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This is a chronological listing, in timeline format, of the United States Congressional Delegations from Delaware to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives.

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U.S Senators are elected by popular vote for a six year term, beginning January 3. Since 1831, elections in Delaware have been held on the first week of November of the year noted. Before 1914 United States Senators were chosen by the Delaware General Assembly and before 1935 all Congressional terms began March 4.

The dates for the various Congress represent the range of dates they could have been in session, rather than the actual dates of the sessions. Congressional terms began on March 4 through 1933. Since 1935 they have begun on January 3. The juxtaposition of the terms with the sessions is approximate; see the footnotes for actual dates of special appointments, elections, resignations or deaths.

United States Senate

The alternating grey and white boxes indicate the duration of the actual six year Senate terms.

Congress Senator Class 1 Senator Class 2
1st
(1789–1791)
- George Read (F)[1] - Richard Bassett (F)
2nd
(1791–1793)
-
3rd
(1793–1795)
Vacant[2] - John M. Vining (F)[3]
4th
(1795–1797)
Henry Latimer (F)[4][5]
5th
(1797–1799)
- Joshua Clayton (F)[6][7]
6th
(1799–1801)
- William H. Wells (F)[8][9]
7th
(1801–1803)
Samuel White (F)[10][11]
8th
(1803–1805)
-
9th
(1805–1807)
- James A. Bayard, Sr. (F)[12][13]
10th
(1807–1809)
11th
(1809–1811)
- Outerbridge Horsey (F)[14]
12th
(1811–1813)
-
13th
(1813–1815)
William H. Wells (F)[15]
14th
(1815–1817)
-
15th
(1817–1819)
- Nicholas Van Dyke (F)[16]
16th
(1819–1821)
17th
(1821–1823)
- vacant[17]
Caesar A. Rodney (D-R)[18][19]
18th
(1823–1825)
vacant[20]
Thomas Clayton (W)[21]
-
19th
(1825–1827)
Daniel Rodney (N-R)[22][23]
20th
(1827–1829)
- Louis McLane (D)[24] Henry M. Ridgely (D)[25]
21st
(1829–1831)
Arnold Naudain (W)[26][27] - John M. Clayton (W)[28]
22nd
(1831–1833)
23rd
(1833–1835)
-
24th
(1835–1837)
Richard H. Bayard (W)[29][30] -
25th
(1837–1839)
Thomas Clayton (W)[31]
26th
(1839–1841)
- vacant[32]
27th
(1841–1843)
Richard H. Bayard (W)[33] -
28th
(1843–1845)
29th
(1845–1847)
- John M. Clayton (W)[34]
30th
(1847–1849)
- Presley Spruance (W)
31st
(1849–1851)
