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How Old is the 117th Congress?

by Veronica Magan, FiscalNote

Looking for the age of every member of the 117th Congress? Read FiscalNote's report on the age of Congress, including the oldest, youngest & averages!

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As the members of the 117th Congress took office in January 2021, it was immediately clear that this Congress had reached an important milestone by being the most diverse in U.S. history. With the aid of CQ and FiscalNote’s data, we took a closer look in our Demographics of the 117th Congress report, to see how members of the 117th Congress break down by statistics such as alma mater, prior occupation, military service, marital status, birthplace, and yes, age.

Working on this report, we found one surprising statistic. Over the past several decades, the average age of congressional representatives hasn’t gotten younger as you might presume — especially given high-profile newcomers such as Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who was 29 when first elected in 2019. 

Read on for more details on the age of Congress, and download our 117th Congress demographics report for the full scoop.

What is the Average Age of Congress?

The average age of the 117th Congress is 59 years old and the median is 60 years old. This is much higher than the median age of 38 years in the United States in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Of its 435 members, the House has 38 members born in the 1980s and one born in the 1990s, while the Senate welcomed its first millennial. But the age groups with the biggest gains, compared to the 116th Congress, were those born in the 1930s and 1960s. Members in the 80+ and 50-59 age group saw gains, while the 30-39 age group saw the biggest losses. Members of Congress are, overall, getting older.


Age of the Senate

The average age of the Senate is 63 years. The most popular years of birth are 1952 and 1954 with seven members each.

Here’s a breakout of each Senator with party and age. Looking to learn more insights about any of these members? Dive deeper with CQ’s full member bios that include, contracts, grants, companies in their district/state, and more.

