List of United States representatives from Nebraska

The following is an alphabetical list of members of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Nebraska. 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 Nebraska. The list of names should be complete (as of January 3, 2015), but other data may be incomplete. It includes members who have represented both the state and the territory, both past and present.

Current membersEdit

Updated January 2017.[1]

List of members and delegatesEdit

Representative Party Years District Notes
William E. Andrews Republican March 4, 1895 – March 4, 1897 5th Elected in 1894.
Lost re-election to Sutherland.
March 4, 1919 – March 4, 1923 Elected in 1918.
Lost re-election to Shallenberger.
Brad Ashford Democratic January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017 2nd Elected in 2014.
Lost re-election to Bacon.
Don Bacon Republican January 3, 2017 – present 2nd Elected in 2016.
Incumbent.
H. Malcolm Baldrige Republican March 4, 1931 – March 4, 1933 2nd Elected in 1930.
Lost re-election to Burke.
Bill Barrett Republican January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2001 3rd Elected in 1990.
Retired.
Silas Reynolds Barton Republican March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1915 5th Elected in 1912.
Lost re-election to Shallenberger.
Ralph F. Beermann Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963 3rd Elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 1st district.
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965 1st Redistricted from the 3rd district and re-elected in 1962.
Lost re-election to Callan.
Doug Bereuter Republican January 3, 1979 – August 31, 2004 1st Elected in 1978.
Resigned to become president of The Asia Foundation.
Charles Gustav Binderup Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939 4th Elected in 1934.
Lost re-election to Curtis.
John Frank Boyd Republican March 4, 1907 – March 4, 1909 3rd Elected in 1906.
Lost re-election to Latta.
Lawrence Brock Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961 3rd Elected in 1958.
Lost re-election to Beermann.
William Jennings Bryan Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 4, 1895 1st Elected in 1890.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Howard H. Buffett Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949 2nd Elected in 1942.
Lost re-election to O'Sullivan.
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953 2nd Elected in 1950.
Retired.
Edward R. Burke Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 2nd Elected in 1932.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Elmer Burkett Republican March 4, 1899 – March 4, 1905 1st Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1904 but declined the election when elected U.S. Senator.
Clair A. Callan Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967 1st Elected in 1964.
Lost re-election to Denney.
Terry Carpenter Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 5th Elected in 1932.
Retired to run for governor.
John Joseph Cavanaugh III Democratic January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981 2nd Elected in 1976.
Retired.
Bird Beers Chapman Democratic March 4, 1855 – March 4, 1857 Territory Elected in 1855.
Lost re-election to Ferguson.
Jackson B. Chase Republican January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1957 2nd Elected in 1954.
Retired.
Jon L. Christensen Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1999 2nd Elected in 1994.
Retired to run for Governor.
Harry B. Coffee Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1943 5th Elected in 1934.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
William J. Connell Republican March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1891 1st Elected in 1888.
Lost re-election to Bryan.
Oren S. Copeland Republican January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943 1st Elected in 1940.
Lost renomination to Curtis.
Lorenzo Crounse Republican March 4, 1873 – March 4, 1877 At-large Elected in 1872.
Retired.
Glenn Cunningham Republican January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1971 2nd Elected in 1956.
Lost renomination to McCollister.
Carl T. Curtis Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1943 4th Re-elected in 1938.
Redistricted to the 1st district.
January 3, 1943 – December 31, 1954 1st Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1942.
Resigned when appointed U.S. senator.
Samuel Gordon Daily Republican May 18, 1860 – March 4, 1865 Territory Won contested election.
Retired.
Hal Daub, Jr. Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1989 2nd Elected in 1980.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Robert V. Denney Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971 1st Elected in 1966.
Retired.
George W. E. Dorsey Republican March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1891 3rd Elected in 1884.
Lost re-election to Kem.
Experience Estabrook Democratic March 4, 1859 – May 18, 1860 Territory Elected in 1859.
Lost contested election to Daily.
Robert E. Evans Republican March 4, 1919 – March 4, 1923 3rd Elected in 1918.
Lost re-election to Howard.
Fenner Ferguson Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 4, 1859 Territory Elected in 1857.
Retired.
Jeff Fortenberry Republican January 3, 2005 – Present 1st Elected in 2004.
Incumbent.
Napoleon Bonaparte Giddings Democratic January 5, 1855 – March 4, 1855 Territory Elected in 1854.
Retired.
William L. Greene Populist March 4, 1897 – March 11, 1899 6th Elected in 1896.
Died.
Eugene Jerome Hainer Republican March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1897 4th Elected in 1892.
Lost re-election to Stark.
Robert Dinsmore Harrison Republican October 4, 1951 – January 3, 1959 3rd Elected to finish Stefan's term.
Lost re-election to Brock.
George H. Heinke Republican January 3, 1939 – January 2, 1940 1st Re-elected in 1938.
Died.
Edmund H. Hinshaw Republican March 4, 1903 – March 4, 1911 4th Elected in 1902.
Retired.
Gilbert M. Hitchcock Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 4, 1905 2nd Elected in 1902.
Lost re-election to Kennedy.
March 4, 1907 – March 4, 1911 2nd Elected in 1906.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Phineas Hitchcock Republican March 4, 1865 – March 1, 1867 Territory Re-elected in 1864 or 1865.
Position abolished upon statehood.
Peter Hoagland Democratic January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1995 2nd Elected in 1988.
Lost re-election to Christensen.
Edgar Howard Democratic March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1935 3rd Elected in 1922.
Lost re-election to Stefan.
Roman L. Hruska Republican January 3, 1953 – November 8, 1954 2nd Elected in 1952.
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
Augustin Reed Humphrey Republican November 7, 1922 – March 4, 1923 6th Elected to finish Kinkaid's term.
Retired.
Albert W. Jefferis Republican March 4, 1919 – March 4, 1923 2nd Elected in 1918.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Fred Gustus Johnson Republican March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1931 5th Elected in 1928.
Lost re-election to Shallenberger.
