List of United States Representatives in the 112th Congress by seniority

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This is a complete list of members of the United States House of Representatives during the 112th United States Congress (January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2013) 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. 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.

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.

Note: The "*" indicates that the representative/delegate may have served one or more non-consecutive terms while in the House of Representatives of the United States Congress.

U.S. House Seniority List[edit]

U.S. House Seniority
Rank Representative Party District Seniority date No.# of term(s) Notes
1 John Dingell D MI-15 December 13, 1955 29th term Dean of the House
2 John Conyers D MI-14 January 3, 1965 24th term Ranking Member: Judiciary
Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus
3 Charles B. Rangel D NY-15 January 3, 1971 21st term
4 Bill Young R FL-10 21st term
5 Pete Stark D CA-13 January 3, 1973 20th term Defeated in 2012 primary.
6 Don Young R AK March 6, 1973 20th term
7 George Miller D CA-07 January 3, 1975 19th term Ranking Member: Education and the Workforce
8 Henry Waxman D CA-30 Ranking Member: Energy and Commerce
9 Ed Markey D MA-07 November 2, 1976 19th term Ranking Member: Natural Resources
10 Norm Dicks D WA-06 January 3, 1977 18th term Ranking Member: Appropriations
Retired in 2013.
11 Dale Kildee D MI-05 Retired in 2013.
12 Nick Rahall D WV-03 Ranking Member: Transportation and Infrastructure
13 Jerry Lewis R CA-41 January 3, 1979 17th term Left the House in 2013.
14 James Sensenbrenner R WI-05
15 Tom Petri R WI-06 April 3, 1979 17th term
16 David Dreier R CA-26 January 3, 1981 16th term Chair: Rules
17 Barney Frank D MA-04 Ranking Member: Financial Services
18 Ralph Hall R TX-04 Chair: Science, Space and Technology
19 Hal Rogers R KY-05 Chair: Appropriations
20 Christopher Smith R NJ-04
21 Frank Wolf R VA-10
22 Steny Hoyer D MD-05 May 19, 1981 16th term Minority Whip
23 Howard Berman D CA-28 January 3, 1983 15th term Ranking Member: Foreign Affairs
24 Dan Burton R IN-05 Retired in 2013.
25 Marcy Kaptur D OH-09 Most senior woman in the U.S. House of Representatives.
26 Sander Levin D MI-12 Ranking Member: Ways and Means
27 Ed Towns D NY-10 Left the House in 2013.
28 Gary Ackerman D NY-05 March 1, 1983 15th term Retired in 2013.
29 Joe Barton R TX-06 January 3, 1985 14th term
30 Howard Coble R NC-06
31 Pete Visclosky D IN-01
32 Peter DeFazio D OR-04 January 3, 1987 13th term
33 Elton Gallegly R CA-24
34 Wally Herger R CA-02
35 John Lewis D GA-05
36 Louise Slaughter D NY-28 Ranking Member: Rules
37 Lamar Smith R TX-21 Chair: Judiciary
38 Fred Upton R MI-06 Chair: Energy and Commerce
39 Nancy Pelosi D CA-08 June 2, 1987 13th term Minority Leader
40 Jerry Costello D IL-12 August 9, 1988 13th term
41 Frank Pallone D NJ-06 November 8, 1988 13th term
42 John Duncan R TN-02
43 Eliot Engel D NY-17 January 3, 1989 12th term
44 Nita Lowey D NY-18
45 Jim McDermott D WA-07
46 Richard Neal D MA-02
47 Donald Payne D NJ-10 Died on March 6, 2012.
48 Dana Rohrabacher R CA-46
49 Cliff Stearns R FL-06
50 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R FL-18 August 29, 1989 12th term Chair: Foreign Affairs
51 José Serrano D NY-16 March 21, 1990 12th term
52 Rob Andrews D NJ-01 November 6, 1990 12th term
53 Ron Paul R TX-14 January 3, 1997[2] 12th term** Previously served from 1976 to 1977 and from 1979 to 1985.
Left the House in 2013.