StateFirst NameLast NamePartyAgeBirthdate
CaliforniaDianneFeinsteinDemocratic876/22/33
IowaChuckGrassleyRepublican879/17/33
AlabamaRichardShelbyRepublican865/6/34
OklahomaJimInhofeRepublican8611/17/34
VermontPatrickLeahyDemocratic803/31/40
VermontBernieSandersIndependent - Dem Caucus799/8/41
KentuckyMitchMcConnellRepublican782/20/42
IdahoJimRischRepublican775/3/43
MarylandBenCardinDemocratic7710/5/43
MaineAngusKingIndependent - Dem Caucus763/31/44
IllinoisDickDurbinDemocratic7611/21/44
ConnecticutRichardBlumenthalDemocratic742/13/46
MassachusettsEdMarkeyDemocratic747/11/46
DelawareTomCarperDemocratic741/23/47
New HampshireJeanneShaheenDemocratic741/28/47
UtahMittRomneyRepublican733/12/47
West VirginiaJoeManchinDemocratic738/24/47
HawaiiMazieHironoDemocratic7311/3/47
OregonRonWydenDemocratic715/3/49
MassachusettsElizabethWarrenDemocratic716/22/49
Rhode IslandJackReedDemocratic7111/12/49
MissouriRoyBluntRepublican711/10/50
MichiganDebbieStabenowDemocratic704/29/50
WashingtonPattyMurrayDemocratic7010/11/50
New YorkChuckSchumerDemocratic7011/23/50
ArkansasJohnBoozmanRepublican7012/10/50
NebraskaDebFischerRepublican693/1/51
IdahoMikeCrapoRepublican695/20/51
MississippiRogerWickerRepublican697/5/51
LouisianaJohnKennedyRepublican6911/21/51
TexasJohnCornynRepublican692/2/52
ColoradoJohnHickenlooperDemocratic682/7/52
TennesseeMarshaBlackburnRepublican686/6/52
WyomingJohnBarrassoRepublican687/21/52
OhioSherrodBrownDemocratic6811/9/52
FloridaRickScottRepublican6812/1/52
MaineSusanCollinsRepublican6812/7/52
West VirginiaShelley MooreCapitoRepublican6711/26/53
New JerseyBobMenendezDemocratic671/1/54
IndianaMikeBraunRepublican663/24/54
KansasJerryMoranRepublican665/29/54
WyomingCynthiaLummisRepublican669/10/54
AlabamaTommyTubervilleRepublican669/18/54
South DakotaMikeRoundsRepublican6610/24/54
VirginiaMarkWarnerDemocratic6612/15/54
WisconsinRonJohnsonRepublican654/8/55
South CarolinaLindseyGrahamRepublican657/9/55
Rhode IslandSheldonWhitehouseDemocratic6510/20/55
North CarolinaRichardBurrRepublican6511/30/55
OhioRobPortmanRepublican6512/19/55
MontanaJonTesterDemocratic648/21/56
OregonJeffMerkleyDemocratic6410/24/56
North DakotaJohnHoevenRepublican633/13/57
AlaskaLisaMurkowskiRepublican635/22/57
NevadaJackyRosenDemocratic638/2/57
LouisianaBillCassidyRepublican639/28/57
VirginiaTimKaineDemocratic622/26/58
New HampshireMaggieHassanDemocratic622/27/58
MinnesotaTinaSmithDemocratic623/4/58
MississippiCindyHyde-SmithRepublican625/10/58
WashingtonMariaCantwellDemocratic6210/13/58
MichiganGaryPetersDemocratic6212/1/58
MarylandChrisVan HollenDemocratic621/10/59
TennesseeBillHagertyRepublican618/14/59
PennsylvaniaBobCaseyDemocratic604/13/60
MinnesotaAmyKlobucharDemocratic605/25/60
KansasRogerMarshallRepublican608/9/60
North CarolinaThomTillisRepublican608/30/60
South DakotaJohnThuneRepublican601/7/61
North DakotaKevinCramerRepublican601/21/61
PennsylvaniaPatToomeyRepublican5911/17/61
WisconsinTammyBaldwinDemocratic582/11/62
MontanaSteveDainesRepublican588/20/62
KentuckyRandPaulRepublican581/7/63
DelawareChrisCoonsDemocratic579/9/63
ArizonaMarkKellyDemocratic562/21/64
NevadaCatherineCortez MastoDemocratic563/29/64
AlaskaDanSullivanRepublican5611/13/64
ColoradoMichaelBennetDemocratic5611/28/64
South CarolinaTimScottRepublican559/19/65
New YorkKirstenGillibrandDemocratic5412/9/66
OklahomaJamesLankfordRepublican523/4/68
IllinoisTammyDuckworthDemocratic523/12/68
GeorgiaRaphaelWarnockDemocratic517/23/79
New JerseyCoryBookerDemocratic514/27/69
GeorgiaRaphaelWarnockDemocratic517/23/69
IowaJoniErnstRepublican507/1/70
TexasTedCruzRepublican5012/22/70
FloridaMarcoRubioRepublican495/28/71
UtahMikeLeeRepublican496/4/71
New MexicoMartinHeinrichDemocratic4910/17/71
NebraskaBenSasseRepublican482/22/72
New MexicoBen RayLujánDemocratic486/7/72
IndianaToddYoungRepublican488/24/72
HawaiiBrianSchatzDemocratic4810/20/72
ConnecticutChrisMurphyDemocratic478/3/73
ArizonaKyrstenSinemaDemocratic447/12/76
ArkansasTomCottonRepublican435/13/77
MissouriJoshHawleyRepublican4112/31/79
GeorgiaJonOssoffDemocratic332/16/87


Age of the House of Representatives

The average age of the House of Representatives is a bit younger at 58 years. The most popular birth year is 1953 with 19 members. 

Here’s a breakout of each Representative with party and age. Ready to reach out? Knowlegis has the most up to date contact information for Congress and the best deliverability rate to the Hill.

