List of Speakers of the United States House of Representatives: Wikis

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This is a complete list of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives as of 2009. Each was chosen since the First United States Congress session in 1789. It includes the congressional district of each speaker as well as the time they spent in the position.

The colors indicate the political party affiliation of each speaker.

Party Color Key
Pro-Administration
Anti-Administration
Federalist
Democratic-Republican
Democratic
American Party
Whig
Republican
# Speaker Portrait Party State or District Congress Start of service ↑ End of service
1 Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg Muhlenberg.jpg Pro-Administration Pennsylvania-AL 1st April 1, 1789 March 4, 1791
2 Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. JonathanTrumbull.jpg Connecticut-AL 2nd October 24, 1791 March 4, 1793
3 Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg Muhlenberg.jpg Anti-Administration Pennsylvania-AL 3rd December 2, 1793 March 4, 1795
4 Jonathan Dayton JDayton.jpg Federalist New Jersey-AL 4th December 7, 1795 March 4, 1797
5th May 15, 1797 March 4, 1799
5 Theodore Sedgwick TheodoreSedgwick.jpg Massachusetts-1 6th December 2, 1799 March 4, 1801
6 Nathaniel Macon NC-Congress-NathanielMacon.jpg Democratic-Republican North Carolina-5 7th December 7, 1801 March 4, 1803
North Carolina-6 8th October 17, 1803 March 4, 1805
9th December 2, 1805 March 4, 1807
7 Joseph Bradley Varnum JosephBradleyVarnum.jpg Massachusetts-4 10th October 26, 1807 March 4, 1809
11th May 22, 1809 March 4, 1811
8 Henry Clay Henry Clay.JPG Kentucky-5 12th November 4, 1811 March 4, 1813
Kentucky-2 13th May 24, 1813 January 19, 1814
9 Langdon Cheves LangdonCheves.jpg South Carolina-1 January 19, 1814 March 4, 1815
10 Henry Clay Henry Clay.JPG Kentucky-2 14th December 4, 1815 March 4, 1817
15th December 1, 1817 March 4, 1819
16th December 6, 1819 October 28, 1820
11 John W. Taylor JohnWTaylor.jpg New York-11 November 15, 1820 March 4, 1821
12 Philip Pendleton Barbour PPBarbour.jpg Virginia-11 17th December 4, 1821 March 4, 1823
13 Henry Clay Henry Clay.JPG Kentucky-3 18th December 1, 1823 March 4, 1825
14 John W. Taylor JohnWTaylor.jpg New York-17 19th December 5, 1825 March 4, 1827
15 Andrew Stevenson AndrewStevenson.jpg Democratic Virginia-9 20th December 3, 1827 March 4, 1829
21st December 7, 1829 March 4, 1831
22nd December 5, 1831 March 4, 1833
Virginia-11 23rd December 2, 1833 June 2, 1834
16 John Bell JBell.jpg Whig Tennessee-7 23rd June 2, 1834 March 4, 1835
17 James Knox Polk Polkpolk.jpg Democratic Tennessee-9 24th December 7, 1835 March 4, 1837
25th September 4, 1837 March 4, 1839
18 Robert M. T. Hunter RbrtMTHntr.jpg Whig Virginia-9 26th December 16, 1839 March 4, 1841
19 John White John White.jpg Kentucky-9 27th May 31, 1841 March 4, 1843
20 John Winston Jones JohnWinstonJones.jpg Democratic Virginia-6 28th December 4, 1843 March 4, 1845
21 John Wesley Davis John Wesley Davis.jpg Indiana-6 29th December 1, 1845 March 4, 1847
22 Robert Charles Winthrop RCWinthrop.jpg Whig Massachusetts-1 30th December 6, 1847 March 4, 1849
23 Howell Cobb Cobb, Howell2.jpg Democratic Georgia-6 31st December 22, 1849 March 4, 1851
24 Linn Boyd LinnBoyd.jpg Kentucky-1 32nd December 1, 1851 March 4, 1853
33rd December 5, 1853 March 4, 1855
