United States congressional delegations from Iowa

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Iowa's congressional districts since 2013[1]

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

House of Representatives[edit]

Current Representatives[edit]

List of members of the Iowan 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, including 3 Republicans and 1 Democrat.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbent time in office District map
1st Rod Blum official congressional photo.jpg Rod Blum (RDubuque) Republican D+5 January 3, 2015 – present Iowa US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Loebsack Formal Headshot.JPG David Loebsack (DIowa City) Democratic D+4 January 3, 2007 – present Iowa US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd David Young official congressional photo.jpgDavid Young (RVan Meter) Republican EVEN January 3, 2015 – present Iowa US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
4th Steve King, official Congressional photo portrait.jpg Steve King (RKiron) Republican R+5 January 3, 2003 – present Iowa US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif

Delegation timeline (1838 – Present)[edit]

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

Iowa Territory[edit]

On July 4, 1838, the Iowa Territory was organized. Most of the area comprising the territory was originally part of the Louisiana Purchase and was a part of the Missouri Territory. When Missouri became a state in 1821, this area (along with the Dakotas) effectively became unorganized territory. The area was closed to white settlers until the 1830s, after the Black Hawk War ended. It was attached to the Michigan Territory on June 28, 1834, and was split off with the Wisconsin Territory in 1836 when Michigan became a state.

The Iowa Territory was the "Iowa District" of western Wisconsin Territory – the region west of the Mississippi River. The original boundaries of the territory, as established in 1838, included part of Minnesota and parts of the Dakotas, covering about 194,000 square miles (500,000 km2) of land.

Delegate Years Party
William W. Chapman September 10, 1838 – October 27, 1840 Democratic
Augustus C. Dodge October 28, 1840 – December 28, 1846 Democratic

After statehood[edit]

