List of United States Representatives from Delaware

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This is a Complete list of members of the United States House of Representatives from Delaware.

Elections are by a popular vote originally elected on the first Tuesday of October, but after 1831 on the first Tuesday after November 1.

Terms began on the subsequent March 4 until 1935, from when they began on January 3.

Delaware has had only one U.S. Representative, except for 10 years between 1813 and 1823, when there was a second U.S. Representative. This person was elected state-wide, at-large, on the same ballot as the first U.S. Representative. The two candidates with the highest number of votes were elected.

List of Representatives

# Representative Years Party Congress Electoral history
1 ViningJohnM 0001.jpg John M. Vining March 4, 1789 –
March 4, 1793
Pro-
Administration
1
2
Elected in 1789
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2 PattenJohn.jpg John Patten March 4, 1793 –
February 14, 1794
Anti-
Administration
3 Elected in 1792
Lost election contest
3 Henry Latimer Henry Latimer February 14, 1794 –
February 7, 1795
Pro-
Administration
Successfully contested the election of John Patten
Resigned to become U.S. Senator
Vacant February 7, 1795 –
March 4, 1795
4 PattenJohn.jpg John Patten March 4, 1795 –
March 4, 1797
Democratic-
Republican
4 Elected in 1794
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5 BayardJames ASr.jpg James A. Bayard, Sr. March 4, 1797 –
March 4, 1803
Federalist 5
6
7
Elected in 1796
[Data unknown/missing.
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6 Rodneycaesara3.jpg Caesar A. Rodney March 4, 1803 –
March 4, 1805
Democratic-
Republican
8 Elected in 1802
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7 No image.svg James M. Broom March 4, 1805 –
October 6, 1807
Federalist 9
10
Elected in 1804
Resigned
8 Vandykenjr.jpg Nicholas Van Dyke October 6, 1807 –
March 4, 1811
Federalist 10
11
First elected to finish Broom's term
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9 Ridgelyhm.jpg Henry M. Ridgely March 4, 1811 –
March 4, 1815
Federalist 12
13
Elected in 1810
[Data unknown/missing.
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10 Thomas Clayton US.jpg Thomas Clayton March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1817
Federalist 14 Elected in 1814
[Data unknown/missing.
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11 LMcLane.jpg Louis McLane March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1827
Federalist 15
16
17
Elected in 1816
Resigned to become U.S. Senator
Crawford Federalist 18
Jacksonian 19
Vacant March 3, 1827 –
October 2, 1827
12 JohnsKenseyJr.jpg Kensey Johns, Jr. October 2, 1827 –
March 4, 1831
Adams 20 First elected to finish McLane's term
[Data unknown/missing.
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Anti-
Jacksonian
21
13 MilliganJohnJ.jpg John J. Milligan March 4, 1831 –
March 4, 1839
Anti-
Jacksonian
22
23
24
Elected in 1830
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Whig 25
14 No image.svg Thomas Robinson, Jr. March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1841
Democratic 26 Elected in 1838
[Data unknown/missing.
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15 No image.svg George B. Rodney March 4, 1841 –
March 4, 1845
Whig 27
28
Elected in 1840
[Data unknown/missing.
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16 No image.svg John W. Houston March 4, 1845 –
March 4, 1851
Whig 29
30
31
Elected in 1844
[Data unknown/missing.
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17 George R. Riddle - Brady-Handy.jpg George R. Riddle March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1855
Democratic 32
33
Elected in 1850
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18 No image.svg Elisha D. Cullen March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1857
Know
Nothing
34 Elected in 1854
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19 No image.svg William G. Whiteley March 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1861
Democratic 35
36
Elected in 1856
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20 No image.svg George P. Fisher March 4, 1861 –
March 4, 1863
Republican 37 Elected in 1860
[Data unknown/missing.
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21 William Temple William Temple March 4, 1863 –
May 28, 1863
Democratic 38 Elected in 1862
Died
Vacant May 28, 1863 –
December 7, 1863
22 No image.svg Nathaniel B. Smithers December 7, 1863 –
March 4, 1865
Republican Elected to finish Temple's term
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23 No image.svg John A. Nicholson March 4, 1865 –
March 4, 1869
Democratic 39
40
Elected in 1864
[Data unknown/missing.
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24 Benjamin T. Biggs Benjamin T. Biggs March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1873
Democratic 41
42
Elected in 1868
[Data unknown/missing.
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25 No image.svg James R. Lofland March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
Republican 43 Elected in 1872
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26 James Williams Delaware representative - Brady-Handy.jpg James Williams March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1879
Democratic 44
45
Elected in 1874
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27 No image.svg Edward L. Martin March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1883
Democratic 46
47
Elected in 1878
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28 No image.svg Charles B. Lore March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
Democratic 48
49
Elected in 1882
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29 No image.svg John B. Penington March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1891
Democratic 50
51
Elected in 1886
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30 No image.svg John W. Causey March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1895
Democratic 52
53
Elected in 1890
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31 No image.svg Jonathan S. Willis March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1897
Republican 54 Elected in 1894
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32 No image.svg L. Irving Handy March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1899
Democratic 55 Elected in 1896
