United States congressional delegations from Louisiana

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These are tables of Congressional delegations from Louisiana to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives.

Louisiana’s current delegation (as of January 2, 2014)

United States Senate[edit]

Class 2 Congress Class 3
Jean Noel Destréhan (D-R) 12th (1811–1813) Allan B. Magruder (D-R)
Thomas Posey (D-R)
James Brown (D-R)
13th (1813–1815) Eligius Fromentin (D-R)
14th (1815–1817)
William C. C. Claiborne (D-R) 15th (1817–1819)
Henry Johnson (D-R)
16th (1819–1821) James Brown (D-R)
17th (1821–1823)
18th (1823–1825)
Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny
(Adams-Clay Rep.)
Josiah S. Johnston
(Adams, Anti-Jackson)
19th (1825–1827)
20th (1827–1829)
Edward Livingston (J) 21st (1829–1831)
22nd (1831–1833)
George A. Waggaman
(Anti-J)
23rd (1833–1835)
Alexander Porter
(Anti-J)
Robert C. Nicholas (J) 24th (1835–1837)
Alexander Mouton (J)
25th (1837–1839)
26th (1839–1841)
Alexander Barrow (W) 27th (1841–1843)
Charles M. Conrad (W)
28th (1843–1845) Henry Johnson (W)
29th (1845–1847)
Pierre Soulé (D)
Solomon W. Downs (D) 30th (1847–1849)
31st (1849–1851) Pierre Soulé (D)
32nd (1851–1853)
Judah P. Benjamin (W) 33rd (1853–1855)
John Slidell (D)
34th (1855–1857)
35th (1857–1859)
36th (1859–1861)
American Civil War 37th (1861–1863) American Civil War
38th (1863–1865)
39th (1865–1867)
John S. Harris (R) 40th (1867–1869) William P. Kellogg (R)
41st (1869–1871)
J. Rodman West (R) 42nd (1871–1873)
43rd (1873–1875) Vacant
44th (1875–1877)
James B. Eustis (D)
William P. Kellogg (R) 45th (1877–1879)
46th (1879–1881) Benjamin F. Jonas (D)
47th (1881–1883)
Randall L. Gibson (D) 48th (1883–1885)
49th (1885–1887) James B. Eustis (D)
50th (1887–1889)
51st (1889–1891)
52nd (1891–1893) Edward Douglass White (D)
Donelson Caffery (D)
53rd (1893–1895)
Newton C. Blanchard (D)
54th (1895–1897)
55th (1897–1899) Samuel D. McEnery (D)
56th (1899–1901)
Murphy J. Foster (D) 57th (1901–1903)
58th (1903–1905)
59th (1905–1907)
60th (1907–1909)
61st (1909–1911)
John R. Thornton (D)
62nd (1911–1913)
Joseph E. Ransdell (D) 63rd (1913–1915)
64th (1915–1917) Robert F. Broussard (D)
65th (1917–1919)
Walter Guion (D)
Edward J. Gay (D)
66th (1919–1921)
67th (1921–1923) Edwin S. Broussard (D)
68th (1923–1925)
69th (1925–1927)
70th (1927–1929)
71st (1929–1931)
Huey Long (D) 72nd (1931–1933)
73rd (1933–1935) John H. Overton (D)
74th (1935–1937)
Rose McConnell Long (D)
Allen J. Ellender (D) 75th (1937–1939)
76th (1939–1941)
77th (1941–1943)
78th (1943–1945)
79th (1945–1947)
80th (1947–1949)
William C. Feazel (D)
Russell B. Long (D)
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)
Elaine S. Edwards (D)
Bennett Johnston, Jr. (D)
93rd (1973–1975)
94th (1975–1977)
95th (1977–1979)
96th (1979–1981)
97th (1981–1983)
98th (1983–1985)
99th (1985–1987)
100th (1987–1989) John Breaux (D)
101st (1989–1991)
102nd (1991–1993)
103rd (1993–1995)
104th (1995–1997)
Mary Landrieu (D) 105th (1997–1999)
106th (1999–2001)
107th (2001–2003)
108th (2003–2005)
109th (2005–2007) David Vitter (R)
110th (2007–2009)
111th (2009–2011)
112th (2011–2013)
113th (2013–2015)
Bill Cassidy (R) 114th (2015–2017)
Class 2 Congress Class 3

