United States congressional delegations from Arkansas

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Arkansas's congressional districts since 2013[1]

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


House of Representatives[edit]

Current Representatives[edit]

List of members of the Arkansas 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 4 members, with all being Republicans.

District Representative Party Incumbent time in office District map
1st Rick Crawford, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Rick Crawford (Jonesboro) Republican January 3, 2011 – present Arkansas US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd French Hill official photo.jpg French Hill (Little Rock) Republican January 3, 2015 – present Arkansas US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd Steve Womack, Official Portrait, 112th Congress - Hi Res.jpg Steve Womack (Rogers) Republican January 3, 2011 – present Arkansas US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
4th Bruce Westerman official congressional photo.jpg Bruce Westerman (Hot Springs) Republican January 3, 2015 – present Arkansas US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif

Delegation timeline (1819 – Present)[edit]

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

Delegates from Arkansas Territory[edit]

Congress Delegate
16th (1819–1821) James Woodson Bates
17th (1821–1823)
18th (1823–1825) Henry Wharton Conway
19th (1825–1827)
20th (1827–1829)
Ambrose Hundley Sevier (J)
21st (1829–1831)
22nd (1831–1833)
23rd (1833–1835)
24th (1835–1837)

Members of the House of Representatives[edit]

Congress At-large
24th
(1835–1837)
Archibald Yell (J)
25th
(1837–1839)
Archibald Yell (D)
26th
(1839–1841)
Edward Cross (D)
27th
(1841–1843)
28th
(1843–1845)
29th
(1845–1847)
  Archibald Yell (D)
  Thomas Willoughby Newton (W)
30th
(1847–1849)
Robert Ward Johnson (D)
31st
(1849–1851)
32nd
(1851–1853)
District
1st 2nd
33rd
(1853–1855)
Alfred Burton Greenwood (D) Edward Allen Warren (D)
34th
(1855–1857)
Albert Rust (D)
35th
(1857–1859)
Edward Allen Warren (D)
36th
(1859–1861)
Thomas Carmichael Hindman (D) Albert Rust (D)
37th
(1861–1863)
American Civil War[2][3][4]
38th
(1863–1865)
3rd district added
39th
(1865–1867)
American Civil War[2]
40th
(1867–1869)
 
  Logan H. Roots (R) James M. Hinds (R) Thomas Boles (R)
  James T. Elliott (R)
41st
(1869–1871)
Anthony A.C. Rogers (D)
42nd
(1871–1873)
  James M. Hanks (D) Oliver P. Snyder (R) John Edwards
(Liberal R)
At-large seat added
  Thomas Boles (R)
43rd
(1873–1875)
  Asa Hodges (R) William W. Wilshire (R) William Joseph Hynes
(Liberal R)
  Thomas M. Gunter (D)
4th district added
44th
(1875–1877)
Lucien C. Gause (D) William F. Slemons (D) William W. Wilshire (D) Thomas M. Gunter (D)
45th
(1877–1879)
Jordan E. Cravens (D)
46th
(1879–1881)
Poindexter Dunn (D)
47th
(1881–1883)
James K. Jones (D) At-large seat added
48th
(1883–1885)
John H. Rogers (D) Samuel W. Peel (D) Clifton R. Breckinridge (D)
5th District added
49th
(1885–1887)
  Clifton R. Breckinridge (D) [5] John H. Rogers (D) Samuel W. Peel (D)
  Thomas C. McRae (D)
50th
(1887–1889)
51st
(1889–1891)
  William H. Cate (D)
  Lewis P. Featherstone (Labor) Vacant[6]
  Clifton R. Breckinridge (D)
52nd
(1891–1893)
William H. Cate (D) William L. Terry (D) 6th district added
53rd
(1893–1895)
  Philip D. McCulloch, Jr. (D) Hugh A. Dinsmore (D) Robert Neill (D)
  John S. Little (D)
54th
(1895–1897)
55th
(1897–1899)
Stephen Brundidge, Jr. (D)
56th
(1899–1901)
57th
(1901–1903)
Charles C. Reid (D) 7th district added
58th
(1903–1905)
Robert B. Macon (D) Stephen Brundidge, Jr. (D) Hugh A. Dinsmore (D) John S. Little (D) Charles C. Reid (D) Joseph Taylor Robinson (D) Robert M. Wallace (D)
59th
(1905–1907)
John C. Floyd (D)
60th
(1907–1909)
William B. Cravens (D)
61st
(1909–1911)
William A. Oldfield (D)
62nd
(1911–1913)
  Henderson M. Jacoway (D) William S. Goodwin (D)
  Samuel M. Taylor (D)
63rd
(1913–1915)
Thaddeus H. Caraway (D) Otis Wingo (D)
64th
(1915–1917)
John N. Tillman (D)
65th
(1917–1919)
66th
(1919–1921)
67th
(1921–1923)
  William J. Driver (D) Tilman B. Parks (D)
  Chester W. Taylor (D)
68th
(1923–1925)
  Heartsill Ragon (D) Lewis E. Sawyer (D)
  James B. Reed (D)
69th
(1925–1927)
70th
(1927–1929)
 
