List of Jewish members of the United States Congress

This is a list of members of the United States Congress who practiced Judaism as a religion.[1] It does not include members who had Jewish ancestry but were not religiously practicing.

Senate

Picture Senator
(lifespan)
Party State Term start Term end Notes
David Levy Yulee - Brady-Handy Yulee, David LevyDavid Levy Yulee
(1810–1886)
Democratic Florida July 1, 1845 March 4, 1851 Lost renomination
March 4, 1855 January 21, 1861 Withdrew from the Senate in 1861 following the secession of Florida from the Union
Judah P Benjamin crop Benjamin, JudahJudah Benjamin
(1811–1884)
Democratic Louisiana March 4, 1853 February 4, 1861 Withdrew from the Senate in 1861 following the secession of Louisiana from the Union
Benjamin F. Jonas - Brady-Handy Jonas, BenjaminBenjamin Jonas
(1834–1911)
Democratic Louisiana March 4, 1879 March 4, 1885 Lost renomination
Joseph Simon of Oregon Simon, JosephJoseph Simon
(1851–1935)
Republican Oregon October 7, 1898 February 4, 1903 Retired
Isidor Rayner standing photograph portrait Rayner, IsidorIsidor Rayner
(1850–1912)
Democratic Maryland March 4, 1905 November 25, 1912 Died in office
Simon Guggenheim cph.3a02257 Guggenheim, SimonSimon Guggenheim
(1867–1941)
Republican Colorado March 4, 1907 March 4, 1913 Retired
Herbert Lehman Lehman, HerbertHerbert Lehman
(1878–1963)
Democratic New York November 9, 1949 January 3, 1957 Retired
Richard Lewis Neuberger Neuberger, RichardRichard Neuberger
(1912–1960)
Democratic Oregon January 3, 1955 March 9, 1960 Died in office
Jacob Javits Javits, JacobJacob Javits
(1904–1986)
Republican New York January 9, 1957 January 3, 1981 Lost renomination
Ernest Gruening (D-AK) Gruening, ErnestErnest Gruening
(1887–1974)
Democratic Alaska January 3, 1959 January 3, 1969 Lost renomination
Lost write-in reelection
Abraham ribicoff Ribicoff, AbrahamAbraham Ribicoff
(1910–1998)
Democratic Connecticut January 3, 1963 January 3, 1981 Retired
Howard Metzenbaum Metzenbaum, HowardHoward Metzenbaum
(1917–2008)
Democratic Ohio January 4, 1974 January 23, 1974 Lost nomination to finish term
December 29, 1976 January 3, 1995 Retired
Richardbernardstone Stone, DickDick Stone
(born 1928)
Democratic Florida January 1, 1975 December 31, 1980 Lost renomination
ZorinskyE(D-NE) Zorinsky, EdwardEdward Zorinsky
(1928–1987)
Democratic Nebraska December 28, 1976 March 6, 1987 Died in office
RudyBoschwitz Boschwitz, RudyRudy Boschwitz
(born 1930)
Republican Minnesota December 30, 1978 January 3, 1991 Lost reelection
Carl Levin official portrait Levin, CarlCarl Levin
(born 1934)
Democratic Michigan January 3, 1979 January 3, 2015 Retired
Warren Rudman Rudman, WarrenWarren Rudman
(1930–2012)
Republican New Hampshire December 29, 1980 January 3, 1993 Retired
Arlen Specter, official Senate photo portrait Specter, ArlenArlen Specter
(1930–2012)
Republican (1981–2009) Pennsylvania January 3, 1981 January 3, 2011 Switched to the Democratic Party and lost nomination
Democratic (2009–2011)
Frank Lautenberg, official portrait, 112th portrait Lautenberg, FrankFrank Lautenberg
(1924–2013)
Democratic New Jersey December 27, 1982 January 3, 2001 Retired
January 3, 2003 June 3, 2013 Died in office
Chic Hecht Hecht, ChicChic Hecht
(1928–2006)
Republican Nevada January 3, 1983 January 3, 1989 Lost reelection
Herbert Kohl, official photo Kohl, HerbHerb Kohl
(born 1935)
Democratic Wisconsin January 3, 1989 January 3, 2013 Retired
Joe Lieberman official portrait 2 Lieberman, JoeJoe Lieberman
(born 1942)
Democratic (1989–2006) Connecticut January 3, 1989 January 3, 2013 Lost renomination and elected on the Connecticut for Lieberman ticket in 2006
Retired
Independent Democrat (2006–2013)
Paul Wellstone, official Senate photo portrait Wellstone, PaulPaul Wellstone
(1944–2002)
Democratic Minnesota January 3, 1991 October 25, 2002 Died in office
Dianne Feinstein, official Senate photo 2 Feinstein, DianneDianne Feinstein
(born 1933)
Democratic California November 10, 1992 present
Barbara Boxer, Official Portrait, 112th Congress Boxer, BarbaraBarbara Boxer
(born 1940)
Democratic California January 3, 1993 January 3, 2017 Retired
Russ Feingold Official Portrait 3 Feingold, RussRuss Feingold
(born 1953)
Democratic Wisconsin January 3, 1993 January 3, 2011 Lost reelection
Ron Wyden official portrait crop Wyden, RonRon Wyden
(born 1949)
Democratic Oregon February 6, 1996 present
Chuck Schumer official photo (cropped) Schumer, ChuckChuck Schumer
(born 1950)
Democratic New York January 3, 1999 present
NormColemanCrop2 Coleman, NormNorm Coleman
(born 1949)
Republican Minnesota January 3, 2003 January 3, 2009 Lost reelection
Ben Cardin official Senate portrait (cropped) Cardin, BenBen Cardin
(born 1943)
Democratic Maryland January 3, 2007 present
Bernie Sanders Sanders, BernieBernie Sanders
(born 1941)
Independent Vermont January 3, 2007 present Elected as an Independent.
