History

Chairmen of the Committee (1819-2004)

Congress Years Chairman State Party
16th 1819-1821 Thomas Forrest Pennsylvania Federalist
17th 1821-1823 Josiah Butler New Hampshire Republican
18th 1823-1825 Stephen Van Rensselaer New York Adams Clay Federalist
19th 1825-1827 Stephen Van Rensselaer New York Adams
20th 1827-1829 Stephen Van Rensselaer New York Adams
21st 1829-1831 Ambrose Spencer New York Anti-Jackson
22nd 1831-1833 Erastus Root New York Jackson
23rd 1833-1835 Abraham Bockee New York Jackson Democrat
24th 1835-1837 Abraham Bockee New York Jackson Democrat
25th 1837-1839 Edmund Deberry North Carolina Whig
26th 1839-1841 Edmund Deberry North Carolina Whig
27th 1841-1843 Edmund Deberry North Carolina Whig
28th 1843-1845 Edmund Deberry North Carolina Whig
29th 1845-1847 Joseph H. Anderson New York Democrat
30th 1847-1849 Hugh White New York Republican / Whig
31st 1849-1851 Nathaniel S. Littlefield Maine Cass Democrat
32nd 1851-1853 John G. Floyd New York Democrat
33rd 1853-1855 John L. Dawson Pennsylvania Democrat
34th 1855-1857 David P. Holloway Indiana Opposition / People's Party
35th 1857-1859 William G. Whiteley Delaware Democrat
36th 1859-1861 Martin Butterfield New York Republican
37th 1861-1863 Owen Lovejoy Illinois Republican
38th 1863-1865 Brutus J. Clay Kentucky Unionist
39th 1865-1867 John Bidwell California Republican
40th 1867-1869 Rowland E. Trowbridge Michigan Republican
41st 1869-1871 John T. Wilson Ohio Republican
42nd 1871-1873 John T. Wilson Ohio Republican
43rd 1873-1875 Charles Hays Alabama Republican
44th 1875-1877 John H. Caldwell Alabama Democrat
45th 1877-1879 Augustus W. Cutler New Jersey Democrat
46th 1879-1881 James W. Covert New York Democrat
47th 1881-1883 Edward K. Valentine Nebraska Republican
48th 1883-1885 William H. Hatch Missouri Democrat
49th 1885-1887 William H. Hatch Missouri Democrat
50th 1887-1889 William H. Hatch Missouri Democrat
51st 1889-1891 Edward H. Funston Kansas Republican
52nd 1891-1893 William H. Hatch Missouri Democrat
53rd 1893-1895 William H. Hatch Missouri Democrat
54th 1895-1897 James W. Wadsworth New York Republican
55th 1897-1899 James W. Wadsworth New York Republican
56th 1899-1901 James W. Wadsworth New York Republican
57th 1901-1903 James W. Wadsworth New York Republican
58th 1903-1905 James W. Wadsworth New York Republican
59th 1905-1907 James W. Wadsworth New York Republican
60th 1907-1909 Charles F. Scott Kansas Republican
61st 1909-1911 Charles F. Scott Kansas Republican
62nd 1911-1913 John Lamb Virginia Democrat
63rd 1913-1915 Asbury F. Lever South Carolina Democrat
64th 1915-1917 Asbury F. Lever South Carolina Democrat
65th 1917-1919 Asbury F. Lever South Carolina Democrat
66th 1919-1921 Gilbert N. Haugen Iowa Republican
67th 1921-1923 Gilbert N. Haugen Iowa Republican
68th 1923-1925 Gilbert N. Haugen Iowa Republican
69th 1925-1927 Gilbert N. Haugen Iowa Republican
70th 1927-1929 Gilbert N. Haugen Iowa Republican
71st 1929-1931 Gilbert N. Haugen Iowa Republican
72nd 1931-1933 Marvin Jones Texas Democrat
73rd 1933-1935 Marvin Jones Texas Democrat
74th 1935-1937 Marvin Jones Texas Democrat
75th 1937-1939 Marvin Jones Texas Democrat
76th 1939-1941 Marvin Jones Texas Democrat
77th 1941-1943 Hampton P. Fulmer South Carolina Democrat
78th 1943-1945 Hampton P. Fulmer South Carolina Democrat
79th 1945-1947 John W.Flannagan, Jr. Virginia Democrat
80th 1947-1949 Clifford R. Hope Kansas Republican
81st 1949-1951 Harold D. Cooley North Carolina Democrat
82nd 1951-1953 Harold D. Cooley North Carolina Democrat
83rd 1953-1955 Clifford R. Hope Kansas Republican
84th 1955-1957 Harold D. Cooley North Carolina Democrat
85th 1957-1959 Harold D. Cooley North Carolina Democrat
86th 1959-1961 Harold D. Cooley North Carolina Democrat
87th 1961-1963 Harold D. Cooley North Carolina Democrat
88th 1963-1965 Harold D. Cooley North Carolina Democrat
89th 1965-1967 Harold D. Cooley North Carolina Democrat
90th 1967-1969 William R. Poage Texas Democrat
91st 1969-1971 William R. Poage Texas Democrat
92nd 1971-1973 William R. Poage Texas Democrat
93rd 1973-1975 William R. Poage Texas Democrat
94th 1975-1977 Thomas S. Foley Washington Democrat
95th 1977-1979 Thomas S. Foley Washington Democrat
96th 1979-1981 Thomas S. Foley Washington Democrat
97th 1981-1983 E. (Kika) de la Garza Texas Democrat
98th 1983-1985 E. (Kika) de la Garza Texas Democrat
99th 1985-1987 E. (Kika) de la Garza Texas Democrat
100th 1987-1989 E. (Kika) de la Garza Texas Democrat
101st 1989-1991 E. (Kika) de la Garza Texas Democrat
102nd 1991-1993 E. (Kika) de la Garza Texas Democrat
103rd 1993-1995 E. (Kika) de la Garza Texas Democrat
104th 1995-1997 Pat Roberts Kansas Republican
105th 1997-1999 Robert F. Smith Oregon Republican
106th 1999-2001 Larry Combest Texas Republican
107th 2001-2002 Larry Combest Texas Republican
108th 2003-2004 Bob Goodlatte Virginia Republican
109th 2005-2006 Bob Goodlatte Virginia Republican
110th 2007- Collin C. Peterson Minnesota Democrat