25 Nathaniel Prentice Banks NPBanks.jpg American/Republican* Massachusetts-7 34th February 2, 1856 March 4, 1857
26 James Lawrence Orr James Lawrence Orr - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic South Carolina-5 35th December 7, 1857 March 4, 1859
27 William Pennington WmPennington.jpg Republican New Jersey-5 36th February 1, 1860 March 4, 1861
28 Galusha A. Grow GalushaAaron.jpg Pennsylvania-14 37th July 4, 1861 March 4, 1863
29 Schuyler Colfax Schuyler Colfax, photo portrait seated, c1855-1865.jpg Indiana-9 38th December 7, 1863 March 4, 1865
39th December 4, 1865 March 4, 1867
40th March 4, 1867 March 3, 1869
30 Theodore Medad Pomeroy Theodore Medad Pomeroy - Brady-Handy.jpg New York-24 March 3, 1869 March 4, 1869
31 James G. Blaine James G. Blaine - Brady-Handy.jpg Maine-3 41st March 4, 1869 March 4, 1871
42nd March 4, 1871 March 4, 1873
43rd December 1, 1873 March 4, 1875
32 Michael Crawford Kerr Michael C. Kerr - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic Indiana-3 44th December 6, 1875 August 19, 1876
33 Samuel Jackson Randall Samuel J. Randall - Brady-Handy.jpg Pennsylvania-3 December 4, 1876 March 4, 1877
45th October 15, 1877 March 4, 1879
46th March 18, 1879 March 4, 1881
34 Joseph Warren Keifer J. Warren Keifer - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican Ohio-8 47th December 5, 1881 March 4, 1883
35 John Griffin Carlisle John Griffin Carlisle, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1870-1880.jpg Democratic Kentucky-6 48th December 3, 1883 March 4, 1885
49th December 7, 1885 March 4, 1887
50th December 5, 1887 March 4, 1889
36 Thomas Brackett Reed TBReed.jpg Republican Maine-1 51st December 2, 1889 March 4, 1891
37 Charles Frederick Crisp CharlesFrederickCrisp.jpg Democratic Georgia-3 52nd December 8, 1891 March 4, 1893
53rd August 7, 1893 March 4, 1895
38 Thomas Brackett Reed TBReed.jpg Republican Maine-1 54th December 2, 1895 March 4, 1897
55th March 15, 1897 March 4, 1899
39 David B. Henderson HendersonDavidB.jpg Iowa-3 56th December 4, 1899 March 4, 1901
57th December 2, 1901 March 4, 1903
40 Joseph Gurney Cannon JGCannon.jpg Illinois-18 58th November 9, 1903 March 4, 1905
59th December 4, 1905 March 4, 1907
60th December 2, 1907 March 4, 1909
61st March 15, 1909 March 4, 1911
41 Champ Clark ChampClark.jpg Democratic Missouri-9 62nd April 4, 1911 March 4, 1913
63rd April 7, 1913 March 4, 1915
64th December 6, 1915 March 4, 1917
65th April 2, 1917 March 4, 1919
42 Frederick Gillett Frederick Huntington Gillett.png Republican Massachusetts-2 66th May 19, 1919 March 4, 1921
67th April 11, 1921 March 4, 1923
68th December 3, 1923 March 4, 1925
43 Nicholas Longworth Nick Longworth Portrait.JPG Ohio-1 69th December 7, 1925 March 4, 1927
70th December 5, 1927 March 4, 1929
71st April 15, 1929 March 4, 1931
44 John Nance Garner John n garner.jpg Democratic Texas-15 72nd December 7, 1931 March 4, 1933
45 Henry T. Rainey Henry T. Rainey.jpg Illinois-20 73rd March 9, 1933 August 19, 1934
46 Joseph Wellington Byrns Joseph Byrns.jpg Tennessee-5 74th January 3, 1935 June 4, 1936
47 William Brockman Bankhead William bankhead.jpg Alabama-6 June 4, 1936 January 3, 1937
75th January 5, 1937 January 3, 1939
76th January 3, 1939 September 15, 1940
48 Samuel T. Rayburn Rayburn-Sam-LOC.jpg Texas-4 September 16, 1940 January 3, 1941
77th January 3, 1941 January 3, 1943
78th January 6, 1943 January 3, 1945