54 David Price D NC-04 13th term* Previously served from 1987 to 1995.
55 John Boehner R OH-08 January 3, 1991 11th term Speaker of the House
56 Dave Camp R MI-04 Chair: Ways and Means
57 Rosa DeLauro D CT-03
58 Jim Moran D VA-08
59 Collin Peterson D MN-07 Ranking Member: Agriculture
60 Maxine Waters D CA-35
61 Sam Johnson R TX-03 May 8, 1991 11th term
62 John Olver D MA-01 June 4, 1991 11th term Retired in 2013.
63 Ed Pastor D AZ-04 October 3, 1991 11th term
64 Jerrold Nadler D NY-08 November 3, 1992 11th term
65 Jim Cooper D TN-05 January 3, 2003[2] 11th term* Previously served from 1983 to 1995.
66 Spencer Bachus R AL-06 January 3, 1993 10th term Chair: Financial Services
67 Roscoe Bartlett R MD-06
68 Xavier Becerra D CA-31
69 Sanford Bishop D GA-02
70 Corrine Brown D FL-03
71 Ken Calvert R CA-44
72 Jim Clyburn D SC-06 Assistant Minority Leader
73 Anna Eshoo D CA-14
74 Bob Filner D CA-51 Ranking Member: Veterans' Affairs
75 Bob Goodlatte R VA-06
76 Gene Green D TX-29
77 Luis Gutiérrez D IL-04
78 Alcee Hastings D FL-23
79 Maurice Hinchey D NY-22 Retired in 2013.
80 Tim Holden D PA-17
81 Eddie Bernice Johnson D TX-30 Ranking Member: Science, Space and Technology
82 Peter King R NY-03 Chair: Homeland Security
83 Jack Kingston R GA-01
84 Buck McKeon R CA-25 Chair: Armed Services
85 Carolyn Maloney D NY-14
86 Donald Manzullo R IL-16 Defeated in 2012 primary.
87 John Mica R FL-07 Chair: Transportation and Infrastructure
88 Lucille Roybal-Allard D CA-34
89 Ed Royce R CA-40
90 Bobby Rush D IL-01
91 Bobby Scott D VA-03
92 Nydia Velázquez D NY-12 Ranking Member: Small Business
93 Mel Watt D NC-12
94 Lynn Woolsey D CA-06 Retired in 2013.
95 Bennie Thompson D MS-02 April 13, 1993 10th term Ranking Member: Homeland Security
96 Sam Farr D CA-17 June 8, 1993 10th term
97 Frank Lucas R OK-03 May 10, 1994 10th term Chair: Agriculture
98 Lloyd Doggett D TX-25 January 3, 1995 09th term
99 Mike Doyle D PA-14
100 Chaka Fattah D PA-02
101 Rodney Frelinghuysen R NJ-11
102 Doc Hastings R WA-04 Chair: Natural Resources
103 Sheila Jackson-Lee D TX-18
104 Walter B. Jones R NC-03
105 Tom Latham R IA-04
106 Steven LaTourette R OH-14 Retired in 2013.
107 Frank LoBiondo R NJ-02
108 Zoe Lofgren D CA-16 Ranking Member: Ethics
109 Sue Myrick R NC-09 Retired in 2013.
110 Mac Thornberry R TX-13
111 Ed Whitfield R KY-01
112 Jesse Jackson, Jr. D IL-02 December 12, 1995 09th term Resigned on November 21, 2012.
113 Elijah Cummings D MD-07 April 16, 1996 09th term Ranking Member: Oversight and Government Reform
114 Earl Blumenauer D OR-03 May 21, 1996 09th term
115 Jo Ann Emerson R MO-08 November 5, 1996 09th term
116 Jane Harman D CA-36 January 3, 2001[2] 10th term* Previously served from 1993 to 1999.
Resigned on February 28, 2011.