Began identifying alternately as an Independent or Democrat while running in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, though never officially joining that party.
Michael Bennet Official Photo Bennet, MichaelMichael Bennet
(born 1964)
Democratic Colorado January 21, 2009 present
Al Franken Official Senate Portrait Franken, AlAl Franken
(born 1951)
Democratic Minnesota July 7, 2009 January 2, 2018 Resigned
Richard Blumenthal Official Portrait Blumenthal, RichardRichard Blumenthal
(born 1946)
Democratic Connecticut January 3, 2011 present
Brian Schatz, official portrait, 113th Congress 2 Schatz, BrianBrian Schatz
(born 1972)
Democratic Hawaii December 26, 2012 present

House of Representatives

Picture Representative
(lifespan)
Party State Term start Term end Notes
LCLevin-small Levin, LewisLewis Levin
(1808–1860)
American (Know Nothing) Pennsylvania March 4, 1845 March 4, 1851 Lost reelection
E. B. Hart Hart, EmanuelEmanuel Hart
(1809–1897)
Democratic New York March 4, 1851 March 4, 1853 Lost renomination
Philip Phillips Phillips, PhilipPhilip Phillips
(1807–1884)
Democratic Alabama March 4, 1853 March 4, 1855 Retired
Henry Myer Phillips (Pennsylvania Congressman) Phillips, HenryHenry Phillips[2]
(1811–1884)
Democratic Pennsylvania March 4, 1857 March 4, 1859 Lost reelection
No image Strouse, MyerMyer Strouse
(1825–1878)
Democratic Pennsylvania March 4, 1863 March 4, 1867 Retired
No image Levy, WilliamWilliam Levy
(1827–1882)
Democratic Louisiana March 4, 1875 March 4, 1877 Lost reelection
LeopoldMorse Morse, LeopoldLeopold Morse
(1831–1892)
Democratic Massachusetts March 4, 1877 March 4, 1885 Retired
March 4, 1887 March 4, 1889 Retired
Edwin Einstein Einstein, EdwinEdwin Einstein
(1842–1905)
Republican New York March 4, 1879 March 4, 1881 Retired
JuliusHouseman2 Houseman, JuliusJulius Houseman
(1832–1891)
Democratic Michigan March 4, 1883 March 4, 1885 Retired
JosephPulitzerPinceNeznpsgov Pulitzer, JosephJoseph Pulitzer
(1847–1911)
Democratic New York March 4, 1885 April 10, 1886 Resigned
Isidor Rayner standing photograph portrait Rayner, IsidorIsidor Rayner
(1850–1912)
Democratic Maryland March 4, 1887 March 4, 1889 Lost reelection
March 4, 1891 March 4, 1895 Retired
NathanFrank Frank, NathanNathan Frank
(1852–1931)
Republican Missouri March 4, 1889 March 4, 1891 Retired
AdolphMeyerLA Meyer, AdolphAdolph Meyer
(1842–1908)
Democratic Louisiana March 4, 1891 March 8, 1908 Died in office
JuliusGoldzier Goldzier, JuliusJulius Goldzier
(1854–1925)
Democratic Illinois March 4, 1893 March 4, 1895 Lost reelection
Israel F. Fischer.jpeg Fischer, IsraelIsrael Fischer
(1858–1940)
Republican New York March 4, 1895 March 4, 1899 Lost reelection
Isidor Straus 1903 Straus, IsidorIsidor Straus
(1845–1912)
Democratic New York January 30, 1894 March 4, 1895 Retired
Lucius Littauer Littauer, LuciusLucius Littauer
(1859–1944)
Republican New York March 4, 1897 March 4, 1907 Retired
Portrait of Julius Kahn Kahn, JuliusJulius Kahn
(1861–1924)
Republican California March 4, 1899 March 4, 1903 Lost reelection
March 4, 1905 December 18, 1924 Died in office
Jefferson Levy Levy, JeffersonJefferson Levy
(1852–1924)
Democratic New York March 4, 1899 March 4, 1901 Retired
March 4, 1911 March 4, 1915 Retired
Mitchell May May, MitchellMitchell May[3]
(1870–1961)
Democratic New York March 4, 1899 March 4, 1901 Lost reelection
Henry M Goldfogle Goldfogle, HenryHenry Goldfogle
(1856–1929)
Democratic New York March 4, 1901 March 4, 1915 Lost reelection