79th January 3, 1945 January 3, 1947
49 Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Joseph William Martin.jpg Republican Massachusetts-14 80th January 3, 1947 January 3, 1949
50 Samuel T. Rayburn Rayburn-Sam-LOC.jpg Democratic Texas-4 81st January 3, 1949 January 3, 1951
82nd January 3, 1951 January 3, 1953
51 Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Joseph William Martin.jpg Republican Massachusetts-14 83rd January 3, 1953 January 3, 1955
52 Samuel T. Rayburn Rayburn-Sam-LOC.jpg Democratic Texas-4 84th January 3, 1955 January 3, 1957
85th January 3, 1957 January 3, 1959
86th January 7, 1959 January 3, 1961
87th January 3, 1961 November 16, 1961
53 John W. McCormack Spiker John McCormack.jpg Massachusetts-12 January 10, 1962 January 3, 1963
Massachusetts-9 88th January 9, 1963 January 3, 1965
89th January 4, 1965 January 3, 1967
90th January 10, 1967 January 3, 1969
91st January 3, 1969 January 3, 1971
54 Carl B. Albert Speaker Albert - portrait.jpg Oklahoma-3 92nd January 21, 1971 January 3, 1973
93rd January 3, 1973 January 3, 1975
94th January 14, 1975 January 3, 1977
55 Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. SpeakerO'Neill.jpg Massachusetts-8 95th January 4, 1977 January 3, 1979
96th January 15, 1979 January 3, 1981
97th January 5, 1981 January 3, 1983
98th January 3, 1983 January 3, 1985
99th January 3, 1985 January 3, 1987
56 James C. Wright, Jr. SpeakerWright.jpg Texas-12 100th January 6, 1987 January 3, 1989
101st January 3, 1989 June 6, 1989
57 Thomas S. Foley SpeakerFoley.jpg Washington-5 June 6, 1989 January 3, 1991
102nd January 3, 1991 January 3, 1993
103rd January 5, 1993 January 3, 1995
58 Newton L. Gingrich SpeakerGingrich.jpg Republican Georgia-6 104th January 4, 1995 January 3, 1997
105th January 7, 1997 January 3, 1999
59 J. Dennis Hastert SpeakerHastert.jpg Illinois-14 106th January 6, 1999 January 3, 2001
107th January 3, 2001 January 3, 2003
108th January 7, 2003 January 3, 2005
109th January 3, 2005 January 3, 2007
60 Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi.jpeg Democratic California-8 110th January 4, 2007 January 3, 2009
111th January 6, 2009 Present

* Note: Banks, a former Democrat originally elected as a Know Nothing, had come to be associated with the Republicans by the time the 34th Congress convened. Because the Republicans did not command a majority in Congress, and Banks did not receive any votes from Democrats or southern Know Nothings, Banks, after two months of deadlocked balloting, could only be elected after a motion was passed allowing the election of a speaker by plurality vote.

List of Speakers by State

Number State
8 Massachusetts
4 Kentucky
Virginia
3 Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
2 Maine
New Jersey
New York
Ohio
South Carolina
1 Alabama
California
Connecticut
Iowa
Missouri
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Washington

Living former Speakers

As of December 2009, there are four living former Speakers. The most recent Speaker to die was Carl Albert (1971–1977), on February 4, 2000. The most recently serving Speaker to die was Tip O'Neill (1977–1987), on January 5, 1994.

Name Term of office Date of birth
Jim Wright 1987–1989 22 December 1922
Tom Foley 1989–1995 26 March 1929
Newt Gingrich 1995–1999 17 June 1943
Dennis Hastert 1999–2007 2 January 1942

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