List of Mormon members of the United States Congress

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This is a list of Mormons, or members The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) who are serving, or have served, in the United States Congress .

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Since Utah's statehood in 189 many members of LDS Church have been elected to the United States Congress. A majority have been from Utah (the only state with an LDS Church majority), and most of the rest from other states in the American West.

As of 2020, there are ten LDS Church members serving in Congress; four in the Senate and six in the House of Representatives. Eight are members of the Republican Party and two are members of the Democratic Party.

Senate

SenatorPartyStateTerm startTerm endRef.Notes
Frank Jenne Cannon.jpg Frank J. Cannon
(1859–1933)
Republican Utah January 22, 1896March 4, 1899 [1] [note 1]
Reed Smoot, bw photo portrait, Bain News Service.jpg Reed Smoot
(1862–1941)
Republican Utah March 4, 1903March 4, 1933 [1] [note 2]
Sen. Wm. H. King, Utah LCCN2016845501 (cropped).jpg William H. King
(1863–1949)
Democratic Utah March 4, 1917January 3, 1941 [1]
Elbert Thomas.jpg Elbert D. Thomas
(1883–1953)
Democratic Utah March 4, 1933January 3, 1951 [1]
BerkeleyBunker.jpg Berkeley L. Bunker
(1906–1999)
Democratic Nevada November 27, 1940December 2, 1942 [1]
Orrice Abram, Jr. Murdock.jpg Abe Murdock
(1893–1979)
Democratic Utah January 3, 1941January 3, 1947 [1]
Arthur Vivian Watkins.jpg Arthur V. Watkins
(1886–1973)
Republican Utah January 3, 1947January 3, 1959 [1]
Wallace Bennett.jpg Wallace F. Bennett
(1898–1993)
Republican Utah January 3, 1951December 20, 1974 [1]
Howard Cannon.jpg Howard Cannon
(1912–2002)
Democratic Nevada January 3, 1959January 3, 1983 [1]
Frank Moss.jpg Frank Moss
(1911–2003)
Democratic Utah January 3, 1959January 3, 1977 [1]
Jake Garn.jpg Jake Garn
(born 1932)
Republican Utah December 21, 1974January 3, 1993 [1]
Orrin Hatch official photo.jpg Orrin Hatch
(born 1934)
Republican Utah January 3, 1977January 3, 2019 [1]
Hawkins, Paula.jpg Paula Hawkins
(1927–2009)
Republican Florida January 1, 1981January 3, 1987 [1] [note 3]
Harry Reid official portrait 2009 (cropped).jpg Harry Reid
(born 1939)
Democratic Nevada January 3, 1987January 3, 2017 [1] [note 4]
Robert Foster Bennett, US Senator.jpg Bob Bennett
(1933–2016)
Republican Utah January 3, 1993January 3, 2011 [1]
Gordon Smith official portrait.jpg Gordon H. Smith
(born 1952)
Republican Oregon January 3, 1997January 3, 2009 [1]
Mike Crapo Official Photo 110th Congress.jpg Mike Crapo
(born 1951)
Republican Idaho January 3, 1999Incumbent [1]
Tom Udall official Senate portrait.jpg Tom Udall
(born 1948)
Democratic New Mexico January 3, 2009January 3, 2021 [1]
Mike Lee, official portrait.jpg Mike Lee
(born 1971)
Republican Utah January 3, 2011Incumbent [2]
Dean Heller, Official Senate Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Dean Heller
(born 1960)
Republican Nevada May 9, 2011January 3, 2019 [3]
Jeff Flake, official portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Jeff Flake
(born 1962)
Republican Arizona January 3, 2013January 3, 2019 [4]
Mitt Romney official US Senate portrait.jpg Mitt Romney
(born 1947)
Republican Utah January 3, 2019Incumbent [5]

In addition, Senator Larry Pressler of South Dakota became a Latter-day Saint after his service in Congress. [6] Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona grew up in the Church, but left after graduating from Brigham Young University. [7]

