Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives

Dates
served
Congress Name and state
1789–1791 1 Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg (Pa.)
1791–1793 2 Jonathan Trumbull (Conn.)
1793–1795 3 Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg (Pa.)
1795–1799 4–5 Jonathan Dayton (N.J.)1
1799–1801 6 Theodore Sedgwick (Mass.)
1801–1807 7–9 Nathaniel Macon (N.C.)
1807–1811 10–11 Joseph B. Varnum (Mass.)
1811–1814 12–13 Henry Clay (Ky.)2
1814–1815 13 Langdon Cheves (S.C.)
1815–1820 14–16 Henry Clay (Ky.)3
1820–1821 16 John W. Taylor (N.Y.)
1821–1823 17 Philip P. Barbour (Va.)
1823–1825 18 Henry Clay (Ky.)
1825–1827 19 John W. Taylor (N.Y.)
1827–1834 20–23 Andrew Stevenson (Va.)4
1834–1835 23 John Bell (Tenn.)
1835–1839 24–25 James K. Polk (Tenn.)
1839–1841 26 Robert M. T. Hunter (Va.)
1841–1843 27 John White (Ky.)
1843–1845 28 John W. Jones (Va.)
1845–1847 29 John W. Davis (Ind.)
1847–1849 30 Robert C. Winthrop (Mass.)
1849–1851 31 Howell Cobb (Ga.)
1851–1855 32–33 Linn Boyd (Ky.)
1855–1857 34 Nathaniel P. Banks (Mass.)
1857–1859 35 James L. Orr (S.C.)
1859–1861 36 Wm. Pennington (N.J.)
1861–1863 37 Galusha A. Grow (Pa.)
1863–1869 38–40 Schuyler Colfax (Ind.)
1869–1869 40 Theodore M. Pomeroy (N.Y.)5
1869–1875 41–43 James G. Blaine (Maine)
1875–1876 44 Michael C. Kerr (Ind.)6
1876–1881 44–46 Samuel J. Randall (Pa.)
1881–1883 47 J. Warren Keifer (Ohio)
1883–1889 48–50 John G. Carlisle (Ky.)
1889–1891 51 Thomas B. Reed (Maine)
1891–1895 52–53 Charles F. Crisp (Ga.)
1895–1899 54–55 Thomas B. Reed (Maine)
1899–1903 56–57 David B. Henderson (Iowa)
1903–1911 58–61 Joseph G. Cannon (Ill.)
1911–1919 62–65 Champ Clark (Mo.)
1919–1925 66–68 Frederick H. Gillett (Mass.)
1925–1931 69–71 Nicholas Longworth (Ohio)
1931–1933 72 John N. Garner (Tex.)
1933–1934 73 Henry T. Rainey (Ill.)7
1935–1936 74 Joseph W. Byrns (Tenn.)8
1936–1940 74–76 William B. Bankhead (Ala.)9
1940–1947 76–79 Sam Rayburn (Tex.)
1947–1949 80 Joseph W. Martin, Jr. (Mass.)
1949–1953 81–82 Sam Rayburn (Tex.)
1953–1955 83 Joseph W. Martin, Jr. (Mass.)
1955–1961 84–87 Sam Rayburn (Tex.)10
1963–1971 87–91 John W. McCormack (Mass.)11
1971–1977 92–94 Carl Albert (Okla.)12
1977–1987 95–99 Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. (Mass.)13
1987–1989 100–101 James C. Wright, Jr. (Tex.)14
1989–1995 101–103 Thomas S. Foley (Wash.)
1995–1999 104–105 Newt Gingrich (Ga.)15
1999–2007106–109Dennis Hastert (Ill.)
2007–2011 110–111 Nancy Pelosi (Calif.)
2011–2015 112–114 John Boehner (Ohio)16
2015–present 114– Paul Ryan (Wisconsin)

1. George Dent (Md.) was elected Speaker pro tempore for April 20 and May 28, 1798.
2. Resigned during second session of 13th Congress.
3. Resigned between first and second sessions of 16th Congress.
4. Resigned during first session of 23rd Congress.
5. Elected Speaker and served the day of adjournment.
6. Died between first and second sessions of 44th Congress. During first session, there were two Speakers pro tempore: Samuel S. Cox (N.Y.), appointed for Feb. 17, May 12, and June 19, 1876, and Milton Sayler (Ohio), appointed for June 4, 1876.
7. Died in 1934 after adjournment of second session of 73rd Congress.
8. Died during second session of 74th Congress.
9. Died during third session of 76th Congress.
10. Died between first and second sessions of 87th Congress.
11. Not a candidate in 1970 election.
12. Not a candidate in 1976 election.
13. Not a candidate in 1986 election.
14. Resigned during first session of 101st Congress.
15. Resigned Jan. 3, 1999, three days before the first session of the 106th Congress.
16. Resigned from Congress October 31, 2015.
Source: Congressional Directory.

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