List of African-American United States Representatives

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Joseph Rainey (left) and Shirley Chisholm (right) are, respectively, the first African American and the first African-American woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives.

The United States House of Representatives has had 153 elected African-American members, of whom 147 have been representatives from U.S. states and 6 have been delegates from U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. [1] The House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral United States Congress, which is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States.

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the term African American includes all individuals who identify with one or more nationalities or ethnic groups originating in any of the black racial groups of Africa. [2] The term is generally used for Americans with at least partial ancestry in any of the original peoples of sub-Saharan Africa. During the founding of the federal government, African Americans were consigned to a status of second-class citizenship or enslaved. [3] No African American served in federal elective office before the ratification in 1870 of the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Fifteenth Amendment prohibits the federal and state governments from denying any citizen the right to vote because of that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Joseph Rainey was the first African-American representative to be seated in the U.S. House. He served South Carolina's 1st congressional district beginning in 1870 during the Reconstruction era following the American Civil War. The first African-American woman to serve as a representative was Shirley Chisholm from New York's 12th congressional district in 1969 during the Civil Rights Movement.

Many African-American members of the House of Representatives serve majority-minority districts. [4] Some of these congressional districts are gerrymandered, limiting serious challenges to their re-election, and limiting their abilities to represent a larger, more diverse constituency. [4] The Voting Rights Act of 1965 includes restrictions on the ability of States to diminish minority representation during redistricting. In the elections of 2016 and 2018 an increasing number of non-majority minority districts have elected racial minority Representatives.

Overall, 30 of the 50 U.S. states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, have elected an African American to represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives, with Washington being the most recent to elect their first (in 2020); out of these, 21 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, have elected an African-American woman to represent them in the U.S. House. Illinois's 1st congressional district has the longest continuous streak of electing African-American representatives, a tendency which has occurred since 1929 to the present. There currently are 56 African-American representatives and two African-American delegates in the United States House of Representatives, representing 27 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Most are members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Members whose service began between 1870 and 1882

(Note: Representatives are organized first in chronological order according to their first term in office, then second in alphabetical order according to their surname.)

Political Party

   Republican

Representative Congressional District Took officeLeft office Party Congress Former slave?Ref.Note
Joseph Rainey - Brady-Handy.jpg
Joseph Rainey
(1832–1887)
South Carolina's 1st December 12, 1870March 3, 1879 Republican 41st
(1869–1871)
Yes [5] [note 1]
THRU
45th
(1877–1879)
Jefferson F. Long - Brady-Handy.jpg
Jefferson F. Long
(1836–1901)
Georgia's 4th January 16, 1871March 3, 1871 Republican 41st
(1869–1871)
Yes [6] [note 2]
Robert C. DeLarge - Brady-Handy.jpg
Robert C. De Large
(1842–1874)
South Carolina's 2nd March 4, 1871January 24, 1873 Republican 42nd
(1871–1873)
No [7] [note 3]
Robert B. Elliott.jpg
Robert B. Elliott
(1842–1884)
South Carolina's 3rd March 4, 1871November 1, 1874 Republican 42nd
(1871–1873)
No [9] [note 4]
43rd
(1873–1875)
Benjamin S. Turner - Brady-Handy.jpg
Benjamin S. Turner
(1825–1894)
Alabama's 1st March 4, 1871March 3, 1873 Republican 42nd
(1871–1873)
Yes [10] [note 5]
Walls josiah.jpg
Josiah T. Walls
(1842–1905)
Florida's at-large March 4, 1871January 29, 1873 Republican 42nd
(1871–1873)
Yes [11] [note 6]
March 4, 1873March 3, 1875 43rd
(1873–1875)
Florida's 2nd March 4, 1875April 19, 1876 44th
(1875–1877)
Richard Harvey Cain.jpg
Richard H. Cain
(1825–1887)
South Carolina's at-large March 4, 1873March 3, 1875 Republican 43rd
(1873–1875)
No [14] [note 7]
South Carolina's 2nd March 4, 1877March 3, 1879 45th
(1877–1879)
John R. Lynch.jpg
John R. Lynch
(1847–1939)
Mississippi's 6th March 4, 1873March 3, 1877 Republican 43rd
(1873–1875)
Yes [15] [note 8]
44th
(1875–1877)
April 29, 1882March 3, 1883 47th
(1881–1883)
Alonzo J. Ransier - Brady-Handy.jpg
Alonzo J. Ransier
(1834–1882)
South Carolina's 2nd March 3, 1873March 3, 1875 Republican 43rd
(1873–1875)
No [17] [note 9]
James Rapier.jpg
James T. Rapier
(1837–1883)
Alabama's 2nd March 4, 1873March 3, 1875 Republican 43rd
(1873–1875)
No [18] [note 10]
Jeremiah Haralson - Brady-Handy.jpg
Jeremiah Haralson
(1846–1916)
Alabama's 1st March 4, 1875March 3, 1877 Republican 44th
(1875–1877)
Yes [19] [note 11]
Rep. John Adams Hyman.jpg
John Adams Hyman
(1840–1891)
North Carolina's 2nd March 4, 1875March 3, 1877 Republican 44th
(1875–1877)
Yes [20] [note 12]
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Charles E. Nash
(1844–1913)
Louisiana's 6th March 4, 1875March 3, 1877 Republican 44th
(1875–1877)
No [21] [note 13]
Robert Smalls - Brady-Handy.jpg
Robert Smalls
(1839–1915)
South Carolina's 5th March 4, 1875March 3, 1879 Republican 44th
(1875–1877)
Yes [22] [note 14]
45th
(1877–1879)
July 19, 1882March 3, 1883 47th
(1881–1883)
South Carolina's 7th March 18, 1884March 3, 1887 48th
(1883–1885)
49th
(1885–1887)