  Pearl Peden Oldfield[7] (D)
71st
(1929–1931)
  Claude A. Fuller (D) David Delano Glover (D)
  Effiegene Locke Wingo (D)
72nd
(1931–1933)
John E. Miller (D)
73rd
(1933–1935)
  William B. Cravens (D)
  David D. Terry (D)
74th
(1935–1937)
John L. McClellan (D)
75th
(1937–1939)
Wade H. Kitchens (D)
76th
(1939–1941)
  Ezekiel C. Gathings (D) Wilbur D. Mills (D) Clyde T. Ellis (D) William F. Norrell (D)
  William Fadjo Cravens (D)
77th
(1941–1943)
Oren Harris (D)
78th
(1943–1945)
J. William Fulbright (D) Brooks Hays (D)
79th
(1945–1947)
James William Trimble (D)
80th
(1947–1949)
81st
(1949–1951)
Boyd Tackett (D)
82nd
(1951–1953)
83rd
(1953–1955)
Oren Harris (D)
84th
(1955–1957)
85th
(1957–1959)
86th
(1959–1961)
Dale Alford (D)
87th
(1961–1963)
 
  Catherine Dorris Norrell (D)
88th
(1963–1965)
89th
(1965–1967)
 
  David Pryor (D)
90th
(1967–1969)
John Paul Hammerschmidt (R)
91st
(1969–1971)
William V. Alexander, Jr. (D)
92nd
(1971–1973)
93rd
(1973–1975)
Ray Thornton (D)
94th
(1975–1977)
95th
(1977–1979)
Jim Guy Tucker (D)
96th
(1979–1981)
Ed Bethune (R) Beryl F. Anthony, Jr. (D)
97th
(1981–1983)
98th
(1983–1985)
99th
(1985–1987)
Tommy F. Robinson (D)
100th
(1987–1989)
101st
(1989–1991)
 
  Tommy F. Robinson (R)
102nd
(1991–1993)
Ray Thornton (D)
103rd
(1993–1995)
Blanche Lincoln (D) Tim Hutchinson (R) Jay W. Dickey (R)
104th
(1995–1997)
105th
(1997–1999)
Marion Berry (D) Vic Snyder (D) Asa Hutchinson (R)
106th
(1999–2001)
107th
(2001–2003)
  Mike Ross (D)
  John Boozman (R)
108th
(2003–2005)
109th
(2005–2007)
110th
(2007–2009)
111th
(2009–2011)
112th
(2011–2013)
Rick Crawford (R) Tim Griffin (R) Steve Womack (R)
113th
(2013–2015)
Tom Cotton (R)
114th
(2015–2017)
French Hill (R) Bruce Westerman (R)
Congress 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
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
John Boozman
Senator John Boozman
(R)
Tom Cotton
Senator Tom Cotton
(R)


Senate delegation timeline (1835 – Present)[edit]

