Online and Print Resources
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774–Present
This Web site contains biographical information on former and current Representatives,
Delegates, Resident Commissioners, and Senators. The hardbound edition—Biographical
Directory of the United States Congress, 1774–2005—is available
through the Government Printing
Office bookstore, or in
Black Americans in Congress
This Web site, based on the book Black Americans
in Congress, 1870–2007, contains biographical profiles of former
African-American Members of Congress, links to information about current black Members,
essays on institutional and national events that shaped successive generations of
African Americans in Congress, and images of each individual Member, supplemented
by other historical photos.
Florence Kahn: Congressional Widow to Trailblazing Lawmaker
This site honors Florence Kahn of California, who served her late husband's district
for 12 years and paved the way for women seeking political office.
House Members Who Became Members of the Supreme Court
This chart identifies individuals who served as both a Representative and a Supreme
Court Justice. It lists their dates of House service and other major offices held.
House Members Who Became President or Presidential Candidates
This chart identifies individuals who served as a Representative and became a President
or Presidential Candidate. It lists their dates of House service, party affiliation,
and other major offices held.
Oral History of the U.S. House of Representatives
This Web site recounts the lives and experiences of those who have become a part
of the institutional history of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Women in Congress
This Web site, based on the book Women in Congress, 1917–2006
, contains biographical profiles of former women Members of Congress, links to information
about current women Members, essays on the institutional and national events that
shaped successive generations of Congresswomen, and images of each woman Member,
including rare photos.