Offices Used by Speakers of the House

In addition to rooms in the Capitol, Speakers of the House maintain offices in the House Office Buildings, alongside their fellow Members. And of course, in any given Congress, it is likely that some future Speaker is working in a space in the Cannon, Longworth, or Rayburn building. In fact, more than a third of all Speakers in the history of the House have, at one time or another, been assigned rooms in the House Office Buildings during their long careers.

The chart below lists the offices that Speakers have used during their House service. Joseph Warren Keifer of Ohio was the first Speaker to occupy a room in the House's office buildings. Keifer served for a single term as Speaker in the 47th Congress (1881–1883), long before separate offices for Members of Congress were a gleam in the institution's eye. When Keifer returned to House service from 1905 to 1911, he was part of the first wave of Members to move into the Cannon building. Joseph Cannon, the namesake of the first office building, was Speaker when it was built in 1908, but he never occupied one of its rooms, preferring his Capitol offices. Since the 1970s, Members who have ascended to the Speakership have continued to maintain Member offices in the office buildings, in addition to their official and ceremonial Speakers’ rooms in the Capitol, the better to provide direct service to constituents. Office assignments provided are the numbers currently used for a given room.

Individual StateOffice AssignmentYears of Occupancy
Joseph W. KeiferOhio107 Cannon 1909–1911
Joseph G. CannonIllinois N/A 
James Beauchamp ClarkMissouri N/A 
Frederick H. GillettMassachusetts203 Cannon

200 Cannon
1911–1913

1913–1919
Nicholas LongworthOhio 407 Cannon

309 Cannon

309 Cannon
1909–1911

1911–1913

1915–1923
John N. GarnerTexas316 Cannon

313 and 315 Cannon
1909–1927

1927–1929
Henry T. RaineyIllinois 318 Cannon

504 Cannon
1909–1921

1923–1931
Joseph W. ByrnsTennessee 429 Cannon

436 Cannon

372 Cannon

380 Cannon
1909–1911

1911–1915

1915–1919

1919–1931
William B. BankheadAlabama 129 Cannon

102 Cannon

1211 Longworth
1917–1921

1921–1932

1933–1936
Sam RayburnTexas515 Cannon

210 and 210A Cannon

1332, 1333 and 1334 Longworth

1332 and 1334 Longworth
1914–1931

1931–1932

1933–1934


1935–1936
Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Massachusetts 129 Cannon

424 Cannon

1523 Longworth

1111 and 1113 Longworth
1925–1931

1931–1932

1933–1934

1935–1938
John W. McCormackMassachusetts 508 Cannon

1727 and 1728 Longworth
1928–1932

1933–1940

1943–1946
Carl B. AlbertOklahoma 437 Cannon

1037 Longworth

501 Cannon

2205 Rayburn
1947–1950

1951–1956

1957–1962

1971–1976
Thomas P. (Tip) O'NeillMassachusetts 312 and 314 Cannon

2231 Rayburn
1953–1964

1965–1986
James C. Wright, Jr. Texas 1628 Longworth

1327 Longworth

2459 Rayburn

1236 Longworth
1955–1958

1959–1964

1965–1980

1981–1988
Thomas S. FoleyWashington1519 Longworth

1118 and 1122 Longworth

1314 Longworth

325 Cannon

1201 Longworth
1965

1965–1967

1967–1968

1969–1970

1971–1972
Newt GingrichGeorgia 417 Cannon

1005 Longworth

2438 Rayburn

2428 Rayburn
1979–1980

1981–1986

1987–1992

1993–1998
J. Dennis HastertIllinois 567 Cannon

2453 Rayburn

2241 Rayburn

2263 Rayburn

2369 Rayburn

266 Cannon

2304 Rayburn
1987–1992

1993–1996

1997–1998

1999–2000

2001–2002

2003–2006

2007
Nancy PelosiCalifornia 1632 Longworth

1517 Longworth

1005 Longworth

109 Cannon

271 Cannon

2457 Rayburn

2371 Rayburn

266 Cannon

233 Cannon

1236 Longworth
1987

1988

1989–1990

1991–1992

1993–1994

1995–2002

2003–2006

2007–2014
 
2015–2018

2019 to present
John BoehnerOhio1020 Longworth

1011 Longworth
1991–1994

1995–2015

Paul D. RyanWisconsin

1217 Longworth

1113 Longworth

1233 Longworth

1999–2005

2005–2011

2011–2018

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