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Past & Current African American Congressmen

Representative Party State Term B/D

Andre Carson
DNC IN 2008-present 1974-

Donna Edwards
DNC MD 2008-present 1958-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Laura Richardson
DNC CA 2007-present 1962-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Hank Johnson
DNC GA 2007-present 1954-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Keith Ellison
DNC MN 2007-present 1963-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Yvette D. Clarke
DNC NY 2007-present 1964-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Gwen Moore
DNC WI 2005-present 1951-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Al Green
DNC TX 2005-present 1947-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Emanuel Cleaver
DNC MO 2005-present 1944-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
G. K. Butterfield
DNC NC 2004-present 1947-

David Scott
DNC GA 2003-present 1946-

Kendrick Meek
DNC FL 2003-present 1966-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Denise Majette
DNC GA 2003-2005 1955-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Artur Davis
DNC AL 2003-present 1967-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Frank Ballance
DNC NC 2003-2004 1942-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Diane Watson
DNC CA 2001-present 1933-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
DNC MO 2001-present 1956-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
DNC OH 1999-2008 1949-2008

Barbara Lee
DNC CA 1998-present
Chairwoman
Congressional
Black
Caucus
1946-

Gregory W. Meeks
DNC NY 1998-present 1953-

Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
DNC MI 1997-present 1945-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Harold Ford, Jr.
DNC TN 1997-2007 1970-

Donna M. Christian-Christensen
DNC VI 1997-present 1945-

Danny K. Davis
DNC IL 1997-present 1941-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Julia Carson
DNC IN 1997-2007 1938-2007

Elijah E. Cummings
DNC MD 1996-present 1951-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Juanita Millender-McDonald
DNC CA 1996-2007 1938-2007

Jesse Jackson, Jr.
DNC IL 1995-present 1965-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
J. C. Watts
RNC OK 1995-2003 1957-

Sheila Jackson Lee
DNC TX 1995-present 1950-

Chaka Fattah
DNC PA 1995-present 1956-

Victor O. Frazer
IND VI 1995-1997 1943-

Bennie G. Thompson
DNC MS 1993-present
Chairman
Congressional
Homeland
Security
1948-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Albert Wynn
DNC MD 1993-2008 1951-

Melvin L. Watt

DNC NC 1993-present 1945-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Walter Tucker
DNC CA 1993-1995 1957-

Robert Scott
DNC VA 1993-present 1947-

Bobby L. Rush
DNC IL 1993-present 1946-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Mel Reynolds
DNC IL 1993-1995 1952-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Carrie P. Meek
DNC FL 1993-2003 1926-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Cynthia McKinney
DNC GA 1993-2003,
2005-2007
1955-

Eddie Bernice Johnson
DNC TX 1993-present 1935-

Earl F. Hilliard D-Alabama

DNC AL 1993-2003 1942-

Alcee L. Hastings
DNC FL 1993-present 1936-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Cleo Fields
DNC LA 1993-1997 1962-

James E. Clyburn
DNC SC 1993-present
Majority Whip
1940-

Corrine Brown
DNC FL 1993-present 1946-

Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
DNC GA 1993-present 1947-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Eva M. Clayton (74)
DNC NC 1992-2003 1934-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Lucien E. Blackwell
DNC PA 1991-1995 1931-2003

Maxine Waters (71)
DNC CA 1991-present 1938-

William J. Jefferson
DNC LA 1991-present 1947-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Gary Franks
RNC CT 1991-1997 1953-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Barbara-Rose Collins (70)
DNC MI 1991-1997 1939-

Eleanor Holmes Norton
DNC DC 1991-present 1937-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Craig Anthony Washington
DNC TX 1989-1995 1941-

Donald M. Payne
DNC NJ 1989-present 1934-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Kweisi Mfume
DNC MD 1987-1996 1948-

John Lewis
DNC GA 1987-present 1940-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Floyd H. Flake
DNC NY 1987-1998 1945-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Mike Espy
DNC MS 1987-1993 1953-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Alton R. Waldon, Jr. (77)
DNC NY 1986-1987 1936-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Charles Hayes
DNC IL 1983-1993 1918-1997
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Alan Wheat
DNC MO 1983-1995 1951-

