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This is a list of Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. Congress.


House of Representatives

Representative State Party Term
Dalip Singh Saund[1] California Democrat 1957–1963
Daniel Inouye[2] Hawaii Democrat 1959–1963
Spark Matsunaga Hawaii Democrat 1963–1977
Patsy Mink Hawaii Democrat 1965–1977, 1990–2002
Norman Mineta California Democrat 1975–1995
Daniel Akaka Hawaii Democrat 1977–1990
Bob Matsui California Democrat 1979–2005
Patricia Saiki Hawaii Republican 1987–1991
Jay Kim[3] California Republican 1993–1999
Robert C. Scott[4] Virginia Democrat 1993–Present
David Wu Oregon Democrat 1998–Present
Mike Honda California Democrat 2001–Present
Bobby Jindal Louisiana Republican 2005–2007
Doris Matsui California Democrat 2005–Present
Mazie Hirono Hawaii Democrat 2007-Present
Steve Austria Ohio Republican 2009-Present
Anh "Joseph" Cao[5] Louisiana Republican 2009-Present
Judy Chu California Democrat 2009-Present

Delegates in the House (non-voting members)

Delegate Territory Party Term
Robert William Wilcox Territory of Hawaii Hawaiian Independent Party 1900–1903
Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole Territory of Hawaii Republican 1903–1922
Antonio Borja Won Pat Guam Democrat 1973–1985
Fofó Iosefa Fiti Sunia American Samoa Democrat 1981–1988
Vincente T. Blaz Guam Republican 1985–1993
Eni Faleomavaega American Samoa Democrat 1989–Present
Robert A. Underwood Guam Democrat 1993–2003

Resident Commissioners in the House (non-voting members)

Territorial era
Congress Resident Commissioner 1 Resident Commissioner 2
60th (1907-1909) Benito Legarda y Tuason Pablo Ocampo
61st (1909-1911)
Manuel L. Quezon
62nd (1911-1913)
63rd (1913-1915) Manuel Earnshaw
64th (1915-1917)
65th (1917-1919) Jaime C. De Veyra Teodoro R. Yangco
66th (1919-1921)
Isauro Gabaldon
67th (1921-1923)
68th (1923-1925) Pedro Guevara
69th (1925-1927)
70th (1927-1929)
71st (1929-1931) Camilo Osias
72nd (1931-1933)
73rd (1933-1935)
74th (1935-1937) Francisco A. Delgado
Commonwealth era
Congress Resident Commissioner 1
74th (1935-1937) Quintin Paredes
75th (1937-1939)
Joaquin Miguel Elizalde
76th (1939-1941)
77th (1941-1943)
78th (1943-1945)
Carlos Peña Romulo
79th (1945-1947)


Senator State Party Term
Hiram Fong[6] Hawaii Republican 1959–1977
Daniel Inouye[2] Hawaii Democrat 1963–Present
Samuel I. Hayakawa California Republican 1977–1983
Spark Matsunaga Hawaii Democrat 1977–1990
Daniel Akaka Hawaii Democrat 1990–Present
John Ensign Nevada Republican 2001-Present


  1. ^ First person of Indian ancestry elected to Congress.
  2. ^ a b First Japanese American elected to Congress.
  3. ^ First person of Korean ancestry elected to Congress.
  4. ^ An African American with Filipino heritage.
  5. ^ First person of Vietnamese ancestry elected to Congress.
  6. ^ First Asian Pacific American elected to the Senate and first American of Chinese ancestry elected to Congress.


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