March 4, 1919 March 4, 1921 Lost reelection
Montague Lessler Lessler, MontagueMontague Lessler
(1869–1938)
Republican New York January 7, 1902 March 4, 1903 Lost reelection
No image Emerich, MartinMartin Emerich
(1846–1922)
Democratic Illinois March 4, 1903 March 4, 1905 Retired
Adolph J. Sabath cph.3c27913 Sabath, AdolphAdolph Sabath
(1866–1952)
Democratic Illinois March 4, 1907 November 6, 1952 Died in office
No image Wolf, HarryHarry Wolf
(1880–1944)
Democratic Maryland March 4, 1907 March 4, 1909 Lost reelection
Victor L. Berger Berger, VictorVictor Berger
(1860–1929)
Socialist Wisconsin March 4, 1911 March 4, 1913 Lost reelection
March 4, 1919 November 10, 1919 House refused to seat due to conviction under the Espionage Act
March 4, 1923 March 4, 1929 Lost reelection
Jacob A. Cantor Cantor, JacobJacob Cantor
(1854–1921)
Democratic New York November 4, 1913 March 4, 1915 Lost reelection
No image Bacharach, IsaacIsaac Bacharach
(1870–1956)
Republican New Jersey March 4, 1915 January 3, 1937 Lost reelection
Meyer London London, MeyerMeyer London
(1871–1926)
Socialist New York March 4, 1915 March 4, 1919 Lost reelection
March 4, 1921 March 4, 1923 Lost reelection
Isaac Siegel Siegel, IsaacIsaac Siegel
(1880–1947)
Republican New York March 4, 1915 March 4, 1923 Retired
No image Kraus, MiltonMilton Kraus
(1866–1942)
Republican Indiana March 4, 1917 March 4, 1923 Lost reelection
Nathan D. Perlman Perlman, NathanNathan Perlman
(1887–1952)
Republican New York November 2, 1920 March 4, 1927 Lost reelection
Lester D. Volk Volk, LesterLester Volk
(1884–1962)
Republican New York November 2, 1920 March 4, 1923 Retired
Martin Ansorge Ansorge, MartinMartin Ansorge
(1882–1967)
Republican New York March 4, 1921 March 4, 1923 Lost reelection
BenjaminLRosenbloom Rosenbloom, BenjaminBenjamin Rosenbloom
(1880–1965)
Republican West Virginia March 4, 1921 March 4, 1925 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for United States Senate
Albert B. Rossdale Rossdale, AlbertAlbert Rossdale
(1878–1968)
Republican New York March 4, 1921 March 4, 1923 Lost reelection
Sol Bloom 1923 Bloom, SolSol Bloom
(1870–1949)
Democratic New York January 30, 1923 March 7, 1949 Died in office
Emanuel Celler %E2%80%93 1943 Celler, EmanuelEmanuel Celler
(1888–1981)
Democratic New York March 4, 1923 January 3, 1973 Lost renomination
Samuel Dicksten Dickstein, SamuelSamuel Dickstein
(1885–1954)
Democratic New York March 4, 1923 December 30, 1945 Resigned to take seat on the New York Supreme Court
Meyer Jacobstein Jacobstein, MeyerMeyer Jacobstein[4]
(1880–1963)
Democratic New York March 4, 1923 March 4, 1929 Retired
No image Golder, BenjaminBenjamin Golder
(1891–1946)
Republican Pennsylvania March 4, 1925 March 4, 1933 Lost reelection
Florence Prag Kahn Kahn, FlorenceFlorence Kahn
(1866–1948)
Republican California March 4, 1925 January 3, 1937 Lost reelection
William Wolfe Cohen Cohen, WilliamWilliam Cohen
(1874–1940)
Democratic New York March 4, 1927 March 4, 1929 Retired
William Sirovich Sirovich, WilliamWilliam Sirovich
(1882–1939)
Democratic New York March 4, 1927 December 17, 1939 Died in office
Henry Ellenbogen Ellenbogen, HenryHenry Ellenbogen
(1900–1985)
Democratic Pennsylvania March 4, 1933 January 3, 1938 Resigned to take seat on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
HermanKopplemann Kopplemann, HermanHerman Kopplemann
(1880–1957)
Democratic Connecticut March 4, 1933 January 3, 1939 Lost reelection
January 3, 1941 January 3, 1943 Lost reelection
January 3, 1945 January 3, 1947 Lost reelection