ST-DISTFirst NameLast NamePartyAgeBirthdate
AK-ALDonYoungRepublican876/9/1933
TX-30Eddie BerniceJohnsonDemocratic8512/3/1935
FL-20AlceeHastingsDemocratic849/5/1936
CA-32GraceNapolitanoDemocratic8412/4/1936
NJ-09BillPascrellDemocratic841/25/1937
KY-05HalRogersRepublican8312/31/1937
CA-43MaxineWatersDemocratic828/15/1938
MD-05StenyHoyerDemocratic816/14/1939
CA-12NancyPelosiDemocratic803/26/1940
SC-06JimClyburnDemocratic807/21/1940
NC-04DavidPriceDemocratic808/17/1940
CA-47AlanLowenthalDemocratic793/8/1941
CA-40LucilleRoybal-AllardDemocratic796/12/1941
IL-07DannyDavisDemocratic799/6/1941
TX-31JohnCarterRepublican7911/6/1941
FL-24FredericaWilsonDemocratic7811/5/1942
CA-18AnnaEshooDemocratic7812/13/1942
TX-12KayGrangerRepublican781/18/1943
CT-03RosaDeLauroDemocratic773/2/1943
NC-05VirginiaFoxxRepublican776/29/1943
IL-09JanSchakowskyDemocratic765/26/1944
CA-06DorisMatsuiDemocratic769/25/1944
MO-05EmanuelCleaverDemocratic7610/26/1944
CA-03JohnGaramendiDemocratic761/24/1945
NJ-12Bonnie WatsonColemanDemocratic752/6/1945
IN-04JimBairdRepublican756/4/1945
GA-13DavidScottDemocratic756/27/1945
AZ-01TomO'HalleranDemocratic751/24/1946
MD-02DutchRuppersbergerDemocratic751/31/1946
NY-12CarolynMaloneyDemocratic742/19/1946
NC-12AlmaAdamsDemocratic745/27/1946
OH-09MarcyKapturDemocratic746/17/1946
CA-13BarbaraLeeDemocratic747/16/1946
TX-35LloydDoggettDemocratic7410/6/1946
IL-01BobbyRushDemocratic7411/23/1946
MI-01JackBergmanRepublican742/2/1947
GA-02SanfordBishopDemocratic732/4/1947
WV-01DavidMcKinleyRepublican733/28/1947
NC-01G.K.ButterfieldDemocratic734/27/1947
VA-03BobbyScottDemocratic734/30/1947
VA-01RobWittmanRepublican735/2/1947
OR-04PeterDeFazioDemocratic735/27/1947
NY-10JerryNadlerDemocratic736/13/1947
SC-02JoeWilsonRepublican737/31/1947
TX-09AlGreenDemocratic739/1/1947
KY-03JohnYarmuthDemocratic7311/4/1947
FL-08BillPoseyRepublican7312/18/1947
CA-19ZoeLofgrenDemocratic7312/21/1947
MS-02BennieThompsonDemocratic731/28/1948
AZ-03RaúlGrijalvaDemocratic722/19/1948
TX-36BrianBabinRepublican723/23/1948
PA-16MikeKellyRepublican725/10/1948
FL-21LoisFrankelDemocratic725/16/1948
CT-01JohnLarsonDemocratic727/22/1948
OR-03EarlBlumenauerDemocratic728/16/1948
FL-05AlLawsonDemocratic729/23/1948
MD-07KweisiMfumeDemocratic7210/24/1948
MA-01RichieNealDemocratic712/14/1949
FL-11DanielWebsterRepublican714/27/1949
OK-04TomColeRepublican714/28/1949
TN-09SteveCohenDemocratic715/24/1949
NY-20PaulTonkoDemocratic716/18/1949
TX-25RogerWilliamsRepublican719/13/1949
TX-18SheilaJackson LeeDemocratic711/12/1950
OH-03JoyceBeattyDemocratic703/12/1950
AZ-02AnnKirkpatrickDemocratic703/24/1950
VA-11GerryConnollyDemocratic703/30/1950
CA-14JackieSpeierDemocratic705/14/1950
NV-01DinaTitusDemocratic705/23/1950
VA-08DonBeyerDemocratic706/20/1950
TX-29SylviaGarciaDemocratic709/6/1950
ID-02MikeSimpsonRepublican709/8/1950
WV-03CarolMillerRepublican7011/4/1950
TX-26MichaelBurgessRepublican7012/23/1950
CA-05MikeThompsonDemocratic701/24/1951
NJ-08AlbioSiresDemocratic701/26/1951
