List of United States Representatives from Mississippi

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

Current representatives[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Years Party District Notes
Thomas G. Abernethy January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1953
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1973
1st
Stephen Adams March 4, 1845 –
March 4, 1847
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John Allen March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1901
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Chapman L. Anderson March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1891
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ethelbert Barksdale March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Barksdale March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Democratic At-large Withdrew
March 4, 1855 –
January 12, 1861
3rd
Frederick G. Barry March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1889
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry W. Barry February 23, 1870 –
March 4, 1875
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William T. S. Barry March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Joseph H. Beeman March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1893
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Hendley Bennett March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1857
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
David R. Bowen January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Eaton Bowers March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1911
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Albert G. Brown March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1841
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1853
4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
T. Jeff Busby March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Adam M. Byrd March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1911
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Harry Cage March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1835
Jacksonian At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr. March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1921
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas C. Catchings March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1901
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
James R. Chalmers March 4, 1877 –
April 29, 1882
Democratic 6th Lost contested election
June 25, 1884 –
March 4, 1885
Independent 2nd Seated after contested election with Van H. Manning
Travis Childers May 13, 2008 –
January 3, 2011
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John F. H. Claiborne March 4, 1835 –
March 4, 1837
Jacksonian At-large Failure to elect, seat declared vacant
March 4, 1837 –
February 5, 1838
Democratic
Thad Cochran January 3, 1973 –
December 26, 1978
Republican 4th Resigned after being elected to the US Senate, took seat on early appointment
James Collier March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1933
Democratic 8th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ross A. Collins March 4, 1921 –
January 3, 1935
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William M. Colmer March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1963
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
5th
Jefferson Davis March 4, 1845 –
June ??, 1846
Democratic At-large Resigned to command regiment in Mexican–American War
Reuben Davis March 4, 1857 –
January 12, 1861
Democratic 2nd Withdrew
Walter Denny March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1897
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
David Dickson March 4, 1835 –
July 31, 1836
Anti-Jacksonian At-large Died
William A. Dickson March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1913
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Wayne Dowdy January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Wall Doxey March 4, 1929 –
September 23, 1941
Democratic 2nd Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Aubert C. Dunn January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry T. Ellett January 26, 1847 –
March 4, 1847
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Lawrence R. Ellzey March 15, 1932 –
January 3, 1935
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Mike Espy January 3, 1987 –
January 22, 1993
Democratic 2nd Resigned after being appointed as United States Secretary of Agriculture
Winfield S. Featherston March 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1851
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Aaron L. Ford January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Andrew F. Fox March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1903
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William W. Franklin January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1987
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John D. Freeman March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1853
Unionist 3rd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Samuel J. Gholson December 1, 1836 –
March 4, 1837
Jacksonian At-large Failure to elect, seat declared vacant
March 4, 1837 –
February 5, 1838
Democratic
Charles H. Griffin March 12, 1968 –
January 3, 1973
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William M. Gwin March 4, 1841 –
March 4, 1843
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Haile July 10, 1826 –
July 10, 1828
Jacksonian At-large Resigned
Robert S. Hall March 4, 1929 –
March 4, 1933
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William H. Hammett March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1845
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Gregg Harper January 3, 2009 –
present
Republican 3rd Incumbent
George E. Harris February 23, 1870 –
March 4, 1873
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Wiley P. Harris March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Pat Harrison March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1919
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Patrick Henry March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1901
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1903
3rd
Wilson S. Hill March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1909
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas Hinds October 21, 1828 –
March 4, 1831
Jacksonian At-large Resigned
Jon Hinson January 3, 1979 –
July 7, 1981
Republican 4th Resigned
Charles E. Hooker March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1883
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1895
7th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1903
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Albert Howe March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Benjamin G. Humphreys March 4, 1903 –
October 16, 1923
Democratic 3rd Died
William Y. Humphreys November 27, 1923 –
March 4, 1925
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Elza Jeffords March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1885
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Paul B. Johnson, Sr. March 4, 1919 –
March 4, 1923
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Trent Kelly June 2, 2015 –
present
Republican 1st Incumbent
John C. Kyle March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William A. Lake March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1857
Know Nothing 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
L. Q. C. Lamar March 4, 1857 –
December ??, 1860
Democratic 1st Retired to become a member of the secesson convention of Mississippi
March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1877
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Clarke Lewis March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1893
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Trent Lott January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1989
