The current dean of the North Carolina delegation is Senator Richard Burr, having served in the Senate since 2005 and in Congress since 1995. David Price (NC-4) has served for longer than Burr, as he was first elected in 1987; however, his tenure was interrupted in 1995, when he lost reelection. Price has continuously served since 1997.
U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit
G. K. Butterfield
|Democratic||D+3||Since 20 July 2004|
|Democratic||D+12||Since 3 January 2021|
|Republican||R+14||Since 17 September 2019|
|Democratic||D+16||Since 3 January 1997|
|Republican||R+20||Since 3 January 2005|
|Democratic||D+10||Since 3 January 2021|
|Republican||R+11||Since 3 January 2015|
|Republican||R+6||Since 3 January 2013|
|Republican||R+6||Since 17 September 2019|
|Republican||R+21||Since 3 January 2005|
|Republican||R+9||Since 3 January 2021|
|Democratic||D+19||Since 4 November 2014|
|Republican||R+20||Since 3 January 2017|
1789–1793: 5 seatsEdit
After North Carolina ratified the United States Constitution, on November 21, 1789, it was apportioned five seats.
|1st (1789–1791)||John Baptista Ashe (AA)||John Steele (PA)||Hugh Williamson (PA)||Timothy Bloodworth (AA)||John Sevier (PA)[a]|
|2nd (1791–1793)||William Barry Grove (PA)||Nathaniel Macon (AA)|
1793–1803: 10 seatsEdit
Following the 1790 census, North Carolina was apportioned 10 seats.
|3rd (1793–1795)||William Johnston
Joe" McDowell (AA)
|4th (1795–1797)||Jesse Franklin (DR)||Matthew
|James Holland (DR)||Absalom Tatom (DR)||Nathaniel
|Nathan Bryan (DR)|
|William F. Strudwick (F)|
|5th (1797–1799)||"Quaker Meadows
Joe" McDowell (DR)
|Robert Williams (DR)||Richard|
|6th (1799–1801)||Joseph Dickson (F)||Willis
|David Stone (DR)|
|7th (1801–1803)||Charles Johnson (DR)||John Stanly (F)||James Holland (DR)|
|Thomas Wynns (DR)|
1803–1813: 12 seatsEdit
Following the 1800 census, North Carolina was apportioned 12 seats.
|William Kennedy (DR)||William
|Thomas Blount (DR)||Thomas S.
|William Kennedy (DR)||John Stanly (F)||Archibald
|Thomas Blount (DR)||William
|William Kennedy (DR)|
1813–1843: 13 seatsEdit
Following the 1810 census, North Carolina was apportioned 13 seats.
1843–1853: 9 seatsEdit
Following the 1840 census, North Carolina was apportioned nine seats.
|David Settle Reid (D)||Edmund Deberry (W)||Romulus Mitchell
Jones Daniel (D)
|Kenneth Rayner (W)|
|James Graham (W)||Alfred Dockery (W)||James C. Dobbin (D)||Henry Selby Clark (D)||Asa Biggs (D)|
|Nathaniel Boyden (W)||Daniel Moreau
Jones Daniel (D)
|David Outlaw (W)|
|Edmund Deberry (W)||William Shepperd
|Edward Stanly (W)|
|Alfred Dockery (W)||James Turner|
1853–1863: 8 seatsEdit
Following the 1850 census, North Carolina was apportioned eight seats.
|John Kerr Jr. (W)||Richard Clauselle
Harrell Smith (O)
|Vacant during American Civil War|
1863–1873: 7 seatsEdit
Following the 1860 census, North Carolina was apportioned seven seats.
|Vacant during American Civil War|
|John R. French (R)||David Heaton (R)||Oliver H.
|Israel G. Lash (R)||Nathaniel Boyden (Con)||Alexander H.|
|41st (1869–1871)||Clinton L. Cobb (R)||Francis Edwin|
|Joseph Dixon (R)|
|42nd (1871–1873)||Charles R. Thomas (R)||Alfred M. Waddell (D)||Sion Hart Rogers (D)||James M. Leach (D)||James C. Harper (D)|
1873–1883: 8 seatsEdit
Following the 1870 census, North Carolina was apportioned eight seats.
|Joseph J. Davis (D)||Alfred Moore|
|Orlando Hubbs (R)||John Williams
|Clement Dowd (D)|
1883–1903: 9 seatsEdit
Following the 1880 census, North Carolina was apportioned nine seats. At first, the extra seat was elected at-large. Starting with the 1884 elections, the seats were redistricted and a ninth district was added.
1903–1933: 10 seatsEdit
Following the 1900 census, North Carolina was apportioned 10 seats.
1933–1943: 11 seatsEdit
Following the 1930 census, North Carolina was apportioned 11 seats.
|73rd (1933–1935)||Lindsay Carter
|E. W. Pou (D)||Franklin W.