MI-07TimWalbergRepublican694/12/1951
WI-04GwenMooreDemocratic694/18/1951
FL-16VernBuchananRepublican695/8/1951
CA-09JerryMcNerneyDemocratic696/18/1951
UT-04BurgessOwensRepublican698/2/1951
OR-05KurtSchraderDemocratic6910/19/1951
NJ-06FrankPalloneDemocratic6910/30/1951
GA-12RickAllenRepublican6911/7/1951
OR-02CliffBentzRepublican691/12/1952
CA-11MarkDeSaulnierDemocratic683/31/1952
CA-16JimCostaDemocratic684/13/1952
MO-03BlaineLuetkemeyerRepublican685/7/1952
CA-26JuliaBrownleyDemocratic688/28/1952
FL-04JohnRutherfordRepublican689/2/1952
MA-09BillKeatingDemocratic689/6/1952
HI-01EdCaseDemocratic689/27/1952
OH-11MarciaFudgeDemocratic6810/29/1952
OH-01SteveChabotRepublican681/22/1953
FL-02NealDunnRepublican672/16/1953
NJ-02JeffVan DrewRepublican672/23/1953
NJ-04ChrisSmithRepublican673/4/1953
NY-07NydiaVelázquezDemocratic673/28/1953
CT-02JoeCourtneyDemocratic674/6/1953
TX-06RonWrightRepublican674/8/1953
MI-06FredUptonRepublican674/23/1953
CO-07EdPerlmutterDemocratic675/1/1953
CA-42KenCalvertRepublican676/8/1953
SC-05RalphNormanRepublican676/20/1953
TX-14RandyWeberRepublican677/2/1953
CA-27JudyChuDemocratic677/7/1953
PA-18MikeDoyleDemocratic678/5/1953
TX-01LouieGohmertRepublican678/18/1953
NY-05GregoryMeeksDemocratic679/25/1953
CA-37KarenBassDemocratic6710/3/1953
CA-50DarrellIssaRepublican6711/1/1953
MI-12DebbieDingellDemocratic6711/23/1953
FL-26CarlosGimenezRepublican671/17/1954
AL-05MoBrooksRepublican664/29/1954
AL-06GaryPalmerRepublican665/14/1954
PA-03DwightEvansDemocratic665/16/1954
CO-05DougLambornRepublican665/24/1954
OH-07BobGibbsRepublican666/14/1954
TN-05JimCooperDemocratic666/19/1954
MN-04BettyMcCollumDemocratic667/12/1954
NY-13AdrianoEspaillatDemocratic669/27/1954
GA-04HankJohnsonDemocratic6610/2/1954
OR-01SuzanneBonamiciDemocratic6610/14/1954
MI-14BrendaLawrenceDemocratic6610/18/1954
CA-30BradShermanDemocratic6610/24/1954
OH-06BillJohnsonRepublican6611/10/1954
TX-17PeteSessionsRepublican653/22/1955
MA-08StephenLynchDemocratic653/31/1955
ME-01ChelliePingreeDemocratic654/2/1955
TX-08KevinBradyRepublican654/11/1955
CA-48MichelleSteelRepublican656/21/1955
WI-06GlennGrothmanRepublican657/3/1955
WA-04DanNewhouseRepublican657/10/1955
MO-07BillyLongRepublican658/11/1955
TX-28HenryCuellarDemocratic659/19/1955
MD-06DavidTroneDemocratic659/21/1955
IL-11BillFosterDemocratic6510/7/1955
IL-04ChuyGarciaDemocratic644/12/1956
OH-05BobLattaRepublican644/18/1956
IL-02RobinKellyDemocratic644/30/1956
CA-04TomMcClintockRepublican647/10/1956
KS-04RonEstesRepublican647/19/1956
FL-13CharlieCristDemocratic647/24/1956
NH-02AnnieKusterDemocratic649/5/1956
IN-06GregPenceRepublican6411/14/1956
NC-06KathyManningDemocratic6412/3/1956
AR-02FrenchHillRepublican6412/5/1956
MD-01AndyHarrisRepublican641/25/1957
PA-13JohnJoyceRepublican632/8/1957
AR-03SteveWomackRepublican632/18/1957
FL-10ValDemingsDemocratic633/12/1957
OH-14DavidJoyceRepublican633/17/1957
NY-25JoeMorelleDemocratic634/29/1957
PA-07SusanWildDemocratic636/7/1957