John Wales (W)[35]
32nd
(1851–1853)
- James A. Bayard, Jr. (D)[36]
33rd
(1853–1855)
- John M. Clayton (W)[37]
34th
(1855–1857)
Joseph P. Comegys (W)[38]
35th
(1857–1859)
- Martin W. Bates (D)[39]
36th
(1859–1861)
- Willard Saulsbury, Sr. (D)
37th
(1861–1863)
38th
(1863–1865)
- George R. Riddle (D)[40][41]
39th
(1865–1867)
-
40th
(1867–1869)
James A. Bayard, Jr. (D)[42]
41st
(1869–1871)
- Thomas F. Bayard, Sr. (D)[43]
42nd
(1871–1873)
- Eli M. Saulsbury (D)
43rd
(1873–1875)
44th
(1875–1877)
-
45th
(1877–1879)
-
46th
(1879–1881)
47th
(1881–1883)
-
48th
(1883–1885)
-
49th
(1885–1887)
George Gray (D)[44]
50th
(1887–1889)
-
51st
(1889–1891)
- Anthony Higgins (R)
52nd
(1891–1893)
53rd
(1893–1895)
-
54th
(1895–1897)
- Vacant[45]
55th
(1897–1899)
Richard R. Kenney (D)[46]
56th
(1899–1901)
- vacant[47]
57th
(1901–1903)
- Vacant[48]
58th
(1903–1905)
L. Heisler Ball (R)[49] J. Frank Allee (R)[50]
59th
(1905–1907)
- Vacant[51]
60th
(1907–1909)
Henry A. du Pont (R)[52] - Harry A. Richardson (R)
61st
(1909–1911)
62nd
(1911–1913)
-
63rd
(1913–1915)
- Willard Saulsbury, Jr. (D)
64th
(1915–1917)
65th
(1917–1919)
- Josiah O. Wolcott (D)[53]
66th
(1919–1921)
- L. Heisler Ball (R)
67th
(1921–1923)
T. Coleman du Pont (R)[54]
68th
(1923–1925)
- Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. (D)[55]
69th
(1925–1927)
- T. Coleman du Pont (R)[56]
70th
(1927–1929)
71st
(1929–1931)
- John G. Townsend, Jr. (R) Daniel O. Hastings (R)[57]
72nd
(1931–1933)
-
73rd
(1933–1935)
74th
(1935–1937)
-
75th
(1937–1939)
- James H. Hughes (D)
76th
(1939–1941)
77th
(1941–1943)
- James M. Tunnell (D)
78th
(1943–1945)
- C. Douglass Buck (R)
79th
(1945–1947)
80th
(1947–1949)
- John J. Williams (R)[58]
81st
(1949–1951)
- J. Allen Frear, Jr. (D)
82nd
(1951–1953)
83rd
(1953–1955)
-
84th
(1955–1957)
-
85th
(1957–1959)
86th
(1959–1961)
-
87th
(1961–1963)
- J. Caleb Boggs (R)
88th
(1963–1965)
89th
(1965–1967)
-
90th
(1967–1969)
-
91st
(1969–1971)
92nd
(1971–1973)
- William V. Roth, Jr. (R)[59]
93rd
(1973–1975)
- Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D)[60]
94th
(1975–1977)
95th
(1977–1979)
-
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)
-
105th
(1997–1999)
-
106th
(1999–2001)
107th
(2001–2003)
- Thomas R. Carper (D)
108th
(2003–2005)
-
109th
(2005–2007)
110th
(2005–2007)
-
111th
(2009–2011)
- Ted Kaufman (D)[61]