Omer Madison Kem Populist March 4, 1891 – March 4, 1893 3rd Elected in 1890.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1897 6th Redistricted from the 3rd district and re-elected in 1892.
Retired.
John L. Kennedy Republican March 4, 1905 – March 4, 1907 2nd Elected in 1904.
Lost re-election to Hitchcock.
Moses P. Kinkaid Republican March 4, 1903 – July 6, 1922 6th Elected in 1902.
Died.
James Laird Republican March 4, 1883 – August 17, 1889 2nd Elected in 1882.
Died.
James P. Latta Democratic March 4, 1909 – September 11, 1911 3rd Elected in 1908.
Died.
Gilbert L. Laws Republican December 2, 1889 – March 4, 1891 2nd Elected to finish Laird's term.
Retired.
Charles O. Lobeck Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1919 2nd Elected in 1910.
Lost re-election to Jefferis.
Henry C. Luckey Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939 1st Elected in 1934.
Lost re-election to Heinke.
John A. Maguire Democratic March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1915 1st Elected in 1908.
Lost re-election to Reavis.
Thomas Jefferson Majors Republican November 5, 1878 – March 3, 1879 At-large Elected to finish Welch's term.
Claimed to be (unrecognised) second member of Nebraska's House delegation.
Turner M. Marquette Republican March 2, 1867 – March 3, 1867 At-large Elected in 1866.
Retired.
David T. Martin Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963 4th Elected in 1960.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
January 3, 1963 – December 31, 1974 3rd Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1962.
Retired and resigned early.
Samuel Maxwell Populist March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1899 3rd Elected in 1896.
Retired.
John J. McCarthy Republican March 4, 1903 – March 4, 1907 3rd Elected in 1902.
Lost renomination to Boyd.
John Y. McCollister Republican January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977 2nd Elected in 1970.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Donald Francis McGinley Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961 4th Elected in 1958.
Lost re-election to Martin.
William A. McKeighan Populist March 4, 1891 – March 4, 1893 2nd Elected in 1890.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1895 5th Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1892.
Lost re-election to Andrews.
Charles F. McLaughlin Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1943 2nd Elected in 1934.
Lost re-election to Buffett.
Melvin O. McLaughlin Republican March 4, 1919 – March 4, 1927 4th Elected in 1918.
Lost re-election to Norton.
John A. McShane Democratic March 4, 1887 – March 4, 1889 1st Elected in 1886.
Retired to run for U.S. senator..
George de Rue Meiklejohn Republican March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1897 3rd Elected in 1892.
Retired.
David Henry Mercer Republican March 4, 1893 – March 4, 1903 2nd Elected in 1892.
Lost re-election to Hitchcock.
Arthur L. Miller Republican January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1959 4th Re-elected in 1942.
Lost re-election to McGinley.
John H. Morehead Democratic March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1935 1st Elected in 1922.
Retired.
William Neville Populist December 4, 1899 – March 4, 1903 6th Elected to finish Greene's term.
Retired.
George W. Norris Republican March 4, 1903 – March 4, 1913 5th Elected in 1902.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
John N. Norton Democratic March 4, 1927 – March 4, 1929 4th Elected in 1926.
Lost re-election to Sloan.
March 4, 1931 – March 4, 1933 4th Elected in 1930.
Lost renomination to Shallenberger.
Eugene D. O'Sullivan Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951 2nd Elected in 1948.
Lost re-election to Buffet.
Tom Osborne Republican January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2007 3rd Elected in 2000.
Retired to run for Governor of Nebraska.
Ernest M. Pollard Republican July 18, 1905 – March 4, 1909 1st Elected to finish Burkett's term.
Lost re-election to Maguire.
C. Frank Reavis Republican March 4, 1915 – June 3, 1922 1st Elected in 1914.
Resigned to become special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General.
John Seaton Robinson Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 4, 1903 3rd Elected in 1898.
Lost re-election to McCarthy.
Willis G. Sears Republican March 4, 1923 – March 4, 1931 2nd Elected in 1922.
Lost renomination to Baldrige.
Ashton C. Shallenberger Democratic March 4, 1901 – March 4, 1903 5th Elected in 1900.
Lost re-election to Norris.
March 4, 1915 – March 4, 1919 5th Elected in 1914.
Lost re-election to Andrews.
March 4, 1923 – March 4, 1929 5th Elected in 1922.
Lost re-election to Johnson.
March 4, 1931 – March 4, 1933 5th Elected in 1930.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935 4th Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1932.
Lost renomination to Binderup.
Robert G. Simmons Republican March 4, 1923 – March 4, 1933 6th Elected in 1922.
Redistricted to the 5th district and lost re-election to Carpenter.
Charles Henry Sloan Republican March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1919 4th Elected in 1910.
Retired.
March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1931 4th Elected in 1928.
Lost re-election to Norton.
Adrian Smith Republican January 3, 2007 – Present 3rd Elected in 2006.
Incumbent
Virginia Smith Republican January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1991 3rd Elected in 1974.
Retired.
William Ledyard Stark Populist March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1903 4th Elected in 1896.
Lost re-election to Hinshaw.
Karl Stefan Republican January 3, 1935 – October 2, 1951 3rd Elected in 1934.
Died.
Dan V. Stephens Democratic November 7, 1911 – March 4, 1919 3rd Elected to finish Latta's term.
Lost re-election to Evans.
Jesse B. Strode Republican March 4, 1895 – March 4, 1899 1st Elected in 1894.
Retired.
Roderick Dhu Sutherland Populist March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1901 5th Elected in 1896.
Retired.
John H. Sweet Republican April 19, 1940 – January 3, 1941 1st Elected to finish Heinke's term.
Retired.
John Taffe Republican March 4, 1867 – March 4, 1873 At-large Elected in 1866.
Retired.
Lee Terry Republican January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2015 2nd Elected in 1998.
Lost re-election to Ashford.
Charles Thone Republican January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1979 1st Elected in 1970.
Retired to run for Governor of Nebraska.
Roy H. Thorpe Republican November 7, 1922 – March 4, 1923 1st Elected to finish Reavis's term.
Retired.
Edward K. Valentine Republican March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883 At-large Elected in 1878.
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1885 3rd Redistricted from at-large district and re-elected in 1882.
Retired.
Archibald J. Weaver Republican March 4, 1883 – March 4, 1887 1st Elected in 1882.
Retired.
Phillip H. Weaver Republican January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1963 1st Elected in 1954.
Lost renomination to Beermann.
Frank Welch Republican March 4, 1877 – September 4, 1878 At-large Elected in 1876.
Died.