CO-01DianaDeGetteDemocratic637/29/1957
SC-07TomRiceRepublican638/4/1957
GA-01BuddyCarterRepublican639/6/1957
WI-07TomTiffanyRepublican6312/30/1957
CA-46LouCorreaDemocratic631/24/1958
VA-09MorganGriffithRepublican623/15/1958
NV-02MarkAmodeiRepublican626/12/1958
OH-02BradWenstrupRepublican626/17/1958
CA-52ScottPetersDemocratic626/17/1958
AL-01JerryCarlRepublican626/17/1958
AL-03MikeRogersRepublican627/16/1958
MI-05DanKildeeDemocratic628/11/1958
IL-05MikeQuigleyDemocratic6210/17/1958
AZ-05AndyBiggsRepublican6211/7/1958
AZ-08DebbieLeskoRepublican6211/14/1958
AZ-04PaulGosarRepublican6211/27/1958
NJ-01DonaldNorcrossDemocratic6212/13/1958
NJ-10DonaldPayneDemocratic6212/17/1958
VT-ALPeterWelchDemocratic612/3/1959
CO-04KenBuckRepublican612/16/1959
PA-04MadeleineDeanDemocratic616/6/1959
NM-03TeresaLeger FernandezDemocratic617/1/1959
PA-15GlennThompsonRepublican617/27/1959
IL-15MaryMillerRepublican618/7/1959
PA-05Mary GayScanlonDemocratic618/30/1959
NY-26BrianHigginsDemocratic6110/6/1959
MA-02JimMcGovernDemocratic6111/20/1959
TN-01DianaHarshbargerRepublican611/1/1960
OK-03FrankLucasRepublican611/6/1960
OH-10MikeTurnerRepublican611/11/1960
GA-10JodyHiceRepublican604/22/1960
UT-03JohnCurtisRepublican605/10/1960
GA-06LucyMcBathDemocratic606/1/1960
CA-28AdamSchiffDemocratic606/22/1960
CA-01DougLaMalfaRepublican607/2/1960
MT-ALMattRosendaleRepublican607/7/1960
UT-02ChrisStewartRepublican607/15/1960
MI-09AndyLevinDemocratic608/10/1960
MO-04VickyHartzlerRepublican6010/13/1960
NM-01DebHaalandDemocratic6012/2/1960
CA-41MarkTakanoDemocratic6012/10/1960
NE-01JeffFortenberryRepublican6012/27/1960
IL-12MikeBostRepublican6012/30/1960
MN-06TomEmmerRepublican593/3/1961
CA-51JuanVargasDemocratic593/7/1961
PA-08MattCartwrightDemocratic595/1/1961
MI-04JohnMoolenaarRepublican595/8/1961
RI-01DavidCicillineDemocratic597/15/1961
IL-10BradSchneiderDemocratic598/20/1961
LA-03ClayHigginsRepublican598/24/1961
FL-25MarioDiaz-BalartRepublican599/25/1961
VA-04DonaldMcEachinDemocratic5910/10/1961
IL-17CheriBustosDemocratic5910/17/1961
FL-27Maria ElviraSalazarRepublican5911/1/1961
MD-04AnthonyBrownDemocratic5911/21/1961
OK-01KevinHernRepublican5912/4/1961
TX-10MichaelMcCaulRepublican591/14/1962
OH-12TroyBaldersonRepublican591/16/1962
DE-ALLisaBlunt RochesterDemocratic582/10/1962
WA-01SuzanDelBeneDemocratic582/17/1962
AZ-06DavidSchweikertRepublican583/3/1962
ID-01RussFulcherRepublican583/9/1962
MD-03JohnSarbanesDemocratic585/22/1962
PA-10ScottPerryRepublican585/27/1962
IN-08LarryBucshonRepublican585/31/1962
MN-01JimHagedornRepublican588/4/1962
NY-03TomSuozziDemocratic588/31/1962
MO-02AnnWagnerRepublican589/13/1962
WA-10MarilynStricklandDemocratic589/25/1962
TN-03ChuckFleischmannRepublican5810/11/1962
CA-39YoungKimRepublican5810/18/1962
NY-24JohnKatkoRepublican5811/9/1962
MD-08JamieRaskinDemocratic5812/13/1962
FL-12GusBilirakisRepublican572/8/1963
TX-34FilemonVelaDemocratic572/13/1963
NC-03GregMurphyRepublican573/5/1963
WI-03RonKindDemocratic573/16/1963
