Total Members of the House & State Representation

Last Updated June 15, 2018

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, 12,249 individuals have served as Representatives, Senators, or in both capacities. There have been 10,275 Members who served only as Representatives, 1,302 Members who served only in the Senate, and 672 Members with service in both chambers. The total number of Representatives (including individuals serving in both bodies) is 10,947.

These numbers do not include statutory representatives: Resident Commissioners and Delegates. An additional 144 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.