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List of new members of the 99th United States Congress

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The 99th United States Congress began on January 3, 1985. There were five new senators (three Democrats, two Republicans) and 41 new representatives (11 Democrats, 30 Republicans), as well as two new delegates (one Democrat, one Republican), at the start of the first session. Additionally, three senators (two Democrats, one Republican) and five representatives (four Democrats, one Republican) took office on various dates in order to fill vacancies during the 99th Congress before it ended on January 3, 1987.

Senate

Took office January 3, 1985

State Image Senator Seniority Switched party Prior background Birth year Ref
Illinois
Paul Simon (D) 1st
(95th overall)
Yes
Defeated Charles H. Percy (R)
U.S. House of Representatives
Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
U.S. Army Private
1928 [1]
Iowa
Tom Harkin (D) 2nd
(96th overall)
Yes
Defeated Roger Jepsen (R)
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Navy Reserve Commander
1939 [2]
Kentucky
Mitch McConnell (R) 5th
(99th overall)
Yes
Defeated Walter Dee Huddleston (D)
Jefferson County Judge/Executive
Acting U.S. Assistant Attorney General
1942 [3]
Tennessee
Al Gore (D) 3rd
(97th overall)
Yes
Open seat; replaced Howard Baker (R)
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Army Specialist
1948 [4]
Texas
Phil Gramm (R) 4th
(98th overall)
No
Open seat; replaced John Tower (R)
U.S. House of Representatives 1942 [5]

Took office during the 99th Congress

State Image Senator Took office Switched party Prior background Birth year Ref
West Virginia
Jay Rockefeller (D) January 15, 1985 No
Open seat; replaced Jennings Randolph (D)
Governor of West Virginia
Secretary of State of West Virginia
West Virginia House of Delegates
1937 [6]
North Carolina
Jim Broyhill (R) July 14, 1986 No
Appointed; replaced John Porter East (R)
U.S. House of Representatives 1927 [7]
North Carolina
Terry Sanford (D) December 10, 1986 Yes
Defeated Jim Broyhill (R)
President of Duke University
Governor of North Carolina
North Carolina Senate
U.S. Army First Lieutenant
1917 [8]

House of Representatives

Took office January 3, 1985

District Representative Switched party Prior background Birth year Ref
Alabama 1 Sonny Callahan (R) No State Senator 1932 [9]
Arizona 5 Jim Kolbe (R) Yes State Senator 1942 [10]
Arkansas 2 Tommy F. Robinson (D) Yes[a] Sheriff 1942 [11]
California 38 Bob Dornan (R) Yes U.S. Representative[b] 1933 [12]
Colorado 3 Michael L. Strang (R) Yes State Representative 1929 [13]
Connecticut 5 John G. Rowland (R) Yes State Representative 1957 [14]
Georgia 4 Pat Swindall (R) Yes Lawyer 1950 [15]
Idaho 2 Richard H. Stallings (D) Yes Educator 1940 [16]
Illinois 13 Harris Fawell (R) No State Senator 1929 [17]
Illinois 14 John E. Grotberg (R) No State Senator 1925 [18]
Illinois 19 Terry L. Bruce (D) Yes State Senator 1944 [19]
Illinois 22 Kenneth J. Gray (D) No U.S. Representative[c] 1924 [20]
Indiana 1 Pete Visclosky (D) No Congressional staffer 1949 [21]
Iowa 5 Jim Ross Lightfoot (R) Yes Broadcaster 1938 [22]
Kansas 3 Jan Meyers (R) No State Senator 1928 [23]
Maryland 2 Helen Delich Bentley (R) Yes Chair of the FMC 1923 [24]
Massachusetts 5 Chester G. Atkins (D) No State Senator 1948 [25]
Michigan 5 Paul B. Henry (R) No State Senator 1942 [26]
Michigan 10 Bill Schuette (R) Yes Lawyer 1953 [27]
New Hampshire 1 Bob Smith (R) Yes Educator 1941 [28]
New Jersey 11 Dean Gallo (R) Yes State Assemblyman 1935 [29]
New York 9 Thomas Manton (D) No City Councilor 1932 [30]
New York 20 Joe DioGuardi (R) Yes Accountant 1940 [31]
New York 30 Fred J. Eckert (R) No U.S. Ambassador[d] 1941 [32]
North Carolina 4 Bill Cobey (R) Yes Athletic administrator 1939 [33]
North Carolina 6 Howard Coble (R) Yes State Representative 1931 [34]
North Carolina 9 Alex McMillan (R) No CEO of Harris Teeter 1932 [35]
North Carolina 11 Bill Hendon (R) Yes U.S. Representative[e] 1944 [36]
Ohio 17 James Traficant (D) Yes Sheriff 1941 [37]
Pennsylvania 11 Paul Kanjorski (D) No Attorney 1937 [38]
Tennessee 6 Bart Gordon (D) No State Party Chair 1949 [39]
Texas 6 Joe Barton (R) No Engineer 1949 [40]
Texas 13 Beau Boulter (R) Yes City Commissioner 1942 [41]
Texas 14 Mac Sweeney (R) Yes White House staffer 1955 [42]
Texas 19 Larry Combest (R) Yes Businessman 1945 [43]
Texas 22 Tom DeLay (R) No State Representative 1947 [44]
Texas 23 Albert Bustamante (D) No County Commissioner 1935 [45]
Texas 26 Dick Armey (R) Yes Economist 1940 [46]
Utah 2 David Smith Monson (R) No Lieutenant Governor of Utah 1945 [47]
Virginia 7 D. French Slaughter Jr. (R) No State Delegate 1925 [48]
Washington 1 John Miller (R) No City Council President 1938 [49]

