Women in Congress

Women in the US House of Representatives

Jeannette Rankin Testifying for House Naval Affairs Committee, 1938
Jeannette Rankin Testifying for House Naval Affairs Committee, 1938. New York Times Co. / Getty Images

More than 200 women have served in the United States House of Representatives. From 1789 to 1916, the House was all - male. Following is an index of the women who've been Representatives - sometimes called Congresswomen or Congressmen - beginning with the first in 1917. They are listed by the year they first took office.

Jeannette Rankin

Republican - Montana
Served: 1917 - 1919, 1941 - 1943

Alice Mary Robertson

Republican - Oklahoma
Served: 1921 - 1923

Winnifred S. Huck

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1922 - 1923

Mae Ella Nolan

Republican - California
Served: 1923 - 1925

Florence P. Kahn

Republican - California
Served: 1925 - 1937

Mary T. Norton

Democrat - New Jersey
Served: 1925 - 1951

Edith Nourse Rogers

Republican - Massachusetts
Served: 1925 - 1960

Katherine Gudger Langley

Republican - Kentucky
Served: 1927 - 1931

Ruth Hanna McCormick

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1929 - 1931

Pearl Oldfield

Democrat - Arkansas
Served: 1929 - 1931

Ruth Bryan Owen

Democrat - Florida
Served: 1929 - 1933

Ruth Sears Pratt

Republican - New York
Served: 1929 - 1933

Effiegene Locke Wingo

Democrat - Arkansas
Served: 1930 - 1933

Willa McCord Blake Eslick

Democrat - Tennessee
Served: 1932 - 1933

Marian Williams Clarke

Republican - New York
Served: 1933 - 1935

Kathryn O'Loughlin McCarthy

Democrat - Kansas
Served: 1933 - 1935

Isabella S. Greenway

Democrat - Arizona
Served: 1933 - 1937

Virginia Ellis Jenckes

Democrat - Indiana
Served: 1933 - 1939

Caroline O'Day

Democrat - New York
Served: 1935 - 1943

Nan Wood Honeyman

Democrat - Oregon
Served: 1937 - 1939

Elizabeth H. Gasque

Democrat - South Carolina
Served: 1938 - 1939

Clara G. McMillan

Democrat - South Carolina
Served: 1939 - 1941

Jessie Sumner

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1939 - 1947

Florence Reville Gibbs

Democrat - Georgia
Served: 1940 - 1941

Margaret Chase Smith

Republican - Maine
Served: 1940 - 1949

Frances Payne Bolton

Republican - Ohio
Served: 1940 - 1969

Katharine Edgar Byron

Democrat - Maryland
Served: 1941 - 1943

Veronica Grace Boland

Democrat - Pennsylvania
Served: 1942 - 1943

Winifred Claire Stanley

Republican - New York
Served: 1943 - 1945

Clare Boothe Luce

Republican - Connecticut
Served: 1943 - 1947

Willa Lybrand Fulmer

Democrat - South Carolina
Served: 1944 - 1945

Emily Taft Douglas

Democrat - Illinois
Served: 1945 - 1947

Chase Going Woodhouse

Democrat - Connecticut
Served: 1945 - 1947, 1949 - 1951

Helen Gahagan Douglas

Democrat - California
Served: 1945 - 1951

Helen Douglas Mankin

Democrat - Georgia
Served: 1946 - 1947

Eliza Jane Pratt

Democrat - North Carolina
Served: 1946 - 1947

Georgia Lee Lusk

Democrat - New Mexico
Served: 1947 - 1949

Katharine St. George

Republican - New York
Served: 1947 - 1965

Reva Beck Bosone

Democrat - Utah
Served: 1949 - 1953

Cecil Murray Harden

Republican - Indiana
Served: 1949 - 1959

Edna Flannery Kelly

Democrat - New York
Served: 1949 - 1969

Vera Daerr Buchanan

Democrat - Pennsylvania
Served: 1951 - 1955

Ruth Thompson

Republican - Michigan
Served: 1951 - 1957

Marguerite Stitt Church

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1951 - 1963

Maude Elizabeth Kee

Democrat - West Virginia
Served: 1951 - 1965

Gracie Bowers Pfost

Democrat - Idaho
Served: 1953 - 1963

Leonor K. Sullivan

Democrat - Missouri
Served: 1953 - 1977

Mary E. (Betty) Farrington

Republican - Hawaii
Served: 1954 - 1957

Coya Knutson