Members whose service began between 1883 and 1897

(Note: Representatives are organized first in chronological order according to their first term in office, then second in alphabetical order according to their surname.)

Political Party

   Republican

Representative Congressional District Took officeLeft office Party Congress Former slave?Ref.Note
James E. O'Hara.jpg
James E. O'Hara
(1844–1905)
North Carolina's 2nd March 4, 1883March 3, 1887 Republican 48th
(1883–1885)
No [24] [note 15]
49th
(1885–1887)
Henry Plummer Cheatham.jpg
Henry P. Cheatham
(1857–1935)
North Carolina's 2nd March 4, 1889March 3, 1893 Republican 51st
(1889–1891)
Yes [25] [note 16]
52nd
(1891–1893)
John M. Langston.jpg
John Mercer Langston
(1829–1897)
Virginia's 4th September 23, 1890March 3, 1891 Republican 51st
(1889–1891)
No [26] [note 17]
Thomas Ezekiel Miller.jpg
Thomas E. Miller
(1849–1938)
South Carolina's 7th September 24, 1890March 3, 1891 Republican 51st
(1889–1891)
No [28] [note 18]
George Washington Murray.jpg
George W. Murray
(1853–1926)
South Carolina's 7th March 4, 1893March 3, 1895 Republican 53rd
(1893–1895)
Yes [30] [note 19]
South Carolina's 1st June 4, 1896March 3, 1897 54th
(1895–1897)
George Henry White.jpg
George Henry White
(1852–1918)
North Carolina's 2nd March 4, 1897March 3, 1901 Republican 55th
(1897–1899)
Yes [32] [note 20]
56th
(1899–1901)

Members whose service began between 1929 and 1962

(Note: Representatives are organized first in chronological order according to their first term in office, then second in alphabetical order according to their surname.)

Political Parties

   Democratic    Republican

Representative Congressional District Took officeLeft office Party Congress Ref.Note
Oscar Stanton De Priest.jpg
Oscar Stanton De Priest
(1871–1951)
Illinois's 1st March 4, 1929January 3, 1935 Republican 71st
(1929–1931)
[33] [note 21]
72nd
(1931–1933)
73rd
(1933–1935)
Arthur W. Mitchell.jpg
Arthur W. Mitchell
(1883–1968)
Illinois's 1st January 3, 1935January 3, 1943 Democratic 74th
(1935–1937)
[34] [note 22]
THRU
77th
(1941–1943)
William L. Dawson.jpg
William L. Dawson
(1886–1970)
Illinois's 1st January 3, 1943November 9, 1970 Democratic 78th
(1943–1945)
[35] [note 23]
THRU
91st
(1969–1971)
Adam Clayon Powell Jr.jpg
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
(1908–1972)
New York's 22nd January 3, 1945January 3, 1953 Democratic 79th
(1945–1947)
[36] [note 24]
THRU
82nd
(1951–1953)
New York's 16th January 3, 1953January 3, 1963 83rd
(1953–1955)
THRU
87th
(1961–1963)
New York's 18th January 3, 1963February 28, 1967 88th
(1963–1965)
89th
(1965–1967)
90th
(1967–1969)
April 11, 1967January 3, 1971
91st
(1969–1971)
Charles C. Diggs.jpg
Charles Diggs
(1922–1998)
Michigan's 13th January 3, 1955June 3, 1980 Democratic 84th
(1955–1957)
[37] [note 25]
THRU
96th
(1979–1981)
Robert Nix, Sr..jpg
Robert N. C. Nix Sr.
(1898–1987)
Pennsylvania's 4th June 4, 1958January 3, 1963 Democratic 85th
(1957–1959)
[38] [note 26]
THRU
87th
(1961–1963)
Pennsylvania's 2nd January 3, 1963January 3, 1979 88th
(1963–1965)
THRU
95th
(1977–1979)

Members whose service began between 1963 and 1972

(Note: Representatives are organized first in chronological order according to their first term in office, then second in alphabetical order according to their surname.)