House of Representatives

RepresentativePartyStateTerm startTerm endRef.Notes
Sen. Wm. H. King, Utah LCCN2016845501 (cropped).jpg William H. King
(1863–1949)
Democratic Utah March 4, 1897March 3, 1899 [1]
April 2, 1900March 3, 1901
JosephHowell (cropped).jpg Joseph Howell
(1857–1918)
Republican Utah March 4, 1903March 3, 1917 [1]
MiltonHWelling (cropped).jpg Milton H. Welling
(1876–1947)
Democratic Utah March 4, 1917March 3, 1921 [1]
DonBColton.jpg Don B. Colton
(1876–1952)
Republican Utah March 4, 1921March 3, 1933 [1]
Orrice Abram, Jr. Murdock.jpg Abe Murdock
(1893–1979)
Democratic Utah March 4, 1933January 3, 1941 [1]
J. Will Robinson (Utah Congressman).jpg J. W. Robinson
(1878–1964)
Democratic Utah March 4, 1933January 3, 1947 [1]
WalterKGranger.jpg Walter K. Granger
(1888–1978)
Democratic Utah January 3, 1941January 3, 1953 [1]
BerkeleyBunker.jpg Berkeley L. Bunker
(1906–1999)
Democratic Nevada January 5, 1945January 5, 1947 [1]
William A. Dawson.jpg William A. Dawson
(1903–1981)
Republican Utah January 3, 1947January 3, 1949 [1]
January 3, 1953January 3, 1959
Hamer H. Budge.jpg Hamer H. Budge
(1910–2003)
Republican Idaho January 3, 1951January 3, 1961 [1]
MOSS, John Emerson (cropped).jpg John E. Moss
(1915–1997)
Democratic California January 3, 1953December 31, 1978 [1]
Douglas R. Stringfellow, 83rd Congress.jpg Douglas R. Stringfellow
(1922–1966)
Republican Utah January 3, 1953January 3, 1955 [1]
HAldousDixon.jpg Henry A. Dixon
(1890–1967)
Republican Utah January 3, 1955January 3, 1961 [1]
Stewart L Udall - 1960s.jpg Stewart Udall
(1920–2010)
Democratic Arizona January 3, 1955January 18, 1961 [1]
David Sjodahl King circa 1950.jpg David S. King
(1917–2009)
Democratic Utah January 3, 1959January 3, 1963 [1]
January 3, 1965January 3, 1967
Ralph R. Harding.jpg Ralph R. Harding
(1929–2006)
Democratic Idaho January 3, 1961January 3, 1965 [1]
M. Blaine Peterson.png M. Blaine Peterson
(1906–1985)
Democratic Utah January 3, 1961January 3, 1963 [1]
Morris King Udall (cropped).jpg Mo Udall
(1922–1998)
Democratic Arizona May 2, 1961May 4, 1991 [1]
LaurenceJBurton.jpg Laurence J. Burton
(1926–2002)
Republican Utah January 3, 1963January 3, 1971 [1]
Richard T Hanna.png Richard T. Hanna
(1914–2001)
Democratic California January 3, 1963December 31, 1974 [1]
ShermanPLloyd.jpg Sherman P. Lloyd
(1914–1979)
Republican Utah January 3, 1963January 3, 1965 [1]
January 3, 1967January 3, 1973
CLAWSON, Delwin Morgan.jpg Del M. Clawson
(1914–1992)
Republican California June 11, 1963December 31, 1978 [1]
Kenneth W. Dyal.jpg Kenneth W. Dyal
(1910–1978)
Democratic California January 3, 1965January 3, 1967 [1]
George V. Hansen.jpg George V. Hansen
(1930–2014)
Republican Idaho January 3, 1965January 3, 1969 [1]
January 3, 1975January 3, 1985
Orval H. Hansen.jpg Orval H. Hansen
(1910–2003)
Republican Idaho January 3, 1969January 3, 1975 [1]
K. Gunn McKay.jpg K. Gunn McKay
(1925–2000)
Democratic Utah January 3, 1971January 3, 1981 [1]
Wayne Owens 100th Congress 1987.jpg Wayne Owens
(1937–2002)
Democratic Utah January 3, 1973January 3, 1975 [1]
January 3, 1987January 3, 1993
Clair Burgener.jpg Clair Burgener
(1921–2006)
Republican California January 3, 1973January 3, 1983 [1]
Allan Howe.jpg Allan Turner Howe
(1927–2000)
Democratic Utah January 3, 1975January 3, 1977 [1]
CecilHeftel.jpg Cecil Heftel
(1924–2010)
Democratic Hawaii January 3, 1977July 11, 1986 [1]
MARRIOTT, David Daniel.jpg David Daniel Marriott
(born 1939)
Republican Utah January 3, 1977January 3, 1985 [1]
Norman D. Shumway.jpg Norman D. Shumway
(born 1934)
Republican California January 3, 1979January 3, 1991 [1]
Jameshansen.jpg James V. Hansen
(1932–2018)
Republican Utah January 3, 1981January 3, 2003 [1]
Howard C. Nielson.jpg Howard C. Nielson
(1924–2020)
Republican Utah January 3, 1983January 3, 1991 [1]
PACKARD, Ronald C.jpg Ron Packard
(born 1931)
Republican California January 3, 1983January 3, 2001 [1]
Rep Harry Reid.jpg Harry Reid
(born 1939)
Democratic Nevada January 3, 1983January 3, 1987 [1]
David Smith Monson.jpg David Smith Monson
(born 1945)
Republican Utah January 3, 1985January 3, 1987 [1]
Richard H. Stallings.jpg Richard H. Stallings
(born 1940)
Democratic Idaho January 3, 1985January 3, 1993 [1]
Wally Herger.jpg Wally Herger
(born 1945)
Republican California January 3, 1987January 3, 2013 [1]
John Doolittle.jpg John Doolittle
(born 1950)
Republican California January 3, 1991January 3, 2009 [1]
ORTON, William.jpg Bill Orton
(1948–2009)
Democratic Utah January 3, 1991January 3, 1997 [1]
Richard Swett.jpg Dick Swett
(born 1957)
Democratic New Hampshire January 3, 1991January 3, 1995 [1] [note 5]
Mike Crapo Official Photo 110th Congress.jpg Mike Crapo
(born 1951)
Republican Idaho January 3, 1993January 3, 1999 [1]
ErnestIstook.jpg Ernest Istook
(born 1950)
Republican Oklahoma January 3, 1993January 3, 2007 [1]
Buck McKeon 2011.jpeg Buck McKeon
(born 1938)
Republican California January 3, 1993January 3, 2015 [1]
Enid G. Mickelsen.jpg Enid Greene Waldholtz
(born 1958)
Republican Utah January 3, 1995January 3, 1997 [1]
Matt Salmon, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Matt Salmon
(born 1958)
Republican Arizona January 3, 1995January 3, 2001 [1]
January 3, 2013January 3, 2017
Chris Cannon, official 110th Congress photo.jpg Chris Cannon
(born 1950)
Republican Utah January 3, 1997January 3, 2009 [1]
Merrillcook.jpg Merrill Cook
(born 1946)
Republican Utah January 3, 1997January 3, 2001 [1]
Mike Simpson official portrait.jpg Mike Simpson
(born 1950)
Republican Idaho January 3, 1999Incumbent [1]
Tom Udall official Senate portrait.jpg Tom Udall
(born 1948)
Democratic New Mexico January 3, 1999January 3, 2009 [1]
Jeff Flake, official portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Jeff Flake
(born 1962)
Republican Arizona January 3, 2001January 3, 2013 [4]
Mathesonbio.jpg Jim Matheson
(born 1960)
Democratic Utah January 3, 2001January 3, 2015 [8]
Rob Bishop Official (Utah politician).jpg Rob Bishop
(born 1951)
Republican Utah January 3, 2003January 3, 2021 [9]
Dean Heller, Official Senate Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Dean Heller
(born 1960)
Republican Nevada January 3, 2007May 9, 2011 [3]
Jason Chaffetz, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Jason Chaffetz
(born 1967)
Republican Utah January 3, 2009June 30, 2017 [10]
Raul Labrador 115th.jpg Raúl Labrador
(born 1967)
Republican Idaho January 3, 2011January 3, 2019 [11] [note 6]
Chris Stewart official photo.jpg Chris Stewart
(born 1960)
Republican Utah January 3, 2013Incumbent [9]
Curt Clawson.jpg Curt Clawson
(born 1959)
Republican Florida June 24, 2014January 3, 2017 [12]
2015-01-08 OfficialPhoto RepCresentHardy NV04.jpg Cresent Hardy
(born 1957)
Republican Nevada January 3, 2015January 3, 2017 [13]
Mia Love Congressional Photo.jpg Mia Love
(born 1975)
Republican Utah January 3, 2015January 3, 2019 [9] [note 7]
Andy Biggs official portrait.jpg Andy Biggs
(born 1958)
Republican Arizona January 3, 2017Incumbent [9]
John Curtis portrait 115th Congress (cropped1).jpg John Curtis
(born 1960)
Republican Utah November 13, 2017Incumbent [9]
Ben McAdams, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Ben McAdams
(born 1974)
Democratic Utah January 3, 2019January 3, 2021 [9]
Blake Moore 117th U.S Congress.jpg Blake Moore
(born 1980)
Republican Utah January 3, 2021Incumbent [14]
Burgess Owens 117th U.S Congress.jpg Burgess Owens
(born 1951)
Republican Utah January 3, 2021Incumbent [15]

