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Third-party members of the United States House of Representatives

Third-party members of the United States House of Representatives are generally rare.[citation needed] Although the Republican Party and Democratic Party have dominated American politics in a two-party system since 1856, some independents and members of other political parties have also been elected to Congress.[citation needed]

This article lists all U.S. representatives since the 45th United States Congress (1877-1879) who were third-party affiliated or independent while they were in office. Since 1877, there have been 113 third-party U.S. Representatives: Eight from the Modern era, 36 from the Progressive era, 44 from the Populist era, and 25 from the Greenback era.[citation needed]

1949–present: Modern eraEdit

1911–1948: Progressive eraEdit

1891–1910: Populist eraEdit

1877–1890: Greenback eraEdit

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