117 Dan Lungren R CA-03 January 3, 2005[2] 09th term* Previously served from 1979 to 1989.
Chair: House Administration
118 Robert Aderholt R AL-04 January 3, 1997 08th term
119 Leonard Boswell D IA-03
120 Kevin Brady R TX-08
121 Danny Davis D IL-07
122 Diana DeGette D CO-01
123 Kay Granger R TX-12
124 Rubén Hinojosa D TX-15
125 Ron Kind D WI-03
126 Dennis Kucinich D OH-10 Defeated in 2012 primary.
127 Carolyn McCarthy D NY-04
128 Jim McGovern D MA-03
129 Mike McIntyre D NC-07
130 Bill Pascrell D NJ-08
131 Joe Pitts R PA-16
132 Silvestre Reyes D TX-16 Ranking Member: Intelligence
Defeated in 2012 primary.
133 Steven Rothman D NJ-09
134 Loretta Sanchez D CA-47
135 Pete Sessions R TX-32
136 Brad Sherman D CA-27
137 John Shimkus R IL-19
138 Adam Smith D WA-09 Ranking Member: Armed Services
139 John Tierney D MA-06
140 Gregory Meeks D NY-06 February 3, 1998 08th term
141 Lois Capps D CA-23 March 10, 1998 08th term
142 Mary Bono Mack R CA-45 April 7, 1998 08th term Left the House in 2013.
143 Barbara Lee D CA-09
144 Robert Brady D PA-01 May 19, 1998 08th term Ranking Member: House Administration
145 Jay Inslee D WA-01 January 3, 1999 08th term* Previously served from 1993 to 1995.
Resigned on March 20, 2012.
146 Steve Chabot R OH-01 January 3, 2011[2] 08th term* Previously served from 1995 to 2009.
147 Tammy Baldwin D WI-02 January 3, 1999 07th term
148 Shelley Berkley D NV-01
149 Judy Biggert R IL-13 Retired in 2013.
150 Mike Capuano D MA-08
151 Joe Crowley D NY-07
152 Charlie Gonzalez D TX-20
153 Rush D. Holt D NJ-12
154 John Larson D CT-01 Democratic Caucus Chairman
155 Gary Miller R CA-42
156 Grace Napolitano D CA-38
157 Paul Ryan R WI-01 Chair: Budget
158 Jan Schakowsky D IL-09
159 Mike Simpson R ID-02
160 Lee Terry R NE-02
161 Mike Thompson D CA-01
162 Greg Walden R OR-02
163 Anthony Weiner D NY-09 Resigned on June 21, 2011.
164 David Wu D OR-01 Resigned on August 3, 2011.
165 Joe Baca D CA-43 November 16, 1999 07th term
166 Charles Bass R NH-02 January 3, 2011[2] 06th term* Previously served from 1995 to 2007.
Defeated in 2012 general election.
167 Brian Bilbray R CA-50 June 6, 2006[2] 08th term* Previously served from 1995 to 2001.
Defeated in 2012 general election.