Non-voting members

District Delegate Switched party Prior background Birth year Ref
Guam at-large Vicente T. Blaz (R) Yes USMC Brigadier General 1928 [50]
Puerto Rico at-large Jaime Fuster (PD/D) Yes/No[f] U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General 1941 [51]

Took office during the 99th Congress

District Representative Took office Switched party Prior background Birth year Ref
Louisiana 8 Catherine Small Long (D) March 30, 1985 No Congressional staffer 1924 [52]
Texas 1 Jim Chapman (D) August 3, 1985 No District attorney 1945 [53]
New York 6 Alton Waldon (D) June 10, 1986 No State Assemblyman 1936 [54]
Hawaii 1 Neil Abercrombie (D) September 20, 1986 No State Representative 1938 [55]
North Carolina 10 Cass Ballenger (R) November 4, 1986 No State Senator 1926 [56]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Robinson joined the Republican Party in July 1989, during the 101st Congress.
  2. ^ Previously elected to the 95th Congress, serving from 1977 to 1983.
  3. ^ Previously elected to the 84th Congress, serving from 1955 to 1974.
  4. ^ Simultaneously served as ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, and Tuvalu.
  5. ^ Previously elected to the 97th Congress, serving from 1981 to 1983.
  6. ^ The previous delegate, Baltasar Corrada del Río, was registered as New Progressive/Democratic.

References

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  3. ^ "MCCONNELL, Addison Mitchell (Mitch)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  4. ^ "GORE, Albert Arnold, Jr". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  5. ^ "GRAMM, William Philip (Phil)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  6. ^ "ROCKEFELLER, John Davison (Jay), IV". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  7. ^ "BROYHILL, James Thomas". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  8. ^ "SANFORD, (James) Terry (James)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  9. ^ "CALLAHAN, Herbert Leon (Sonny)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
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  11. ^ "ROBINSON, Tommy Franklin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  12. ^ "DORNAN, Robert Kenneth". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
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  15. ^ "SWINDALL, Patrick Lynn". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  16. ^ "STALLINGS, Richard Howard". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
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  25. ^ "ATKINS, Chester Greenough". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  26. ^ "HENRY, Paul B." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  27. ^ "SCHUETTE, Bill". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
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  32. ^ "ECKERT, Fred J." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
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  35. ^ "MCMILLAN, John Alexander (Alex), III". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  36. ^ "HENDON, William Martin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  37. ^ "TRAFICANT, James A., Jr". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  38. ^ "KANJORSKI, Paul E." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  39. ^ "GORDON, Barton Jennings". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  40. ^ "BARTON, Joe Linus". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  41. ^ "BOULTER, Eldon Beau". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  42. ^ "SWEENEY, David McCann (Mac)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  43. ^ "COMBEST, Larry Ed". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  44. ^ "DELAY, Thomas Dale". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  45. ^ "BUSTAMANTE, Albert G." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  46. ^ "ARMEY, Richard Keith". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  47. ^ "MONSON, David Smith". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  48. ^ "SLAUGHTER, Daniel French, Jr". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  49. ^ "MILLER, John Ripin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  50. ^ "BLAZ, Ben Garrido". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  51. ^ "FUSTER, Jaime B." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  52. ^ "LONG, Catherine Small". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  53. ^ "CHAPMAN, Jim". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  54. ^ "WALDON, Alton R., Jr". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  55. ^ "ABERCROMBIE, Neil". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  56. ^ "BALLENGER, Cass". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
Preceded by New members of the 99th Congress
1985–1987
Succeeded by
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