United States congressional delegations from Arkansas

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Arkansas's congressional districts since 2013

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

Arkansas State of the United States of America

Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.

United States House of Representatives lower house of the United States Congress

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United States Senate Upper house of the United States Congress

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Contents

House of Representatives

Current Members

DistrictMember (Hometown)PartyBeginning of serviceDistrict map
1st Rick Crawford, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Rick Crawford
(Jonesboro)
Republican January 3, 2011 Arkansas US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd French Hill official photo.jpg
French Hill
(Little Rock)
Republican January 3, 2015 Arkansas US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd Steve Womack, Official Portrait, 112th Congress - Hi Res.jpg
Steve Womack
(Rogers)
Republican January 3, 2011 Arkansas US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
4th Bruce Westerman, 115th official photo.jpg
Bruce Westerman
(Hot Springs)
Republican January 3, 2015 Arkansas US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif

Delegates from Arkansas Territory

Congress Delegate
16th (1819–1821) James Woodson Bates
17th (1821–1823)
18th (1823–1825) Henry Wharton Conway
19th (1825–1827)
20th (1827–1829)
Ambrose Hundley Sevier (J)
21st (1829–1831)
22nd (1831–1833)
23rd (1833–1835)
24th (1835–1837)

Members of the House of Representatives

Congress at-large district
24th
(1835–1837)
Archibald Yell (J)
25th
(1837–1839)
Archibald Yell (D)
26th
(1839–1841)
Edward Cross (D)
27th
(1841–1843)
28th
(1843–1845)
29th
(1845–1847)
Archibald Yell (D)
Thomas Willoughby Newton (W)
30th
(1847–1849)
Robert Ward Johnson (D)
31st
(1849–1851)
32nd
(1851–1853)
District
1st district 2nd district
33rd
(1853–1855)
Alfred Burton Greenwood (D) Edward Allen Warren (D)
34th
(1855–1857)
Albert Rust (D)
35th
(1857–1859)
Edward Allen Warren (D)
36th
(1859–1861)
Thomas Carmichael Hindman (D) Albert Rust (D)
37th
(1861–1863)
Vacant during American Civil War and Reconstruction era [lower-alpha 1] [lower-alpha 2] [lower-alpha 3] 3rd district added in 1863
38th
(1863–1865)
Vacant during American Civil War and Reconstruction era [lower-alpha 1]
39th
(1865–1867)
40th
(1867–1869)
Logan H. Roots (R) James M. Hinds (R) Thomas Boles (R)
James T. Elliott (R)
41st
(1869–1871)
Anthony A. C. Rogers (D)
42nd
(1871–1873)
James M. Hanks (D) Oliver P. Snyder (R) John Edwards
(Liberal R)
Thomas Boles (R) At-large seat added in 1873
43rd
(1873–1875)
Asa Hodges (R) William W. Wilshire (R) William Joseph Hynes
(Liberal R)
Thomas M. Gunter (D)
4th district added in 1875
44th
(1875–1877)
Lucien C. Gause (D) William F. Slemons (D) William W. Wilshire (D) Thomas M. Gunter (D)
45th
(1877–1879)
Jordan E. Cravens (D)
46th
(1879–1881)
Poindexter Dunn (D)
47th
(1881–1883)
James K. Jones (D) At-large seat added in 1883
48th
(1883–1885)
John H. Rogers (D) Samuel W. Peel (D) Clifton R. Breckinridge (D)
5th District added in 1885