United States House of Representatives

U.S Representatives are elected by popular vote for a two year term, beginning January 3. Since 1831, Delaware elections have been held the first week of November of the year noted. Before 1831, elections were held in October and before 1935 all Congressional terms began March 4.

In Delaware all representatives have been elected from the state at large, rather than by district. There has always been the minimum one representative, except for the Thirteenth through Seventeenth Congress (1813–1823), when there were two representatives.

Congress Representative
(at large)
1st
(1789–1791)
John M. Vining (Pro-Admin)
2nd
(1791–1793)
3rd
(1793–1795)
John Patten (D-R)[62]
Henry Latimer (F)[63][64]
4th
(1795–1797)
John Patten (D-R)
5th
(1797–1799)
James A. Bayard, Sr. (F)
6th
(1799–1801)
7th
(1801–1803)
8th
(1803–1805)
Caesar A. Rodney (D-R)
9th
(1805–1807)
James M. Broom (F)[65]
10th
(1807–1809)
Nicholas Van Dyke (F)[66]
11th
(1809–1811)
12th
(1811–1813)
Henry M. Ridgely (F)
Congress Representative
(at large)
Representative
(at large)
13th
(1813–1815)
Henry M. Ridgely (F) Thomas Cooper (F)
14th
(1815–1817)
Thomas Clayton (F)
15th
(1817–1819)
Louis McLane (F) Willard Hall (D-R)[67]
16th
(1819–1821)
17th
(1821–1823)
Caesar A. Rodney (D-R)[68]
Daniel Rodney (F) [69]
Congress Representative
(at large)
18th
(1823–1825)
Louis McLane (F)[70]
19th
(1825–1827)
20th
(1827–1829)
Kensey Johns, Jr. (F)[71]
21st
(1829–1831)
22nd
(1831–1833)
John J. Milligan (W)
23rd
(1833–1835)
24th
(1835–1837)
25th
(1837–1839)
26th
(1839–1841)
Thomas Robinson, Jr. (D)
27th
(1841–1843)
George B. Rodney (W)
28th
(1843–1845)
29th
(1845–1847)
John W. Houston (W)
30th
(1847–1849)
31st
(1849–1851)
32nd
(1851–1853)
George R. Riddle (D)
33rd
(1853–1855)
34th
(1855–1857)
Elisha D. Cullen (K-N)
35th
(1857–1859)
William G. Whiteley (D)
36th
(1859–1861)
37th
(1861–1863)
George P. Fisher (R)
38th
(1863–1865)
William Temple (D)[72]
Nathaniel B. Smithers (R)[73]
39th
(1865–1867)
John A. Nicholson (D)
40th
(1867–1869)
41st
(1869–1871)
Benjamin T. Biggs (D)
42nd
(1871–1873)
43rd
(1873–1875)
James R. Lofland (R)
44th
(1875–1877)
James Williams (D)
45th
(1877–1879)
46th
(1879–1881)
Edward L. Martin (D)
47th
(1881–1883)
48th
(1883–1885)
Charles B. Lore (D)
49th
(1885–1887)
50th
(1887–1889)
John B. Penington (D)
51st
(1889–1891)
52nd
(1891–1893)
John W. Causey (D)
53rd
(1893–1895)
54th
(1895–1897)
Jonathan S. Willis (R)
55th
(1897–1899)
L. Irving Handy (D)
56th
(1899–1901)
John H. Hoffecker (R)[74]
Walter O. Hoffecker (R)[75]
57th
(1901–1903)
L. Heisler Ball (R)[76]
58th
(1903–1905)
Henry A. Houston (D)
59th
(1905–1907)
Hiram R. Burton (R)
60th
(1907–1909)
61st
(1909–1911)
William H. Heald (R)
62nd
(1911–1913)
63rd
(1913–1915)
Franklin Brockson (D)
64th
(1915–1917)
Thomas W. Miller (R)
65th
(1917–1919)
Albert F. Polk (D)
66th
(1919–1921)
Caleb R. Layton (R)
67th
(1921–1923)
68th
(1923–1925)
William H. Boyce (D)
69th
(1925–1927)
Robert G. Houston (R)
70th
(1927–1929)
71st
(1929–1931)
72nd
(1931–1933)
73rd
(1933–1935)
Wilbur L. Adams (D)
74th
(1935–1937)
J. George Stewart (R)
75th
(1937–1939)
William F. Allen (D)
76th
(1939–1941)
George S. Williams (R)
77th
(1941–1943)
Philip A. Traynor (D)
78th
(1943–1945)
Earle D. Willey (R)
79th
(1945–1947)
Philip A. Traynor (D)
80th
(1947–1949)
J. Caleb Boggs (R)
81st
(1949–1951)
82nd
(1951–1953)
83rd
(1953–1955)
Herbert B. Warburton (R)
84th
(1955–1957)
Harris B. McDowell, Jr. (D)
85th
(1957–1959)
Harry G. Haskell, Jr. (R)
86th
(1959–1961)
Harris B. McDowell, Jr. (D)
87th
(1961–1963)
88th
(1963–1965)
89th
(1965–1967)
90th
(1967–1969)
William V. Roth, Jr. (R)[77]
91st
(1969–1971)
92nd
(1971–1973)
Pierre S. du Pont, IV (R)
93rd
(1973–1975)
94th
(1975–1977)
95th
(1977–1979)
Thomas B. Evans, Jr. (R)
96th
(1979–1981)
97th
(1981–1983)
98th
(1983–1985)
Thomas R. Carper (D)
99th
(1985–1987)
100th
(1987–1989)
101st
(1989–1991)
102nd
(1991–1993)
103rd
(1993–1995)
Michael N. Castle (R)
104th
(1995–1997)
105th
(1997–1999)
106th
(1999–2001)
107th
(2001–2003)
108th
(2003–2005)
109th
(2005–2007)
110th
(2007–2009)
111th
(2009-2011)

