United States congressional delegations from Alabama
Senator Richard Shelby
Senator Jeff Sessions
- 1 United States Senate
- 2 House of Representatives
- 2.1 1818 – 1819: 1 non-voting delegate
- 2.2 1819 – 1823: 1 seat
- 2.3 1823 – 1833: 3 seats
- 2.4 1833 – 1843: 5 seats
- 2.5 1843 – 1863: 7 seats
- 2.6 1863 – 1873: 6 seats
- 2.7 1873 – 1893: 8 seats
- 2.8 1893 – 1913: 9 seats
- 2.9 1913 – 1933: 10 seats
- 2.10 1933 – 1963: 9 seats
- 2.11 1963 – 1973: 8 seats
- 2.12 1973 – Present: 7 seats
- 3 Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama
- 4 Living former U.S. Senators from Alabama
- 5 Key
- 6 References
United States Senate
House of Representatives
1818 – 1819: 1 non-voting delegate
Starting on January 29, 1818, Alabama Territory sent a non-voting delegate to the House.
|John Crowell (D-R)|
(March 4, 1819 –
December 14, 1819)
1819 – 1823: 1 seat
After statehood on December 14, 1819, Alabama had one seat in the House.
(December 14, 1819 –
|John Crowell (D-R)|
|Gabriel Moore (D-R)|
1823 – 1833: 3 seats
Following the 1820 census, Alabama had three seats.
|Gabriel Moore (J-DR)||John McKee (J-DR)||George W. Owen (J-DR)|
|Gabriel Moore (J)||John McKee (J)||George W. Owen (J)|
|Clement Comer Clay (J)||Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor (J)||Dixon Hall Lewis (J)|
|Samuel Wright Mardis (J)|
1833 – 1843: 5 seats
|Clement Comer Clay (J)||John McKinley (J)||Samuel Wright Mardis (J)||Dixon Hall Lewis (N)||John Murphy (J)|
|Reuben Chapman (J)||Joshua L. Martin (J)||Joab Lawler (J)||Francis Strother Lyon (AJ)|
|Reuben Chapman (D)||Joshua L. Martin (D)||Joab Lawler (W)||Dixon Hall Lewis (D)||Francis Strother Lyon (W)|
|George Whitfield Crabb (W)|
|David Hubbard (D)||James Dellet (W)|
|5 seats elected at-large on a general ticket|
|1st seat||2nd seat||3rd seat||4th seat||5th seat|
|Reuben Chapman (D)||George S. Houston (D)||William Winter Payne (D)||Dixon Hall Lewis (D)||Benjamin Glover Shields (D)|
1843 – 1863: 7 seats
Following the 1840 census, Alabama resumed the use of districts, now increased to seven.
1863 – 1873: 6 seats
Following the 1860 census, Alabama was apportioned six seats.
|Vacant during American Civil War|
|Francis William Kellogg (R)||Charles Waldron Buckley (R)||Benjamin White Norris (R)||Charles Wilson Pierce (R)||John Benton Callis (R)||Thomas Haughey (R)|
|Alfred Eliab Buck (R)||Robert Stell Heflin (R)||Charles Hays (R)||Peter Myndert Dox (D)||William Crawford Sherrod (D)|
|Benjamin Sterling Turner (R)||William Anderson Handley (D)||Joseph Humphrey Sloss (D)|
1873 – 1893: 8 seats
1893 – 1913: 9 seats
Following the 1890 census, Alabama was apportioned nine seats.
1913 – 1933: 10 seats
Following the 1910 census, Alabama was apportioned ten seats. At first, the extra seat was elected at-large. Starting with the 1916 elections, the seats were redistricted and a tenth district was added.
|George W. Taylor (D)||S. Hubert Dent, Jr. (D)||Henry D. Clayton (D)||Fred L. Blackmon (D)||J. Thomas Heflin (D)||Richmond P. Hobson (D)||John L. Burnett (D)||William N. Richardson (D)||Oscar W. Underwood (D)||John Abercrombie (D)|
|William Oscar Mulkey (D)||Christopher Columbus Harris (D)|
|Oscar Lee Gray (D)||Henry B. Steagall (D)||William B. Oliver (D)||Edward B. Almon (D)||George Huddleston (D)|
|William B. Bankhead (D)|
|John McDuffie (D)|
|William B. Bowling (D)||Lilius Bratton Rainey (D)|
|John R. Tyson (D)||Lamar Jeffers (D)|
|Miles C. Allgood (D)|
|J. Lister Hill (D)|
|LaFayette L. Patterson (D)|
1933 – 1963: 9 seats
Following the 1930 census, Alabama was apportioned nine seats.