Political Parties

   Democratic

Representative Congressional District Took officeLeft office Party Congress Ref.Note
Augustus Freeman Hawkins.jpg
Augustus F. Hawkins
(1907–2007)
California's 21st January 3, 1963January 3, 1975 Democratic 88th
(1963–1965)
[39] [note 27]
THRU
93rd
(1973–1975)
California's 29th January 3, 1975January 3, 1991 94th
(1975–1977)
THRU
101st
(1989–1991)
John conyers.jpg
John Conyers
(1929–2019)
Michigan's 1st January 3, 1965January 3, 1993 Democratic 89th
(1965–1967)
[40] [note 28]
THRU
102nd
(1991–1993)
Michigan's 14th January 3, 1993January 3, 2013 103rd
(1993–1995)
THRU
112th
(2011–2013)
Michigan's 13th January 3, 2013December 5, 2017 113th
(2013–2015)
THRU
115th
(2017–2019)
Shirley Chisholm.jpg
Shirley Chisholm
(1924–2005)
New York's 12th January 3, 1969January 3, 1983 Democratic 91st
(1969–1971)
[41] [note 29]
THRU
97th
(1981–1983)
BillClaySr.jpg
Bill Clay
(born 1931)
Missouri's 1st January 3, 1969January 3, 2001 Democratic 91st
(1969–1971)
[42] [note 30]
THRU
106th
(1999–2001)
Louis Stokes.jpg
Louis Stokes
(1925–2015)
Ohio's 21st January 3, 1969January 3, 1993 Democratic 91st
(1969–1971)
[43] [note 31]
THRU
102nd
(1991–1993)
Ohio's 11th January 3, 1993January 3, 1999 103rd
(1993–1995)
THRU
105th
(1997–1999)
George Washington Collins.jpg
George W. Collins
(1925–1972)
Illinois's 6th November 3, 1970December 8, 1972 Democratic 91st
(1969–1971)
[44] [note 32]
92nd
(1971–1973)
Ron Dellums.jpg
Ron Dellums
(1935–2018)
California's 7th January 3, 1971January 3, 1975 Democratic 92nd
(1971–1973)
[45] [note 33]
93rd
(1973–1975)
California's 8th January 3, 1975January 3, 1993 94th
(1975–1977)
THRU
102nd
(1991–1993)
California's 9th January 3, 1993February 6, 1998 103rd
(1993–1995)
THRU
105th
(1997–1999)
RalphHMetcalfe1977.jpg
Ralph Metcalfe
(1910–1978)
Illinois's 1st January 3, 1971October 10, 1978 Democratic 92nd
(1971–1973)
[46] [note 34]
THRU
95th
(1977–1979)
Parren Mitchell.jpg
Parren Mitchell
(1922–2007)
Maryland's 7th January 3, 1971January 3, 1987 Democratic 92nd
(1971–1973)
[47] [note 35]
THRU
99th
(1985–1987)
Charles B Rangel Portrait.jpg
Charles Rangel
(born 1930)
New York's 18th January 3, 1971January 3, 1973 Democratic 92nd
(1971–1973)
[48] [note 36]
New York's 19th January 3, 1973January 3, 1983 93rd
(1973–1975)
THRU
97th
(1981–1983)
New York's 16th January 3, 1983January 3, 1993 98th
(1983–1985)
THRU
102nd
(1991–1993)
New York's 15th January 3, 1993January 3, 2013 103rd
(1993–1995)
THRU
112th
(2011–2013)
New York's 13th January 3, 2013January 3, 2017 113th
(2013–2015)
114th
(2015–2017)

Members whose service began between 1973 and 1982

(Note: Representatives are organized first in chronological order according to their first term in office, then second in alphabetical order according to their surname.)

