United States congressional delegations from Nebraska

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Nebraska's congressional districts since 2013[1]

These are tables of congressional delegations from Nebraska to the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

House of Representatives

Current Representatives

List of members of the Nebraskan United States House delegation, their terms in office, district boundaries, and the district political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has a total of 3 members, all Republicans.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbent time in office District map
1st Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.jpg Jeff Fortenberry (R-Lincoln) Republican R+10 January 3, 2005 – present Nebraska US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Donald Bacon Official House Photo.jpg Don Bacon (R-Papillion) Republican R+4 January 3, 2017 – present Nebraska US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd Adrian Smith, official 110th Congress photo portrait.jpg Adrian Smith (R-North Platte) Republican R+23 January 3, 2007 – present Nebraska US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif

Delegation timeline (1853 – present)

Tables showing membership in the Nebraska federal House delegation throughout history of statehood in the United States.


Delegates from Nebraska Territory

Congress Delegate
33rd
(1853–1855)
Napoleon Bonaparte Giddings (D)
34th
(1855–1857)
Bird Beers Chapman (D)
35th
(1857–1859)
Fenner Ferguson (D)
36th
(1859–1861)
Experience Estabrook (D)
Samuel Gordon Daily (R)
37th
(1861–1863)
38th
(1863–1865)
39th
(1865–1867)
Phineas Hitchcock (R)

Members from Nebraska

1867–1883: One seat
Congress At-large
39th
(1865–1867)
  Turner M. Marquette
(for two days[2]) (R)
 
40th
(1867–1869)
  John Taffe (R)
 
41st
(1869–1871)
 
 
42nd
(1871–1873)
 
 
43rd
(1873–1875)
  Lorenzo Crounse (R)
 
44th
(1875–1877)
 
 
45th
(1877–1879)
  Frank Welch (R)
  Thomas Jefferson Majors (R)
46th
(1879–1881)
  Edward K. Valentine (R)
 
47th
(1881–1883)
 
 
1883–1893: Three seats
Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd
48th
(1883–1885)
  Archibald J. Weaver (R) James Laird (R) Edward K. Valentine (R)
 
49th
(1885–1887)
  George W. E. Dorsey (R)
 
50th
(1887–1889)
  John A. McShane (D)
 
51st
(1889–1891)
  William James Connell (R)
  Gilbert L. Laws (R)
52nd
(1891–1893)
  William Jennings Bryan (D) William A. McKeighan (Pop) Omer Madison Kem (Pop)
 
1893–1933: Six seats
Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
53rd
(1893–1895)
  William Jennings Bryan (D) David Henry Mercer (R) George de Rue Meiklejohn (R) Eugene Jerome Hainer (R) William A. McKeighan (Pop) Omer Madison Kem (Pop)
 
54th
(1895–1897)
  Jesse Burr Strode (R) William E. Andrews (R)
 
55th
(1897–1899)
  Samuel Maxwell (Pop) William Ledyard Stark (Pop) Roderick Dhu Sutherland (Pop) William Laury Greene (Pop)
 
56th
(1899–1901)
  Elmer Burkett (R) John Seaton Robinson (D)
  William Neville (Pop)
57th
(1901–1903)
  Ashton C. Shallenberger (D)
 
58th
(1903–1905)
  Gilbert Hitchcock (D) John J. McCarthy (R) Edmund H. Hinshaw (R) George W. Norris (R) Moses Kinkaid (R)
 
59th
(1905–1907)
  John L. Kennedy (R)
  Ernest M. Pollard (R)
60th
(1907–1909)
  Gilbert Hitchcock (D) John Frank Boyd (R)
 
61st
(1909–1911)
  John A. Maguire (D) James P. Latta (D)
 
62nd
(1911–1913)
  Charles O. Lobeck (D) Charles Henry Sloan (R)
  Dan V. Stephens (D)
63rd
(1913–1915)
  Silas Reynolds Barton (R)
 
64th
(1915–1917)
  C. Frank Reavis (R) Ashton C. Shallenberger (D)
 
65th
(1917–1919)
 
 
66th
(1919–1921)
  Albert W. Jefferis (R) Robert E. Evans (R) Melvin O. McLaughlin (R) William E. Andrews (R)
 
67th
(1921–1923)
 
  Roy H. Thorpe (R) Augustin Reed Humphrey (R)
68th
(1923–1925)
  John H. Morehead (D) Willis G. Sears (R) Edgar Howard (D) Ashton C. Shallenberger (D) Robert G. Simmons (R)
 
69th
(1925–1927)
 
 
70th
(1927–1929)
  John N. Norton (D)
 
71st
(1929–1931)
  Charles Henry Sloan (R) Fred Gustus Johnson (R)
 
72nd
(1931–1933)
  H. Malcolm Baldrige (R) John N. Norton (D) Ashton C. Shallenberger (D)
 