Democrat - Minnesota
Served: 1955 - 1959

Iris Faircloth Blitch

Democrat - Georgia
Served: 1955 - 1963

Edith Starrett Green

Democrat - Oregon
Served: 1955 - 1974

Martha Wright Griffiths

Democrat - Michigan
Served: 1955 - 1974

Kathryn E. Granahan

Democrat - Pennsylvania
Served: 1956 - 1963

Florence P. Dwyer

Republican - New Jersey
Served: 1957 - 1973

Edna O. Simpson

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1959 - 1961

Jessica McCullough Weis

Republican - New York
Served: 1959 - 1963

Catherine Dean May

Republican - Washington
Served: 1959 - 1971

Julia Butler Hansen

Democrat - Washington
Served: 1960 - 1974

Catherine D. Norrell

Democrat - Arkansas
Served: 1961 - 1963

Louise G. Reece

Republican - Tennessee
Served: 1961 - 1963

Corinne Boyd Riley

Democrat - South Carolina
Served: 1962 - 1963

Charlotte T. Reid

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1963 - 1971

Irene Bailey Baker

Republican - Tennessee
Served: 1964 - 1965

Patsy T. Mink

Democrat - Hawaii
Served: 1965 - 1977, 1990 - 2002

Lera Millard Thomas

Democrat - Texas
Served: 1966 - 1967

Margaret M. Heckler

Republican - Massachusetts
Served: 1967 - 1983

Shirley Anita Chisholm

Democrat - New York
Served: 1969 - 1983

Louise Day Hicks

Democrat - Massachusetts
Served: 1971 - 1973

Ella Tambussi Grasso

Democrat - Connecticut
Served: 1971 - 1975

Bella Savitzky Abzug

Democrat - New York
Served: 1971 - 1977

Elizabeth Bullock Andrews

Democrat - Alabama
Served: 1972 - 1973

Yvonne Brathwaite Burke

Democrat - California
Served: 1973 - 1979

Barbara Jordan

Democrat - Texas
Served: 1973 - 1979

Elizabeth Holtzman

Democrat - New York
Served: 1973 - 1981

Marjorie Sewell Holt

Republican - Maryland
Served: 1973 - 1987

Corinne Claiborne (Lindy) Boggs

Democrat - Louisiana
Served: 1973 - 1991

Cardiss Collins

Democrat - Illinois
Served: 1973 - 1997

Patricia S. Schroeder

Democrat - Colorado
Served: 1973 - 1997

Martha Elizabeth Keys

Democrat - Kansas
Served: 1975 - 1979

Helen Stevenson Meyner

Democrat - New Jersey
Served: 1975 - 1979

Shirley N. Pettis

Republican - California
Served: 1975 - 1979

Gladys Noon Spellman

Democrat - Maryland
Served: 1975 - 1981

Millicent Fenwick

Republican - New Jersey
Served: 1975 - 1983

Virginia Dodd Smith

Republican - Nebraska
Served: 1975 - 1991

Marilyn Lloyd

Democrat - Tennessee
Served: 1975 - 1995

Barbara Ann Mikulski

Democrat - Maryland
Served: 1977 - 1987

Mary Rose Oakar

Democrat - Ohio
Served: 1977 - 1993

Geraldine Anne Ferraro

Democrat - New York
Served: 1979 - 1985

Beverly Butcher Byron

Democrat - Maryland
Served: 1979 - 1993

Olympia Jean Snowe

Republican - Maine
Served: 1979 - 1995

Bobbi Fiedler

Republican - California
Served: 1981 - 1987

Lynn Martin

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1981 - 1991

Claudine Schneider

Republican - Rhode Island
Served: 1981 - 1991

Margaret (Marge) Roukema

Republican - New Jersey
Served: 1981 - 2003

Jean Spencer Ashbrook

Republican - Ohio
Served: 1982 - 1983

Katie Beatrice Hall

Democrat - Indiana
Served: 1982 - 1985

Barbara B. Kennelly

Democrat - Connecticut
Served: 1982 - 1999

Sala Galante Burton

Democrat - California
Served: 1983 - 1987

Barbara Boxer

Democrat - California
Served: 1983 - 1993

Barbara F. Vucanovich

Republican - Nevada
Served: 1983 - 1997

Nancy L. Johnson

Republican - Connecticut
Served: 1983 - 2007

Marcia C. (Marcy) Kaptur

Democrat - Ohio
Served: 1983 - Present

Catherine S. Long

Democrat - Louisiana
Served: 1985 - 1987

Helen Delich Bentley

Republican - Maryland
Served: 1985 - 1995

Jan L. Meyers

Republican - Kansas
Served: 1985 - 1997

Patricia F. Saiki

Republican - Hawaii
Served: 1987 - 1991

Elizabeth J. Patterson