Political Parties

   Democratic

Representative Congressional District Took officeLeft office Party Congress Ref.Note
Yvonne burke.jpg
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
(born 1932)
California's 37th January 3, 1973January 3, 1975 Democratic 93rd
(1973–1975)
[49] [note 37]
California's 28th January 3, 1975January 3, 1979 94th
(1975–1977)
95th
(1977–1979)
Rep. Barbara Jordan - Restoration.jpg
Barbara Jordan
(1936–1996)
Texas's 18th January 3, 1973January 3, 1979 Democratic 93rd
(1973–1975)
[50] [note 38]
94th
(1975–1977)
95th
(1977–1979)
Andrew Jackson Young.jpg
Andrew Young
(born 1932)
Georgia's 5th January 3, 1973January 29, 1977 Democratic 93rd
(1973–1975)
[51] [note 39]
94th
(1975–1977)
95th
(1977–1979)
Cardiss Collins - Restoration.jpg
Cardiss Collins
(1931–2013)
Illinois's 7th June 5, 1973January 3, 1997 Democratic 93rd
(1973–1975)
[52] [note 40]
THRU
104th
(1995–1997)
Harold Ford, Sr.jpg
Harold Ford Sr.
(born 1945)
Tennessee's 8th January 3, 1975January 3, 1983 Democratic 94th
(1975–1977)
[53] [note 41]
THRU
97th
(1981–1983)
Tennessee's 9th January 3, 1983January 3, 1997 98th
(1983–1985)
THRU
104th
(1995–1997)
Julian Carey Dixon.jpg
Julian Dixon
(1934–2000)
California's 28th January 3, 1979January 3, 1993 Democratic 96th
(1979–1981)
[54] [note 42]
THRU
102nd
(1991–1993)
California's 32nd January 3, 1993December 8, 2000 103rd
(1993–1995)
THRU
106th
(1999–2001)
William Herbert Gray.jpg
William H. Gray III
(1941–2013)
Pennsylvania's 2nd January 3, 1979September 11, 1991 Democratic 96th
(1979–1981)
[55] [note 43]
THRU
102nd
(1991–1993)
George Thomas 'Mickey' Leland.jpg
Mickey Leland
(1944–1989)
Texas's 18th January 3, 1979August 7, 1989 Democratic 96th
(1979–1981)
[56] [note 44]
THRU
101st
(1989–1991)
Bennett Stewart.jpg
Bennett Stewart
(1912–1988)
Illinois's 1st January 3, 1979January 3, 1981 Democratic 96th
(1979–1981)
[57] [note 45]
George W. Crockett.jpg
George Crockett Jr.
(1909–1997)
Michigan's 13th November 4, 1980January 3, 1991 Democratic 96th
(1979–1981)
[58] [note 46]
THRU
101st
(1989–1991)
Mervyn M. Dymally Assembly.jpg
Mervyn Dymally
(1926–2012)
California's 31st January 3, 1981January 3, 1993 Democratic 97th
(1981–1983)
[59] [note 47]
THRU
102nd
(1991–1993)
Rep. Gus Savage.jpg
Gus Savage
(1925–2015)
Illinois's 2nd January 3, 1981January 3, 1993 Democratic 97th
(1981–1983)
[60] [note 48]
THRU
102nd
(1991–1993)
Washington h.jpg
Harold Washington
(1922–1987)
Illinois's 1st January 3, 1981April 30, 1983 Democratic 97th
(1981–1983)
[61] [note 49]
98th
(1983–1985)
Katie Beatrice Hall.jpg
Katie Hall
(1938–2012)
Indiana's 1st November 2, 1982January 3, 1985 Democratic 97th
(1981–1983)
[62] [note 50]
98th
(1983–1985)

Members whose service began between 1983 and 1992

(Note: Representatives are organized first in chronological order according to their first term in office, then second in alphabetical order according to their surname.)

Political Parties

   Democratic    Republican

Representative Congressional District Took officeLeft office Party Congress Ref.Note
Major Owens.jpg
Major Owens
(1936–2013)
New York's 12th January 3, 1983January 3, 1993 Democratic 98th