Congress Elected at-large, statewide on a general ticket
1st seat 2nd seat
29th
(1845–1847)
Serranus Clinton Hastings
(D)
Shepherd Leffler
(D)
District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th
30th
(1847–1849)
William Thompson
(D)
Shepherd Leffler
(D)
31st
(1849–1851)
Daniel F. Miller
(W)
32nd
(1851–1853)
Bernhart Henn
(D)
Lincoln Clark
(D)
33rd
(1853–1855)
John Parsons Cook
(W)
34th
(1855–1857)
Augustus Hall
(D)
James Thorington
(W)
35th
(1857–1859)
Samuel Ryan Curtis
(R)
Timothy Davis
(R)
36th
(1859–1861)
William Vandever
(R)
37th
(1861–1863)
James F. Wilson
(R)
38th
(1863–1865)
Hiram Price
(R)
William B. Allison
(R)
Josiah B. Grinnell
(R)
John A. Kasson
(R)
Asahel W. Hubbard
(R)
39th
(1865–1867)
40th
(1867–1869)
William Loughridge
(R)
Grenville Mellen Dodge
(R)
41st
(1869–1871)
George Washington McCrary
(R)
William Smyth
(R)
Francis Wayland Palmer
(R)
Charles Pomeroy
(R)
William Penn Wolf
(R)
42nd
(1871–1873)
Aylett R. Cotton
(R)
William G. Donnan
(R)
Madison Miner Walden
(R)
Jackson Orr
(R)
43rd
(1873–1875)
Henry Otis Pratt
(R)
James Wilson
(R)
William Loughridge
(R)
John A. Kasson
(R)
James W. McDill
(R)
Jackson Orr
44th
(1875–1877)
John Quincy Tufts
(R)
Lucien Lester Ainsworth
(D)
Ezekiel Silas Sampson
(R)
S. Addison Oliver
(R)
45th
(1877–1879)
Joseph Champlin Stone
(R)
Hiram Price
(R)
Theodore Weld Burdick
(R)
Nathaniel Cobb Deering
(R)
Rush Clark
(R)
Henry Johnson Brodhead Cummings
(R)
William Fletcher Sapp
(R)
46th
(1879–1881)
Moses Ayers McCoid
(R)
Thomas Updegraff
(R)
James B. Weaver (GB) Edward Hooker Gillette (GB) Cyrus C. Carpenter
(R)
William George Thompson
47th
(1881–1883)
Sewall Spaulding Farwell
(R)
Marsena Edgar Cutts
(R)
John A. Kasson
(R)
William P. Hepburn
(R)
John Calhoun Cook
(D)
48th
(1883–1885)
Jeremiah Henry Murphy
(D)
David B. Henderson
(R)
Luman Hamlin Weller (GB) James Wilson
(R)
Marsena Edgar Cutts
(R)
William Henry Mills Pusey
(D)
Adoniram J. Holmes
(R)
Isaac S. Struble
(R)
Benjamin Todd Frederick
(D)
John Calhoun Cook
(D)
Hiram Ypsilanti Smith
(R)
49th
(1885–1887)
Benton Jay Hall William E. Fuller
(R)
James B. Weaver (GB) Edwin H. Conger
(R)
Joseph Lyman
(R)
50th
(1887–1889)
John H. Gear
(R)
Walter I. Hayes
(D)
Daniel Kerr
(R)
Albert R. Anderson (Ind. R)
51st
(1889–1891)
Joseph Henry Sweney
(R)
John F. Lacey
(R)
James Patton Flick
(R)
Joseph Rea Reed
(R)
Jonathan P. Dolliver
(R)
Edward Retilla Hays
(R)
52nd
(1891–1893)
John Joseph Seerley
(D)
Walter Halben Butler
(D)
John Taylor Hamilton
(D)
Frederick Edward White
(D)
John A. T. Hull
(R)
Thomas Bowman
(D)
George D. Perkins
(R)
53rd
(1893–1895)
John H. Gear
(R)
Thomas Updegraff
(R)
Robert G. Cousins
(R)
John F. Lacey
(R)
William P. Hepburn
(R)
Alva L. Hager
(R)
54th
(1895–1897)
Samuel M. Clark
(R)
George M. Curtis
(R)
55th
(1897–1899)
56th
(1899–1901)
Thomas Hedge
(R)
Joseph R. Lane
(R)
Gilbert N. Haugen
(R)
Smith McPherson
(R)
Lot Thomas
(R)
Walter I. Smith
(R)
James P. Conner
(R)
57th
(1901–1903)
John N. W. Rumple
(R)
58th
(1903–1905)
Martin Joseph Wade
(D)
Benjamin P. Birdsall
(R)
59th
(1905–1907)
Albert F. Dawson
(R)
Elbert H. Hubbard
(R)
60th
(1907–1909)
Charles A. Kennedy
(R)
Daniel W. Hamilton
(D)