Edolphus Towns
DNC NY 1983-present 1934-

Major R. Owens
DNC NY 1983-2007 1936-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Katie Hall (71)
DNC IN 1982-1985 1938-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Harold Washington
DNC IL 1981-1983 1922-1987
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Gus Savage (83)
DNC IL 1981-1993 1925-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Mervyn M. Dymally (82)
DNC CA 1981-1993 1926-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
George W. Crockett, Jr.
DNC MI 1980-1991 1909-1997
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Melvin H. Evans
RNC VI 1979-1981 1917-1984
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Bennett M. Stewart
DNC IL 1979-1981 1912-1988
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Mickey Leland
DNC TX 1979-1989 1944-1989
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
William H. Gray, III
DNC PA 1979-1991 1941-

Julian C. Dixon
DNC CA 1979-2000 1934-2000
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Harold Ford, Sr.
DNC TN 1975-1997 1945-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Andrew Young
DNC GA 1973-1977 1932-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Barbara Jordan
DNC TX 1973-1979 1936-1996
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Cardiss Collins (77)
DNC IL 1973-1997 1931-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (77)
DNC CA 1973-1979 1932-

Charles R. Rangel (79)
DNC NY 1971-present
Chairman
Congressional
House Way
& Means
1930-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Parren Mitchell
DNC MD 1971-1987 1922-2007
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Ralph Metcalfe
DNC IL 1971-1978 1910-1978
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Walter E. Fauntroy (76)
DNC DC 1971-1991 1933-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Ron Dellums (74)
DNC CA 1971-1998 1935-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
George W. Collins
DNC IL 1970-1972 1925-1972
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Shirley Chisholm
DNC NY 1969-1983 1924-2005
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Louis Stokes (84)
DNC OH 1969-1999 1925-

William L. Clay, Sr.
DNC MO 1969-2001 1931-

John Conyers, Jr. (84)
DNC MI 1965-present
Chairman
Congressional
Judiciary
1929-
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Augustus F. Hawkins
DNC CA 1963-1991 1907-2007
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr.
DNC PA 1958-1979 1898-1987
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Charles Diggs
DNC MI 1955-1980 1922-1998
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
DNC NY 1945-1967,
1967-1971
1908-1972
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
William L. Dawson
DNC IL 1943-1970 1886-1970
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Arthur W. Mitchell
DNC IL 1935-1943 1883-1968
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Oscar Stanton De Priest
RNC IL 1929-1935 1871-1951
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
George Henry White
RNC NC 1897-1901 1852-1918
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
George W. Murray
RNC SC 1893-1895,
1896-1897
1853-1926
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Thomas E. Miller
RNC SC 1890-1891 1849-1938
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
John Mercer Langston
RNC VA 1890-1891 1829-1897
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Henry P. Cheatham
RNC NC 1889-1893 1857-1935
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
James E. O'Hara
RNC NC 1883-1887 1844-1905
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Robert Smalls
RNC SC 1875-1879,
1882-1883,
1884-1887
1839-1915
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Charles E. Nash
RNC LA 1875-1877 1844-1913
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
John Adams Hyman
RNC NC 1875-1877 1840-1891
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Jeremiah Haralson
RNC AL 1875-1877 1846-1916
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Alonzo J. Ransier
RNC SC 1873-1875 1834-1882
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
James T. Rapier
RNC AL 1873-1875 1837-1883

John R. Lynch
RNC MS 1873-1877,
1882-1883
1847-1939
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Richard H. Cain
RNC SC 1873-1875,
1877-1879
1825-1887
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Josiah T. Walls
RNC FL 1871-1873,
1873-1875,
1875-1876
1842-1905
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Benjamin S. Turner
RNC AL 1871-1873 1825-1894
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Robert B. Elliott
RNC SC 1871-1874 1842-1884
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Robert C. De Large
RNC SC 1871-1873 1842-1874
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Jefferson F. Long
RNC GA 1870-1871 1836-1901
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
Joseph Rainey
RNC SC 1870-1879 1832-1887
By: Michael Carter, Sr. 2008-11-14-17-40-22
John Willis Menard
RNC LA 1868
The first African-American elected to the United States Congress. In 1868, Menard was elected to represent Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives. However, he was denied his seat after an election challenge by the loser.
1838-1893

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