This web site was copied prior to December 11, 2006. It is now a Federal record managed by the National Archives and Records Administration. External links, forms, and search boxes may not function within this collection. Learn more.   [hide]
109th Congress, 2nd Session
(Header Image - Office of the Clerk)
Skip Navigation
November 14, 2006
Site Map  Help  Search
Home
Office of the Clerk
Member Information
Committee Information
Legislative Activities
Historical Highlights
Congressional History
Special Exhibits
Virtual Tours
Public Disclosure
Educational Resources

Home > Historical Highlights > Congressional History > Democratic Whips

Printer Friendly


(1901 to Present)

The Democratic Whip assists the Democratic leadership in managing the party's legislative program on the House floor. The Whip keeps track of all legislation and ensures that all party members are present when important measures are to be voted upon. Information on the current activities of the Democratic Whip is available at the House Democratic Whip's Web site.

Congress Name State Years of Service
56thOscar W. UnderwoodAlabama1899-1901
57thJames T. LloydMissouri1901-1903
58thJames T. LloydMissouri1903-1905
59thJames T. LloydMissouri1905-1907
60thJames T. LloydMissouri1907-1909 1
61stN/A 1909-1911 2
62ndN/A 1911-1913 3
63rdThomas M. BellGeorgia1913-1915
64thN/A 1915-1917 4
65thN/A 1917-1919 5
66thN/A 1919-1921 6
67thWilliam A. OldfieldArkansas1921-1923
68thWilliam A. OldfieldArkansas1923-1925
69thWilliam A. OldfieldArkansas1925-1927
70thWilliam A. OldfieldArkansas1927-1929 7
70thJohn McDuffieAlabama1927-1929
71stJohn McDuffieAlabama1929-1931
72ndJohn McDuffieAlabama1931-1933
73rdArthur H. GreenwoodIndiana1933-1935
74thPatrick J. BolandPennsylvania1935-1937
75thPatrick J. BolandPennsylvania1937-1939
76thPatrick J. BolandPennsylvania1939-1941
77thPatrick J. BolandPennsylvania1941-1943 8
77thRobert RamspeckGeorgia1941-1943
78thRobert RamspeckGeorgia1943-1945
79thRobert RamspeckGeorgia1945-1947 9
79thJohn J. SparkmanAlabama1945-1947
80thJohn W. McCormackMassachusetts1947-1949
81stJ. Percy PriestTennessee1949-1951
82ndJ. Percy PriestTennessee1951-1953
83rdJohn W. McCormackMassachusetts1953-1955
84thCarl AlbertOklahoma1955-1957
85thCarl AlbertOklahoma1957-1959
86thCarl AlbertOklahoma1959-1961
87thCarl AlbertOklahoma1961-1963
87thThomas Hale BoggsLouisiana1961-1963
88thThomas Hale BoggsLouisiana1963-1965
89thThomas Hale BoggsLouisiana1965-1967
90thThomas Hale BoggsLouisiana1967-1969
91stThomas Hale BoggsLouisiana1969-1971
92ndThomas P. O'Neill, Jr.Massachusetts1971-1973
93rdJohn J. McFallCalifornia1973-1975
94thJohn J. McFallCalifornia1975-1977
95thJohn W. BrademasIndiana1977-1979
96thJohn W. BrademasIndiana1979-1981
97thThomas S. FoleyWashington1981-1983
98thThomas S. FoleyWashington1983-1985
99thThomas S. FoleyWashington1985-1987
100thTony CoelhoCalifornia1987-1989
101stTony CoelhoCalifornia1989 10
101stWilliam (Bill) H. Gray, IIIPennsylvania1989-1991 11
102ndWilliam (Bill) H. Gray, IIIPennsylvania1991 12
102ndDavid E. BoniorMichigan1991-1993 13
103rdDavid E. BoniorMichigan1993-1995
104thDavid E. BoniorMichigan1995-1997
105thDavid E. BoniorMichigan1997-1999
106thDavid E. BoniorMichigan1999-2001
107thDavid E. BoniorMichigan2001-2003 14
107thNancy PelosiCalifornia2001-2003 15
108thSteny HoyerMaryland2003-2005
109thSteny HoyerMaryland2005-2007

1 Resigned from post, 1908.
2 For this period, there is no official record in the minutes of the Democratic Caucus or elsewhere of the name of the Democratic Whip.
3 For this period, there is no official record in the minutes of the Democratic Caucus or elsewhere of the name of the Democratic Whip.
4 For this period, there is no official record in the minutes of the Democratic Caucus or elsewhere of the name of the Democratic Whip.
5 For this period, there is no official record in the minutes of the Democratic Caucus or elsewhere of the name of the Democratic Whip.
6 For this period, there is no official record in the minutes of the Democratic Caucus or elsewhere of the name of the Democratic Whip.
7 Died in office, November 19, 1928.
Elected Sunday March 3, 1929.
8 Died in office, May 18, 1942.
9 Resigned from office December 31, 1945.
10 Resigned from the House, June 15, 1989.
11 Elected Whip on June 14, 1989.
12 Resigned from the House, September 11, 1991.
13 Elected July 11, 1991, but did not assume office until September 11, 1991.
14 Resigned from office, January 15, 2002
15 Elected October 10, 2001, but did not assume office until January 15, 2002.

 


Splendid Hall Exhibit
  (Splendid Hall Icon and Link) Splendid Hall
Take a virtual tour of Splendid Hall and discover the architectural treasures and historical artifacts of the Old House Chamber.


 

Kids in the House
  (Kids in the House) Kids in the House
Learn about the Clerk, the Capitol, and Congress.


 

Visiting the Capitol
  (Visiting the Capitol Icon and Link)Visit the Capitol
Tour information and maps of the Capitol complex.


 

   

Congressional History | Virtual Tours | Special Exhibits

Page last modified: December 16, 2005

Home
| Office of the Clerk | Member Information | Committee Information
Legislative Activities | Historical Highlights | Public Disclosure | Educational Resources
Kids in the House | Site Map | Help

Office of the Clerk - U.S. Capitol, Room H154, Washington, DC 20515-6601
General Assistance: , Technical Assistance:


Security and Privacy Notice