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33 Hoffeckerjohn.jpg John H. Hoffecker March 4, 1899 –
June 16, 1900
Republican 56 Elected in 1898
Died
Vacant June 16, 1900 –
November 6, 1900
34 No image.svg Walter O. Hoffecker November 6, 1900 –
March 4, 1901
Republican 56 Elected to finish his father's term
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35 BallHeisler.jpg L. Heisler Ball March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1903
Republican 57 Elected in 1900
Resigned to become U.S. Senator
36 No image.svg Henry A. Houston March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1905
Democratic 58 Elected in 1902
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37 Burtonhiram.jpg Hiram R. Burton March 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1909
Republican 59
60
Elected in 1904
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38 No image.svg William H. Heald March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1913
Republican 61
62
Elected in 1908
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39 No image.svg Franklin Brockson March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1915
Democratic 63 Elected in 1912
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40 Thomas W. Miller.jpg Thomas W. Miller March 4, 1915 –
March 4, 1917
Republican 64 Elected in 1914
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41 Ww polk 01.jpg Albert F. Polk March 4, 1917 –
March 4, 1919
Democratic 65 Elected in 1916
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42 Caleb R Layton 2.jpg Caleb R. Layton March 4, 1919 –
March 4, 1923
Republican 66
67
Elected in 1918
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43 No image.svg William H. Boyce March 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1925
Democratic 68 Elected in 1922
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44 No image.svg Robert G. Houston March 4, 1925 –
March 4, 1933
Republican 69
70
71
72
Elected in 1924
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45 No image.svg Wilbur L. Adams March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Democratic 73 Elected in 1932
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46 JGeorgeStewart.jpg J. George Stewart January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
Republican 74 Elected in 1934
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47 No image.svg William F. Allen January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic 75 Elected in 1936
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48 No image.svg George S. Williams January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
Republican 76 Elected in 1938
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49 No image.svg Philip A. Traynor January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Democratic 77 Elected in 1940
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50 No image.svg Earle D. Willey January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Republican 78 Elected in 1942
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51 No image.svg Philip A. Traynor January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Democratic 79 Elected in 1944
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52 BoggsCaleb.jpg J. Caleb Boggs January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
Republican 80
81
82
Elected in 1946
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53 No image.svg Herbert B. Warburton January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1955
Republican 83 Elected in 1952
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54 No image.svg Harris B. McDowell, Jr. January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1957
Democratic 84 Elected in 1954
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55 No image.svg Harry G. Haskell, Jr. January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1959
Republican 85 Elected in 1956
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56 No image.svg Harris B. McDowell, Jr. January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1967
Democratic 86
87
88
89
Elected in 1958
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57 Sen. William V. Roth (R-DE).jpg Bill Roth January 3, 1967 –
December 31, 1970
Republican 90
91
Elected in 1966
Resigned to become U.S. Senator
Vacant December 31, 1970 –
January 3, 1971
58 No image.svg Pierre S. du Pont IV January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1977
Republican 92
93
94
Elected in 1970
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59 No image.svg Thomas B. Evans, Jr. January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
Republican 95
96
97
Elected in 1976
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60 Thomas Carper.jpg Tom Carper January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Democratic 98
99
100
101
102
Elected in 1982
Retired to run for Governor of Delaware
61 Castlemn.jpg Michael Castle January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
Republican 103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
Elected in 1992
Retired to run for U.S. Senate
62 John C. Carney Jr..jpeg John C. Carney, Jr. January 3, 2011 —
Present
Democratic 112
113
First elected in 2010
Re-elected in 2012

Second at-large seat: 1813–1823

From 1813 to 1823, Delaware elected two members of the United States House of Representatives. Both were elected state-wide at-large. This is a list of the four men who held that second seat during that decade.

# Representative Years Party Congress Electoral history
1 No image.svg Thomas Cooper March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Federalist 13
14
Elected in 1812
Re-elected in 1814
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2 WillardHall.jpg Willard Hall March 4, 1817 –
January 22, 1821
Democratic-
Republican
15 Elected in 1816
Re-elected in 1818
Lost re-election and resigned early
16
Vacant January 22, 1821 –
March 4, 1821
 
3 Rodneycaesara3.jpg Caesar A. Rodney March 4, 1821 –
January 24, 1822
Democratic-
Republican
17 Elected in 1820
Resigned when elected to the U.S. Senate
Vacant January 24, 1822 –
October 1, 1822
 
4 Daniel Rodney.jpg Daniel Rodney October 1, 1822 –
March 3, 1823
Federalist Elected in 1822 to finish his cousin's term
[Data unknown/missing.
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See also

Footnotes

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 







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