Hispanic Americans in Congress


In 2014, the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk produced a new edition of Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012, a historical reference publication, under the guidance of the Committee on House Administration. The book chronicles the personal lives and public careers of the ninety-one Hispanic Americans who served in the Congress beginning with Delegate Joseph Marion Hernández from Florida in 1822 through the 112th Congress. It features biographical profiles, rare historical images, contextual essays, and comprehensive statistical information, charts, and appendices.

In coordination with this effort, the Office of the Historian has also produced an up-to-date web exhibition available at: http://history.house.gov/Exhibitions-and-Publications/HAIC/Hispanic-Americans-in-Congress/.


The origin of this site is a slim print publication prepared by the Hispanic Division under the direction of the Government Printing Office in 1995, Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-1995. An additional resource for researching all Members of Congress is the searchable database Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-present.

The Hispanic Division maintains an update-to-date list of Hispanic Americans in Congress in chronological order and by geographic location (including states and territories).

Historical Information (for the 1995 original publication)

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