Theodore A. Peyser Peyser, TheodoreTheodore Peyser
(1873–1937)
Democratic New York March 4, 1933 August 8, 1937 Died in office
WilliamMCitron Citron, WilliamWilliam Citron
(1896–1976)
Democratic Connecticut January 3, 1935 January 3, 1939 Lost reelection
No image Sacks, LeonLeon Sacks
(1902–1972)
Democratic Pennsylvania January 3, 1937 January 3, 1943 Lost reelection
M. Michael Edelstein Edelstein, MorrisMorris Edelstein
(1888–1941)
Democratic New York February 6, 1940 June 4, 1941 Died in office
SamuelAWeiss Weiss, SamuelSamuel Weiss
(1902–1977)
Democratic Pennsylvania January 3, 1941 January 7, 1946 Resigned to take seat on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
Arthur G. Klein Klein, ArthurArthur Klein
(1904–1968)
Democratic New York July 29, 1941 January 3, 1945 Retired
February 19, 1946 December 31, 1956 Resigned to take seat on the New York Supreme Court
No image Ellison, DanielDaniel Ellison
(1886–1960)
Republican Maryland January 3, 1943 January 3, 1945 Lost reelection
Benjamin J. Rabin Rabin, BenjaminBenjamin Rabin
(1896–1969)
Democratic New York January 3, 1945 December 31, 1947 Resigned to take seat on the New York Supreme Court
Leo F. Rayfiel Rayfiel, LeoLeo Rayfiel
(1888–1978)
Democratic New York January 3, 1945 September 13, 1947 Resigned to take seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Jacob Javits Javits, JacobJacob Javits
(1904–1986)
Republican New York January 3, 1947 December 31, 1954 Resigned to take office as New York Attorney General
Abraham J. Multer Multer, AbrahamAbraham Multer
(1900–1986)
Democratic New York November 4, 1947 December 31, 1967 Resigned to take seat on the New York Supreme Court
Leo Isacson Isacson, LeoLeo Isacson
(1910–1996)
American Labor New York February 17, 1948 January 3, 1949 Lost reelection
Earl Chudoff PA Legislature Pic.jpeg Chudoff, EarlEarl Chudoff
(1907–1993)
Democratic Pennsylvania January 3, 1949 January 5, 1958 Resigned to take seat on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Isidore Dollinger Dollinger, IsidoreIsidore Dollinger
(1903–2000)
Democratic New York January 3, 1949 December 31, 1959 Resigned to take office as Bronx County District Attorney
Abraham ribicoff Ribicoff, AbrahamAbraham Ribicoff
(1910–1998)
Democratic Connecticut January 3, 1949 January 3, 1953 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate
Sidney R. Yates Yates, SidneySidney Yates
(1909–2000)
Democratic Illinois January 3, 1949 January 3, 1963 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate
January 3, 1965 January 3, 1999 Retired
No image Irving, LeonardLeonard Irving[5]
(1898–1962)
Democratic Missouri January 3, 1949 January 3, 1953 Lost renomination
Louis B. Heller Heller, LouisLouis Heller
(1905–1993)
Democratic New York February 15, 1949 July 21, 1954 Resigned to take seat on the New York Court of Special Sessions.
Sidney A. Fine Fine, SidneySidney Fine
(1903–1982)
Democratic New York January 3, 1951 January 2, 1956 Resigned to take seat on the New York Supreme Court
Samuel Friedel Friedel, SamuelSamuel Friedel
(1898–1979)
Democratic Maryland January 3, 1953 January 3, 1971 Lost renomination
Lester Holtzman Holtzman, LesterLester Holtzman
(1913–2002)
Democratic New York January 3, 1953 December 31, 1961 Resigned to take seat on the New York Supreme Court
Irwin D. Davidson NYWTS Davidson, IrwinIrwin Davidson
(1906–1981)
Democratic New York January 3, 1955 December 31, 1956 Resigned to take seat on the New York Court of General Sessions.
