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List of United States Representatives from Arkansas

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The following is an alphabetical list of members of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Arkansas. For chronological tables of members of both houses of the United States Congress from the state (through the present day), see United States Congressional Delegations from Arkansas. The list of names should be complete, but other data may be incomplete.

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Racist. Sexist. Republican. These words are virtually interchangeable—at least, according to most professors, journalists, and celebrities. So, are they right? Let’s take a look at history. The Republican Party was created in 1854. The first Republican Party platform, adopted at the party’s first national convention in 1856, promised to defeat, quote, “those twin relics of barbarism: polygamy and slavery.” Those “twin relics” were spreading into the western territories. Republicans feared that as those territories became states, polygamy and slavery might become permanent parts of American life. Polygamy—the marriage of one man to multiple women—devalued women and made them a kind of property. Slavery, of course, did the same to blacks. Literally. The Democrats were so opposed to the Republicans and their anti-slavery stance that in 1860, just six weeks after the election of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, South Carolina, a state dominated by Democrats, voted to secede from the union. The Civil War that followed was the bloodiest war in US history. It led to the passage, by Republicans, of the 13th Amendment, which freed the slaves; the 14th Amendment, which gave them citizenship; and the 15th Amendment; which gave them the vote. In 1870, the first black senator and the first black congressman were sworn in—both Republicans. In fact, every black representative in the House until 1935 was a Republican. And every black senator until 1979 was, too. For that matter, the first female member of Congress was a Republican; the first Hispanic governor and senator were Republicans. The first Asian senator? You get the idea. Republicans also kept their pledge to defend women’s rights. In 1862, the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act was passed by the Republican-controlled Congress to put an end to polygamy. In 1920, after 52 years of Democratic Party opposition, the 19th Amendment was ratified thanks to the Republican Congress, which pressured Democratic President Woodrow Wilson to drop his opposition to women’s rights. In the final tally, only 59 percent of House Democrats and 41 percent of Senate Democrats supported women’s suffrage. That’s compared to 91 percent of House Republicans and 82 percent of Senate Republicans. There certainly was a “war on women”—and it was led by the Democratic Party. But while Republicans had won a major battle for women’s rights, the fight for blacks’ civil rights had a long way to go. In the 1920s, Republican President Calvin Coolidge declared that the rights of blacks are “just as sacred as those of any other citizen.” By contrast, when famed sprinter Jesse Owens, a staunch Republican, won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he was snubbed by Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt only invited white Olympians to the White House. Two decades later, it was a Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower, who sent the 101st Airborne Division to escort black students into Little Rock’s Central High when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus—a Democrat—refused to honor a court order to integrate the state’s public schools. The Civil Rights Act of 1960, which outlawed poll taxes and other racist measures meant to keep blacks from voting, was filibustered by 18 Democrats for 125 hours. Not one Republican senator opposed the bill. Its follow-up bill, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is one of the landmark pieces of legislation in American history. That, too, survived a filibuster by Democrats thanks to overwhelming Republican support. But, you might be thinking, all that’s in the past. What have Republicans done for women and blacks lately? The answer you’d hear from professors, journalists and celebrities is... “not much.” And this time, they’d be right. They’d be right because the Republican Party treats blacks and women as it treats everyone: as equals. The Democratic Party never has, and it still doesn’t. Today’s Democrats treat blacks and women as victims who aren’t capable of succeeding on their own. The truth is, this is just a new kind of contempt. So, there is a party with a long history of racism and sexism...but it ain't the Republicans. I’m Carol Swain, for Prager University.