61st
(1909–1911)
Charles E. Pickett
(R)
James W. Good
(R)
Nathan E. Kendall
(R)
William Darius Jamieson
(D)
Frank P. Woods
(R)
62nd
(1911–1913)
Irvin S. Pepper
(D)
Solomon F. Prouty
(R)
Horace M. Towner
(R)
William R. Green
(R)
George Cromwell Scott
(R)
63rd
(1913–1915)
Maurice Connolly
(D)
Sanford Kirkpatrick
(D)
Henry Vollmer
(D)
64th
(1915–1917)
Harry E. Hull
(R)
Burton E. Sweet
(R)
C. William Ramseyer
(R)
Cassius C. Dowell
(R)
Thomas J. Steele
(D)
65th
(1917–1919)
George Cromwell Scott
(R)
66th
(1919–1921)
L. J. Dickinson
(R)
William D. Boies
(R)
67th
(1921–1923)
William F. Kopp
(R)
Cyrenus Cole
(R)
68th
(1923–1925)
Thomas J. B. Robinson
(R)
Hiram Kinsman Evans
(R)
69th
(1925–1927)
F. Dickinson Letts
(R)
Lloyd Thurston
(R)
70th
(1927–1929)
Earl W. Vincent
71st
(1929–1931)
Charles Swanson
(R)
Ed H. Campbell
(R)
72nd
(1931–1933)
Bernhard M. Jacobsen
(D)
Fred C. Gilchrist
(R)
73rd
(1933–1935)
Edward C. Eicher
(D)
Albert C. Willford
(D)
Fred Biermann
(D)
Lloyd Thurston
(R)
Cassius C. Dowell
(R)
Otha D. Wearin
(D)
Fred C. Gilchrist
(R)
Guy M. Gillette
(D)
74th
(1935–1937)
John W. Gwynne
(R)
Hubert Utterback
(D)
75th
(1937–1939)
William S. Jacobsen
(D)
Cassius C. Dowell
(R)
Vincent F. Harrington
(D)
76th
(1939–1941)
Thomas E. Martin
(R)
Henry O. Talle
(R)
Karl M. LeCompte
(R)
Ben F. Jensen(R)
77th
(1941–1943)
Paul Cunningham
(R)
Harry E. Narey
(R)
78th
(1943–1945)
Henry O. Talle
(R)
Karl M. LeCompte
(R)
Paul Cunningham
(R)
Fred C. Gilchrist
(R)
Charles B. Hoeven
(R)
79th
(1945–1947)
James I. Dolliver
(R)
80th
(1947–1949)
81st
(1949–1951)
Harold R. Gross
(R)
82nd
(1951–1953)
83rd
(1953–1955)
84th
(1955–1957)
Fred Schwengel
(R)
85th
(1957–1959)
Merwin Coad
(D)
86th
(1959–1961)
Leonard G. Wolf
(D)
Steven V. Carter
(D)
Neal Smith
(D)
87th
(1961–1963)
James E. Bromwell
(R)
John Kyl
(R)
88th
(1963–1965)
Charles B. Hoeven
(R)
89th
(1965–1967)
John R. Schmidhauser
(D)
John C. Culver
(D)
Bert Bandstra
(D)
Stanley L. Greigg
(D)
John R. Hansen
(D)
90th
(1967–1969)
Fred Schwengel
(R)
John Kyl
(R)
Wiley Mayne
(R)
William J. Scherle
(R)
91st
(1969–1971)
92nd
(1971–1973)
93rd
(1973–1975)
Edward Mezvinsky
(D)
Neal Smith
(D)
William J. Scherle
(R)
94th
(1975–1977)
Michael T. Blouin
(D)
Charles E. Grassley
(R)
Tom Harkin
(D)
Berkley Bedell
(D)
95th
(1977–1979)
Jim Leach
(R)
96th
(1979–1981)
Tom Tauke
(R)
97th
(1981–1983)
T. Cooper Evans
(R)
98th
(1983–1985)
99th
(1985–1987)
Jim Ross Lightfoot
(R)
100th
(1987–1989)
David R. Nagle
(D)
Fred Grandy
(R)
101st
(1989–1991)
102nd
(1991–1993)
Jim Nussle
(R)
103rd
(1993–1995)
Jim Ross Lightfoot
(R)
Fred Grandy
(R)
104th
(1995–1997)
Greg Ganske
(R)
Tom Latham
(R)
105th
(1997–1999)
Leonard L. Boswell
(D)
106th
(1999–2001)
107th
(2001–2003)
108th
(2003–2005)
Jim Nussle
(R)
Jim Leach
(R)
Tom Latham
(R)
Steve King
(R)
109th
(2005–2007)
110th
(2007–2009)
Bruce Braley
(D)
David Loebsack
(D)
111th
(2009–2011)
112th
(2011–2013)
113th
(2013–2015)
Tom Latham
(R)
Steve King
(R)
114th
(2015–2017)
Rod Blum
(R)
David Young
(R)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th
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
Grassley
Senator Chuck Grassley
(R)
Ernst
Senator Joni Ernst
(R)