Herbert Zelenko Zelenko, HerbertHerbert Zelenko
(1906–1979)
Democratic New York January 3, 1955 January 3, 1963 Lost renomination
Leonard Farbstein Farbstein, LeonardLeonard Farbstein
(1902–1993)
Democratic New York January 3, 1957 January 3, 1971 Lost renomination
Ludwig Teller Teller, LudwigLudwig Teller
(1911–1965)
Democratic New York January 3, 1957 January 3, 1961 Lost renomination
Seymour Halpern Halpern, SeymourSeymour Halpern
(1913–1997)
Republican New York January 3, 1959 January 3, 1973 Retired
Herman Toll Toll, HermanHerman Toll
(1907–1967)
Democratic Pennsylvania January 3, 1959 January 3, 1967 Retired
Jacob H. Gilbert Gilbert, JacobJacob Gilbert
(1920–1981)
Democratic New York March 8, 1960 January 3, 1971 Lost renomination
C Joelson Joelson, CharlesCharles Joelson[6]
(1916–1999)
Democratic New Jersey January 3, 1961 September 4, 1969 Resigned to take seat on the New Jersey Superior Court
Benjamin S. Rosenthal Rosenthal, BenjaminBenjamin Rosenthal
(1923–1983)
Democratic New York February 20, 1962 January 4, 1983 Died in office
1979 p96 Richard Ottinger Ottinger, RichardRichard Ottinger[7]
(born 1929)
Democratic New York January 3, 1965 January 3, 1971 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate
January 3, 1975 January 3, 1985 Retired
Joseph Y. Resnick Resnick, JosephJoseph Resnick
(1924–1969)
Democratic New York January 3, 1965 January 3, 1969 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for United States Senate
James H Scheuer Scheuer, JimJim Scheuer
(1920–2005)
Democratic New York January 3, 1965 January 3, 1973 Lost renomination
January 3, 1975 January 3, 1993 Retired
Herbert Tenzer Tenzer, HerbertHerbert Tenzer
(1905–1993)
Democratic New York January 3, 1965 January 3, 1969 Retired
Lester L. Wolff Wolff, LesterLester Wolff
(born 1919)
Democratic New York January 3, 1965 January 3, 1981 Lost reelection
Joshua Eilberg Eilberg, JoshuaJoshua Eilberg
(1921–2004)
Democratic Pennsylvania January 3, 1967 January 3, 1979 Lost reelection
Sam Steiger Steiger, SamSam Steiger
(1929–2012)
Republican Arizona January 3, 1967 January 3, 1977 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate
Bertram L. Podell Podell, BertBert Podell
(1925–2005)
Democratic New York February 20, 1968 January 3, 1975 Lost renomination
Ed Koch 95th congress Koch, EdEd Koch
(1924–2013)
Democratic New York January 3, 1969 December 31, 1977 Resigned to take office as Mayor of New York City
Allard K. Lowenstein Lowenstein, AllardAllard Lowenstein
(1929–1980)
Democratic New York January 3, 1969 January 3, 1971 Lost reelection
Abner Mikva Mikva, AbnerAbner Mikva
(1926–2016)
Democratic Illinois January 3, 1969 January 3, 1973 Lost reelection
January 3, 1975 September 26, 1979 Resigned to take seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Bella Savitsky Abzug Abzug, BellaBella Abzug
(1920–1998)
Democratic New York January 3, 1971 January 3, 1977 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate
Bengilman Gilman, BenBen Gilman
(1922–2016)
Republican New York January 3, 1973 January 3, 2003 Retired
Elizabeth Holtzman Holtzman, ElizabethElizabeth Holtzman
(born 1941)
Democratic New York January 3, 1973 January 3, 1981 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate
WilliamLehman Lehman, WilliamWilliam Lehman
(1913–2005)
Democratic Florida January 3, 1973 January 3, 1993 Retired
Edward Mezvinsky Mezvinsky, EdEd Mezvinsky
(born 1937)
Democratic Iowa January 3, 1973 January 3, 1977 Lost reelection
Bill Gradison 95th Congress 1977 Gradison, BillBill Gradison
(born 1928)
Republican Ohio January 3, 1975 January 31, 1993 Resigned
John H Krebs Krebs, JohnJohn Krebs
(1926–2014)
Democratic California January 3, 1975 January 3, 1979 Lost reelection
ELivitas Levitas, ElliottElliott Levitas
(born 1930)
Democratic Georgia January 3, 1975 January 3, 1985 Lost reelection
Fred Richmond Richmond, FredFred Richmond
(born 1923)
Democratic New York January 3, 1975 August 25, 1982 Resigned
Stephen Solarz 100th Congress Solarz, StephenStephen Solarz
(1940–2010)
Democratic New York January 3, 1975 January 3, 1993 Lost renomination
Gladys noon spellman Spellman, GladysGladys Spellman
(1918–1988)
Democratic Maryland January 3, 1975 January 3, 1981 Seat declared vacant after suffering a debilitating heart attack and becoming comatose
Henry Waxman, official portrait, 111th Congress Waxman, HenryHenry Waxman[8]
