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United States congressional delegations from Arkansas

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Since Arkansas became a U.S. state in 1836, it has sent congressional delegations to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. Each state elects two senators to serve for six years, and members of the House to two-year terms. Before becoming a state, the Arkansas Territory elected a non-voting delegate at-large to Congress from 1819 to 1836.

These are tables of congressional delegations from Arkansas to the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

Current delegation

Current U.S. senators from Arkansas

CPVI (2021)[1]:
Class II senator Class III senator
Tom Cotton official Senate photo.jpg

Tom Cotton
(Junior senator)
Senator John Boozman Official Portrait (115th Congress).jpg

John Boozman
(Senior senator)
Party Republican Republican
Incumbent since January 3, 2015 January 3, 2011

Arkansas's current congressional delegation in the 117th Congress consists of its two senators, and four representatives, all of whom are Republicans.

The current dean of the Arkansas delegation is Senator John Boozman, having served in the U.S. Congress since 2001.

Current U.S. representatives from Arkansas
District Member
Party Incumbent since CPVI
District map
Rick Crawford official photo.jpg

Rick Crawford
Republican January 3, 2011 R+21 Arkansas US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
French Hill official photo.jpg

French Hill
(Little Rock)
Republican January 3, 2015 R+7 Arkansas US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
Steve Womack, Official Portrait, 112th Congress - Hi Res.jpg

Steve Womack
Republican January 3, 2011 R+17 Arkansas US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
Bruce Westerman, 115th official photo.jpg

Bruce Westerman
(Hot Springs)
Republican January 3, 2015 R+20 Arkansas US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif

United States Senate

Class II senator Congress Class III senator
William S. Fulton (J) 24th (1835–1837) Ambrose Hundley Sevier (J)
William S. Fulton (D)[a] 25th (1837–1839) Ambrose Hundley Sevier (D)[b]
26th (1839–1841)
27th (1841–1843)
28th (1843–1845)
Chester Ashley (D)[a]
29th (1845–1847)
30th (1847–1849)
William K. Sebastian (D) Solon Borland (D)[b]
31st (1849–1851)
32nd (1851–1853)
33rd (1853–1855)
Robert Ward Johnson (D)
34th (1855–1857)
35th (1857–1859)
36th (1859–1861)
37th (1861–1863) Charles B. Mitchel (D)
vacant[c] vacant[c][d]
38th (1863–1865)
39th (1865–1867)
40th (1867–1869)
Alexander McDonald (R) Benjamin F. Rice (R)
41st (1869–1871)
Powell Clayton (R) 42nd (1871–1873)
43rd (1873–1875) Stephen Wallace Dorsey (R)
44th (1875–1877)
Augustus Hill Garland (D)[b] 45th (1877–1879)
46th (1879–1881) James D. Walker (D)
47th (1881–1883)
48th (1883–1885)
49th (1885–1887) James Kimbrough Jones (D)
James Henderson Berry (D)
50th (1887–1889)
51st (1889–1891)
52nd (1891–1893)
53rd (1893–1895)
54th (1895–1897)
55th (1897–1899)
56th (1899–1901)
57th (1901–1903)
58th (1903–1905) James Paul Clarke (D)[a]
59th (1905–1907)
Jeff Davis (D)[a] 60th (1907–1909)
61st (1909–1911)
62nd (1911–1913)
John N. Heiskell (D)[e]
William M. Kavanaugh (D)
Joseph Taylor Robinson (D)[a] 63rd (1913–1915)
64th (1915–1917)
William F. Kirby (D)
65th (1917–1919)
66th (1919–1921)
67th (1921–1923) Thaddeus H. Caraway (D)[a]
68th (1923–1925)
69th (1925–1927)
70th (1927–1929)
71st (1929–1931)
72nd (1931–1933)
Hattie Wyatt Caraway (D)
73rd (1933–1935)
74th (1935–1937)
75th (1937–1939)
John E. Miller (D)[b]
76th (1939–1941)
77th (1941–1943)
Lloyd Spencer (D)
John L. McClellan (D)[a] 78th (1943–1945)
79th (1945–1947) J. William Fulbright (D)[b]
80th (1947–1949)
81st (1949–1951)
82nd (1951–1953)
83rd (1953–1955)
84th (1955–1957)
85th (1957–1959)
86th (1959–1961)
87th (1961–1963)
88th (1963–1965)
89th (1965–1967)
90th (1967–1969)
91st (1969–1971)
92nd (1971–1973)
93rd (1973–1975)
94th (1975–1977) Dale Bumpers (D)
95th (1977–1979)
Kaneaster Hodges Jr. (D)
David Pryor (D) 96th (1979–1981)
97th (1981–1983)
98th (1983–1985)
99th (1985–1987)
100th (1987–1989)
101st (1989–1991)
102nd (1991–1993)
103rd (1993–1995)
104th (1995–1997)
Tim Hutchinson (R) 105th (1997–1999)
106th (1999–2001) Blanche Lincoln (D)
107th (2001–2003)
Mark Pryor (D) 108th (2003–2005)
109th (2005–2007)
110th (2007–2009)
111th (2009–2011)
112th (2011–2013) John Boozman (R)
113th (2013–2015)
Tom Cotton (R) 114th (2015–2017)
115th (2017–2019)
116th (2019–2021)
117th (2021–2023)

United States House of Representatives

1819–1836: 1 non-voting delegate

The Arkansas Territory was created on July 4, 1819, and it sent a non-voting delegate to the House.

