List of United States Representatives from Mississippi

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The following is an alphabetical list of members of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Mississippi. For chronological tables of members of both houses of the United States Congress from the state (through the present day), see United States Congressional Delegations from Mississippi. The list of names should be complete as of June 9, 2015, but other data may be incomplete.

Current representatives[edit]

List of representatives[edit]

Buns Years Party District Notes
Thomas G. Abernethy January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1953
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1973
1st
Stephen Adams March 4, 1845 –
March 4, 1847
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
John Allen March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1901
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Chapman L. Anderson March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1891
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
Ethelbert Barksdale March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
William Barksdale March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Democratic At-large Withdrew
March 4, 1855 –
January 12, 1861
3rd
Frederick G. Barry March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1889
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Henry W. Barry April 8, 1870 –
March 4, 1875
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
William T. S. Barry March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph H. Beeman March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1893
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
Hendley Bennett March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1857
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
David R. Bowen January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1983
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Eaton Bowers March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1911
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Albert G. Brown March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1841
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1853
4th [Data unknown/missing.]
T. Jeff Busby March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Adam M. Byrd March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1911
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
Harry Cage March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1835
Jacksonian At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr. March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1921
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas C. Catchings March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1901
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
James R. Chalmers March 4, 1877 –
April 29, 1882
Democratic 6th Lost contested election
June 25, 1884 –
March 4, 1885
Independent 2nd Seated after contested election with Van H. Manning
Travis Childers May 13, 2008 –
January 3, 2011
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
John F. H. Claiborne March 4, 1835 –
March 4, 1837
Jacksonian At-large Failure to elect, seat declared vacant
March 4, 1837 –
February 5, 1838
Democratic
Thad Cochran January 3, 1973 –
December 26, 1978
Republican 4th Resigned after being elected to the US Senate, took seat on early appointment
James Collier March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1933
Democratic 8th [Data unknown/missing.]
Ross A. Collins March 4, 1921 –
January 3, 1935
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
[Data unknown/missing.]
William M. Colmer March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1963
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1973
5th
Jefferson Davis March 4, 1845 –
June ??, 1846
Democratic At-large Resigned to command regiment in Mexican–American War
Reuben Davis March 4, 1857 –
January 12, 1861
Democratic 2nd Withdrew
Walter Denny March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1897
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
David Dickson March 4, 1835 –
July 31, 1836
Anti-Jacksonian At-large Died
William A. Dickson March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1913
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Wayne Dowdy January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Wall Doxey March 4, 1929 –
September 23, 1941
Democratic 2nd Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Aubert C. Dunn January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
Henry T. Ellett January 26, 1847 –
March 4, 1847
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
Lawrence R. Ellzey March 15, 1932 –
January 3, 1935
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Mike Espy January 3, 1987 –
January 22, 1993
Democratic 2nd Resigned after being appointed as United States Secretary of Agriculture
Winfield S. Featherston March 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1851
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Aaron L. Ford January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Andrew F. Fox March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1903
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
William W. Franklin January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1987
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
John D. Freeman March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1853
Unionist 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel J. Gholson December 1, 1836 –
March 4, 1837
Jacksonian At-large Failure to elect, seat declared vacant
March 4, 1837 –
February 5, 1838
Democratic
Charles H. Griffin March 12, 1968 –
January 3, 1973
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
William M. Gwin March 4, 1841 –
March 4, 1843
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
William Haile July 10, 1826 –
July 10, 1828
Jacksonian At-large Resigned
Robert S. Hall March 4, 1929 –
March 4, 1933
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
William H. Hammett March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1845
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
Gregg Harper January 3, 2009 –
present
Republican 3rd Incumbent
George E. Harris February 23, 1870 –
March 4, 1873
Republican 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Wiley P. Harris March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Pat Harrison March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1919
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Patrick Henry March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1901
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1903
3rd
Wilson S. Hill March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1909
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Hinds October 21, 1828 –
March 4, 1831
Jacksonian At-large Resigned
Jon Hinson January 3, 1979 –
July 7, 1981
Republican 4th Resigned
Charles E. Hooker March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1883
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1895
7th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Albert Howe March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin G. Humphreys March 4, 1903 –
October 16, 1923
Democratic 3rd Died
William Y. Humphreys November 27, 1923 –
March 4, 1925
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Elza Jeffords March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1885
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Paul B. Johnson, Sr. March 4, 1919 –
March 4, 1923
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
Trent Kelly June 2, 2015 –
present
Republican 1st Incumbent
John C. Kyle March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
William A. Lake March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1857
Know Nothing 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
L. Q. C. Lamar March 4, 1857 –
December ??, 1860
Democratic 1st Retired to become a member of the secession convention of Mississippi
March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1877
[Data unknown/missing.]
Clarke Lewis March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1893
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Trent Lott January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1989
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
William Love March 4, 1897 –
October 16, 1898
Democratic 6th Died
Bill G. Lowrey March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1929
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
John R. Lynch March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1877
Republican 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
April 29, 1882 –
March 4, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
Van H. Manning March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1883
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Dan R. McGehee January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1947
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
George C. McKee February 23, 1870 –
March 4, 1873
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
5th
Frank McLain December 12, 1898 –
March 4, 1903
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1909
7th
John Jones McRae December 7, 1858 –
January 12, 1861
Democratic 5th Withdrew
William McWillie March 4, 1849 –
March 4, 1851
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Hernando D. Money March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1883
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1885
4th
March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
Sonny Montgomery January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
3rd
James B. Morgan March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1891
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Joseph Morphis March 4, 1870 –
March 4, 1873
Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Henry Muldrow March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1885
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Benjamin Nabers March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1853
Unionist 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Jason Niles March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Alan Nunnelee January 3, 2011 –
February 6, 2015
Republican 1st Died
Steven Palazzo January 3, 2011 –
present
Republican 4th Incumbent
Michael Parker January 3, 1989 –
November 10, 1995
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
November 10, 1995 –
January 3, 1999
Republican
Legrand W. Perce February 23, 1870 –
March 4, 1873
Republican 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
Chip Pickering January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
Republican 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Franklin E. Plummer March 4, 1831 –
March 4, 1835
Jacksonian At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
George Poindexter December 10, 1817 –
March 4, 1819
Democratic-Republican At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
Seargent S. Prentiss May 29, 1838 –
March 4, 1839
Whig At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
Percy Quin March 4, 1913 –
February 4, 1932
Democratic 7th Died
John A. Quitman March 4, 1855 –
July 17, 1858
Democratic 5th Died
Christopher Rankin March 4, 1819 –
March 4, 1823
Democratic-Republican At-large Died
March 4, 1823 –
March 4, 1825
Jacksonian D-R
March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1826
Jacksonian
John E. Rankin March 4, 1921 –
January 3, 1953
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]
Robert W. Roberts March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1847
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
Ronnie Shows January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2003
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Otho R. Singleton March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1857 –
January 12, 1861
4th Withdrew
March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
5th
Thomas U. Sisson March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1923
Democratic 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Frank E. Smith January 3, 1951 –
November 14, 1962
Democratic 3rd Resigned after being appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority
Larkin I. Smith January 3, 1989 –
August 13, 1989
Republican 5th Died
James G. Spencer March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1897
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Spight July 5, 1898 –
March 4, 1911
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Hubert D. Stephens March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1921
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Thomas Stockdale March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1895
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
William V. Sullivan March 4, 1897 –
May 31, 1898
Democratic 2nd Resigned after being appointed to the US Senate
Gene Taylor October 17, 1989 –
January 3, 2003
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
4th
Bennie Thompson April 13, 1993 –
present
Democratic 2nd Incumbent
Jacob Thompson March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1847
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1851
1st
Patrick W. Tompkins March 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1849
Whig 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Tilghman Tucker March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1845
Democratic At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
Henry Van Eaton March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1887
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
William W. Venable January 4, 1916 –
March 4, 1921
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
Prentiss Walker January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1967
Republican 4th [Data unknown/missing.]
Guilford Wells March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1877
Independent Republican 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Jamie Whitten November 4, 1941 –
January 3, 1973
Democratic 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1995
1st
William M. Whittington March 4, 1925 –
January 3, 1951
Democratic 3rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Roger Wicker January 3, 1995 –
December 31, 2007
Republican 1st Resigned after being appointed to the US Senate
John A. Wilcox March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1853
Whig 2nd [Data unknown/missing.]
John B. Williams January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
Democratic 7th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
4th
January 3, 1963 –
January 16, 1968
3rd Resigned after being elected Governor
John S. Williams March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1903
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1909
8th
T. Webber Wilson March 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1929
Democratic 6th [Data unknown/missing.]
W. Arthur Winstead January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1963
Democratic 5th [Data unknown/missing.]
January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
4th
Samuel A. Witherspoon March 4, 1911 –
November 24, 1915
Democratic 5th Died
Thomas J. Word May 29, 1838 –
March 4, 1839
Whig At-large [Data unknown/missing.]
Daniel B. Wright March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1857
Democratic 1st [Data unknown/missing.]