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

Class 2 Senators Congress Class 3 Senators
William Savin Fulton (J) 24th (1835–1837) Ambrose Hundley Sevier (J)
William Savin Fulton[8] (D) 25th (1837–1839) Ambrose Hundley Sevier[9] (D)
26th (1839–1841)
27th (1841–1843)
28th (1843–1845)
Chester Ashley[8] (D)
29th (1845–1847)
30th (1847–1849)
William K. Sebastian (D) Solon Borland[9]
31st (1849–1851)
32nd (1851–1853)
33rd (1853–1855)
Robert Ward Johnson (D)
34th (1855–1857)
35th (1857–1859)
36th (1859–1861)
37th (1861–1863) Charles B. Mitchel (D)
American Civil War [2] American Civil War [2]
38th (1863–1865)
39th (1865–1867)
40th[10] (1867–1869)
Alexander McDonald (R) Benjamin F. Rice (R)
41st (1869–1871)
Powell Clayton (R) 42nd (1871–1873)
43rd (1873–1875) Stephen W. Dorsey (R)
44th (1875–1877)
Augustus H. Garland[9] (D) 45th (1877–1879)
46th (1879–1881) James D. Walker (D)
47th (1881–1883)
48th (1883–1885)
49th (1885–1887) James Kimbrough Jones (D)
James Henderson Berry (D)
50th (1887–1889)
51st (1889–1891)
52nd (1891–1893)
53rd (1893–1895)
54th (1895–1897)
55th (1897–1899)
56th (1899–1901)
57th (1901–1903)
58th (1903–1905) James Paul Clarke[8] (D)
59th (1905–1907)
Jeff Davis[8] (D) 60th (1907–1909)
61st (1909–1911)
62nd (1911–1913)
John Netherland Heiskell[11] (D)
William M. Kavanaugh (D)
Joseph Taylor Robinson[8] (D) 63rd (1913–1915)
64th (1915–1917)
William F. Kirby (D)
65th (1917–1919)
66th (1919–1921)
67th (1921–1923) Thaddeus H. Caraway[8] (D)
68th (1923–1925)
69th (1925–1927)
70th (1927–1929)
71st (1929–1931)
72nd (1931–1933)
Hattie Caraway (D)
73rd (1933–1935)
74th (1935–1937)
75th (1937–1939)
John E. Miller[9] (D)
76th (1939–1941)
77th (1941–1943)
G. Lloyd Spencer (D)
John Little McClellan[8] (D) 78th (1943–1945)
79th (1945–1947) J. William Fulbright[9] (D)
80th (1947–1949)
81st (1949–1951)
82nd (1951–1953)
83rd (1953–1955)
84th (1955–1957)
85th (1957–1959)
86th (1959–1961)
87th (1961–1963)
88th (1963–1965)
89th (1965–1967)
90th (1967–1969)
91st (1969–1971)
92nd (1971–1973)
93rd (1973–1975)
94th (1975–1977) Dale Bumpers (D)
95th (1977–1979)
Kaneaster Hodges, Jr. (D)
David Pryor (D) 96th (1979–1981)
97th (1981–1983)
98th (1983–1985)
99th (1985–1987)
100th (1987–1989)
101st (1989–1991)
102nd (1991–1993)
103rd (1993–1995)
104th (1995–1997)
Tim Hutchinson (R) 105th (1997–1999)
106th (1999–2001) Blanche Lincoln (D)
107th (2001–2003)
Mark Pryor (D) 108th (2003–2005)
109th (2005–2007)
110th (2007–2009)
111th (2009–2011)
112th (2011–2013) John Boozman (R)
113th (2013–2015)
Tom Cotton (R) 114th (2015–2017)

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 Arkansas[edit]

As of January 2016, there are five former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Arkansas are alive who are currently living at this time, four from Class 2 and one from Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Kaneaster Hodges, Jr. 1977–1979 2 (1938-08-20) August 20, 1938 (age 77)
David Pryor 1979–1997 2 (1934-08-29) August 29, 1934 (age 81)
Tim Hutchinson 1997–2003 2 (1949-08-11) August 11, 1949 (age 66)
Blanche Lincoln 1999–2011 3 (1960-09-30) September 30, 1960 (age 55)
Mark Pryor 2003–2015 2 (1963-01-10) January 10, 1963 (age 53)

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d From secession until readmission to the Union, Arkansas did not participate in the U.S. Congress.
  3. ^ 1st district incumbent Thomas Carmichael Hindman (D) was re-elected to the 37th Congress, but chose not to take his seat.
  4. ^ Anthony A.C. Rogers was elected to the 38th Congress but was not permitted to take his seat because Arkansas had not been re-admitted to the Union.
  5. ^ McRae was elected to fill the vacancy caused by James K. Jones, who had been elected to the next term, but resigned before this Congress.
  6. ^ Breckinridge was initially declared elected to the 51st United States Congress and took his seat. John M. Clayton eventually won a contest before the U.S. House, but died before the contest was complete, so the House declared the seat vacant. Breckinridge was then re-elected to finish the term.
  7. ^ Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the previous representative's death before the term began.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Died
  9. ^ a b c d e Resigned
  10. ^ Augustus H. Garland presented credentials as a senator-elect to the 40th Congress but was not perm
  11. ^ Heiskell was appointed to the office and served until an elected successor qualified.