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United States congressional delegations from Nebraska

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This page displays the historical members of U.S. Congress from Nebraska.


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Here is the current partisan breakdown of the congressional members from Nebraska.

Congressional Partisan Breakdown from Nebraska
Party U.S. Senate U.S. House Total
     Democratic Party 0 1 1
     Republican Party 2 2 4
TOTALS as of February 2015 2 3 5

Current members

U.S. Senate

See also: Classes of United States Senators

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Nebraska are:

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Ben Sasse
Ben Sasse Official photo.jpg
Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Nebraska 2015January 3, 2021November 3, 2020Link
Deb Fischer
Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Nebraska 2013January 3, 2019November, 2018Link

U.S. House

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

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Adrian Smith
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Brad Ashford
Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jeffrey Fortenberry
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

Historical members

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Nebraska.

Historical Representation to the U.S. Senate by Party from Louisiana
Party Total
     Republican 29
     Democratic 8
     Populist 2
Total Senators 39
Class 1 Senators from Nebraska
Senator Years Served Party
Thomas W. Tipton 1867-1875 Republican
Algernon S. Paddock 1875-1881 Republican
Charles H. Van Wyck 1881-1887 Republican
Algernon S. Paddock 1887-1893 Republican
William V. Allen 1893-1899 PO
Monroe L. Hayward 1899-1899 Republican
William V. Allen 1899-1901 PO
Charles H. Dietrich 1901-1905 Republican
Elmer J. Burkett 1905-1911 Republican
Gilbert M. Hitchcock 1911-1923 Democratic
Robert B. Howell 1923-1933 Republican
William H. Thompson 1933-1934 Democratic
Richard C. Hunter 1934-1935 Democratic
Edward R. Burke 1935-1941 Democratic
Hugh A. Butler 1941-1954 Republican
Samuel W. Reynolds 1954-1954 Republican
Roman L. Hruska 1954-1976 Republican
Edward Zorinsky 1976-1987 Democratic
David K. Karnes 1987-1989 Republican
J. Robert Kerrey 1989-2001 Democratic
Ben Nelson 2001-2013 Democratic
Deb Fischer 2013-present Republican
Class 2 Senators from Nebraska
Senator Years Served Party
John M. Thayer 1867-1871 Republican
Phineas W. Hitchcock 1871-1877 Republican
Alvin Saunders 1877-1883 Republican
Charles F. Manderson 1883-1895 Republican
John M. Thurston 1895-1901 Republican
Joseph H. Millard 1901-1907 Republican
Norris Brown 1907-1913 Republican
George W. Norris 1913-1943 Republican
Kenneth S. Wherry 1943-1951 Republican
Frederick A. Seaton 1951-1952 Republican
Dwight P. Griswold 1952-1954 Republican
Eva K. Bowring 1954-1954 Republican
Hazel H. Abel 1954-1954 Republican
Carl T. Curtis 1955-1979 Republican
J. James Exon 1979-1997 Democratic
Chuck Hagel 1997-2009 Republican
Mike Johanns 2009-2015 Republican
Ben Sasse 2015-present Republican