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William Love March 4, 1897 –
October 16, 1898
Democratic 6th Died
Bill G. Lowrey March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1929
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John R. Lynch March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1877
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
April 29, 1882 –
March 4, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Van H. Manning March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1883
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Dan R. McGehee January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1947
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George C. McKee March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1873
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
5th
Frank McLain December 12, 1898 –
March 4, 1903
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1909
7th
John Jones McRae December 7, 1858 –
January 12, 1861
Democratic 5th Withdrew
William McWillie March 4, 1849 –
March 4, 1851
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Hernando D. Money March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1883
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1885
4th
March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1897
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Sonny Montgomery January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
3rd
James B. Morgan March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1891
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Joseph Morphis March 4, 1870 –
March 4, 1873
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry Muldrow March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1885
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Benjamin Nabers March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1853
Unionist 1st [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jason Niles March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Alan Nunnelee January 3, 2011 –
February 6, 2015
Republican 1st Died
Steven Palazzo January 3, 2011 –
present
Republican 4th Incumbent
Michael Parker January 3, 1989 –
November 10, 1995
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
November 10, 1995 –
January 3, 1999
Republican
Legrand W. Perce February 23, 1870 –
March 4, 1873
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Chip Pickering January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Franklin E. Plummer March 4, 1831 –
March 4, 1835
Jacksonian At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
George Poindexter December 10, 1817 –
March 4, 1819
Democratic-Republican At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Seargent S. Prentiss May 29, 1838 –
March 4, 1839
Whig At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Percy Quin March 4, 1913 –
February 4, 1932
Democratic 7th Died
John A. Quitman March 4, 1855 –
July 17, 1858
Democratic 5th Died
Christopher Rankin March 4, 1819 –
March 4, 1823
Democratic-Republican At-large Died
March 4, 1823 –
March 4, 1825
Jacksonian D-R
March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1826
Jacksonian
John E. Rankin March 4, 1921 –
January 3, 1953
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Robert W. Roberts March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1847
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Ronnie Shows January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2003
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Otho R. Singleton March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1857 –
January 12, 1861
4th Withdrew
March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1883
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
5th
Thomas U. Sisson March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1923
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Frank E. Smith January 3, 1951 –
November 14, 1962
Democratic 3rd Resigned after being appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority
Larkin I. Smith January 3, 1989 –
August 13, 1989
Republican 5th Died
James G. Spencer March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1897
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas Spight July 5, 1898 –
March 4, 1911
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Hubert D. Stephens March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1921
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Thomas Stockdale March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1895
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William V. Sullivan March 4, 1897 –
May 31, 1898
Democratic 2nd Resigned after being appointed to the US Senate
Gene Taylor October 17, 1989 –
January 3, 2003
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
4th
Bennie Thompson April 13, 1993 –
present
Democratic 2nd Incumbent
Jacob Thompson March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1847
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1851
1st
Patrick W. Tompkins March 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1849
Whig 3rd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Tilghman Tucker March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1845
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Henry Van Eaton March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
William W. Venable January 4, 1916 –
March 4, 1921
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Prentiss Walker January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Guilford Wells March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1877
Independent Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Jamie Whitten November 4, 1941 –
January 3, 1973
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1995
1st
William M. Whittington March 4, 1925 –
January 3, 1951
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Roger Wicker January 3, 1995 –
December 31, 2007
Republican 1st Resigned after being appointed to the US Senate
John A. Wilcox March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1853
Whig 2nd [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
John B. Williams January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
4th
January 3, 1963 –
January 16, 1968
3rd Resigned after being elected Governor
John S. Williams March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1903
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1909
8th
T. Webber Wilson March 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1929
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
W. Arthur Winstead January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1963
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
4th
Samuel A. Witherspoon March 4, 1911 –
November 24, 1915
Democratic 5th Died
Thomas J. Word May 29, 1838 –
March 4, 1839
Whig At-large [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Daniel B. Wright March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1857
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

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

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

Representative Term of office District Date of birth (and age)
Thad Cochran 1973–1978 1st (1937-12-07) December 7, 1937 (age 77)
David R. Bowen 1973–1983 2nd (1932-10-21) October 21, 1932 (age 82)
Trent Lott 1973–1989 5th (1941-10-09) October 9, 1941 (age 73)
Wayne Dowdy 1981–1989 4th (1943-07-27) July 27, 1943 (age 71)
Webb Franklin 1983–1987 2nd (1941-12-13) December 13, 1941 (age 73)
Mike Espy 1987–1993 2nd (1953-11-30) November 30, 1953 (age 61)
Michael Parker 1989–1999 4th (1949-10-31) October 31, 1949 (age 65)
Gene Taylor 1989–2011 5th (1989–2011)
4th (2003–2011)
(1953-09-17) September 17, 1953 (age 61)
Roger Wicker 1995–2007 1st (1951-07-05) July 5, 1951 (age 64)
Chip Pickering 1997–2009 3rd (1963-08-10) August 10, 1963 (age 51)
Ronnie Shows 1999–2003 4th (1947-01-26) January 26, 1947 (age 68)
Travis Childers 2008–2011 1st (1958-03-29) March 29, 1958 (age 57)

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