1963 – 1973: 8 seats
Following the 1960 census, Alabama was apportioned eight seats.
|Congress||State-wide at-large on a general ticket|
|1st seat||2nd seat||3rd seat||4th seat||5th seat||6th seat||7th seat||8th seat|
|George Huddleston, Jr. (D)||George M. Grant (D)||George W. Andrews (D)||Kenneth A. Roberts (D)||Armistead I. Selden, Jr. (D)||Albert Rains (D)||Carl Elliott (D)||Robert E. Jones, Jr. (D)|
|Jack Edwards (R)||William Louis Dickinson (R)||George W. Andrews (D)||Arthur Glenn Andrews (R)||Armistead I. Selden, Jr. (D)||John Hall Buchanan, Jr. (R)||James D. Martin (R)||Robert E. Jones, Jr. (D)|
|William Flynt Nichols (D)||Tom Bevill (D)|
|Walter Flowers (D)|
|Elizabeth B. Andrews (D)|
1973 – Present: 7 seats
Since the 1970 census, Alabama has been apportioned seven seats.
Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama
As of April 2015[update], there are seventeen former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. State of Alabama who are currently living at this time.
|Representative||Term of office||District||Date of birth (and age)|
|James D. Martin||1965–1967||7th||September 1, 1918|
|John Hall Buchanan, Jr.||1965–1981||6th||March 19, 1928|
|Jack Edwards||1965–1985||1st||September 20, 1928|
|Ronnie Flippo||1977–1991||5th||August 15, 1937|
|Richard Shelby||1979–1987||7th||May 6, 1934|
|Ben Erdreich||1983–1993||6th||December 9, 1938|
|Sonny Callahan||1985–2003||1st||September 11, 1932|
|Glen Browder||1989–1997||3rd||January 15, 1943|
|Robert E. Cramer||1991–2009||5th||August 22, 1947|
|Earl F. Hilliard||1993–2003||7th||April 9, 1942|
|Terry Everett||1993–2009||2nd||February 15, 1937|
|Spencer Bachus||1993–2015||6th||December 28, 1947|
|Bob Riley||1997–2003||3rd||October 3, 1944|
|Artur Davis||2003–2011||7th||October 9, 1967|
|Jo Bonner||2003–2013||1st||November 19, 1959|
|Parker Griffith||2009–2011||5th||August 6, 1942|
|Bobby Bright||2009–2011||2nd||July 21, 1952|
Living former U.S. Senators from Alabama
As of April 2015[update], there are two former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Alabama who are currently living at this time, two from Class 3.
|Senator||Term of office||Class||Date of birth (and age)|
|Maryon P. Allen||1978||3||November 30, 1925|
|Donald W. Stewart||1978–1981||3||February 4, 1940|
- Seat was vacant due to failure of legislature to elect a senator by the beginning of the congress.
- George S. Houston presented credentials as a senator-elect on February 9, 1866 but was not permitted to take his seat, Alabama having not been re-admitted to the Union.
- The seat was vacant from August 8, 1913 to May 11, 1914. Henry D. Clayton was appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph F. Johnston in 1913, but his appointment was challenged and withdrawn. Franklin Potts Glass, Sr. was also appointed to the seat, but the U.S. Senate voted not to seat him.
- Seat was contested by James Q. Smith and declared vacant; the original representative won back his own seat.
- Successfully contested the election of the representative that was replaced.
- Parker Griffith was elected as a Democrat, but switched his party affiliation to Republican on December 22, 2009