Contents

Current members

List of representatives

Representative Years Party District Notes
William Vollie Alexander Jr. January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1993
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Dale Alford January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
Beryl Anthony Jr. January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
James Woodson Bates December 21, 1819 –
March 3, 1823
None Territory [Data unknown/missing.]
Marion Berry January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2011
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Ed Bethune January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1985
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Boles June 22, 1868 –
March 3, 1871
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
February 9, 1872 –
March 3, 1873
Won contested election.
John Boozman November 20, 2001 –
January 3, 2011
Republican 3rd Elected to the US Senate.
Clifton R. Breckinridge March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Democratic At-large Lost contested election.
March 4, 1885 –
September 5, 1890
2nd
November 4, 1890 –
August 14, 1894
Elected after John M. Clayton was assassinated while contest was pending.
Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Russia.
Stephen Brundidge Jr. March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
Democratic 6th Retired to run for Governor of Arkansas.
March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
2nd
Thaddeus H. Caraway March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1921
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
William H. Cate March 4, 1889 –
March 5, 1890
Democratic 1st Lost contested election.
January 3, 1891 –
January 3, 1893
[Data unknown/missing.]
Henry Wharton Conway March 4, 1823 –
November 9, 1827
None Territory Died.
Tom Cotton January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Jordan E. Cravens March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
William B. Cravens March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1913
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Died.
William Fadjo Cravens September 12, 1939 –
January 3, 1949
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Rick Crawford January 3, 2011 –
present
Republican 1st Incumbent.
Edward Cross March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1845
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
Jay Dickey January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Hugh A. Dinsmore March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1903
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1905
3rd
William J. Driver March 4, 1921 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Poindexter Dunn March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1889
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
John Edwards March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1872
Liberal Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
James T. Elliott January 13, 1869 –
March 3, 1869
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Clyde T. Ellis January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1943
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lewis P. Featherstone March 5, 1890 –
March 3, 1891
Union Labor 1st Won contested election.
John C. Floyd March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1915
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
J. William Fulbright January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Claude A. Fuller March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Ezekiel C. Gathings January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1969
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Lucien C. Gause March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
David Delano Glover March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1935
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
William S. Goodwin March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1921
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Alfred B. Greenwood March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1859
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Timothy Griffin January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2015
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas M. Gunter June 16, 1874 –
March 3, 1875
Democratic 3rd Won election contest.
March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1883
4th
John Paul Hammerschmidt January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1993
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
James M. Hanks March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Oren Harris January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1953
Democratic 7th Resigned to become the US District judge for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas.
January 3, 1953 –
February 2, 1966
4th
Brooks Hays January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1959
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
French Hill January 3, 2015 –
present
Republican 2nd Incumbent.
Thomas C. Hindman March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
James M. Hinds July 22, 1868 –
October 22, 1868
Republican 2nd Died.
Asa Hodges March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Asa Hutchinson January 3, 1997 –
August 6, 2001
Republican 3rd Resigned after being appointed Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Tim Hutchinson January 3, 1993 –
January 2, 1997
Republican 3rd Resigned after being elected to the US Senate.
William Joseph Hynes March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Liberal Republican At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
Henderson M. Jacoway March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1923
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
Robert Ward Johnson March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
James Kimbrough Jones March 4, 1881 –
February 19, 1885
Democratic 2nd Resigned after being elected to the US Senate.
Wade H. Kitchens January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1941
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Blanche Lincoln January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
John Sebastian Little December 3, 1894 –
March 3, 1903
Democratic 2nd Resigned to become Governor of Arkansas.
March 3, 1903 –
January 14, 1907
4th
Robert B. Macon March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1913
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
John Little McClellan January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Philip D. McCulloch Jr. March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1903
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Chipman McRae December 7, 1885 –
March 3, 1903
Democratic 3rd First elected to finish James K. Jones's term.
John E. Miller March 4, 1931 –
November 14, 1937
Democratic 2nd Resigned after being elected to the US Senate.
Wilbur Mills January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1977
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Robert Neill March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Willoughby Newton February 6, 1847 –
March 3, 1847
Whig At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
Catherine Dorris Norrell April 18, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
William F. Norrell January 3, 1939 –
February 15, 1961
Democratic 6th Died.
Pearl Peden Oldfield January 9, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
William Allan Oldfield March 4, 1909 –
November 19, 1928
Democratic 2nd Died.
Tilman Bacon Parks March 4, 1921 –
January 3, 1937
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel W. Peel March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Democratic 4th Lost renomination.
March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1893
5th
David Pryor March 9, 1966 –
January 3, 1973
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Heartsill Ragon March 4, 1923 –
June 16, 1933
Democratic 5th Resigned after being appointed judge for the US District Court for the Western district of Arkansas.
James B. Reed October 6, 1923 –
March 3, 1929
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Charles C. Reid March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
Democratic 4th Retired.
March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
5th
Joseph Taylor Robinson March 4, 1903 –
January 14, 1913
Democratic 6th Resigned after being elected Governor of Arkansas.
Tommy F. Robinson January 3, 1985 –
July 28, 1989
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
July 28, 1989 –
January 3, 1991
Republican
Anthony A. C. Rogers March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1871
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
John H. Rogers March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Democratic 3rd Retired.
March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
4th
Logan Holt Roots June 22, 1868 –
March 3, 1871
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Mike Ross January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2013
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Albert Rust March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lewis E. Sawyer March 4, 1923 –
May 5, 1923
Democratic 6th Died.
Ambrose Hundley Sevier February 13, 1828 –
June 15, 1836
None Territory Seat eliminated after Arkansas achieved statehood.
William Ferguson Slemons March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Oliver P. Snyder March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Vic Snyder January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2011
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Boyd Anderson Tackett January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Chester W. Taylor October 25, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel M. Taylor January 15, 1913 –
September 13, 1921
Democratic 6th Died.
David D. Terry December 19, 1933 –
January 3, 1943
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
William L. Terry March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1901
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Ray Thornton January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1991 –
January 1, 1997
2nd Resigned.
John N. Tillman March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1929
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
James William Trimble January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1967
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Jim Guy Tucker January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1979
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Robert M. Wallace March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Edward A. Warren March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Bruce Westerman January 3, 2015 –
present
Republican 4th Incumbent.
William W. Wilshire March 4, 1873 –
June 16, 1874
Republican 3rd Lost election contest.
March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Democratic [Data unknown/missing.]
Effiegene Locke Wingo November 4, 1930 –
March 3, 1933
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Otis Wingo March 4, 1913 –
October 21, 1930
Democratic 4th Died.
Steve Womack January 3, 2011 –
present
Republican 3rd Incumbent.
Archibald Yell December 14, 1836 –
March 3, 1839
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1845 –
July 1, 1846
Resigned to serve in the Mexican–American War