(born 1939)
Democratic California January 3, 1975 January 3, 2015 Retired
Abeilenson Beilenson, TonyTony Beilenson
(1932–2017)
Democratic California January 3, 1977 January 3, 1997 Retired
Mickey Edwards Edwards, MickeyMickey Edwards[9]
(born 1937)
Republican Oklahoma January 3, 1977 January 3, 1993 Lost renomination
Dan glickman Glickman, DanDan Glickman
(born 1944)
Democratic Kansas January 3, 1977 January 3, 1995 Lost reelection
Marc L. Marks Marks, MarcMarc Marks
(1927–2018)
Republican Pennsylvania January 3, 1977 January 3, 1983 Retired
Theodore S. Weiss 100th Congress 1987 Weiss, TedTed Weiss
(1927–1992)
Democratic New York January 3, 1977 September 14, 1992 Died in office
S. William Green Green, BillBill Green
(1929–2002)
Republican New York February 14, 1978 January 3, 1993 Lost reelection
MartinFrost Frost, MartinMartin Frost[10]
(born 1942)
Democratic Texas January 3, 1979 January 3, 2005 Lost reelection
Kenneth B. Kramer, Assistant Secretary of the Army Kramer, KenKen Kramer
(born 1942)
Republican Colorado January 3, 1979 January 3, 1987 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate
Howard Wolpe 99th Congress 1985 Wolpe, HowardHoward Wolpe
(1939–2011)
Democratic Michigan January 3, 1979 January 3, 1993 Retired
Bobbi Fiedler (R%E2%80%93CA) Fiedler, BobbiBobbi Fiedler
(born 1937)
Republican California January 3, 1981 January 3, 1987 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate
Barneyfrank Frank, BarneyBarney Frank
(born 1940)
Democratic Massachusetts January 3, 1981 January 3, 2013 Retired
Repsamgejdenson Gejdenson, SamSam Gejdenson[11]
(born 1948)
Democratic Connecticut January 3, 1981 January 3, 2001 Lost reelection
Tom Lantos Lantos, TomTom Lantos
(1928–2008)
Democratic California January 3, 1981 February 11, 2008 Died in office
Charles Schumer official portrait Schumer, ChuckChuck Schumer
(born 1950)
Democratic New York January 3, 1981 January 3, 1999 Retired to run successfully for the United States Senate
Bob Shamansky 97th Congress 1981 Shamansky, BobBob Shamansky
(1927–2011)
Democratic Ohio January 3, 1981 January 3, 1983 Lost reelection
Ron Wyden official portrait Wyden, RonRon Wyden
(born 1949)
Democratic Oregon January 3, 1981 February 5, 1996 Resigned after being elected to the United States Senate
Howardberman.jpeg Berman, HowardHoward Berman
(born 1941)
Democratic California January 3, 1983 January 3, 2013 Lost reelection
Barbara Boxer, Official Portrait, 112th Congress Boxer, BarbaraBarbara Boxer
(born 1940)
Democratic California January 3, 1983 January 3, 1993 Retired to run successfully for the United States Senate
Ben Erdreich 102nd Congress 1991 Erdreich, BenBen Erdreich
(born 1938)
Democratic Alabama January 3, 1983 January 3, 1993 Lost reelection
Sander Levin, Official Portrait Levin, SanderSander Levin
(born 1931)
Democratic Michigan January 3, 1983 present
Mel Levine Levine, MelMel Levine
(born 1943)
Democratic California January 3, 1983 January 3, 1993 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate
NormanSisisky Sisisky, NormanNorman Sisisky
(1927–2001)
Democratic Virginia January 3, 1983 March 29, 2001 Died in office
LJSmith Smith, LawrenceLawrence Smith
(born 1941)
Democratic Florida January 3, 1983 January 3, 1993 Retired
Gary Ackerman Portrait c111-112th Congress Ackerman, GaryGary Ackerman
(born 1942)
Democratic New York March 1, 1983 January 3, 2013 Retired
SalaBurton Burton, SalaSala Burton
(1925–1987)
Democratic California June 21, 1983 February 1, 1987 Died in office
Miller photo 150 Miller, JohnJohn Miller
(1938–2017)
Republican Washington January 3, 1985 January 3, 1993 Retired
Ben Cardin portrait Cardin, BenBen Cardin
(born 1943)
Democratic Maryland January 3, 1987 January 3, 2007 Retired to run successfully for the United States Senate
Eliot Engel, official photo portrait Engel, EliotEliot Engel[12]
(born 1947)
Democratic New York January 3, 1989 present
Nitalowey.jpeg Lowey, NitaNita Lowey
(born 1937)
Democratic New York January 3, 1989 present
StevenSchiff Schiff, StevenSteven Schiff
(1947–1998)
Republican New Mexico January 3, 1989 March 25, 1998 Died in office
Bernie Sanders Sanders, BernieBernie Sanders
(born 1941)
Independent Vermont January 3, 1991 January 3, 2007 Retired to run successfully for the United States Senate
Richard Alan Zimmer portrait Zimmer, DickDick Zimmer
(born 1944)