(1983–1985)
[63] [note 51]
THRU
102nd
(1991–1993)
New York's 11th January 3, 1993January 3, 2007 103rd
(1993–1995)
THRU
109th
(2005–2007)
Edolphus Towns Portrait.jpg
Edolphus Towns
(born 1934)
New York's 11th January 3, 1983January 3, 1993 Democratic 98th
(1983–1985)
[64] [note 52]
THRU
102nd
(1991–1993)
New York's 10th January 3, 1993January 3, 2013 103rd
(1993–1995)
THRU
112th
(2011–2013)
Rep. Alan Wheat.jpg
Alan Wheat
(born 1951)
Missouri's 5th January 3, 1983January 3, 1995 Democratic 98th
(1983–1985)
[65] [note 53]
THRU
103rd
(1993–1995)
Rep. Charles Hayes.jpg
Charles Hayes
(1918–1997)
Illinois's 1st August 23, 1983January 3, 1993 Democratic 98th
(1983–1985)
[66] [note 54]
THRU
102nd
(1991–1993)
Alton Waldon.jpg
Alton Waldon
(born 1936)
New York's 6th June 10, 1986January 3, 1987 Democratic 99th
(1985–1987)
[67] [note 55]
Mike Espy.jpg
Mike Espy
(born 1953)
Mississippi's 2nd January 3, 1987January 22, 1993 Democratic 100th
(1987–1989)
[68] [note 56]
THRU
103rd
(1993–1995)
Floyd Flake.jpg
Floyd Flake
(born 1945)
New York's 6th January 3, 1987November 17, 1997 Democratic 100th
(1987–1989)
[69] [note 57]
THRU
105th
(1997–1999)
John lewis official biopic.jpg
John Lewis
(1940–2020)
Georgia's 5th January 3, 1987July 17, 2020 Democratic 100th
(1987–1989)
[70] [note 58]
THRU
116th
(2019–2021)
Kweisi Mfume.jpg
Kweisi Mfume
(born 1948)
Maryland's 7th January 3, 1987February 15, 1996 Democratic 100th
(1987–1989)
[71] [note 59]
[note 60]
THRU
104th
(1995–1997)
May 5, 2020Incumbent 116th
(2019–2021)
117th
(2021–2023)
Donald M Payne Official.jpg
Donald M. Payne
(1934–2012)
New Jersey's 10th January 3, 1989March 6, 2012 Democratic 101st
(1989–1991)
[72] [note 61]
THRU
112th
(2011–2013)
Craig Washington 102nd Congress 1991.jpg
Craig Washington
(born 1941)
Texas's 18th December 9, 1989January 3, 1995 Democratic 101st
(1989–1991)
[73] [note 62]
102nd
(1991–1993)
103rd
(1993–1995)
Barbara Rose Collins.jpg
Barbara-Rose Collins
(born 1939)
Michigan's 13th January 3, 1991January 3, 1993 Democratic 102nd
(1991–1993)
[74] [note 63]
Michigan's 15th January 3, 1993January 3, 1997 103rd
(1993–1995)
104th
(1995–1997)
Gary A. Franks.jpg
Gary Franks
(born 1953)
Connecticut's 5th January 3, 1991January 3, 1997 Republican 102nd
(1991–1993)
[75] [note 64]
103rd
(1993–1995)
104th
(1995–1997)
William Jefferson, official photo.jpg
William J. Jefferson
(born 1947)
Louisiana's 2nd January 3, 1991January 3, 2009 Democratic 102nd
(1991–1993)
[76] [note 65]
THRU
110th
(2007–2009)
Maxine Waters Official.jpg
Maxine Waters
(born 1938)
California's 29th January 3, 1991January 3, 1993 Democratic 102nd
(1991–1993)
[77] [note 66]
California's 35th January 3, 1993January 3, 2013 103rd
(1993–1995)
THRU
112th
(2011–2013)
California's 43rd January 3, 2013Incumbent 113th
(2013–2015)
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Lucien Blackwell.jpg
Lucien Blackwell
(1931–2003)
Pennsylvania's 2nd November 5, 1991January 3, 1995 Democratic 102nd
(1991–1993)
[78] [note 67]
103rd
(1993–1995)
Clayton-nc1.jpg
Eva Clayton
(born 1934)
North Carolina's 1st November 3, 1992January 3, 2003 Democratic 102nd
(1991–1993)
[79] [note 68]
THRU
107th
(2001–2003)