Congress Delegate from
Territory's at-large district
16th (1819–1821) James Woodson Bates (I)
17th (1821–1823)
18th (1823–1825) Henry Wharton Conway (DR)
19th (1825–1827)
20th (1827–1829)
Ambrose Hundley Sevier (J)
21st (1829–1831)
22nd (1831–1833)
23rd (1833–1835)
24th (1835–1837)

1836–1853: 1 seat

Following statehood on June 15, 1836, Arkansas had one seat in the House.

Congress At-large district
24th (1835–1837) Archibald Yell (J)
25th (1837–1839) Archibald Yell (D)
26th (1839–1841) Edward Cross (D)
27th (1841–1843)
28th (1843–1845)
29th (1845–1847) Archibald Yell (D)
Thomas Willoughby Newton (W)
30th (1847–1849) Robert Ward Johnson (D)
31st (1849–1851)
32nd (1851–1853)

1853–1863: 2 seats

Following the 1850 census, Arkansas was apportioned two seats.

Congress District
1st district 2nd district
33rd (1853–1855) Alfred B.
Edward A. Warren (D)
34th (1855–1857) Albert Rust (D)
35th (1857–1859) Edward A. Warren (D)
36th (1859–1861) Thomas C. Hindman (D) Albert Rust (D)
37th (1861–1863) vacant during the Civil War
and Reconstruction

1863–1873: 3 seats

Following the 1860 census, Arkansas was apportioned three seats.

Congress District
1st district 2nd district 3rd district
vacant during the Civil War
and Reconstruction
40th (1867–1869)
Logan H. Roots (R) James M. Hinds (R) Thomas Boles (R)
James T. Elliott (R)
41st (1869–1871) Anthony A. C. Rogers (D)
42nd (1871–1873) James M. Hanks (D) Oliver P. Snyder (R) John Edwards (LR)
Thomas Boles (R)

1873–1883: 4 seats

Following the 1870 census, Arkansas was apportioned four seats.

Congress District
1st district 2nd district 3rd district At-large district
43rd (1873–1875) Asa Hodges (R) Oliver P. Snyder (R) William W. Wilshire (R) William J. Hynes (LR)
Thomas M. Gunter (D)
44th (1875–1877) Lucien C. Gause (D) William F. Slemons (D) William W. Wilshire (D) 4th district
Thomas M. Gunter (D)
45th (1877–1879) Jordan E. Cravens (D)
46th (1879–1881) Poindexter Dunn (D)
47th (1881–1883) James Kimbrough

1883–1893: 5 seats

Following the 1880 census, Arkansas was apportioned five seats.

Congress District
1st district 2nd district 3rd district 4th district At-large district
48th (1883–1885) Poindexter Dunn (D) James Kimbrough
John Henry Rogers (D) Samuel W. Peel (D) Clifton R. Breckinridge (D)
49th (1885–1887) Clifton R.
vacant[h] John Henry Rogers (D) 5th district
Thomas Chipman
Samuel W. Peel (D)
50th (1887–1889)
51st (1889–1891) William H. Cate (D)
Lewis P.
Clifton R.
52nd (1891–1893) William H. Cate (D) William L. Terry (D)

1893–1903: 6 seats

Following the 1890 census, Arkansas was apportioned six seats.

Congress District
1st district 2nd district 3rd district 4th district 5th district 6th district
53rd (1893–1895) Philip D.
McCulloch Jr.
Clifton R.
Thomas Chipman
William L. Terry (D) Hugh A. Dinsmore (D) Robert Neill (D)
John S. Little (D)
54th (1895–1897)
55th (1897–1899) Stephen
Brundidge Jr.
56th (1899–1901)
57th (1901–1903) Charles C. Reid (D)

1903–1953: 7 seats

Following the 1900 census, Arkansas was apportioned seven seats.