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas

In April 2017, fifteen former U.S. Representatives from Arkansas were alive. The most recent and most recently serving representative to die was Jay Dickey (served 1993–2001) on April 20, 2017.

Representative Term of office District Date of birth (and age)
David Pryor 1966–1973 4th (1934-08-29) August 29, 1934 (age 84)
Bill Alexander 1969–1993 1st (1934-01-16) January 16, 1934 (age 85)
Jim Guy Tucker 1977–1979 2nd (1943-06-13) June 13, 1943 (age 75)
Ed Bethune 1979–1985 2nd (1935-12-19) December 19, 1935 (age 83)
Beryl Anthony Jr. 1979–1985 4th (1938-02-21) February 21, 1938 (age 81)
Tommy F. Robinson 1985–1991 2nd (1942-03-07) March 7, 1942 (age 77)
Tim Hutchinson 1993–1997 3rd (1949-08-11) August 11, 1949 (age 69)
Blanche Lincoln 1993–1997 1st (1960-09-30) September 30, 1960 (age 58)
Asa Hutchinson 1997–2001 3rd (1950-12-03) December 3, 1950 (age 68)
Marion Berry 1997–2011 1st (1942-08-27) August 27, 1942 (age 76)
Vic Snyder 1997–2011 2nd (1947-09-27) September 27, 1947 (age 71)
Mike Ross 2001–2013 4th (1961-08-02) August 2, 1961 (age 57)
John Boozman 2001–2011 3rd (1950-12-10) December 10, 1950 (age 68)
Tim Griffin 2011–2015 2nd (1968-08-21) August 21, 1968 (age 50)
Tom Cotton 2013–2015 4th (1977-05-13) May 13, 1977 (age 41)

References

See also

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