Hancock Jr. (D)
|74th (1935–1937)||Graham Arthur|
|76th (1939–1941)||Alonzo D.
|77th (1941–1943)||John H. Folger (D)|
1943–1963: 12 seatsEdit
Following the 1940 census, North Carolina was apportioned 12 seats.
|78th (1943–1945)||Herbert C.
|79th (1945–1947)||Joseph Ervin (D)|
|Eliza Jane Pratt (D)||Sam Ervin (D)|
|80th (1947–1949)||Charles B.
|83rd (1953–1955)||Lawrence H.
|85th (1957–1959)||Ralph James
|86th (1959–1961)||David M. Hall (D)|
|Roy A. Taylor (D)|
|87th (1961–1963)||David N.
1963–1993: 11 seatsEdit
Following the 1960 census, North Carolina was apportioned 11 seats.
1993–2003: 12 seatsEdit
Following the 1990 census, North Carolina was apportioned 12 seats.
|Tim Valentine (D)||Martin
|David Price (D)||Steve
|104th (1995–1997)||David Funderburk (R)||Walter B.
Jones Jr. (R)
|Fred Heineman (R)||Richard
|105th (1997–1999)||Bob Etheridge (D)||David Price (D)||Mike|
2003–present: 13 seatsEdit
Since the 2000 census, North Carolina has been apportioned 13 seats.
|108th (2003–2005)||F. Ballance (D)||Bob
|Class II senators||Congress||Class III senators|
|Samuel Johnston (PA)||1st (1789–1791)||Benjamin Hawkins (PA)|
|Alexander Martin (AA)||3rd (1793–1795)|
|Alexander Martin (DR)||4th (1795–1797)||Timothy Bloodworth (DR)|
|Jesse Franklin (DR)||6th (1799–1801)|
|7th (1801–1803)||David Stone (DR)|
|James Turner (DR)||9th (1805–1807)|
|10th (1807–1809)||Jesse Franklin (DR)|
|13th (1813–1815)||David Stone (DR)|
|Francis Locke Jr. (DR)|
|Montfort Stokes (DR)||Nathaniel Macon (DR)|
|John Branch (DR)||18th (1823–1825)|
|John Branch (J)||19th (1825–1827)||Nathaniel Macon (J)|
|James Iredell Jr. (J)|
|Bedford Brown (J)|
|22nd (1831–1833)||Willie Person Mangum (D)|
|23rd (1833–1835)||Willie Person Mangum (NR)|
|Robert Strange (J)|
|Bedford Brown (D)||25th (1837–1839)||Robert Strange (D)|
|Willie Person Mangum (W)||William Alexander Graham (W)|
|28th (1843–1845)||William Henry Haywood Jr. (D)|
|George Edmund Badger (W)|
|David Settle Reid (D)||33rd (1853–1855)|
|34th (1855–1857)||Asa Biggs (D)|
|Thomas Lanier Clingman (D)|
|Thomas Bragg (D)||36th (1859–1861)|
|Joseph Carter Abbott (R)||John Pool (R)|
|Matt Whitaker Ransom (D)||42nd (1871–1873)|
|43rd (1873–1875)||Augustus Summerfield|
|46th (1879–1881)||Zebulon Baird Vance (D)|
|Thomas Jordan Jarvis (D)|
|Jeter Connelly Pritchard (R)|
|Marion Butler (Pop)||54th (1895–1897)|
|58th (1903–1905)||Lee Slater Overman (D)|
|Cameron A. Morrison (D)|
|Josiah Bailey (D)||72nd (1931–1933)|
|Robert Rice Reynolds (D)|
|79th (1945–1947)||Clyde R. Hoey (D)|
|William B. Umstead (D)|
|J. Melville Broughton (D)|
|Frank Porter Graham (D)|
|Willis Smith (D)|
|Alton Lennon (D)||Sam Ervin (D)|
|W. Kerr Scott (D)|
|B. Everett Jordan (D)|
|Jesse Helms (R)||93rd (1973–1975)|
|94th (1975–1977)||Robert Burren Morgan (D)|
|97th (1981–1983)||John Porter East(R)|
|Jim Broyhill (R)|
|Terry Sanford (D)|
|103rd (1993–1995)||Lauch Faircloth (R)|
|106th (1999–2001)||John Edwards (D)|
|Elizabeth Dole (R)||108th (2003–2005)|
|109th (2005–2007)||Richard Burr (R)|
|Kay Hagan (D)||111th (2009–2011)|
|Thom Tillis (R)||114th (2015–2017)|
- The district was ceded to the federal government to become Tennessee before Sevier could take his seat, but was seated anyway.
- Supported the Crawford faction in the 1824 United States presidential election
- Supported the Jackson faction in the 1824 United States presidential election
- Supported the Adams-Clay faction in the 1824 United States presidential election