49th
(1885–1887)
Clifton R. Breckinridge (D)Vacant [lower-alpha 4] John H. Rogers (D) Samuel W. Peel (D)
Thomas C. McRae (D)
50th
(1887–1889)
51st
(1889–1891)
William H. Cate (D)
Lewis P. Featherstone (Labor)Vacant [lower-alpha 5]
Clifton R. Breckinridge (D)
52nd
(1891–1893)
William H. Cate (D) William L. Terry (D) 6th district added in 1893
53rd
(1893–1895)
Philip D. McCulloch, Jr. (D) Hugh A. Dinsmore (D) Robert Neill (D)
John S. Little (D)
54th
(1895–1897)
55th
(1897–1899)
Stephen Brundidge, Jr. (D)
56th
(1899–1901)
57th
(1901–1903)
Charles C. Reid (D) 7th district added in 1903
58th
(1903–1905)
Robert B. Macon (D) Stephen Brundidge, Jr. (D) Hugh A. Dinsmore (D) John S. Little (D) Charles C. Reid (D) Joseph Taylor Robinson (D) Robert M. Wallace (D)
59th
(1905–1907)
John C. Floyd (D)
60th
(1907–1909)
William B. Cravens (D)
61st
(1909–1911)
William A. Oldfield (D)
62nd
(1911–1913)
Henderson M. Jacoway (D) William S. Goodwin (D)
Samuel M. Taylor (D)
63rd
(1913–1915)
Thaddeus H. Caraway (D) Otis Wingo (D)
64th
(1915–1917)
John N. Tillman (D)
65th
(1917–1919)
66th
(1919–1921)
67th
(1921–1923)
William J. Driver (D) Tilman B. Parks (D)
Chester W. Taylor (D)
68th
(1923–1925)
Heartsill Ragon (D) Lewis E. Sawyer (D)
James B. Reed (D)
69th
(1925–1927)
70th
(1927–1929)
Pearl Peden Oldfield [lower-alpha 6] (D)
71st
(1929–1931)
Claude A. Fuller (D) David Delano Glover (D)
Effiegene Locke Wingo (D)
72nd
(1931–1933)
John E. Miller (D)
73rd
(1933–1935)
William B. Cravens (D)
David D. Terry (D)
74th
(1935–1937)
John L. McClellan (D)
75th
(1937–1939)
Wade H. Kitchens (D)
76th
(1939–1941)
Ezekiel C. Gathings (D) Wilbur D. Mills (D) Clyde T. Ellis (D) William F. Norrell (D)
William Fadjo Cravens (D)
77th
(1941–1943)
Oren Harris (D)
78th
(1943–1945)
J. William Fulbright (D) Brooks Hays (D)
79th
(1945–1947)
James William Trimble (D)
80th
(1947–1949)
81st
(1949–1951)
Boyd Tackett (D)
82nd
(1951–1953)
83rd
(1953–1955)
Oren Harris (D) 7th district eliminated in 1953
84th
(1955–1957)
85th
(1957–1959)
86th
(1959–1961)
Dale Alford (D)
87th
(1961–1963)
Catherine Dorris Norrell (D)
88th
(1963–1965)
5th district eliminated in 1963 6th district eliminated in 1963
89th
(1965–1967)
David Pryor (D)
90th
(1967–1969)
John Paul Hammerschmidt (R)
91st
(1969–1971)
William V. Alexander, Jr. (D)
92nd
(1971–1973)
93rd
(1973–1975)
Ray Thornton (D)
94th
(1975–1977)
95th
(1977–1979)
Jim Guy Tucker (D)
96th
(1979–1981)
Ed Bethune (R) Beryl F. Anthony, Jr. (D)
97th
(1981–1983)
98th
(1983–1985)
99th
(1985–1987)
Tommy F. Robinson (D)
100th
(1987–1989)
101st
(1989–1991)
Tommy F. Robinson (R)
102nd
(1991–1993)
Ray Thornton (D)
103rd
(1993–1995)
Blanche Lincoln (D) Tim Hutchinson (R) Jay W. Dickey (R)
104th
(1995–1997)
105th
(1997–1999)
Marion Berry (D) Vic Snyder (D) Asa Hutchinson (R)
106th
(1999–2001)
107th
(2001–2003)
Mike Ross (D)
John Boozman (R)
108th
(2003–2005)
109th
(2005–2007)
110th
(2007–2009)
111th
(2009–2011)
112th
(2011–2013)
Rick Crawford (R) Tim Griffin (R) Steve Womack (R)
113th
(2013–2015)
Tom Cotton (R)
114th
(2015–2017)
French Hill (R) Bruce Westerman (R)
115th
(2017–2019)
116th
(2019–2021)
Congress 1st district 2nd district 3rd district 4th district 5th district 6th district 7th district
District