United States House of Representatives[edit]

1806 - 1811: 1 non-voting delegate[edit]

The first non-voting delegate took his seat on December 1, 1806.

Congress Delegate at-large
9th (1805–1807) Daniel Clark
10th (1807–1809)
11th (1809–1811) Julien de Lallande Poydras

1812 - 1823: 1 seat[edit]

Statehood was achieved and a representative elected on April 30, 1812.

Congress At-large seat
12th (1811–1813) Thomas B. Robertson (D-R)
13th (1813–1815)
14th (1815–1817)
15th (1817–1819)
Thomas Butler (D-R)
16th (1819–1821)
17th (1821–1823) Josiah S. Johnston (Adams-Clay D-R)

1823 - 1843: 3 seats[edit]

Two more seats were apportioned following the 1820 census.

Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd
18th (1823–1825) Edward Livingston (J) Henry Hosford Gurley (Anti-J) William Leigh Brent (Adams-Clay D-R)
19th (1825–1827)
20th (1827–1829)
21st (1829–1831) Edward Douglass White Sr. (W) Walter Hampden Overton (J)
22nd (1831–1833) Philemon Thomas (J) Henry Adams Bullard (Anti-J)
23rd (1833–1835)
Henry Johnson (W) Rice Garland (Anti-J)
24th (1835–1837) Eleazer Wheelock Ripley (J)
25th (1837–1839) Rice Garland (W)
26th (1839–1841) Edward Douglass White Sr. (W) Thomas Withers Chinn (W)
John Moore (W)
27th (1841–1843) John Bennett Dawson (D)

1843 - 1863: 4 seats[edit]

A fourth seat was added following the 1840 census.

Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
28th (1843–1845) John Slidell (D) Alcée Louis la Branche (D) John Bennett Dawson (D) PEJB Bossier (D)
Isaac Edward Morse (D)
29th (1845–1847) Bannon Goforth Thibodeaux (D) John Henry Harmanson (D)
Emile La Sére (D)
30th (1847–1849)
31st (1849–1851) Charles Magill Conrad (W)
Henry Adams Bullard (W) Alexander Gordon Penn (D)
32nd (1851–1853) Louis St. Martin (D) Joseph Aristide Landry (W) John Moore (W)
33rd (1853–1855) William Dunbar (D) Theodore Gaillard Hunt (D) John Perkins Jr. (D) Roland Jones (D)
34th (1855–1857) George Eustis Jr. (K-N) Miles Taylor (D) Thomas Green Davidson (D) John Milton Sandidge (D)
35th (1857–1859)
36th (1859–1861) J. E. Bouligny (K-N) J. M. Landrum (D)
37th (1861–1863) Benjamin Flanders (U) Michael Hahn (U) American Civil War

1863 - 1873: 5 seats[edit]

A fifth seat was added following the 1860 census. However, the Civil War prevented them from being seated until July 18, 1868.

Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
38th
(1863–1865)
American Civil War
39th
(1865–1867)
40th
(1867–1869)
 
  Jacob Hale Sypher
(R)
James Mann[1]
(D)
Joseph Parkinson Newsham
(R)
Michel Vidal
(R)
William Jasper Blackburn
(R)
41st
(1869–1871)
  Vacant Lionel Allen Sheldon
(R)
Chester Bidwell Darrall
(R)
Vacant Frank Morey
(R)
  Jacob Hale Sypher
(R)
Joseph Parkinson Newsham
(R)
42nd
(1871–1873)
  James McCleery
(R)
  Alexander Boarman
(Liberal R)

1873 - 1903: 6 seats[edit]

A sixth seat was added following the 1870 census. From 1873 to 1875, that extra seat was elected at-large state-wide. Starting in 1875, however, the state was redistricted into six districts.

Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th At-large seat
43rd (1873–1875)   Jacob Hale Sypher (R) Lionel Allen Sheldon (R) Chester Bidwell Darrall (R) Vacant Frank Morey (R) George Augustus Sheridan (Liberal R)
  Effingham Lawrence[2] (D) George Luke Smith (R)
District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
44th (1875–1877)   Randall Lee Gibson (D) Ezekiel John Ellis (D) Chester Bidwell Darrall (R) William Mallory Levy (D) Frank Morey (R) Charles Edmund Nash (R)
  William Brainerd Spencer (D)
45th (1877–1879)   Joseph Barton Elam (D) John E. Leonard (R) Edward White Robertson (D)
  Joseph Hayes Acklen (D) J. Smith Young (D)
46th (1879–1881) J. Floyd King (D)
47th (1881–1883) Chester Bidwell Darrall (R) Newton Crain Blanchard (D)
48th (1883–1885) Carleton Hunt (D) William Pitt Kellogg (R) Edward Taylor Lewis (D)
49th (1885–1887)   Louis St. Martin (D) Michael Hahn (R) Edward James Gay (D) Alfred Briggs Irion (D)
  Nathaniel Dick Wallace
50th (1887–1889)   Theodore Stark Wilkinson (D) Matthew Diamond Lagan (D) Cherubusco Newton (D) Edward White Robertson (D)
  Samuel Matthews Robertson (D)
51st (1889–1891)   Hamilton D. Coleman (R) Charles Jahleal Boatner (D)
  Andrew Price (D)
52nd (1891–1893) Adolph Meyer (D) Matthew Diamond Lagan (D)
53rd (1893–1895) Robert Charles Davey (D) Henry Warren Ogden (D)
54th (1895–1897) Charles Francis Buck (D)
55th (1897–1899) Robert Charles Davey (D) Robert Foligny Broussard (D) Samuel Thomas Baird (D)
56th (1899–1901) Phanor Breazeale (D) Joseph Eugene Ransdell (D)
57th (1901–1903)

1903 - 1913: 7 seats[edit]

A seventh seat was added following the 1900 census.

Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
58th (1903–1905) Adolph Meyer (D) Robert Charles Davey (D) Robert Foligny Broussard (D) Phanor Breazeale (D) Joseph Eugene Ransdell (D) Samuel Matthews Robertson (D) Arsène Paulin Pujó (D)
59th (1905–1907) John Thomas Watkins (D)
60th (1907–1909) George Kent Favrot (D)
Albert Estopinal (D) Samuel Louis Gilmore (D)
61st (1909–1911) Robert Charles Wickliffe (D)
Henry Garland Dupré (D)
62nd (1911–1913)
Lewis Lovering Morgan (D)

1913 - 1993: 8 seats[edit]

After the 1910 census, Louisiana's delegation reached its largest size, eight seats, which it held for 80 years.

Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
63rd (1913–1915) Albert Estopinal (D) Henry Garland Dupré (D) Robert Foligny Broussard (D) John Thomas Watkins (D) James Walter Elder (D) Lewis Lovering Morgan (D) Ladislas Lazaro (D) James Benjamin Aswell (D)
64th (1915–1917) Whitmell P. Martin (Prog) Riley Joseph Wilson (D)
65th (1917–1919) Jared Y. Sanders, Sr. (D)
66th (1919–1921) James O'Connor (D) Whitmell P. Martin (D)
67th (1921–1923) John Nicholas Sandlin (D) George Kent Favrot (D)
68th (1923–1925)
James Zacharie Spearing (D)
69th (1925–1927) Bolivar E. Kemp (D)
70th (1927–1929) René Louis DeRouen (D)
71st (1929–1931) Numa Francois Montet (D)
72nd (1931–1933) Joachim O. Fernandez (D) Paul H. Maloney (D) John H. Overton (D)
73rd (1933–1935) Cleveland Dear (D)
74th (1935–1937) Jared Y. Sanders, Jr. (D)
75th (1937–1939) Robert L. Mouton (D) Overton Brooks (D) Newt V. Mills (D) John K. Griffith (D) A. Leonard Allen (D)
76th (1939–1941)
77th (1941–1943) F. Edward Hébert (D) Hale Boggs (D) James Domengeaux (D) Jared Y. Sanders, Jr. (D) Vance Plauche (D)
78th (1943–1945) Paul H. Maloney (D) Charles E. McKenzie (D) James H. Morrison (D) Henry D. Larcade, Jr. (D)
79th (1945–1947)
80th (1947–1949) Hale Boggs (D) Otto E. Passman (D)
81st (1949–1951) Edwin E. Willis (D)
82nd (1951–1953)
83rd (1953–1955) Theo A. Thompson (D) George S. Long (D)
84th (1955–1957)
85th (1957–1959)
86th (1959–1961) Harold B. McSween (D)
87th (1961–1963)
88th (1963–1965) Joe Waggonner, Jr. (D) Gillis W. Long (D)
89th (1965–1967) Speedy O. Long (D)
90th (1967–1969) John R. Rarick (D) Edwin Edwards (D)
91st (1969–1971) Patrick T. Caffery (D)
92nd (1971–1973)
93rd (1973–1975) Lindy Boggs (D) David C. Treen (R) John B. Breaux (D) Gillis W. Long (D)
94th (1975–1977) Henson Moore (R)
95th (1977–1979) Richard A. Tonry (D) Jerry Huckaby (D)
96th (1979–1981) Bob Livingston (R) Anthony C. Leach, Jr. (D)
97th (1981–1983) Billy Tauzin (D) Buddy Roemer (D)
98th (1983–1985)
99th (1985–1987)
Catherine S. Long (D)
100th (1987–1989) Richard H. Baker (R) Jimmy Hayes (D) Clyde C. Holloway (R)
101st (1989–1991) Jim McCrery (R)
102nd (1991–1993) William J. Jefferson (D)

1993 - 2013: 7 seats[edit]

After the 1990 census, Louisiana lost one seat.

Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
103rd (1993–1995) Bob Livingston (R) William J. Jefferson (D) Billy Tauzin (D) Cleo Fields (D) Jim McCrery (R) Richard H. Baker (R) Jimmy Hayes (D)
104th (1995–1997) Billy Tauzin (R) Jimmy Hayes (R)
105th (1997–1999) Jim McCrery (R) John Cooksey (R) Christopher John (D)
106th (1999–2001) David Vitter (R)
107th (2001–2003)
108th (2003–2005) Rodney Alexander (D)
109th (2005–2007) Bobby Jindal (R) Charles Melancon (D) Rodney Alexander (R) Charles Boustany (R)
110th (2007–2009)
Steve Scalise (R) Don Cazayoux (D)
111th (2009–2011) Joseph Cao (R) John Fleming (R) Bill Cassidy (R)
112th (2011–2013) Cedric Richmond (D) Jeff Landry (R)

2013 - present: 6 seats[edit]

After the 2010 census, Louisiana lost one seat due to stagnant population growth.

Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
113th (2013–2015)   Steve Scalise (R) Cedric Richmond (D) Charles Boustany (R) John Fleming (R) Rodney Alexander (R) Bill Cassidy (R)
  Vance McAllister (R)
114th (2015–2017)   Ralph Abraham (R) Garret Graves (R)
  1. ^ Mann's term began on July 18, 1868. He died on August 26, 1868 after just 5 weeks in office. Despite a special election to replace Mann, the House decided to keep the seat officially vacant until the 41st congress. See John Willis Menard.
  2. ^ Effingham Lawrence, a Democrat, having been permitted permanently to sever Republican Jacob Hale Sypher from the office, served just one day, March 3, 1873, the last business day of the 43rd congress. In the meantime, since Effingham's contested election against incumbent Sypher in 1872, Louisiana's 1st congressional district had elected, as Effingham's replacement, a Democrat, Randall Lee Gibson, a former Confederate Civil War general and later eponym of Tulane University of Louisiana's Gibson Hall.

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana[edit]

As of April 2015, there are twenty-six former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. State of Louisiana who are currently living at this time.

Representative Term of office District Date of birth (and age)
Edwin Edwards 1965–1972 7th (1927-08-07) August 7, 1927 (age 87)
John Breaux 1972–1987 7th (1944-03-01) March 1, 1944 (age 71)
Henson Moore 1975–1987 6th (1939-10-04) October 4, 1939 (age 75)
Jerry Huckaby 1977–1993 5th (1941-07-19) July 19, 1941 (age 73)
Bob Livingston 1977–1999 1st (1943-04-30) April 30, 1943 (age 72)
Claude Leach 1979–1981 4th (1934-03-30) March 30, 1934 (age 81)
Billy Tauzin 1980–2005 3rd (1943-06-14) June 14, 1943 (age 72)
Buddy Roemer 1981–1988 4th (1943-10-04) October 4, 1943 (age 71)
Catherine S. Long 1985–1987 8th (1924-02-07) February 7, 1924 (age 91)
Richard Baker 1987–2008 6th (1948-05-22) May 22, 1948 (age 67)
Jimmy Hayes 1987–1997 8th (1946-12-21) December 21, 1946 (age 68)
Clyde C. Holloway 1987–1993 8th (1943-11-28) November 28, 1943 (age 71)
Jim McCrery 1988–2009 4th (1988–1993, 1997–2009)
5th (1993–1997)
(1949-09-18) September 18, 1949 (age 65)
William J. Jefferson 1991–2009 2nd (1947-03-14) March 14, 1947 (age 68)
Cleo Fields 1993–1997 4th (1962-11-22) November 22, 1962 (age 52)
John Cooksey 1997–2003 5th (1941-08-20) August 20, 1941 (age 73)
Chris John 1997–2005 7th (1960-01-05) January 5, 1960 (age 55)
David Vitter 1999–2005 1st (1961-05-03) May 3, 1961 (age 54)
Rodney Alexander 2003–2013 5th (1946-12-05) December 5, 1946 (age 68)
Bobby Jindal 2005–2008 1st (1971-06-10) June 10, 1971 (age 44)
Charlie Melancon 2005–2011 3rd (1947-10-03) October 3, 1947 (age 67)
Don Cazayoux 2008–2009 6th (1964-01-27) January 27, 1964 (age 51)
Joseph Cao 2009–2011 2nd (1967-03-13) March 13, 1967 (age 48)
Bill Cassidy 2009–2015 6th (1957-09-28) September 28, 1957 (age 57)
Jeff Landry 2011–2013 3rd (1970-12-23) December 23, 1970 (age 44)
Vance McAllister 2013–2015 5th (1974-01-07) January 7, 1974 (age 41)

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

As of April 2015, there are four former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Louisiana who are currently living at this time, three from Class 2 and one from Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Elaine S. Edwards 1972 2 (1929-03-08) March 8, 1929 (age 86)
J. Bennett Johnston, Jr. 1972–1997 2 (1932-06-10) June 10, 1932 (age 83)
John Breaux 1987–2005 3 (1944-03-01) March 1, 1944 (age 71)
Mary Landrieu 1997–2015 2 (1955-11-23) November 23, 1955 (age 59)

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)
Non-Partisan 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,
or None,
or Unaffiliated