish Marsena E. Cutts's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John P. Cook March 4, 1853
March 3, 1855
Whig 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Aylett R. Cotton March 4, 1871
March 3, 1875
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Robert G. Cousins March 4, 1893
March 3, 1909
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
John Culver January 3, 1965
January 3, 1975
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Henry J. B. Cummings March 4, 1877
March 3, 1879
Republican 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Paul H. Cunningham January 3, 1941
January 3, 1943
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1943
January 3, 1959
5th
George M. Curtis March 4, 1895
March 3, 1899
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel Curtis March 4, 1857
August 4, 1861
Republican 1st Resigned to serve in the Civil War.
Marsena E. Cutts March 4, 1881
March 3, 1883
Republican 6th Lost contested election.
March 4, 1883
September 1, 1883
Died.
Timothy Davis March 4, 1857
March 3, 1859
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Albert F. Dawson March 4, 1905
March 3, 1911
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Nathaniel C. Deering March 4, 1877
March 3, 1883
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lester J. Dickinson March 4, 1919
March 3, 1931
Republican 10th [Data unknown/missing.]
Augustus C. Dodge October 28, 1840
December 28, 1846
Democratic Iowa Territory [Data unknown/missing.]
Grenville M. Dodge March 4, 1867
March 3, 1869
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
James I. Dolliver January 3, 1945
January 3, 1957
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Jonathan P. Dolliver March 4, 1889
August 22, 1900
Republican 10th Resigned after being appointed to the United States Senate.
William G. Donnan March 4, 1871
March 3, 1875
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Cassius C. Dowell March 4, 1915
March 3, 1933
Republican 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1933
January 3, 1935
6th
January 3, 1937
February 4, 1940
Died.
Edward C. Eicher March 4, 1933
December 2, 1938
Democratic 1st Resigned after being appointed as a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Hiram Kinsman Evans June 4, 1923
March 3, 1925
Republican 8th [Data unknown/missing.]
T. Cooper Evans January 3, 1981
January 3, 1987
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Sewall S. Farwell March 4, 1881
March 3, 1883
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
James P. Flick March 4, 1889
March 3, 1893
Republican 8th [Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin T. Frederick March 4, 1885
March 3, 1887
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
William E. Fuller March 4, 1885
March 3, 1889
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Greg Ganske January 3, 1995
January 3, 2003
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
John H. Gear March 4, 1887
March 3, 1891
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1893
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Fred C. Gilchrist March 4, 1931
March 3, 1933
Republican 10th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1933
January 3, 1943
8th
January 3, 1943
January 3, 1945
6th
Edward H. Gillette March 4, 1879
March 3, 1881
Greenback 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Guy Mark Gillette March 4, 1933
November 3, 1936
Democratic 9th Resigned after being elected to the United States Senate.
James William Good March 4, 1909
June 15, 1921
Republican 5th Resigned.
Robert K. Goodwin March 5, 1940
January 3, 1941
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Fred Grandy January 3, 1987
January 3, 1993
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1993
January 3, 1995
5th
Chuck Grassley January 3, 1975
January 3, 1981
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
William R. Green June 5, 1911
March 31, 1928
Republican 9th Resigned after being appointed a judge of the United States Court of Claims.
Stanley L. Greigg January 3, 1965
January 3, 1967
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Josiah B. Grinnell March 4, 1863
March 3, 1867
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Harold R. Gross January 3, 1949
January 3, 1975
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
John W. Gwynne January 3, 1935
January 3, 1949
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Alva L. Hager March 4, 1893
March 3, 1899
Republican 9th [Data unknown/missing.]
Augustus Hall March 4, 1855
March 3, 1857
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Benton J. Hall March 4, 1885
March 3, 1887
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Daniel W. Hamilton March 4, 1907
March 3, 1909
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
John Taylor Hamilton March 4, 1891
March 3, 1893
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
John R. Hansen January 3, 1965
January 3, 1967
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Tom Harkin January 3, 1975
January 3, 1985
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
Vincent F. Harrington March 4, 1937
September 5, 1942
Democratic 9th Resigned to accept commission in the US Army.
S. Clinton Hastings December 29, 1846
March 3, 1847
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
Gilbert N. Haugen March 4, 1899
March 3, 1933
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Walter I. Hayes March 4, 1887
March 3, 1895
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Edward R. Hays November 4, 1890
March 3, 1891
Republican 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Hedge March 4, 1899
March 3, 1907
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
David B. Henderson March 4, 1883
March 3, 1903
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Bernhart Henn March 4, 1851
March 3, 1855
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
William P. Hepburn March 4, 1881
March 3, 1887
Republican 8th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1893
March 3, 1909
[Data unknown/missing.]
Charles B. Hoeven January 3, 1943
January 3, 1963
Republican 8th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1963
January 3, 1965
6th
Adoniram J. Holmes March 4, 1883
March 3, 1889
Republican 10th [Data unknown/missing.]
Asahel W. Hubbard March 4, 1863
March 3, 1869
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Elbert H. Hubbard March 4, 1905
June 4, 1912
Republican 11th Died.