Democrat - South Carolina
Served: 1987 - 1993

Constance A. Morella

Republican - Maryland
Served: 1987 - 2003

Nancy Pelosi

Democrat - California
Served: 1987 - Present

Louise M. Slaughter

Democrat - New York
Served: 1987 - Present

Jill L. Long

Democrat - Indiana
Served: 1989 - 1995

Jolene Unsoeld

Democrat - Washington
Served: 1989 - 1995

Nita M. Lowey

Democrat - New York
Served: 1989 - Present

Ileana Ros - Lehtinen

Republican - Florida
Served: 1989 - Present

Susan Molinari

Republican - New York
Served: 1990 - 1997

Joan Kelly Horn

Democrat - Missouri
Served: 1991 - 1993

Barbara-Rose Collins

Democrat - Michigan
Served: 1991 - 1997

Rosa DeLauro

Democrat - Connecticut
Served: 1991 - Present

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Democrat - The District Of Columbia
Served: 1991 - Present

Maxine Waters

Democrat - California
Served: 1991 - Present

Eva M. Clayton

Democrat - North Carolina
Served: 1992 - 2003

Corrine Brown

Democrat - Florida
Served: 1993 - 2017

Leslie L. Byrne

Democrat - Virginia
Served: 1993 - 1995

Maria E. Cantwell

Democrat - Washington
Served: 1993 - 1995

Karan English

Democrat - Arizona
Served: 1993 - 1995

Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky

Democrat - Pennsylvania
Served: 1993 - 1995

Lynn Schenk

Democrat - California
Served: 1993 - 1995

Karen Shepherd

Democrat - Utah
Served: 1993 - 1995

Blanche Lambert Lincoln

Democrat - Arkansas
Served: 1993 - 1997

Elizabeth Furse

Democrat - Oregon
Served: 1993 - 1999

Jane F. Harman

Democrat - California
Served: 1993 - 1999, 2001 - 2011

Patsy Ann Danner

Democrat - Missouri
Served: 1993 - 2001

Tillie Kidd Fowler

Republican - Florida
Served: 1993 - 2001

Carrie P. Meek

Democrat - Florida
Served: 1993 - 2003

Karen L. Thurman

Democrat - Florida
Served: 1993 - 2003

Cynthia McKinney

Democrat - Georgia
Served: 1993 - 2003, 2005 - 2007

Jennifer Dunn

Republican - Washington
Served: 1993 - 2005

Anna Georges Eshoo

Democrat - California
Served: 1993 - Present

Eddie Bernice Johnson

Democrat - Texas
Served: 1993 - Present

Carolyn B. Maloney

Democrat - New York
Served: 1993 - Present

Deborah Pryce

Republican - Ohio
Served: 1993 - 2009

Lucille Roybal-Allard

Democrat - California
Served: 1993 - Present

Nydia M. Velázquez

Democrat - New York
Served: 1993 - Present

Lynn C. Woolsey

Democrat - California
Served: 1993 - 2013

Enid Greene Waldholtz

Republican - Utah
Served: 1995 - 1997

Andrea Seastrand

Republican - California
Served: 1995 - 1997

Linda Smith

Republican - Washington
Served: 1995 - 1999

Helen P. Chenoweth

Republican - Idaho
Served: 1995 - 2001

Lynn Nancy Rivers

Democrat - Michigan
Served: 1995 - 2003

Karen McCarthy

Democrat - Missouri
Served: 1995 - 2005

Sue W. Kelly

Republican - New York
Served: 1995 - 2007

Barbara L. Cubin

Republican - Wyoming
Served: 1995 - 2009

Sheila Jackson Lee

Democrat - Texas
Served: 1995 - Present

Zoe Lofgren

Democrat - California
Served: 1995 - Present

Sue Myrick

Republican - North Carolina
Served: 1995 - 2013

Juanita Millender-McDonald

Democrat - California
Served: 1996 - 2007

Jo Ann Emerson

Republican - Missouri
Served: 1996 - 2013

Deborah A. Stabenow

Democrat - Michigan
Served: 1997 - 2001

Julia May Carson

Democrat - Indiana
Served: 1997 - 2007

Anne Meagher Northup

Republican - Kentucky
Served: 1997 - 2007

Donna M. Christian-Christensen

Democrat - Virgin Islands
Served: 1997 - 2015

Diana L. DeGette

Democrat - Colorado
Served: 1997 - Present

Kay Granger

Republican - Texas
Served: 1997 - Present

Darlene K. Hooley

Democrat - Oregon
Served: 1997 - 2009

Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Democrat - Ohio
Served: 1997 - 2008 (died August 20, 2008)

Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick

Democrat - Michigan
Served: 1997 - 2011

Carolyn McCarthy

Democrat - New York
Served: 1997 - 2015

Loretta Sanchez

Democrat - California
Served: 1997 - 2017

Ellen O'Kane Tauscher

Democrat - California
Served: 1997 - 2009

Mary Bono Mack

Republican - California
Served: 1998 - 2013

Lois Capps

Democrat - California
Served: 1998 - 2017

Barbara Lee

Democrat - California
Served: 1998 - Present

Heather A. Wilson

Republican - New Mexico
Served: 1998 - 2009

Tammy Baldwin

Democrat - Wisconsin
Served: 1999 - 2013

Shelley Berkley

Democrat - Nevada
Served: 1999 - 2013

Judy Borg Biggert

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1999 - 2013

Grace Napolitano

Democrat - California
Served: 1999 - Present

Janice Schakowsky

Democrat - Illinois
Served: 1999 - Present

Jo Ann Davis

Republican - Virginia
Served: 2001 - 2007

Melissa A. Hart

Republican - Pennsylvania
Served: 2001 - 2007

Shelley Moore Capito

Republican - West Virginia
Served: 2001 - 2015

Susan A. Davis

Democrat - California
Served: 2001 - Present

Betty McCollum

Democrat - Minnesota
Served: 2001 - Present

Hilda L. Solis

Democrat - California
Served: 2001 - 2009

Diane Edith Watson

Democrat - California
Served: 2001 - 2011

Denise Majette

Democrat - Georgia
Served: 2003 - 2005

Katherine Harris

Republican - Florida
Served: 2003 - 2007

Marsha Blackburn

Republican - Tennessee
Served: 2003 - Present

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

Democrat - Guam
Served: 2003 - Present

Virginia (Ginny) Brown-Waite

Republican - Florida
Served: 2003 - 2011

Candice Miller

Republican - Michigan
Served: 2003 - 2017

Marilyn N. Musgrave

Republican - Colorado
Served: 2003 - 2009

Linda T. Sánchez

Democrat - California
Served: 2003 - Present

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

Democrat - South Dakota
Served: 2004 - 2011

Melissa Bean

Democrat - Illinois
Served: 2005 - 2011

Thelma Drake

Republican - Virginia
Served: 2005 - 2009

Virginia Foxx

Republican - North Carolina
Served: 2005 - Present

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Republican - Washington
Served: 2005 - Present

Gwen Moore

Democrat - Wisconsin
Served: 2005 - Present

Doris Matsui

Democrat - California
Served: 2005 - Present

Allyson Schwartz

Democrat - Pennsylvania
Served: 2005 - 2015

Jean Schmidt

Republican - Ohio
Served: 2005 - 2013

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Democrat - Florida
Served: 2005 - Present