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi[edit]

As of October 2016, there are twelve former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. State of Mississippi who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was Alan Nunnelee (2011–2015), who died in office on February 6, 2015.

Representative Term of office District Date of birth (and age)
Thad Cochran 1973–1978 1st (1937-12-07) December 7, 1937 (age 80)
David R. Bowen 1973–1983 2nd (1932-10-21) October 21, 1932 (age 85)
Trent Lott 1973–1989 5th (1941-10-09) October 9, 1941 (age 76)
Wayne Dowdy 1981–1989 4th (1943-07-27) July 27, 1943 (age 75)
Webb Franklin 1983–1987 2nd (1941-12-13) December 13, 1941 (age 76)
Mike Espy 1987–1993 2nd (1953-11-30) November 30, 1953 (age 64)
Michael Parker 1989–1999 4th (1949-10-31) October 31, 1949 (age 68)
Gene Taylor 1989–2011 5th (1989–2011)
4th (2003–2011)
(1953-09-17) September 17, 1953 (age 64)
Roger Wicker 1995–2007 1st (1951-07-05) July 5, 1951 (age 67)
Chip Pickering 1997–2009 3rd (1963-08-10) August 10, 1963 (age 55)
Ronnie Shows 1999–2003 4th (1947-01-26) January 26, 1947 (age 71)
Travis Childers 2008–2011 1st (1958-03-29) March 29, 1958 (age 60)

References[edit]