Notes

  1. ^ resigned September 18, 1793, to become Chief Justice of Delaware.
  2. ^ vacancy from September 18, 1793–February 7, 1795, due to refusal of Senate to seat Kensey Johns.
  3. ^ resigned January 19, 1798.
  4. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of George Read, seated February 28, 1795.
  5. ^ resigned February 28, 1801.
  6. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of John M. Vining, seated February 19, 1798.
  7. ^ died August 11, 1798.
  8. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the death of Joshua Clayton, seated February 4, 1799.
  9. ^ resigned November 6, 1804.
  10. ^ appointed to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Latimer, seated February 28, 1801, subsequently elected.
  11. ^ died November 4, 1809.
  12. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of William H. Wells, seated January 15, 1805, .
  13. ^ resigned March 3, 1813, to become Peace Commissioner for Treaty of Ghent negotiations.
  14. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the death of Samuel White, seated January 29, 1810.
  15. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of James A. Bayard, Sr., seated June 10, 1813
  16. ^ died May 21, 1826.
  17. ^ vacancy from March 4, 1821–January 23, 1822 due to failure of General Assembly to elect a Senator.
  18. ^ elected to fill vacancy, seated January 24, 1822.
  19. ^ resigned January 29, 1823.
  20. ^ vacancy from January 29, 1823–January 8, 1824 due to failure of General Assembly to elect a Senator.
  21. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Caesar A. Rodney, seated January 15, 1824.
  22. ^ appointed to fill vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas Van Dyke, seated December 4, 1826.
  23. ^ served until January 12, 1827, when a successor was elected.
  24. ^ resigned April 16, 1829, to become Ambassador to Britain.
  25. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas Van Dyke, seated January 23, 1827.
  26. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Louis McLane, seated, January 13, 1830.
  27. ^ resigned June 16, 1836.
  28. ^ resigned December 29, 1836 to become Chief Justice of Delaware.
  29. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Arnold Naudain, seated June 20, 1836 .
  30. ^ resigned September 19, 1839, to become Chief Justice of Delaware.
  31. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of John M. Clayton, January 19, 1837.
  32. ^ vacancy from September 19, 1839–January 11, 1841 due to failure of General Assembly to elect a Senator.
  33. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Richard H. Bayard, seated January 19, 1841.
  34. ^ resigned February 23, 1849, to become U.S. Secretary of State.
  35. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of John M. Clayton, seated February 26, 1849 .
  36. ^ resigned January 29, 1864.
  37. ^ died November 9, 1856.
  38. ^ appointed to fill vacancy caused by the death of John M. Clayton, seated December 4, 1856, served until successor elected.
  39. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the death of John M. Clayton, seated March 4, 1857.
  40. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of James A. Bayard, Jr., seated February 2, 1864
  41. ^ died March 29, 1867.
  42. ^ appointed to fill vacancy caused by the death of George R. Riddle, April 11, 1867, subsequently elected.
  43. ^ resigned March 6, 1885, to become U.S. Secretary of State.
  44. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas F. Bayard, Sr., seated March 19, 1885,
  45. ^ vacancy from March 4, 1895–January 18, 1897 due to failure of General Assembly to elect a Senator.
  46. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by failure of the General Assembly to elect a Senator, seated February 5, 1897.
  47. ^ vacancy from March 4, 1899–March 2, 1903 due to failure of General Assembly to elect a Senator.
  48. ^ vacancy from March 4, 1901–March 1, 1903 due to failure of General Assembly to elect a Senator.
  49. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by failure of the General Assembly to elect a Senator, seated, March 3, 1903.
  50. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by failure of the General Assembly to elect a Senator, seated March 3, 1903 .
  51. ^ vacancy from March 4, 1905–June 12, 1906 due to failure of General Assembly to elect a Senator.
  52. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by failure of the General Assembly to elect a Senator, seated December 3, 1906.
  53. ^ resigned July 2, 1921, to become Chancellor of Delaware.
  54. ^ appointed to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Josiah O. Wolcott, seated July 26, 1921, served until successor elected.
  55. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Josiah O. Wolcott, seated November 21, 1921.
  56. ^ resigned December 9, 1928.
  57. ^ appointed to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of T. Coleman du Pont, seated December 13, 1928, subsequently elected.
  58. ^ resigned December 31, 1970.
  59. ^ appointed to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of John J. Williams, seated January 1, 1971 .
  60. ^ Elected to the 111th Congress and the office of Vice President on November 7, 2008. Resigned January 15, 2009, during the 111th Congress to become Vice President.
  61. ^ appointed January 15, 2009, by Governor Minner to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Biden to become Vice President.
  62. ^ contested election, served until February 14, 1794, when a successor was selected.
  63. ^ successfully contested election of John Patten, seated February 14, 1794.
  64. ^ resigned February 7, 1795 to become U.S. Senator.
  65. ^ resigned October 6, 1807, before Tenth Congress assembled.
  66. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of James M. Broom, seated December 2, 1807.
  67. ^ resigned January 22, 1821.
  68. ^ resigned January 24, 1822 to become U.S. Senator.
  69. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Caesar A. Rodney, seated December 2, 1822.
  70. ^ resigned March 3, 1827 to become U.S. Senator.
  71. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Louis McLane in the preceding Congress, seated December 3, 1827.
  72. ^ died May 28, 1863, before Congress assembled.
  73. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the death of William Temple, seated December 7, 1863.
  74. ^ died June 16, 1900.
  75. ^ elected to fill vacancy caused by the death of John H. Hoffecker, seated December 3, 1900.
  76. ^ resigned March 3, 1903, to become U.S. Senator.
  77. ^ resigned December 31, 1970 to become U.S. Senator.

References

  • Barone, Michael & Richard E. Cohen (2005). The Almanac of American Politics. Washington: National Journal Group. ISBN 0-89234-112-2.  

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