Shelley Sekula Gibbs

Republican - Texas
Served: 2006 - 2007

Michele Bachmann

Republican - Minnesota
Served: 2007 - 2015

Nancy Boyda

Democrat - Kansas
Served: 2007 - 2009

Kathy Castor

Democrat - Florida
Served: 2007 - Present

Yvette D. Clarke

Democrat - New York
Served: 2007 - Present

Mary Fallin

Republican - Oklahoma
Served: 2007 - 2011

Gabrielle Giffords

Democrat - Arizona
Served: 2007 - 2012

Kirsten Gillibrand

Mazie Hirono

Democrat - Hawaii
Served: 2007 - 2013

Laura Richardson

Democrat - California
Served: 2007 - 2013

Carol Shea-Porter

Democrat - New Hampshire
Served: 2007 - 2011, 2013 - 2015

Betty Sutton

Democrat - Ohio
Served: 2007 - 2013

Nicola S. (Niki) Tsongas

Democrat - Massachusetts
Served: 2007 - present

Donna Edwards

Democrat - Maryland
Served: 2008 - 2017

Marcia Fudge

Democrat - Ohio
Served: 2008 - Present

Jackie Speier

Democrat - California
Served: 2008 - Present

Kathleen A. (Kathy) Dahlkemper

Democrat - Pennsylvania
Served: 2009 - 2011

Deborah L. Halvorson

Democrat - Illinois
Served: 2009 - 2011

Lynn Jenkins

Republican - California
Served: 2009 - Present

Mary Jo Kilroy

Democrat - Ohio
Served: 2009 - 2011

Ann Kirkpatrick

Democrat - Arizona
Served: 2009 - 2011, 2013 - 2017

Suzanne Kosmas

Democrat - Florida
Served: 2009 - 2011

Cynthia Lummis

Republican - Wyoming
Served: 2009 - 2017

Betsy Markey

Democrat - Colorado
Served: 2009 - 2011

Chellie Pingree

Democrat - Maine
Served: 2009 - Present

Dina Titus

Democrat - Nevada
Served: 2009 - 2011, 2013 - Present

Judy Chu

Democrat - California
Served: 2009 - Present

Sandra (Sandy) Adams

Republican - Florida
Served: 2011 - 2013

Karen Bass

Democrat - California
Served: 2011 - present

Diane Black

Republican - Tennessee
Served: 2011 - present

Ann Marie Buerkle

Republican - New York
Served: 2011 - 2013

Renee Ellmers

Republican - North Carolina
Served: 2011 - 2017

Colleen Hanabusa

Democrat - Hawaii
Served: 2011 - 2015

Vicky Hartzler

Republican - Missouri
Served: 2011 - present

Nan Hayworth

Republican - New York
Served: 2011 - 2013

Jaime Herrera Beutler

Republican - Washington
Served: 2011 - present

Kristi Noem

Republican - South Dakota
Served: 2011 - present

Martha Roby

Republican - Alabama
Served: 2011 - present

Terri Sewell

Democrat - Alabama
Served: 2011 - present

Frederica Wilson

Democrat - Florida
Served: 2011 - present

Kathy Hochul

Democrat - New York
Served: 2011 - 2013

Janice Hahn

Democrat - California
Served: 2011 - 2016

Suzanne Bonamici

Democrat - California
Served: 2012 - present

Suzan DelBene

Democrat - Washington
Served: 2012 - present

Joyce Beatty

Democrat, Ohio
Served: 2013 - present

Susan Brooks

Republican, Indiana
Served: 2013 - present

Julia Brownley

Democrat, California
Served: 2013 - present

Cheri Bustos

Democrat, Illinois
Served: 2013 - present

Tammy Duckworth

Democrat, Illinois
Served: 2013 - 2017 (became Senator in 2017)

Elizabeth Esty

Democrat, Connecticut
Served: 2013 - present

Lois Frankel

Democrat, Florida
Served: 2013 - present

Tulsi Gabbard

Democrat, Hawaii
Served: 2013 - present

Ann McLane Kuster

Democrat, New Hampshire
Served: 2013 - present

Michelle Lujan Grisham

Democrat, New Mexico
Served: 2013 - present

Grace Meng

Democrat, New York
Served: 2013 - present

Gloria Negrete McLeod

Democrat, California
Served: 2013 - 2015

Kyrsten Sinema

Democrat, Arizona
Served: 2013 - present

Ann Wagner

Republican, Missouri
Served: 2013 - present

Jackie Walorski

Republican, Indiana
Served: 2013 - present

Robin Kelly

Democrat, Illinois
Served: April 11, 2013 - present

Katherine Clark

Democrat, Massachusetts
Served: December 10, 2013 - present

Alma Adams

North Carolina
Served: November 12, 2014 - present

Aumua Amata

Republican, American Samoa at large
Served: 2015 - present

Bonnie Watson Coleman

New Jersey, Democratic
Served: 2015 - present

Barbara Comstock

Republican, Virginia
Served: 2015 - present

Deborah Dingell

Democratic, Michigan
Served: 2015 - present

Gwen Graham

Democratic, Florida
Served: 2015 - 2017

Brenda Lawrence

Democratic, MIchigan
Served: 2015 - present

Mia Love

Republican, Utah
Served: 2015 - present

Martha McSally

Republican, Arizona
Served: 2015 - present

Stacey Plaskett

Democratic, U.S. Virgin Islands at large
Served: 2015 - present

Kathleen Rice

Democratic, New York
Served: 2015 - present

Elise Stefanik

Republican, New York
Served: 2015 - present

Norma Torres

Democratic, California
Served: 2015 - present

Mimi Walters

Republican, California
Served: 2015 - present

Nanette Barragán

Democratic, California
Served 2017 - present

Lisa Blunt-Rochester

Democratic, Delaware
Served 2017 - present

Liz Cheney

Republican, Wyoming
Served 2017 - present

Val Demings

Democratic, Florida
Served 2017 - present

Jenniffer González

Republican, Puerto Rico
Served 2017 - present

Pramila Jayapal

Democratic, Washington
Served 2017 - present

Stephanie Murphy

Democratic, Florida
Served 2017 - present

Jacky Rosen

Democratic, Nevada
Served 2017 - present

Claudia Tenney

Republican, New York
Served 2017 - present

Women have also served in the Senate, as governors, and as cabinet officials.