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

Historical Representation to the U.S. House by Party in the 1800s from Nebraska
Party Total
     Democratic 3
     Republican 17
     Populist 7
Total Representatives 27
Representatives to the U.S. House from Nebraska
Representative Years Served Party
Turner Mastin Marquette 1865-1866 Republican
John Taffe 1867-1872 Republican
Lorenzo Crounse 1873-1876 Republican
Thomas Jefferson Majors 1877-1878 Republican
Frank Welch 1877-1878 Republican
Edward Kimble Valentine 1879-1884 Republican
Archibald Jerard Weaver 1883-1886 Republican
James Laird 1883-1890 Republican
George Washington Emery Dorsey 1885-1890 Republican
John Albert McShane 1887-1888 Democratic
William James Connell 1889-1890 Republican
Gilbert Lafayette Laws 1889-1890 Republican
William Jennings Bryan 1891-1894 Democratic
William Arthur McKeighan 1891-1894 Populist
Omer Madison Kem 1891-1896 Populist
Eugene Jerome Hainer 1893-1896 Republican
George de Rue Meiklejohn 1893-1896 Republican
David Henry Mercer 1893-1902 Republican
Jesse Burr Strode 1895-1898 Republican
William Ezekiel Andrews 1895-1896, 1919-1922 Republican
Samuel Maxwell 1897-1898 Populist
William Laury Greene 1897-1900 Populist
Roderick Dhu Sutherland 1897-1900 Populist
William Ledyard Stark 1897-1902 Populist
William Neville 1899-1902 Populist
John Seaton Robinson 1899-1902 Democratic
Elmer Jacob Burkett 1899-1904 Republican
Historical Representation to the U.S. House by Party in the 1900s from Nebraska
Party Total
     Democratic 21
     Republican 42
Total Representatives 63
Representatives to the U.S. House from Nebraska
Representative Years Served Party
Ashton Cokayne Shallenberger 1901-1902, 1915-1918, 1923-1928, 1931-1934 Democratic
Gilbert Monell Hitchcock 1903-1904, 1907-1910 Democratic
John Jay McCarthy 1903-1906 Republican
Edmund Howard Hinshaw 1903-1910 Republican
George William Norris 1903-1912 Republican
Moses Pierce Kinkaid 1903-1922 Republican
John Lauderdale Kennedy 1905-1906 Republican
Ernest Mark Pollard 1905-1908 Republican
John Frank Boyd 1907-1908 Republican
James Polk Latta 1909-1912 Democratic
John Arthur Maguire 1909-1914 Democratic
Charles Otto Lobeck 1911-1918 Democratic
Dan Voorhees Stephens 1911-1918 Democratic
Charles Henry Sloan 1911-1930 Republican
Silas Reynolds Barton 1913-1914 Republican
Charles Frank Reavis 1915-1922 Republican
Robert Emory Evans 1919-1922 Republican
Albert Webb Jefferis 1919-1922 Republican
Melvin Orlando McLaughlin 1919-1926 Republican
Augustin Reed Humphrey 1921-1922 Republican
Roy Henry Thorpe 1921-1922 Republican
Willis Gratz Sears 1923-1930 Republican
Robert Glenmore Simmons 1923-1932 Republican
Edgar Howard 1923-1934 Democratic
John Henry Morehead 1923-1934 Democratic
John Nathaniel Norton 1927-1928, 1931-1932 Democratic
Fred Gustus Johnson 1929-1930 Republican
Howard Malcolm Baldrige 1931-1932 Republican
Edward Raymond Burke 1933-1934 Democratic
Terry McGovern Carpenter 1933-1934 Democratic
Charles Gustav Binderup 1935-1938 Democratic
Henry Carl Luckey 1935-1938 Democratic
Harry Buffington Coffee 1935-1942 Democratic
Charles Francis McLaughlin 1935-1942 Democratic
Karl Stefan 1935-1952 Republican
George Henry Heinke 1939-1940 Republican
John Hyde Sweet 1939-1940 Republican
Carl Thomas Curtis 1939-1954 Republican
Oren Sturman Copeland 1941-1942 Republican
Howard Homan Buffett 1943-1948, 1951-1952 Republican
Arthur Lewis Miller 1943-1958 Republican
Eugene Daniel O'Sullivan 1949-1950 Democratic
Robert Dinsmore Harrison 1951-1958 Republican
Roman Lee Hruska 1953-1954 Republican
Jackson Burton Chase 1955-1956 Republican
Phillip Hart Weaver 1955-1962 Republican
Glenn Clarence Cunningham 1957-1970 Republican
Lawrence Brock 1959-1960 Democratic
Donald Francis McGinley 1959-1960 Democratic
Ralph Frederick Beermann 1961-1964 Republican
David Thomas Martin 1961-1974 Republican
Clair Armstrong Callan 1965-1966 Democratic
Robert Vernon Denney 1967-1970 Republican
John Yetter McCollister 1971-1976 Republican
Charles Thone 1971-1978 Republican
Virginia Dodd Smith 1975-1990 Republican
John Joseph Cavanaugh 1977-1980 Democratic
Douglas Kent Bereuter 1979-2004 Republican
Harold John Daub, Jr., 1981-1988 Republican
Peter D. Hoagland 1989-1994 Democratic
William E. Barrett 1991-2000 Republican
Jon Lynn Christensen 1995-1998 Republican
Lee Terry 1999-2015 Republican
Historical Representation to the U.S. House by Party in the 2000s from Nebraska
Party Total
     Democratic 1
     Republican 3
Total Representatives 4
Representatives to the U.S. House from Nebraska
Representative Years Served Party
Thomas Osborne 2001-2006 Republican
Jeff Fortenberry 2005-Present Republican
Adrian Smith 2007-Present Republican
Brad Ashford 2015-Present Democratic

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