Republican New Jersey January 3, 1991 January 3, 1997 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate
Jerrold Nadler, Official Portrait, c112th Congress Nadler, JerryJerry Nadler
(born 1947)
Democratic New York November 3, 1992 present
Sam Coppersmith Coppersmith, SamSam Coppersmith
(born 1955)
Democratic Arizona January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate
Reppeterdeutsch Deutsch, PeterPeter Deutsch[13]
(born 1957)
Democratic Florida January 3, 1993 January 3, 2005 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate
Bob Filner mayoral portrait Filner, BobBob Filner[14]
(born 1942)
Democratic California January 3, 1993 December 3, 2012 Resigned to take office as Mayor of San Diego
Eric Fingerhut 103nd Congress 1993 Fingerhut, EricEric Fingerhut
(born 1959)
Democratic Ohio January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Lost reelection
Daniel Hamburg 103rd Congress 1993 Hamburg, DanDan Hamburg
(born 1948)
Democratic California January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Lost reelection
Jane Harman, official portrait, 111th Congress Harman, JaneJane Harman
(born 1945)
Democratic California January 3, 1993 January 3, 1999 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for Governor of California
January 3, 2001 February 28, 2011 Resigned to head the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Herbert Klein Klein, HerbHerb Klein
(born 1930)
Democratic New Jersey January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Lost reelection
David A. Levy Levy, DavidDavid Levy[15]
(born 1953)
Republican New York January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Lost renomination
MarjorieMargolies-Mezvinsky2 Margolies, MarjorieMarjorie Margolies
(born 1942)
Democratic Pennsylvania January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Lost reelection
Lynn Schenk Schenk, LynnLynn Schenk
(born 1945)
Democratic California January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Lost reelection
Jon Fox Fox, JonJon Fox[16]
(1947–2018)
Republican Pennsylvania January 3, 1995 January 3, 1999 Lost reelection
Steve Rothman, official photo portrait color Rothman, SteveSteve Rothman
(born 1952)
Democratic New Jersey January 3, 1997 January 3, 2013 Lost renomination
Brad Sherman official photo Sherman, BradBrad Sherman
(born 1954)
Democratic California January 3, 1997 present
RobertWexlerPhoto Wexler, RobertRobert Wexler
(born 1961)
Democratic Florida January 3, 1997 January 3, 2010 Resigned
Shelley Berkley, official portrait, 112th Congress 2 Berkley, ShelleyShelley Berkley
(born 1951)
Democratic Nevada January 3, 1999 January 3, 2013 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate
Schakowsky-Portrait-2013 Schakowsky, JanJan Schakowsky[17]
(born 1944)
Democratic Illinois January 3, 1999 present
Anthony Weiner, official portrait, 112th Congress Weiner, AnthonyAnthony Weiner
(born 1964)
Democratic New York January 3, 1999 June 21, 2011 Resigned
Eric Cantor, official 113th Congress photo portrait Cantor, EricEric Cantor[18]
(born 1963)
Republican Virginia January 3, 2001 August 18, 2014 First Jewish House Majority Leader
Lost renomination and resigned
Susan Davis Cropped Davis, SusanSusan Davis[19]
(born 1944)
Democratic California January 3, 2001 present
Steve Israel, official photo portrait, 2009.jpeg Israel, SteveSteve Israel
(born 1958)
Democratic New York January 3, 2001 January 3, 2017 Retired
Adam Schiff 115th official photo (cropped) Schiff, AdamAdam Schiff
(born 1960)
Democratic California January 3, 2001 present
Rahm Emanuel, official photo portrait color Emanuel, RahmRahm Emanuel[20]
(born 1959)
Democratic Illinois January 3, 2003 January 2, 2009 Resigned to become White House Chief of Staff
Debbie Wasserman Schultz official photo Wasserman Schultz, DebbieDebbie Wasserman Schultz
(born 1966)
Democratic Florida January 3, 2005 present
Allysonschwartz Schwartz, AllysonAllyson Schwartz
(born 1948)
Democratic Pennsylvania January 3, 2005 January 3, 2015 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania
Stevecohen.jpeg Cohen, SteveSteve Cohen[21]
(born 1949)
Democratic Tennessee January 3, 2007 present
Gabrielle Giffords official portrait Giffords, GabbyGabby Giffords[22]
(born 1970)
Democratic Arizona January 3, 2007 January 25, 2012 Resigned to recover from the assassination attempt on her life in 2011.