Senate delegation timeline (1847 – Present)[edit]

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

Class 2 Senators Congress Class 3 Senators
George W. Jones (D) 30th (1847–1849) Augustus C. Dodge (D)
31st (1849–1851)
32nd (1851–1853)
33rd (1853–1855)
34th (1855–1857) James Harlan (R)
35th (1857–1859)
James W. Grimes (R) 36th (1859–1861)
37th (1861–1863)
38th (1863–1865)
39th (1865–1867)
Samuel J. Kirkwood (R)
40th (1867–1869) James Harlan (R)
41st (1869–1871)
James B. Howell (R)
George G. Wright (R) 42nd (1871–1873)
43rd (1873–1875) William B. Allison (R)
44th (1875–1877)
Samuel J. Kirkwood (R) 45th (1877–1879)
46th (1879–1881)
47th (1881–1883)
James W. McDill (R)
James F. Wilson (R) 48th (1883–1885)
49th (1885–1887)
50th (1887–1889)
51st (1889–1891)
52nd (1891–1893)
53rd (1893–1895)
John H. Gear (R) 54th (1895–1897)
55th (1897–1899)
56th (1899–1901)
Jonathan P. Dolliver (R)
57th (1901–1903)
58th (1903–1905)
59th (1905–1907)
60th (1907–1909)
Albert B. Cummins (R)
61st (1909–1911)
Lafayette Young (R)
62nd (1911–1913)
William S. Kenyon (R)
63rd (1913–1915)
64th (1915–1917)
65th (1917–1919)
66th (1919–1921)
67th (1921–1923)
Charles A. Rawson (R)
Smith W. Brookhart (R)
68th (1923–1925)
69th (1925–1927)
Daniel F. Steck (D) David W. Stewart (R)
70th (1927–1929) Smith W. Brookhart (R)
71st (1929–1931)
L. J. Dickinson (R) 72nd (1931–1933)
73rd (1933–1935) Richard Louis Murphy (D)
74th (1935–1937)
Guy M. Gillette (D)
Clyde L. Herring (D) 75th (1937–1939)
76th (1939–1941)
77th (1941–1943)
George A. Wilson (R) 78th (1943–1945)
79th (1945–1947) Bourke B. Hickenlooper (R)
80th (1947–1949)
Guy M. Gillette (D) 81st (1949–1951)
82nd (1951–1953)
83rd (1953–1955)
Thomas E. Martin (R) 84th (1955–1957)
85th (1957–1959)
86th (1959–1961)
Jack R. Miller (R) 87th (1961–1963)
88th (1963–1965)
89th (1965–1967)
90th (1967–1969)
91st (1969–1971) Harold E. Hughes (D)
92nd (1971–1973)
Richard C. Clark (D) 93rd (1973–1975)
94th (1975–1977) John C. Culver (D)
95th (1977–1979)
Roger W. Jepsen (R) 96th (1979–1981)
97th (1981–1983) Charles Grassley (R)
98th (1983–1985)
Tom Harkin (D) 99th (1985–1987)
100th (1987–1989)
101st (1989–1991)
102nd (1991–1993)
103rd (1993–1995)
104th (1995–1997)
105th (1997–1999)
106th (1999–2001)
107th (2001–2003)
108th (2003–2005)
109th (2005–2007)
110th (2007–2009)
111th (2009–2011)
112th (2011–2013)
113th (2013–2015)
Joni Ernst (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 Iowa[edit]

Living former U.S. Senators from Iowa[edit]

As of April 2015, there are four former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Iowa who are currently living at this time, one from Class 1 and three from Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Dick Clark 1973–1979 2 (1928-09-14) September 14, 1928 (age 87)
John Culver 1975–1981 3 (1932-08-08) August 8, 1932 (age 83)
Roger Jepsen 1979–1985 2 (1928-12-23) December 23, 1928 (age 87)
Tom Harkin 1985–2015 2 (1939-11-19) November 19, 1939 (age 76)

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2014.