Members whose service began between 1993 and 2002

(Note: Representatives are organized first in chronological order according to their first term in office, then second in alphabetical order according to their surname.)

Political Parties

   Democratic    Republican

Representative Congressional District Took officeLeft office Party Congress Ref.Note
Sanford Bishop.jpg
Sanford Bishop
(born 1947)
Georgia's 2nd January 3, 1993Incumbent Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[80]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Corrinebrown.jpeg
Corrine Brown
(born 1946)
Florida's 3rd January 3, 1993January 3, 2013 Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[81] [note 69]
THRU
112th
(2011–2013)
Florida's 5th January 3, 2013January 3, 2017 113th
(2013–2015)
114th
(2015–2017)
Jim Clyburn official portrait 116th Congress.jpg
Jim Clyburn
(born 1940)
South Carolina's 6th January 3, 1993Incumbent Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[82] [note 70]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Cleo Fields.jpg
Cleo Fields
(born 1962)
Louisiana's 4th January 3, 1993January 3, 1997 Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[83] [note 71]
104th
(1995–1997)
Alcee Hastings Portrait c111-112th Congress.jpg
Alcee Hastings
(born 1936)
Florida's 23rd January 3, 1993January 3, 2013 Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[84]
THRU
112th
(2011–2013)
Florida's 20th January 3, 2013Incumbent 113th
(2013–2015)
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Earl Hilliard.jpg
Earl Hilliard
(born 1942)
Alabama's 7th January 3, 1993January 3, 2003 Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[85] [note 72]
THRU
107th
(2001–2003)
Eddie Bernice Johnson, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpg Eddie Bernice Johnson
(born 1935)
Texas's 30th January 3, 1993Incumbent Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[86] [note 73]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Cynthia McKinney.jpg
Cynthia McKinney
(born 1955)
Georgia's 11th January 3, 1993January 3, 1997 Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[87] [note 74]
104th
(1995–1997)
Georgia's 4th January 3, 1997January 3, 2003 105th
(1997–1999)
THRU
107th
(2001–2003)
January 3, 2005January 3, 2007 109th
(2005–2007)
Carrie P. Meek.jpg
Carrie Meek
(born 1926)
Florida's 17th January 3, 1993January 3, 2003 Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[88] [note 75]
THRU
107th
(2001–2003)
Mel Reynolds.jpg
Mel Reynolds
(born 1952)
Illinois's 2nd January 3, 1993October 1, 1995 Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[89] [note 76]
104th
(1995–1997)
Bobby Rush official portrait (cropped).jpg
Bobby Rush
(born 1946)
Illinois's 1st January 3, 1993Incumbent Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[90]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
BobbyScott.jpg
Bobby Scott
(born 1947)
Virginia's 3rd January 3, 1993Incumbent Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[91]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Walter R. Tucker.jpg
Walter R. Tucker III
(born 1957)
California's 37th January 3, 1993December 15, 1995 Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[92] [note 77]
104th
(1995–1997)
Melvinwatt.jpg Mel Watt
(born 1945)
North Carolina's 12th January 3, 1993January 6, 2014 Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[93] [note 78]
THRU
113th
(2013–2015)
Albert Wynn.jpg
Albert Wynn
(born 1951)
Maryland's 4th January 3, 1993May 31, 2008 Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[94] [note 79]
THRU
110th
(2007–2009)
Bennie Thompson official photo.jpg
Bennie Thompson
(born 1948)
Mississippi's 2nd April 13, 1993Incumbent Democratic 103rd
(1993–1995)
[95] [note 80]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Chaka Fattah official headshot.jpg
Chaka Fattah
(born 1956)
Pennsylvania's 2nd January 3, 1995June 23, 2016 Democratic 104th
(1995–1997)
[96] [note 81]
THRU
114th
(2015–2017)
SheilaJackson.JPG Sheila Jackson Lee
(born 1950)
Texas's 18th January 3, 1995Incumbent Democratic 104th
(1995–1997)
[97]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Watts.JPG
J. C. Watts
(born 1957)
Oklahoma's 4th January 3, 1995January 3, 2003 Republican 104th
(1995–1997)
[98] [note 82]
THRU
107th
(2001–2003)
Jesse Jackson, Jr., official photo portrait.jpg
Jesse Jackson Jr.
(born 1965)
Illinois's 2nd December 12, 1995November 21, 2012 Democratic 104th
(1995–1997)
[99] [note 83]
THRU
112th
(2011–2013)
Juanita Millender-McDonald.jpg
Juanita Millender-McDonald
(1938–2007)
California's 37th March 26, 1996April 22, 2007 Democratic 104th
(1995–1997)
[100] [note 84]
THRU
110th
(2007–2009)
Elijah Cummings official photo.jpg
Elijah Cummings
(1951–2019)
Maryland's 7th April 16, 1996October 17, 2019 Democratic 104th
(1995–1997)
[101] [note 85]
THRU
116th
(2019–2021)
Carson julia.jpg
Julia Carson
(1938–2007)
Indiana's 10th January 3, 1997January 3, 2003 Democratic 105th
(1997–1999)
[102] [note 86]
THRU
107th
(2001–2003)
Indiana's 7th January 3, 2003December 15, 2007 108th
(2003–2005)
THRU
110th
(2007–2009)
DannyKDavis113th.jpg
Danny K. Davis
(born 1941)
Illinois's 7th January 3, 1997Incumbent Democratic 105th
(1997–1999)
[103]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Harold Ford, Congressional photo portrait.jpg
Harold Ford Jr.
(born 1970)
Tennessee's 9th January 3, 1997January 3, 2007 Democratic 105th
(1997–1999)
[104] [note 87]
THRU
109th
(2005–2007)
Carolyn Cheeks Kirkpatrick, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
(born 1945)
Michigan's 15th January 3, 1997January 3, 2003 Democratic 105th
(1997–1999)
[105] [note 88]
THRU
107th
(2001–2003)
Michigan's 13th January 3, 2003January 3, 2011 108th
(2003–2005)
THRU
111th
(2009–2011)
Gregory Meeks, Official Photo.jpg
Gregory Meeks
(born 1953)
New York's 6th February 3, 1998January 3, 2013 Democratic 105th
(1997–1999)
[106] [note 89]
THRU
112th
(2011–2013)
New York's 5th January 3, 2013Incumbent 113th
(2013–2015)
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Barbara Lee official portrait.jpg
Barbara Lee
(born 1946)
California's 9th April 7, 1998January 3, 2013 Democratic 105th
(1997–1999)
[107] [note 90]
THRU
112th
(2011–2013)
California's 13th January 3, 2013Incumbent 113th
(2013–2015)
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Stephanie Tubbs Jones official headshot.jpg
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
(1949–2008)
Ohio's 11th January 3, 1999August 20, 2008 Democratic 106th
(1999–2001)
[108] [note 91]
THRU
110th
(2007–2009)
Lacy Clay official photo.jpg
Lacy Clay
(born 1956)
Missouri's 1st January 3, 2001January 3, 2021 Democratic 107th
(2001–2003)
[109] [note 92]
THRU
116th
(2019–2021)
Diane Watson Congressional portrait 2007.jpg
Diane Watson
(born 1933)
California's 32nd June 5, 2001January 3, 2003 Democratic 107th
(2001–2003)
[110] [note 93]
California's 33rd January 3, 2003January 3, 2011 108th
(2003–2005)
THRU
111th
(2009–2011)

Members whose service began between 2003 and 2012

(Note: Representatives are organized first in chronological order according to their first term in office, then second in alphabetical order according to their surname.)