Congress 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
District
1933–1943: Five seats
Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
73rd
(1933–1935)
  John H. Morehead (D) Edward R. Burke (D) Edgar Howard (D) Ashton C. Shallenberger (D) Terry Carpenter (D)
 
74th
(1935–1937)
  Henry Carl Luckey (D) Charles F. McLaughlin (D) Karl Stefan (R) Charles Gustav Binderup (D) Harry B. Coffee (D)
 
75th
(1937–1939)
 
 
76th
(1939–1941)
  George H. Heinke (R) Carl Curtis (R)
  John Hyde Sweet (R)
77th
(1941–1943)
  Oren S. Copeland
 
1943–1963: Four seats
Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
78th
(1943–1945)
  Carl Curtis (R) Howard H. Buffett (R) Karl Stefan (R) Arthur L. Miller (R)
 
79th
(1945–1947)
 
 
80th
(1947–1949)
 
 
81st
(1949–1951)
  Eugene D. O'Sullivan (D)
 
82nd
(1951–1953)
  Howard H. Buffett (R)
  Robert D. Harrison (R)
83rd
(1953–1955)
  Roman Hruska (R)
  Vacant
84th
(1955–1957)
  Phillip H. Weaver (R) Jackson B. Chase (R)
 
85th
(1957–1959)
  Glenn Cunningham (R)
 
86th
(1959–1961)
  Lawrence Brock (D) Donald F. McGinley (D)
 
87th
(1961–1963)
  Ralph F. Beermann (R) David T. Martin (R)
 
1963–Present: Three seats
Congress District
1st 2nd 3rd
88th
(1963–1965)
  Ralph F. Beermann (R) Glenn Cunningham (R) David T. Martin (R)
 
89th
(1965–1967)
  Clair A. Callan (D)
 
90th
(1967–1969)
  Robert V. Denney (R)
 
91st
(1969–1971)
 
 
92nd
(1971–1973)
  Charles Thone (R) John Y. McCollister (R)
 
93rd
(1973–1975)
 
 
94th
(1975–1977)
  Virginia D. Smith (R)
 
95th
(1977–1979)
  John J. Cavanaugh III (D)
 
96th
(1979–1981)
  Doug Bereuter (R)
 
97th
(1981–1983)
  Hal Daub (R)
 
98th
(1983–1985)
 
 
99th
(1985–1987)
 
 
100th
(1987–1989)
 
 
101st
(1989–1991)
  Peter Hoagland (D)
 
102nd
(1991–1993)
  Bill Barrett (R)
 
103rd
(1993–1995)
 
 
104th
(1995–1997)
  Jon Lynn Christensen (R)
 
105th
(1997–1999)
 
 
106th
(1999–2001)
  Lee Terry (R)
 
107th
(2001–2003)
  Tom Osborne (R)
 
108th
(2003–2005)
 
  Vacant
109th
(2005–2007)
  Jeff Fortenberry (R)
 
110th
(2007–2009)
  Adrian Smith (R)
 
111th
(2009–2011)
 
 
112th
(2011–2013)
 
 
113th
(2013–2015)
 
 
114th
(2015–2017)
  Brad Ashford (D)
 
115th
(2017–2019)
  Don Bacon (R)
 
Congress 1st 2nd 3rd
District
Key
Key to party colors and abbreviations for members of the U.S. Congress
American (Know Nothing) (K-N)
Adams (A),
Anti-Jacksonian (Anti-J),
National Republican (NR)
Anti-Administration (Anti-Admin)
Anti-Masonic (Anti-M)
Conservative (Con)
Democratic (D)
Dixiecrat (Dix),
States' rights (SR)
Democratic-Republican (D-R)
Farmer–Labor (FL)
Federalist (F)
Free Soil (FS)
Free Silver (FSv)
Fusion (FU)
Greenback (GB)
Jacksonian (J)
Nonpartisan League (NPL)
Nullifier (N)
Opposition (O)
Populist (Pop)
Pro-Administration (Pro-Admin)
Progressive (Prog)
Prohibition (Proh)
Readjuster (Rea)
Republican (R)
Socialist (Soc)
Unionist (U)
Whig (W)
Independent,
None,
or Unaffiliated

United States Senate

Current delegation
Fischer
Senator Deb Fischer
(R)
Sasse
Senator Ben Sasse
(R)

Senate timeline (1865 – Present)

Tables showing membership in the Nebraska federal Senate delegation throughout history of statehood in the United States.


