United States Senate Committee on the District of Columbia

The United States Senate Committee on the District of Columbia was one of the first standing committees created in the United States Senate, in 1816. It had jurisdiction over the District of Columbia. It continued to exist until the reorganization of 1977 when, following the granting of home rule to the district, its duties were transferred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs.

Committee chairmen[edit]

Chairman Party State Years
Armistead Mason Democratic–Republican Virginia 1816–1817
Robert Henry Goldsborough Federalist Maryland 1817–1819
Outerbridge Horsey Federalist Delaware 1819–1821
James Barbour Democratic–Republican Virginia 1821–1823
Edward Lloyd Democratic–Republican Maryland 1823–1826
Ezekiel F. Chambers Democratic–Republican Maryland 1826–1827
John Eaton Democratic–Republican Tennessee 1827–1829
Ezekiel F. Chambers National Republican Maryland 1829–1834
John Tyler Whig Virginia 1834–1836
Joseph Kent Whig Maryland 1836–1837
William H. Roane Democratic Virginia 1837–1839
William Merrick Whig Maryland 1839––1841
Richard H. Bayard Whig Delaware 1841–1842
Jacob Miller Whig New Jersey 1842–1845
William Haywood Jr. Democratic North Carolina 1845–1846
Simon Cameron Democratic Pennsylvania 1846–1848
Herschel V. Johnson Democratic Georgia 1848–1849
James Mason Democratic Virginia 1849–1851
James Shields Democratic Illinois 1851–1853
Moses Norris Jr. Democratic New Hampshire 1853–1855
Albert Brown Democratic Mississippi 1855–1861
James Grimes Republican Iowa 1861–1864
John P. Hale Republican New Hampshire 1864–1865
Lot Morrill Republican Maine 1865–1867
James Harlan Republican Iowa 1867–1869
Hannibal Hamlin Republican Maine 1869–1870
James Patterson Republican New Hampshire 1870–1873
John F. Lewis Republican Virginia 1873–1875
George E. Spencer Republican Alabama 1875–1877
Stephen Dorsey Republican Arkansas 1877–1879
Isham G. Harris Democratic Tennessee 1879––1881
John Ingalls Republican Kansas 1881–1891
James McMillan Republican Michigan 1891–1893
Isham G. Harris Democratic Tennessee 1893–1895
James K. Jones Democratic Arkansas 1895–1896
James McMillan Republican Michigan 1896––1902
Jacob Gallinger Republican New Hampshire 1903––1913
John Walter Smith Democratic Maryland 1913–1919
Lawrence Y. Sherman Republican Illinois 1919–1921
L. Heisler Ball Republican Delaware 1921–1925
Arthur Capper Republican Kansas 1925–1933
William H. King Democratic Utah 1933–1941
Pat McCarran Democratic Nevada 1941–1945
Theodore G. Bilbo Democratic Mississippi 1945–1947
C. Douglass Buck Republican Delaware 1947–1949
J. Howard McGrath Democratic Rhode Island 1949
Matthew M. Neely Democratic West Virginia 1949–1953
Francis Case Republican South Dakota 1953–1955
Matthew M. Neely Democratic West Virginia 1955–1958
Alan Bible Democratic Nevada 1958–1969
Joseph D. Tydings Democratic Maryland 1969–1971
Thomas F. Eagleton Democratic Missouri 1971–1977

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