168 Todd Akin R MO-02 January 3, 2001 06th term
169 Eric Cantor R VA-07 Majority Leader
170 Shelley Moore Capito R WV-02
171 William Lacy Clay D MO-01
172 Ander Crenshaw R FL-04
173 John Culberson R TX-07
174 Susan Davis D CA-53
175 Jeff Flake R AZ-06
176 Sam Graves R MO-06 Chair: Small Business
177 Mike Honda D CA-15
178 Steve Israel D NY-02
179 Darrell Issa R CA-49 Chair: Oversight and Government Reform
180 Timothy Johnson R IL-15
181 James Langevin D RI-02
182 Rick Larsen D WA-02
183 Betty McCollum D MN-04
184 Jim Matheson D UT-02
185 Mike Pence R IN-06 Retired in 2013.
186 Todd Platts R PA-19
187 Denny Rehberg R MT Retired in 2013.
188 Mike Rogers R MI-08 Chair: Intelligence
189 Mike Ross D AR-04 Retired in 2013.
190 Adam Schiff D CA-29
191 Patrick Tiberi R OH-12
192 Bill Shuster R PA-09 May 15, 2001 06th term
193 Randy Forbes R VA-04 June 19, 2001 06th term
194 Stephen Lynch D MA-09 October 16, 2001 06th term
195 Jeff Miller R FL-01 06th term Chair: Veterans' Affairs
196 Joe Wilson R SC-02 December 18, 2001 06th term
197 John Sullivan R OK-01 February 15, 2002 06th term Left the House in 2013.
198 Rodney Alexander R LA-05 January 3, 2003 05th term
199 Rob Bishop R UT-01
200 Tim Bishop D NY-01
201 Marsha Blackburn R TN-07
202 Jo Bonner R AL-01 Chair: Ethics
203 Michael Burgess R TX-26
204 Dennis Cardoza D CA-18
205 John Carter R TX-31
206 Tom Cole R OK-04
207 Mario Diaz-Balart R FL-21
208 Trent Franks R AZ-02
209 Scott Garrett R NJ-05
210 Jim Gerlach R PA-06
211 Phil Gingrey R GA-11
212 Raúl Grijalva D AZ-07
213 Jeb Hensarling R TX-05 Republican Conference Chairman
214 Steve King R IA-05
215 John Kline R MN-02 Chair: Education and the Workforce
216 Thaddeus McCotter R MI-11 Resigned on July 6, 2012.
217 Mike Michaud D ME-02
218 Brad Miller D NC-13 Retired in 2013.
219 Candice Miller R MI-10
220 Tim Murphy R PA-18
221 Devin Nunes R CA-21
222 Mike D. Rogers R AL-03
223 Dutch Ruppersberger D MD-02
224 Tim Ryan D OH-17
225 Linda Sánchez D CA-39
226 David Scott D GA-13
227 Michael Turner R OH-03
228 Chris Van Hollen D MD-08 Ranking Member: Budget
229 Randy Neugebauer R TX-19 June 3, 2003 05th term
230 Ben Chandler D KY-06 February 17, 2004 05th term
231 G. K. Butterfield D NC-01 July 20, 2004 05th term
232 John Barrow D GA-12 January 3, 2005 04th term
233 Dan Boren D OK-02 Retired in 2013.
234 Charles Boustany R LA-07
235 Russ Carnahan D MO-03 Defeated in 2012 primary.
236 Emanuel Cleaver D MO-05
237 Mike Conaway R TX-11
238 Jim Costa D CA-20
239 Henry Cuellar D TX-28
240 Geoff Davis R KY-04 Resigned on July 31, 2012.
241 Charlie Dent R PA-15
242 Jeff Fortenberry R NE-01
243 Virginia Foxx R NC-05
244 Louie Gohmert R TX-01
245 Al Green D TX-09
246 Brian Higgins D NY-27
247 Dan Lipinski D IL-03
248 Mike McCaul R TX-10
249 Patrick McHenry R NC-10
250 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R WA-05
251 Connie Mack IV R FL-14 Left the House in 2013.
252 Kenny Marchant R TX-24
253 Gwen Moore D WI-04
254 Ted Poe R TX-02
255 Tom Price R GA-06
256 Dave Reichert R WA-08
257 Allyson Schwartz D PA-13
258 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D FL-20
259 Lynn Westmoreland R GA-03
260 Doris Matsui D CA-05 March 8, 2005 05th term
261 Jean Schmidt R OH-02 August 2, 2005 05th term
262 John Campbell R CA-48 December 6, 2005 05th term