United States Senate

Current delegation
John Boozman, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Senator John Boozman
(R)
Tom Cotton official Senate photo.jpg
Senator Tom Cotton
(R)
Class 2 SenatorsCongressClass 3 Senators
William Savin Fulton (J) 24th (1835–1837) Ambrose Hundley Sevier (J)
William Savin Fulton [lower-alpha 7] (D) 25th (1837–1839) Ambrose Hundley Sevier [lower-alpha 8] (D)
26th (1839–1841)
27th (1841–1843)
28th (1843–1845)
Chester Ashley [lower-alpha 7] (D)
29th (1845–1847)
30th (1847–1849)
William K. Sebastian (D) Solon Borland [lower-alpha 8]
31st (1849–1851)
32nd (1851–1853)
33rd (1853–1855)
Robert Ward Johnson (D)
34th (1855–1857)
35th (1857–1859)
36th (1859–1861)
37th (1861–1863) Charles B. Mitchel (D)
American Civil War [lower-alpha 1] American Civil War [lower-alpha 1]
38th (1863–1865)
39th (1865–1867)
40th [lower-alpha 9] (1867–1869)
Alexander McDonald (R) Benjamin F. Rice (R)
41st (1869–1871)
Powell Clayton (R) 42nd (1871–1873)
43rd (1873–1875) Stephen W. Dorsey (R)
44th (1875–1877)
Augustus H. Garland [lower-alpha 8] (D) 45th (1877–1879)
46th (1879–1881) James D. Walker (D)
47th (1881–1883)
48th (1883–1885)
49th (1885–1887) James Kimbrough Jones (D)
James Henderson Berry (D)
50th (1887–1889)
51st (1889–1891)
52nd (1891–1893)
53rd (1893–1895)
54th (1895–1897)
55th (1897–1899)
56th (1899–1901)
57th (1901–1903)
58th (1903–1905) James Paul Clarke [lower-alpha 7] (D)
59th (1905–1907)
Jeff Davis [lower-alpha 7] (D) 60th (1907–1909)
61st (1909–1911)
62nd (1911–1913)
John Netherland Heiskell [lower-alpha 10] (D)
William M. Kavanaugh (D)
Joseph Taylor Robinson [lower-alpha 7] (D) 63rd (1913–1915)
64th (1915–1917)
William F. Kirby (D)
65th (1917–1919)
66th (1919–1921)
67th (1921–1923) Thaddeus H. Caraway [lower-alpha 7] (D)
68th (1923–1925)
69th (1925–1927)
70th (1927–1929)
71st (1929–1931)
72nd (1931–1933)
Hattie Caraway (D)
73rd (1933–1935)
74th (1935–1937)
75th (1937–1939)
John E. Miller [lower-alpha 8] (D)
76th (1939–1941)
77th (1941–1943)
G. Lloyd Spencer (D)
John Little McClellan [lower-alpha 7] (D) 78th (1943–1945)
79th (1945–1947) J. William Fulbright [lower-alpha 8] (D)
80th (1947–1949)
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)
93rd (1973–1975)
94th (1975–1977) Dale Bumpers (D)
95th (1977–1979)
Kaneaster Hodges, Jr. (D)
David Pryor (D) 96th (1979–1981)
97th (1981–1983)
98th (1983–1985)
99th (1985–1987)
100th (1987–1989)
101st (1989–1991)
102nd (1991–1993)
103rd (1993–1995)
104th (1995–1997)
Tim Hutchinson (R) 105th (1997–1999)
106th (1999–2001) Blanche Lincoln (D)
107th (2001–2003)
Mark Pryor (D) 108th (2003–2005)
109th (2005–2007)
110th (2007–2009)
111th (2009–2011)
112th (2011–2013) John Boozman (R)
113th (2013–2015)
Tom Cotton (R) 114th (2015–2017)
115th (2017–2019)
116th (2019–2021)

Living former Senators

As of January 2016, there are five living former Senators from Arkansas.

SenatorTerm of officeDate of birth (and age)
Kaneaster Hodges Jr. 1977–1979August 20, 1938 (age 80)
David Pryor 1979–1997August 29, 1934 (age 84)
Tim Hutchinson 1997–2003August 11, 1949 (age 69)
Blanche Lincoln 1999–2011September 30, 1960 (age 58)
Mark Pryor 2003–2015January 10, 1963 (age 56)

Key

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 Northern (O)
Opposition Southern (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

See also

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 4 From secession until readmission to the Union, Arkansas did not participate in the U.S. Congress.
  2. 1st district incumbent Thomas Carmichael Hindman (D) was re-elected to the 37th Congress, but chose not to take his seat.
  3. Anthony A. C. Rogers was elected to the 38th Congress but was not permitted to take his seat because Arkansas had not been re-admitted to the Union.
  4. McRae was elected to fill the vacancy caused by James K. Jones, who had been elected to the next term, but resigned before this Congress.
  5. Breckinridge was initially declared elected to the 51st United States Congress and took his seat. John M. Clayton eventually won a contest before the U.S. House, but died before the contest was complete, so the House declared the seat vacant. Breckinridge was then re-elected to finish the term.
  6. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the previous representative's death before the term began.
  7. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Died
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 Resigned
  9. Augustus H. Garland presented credentials as a senator-elect to the 40th Congress but was not permitted to serve.
  10. Heiskell was appointed to the office and served until an elected successor qualified.

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