Harry E. Hull March 4, 1915
March 3, 1925
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
John A. T. Hull March 4, 1891
March 3, 1911
Republican 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Bernhard M. Jacobsen March 4, 1931
June 30, 1936
Democratic 2nd Died.
William S. Jacobsen January 3, 1937
January 3, 1943
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
William Darius Jamieson March 4, 1909
March 3, 1911
Democratic 8th [Data unknown/missing.]
Ben F. Jensen January 3, 1939
January 3, 1965
Republican 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
John A. Kasson March 4, 1863
March 3, 1867
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1873
March 3, 1877
7th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1881
July 31, 1884
Resigned after being appointed United States Ambassador to Germany.
Nathan E. Kendall March 4, 1909
March 3, 1913
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Charles A. Kennedy March 4, 1907
March 3, 1921
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Daniel Kerr March 4, 1887
March 3, 1891
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
Steve King January 3, 2003
January 3, 2013
Republican 5th Incumbent.
January 3, 2013
Present
4th
Sanford Kirkpatrick March 4, 1913
March 3, 1915
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
William F. Kopp March 4, 1921
March 3, 1933
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
John Henry Kyl December 15, 1959
January 3, 1965
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1967
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
John F. Lacey March 4, 1889
March 3, 1891
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1893
March 3, 1907
[Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph R. Lane March 4, 1899
March 3, 1901
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Tom Latham January 3, 1995
January 3, 2003
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 2003
January 3, 2013
4th
January 3, 2013
January 3, 2015
3rd
Jim Leach January 3, 1977
January 3, 2003
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 2003
January 3, 2007
2nd
Karl M. LeCompte January 3, 1939
January 3, 1943
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1943
January 3, 1959
4th
Shepherd Leffler December 28, 1846
March 3, 1847
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1847
March 3, 1851
2nd
F. Dickinson Letts March 4, 1925
March 3, 1931
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Jim Ross Lightfoot January 3, 1985
January 3, 1993
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1993
January 3, 1997
3rd
Dave Loebsack January 3, 2007
Present
Democratic 2nd Incumbent.
William Loughridge March 4, 1867
March 3, 1871
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1873
March 3, 1875
6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Lyman March 4, 1885
March 3, 1889
Republican 9th [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas E. Martin January 3, 1939
January 3, 1955
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Wiley Mayne January 3, 1967
January 3, 1975
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Moses A. McCoid March 4, 1879
March 3, 1885
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
George W. McCrary March 4, 1869
March 3, 1877
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
James W. McDill March 4, 1873
March 3, 1877
Republican 8th [Data unknown/missing.]
Smith McPherson March 4, 1899
June 6, 1900
Republican 9th Resigned after being appointed judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
Edward Mezvinsky January 3, 1973
January 3, 1977
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Daniel F. Miller December 20, 1850
March 3, 1851
Whig 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Jeremiah H. Murphy March 4, 1883
March 3, 1887
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
David R. Nagle January 3, 1987
January 3, 1993
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Harry E. Narey November 3, 1942
January 3, 1943
Republican 9th [Data unknown/missing.]
Jim Nussle January 3, 1991
January 3, 2003
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 2003
January 3, 2007
1st
S. Addison Oliver March 4, 1875
March 3, 1879
Republican 9th [Data unknown/missing.]
Jackson Orr March 4, 1871
March 3, 1873
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1873
March 3, 1875
9th
Francis W. Palmer March 4, 1869
March 3, 1873
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
Irvin S. Pepper March 4, 1911
December 22, 1913
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
George D. Perkins March 4, 1891
March 3, 1899
Republican 11th [Data unknown/missing.]
Charles E. Pickett March 4, 1909
March 3, 1913
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Charles Pomeroy March 4, 1869
March 3, 1871
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Henry O. Pratt March 4, 1873
March 3, 1877
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Hiram Price March 4, 1863
March 3, 1869
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1877
March 3, 1881
[Data unknown/missing.]
Solomon F. Prouty March 4, 1911
March 3, 1915
Republican 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
William H. M. Pusey March 4, 1883
March 3, 1885
Democratic 9th [Data unknown/missing.]
C. William Ramseyer March 4, 1915
March 3, 1933
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph R. Reed March 4, 1889
March 3, 1891
Republican 9th [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas J. B. Robinson March 4, 1923
March 3, 1933
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
John N. W. Rumple March 4, 1901
January 31, 1903
Republican 2nd Died.
Ezekiel S. Sampson March 4, 1875
March 3, 1879
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
William F. Sapp March 4, 1877
March 3, 1881
Republican 8th [Data unknown/missing.]
William J. Scherle January 3, 1967
January 3, 1973
Republican 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1973
January 3, 1975
5th
John R. Schmidhauser January 3, 1965
January 3, 1967
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Fred Schwengel January 3, 1955
January 3, 1965
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1967
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
George Cromwell Scott November 5, 1912
March 3, 1915
Republican 11th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1917
March 3, 1919
[Data unknown/missing.]