Political Parties

   Democratic    Republican

Representative Congressional District Took officeLeft office Party Congress Ref.Note
Frank Ballance.jpg
Frank Ballance
(1942–2019)
North Carolina's 1st January 3, 2003June 11, 2004 Democratic 108th
(2003–2005)
[111] [note 94]
Artur Davis, official photo portrait, color.jpg
Artur Davis
(born 1967)
Alabama's 7th January 3, 2003January 3, 2011 Democratic 108th
(2003–2005)
[112] [note 95]
THRU
111th
(2009–2011)
Majette-denise.jpg
Denise Majette
(born 1955)
Georgia's 4th January 3, 2003January 3, 2005 Democratic 108th
(2003–2005)
[113] [note 96]
Kendrick Meek official portrait.jpg
Kendrick Meek
(born 1966)
Florida's 17th January 3, 2003January 3, 2011 Democratic 108th
(2003–2005)
[114] [note 97]
THRU
111th
(2009–2011)
David Scott congressional portrait.jpg
David Scott
(born 1945)
Georgia's 13th January 3, 2003Incumbent Democratic 108th
(2003–2005)
[115]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
G.K. Butterfield, Official portrait, 114th Congress.jpg
G. K. Butterfield
(born 1947)
North Carolina's 1st July 20, 2004Incumbent Democratic 108th
(2003–2005)
[116] [note 98]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Emanuel Cleaver official photo (cropped).jpg
Emanuel Cleaver
(born 1944)
Missouri's 5th January 3, 2005Incumbent Democratic 109th
(2005–2007)
[117] [note 99]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Al Green Official.jpg
Al Green
(born 1947)
Texas's 9th January 3, 2005Incumbent Democratic 109th
(2005–2007)
[118]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Gwen Moore official photo.jpg
Gwen Moore
(born 1951)
Wisconsin's 4th January 3, 2005Incumbent Democratic 109th
(2005–2007)
[119] [note 100]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Yvette Clarke official photo.jpg
Yvette Clarke
(born 1964)
New York's 11th January 3, 2007January 3, 2013 Democratic 110th
(2007–2009)
[120]
THRU
112th
(2011–2013)
New York's 9th January 3, 2013Incumbent 113th
(2013–2015)
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Rep.K.Ellison.jpg
Keith Ellison
(born 1963)
Minnesota's 5th January 3, 2007January 3, 2019 Democratic 110th
(2007–2009)
[121] [note 101]
THRU
115th
(2017–2019)
Hank Johnson official photo.jpg
Hank Johnson
(born 1954)
Georgia's 4th January 3, 2007Incumbent Democratic 110th
(2007–2009)
[122]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Laura Richardson Official portrait.jpg
Laura Richardson
(born 1962)
California's 37th August 21, 2007January 3, 2013 Democratic 110th
(2007–2009)
[123] [note 102]
111th
(2009–2011)
112th
(2011–2013)
Andre Carson 2009.jpg
André Carson
(born 1974)
Indiana's 7th March 11, 2008Incumbent Democratic 110th
(2007–2009)
[124] [note 103]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
The hon donna edwards.jpg
Donna Edwards
(born 1958)
Maryland's 4th June 17, 2008January 3, 2017 Democratic 110th
(2007–2009)
[125] [note 104]
THRU
114th
(2015–2017)
Marcia Fudge official photo.jpg
Marcia Fudge
(born 1952)
Ohio's 11th November 18, 2008Incumbent Democratic 110th
(2007–2009)
[126] [note 105]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Karen-Bass-2012.jpg
Karen Bass
(born 1953)
California's 33rd January 3, 2011January 3, 2013 Democratic 112th
(2011–2013)
[127]
California's 37th January 3, 2013Incumbent 113th
(2013–2015)
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Hansen Clarke, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Hansen Clarke
(born 1957)
Michigan's 13th January 3, 2011January 3, 2013 Democratic 112th
(2011–2013)
[128] [note 106]
Cedric Richmond official photo.jpg
Cedric Richmond
(born 1973)
Louisiana's 2nd January 3, 2011January 15, 2021 Democratic 112th
(2011–2013)
[129] [note 107]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Tim Scott (politician).jpeg
Tim Scott
(born 1965)
South Carolina's 1st January 3, 2011January 2, 2013 Republican 112th
(2011–2013)
[130] [note 108]
Terri Sewell official photo.jpg
Terri Sewell
(born 1965)
Alabama's 7th January 3, 2011Incumbent Democratic 112th
(2011–2013)
[131] [note 109]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Allen West, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Allen West
(born 1961)
Florida's 22nd January 3, 2011January 3, 2013 Republican 112th
(2011–2013)
[132] [note 110]
Frederica Wilson official House portrait.jpg
Frederica Wilson
(born 1942)
Florida's 17th January 3, 2011January 3, 2013 Democratic 112th
(2011–2013)
[133]
Florida's 24th January 3, 2013Incumbent 113th
(2013–2015)
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Donald Payne Jr Official Portrait 113th Congress.png
Donald Payne Jr.
(born 1958)
New Jersey's 10th November 6, 2012Incumbent Democratic 112th
(2011–2013)
[134] [note 111]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)

Members whose service began between 2013 and 2022

(Note: Representatives are organized first in chronological order according to their first term in office, then second in alphabetical order according to their surname.)

