List of United States Representatives from West Virginia

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West Virginia was admitted as the 35th state to the United States of America on June 20, 1863. As of 2011, a total of 100 individuals have represented West Virginia in the U.S. House.

The current members of the U.S. House from West Virginia are:

Historical representatives

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. House from West Virginia.

Historical Representation to the U.S. House by Party in the 1800s from West Virginia
Party Total
     Democratic 16
     Republican 15
     Unconditional Unionist 4
Total Representatives 35
Representatives to the U.S. House in West Virginia in the 1800s
Representative Years Served Party
Jacob B. Blair 1863-1865 Unconditional Unionist
William Gay Brown, Sr. 1863-1865 Unconditional Unionist
Kellian Van Rensalear Whaley 1863-1867 Unconditional Unionist
George Robert Latham 1865-1867 Unconditional Unionist
Chester D. Hubbard 1865-1869 Republican
Bethuel M. Kitchen 1867-1869 Republican
Daniel Haymond Polsley 1867-1869 Republican
Isaac H. Duval 1869-1871 Republican
John S. Witcher 1869-1871 Republican
James C. McGrew 1869-1873 Republican
John James Davis 1871-1875 Democratic
Charles J. Faulkner, Sr. 1875-1877 Democratic
Benjamin Wilson 1875-1883 Democratic
Frank Hereford 1877-1881 Democratic
Benjamin Franklin Martin 1877-1881 Democratic
John E. Kenna 1877-1883 Democratic
John B. Hoge 1881-1883 Democratic
Eustace Gibson 1883-1887 Democratic
Charles P. Snyder 1883-1889 Democratic
Nathan Goff 1883-1889 Republican
William Lyne Wilson 1883-1895 Democratic
Charles E. Hogg 1887-1889 Democratic
James M. Jackson 1889-1890 Democratic
John O. Pendleton 1889-1895 Democratic
John D. Alderson 1889-1895 Democratic
George W. Atkinson 1890-1891 Republican
Charles Brooks Smith 1890-1891 Republican
James Capehart 1891-1895 Democratic
James Hall Huling 1895-1897 Republican
Warren Miller 1895-1899 Republican
Alston G. Dayton 1895-1905 Republican
Blackburn B. Dovener 1895-1907 Republican
Charles P. Dorr 1897-1899 Republican
David Emmons Johnston 1899-1901 Democratic
Romeo H. Freer 1899-1901 Republican
Historical Representation to the U.S. House by Party in the 1900s from West Virginia
Party Total
     Democratic 30
     Republican 30
     None 1
Total Representatives 61
Representatives to the U.S. House in West Virginia in the 1900s
Representative Years Served Party
J. A. Hughes 1901-1903, 1903-1915, 1927-1930 Republican
Joseph H. Gaines 1901-1911 Republican
Harry C. Woodyard 1903-1911 Republican
Thomas B. Davis 1905-1907 Democratic
George Cookman Sturgiss 1907-1911 Republican
William P. Hubbard 1907-1911
John W. Davis 1911-1913 Democratic
John M. Hamilton 1911-1913 Democratic
Adam B. Littlepage 1911-1917 Democratic
William Gay Brown, Jr. 1911-1916 Democratic
Samuel B. Avis 1913-1915 Republican
Hunter H. Moss, Jr. 1913-1916 Republican
Howard Sutherland 1913-1917 Republican
Matthew M. Neely 1913-1921, 1945-1947 Democratic
Edward Cooper 1915-1919 Republican
George M. Bowers 1916-1923 Republican
Stuart F. Reed 1917-1925 Republican
Wells Goodykoontz 1919-1923 Republican
Benjamin L. Rosenbloom 1921-1925 Republican
Robert E. Lee Allen 1923-1925 Democratic
Thomas Jefferson Lilly 1923-1925 Democratic
George William Johnson 1923-1925, 1933-1943 Democratic
J. Alfred Taylor 1923-1927 Democratic
Leonard S. Echols 1923-1927 Republican
John M. Wolverton 1925-1927, 1929-1931 Republican
James F. Strother 1925-1929 Republican
Frank L. Bowman 1925-1933 Republican
Carl G. Bachmann 1925-1933 Republican
Edward T. England 1927-1929 Republican
William S. O'Brien 1927-1929 Democratic
Hugh Ike Shott 1929-1933 Republican
Joe L. Smith 1929-1945 Democratic
Robert Lynn Hogg 1930-1933 Republican
Lynn Hornor 1931-1933 Democratic
Robert L. Ramsay 1933-1939, 1941-1943, 1949-1953 Democratic
Andrew Edmiston, Jr. 1933-1943 Democratic
Jennings Randolph 1933-1947 Democratic
John Kee 1933-1951 Democratic
A. C. Schiffler 1939-1941, 1943-1945 Republican
Edward G. Rohrbough 1943-1945, 1947-1949 Republican
Hubert S. Ellis 1943-1949 Republican
Cleveland M. Bailey 1945-1947, 1949-1963 Democratic
E. H. Hedrick 1945-1953 Democratic
Francis J. Love 1947-1949 Republican
Melvin C. Snyder 1947-1949 Republican
M. G. Burnside 1949-1953, 1955-1957 Democratic
Harley O. Staggers 1949-1981 Democratic
Elizabeth Kee 1951-1965 Democratic
Will E. Neal 1953-1955, 1957-1959 Republican
Robert H. Mollohan 1953-1957, 1969-1983 Democratic
Robert Byrd 1953-1959 Democratic
Arch A. Moore, Jr. 1957-1969 Republican
Ken Hechler 1959-1977 Democratic
John M. Slack, Jr. 1959-1980 Democratic
James Kee 1965-1973 Democratic
J. Marshall Hagans 1973-1975 Republican
Nick Rahall 1977-present Democratic
John G. Hutchinson 1980-1981 Democratic
Cleve Benedict 1981-1983 Republican
Mick Staton 1981-1983 Republican
Harley O. Staggers, Jr. 1983-1993 Democratic
Historical Representation to the U.S. House by Party in the 2000s from West Virginia
Party Total
     Democratic 2
     Republican 2
Total Representatives 4
Representatives to the U.S. House in West Virginia in the 2000s
Representative Years Served Party
Bob Wise 1983-2001 Democratic
Alan B. Mollohan 1983-2011 Democratic
Shelley Moore Capito 2001-present Republican
David McKinley 2011-present Republican

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