John J. Seerley March 4, 1891
March 3, 1893
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Hiram Y. Smith December 2, 1884
March 3, 1885
Republican 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Neal Smith January 3, 1959
January 3, 1973
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1973
January 3, 1995
4th
Walter I. Smith December 3, 1900
March 15, 1911
Republican 9th Resigned after being appointed judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
William Smyth March 4, 1869
September 30, 1870
Republican 2nd Died.
Thomas J. Steele March 4, 1915
March 3, 1917
Democratic 11th [Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph C. Stone March 4, 1877
March 3, 1879
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Isaac S. Struble March 4, 1883
March 3, 1891
Republican 11th [Data unknown/missing.]
Charles Edward Swanson March 4, 1929
March 3, 1933
Republican 9th [Data unknown/missing.]
Burton E. Sweet March 4, 1915
March 3, 1923
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph H. Sweney March 4, 1889
March 3, 1891
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Henry O. Talle January 3, 1939
January 3, 1943
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1943
January 3, 1959
2nd
Tom Tauke January 3, 1979
January 3, 1991
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lot Thomas March 4, 1899
March 3, 1905
Republican 11th [Data unknown/missing.]
William Thompson March 4, 1847
June 29, 1850
Democratic 1st Seat declared vacant.
William George Thompson December 1, 1879
March 3, 1883
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
James Thorington March 4, 1855
March 3, 1857
Whig 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lloyd Thurston March 4, 1925
March 3, 1933
Republican 8th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1933
January 3, 1939
5th
Horace Mann Towner March 4, 1911
April 1, 1923
Republican 8th Resigned after becoming Governor of Puerto Rico.
John Q. Tufts March 4, 1875
March 3, 1877
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Updegraff March 4, 1879
March 3, 1883
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1893
March 3, 1899
4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Hubert Utterback January 3, 1935
January 3, 1937
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
William Vandever March 4, 1859
March 3, 1863
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Earl W. Vincent June 4, 1928
March 3, 1929
Republican 9th [Data unknown/missing.]
Henry Vollmer February 10, 1914
March 3, 1915
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Martin Joseph Wade March 4, 1903
March 3, 1905
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Madison M. Walden March 4, 1871
March 3, 1873
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Otha Wearin March 4, 1933
January 3, 1939
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
James B. Weaver March 4, 1879
March 3, 1881
Greenback 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1885
March 3, 1889
[Data unknown/missing.]
Luman Hamlin Weller March 4, 1883
March 3, 1885
Greenback 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Frederick E. White March 4, 1891
March 3, 1893
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Albert C. Willford March 4, 1933
January 3, 1935
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
James Wilson March 4, 1873
March 3, 1877
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1883
March 3, 1885
[Data unknown/missing.]
James F. Wilson October 8, 1861
March 3, 1869
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Leonard G. Wolf January 3, 1959
January 3, 1961
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
William P. Wolf December 6, 1870
March 3, 1871
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Frank P. Woods March 4, 1909
March 3, 1919
Republican 10th [Data unknown/missing.]
David Young January 3, 2015
Present
Republican 3rd Incumbent.

Living former Members[edit]

As of August 2018, there are seventeen living former members. The most recent member to die was Leonard Boswell (1997–2013) on August 17, 2018, who was also the most recently serving member to die.

Representative Term of office District Date of birth (and age)
Merwin Coad 1957–1963 6th (1924-09-28) September 28, 1924 (age 93)
Neal Edward Smith 1959–1995 5th (1959–1993)
4th (1993–1995)
(1920-03-23) March 23, 1920 (age 98)
John Culver 1965–1975 2nd (1932-08-08) August 8, 1932 (age 86)
Edward Mezvinsky 1973–1977 1st (1937-01-17) January 17, 1937 (age 81)
Mike Blouin 1975–1979 2nd (1945-11-07) November 7, 1945 (age 72)
Chuck Grassley 1975–1981 3rd (1933-09-17) September 17, 1933 (age 85)
Tom Harkin 1975–1985 5th (1939-11-19) November 19, 1939 (age 78)
Berkley Bedell 1975–1987 6th (1921-03-05) March 5, 1921 (age 97)
Jim Leach 1977–2007 1st (1977–2003)
2nd (2003–2007)
(1942-10-15) October 15, 1942 (age 75)
Tom Tauke 1979–1991 2nd (1950-10-11) October 11, 1950 (age 67)
Jim Ross Lightfoot 1985–1997 5th (1985–1993)
3rd (1993–1997)
(1938-09-27) September 27, 1938 (age 79)
David R. Nagle 1987–1993 3rd (1943-04-15) April 15, 1943 (age 75)
Fred Grandy 1987–1995 6th (1987–1993)
5th (1993–1995)
(1948-06-29) June 29, 1948 (age 70)
Jim Nussle 1991–2007 2nd (1991–2003)
1st (2003–2007)
(1960-06-27) June 27, 1960 (age 58)
Greg Ganske 1995–2003 4th (1949-03-31) March 31, 1949 (age 69)
Tom Latham 1995–2015 5th (1995–2003)
4th (2003–2013)
3rd (2013–2015)
(1948-07-14) July 14, 1948 (age 70)
Bruce Braley 2007–2015 1st (1957-10-30) October 30, 1957 (age 60)