Total Members of the House & State Representation

1789 to October 2, 2014

Washington, D.C. - Characteristic Sketches of Our Statesmen at the National Capital/tiles/non-collection/i/im_inst_totalmem_2005_218_007-4.xml Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives 
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Since the U.S. Congress convened on March 4, 1789, 12,107 individuals have served as Representatives, Senators, or in both capacities. There have been 10,157 Members who served only as Representatives, 1,288 Members who served only in the Senate, and 662 Members with service in both chambers. The total number of Representatives (including individuals serving in both bodies) is 10,819.

These numbers do not include statutory representatives: Resident Commissioners and Delegates. An additional 143 people have served only as Territorial Delegates in the House and 32 people have served only as Resident Commissioners from Puerto Rico or the Philippines.