Class 1 Senators Congress Class 2 Senators
Thomas Tipton[2] (R) 39th
(1865–1867)
John Milton Thayer[2] (R)
40th
(1867–1869)
41st
(1869–1871)
42nd
(1871–1873)
Phineas Hitchcock (R)
43rd
(1873–1875)
Algernon Paddock (R) 44th
(1875–1877)
45th
(1877–1879)
Alvin Saunders (R)
46th
(1879–1881)
Charles Van Wyck (R) 47th
(1881–1883)
48th
(1883–1885)
Charles F. Manderson (R)
49th
(1885–1887)
Algernon Paddock (R) 50th
(1887–1889)
51st
(1889–1891)
52nd
(1891–1893)
William V. Allen (Pop) 53rd
(1893–1895)
54th
(1895–1897)
John Mellen Thurston (R)
55th
(1897–1899)
Monroe Hayward (R) 56th
(1899–1901)
William V. Allen (Pop)
57th
(1901–1903)
Joseph Millard (R)
Charles H. Dietrich (R)
58th
(1903–1905)
Elmer Burkett (R) 59th
(1905–1907)
60th
(1907–1909)
Norris Brown (R)
61st
(1909–1911)
Gilbert Hitchcock (D) 62nd
(1911–1913)
63rd
(1913–1915)
George W. Norris (R)
64th
(1915–1917)
65th
(1917–1919)
66th
(1919–1921)
67th
(1921–1923)
Robert B. Howell (R) 68th
(1923–1925)
69th
(1925–1927)
70th
(1927–1929)
71st
(1929–1931)
72nd
(1931–1933)
73rd
(1933–1935)
William H. Thompson (D)
Richard C. Hunter (D)
Edward R. Burke (D) 74th
(1935–1937)
75th
(1937–1939)
76th
(1939–1941)
Hugh A. Butler (R) 77th
(1941–1943)
78th
(1943–1945)
Kenneth S. Wherry (R)
79th
(1945–1947)
80th
(1947–1949)
81st
(1949–1951)
82nd
(1951–1953)
Fred A. Seaton (R)
Dwight Griswold (R)
83rd
(1953–1955)
Eva Bowring (R)
Samuel W. Reynolds (R) Hazel Abel (R)
Roman Hruska (R) Carl Curtis (R)
84th
(1955–1957)
85th
(1957–1959)
86th
(1959–1961)
87th
(1961–1963)
88th
(1963–1965)
89th
(1965–1967)
90th
(1967–1969)
91st
(1969–1971)
92nd
(1971–1973)
93rd
(1973–1975)
94th
(1975–1977)
Edward Zorinsky (D)
95th
(1977–1979)
96th
(1979–1981)
J. James Exon (D)
97th
(1981–1983)
98th
(1983–1985)
99th
(1985–1987)
100th
(1987–1989)
David Karnes (R)
Bob Kerrey (D) 101st
(1989–1991)
102nd
(1991–1993)
103rd
(1993–1995)
104th
(1995–1997)
105th
(1997–1999)
Chuck Hagel (R)
106th
(1999–2001)
Ben Nelson (D) 107th
(2001–2003)
108th
(2003–2005)
109th
(2005–2007)
110th
(2007–2009)
111th
(2009–2011)
Mike Johanns (R)
112th
(2011–2013)
Deb Fischer (R) 113th
(2013–2015)
114th
(2015–2017)
Ben Sasse (R)
115th
(2017–2019)

Key

Key to party colors and abbreviations for members of the U.S. Congress
American (Know Nothing) (K-N)
Adams (A),
Anti-Jacksonian (Anti-J),
National Republican (NR)
Anti-Administration (Anti-Admin)
Anti-Masonic (Anti-M)
Conservative (Con)
Democratic (D)
Dixiecrat (Dix),
States' rights (SR)
Democratic-Republican (D-R)
Farmer–Labor (FL)
Federalist (F)
Free Soil (FS)
Free Silver (FSv)
Fusion (FU)
Greenback (GB)
Jacksonian (J)
Nonpartisan League (NPL)
Nullifier (N)
Opposition (O)
Populist (Pop)
Pro-Administration (Pro-Admin)
Progressive (Prog)
Prohibition (Proh)
Readjuster (Rea)
Republican (R)
Socialist (Soc)
Unionist (U)
Whig (W)
Independent,
None,
or Unaffiliated

Living former U.S. Senators from Nebraska

As of April 2015, there are five former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Nebraska who are currently living at this time, three from Class 1 and two from Class 2.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
David Karnes 1987–1989 1 (1948-12-12) December 12, 1948 (age 69)
Bob Kerrey 1989–2001 1 (1943-08-27) August 27, 1943 (age 75)
Chuck Hagel 1997–2009 2 (1946-10-04) October 4, 1946 (age 72)
Ben Nelson 2001–2013 1 (1941-05-17) May 17, 1941 (age 77)
Mike Johanns 2009–2015 2 (1950-06-18) June 18, 1950 (age 68)

See also

References

  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Nebraska became a state so late that its first representative and senators were only able to serve for the final two days of the 39th Congress.
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