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List of Native Americans in the United States Congress

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List of Native Americans in the United States Congress

This is a list of Native Americans in the U.S. Congress.

Senate

Picture Senator Tribal Ancestry State Party Term Reason for leaving
Hiram Rhodes Revels Hiram Rhodes Revels Lumbee Mississippi Republican 1869-1871 Resigned to become first president of Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College
Matthew Quay Matthew Quay Abenaki or Lenape Pennsylvania Republican 1887-1899, 1901-1904 Died in office
Robert Latham Owen Robert Latham Owen Cherokee Oklahoma Democrat 1907–1925 Died in office
Charles Curtis Charles Curtis Kaw, Osage, and Potawatomi Kansas Republican 1915–1929 Resigned after being elected Vice President of the United States
Paul O. Husting Paul O. Husting Métis people (United States) Wisconsin Democrat 1915-1917 Died in office
Ben Nighthorse Campbell Ben Nighthorse Campbell Northern Cheyenne Colorado Republican 1993-2005 Elected as a Democrat. Retired

House of Representatives

Picture Representative Tribal Ancestry State Party Term Reason for leaving
Charles Curtis Charles Curtis Kaw, Osage, and Potawatomi Kansas Republican 1893-1907 Retired to successfully run for United States Senate election in Kansas, 1906
Charles D. Carter Charles D. Carter Choctaw Oklahoma Democratic 1907–1927 Lost renomination
William Wirt Hastings William Wirt Hastings Cherokee Oklahoma Democratic 1915-1921, 1923-1935 Defeated & Retired
Will Rogers, Jr. Will Rogers, Jr. Cherokee California Democratic 1943-1944 Resigned to join United States Army
William G. Stigler William G. Stigler Choctaw Oklahoma Democratic 1943-1952 Died in office
Ben Reife Ben Reifel Rosebud Sioux South Dakota Republican 1961-1971 Retired
William G. Stigler Floyd Hicks Paiute and Shoshone Washington Democratic 1965-1976 Retired
Clem McSpadden Clem McSpadden Cherokee Oklahoma Democratic 1973-1975 Retired to unsuccessfully run for Governor election in Oklahoma, 1974
Ben Nighthorse Campbell Ben Nighthorse Campbell Northern Cheyenne Colorado Democratic 1987-1993 Retired to successfully run for United States Senate election in Colorado, 1992
Brad Carson Brad Carson Cherokee Oklahoma Democratic 2001-2005 Retired to unsuccessfully run for United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2004
Tom Cole Tom Cole Chickasaw Oklahoma Republican 2003–present
Travis Childers Travis Childers Chickasaw and Choctaw Mississippi Democratic 2008-2011 Lost reelection
Markwayne Mullin Markwayne Mullin Cherokee Oklahoma Republican 2013–present

Notes

Sources

  • Stubben,Jerry D.(2006). "[1]". Native Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook"
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