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Hispanics in Congress


Source: Library of Congress

House of Representatives

1800s | 1900-1950
1950-1980 | 1980-Present

Dates Name Party State/Territory
1822-1823 Joseph Marion Hernández Whig delegate of the territory of Florida
1853-1857 José Manuel Gallegos Democrat delegate of the territory of New Mexico
1856-1861 Miguel Antonio Otero Democrat delegate of the territory of New Mexico
1863-1865 Francisco Perea Republican delegate of the territory of New Mexico
1865-1867 José Francisco Chaves Republican delegate of the territory of New Mexico
1871-1873 José Manuel Gallegos Democrat delegate of the territory of New Mexico
1877-1878 Romualdo Pacheco Republican California
1877-1879 Trinidad Romero Republican delegate of the territory of New Mexico
1879-1881 Mariano Sabino Otero Republican delegate of the territory of New Mexico
1879-1883 Romualdo Pacheco Republican California
1881-1884 Tranquilino Luna Republican delegate of the territory of New Mexico
1884-1885 Francisco Antonio Manzanares Democrat delegate of the territory of New Mexico
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1899-1901 Pedro Peara Republican delegate of the territory of New Mexico
1901-1905 Federico Degetau Insular Republican resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1905-1911 Tulio Larrinaga Unionist resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1911-1916 Luis Muñoz Rivera Unionist resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1913-1927 Ladislas Lazaro Democrat Louisiana
1915-1917 Benigno Cárdenas Hernandez Republican New Mexico
1917-1932 Félix Córdova Davila Unionist resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1919-1921 Benigno Cárdenas Hernandez Republican New Mexico
1921-1923 Néstor Montoya Republican New Mexico
1931-1935 Dennis Chavez Democrat New Mexico
1931-1941 Joachim Octave Fernandez Democrat Louisiana
1932-1933 José Lorenzo Pesquera non-partisan resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1932-1939 Santiago Iglesias Coalitionist resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1939-1945 Bolívar Pagan Coalitionist resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
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1943-1956 Antonio Manuel Fernandez Democrat New Mexico
1945-1946 Jesús T. Pinero Popular Democrat resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1946-1965 Antonio Fernos-Isern Popular Democrat resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1957-1964 Joseph Manuel Montoya Democrat New Mexico
1961-1998 Henry Barbosa Gonzalez Democrat Texas
1963-1993 Edward Ross Roybal Democrat California
1965-1969 Santiago Polanco-Abreu Popular Democrat resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1965-1997 Eligio "Kika" de la Garza, II Democrat Texas
1969-1973 Jorge Luis Cordova Diaz New Progressive resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1969-1989 Manuel Lujan, Jr. Republican New Mexico
1971-1977 Herman Badillo Democrat New York
1973-1977 Jaime Benítez Popular Democrat resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1973-1979 Ron de Lugo Democrat delegate of the Virgin Islands
1977-1985 Baltasar Corrado-del Rio New Progressive resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1978-1990 Robert Garcia Democrat New York
1979-1989 Anthony Lee Coelho Democrat California
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1981-1995 Ron de Lugo Democrat delegate of the Virgin Islands
1982-2001 Matthew Gilbert Martinez Democrat California
1983-1997 William Blaine Richardson Democrat New Mexico
1983-2011 Solomon Porfirio Ortiz Democrat Texas
1983-1999 Esteban Edward Torres Democrat California
1985-1992 Jaime B. Fuster Democrat resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1985-1993 Ben Garrido Blaz Republican Guam
1985-1993 Albert Garza Bustamante Democrat Texas
1989- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican Florida
1990- José Enrique Serrano Democrat New York
1991- Edward López Pastor Democrat Arizona
1992-1993 Antonio J. Colorado Democratresident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1993-1997 Frank Mariano Tejada Democrat Texas
1993-2001 Carlos Antonio Romero-Barcelo New Progressive resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
1993- Xavier Becerra Democrat California
1993-2007 Henry Bonilla Republican Texas
1993-2011 Lincoln Diaz-Balart Republican Florida
1993- Luis Vicente Gutierrez Democrat Illinois
1993-2006 Robert Menendez Democrat New Jersey
1993- Lucille Roybard-Allard Democrat California
1993-2002 Robert Anacletus Underwood Democrat Guam
1993- Nydia Margarita Velazquez Democrat New York
1997-2013 Silvestre Reyes Democrat Texas
1997- Rubén Hinojosa Democrat Texas
1997-2005, 2007-2011 Ciro D. Rodriguez Democrat Texas
1997- Loretta Sanchez Democrat California
1999-2013 Joe Baca Democrat California
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1999-2013 Charles A. Gonzalez Democrat Texas
1999- Grace F. Napolitano Democrat California
2001-2009 Hilda Solis Democrat California
2001-2005 Aníbal Acevedo-Vila Popular Democrat resident commissioner of Puerto Rico
2003- Dennis A. Cardoza Democrat Calfornia
2003- Mario Diaz-Balart Democrat Florida
2003- Raúl M. Grijalva Democrat Arizona
2003- Devin Nunes Democrat Calfornia
2003- Linda T. Sanchez Democrat Calfornia
2005– Henry Cuellar Democrat Texas
2005-2011 John Salazar Democrat Colorado
2006– Albio Sires Democrat New Jersey
2009- Ben R. Luján Democrat New Mexico
2009- Jason Chaffetz Republican Utah
2011-2013 Francisco "Quico" Canseco Republican Texas
2011- Bill Flores Republican Texas
2011- Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican Washington
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2011- Raúl Labrador Republican Idaho
2011-2013 David Rivera Republican Florida
2013- Tony Cardenas Democrat California
2013- Joaquin Castro Democrat Texas
2013- Pete Gallego Democrat Texas
2013- Joe Gracia Democrat Florida
2013- Michelle Lujan Grisham Democrat New Mexico
2013- Doug LaMalfa Republican California
2013- Gloria Negrete McLeod Democrat California
2013- Raul Ruiz Democrat California
2013- Ron DeSantis Republican Florida
2013- David Valadao Republican California
2013- Juan Vargas Democrat California
2013- Filemon Vela, Jr. Democrat Texas
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Senate

Dates Name Party State/Territory
1928-1929 Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo Republican New Mexico
1935-1962 Dennis Chavez Democrat New Mexico
1964-1977 Joseph Manuel Montoya Democrat New Mexico
2005–2009 Mel Martínez Republican Florida
2005–2009 Ken Salazar Democrat Colorado
2006– Robert Menendez Democrat New Jersey
2011– Marco Rubio Republican Florida
2013– Ted Cruz Republican Texas

1. A resident commissioner is entitled to speak, but not to vote, in the U.S. House of Representatives.




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