Political Parties

   Democratic    Republican

Representative Congressional District Took officeLeft office Party Congress Ref.Note
Joyce Beatty congressional portrait 114th Congress.jpg
Joyce Beatty
(born 1950)
Ohio's 3rd January 3, 2013Incumbent Democratic 113th
(2013–2015)
[135]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Steven Horsford, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Steven Horsford
(born 1973)
Nevada's 4th January 3, 2013January 3, 2015 Democratic 113th
(2013–2015)
[136] [note 112]
January 3, 2019Incumbent 116th
(2019–2021)

117th
(2021–2023)

Hakeem Jeffries official portrait.jpg
Hakeem Jeffries
(born 1970)
New York's 8th January 3, 2013Incumbent Democratic 113th
(2013–2015)
[137]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Marc Veasey official photo.jpg
Marc Veasey
(born 1971)
Texas's 33rd January 3, 2013Incumbent Democratic 113th
(2013–2015)
[138]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Robin Kelly official photo.jpg
Robin Kelly
(born 1956)
Illinois's 2nd April 9, 2013Incumbent Democratic 113th
(2013–2015)
[139] [note 113]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Alma Adams official portrait.jpg
Alma Adams
(born 1946)
North Carolina's 12th November 12, 2014Incumbent Democratic 113th
(2013–2015)
[140] [note 114]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Bonnie Watson Coleman official portrait.jpg
Bonnie Watson Coleman
(born 1945)
New Jersey's 12th January 3, 2015Incumbent Democratic 114th
(2015–2017)
[141]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Will Hurd Texas.jpg
Will Hurd
(born 1977)
Texas's 23rd January 3, 2015January 3, 2021 Republican 114th
(2015–2017)
[142] [note 115]
115th
(2017–2019)
116th
(2019–2021)
Brenda Lawrence official portrait (cropped).jpg
Brenda Lawrence
(born 1954)
Michigan's 14th January 3, 2015Incumbent Democratic 114th
(2015–2017)
[143]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Mia Love Congressional Photo.jpg
Mia Love
(born 1975)
Utah's 4th January 3, 2015January 3, 2019 Republican 114th
(2015–2017)
[144] [note 116]
115th
(2017–2019)
Dwight Evans official portrait.jpg
Dwight Evans
(born 1954)
Pennsylvania's 2nd November 8, 2016Incumbent Democratic 114th
(2015–2017)
[145] [note 117]
THRU
117th
(2021–2023)
Anthony G. Brown official photo (cropped).jpg
Anthony G. Brown
(born 1961)
Maryland's 4th January 3, 2017Incumbent Democratic 115th
(2017–2019)
[146]
116th
(2019–2021)
117th
(2021–2023)
US Rep Val Demings.jpg
Val Demings
(born 1957)
Florida's 10th January 3, 2017Incumbent Democratic 115th
(2017–2019)
[147]
116th
(2019–2021)
117th
(2021–2023)
Al Lawson 115th Congress photo.jpg
Al Lawson
(born 1948)
Florida's 5th January 3, 2017Incumbent Democratic 115th
(2017–2019)
[148]
116th
(2019–2021)
117th
(2021–2023)
Donald McEachin 115th congress photo.jpg
Donald McEachin
(born 1961)
Virginia's 4th January 3, 2017Incumbent Democratic 115th
(2017–2019)
[149]
116th
(2019–2021)
117th
(2021–2023)
Lisa Blunt Rochester official photo.jpg
Lisa Blunt Rochester
(born 1962)
Delaware's at-large January 3, 2017Incumbent Democratic 115th
(2017–2019)
[150] [note 118]
116th
(2019–2021)
117th
(2021–2023)
Brendajones.jpg
Brenda Jones
(born 1959)
Michigan's 13th November 29, 2018January 3, 2019 Democratic 115th
(2017–2019)
[152] [note 119]
Colin Allred, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Colin Allred
(born 1983)
Texas's 32nd January 3, 2019Incumbent Democratic 116th
(2019–2021)

117th
(2021–2023)

[153]
Antonio Delgado, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Antonio Delgado
(born 1977)
New York's 19th January 3, 2019Incumbent Democratic 116th
(2019–2021)

117th
(2021–2023)

[154]
Jahana Hayes, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Jahana Hayes
(born 1973)
Connecticut's 5th January 3, 2019Incumbent Democratic 116th
(2019–2021)

117th
(2021–2023)

[155] [note 120]
Lucy McBath, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Lucy McBath
(born 1960)
Georgia's 6th January 3, 2019Incumbent Democratic 116th
(2019–2021)

117th
(2021–2023)

[156]
Joe Neguse, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Joe Neguse
(born 1984)
Colorado's 2nd January 3, 2019Incumbent Democratic 116th
(2019–2021)

117th
(2021–2023)

[157] [158] [note 121]
Ilhan Omar, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Ilhan Omar
(born 1981)
Minnesota's 5th January 3, 2019Incumbent Democratic 116th
(2019–2021)

117th
(2021–2023)

[159] [note 122]
Ayanna Pressley Portrait.jpg
Ayanna Pressley
(born 1974)
Massachusetts's 7th January 3, 2019Incumbent Democratic 116th
(2019–2021)

117th
(2021–2023)

[160] [note 123]
Lauren Underwood official portrait.jpg
Lauren Underwood
(born 1986)
Illinois's 14th January 3, 2019Incumbent Democratic 116th
(2019–2021)

117th
(2021–2023)

[161]
Rep. Kwanza Hall official photo 117th Congress.jpg
Kwanza Hall
(born 1971)
Georgia's 5th December 3, 2020January 3, 2021 Democratic 116th
(2019–2021)
[162] [note 124]