Paul Hodes official 110th Congress photo Hodes, PaulPaul Hodes
(born 1951)
Democratic New Hampshire January 3, 2007 January 3, 2011 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate
Steve Kagen, official 110th Congress photo portrait, color Kagen, SteveSteve Kagen
(born 1949)
Democratic Wisconsin January 3, 2007 January 3, 2011 Lost reelection
Ron Klein official 110th Congress photo Klein, RonRon Klein
(born 1957)
Democratic Florida January 3, 2007 January 3, 2011 Lost reelection
John Yarmuth official photo Yarmuth, JohnJohn Yarmuth
(born 1947)
Democratic Kentucky January 3, 2007 present
Rep. John Adler Adler, JohnJohn Adler[23]
(1959–2011)
Democratic New Jersey January 3, 2009 January 3, 2011 Lost reelection
Jason Chaffetz, official portrait, 111th Congress Chaffetz, JasonJason Chaffetz[n 1]
(born 1967)
Republican Utah January 3, 2009 June 30, 2017 Resigned
Alan Grayson high res Grayson, AlanAlan Grayson[24]
(born 1958)
Democratic Florida January 3, 2009 January 3, 2011 Lost reelection
January 3, 2013 January 3, 2017 Retired to run unsuccessfully for nomination to the United States Senate
Jared Polis Official 2012 Polis, JaredJared Polis
(born 1975)
Democratic Colorado January 3, 2009 present
TedDeutsch2016 Deutch, TedTed Deutch[25]
(born 1966)
Democratic Florida April 13, 2010 present
David Cicilline, Official Portrait, 112th Congress 2 Cicilline, DavidDavid Cicilline[26]
(born 1961)
Democratic Rhode Island January 3, 2011 present
Lois Frankel, Official portrait, 113th Congress Frankel, LoisLois Frankel
(born 1948)
Democratic Florida January 3, 2013 present
Alan Lowenthal 113th Congress Portrait.jpeg Lowenthal, AlanAlan Lowenthal
(born 1941)
Democratic California January 3, 2013 present
Brad Schneider official photo Schneider, BradBrad Schneider
(born 1961)
Democratic Illinois January 3, 2013 January 3, 2015 Lost reelection
January 3, 2017 present
Lee Zeldin new official portrait Zeldin, LeeLee Zeldin
(born 1980)
Republican New York January 3, 2015 present
Josh Gottheimer Photo Gottheimer, JoshJosh Gottheimer
(born 1975)
Democratic New Jersey January 3, 2017 present
Kustoff Official Headshot Kustoff, DavidDavid Kustoff
(born 1966)
Republican Tennessee January 3, 2017 present
Jamie Raskin official Raskin, JamieJamie Raskin
(born 1962)
Democratic Maryland January 3, 2017 present
Jacky Rosen Rosen, JackyJacky Rosen
(born 1957)
Democratic Nevada January 3, 2017 present

Non-voting members

Picture Delegate
(lifespan)
Party Territory Term start Term end Notes
David Levy Yulee - Brady-Handy Yulee, David LevyDavid Levy Yulee
(1810–1886)
Democratic Florida March 4, 1841 March 3, 1845 Office eliminated when Territory of Florida was admitted to the Union as the State of Florida

Notes

  1. ^ Born Jewish but converted to Mormonism (see Solomon, Daniel J. (January 13, 2017). "Meet Jason Chaffetz, the Mormon Congressman Who Converted From Judaism". The Forward.)

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