United States congressional delegations from West Virginia

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West Virginia's congressional districts since 2013[1]

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

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.[2] 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.[3][4] 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.

House of Representatives[edit]

Current Representatives[edit]

List of members of the West Virginian United States House delegation, their terms in office, district boundaries, and the district political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has a total of 3 members, all 3 Republicans.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbent time in office District map
1st Davidmckinley.jpg David McKinley (R-Wheeling) Republican R+14 January 3, 2011 – present West Virginia US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Alex Mooney Congress.jpg Alex Mooney (R-Charles Town) Republican R+11 January 3, 2015 – present West Virginia US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd Evan Jenkins official congressional photo.jpg Evan Jenkins (R-Huntington) Republican R+14 January 3, 2015 – present West Virginia US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif

Delegation timeline (1863 – present)[edit]

Tables showing membership in the West Virginia federal House delegation throughout history of statehood in the United States.


Congress 1st congressional district 2nd congressional district 3rd congressional district 4th congressional district 5th congressional district 6th congressional district
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 congressional district 2nd congressional district 3rd congressional district 4th congressional district 5th congressional district 6th congressional district

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)
Nonpartisan 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,
None,
or Unaffiliated


United States Senate[edit]

Current delegation
Manchin
Senator Joe Manchin
(D)
Moore Capito

Senate delegation timeline (1863 – present)[edit]

Tables showing membership in the West Virginia federal Senate delegation throughout history of statehood in the United States.


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

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)
Nonpartisan 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,
None,
or Unaffiliated



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 78)
Carte Goodwin 2010 1 (1974-02-27) February 27, 1974 (age 41)

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