Total Members of the House & State Representation

Last Updated January 3, 2019

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, 12,343 individuals have served as Representatives, Senators, or in both capacities. There have been 10,360 Members who served only as Representatives, 1,305 Members who served only in the Senate, and 677 Members with service in both chambers. The total number of Representatives (including individuals serving in both bodies) is 11,037.

These numbers do not include statutory representatives: Resident Commissioners and Delegates. An additional 145 people have served only as Territorial Delegates in the House and 33 people have served only as Resident Commissioners from Puerto Rico or the Philippines.