Living former membersEdit

As of November 2021, there are seven living former members from Nebraska. The most recent member to die was Charles Thone (served 1971–1979) on March 7, 2018. The most recently serving member to die was Bill Barrett (served 1991–2001) on September 20, 2016.

Member Term of office Date of birth (and age)
John J. Cavanaugh III 1977–1981 (1945-08-01) August 1, 1945 (age 76)
Doug Bereuter 1979–2004 (1939-10-06) October 6, 1939 (age 82)
Hal Daub 1981–1989 (1941-04-23) April 23, 1941 (age 80)
Jon L. Christensen 1995–1999 (1963-02-20) February 20, 1963 (age 58)
Lee Terry 1999–2015 (1962-01-29) January 29, 1962 (age 59)
Tom Osborne 2001–2007 (1937-02-23) February 23, 1937 (age 84)
Brad Ashford 2015–2017 (1949-11-10) November 10, 1949 (age 72)

Superlative representativesEdit

Longest serving representativesEdit

Representative First served Last served Length of service
Doug Bereuter January 3, 1979 August 31, 2004 25 years, 241 days
Moses Kinkaid March 4, 1903 July 6, 1922 19 years, 124 days
Jeff Fortenberry January 3, 2005 Present 16 years, 328 days
Lee Terry January 3, 1999 January 3, 2015 16 years
Carl Curtis January 3, 1939 December 31, 1954 15 years, 362 days

Shortest serving representativesEdit

Representative First served Last served Length of service
Turner M. Marquett March 2, 1867 March 3, 1867 1 day
Augustin Reed Humphrey November 7, 1922 March 3, 1923 116 days
Roy H. Thorpe November 7, 1922 March 3, 1923 116 days
John Hyde Sweet April 19, 1940 January 3, 1941 259 days
George H. Heinke January 3, 1939 January 2, 1940 364 days

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Directory of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved January 3, 2017.

See alsoEdit