263 Albio Sires D NJ-13 November 13, 2006 05th term
264 Steve Pearce R NM-02 January 3, 2011[2] 04th term* Previously served from 2003 to 2009.
265 Jason Altmire D PA-04 January 3, 2007 03rd term Defeated in 2012 primary.
266 Michele Bachmann R MN-06
267 Gus Bilirakis R FL-09
268 Bruce Braley D IA-01
269 Vern Buchanan R FL-13
270 Kathy Castor D FL-11
271 Yvette D. Clarke D NY-11
272 Steve Cohen D TN-09
273 Joe Courtney D CT-02
274 Joe Donnelly D IN-02 Retired in 2013.
275 Keith Ellison D MN-05
276 Gabrielle Giffords D AZ-08 Resigned on January 25, 2012.
277 Dean Heller R NV-02 Resigned on May 9, 2011.
278 Mazie Hirono D HI-02 Retired in 2013.
279 Hank Johnson D GA-04
280 Jim Jordan R OH-04
281 Doug Lamborn R CO-05
282 Dave Loebsack D IA-02
283 Kevin McCarthy R CA-22 Majority Whip
284 Jerry McNerney D CA-11
285 Christopher Murphy D CT-05
286 Ed Perlmutter D CO-07
287 Peter Roskam R IL-06
288 John Sarbanes D MD-03
289 Heath Shuler D NC-11 Retired in 2013.
290 Adrian Smith R NE-03
291 Betty Sutton D OH-13 Defeated in 2012 general election.
292 Tim Walz D MN-01
293 Peter Welch D VT
294 John Yarmuth D KY-03
295 Paul Broun R GA-10 July 17, 2007 03rd term
296 Laura Richardson D CA-37 August 21, 2007 03rd term Defeated in 2012 general election.
297 Niki Tsongas D MA-05 October 16, 2007 03rd term
298 Bob Latta R OH-05 December 11, 2007 03rd term
299 Rob Wittman R VA-01 03rd term
300 André Carson D IN-07 March 11, 2008 03rd term
301 Jackie Speier D CA-12 April 8, 2008 03rd term
302 Steve Scalise R LA-01 May 3, 2008 03rd term
303 Donna Edwards D MD-04 June 17, 2008 03rd term
304 Marcia Fudge D OH-11 November 18, 2008 03rd term
305 Steve Austria R OH-07 January 3, 2009 02nd term Retired in 2013.
306 Bill Cassidy R LA-06
307 Jason Chaffetz R UT-03
308 Mike Coffman R CO-06
309 Gerry Connolly D VA-11
310 John C. Fleming R LA-04
311 Brett Guthrie R KY-02
312 Gregg Harper R MS-03
313 Martin Heinrich D NM-01 Retired in 2013.
314 Jim Himes D CT-04
315 Duncan D. Hunter R CA-52
316 Lynn Jenkins R KS-02
317 Larry Kissell D NC-08
318 Leonard Lance R NJ-07
319 Chris Lee R NY-26
320 Blaine Luetkemeyer R MO-09
321 Ben R. Luján D NM-03
322 Cynthia Lummis R WY
323 Tom McClintock R CA-04
324 Pete Olson R TX-22
325 Erik Paulsen R MN-03
326 Gary Peters D MI-09
327 Chellie Pingree D ME-01
328 Jared Polis D CO-02
329 Bill Posey R FL-15
330 Phil Roe R TN-01
331 Tom Rooney R FL-16
332 Aaron Schock R IL-18
333 Kurt Schrader D OR-05
334 Glenn Thompson R PA-05
335 Paul Tonko D NY-21
336 Michael Quigley D IL-05 April 7, 2009 02nd term
337 Judy Chu D CA-32 July 14, 2009 02nd term
338 John Garamendi D CA-10 November 3, 2009 02nd term
339 Bill Owens D NY-23 02nd term
340 Ted Deutch D FL-19 April 13, 2010 02nd term
341 Mark Critz D PA-12 May 18, 2010 02nd term
342 Tom Graves R GA-09 June 8, 2010 02nd term
343 Tom Reed R NY-29 November 18, 2010 02nd term
344 Marlin Stutzman R IN-03 02nd term
345 Mike Fitzpatrick R PA-08 January 3, 2011 02nd term* Previously served from 2005 to 2007.
346 Tim Walberg R MI-07 02nd term* Previously served from 2007 to 2009.
347 Sandy Adams R FL-24 01st term Defeated in 2012 primary.
348 Justin Amash R MI-03
349 Lou Barletta R PA-11
350 Karen Bass D CA-33
351 Dan Benishek R MI-01
352 Rick Berg R ND Retired in 2013.