Former Representatives Jim Gibbons of Nevada and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona grew up in the Church, but left as adults. [1] [7] In addition, B. H. Roberts was elected to the House from Utah in 1898, but was not seated because of his practice of polygamy. [16]

Territorial delegates

DelegatePartyTerritoryTerm startTerm endRef.Notes
John Milton Bernhisel.jpg John M. Bernhisel
(1799–1881)
Independent Utah Territory March 4, 1851March 3, 1859 [1]
William Henry Hooper.jpg William H. Hooper
(1813–1882)
Democratic Utah Territory March 4, 1859March 3, 1861 [1]
George Q. Cannon - Brady-Handy.jpg George Q. Cannon
(1827–1901)
Republican Utah Territory March 4, 1873February 25, 1882 [1] [note 8]
John Thomas Caine.jpg John T. Caine
(1829–1911)
Democratic Utah Territory November 7, 1882March 3, 1893 [1]
Frank Jenne Cannon.jpg Frank J. Cannon
(1859–1933)
Republican Utah Territory March 4, 1895January 4, 1896 [1]
Congressman Eni Faleomavaega.jpg Eni Faleomavaega
(1943–2017)
Democratic American Samoa January 3, 1989January 3, 2015 [1]

See also

Notes

  1. Later excommunicated from the Church.
  2. Also served on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
  3. First Mormon woman to serve in Congress. First Mormon elected to the Senate (and Congress) from east of the Mississippi River.
  4. First Mormon convert to serve in the Senate.
  5. First Mormon elected to the House from a state east of the Mississippi River.
  6. First Hispanic Mormon to serve in Congress.
  7. First black Mormon to serve in Congress.
  8. Also served on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and as First Counselor in the First Presidency.

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