Congress District
1st district 2nd district 3rd district 4th district 5th district 6th district 7th district
58th (1903–1905) Robert B. Macon (D) Stephen
Brundidge Jr.
Hugh A. Dinsmore (D) John S. Little (D) Charles C. Reid (D) Joseph Taylor
Robert M.
59th (1905–1907) John C. Floyd (D)
60th (1907–1909) William B. Cravens (D)
61st (1909–1911) William Alan
62nd (1911–1913) Henderson M.
William S.
Samuel M. Taylor (D)
63rd (1913–1915) Thaddeus H.
Otis Wingo (D)
64th (1915–1917) John N. Tillman (D)
65th (1917–1919)
66th (1919–1921)
67th (1921–1923) William J. Driver (D) Tilman Bacon
Chester W. Taylor (D)
68th (1923–1925) Heartsill Ragon (D) Lewis E. Sawyer (D)
James B. Reed (D)
69th (1925–1927)
70th (1927–1929)
Pearl Peden
71st (1929–1931) Claude A. Fuller (D) David Delano Glover (D)
Effiegene Locke
72nd (1931–1933) John E. Miller (D)
73rd (1933–1935) William B. Cravens (D)
David D. Terry (D)
74th (1935–1937) John L. McClellan (D)
75th (1937–1939) Wade H.
76th (1939–1941) Ezekiel C. Gathings (D) Wilbur Mills (D) Clyde T. Ellis (D) William F. Norrell (D)
William Fadjo
77th (1941–1943) Oren Harris (D)
78th (1943–1945) J. William Fulbright (D) Brooks Hays (D)
79th (1945–1947) James William
80th (1947–1949)
81st (1949–1951) Boyd Anderson
82nd (1951–1953)
Congress 1st district 2nd district 3rd district 4th district 5th district 6th district 7th district

1953–1963: 6 seats

Following the 1950 census, Arkansas was apportioned six seats.

Congress District
1st district 2nd district 3rd district 4th district 5th district 6th district
83rd (1953–1955) Ezekiel C. Gathings (D) Wilbur Mills (D) James William
Oren Harris (D) Brooks Hays (D) William F. Norrell (D)
84th (1955–1957)
85th (1957–1959)
86th (1959–1961) Dale Alford (D)
87th (1961–1963)
Catherine D. Norrell (D)

1963–present: 4 seats

Since the 1960 census, Arkansas has been apportioned four seats.

Congress District
1st district 2nd district 3rd district 4th district
88th (1963–1965) Ezekiel C. Gathings (D) Wilbur Mills (D) James William
Oren Harris (D)
89th (1965–1967)
David Pryor (D)
90th (1967–1969) John Paul
91st (1969–1971) William Vollie
Alexander Jr.
92nd (1971–1973)
93rd (1973–1975) Ray Thornton (D)
94th (1975–1977)
95th (1977–1979) Jim Guy Tucker (D)
96th (1979–1981) Ed Bethune (R) Beryl Anthony Jr. (D)
97th (1981–1983)
98th (1983–1985)
99th (1985–1987) Tommy F. Robinson (D)
100th (1987–1989)
101st (1989–1991)
Tommy F. Robinson (R)
102nd (1991–1993) Ray Thornton (D)
103rd (1993–1995) Blanche Lincoln (D) Tim Hutchinson (R) Jay Dickey (R)
104th (1995–1997)
105th (1997–1999) Robert Marion
Vic Snyder (D) Asa Hutchinson (R)
106th (1999–2001)
107th (2001–2003) Mike Ross (D)
John Boozman (R)
108th (2003–2005)
109th (2005–2007)
110th (2007–2009)
111th (2009–2011)
112th (2011–2013) Rick Crawford (R) Tim Griffin (R) Steve Womack (R)
113th (2013–2015) Tom Cotton (R)
114th (2015–2017) French Hill (R) Bruce Westerman (R)
115th (2017–2019)
116th (2019–2021)
117th (2021–2023)
Congress 1st district 2nd district 3rd district 4th district


Democratic (D)
Democratic-Republican (DR)
Jacksonian (J)
Liberal Republican (LR)
Republican (R)
Socialist Labor (SL)
Whig (W)
Independent (I)

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Died
  2. ^ a b c d e Resigned
  3. ^ a b c d From secession until readmission to the Union, Arkansas did not participate in the U.S. Congress.
  4. ^ Augustus Hill Garland presented credentials as a senator-elect to the 40th Congress but was not permitted to serve.
  5. ^ Heiskell was appointed to the office and served until an elected successor qualified.
  6. ^ 1st district incumbent Thomas Carmichael Hindman (D) was re-elected to the 37th Congress, but chose not to take his seat.
  7. ^ Anthony A. C. Rogers was elected to the 38th Congress but was not permitted to take his seat because Arkansas had not been re-admitted to the Union.
  8. ^ McRae was elected to fill the vacancy caused by James Kimbrough Jones, who had been elected to the next term, but resigned before this Congress.
  9. ^ Breckinridge was initially declared elected to the 51st United States Congress and took his seat. John M. Clayton eventually won a contest before the U.S. House, but died before the contest was complete, so the House declared the seat vacant. Breckinridge was then re-elected to finish the term.
  10. ^ Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the previous representative's death before the term began.


  1. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". Cook Political Report. Retrieved 2022-01-17.
  2. ^ "Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives". Retrieved 2022-01-06.
  3. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". Cook Political Report. Retrieved 2022-01-06.
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