List of United States Representatives from Montana

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The following is an alphabetical list of members of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Montana. 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 Montana. The list of names should be complete (as of May 25, 2017), but other data may be incomplete. It includes members who have represented both the state and the Territory, both past and present.

Current member[edit]

Updated January 2021.[1]

List of members and delegates[edit]

Member/Delegate Years Party District Notes
LeRoy H. Anderson January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1961 Democratic 2nd Elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Roy E. Ayers March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937 Democratic 2nd Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Retired to run for Governor of Montana.
James Franklin Battin January 3, 1961 – February 27, 1969 Republican 2nd Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Resigned to become judge of the U.S. District Court of Montana.
Max Baucus January 3, 1975 – December 14, 1978 Democratic 1st Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Retired to run for U.S. senator and resigned when appointed to that seat.
Albert J. Campbell March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901 Democratic At-large Elected in 1898.
Retired.
Thomas Henry Carter March 4, 1889 – November 8, 1889 Republican Territory Elected in 1888.
Position eliminated upon statehood.
November 8, 1889 – March 3, 1891 At-large Elected in 1889.
Lost re-election to W.W. Dixon.
James M. Cavanaugh March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871 Democratic Territory Elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Lost renomination to Edwin W. Toole.
William H. Clagett March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 Republican Territory Elected in 1871.
Lost re-election to Maginnis.
Wesley A. D'Ewart June 5, 1945 – January 3, 1955 Republican 2nd Elected to finish O'Connor's term.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Steve Daines January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015 Republican At-large Elected in 2012.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
Joseph M. Dixon March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907 Republican At-large Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Retired to run for U.S. Senate.
William W. Dixon March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 Democratic At-large Elected in 1890.
Lost re-election to Hartman.
Caldwell Edwards March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 Populist At-large Elected in 1900.
Retired.
John M. Evans March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1919 Democratic At-large Elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Redistricted to the 1st district.
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1921 1st Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1918.
Lost re-election to McCormick.
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933 Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost renomination to Monaghan.
Orvin B. Fjare January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1957 Republican 2nd Elected in 1954.
Lost re-election to Anderson.
Greg Gianforte May 25, 2017 – January 3, 2021 Republican At-large Elected to finish Zinke's term.
Re-elected in 2018.
Retired to successfully run for Governor of Montana.
Charles S. Hartman March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897 Republican At-large Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899 Silver Republican Re-elected in 1896 as a Silver Republican.
Retired.
Rick Hill January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001 Republican At-large Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Retired.
Scott Leavitt March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933 Republican 2nd Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost re-election to Ayers.
Martin Maginnis March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1885 Democratic Territory Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Retired.
Mike Mansfield January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1953 Democratic 1st Elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Ron Marlenee January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1993 Republican 2nd Elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the at-large district and lost re-election to Williams.
Washington J. McCormick March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923 Republican 1st Elected in 1920.
Lost re-election to Evans.
Samuel McLean January 6, 1865 – March 3, 1867 Democratic Territory Elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1865.
Retired.
John Melcher June 24, 1969 – January 3, 1977 Democratic 2nd Elected to finish Battin's term.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Lee Metcalf January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1961 Democratic 1st Elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Joseph P. Monaghan March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937 Democratic 1st Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Jerry J. O'Connell January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939 Democratic 1st Elected in 1936.
Lost re-election to Thorkelson.
James F. O'Connor January 3, 1937 – January 15, 1945 Democratic 2nd Elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Died.
Arnold Olsen January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1971 Democratic 1st Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Lost re-election to Shoup.
Charles Nelson Pray March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913 Republican At-large Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Lost re-election to Evans.
Jeannette Rankin March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919 Republican At-large Elected in 1916.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943 1st Elected in 1940.
Retired.
Dennis Rehberg January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2013 Republican At-large Elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Carl W. Riddick March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923 Republican 2nd Elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Matt Rosendale January 3, 2021 – present Republican At-large Elected in 2020.
Richard G. Shoup January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1975 Republican 1st Elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Lost re-election to Baucus.
Tom Stout March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917 Democratic At-large Elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Retired.
Jacob Thorkelson January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941 Republican 1st Elected in 1938.
Lost renomination to Rankin.
Joseph Toole March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889 Democratic Territory Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Retired.
Pat Williams January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993 Democratic 1st Elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the at-large seat.
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1997 At-large Redistricted from the 1st district.
and Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired.
Ryan Zinke January 3, 2015 – March 1, 2017 Republican At-large Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

Living former members[edit]

As of January 2021, there are seven former members. The most recent and most recently serving member to die was Ron Marlenee (served 1977–1993) on April 26, 2020.

Member Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Max Baucus 1975–1978 (1941-12-11) December 11, 1941 (age 79)
Pat Williams 1979–1997 (1937-10-30) October 30, 1937 (age 83)
Rick Hill 1997–2001 (1946-12-30) December 30, 1946 (age 74)
Denny Rehberg 2001–2013 (1955-10-05) October 5, 1955 (age 65)
Steve Daines 2013–2015 (1962-08-20) August 20, 1962 (age 58)
Ryan Zinke 2015–2017 (1961-11-01) November 1, 1961 (age 59)
Greg Gianforte 2017–2021 (1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 59)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

External links[edit]

House of Representatives List of Members