Black Americans Who Have Chaired Standing Committees in the U.S. House, 1877–Present

This table is based on information drawn from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Congress Name House Committee
House Committees
111th (2009–2011) CONYERS, John, Jr. Judiciary
111th (2009–2011) RANGEL, Charles B. Ways and Means
111th (2009–2011) THOMPSON, Bennie Homeland Security
111th (2009–2011) TOWNS, Edolphus Oversight and Government Reform
110th (2007–2009) CONYERS, John, Jr. Judiciary
110th (2007–2009) JONES, Stephanie Tubbs Standards of Official Conduct
110th (2007–2009) MILLENDER-MCDONALD, Juanita House Administration
110th (2007–2009) RANGEL, Charles B. Ways and Means
110th (2007–2009) THOMPSON, Bennie Homeland Security
103rd (1993–1995) CLAY, William Lacy, Sr. Post Office and Civil Service
103rd (1993–1995) CONYERS, John, Jr. Government Operations
103rd (1993–1995) DELLUMS, Ronald V. Armed Services
102nd (1991–1993) CLAY, William Lacy, Sr. Post Office and Civil Service
102nd (1991–1993) CONYERS, John, Jr. Government Operations
102nd (1991–1993) DELLUMS, Ronald V. District of Columbia
102nd (1991–1993) RANGEL, Charles B. Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
102nd (1991–1993) STOKES, Louis Standards of Official Conduct
101st (1989–1991) CONYERS, John, Jr. Government Operations
101st (1989–1991) DELLUMS, Ronald V. District of Columbia
101st (1989–1991) DIXON, Julian Carey Standards of Official Conduct
101st (1989–1991) HAWKINS, Augustus Freeman (Gus) Education and Labor
101st (1989–1991) LELAND, George Thomas (Mickey) Select Committee on Hunger
101st (1989–1991) RANGEL, Charles B. Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
100th (1987–1989) DELLUMS, Ronald V. District of Columbia
100th (1987–1989) DIXON, Julian Carey Standards of Official Conduct
100th (1987–1989) GRAY, William Herbert, III Budget
100th (1987–1989) HAWKINS, Augustus Freeman (Gus) Education and Labor
100th (1987–1989) LELAND, George Thomas (Mickey) Select Committee on Hunger
100th (1987–1989) RANGEL, Charles B. Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
100th (1987–1989) STOKES, Louis Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
99th (1985–1987) DELLUMS, Ronald V. District of Columbia
99th (1985–1987) DIXON, Julian Carey Standards of Official Conduct
99th (1985–1987) GRAY, William Herbert, III Budget
99th (1985–1987) HAWKINS, Augustus Freeman (Gus) Education and Labor
99th (1985–1987) LELAND, George Thomas (Mickey) Select Committee on Hunger
99th (1985–1987) MITCHELL, Parren James Small Business
99th (1985–1987) RANGEL, Charles B. Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
98th (1983–1985) DELLUMS, Ronald V. District of Columbia
98th (1983–1985) HAWKINS, Augustus Freeman (Gus) Education and Labor
98th (1983–1985) HAWKINS, Augustus Freeman (Gus) House Administration
98th (1983–1985) LELAND, George Thomas (Mickey) Select Committee on Hunger
98th (1983–1985) MITCHELL, Parren James Small Business
98th (1983–1985) RANGEL, Charles B. Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
98th (1983–1985) STOKES, Louis Standards of Official Conduct
97th (1981–1983) DELLUMS, Ronald V. District of Columbia
97th (1981–1983) HAWKINS, Augustus Freeman (Gus) House Administration
97th (1981–1983) MITCHELL, Parren James Small Business
97th (1981–1983) STOKES, Louis Standards of Official Conduct
96th (1979–1981) DELLUMS, Ronald V. District of Columbia
95th (1977–1979) BURKE, Yvonne Brathwaite Select Committee on the House Beauty Shop
95th (1977–1979) DIGGS, Charles Coles, Jr. District of Columbia
95th (1977–1979) NIX, Robert Nelson Cornelius, Sr. Post Office and Civil Service
95th (1977–1979) STOKES, Louis Select Committee on Assassinations
94th (1975–1977) BURKE, Yvonne Brathwaite Select Committee on the House Beauty Shop
94th (1975–1977) DIGGS, Charles Coles, Jr. District of Columbia
93rd (1973–1975) DIGGS, Charles Coles, Jr. District of Columbia
91st (1969–1971) DAWSON, William Levi Government Operations
90th (1967–1969) DAWSON, William Levi Government Operations
89th (1965–1967) DAWSON, William Levi Government Operations
89th (1965–1967) POWELL, Adam Clayton, Jr. Education and Labor
88th (1963–1965) DAWSON, William Levi Government Operations
88th (1963–1965) POWELL, Adam Clayton, Jr. Education and Labor
87th (1961–1963) DAWSON, William Levi Government Operations
87th (1961–1963) POWELL, Adam Clayton, Jr. Education and Labor
86th (1959–1961) DAWSON, William Levi Government Operations
85th (1957–1959) DAWSON, William Levi Government Operations
84th (1955–1957) DAWSON, William Levi Government Operations
82nd (1951–1953) DAWSON, William Levi Expenditures in Executive Departments
81st (1949–1951) DAWSON, William Levi Expenditures in Executive Departments
Joint Committees
111th (2009–2011) RANGEL, Charles B. Joint Committee on Taxation
98th (1983–1985) HAWKINS, Augustus Freeman (Gus) Joint Committee on Printing
97th (1981–1983) HAWKINS, Augustus Freeman (Gus) Joint Committee on the Library
96th (1979–1981) HAWKINS, Augustus Freeman (Gus) Joint Committee on Printing