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Past Chairmen

Name

State

Party

Terms in House

Terms as Chairman

Rodney Frelinghuysen NJ Republican 1995-2019 2017-2019
Harold Rogers KY Republican 1981- 2011-2016
David R. Obey WI Democrat 1969-2011 2007-2011
Jerry Lewis CA Republican 1978-2013 2005-2006
C.W. Bill Young FL Republican 1973-2013 1999-2005
Robert L. Livingston LA Republican 1977-99 1995-98
David R. Obey WI Democrat 1969-2011 1994-95
William H. Natcher KY Democrat 1953-94 1993-94
Jamie L. Whitten MS Democrat 1941-95 1979-93
George H. Mahon TX Democrat 1935-79 1964-79
John Taber NY Republican 1923-63 1947-48; 1953-54
Clarence Cannon MO Democrat 1923-64 1941-46; 1949-52; 1955-64
Edward T. Taylor CO Democrat 1909-41 1937-41
James P. Buchanan TX Democrat 1913-37 1933-37
Joseph W. Byrns TN Democrat 1909-36 1931-33
William R. Wood IN Republican 1915-31 1929-31
Daniel R. Anthony, Jr. KS Republican 1907-29 1928-29
Martin B. Madden IL Republican 1905-28 1921-28
James W. Good IA Republican 1909-21 1919-21
J. Swager Sherley KY Democrat 1903-19 1918-19
John J. Fitzgerald NY Democrat 1899-1917 1911-17
James A. Tawney MN Republican 1893-1911 1905-11
James A. Hemenway IN Republican 1895-1905 1903-05
Joseph D. Sayers TX Democrat 1885-99 1893-95
Joseph G. Cannon IL Republican 1873-91; 1893-13; 1915-23 1889-91; 1895-1903
Frank Hiscock NY Republican 1877-87 1881-83
John D.C. Atkins TN Democrat 1857-59; 1873-83 1877-81
William S. Holman IN Democrat 1859-65; 1867-77; 1881-95; 1897 1876-77; 1891-93
Samuel J Randall PA Democrat 1863-90 1875-76; 1883-89
James A. Garfield OH Republican 1863-80 1871-75
Henry L. Dawes MA Republican 1857-75 1869-71
Elihu B. Washburne IL Whig & Republican 1853-69 1868-69
Thaddeus Stevens PA 1849-53; 1859-68 1865-68
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