Throughout the History of the United States Congress, some members were elected as either Representatives and/or as Senators from more than one U.S. state at different times in their career.
|Name||State / District||Start||End||Party|
|Jacob B. Blair||1861||1863||Unionist|
|Charles A. Towne||1895||1897||Republican|
|Robert P. Hill||1913||1915||Democratic|
Only two Senators have represented more than one state.
|William R. King||1811||1816||Democratic-Republican|
|John B. Weller||1839||1845||Democratic|
|Charles Van Wyck||1859||1863||Republican|
|J. Hamilton Lewis||1897||1899||Democratic|
|Charles A. Towne||1900||1901||Democratic|
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