Historical Data

The materials in this section were compiled for the publication of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress, 1900–2017. These charts were developed to answer reference questions often posed by Member offices, researchers, and the general public. Eighteen of the 60 Asian Pacific Islanders (APAs) who have served in Congress are current Members—15 in the House and three in the Senate. In total, there have been 57 APA Members of the House of Representatives and eight Senators. Five have served in both chambers.