353 Diane Black R TN-06
354 Mo Brooks R AL-05
355 Larry Bucshon R IN-08
356 Ann Marie Buerkle R NY-25 Defeated in 2012 general election.
357 Quico Canseco R TX-23
358 John Carney D DE
359 David Cicilline D RI-01
360 Hansen Clarke D MI-13
361 Chip Cravaack R MN-08
362 Rick Crawford R AR-01
363 Jeff Denham R CA-19
364 Scott DesJarlais R TN-04
365 Bob Dold R IL-10
366 Sean Duffy R WI-07
367 Jeff Duncan R SC-03
368 Renee Ellmers R NC-02
369 Blake Farenthold R TX-27
370 Stephen Fincher R TN-08
371 Chuck Fleischmann R TN-03
372 Bill Flores R TX-17
373 Cory Gardner R CO-04
374 Bob Gibbs R OH-18
375 Chris Gibson R NY-20
376 Paul Gosar R AZ-01
377 Trey Gowdy R SC-04
378 Tim Griffin R AR-02
379 Morgan Griffith R VA-09
380 Michael Grimm R NY-13
381 Frank Guinta R NH-01 Defeated in 2012 general election.
382 Colleen Hanabusa D HI-01
383 Richard Hanna R NY-24
384 Andy Harris R MD-01
385 Vicky Hartzler R MO-04
386 Nan Hayworth R NY-19
387 Joe Heck R NV-03
388 Jaime Herrera R WA-03
389 Tim Huelskamp R KS-01
390 Bill Huizenga R MI-02
391 Randy Hultgren R IL-14
392 Robert Hurt R VA-05
393 Bill Johnson R OH-06
394 Bill Keating D MA-10
395 Mike Kelly R PA-03
396 Adam Kinzinger R IL-11
397 Raúl Labrador R ID-01
398 Jeff Landry R LA-03
399 James Lankford R OK-05
400 Billy Long R MO-07
401 David McKinley R WV-01
402 Tom Marino R PA-10
403 Pat Meehan R PA-07
404 Mick Mulvaney R SC-05
405 Kristi Noem R SD
406 Rich Nugent R FL-05
407 Alan Nunnelee R MS-01
408 Steven Palazzo R MS-04
409 Mike Pompeo R KS-04
410 Ben Quayle R AZ-03
411 Jim Renacci R OH-16
412 Reid Ribble R WI-08
413 Cedric Richmond D LA-02
414 Scott Rigell R VA-02
415 David Rivera R FL-25 Defeated in 2012 general election.
416 Martha Roby R AL-02
417 Todd Rokita R IN-04
418 Dennis Ross R FL-12
419 Jon Runyan R NJ-03
420 Bobby Schilling R IL-17 Defeated in 2012 general election.
421 David Schweikert R AZ-05
422 Austin Scott R GA-08
423 Tim Scott R SC-01 Resigned on January 2, 2013.
424 Terri Sewell D AL-07
425 Steve Southerland R FL-02
426 Steve Stivers R OH-15
427 Scott Tipton R CO-03
428 Joe Walsh R IL-08
429 Daniel Webster R FL-08
430 Allen West R FL-22
431 Frederica Wilson D FL-17
432 Steve Womack R AR-03
433 Rob Woodall R GA-07
434 Kevin Yoder R KS-03
435 Todd Young R IN-09
Kathy Hochul D NY-26 June 1, 2011 Defeated in 2012 general election.
Janice Hahn D CA-36 July 12, 2011
Mark Amodei R NV-02 September 13, 2011 01st term
Bob Turner R NY-09 01st term Left the House in 2013.
Suzanne Bonamici D OR-01 January 31, 2012 01st term
Ron Barber D AZ-08 June 12, 2012 01st term
David Curson D MI-11 November 6, 2012 01st term Left the House in 2013.
Suzan DelBene D WA-01 01st term
Thomas Massie R KY-04 01st term
Donald Payne Jr. D NJ-10 01st term

Delegates[edit]

Rank Delegate Party District Seniority date No.# of term(s) Notes
1 Eni Faleomavaega D AS January 3, 1989 12th term
2 Eleanor Holmes Norton D DC January 3, 1991 11th term
3 Donna Christian-Christensen D VI January 3, 1997 08th term
4 Madeleine Bordallo D GU January 3, 2003 05th term
5 Pedro Pierluisi D PR January 3, 2009 02nd term
6 Gregorio Sablan D NMI 02nd term

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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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