CA-29TonyCardenasDemocratic573/31/1963
NC-02DeborahRossDemocratic576/20/1963
MA-05KatherineClarkDemocratic577/17/1963
NE-02DonBaconRepublican578/16/1963
IN-02JackieWalorskiRepublican578/17/1963
MO-06SamGravesRepublican5711/7/1963
WI-05ScottFitzgeraldRepublican5711/16/1963
GA-09AndrewClydeRepublican5711/22/1963
GA-11BarryLoudermilkRepublican5712/22/1963
PA-11LloydSmuckerRepublican571/23/1964
PA-09DanMeuserRepublican562/10/1964
OH-04JimJordanRepublican562/17/1964
KY-02BrettGuthrieRepublican562/18/1964
CA-02JaredHuffmanDemocratic562/18/1964
TN-04ScottDesJarlaisRepublican562/21/1964
NM-02YvetteHerrellRepublican563/16/1964
IL-03MarieNewmanDemocratic564/13/1964
RI-02JimLangevinDemocratic564/22/1964
NC-09DanBishopRepublican567/1/1964
WI-02MarkPocanDemocratic568/14/1964
FL-15ScottFranklinRepublican568/23/1964
TN-02TimBurchettRepublican568/25/1964
TN-07MarkGreenRepublican5611/8/1964
CA-24SaludCarbajalDemocratic5611/18/1964
NY-09YvetteClarkeDemocratic5611/21/1964
AL-07TerriSewellDemocratic561/1/1965
CA-23KevinMcCarthyRepublican561/26/1965
NY-04KathleenRiceDemocratic552/15/1965
TN-06JohnRoseRepublican552/23/1965
CA-07AmiBeraDemocratic553/2/1965
OH-15SteveStiversRepublican553/24/1965
IA-03CindyAxneDemocratic554/20/1965
CA-35NormaTorresDemocratic554/23/1965
WA-09AdamSmithDemocratic556/15/1965
WA-02RickLarsenDemocratic556/15/1965
AL-04RobertAderholtRepublican557/22/1965
VA-05BobGoodRepublican559/11/1965
NJ-07TomMalinowskiDemocratic559/15/1965
WA-07PramilaJayapalDemocratic559/21/1965
LA-01SteveScaliseRepublican5510/6/1965
PA-12FredKellerRepublican5510/23/1965
MN-07MichelleFischbachRepublican5511/3/1965
SC-03JeffDuncanRepublican551/7/1966
AR-01RickCrawfordRepublican551/22/1966
MS-01TrentKellyRepublican543/1/1966
MI-10LisaMcClainRepublican544/7/1966
FL-22TedDeutchDemocratic545/7/1966
MN-08PeteStauberRepublican545/10/1966
CT-04JimHimesDemocratic547/5/1966
WY-ALLizCheneyRepublican547/28/1966
NY-18Sean PatrickMaloneyDemocratic547/30/1966
FL-14KathyCastorDemocratic548/20/1966
AL-02BarryMooreRepublican549/26/1966
FL-23DebbieWasserman SchultzDemocratic549/27/1966
TN-08DavidKustoffRepublican5410/8/1966
NV-03SusieLeeDemocratic5411/7/1966
GA-03DrewFergusonRepublican5411/15/1966
NY-27ChrisJacobsRepublican5411/28/1966
TX-13RonnyJacksonRepublican535/4/1967
PA-06ChrissyHoulahanDemocratic536/5/1967
TX-15VicenteGonzálezDemocratic539/4/1967
AR-04BruceWestermanRepublican5311/18/1967
TX-04PatFallonRepublican5312/19/1967
TX-22TroyNehlsRepublican524/7/1968
VA-10JenniferWextonDemocratic525/27/1968
IL-18DarinLaHoodRepublican527/5/1968
WA-08KimSchrierDemocratic528/23/1968
IA-04RandyFeenstraRepublican521/14/1969
MN-03DeanPhillipsDemocratic521/20/1969
CA-38LindaSánchezDemocratic521/28/1969
MI-02BillHuizengaRepublican521/31/1969
CA-33TedLieuDemocratic513/29/1969
IN-01FrankMrvanDemocratic514/16/1969
WA-05CathyMcMorris RodgersRepublican515/22/1969
TX-16VeronicaEscobarDemocratic519/15/1969
CA-20JimmyPanettaDemocratic5110/1/1969
GA-08AustinScottRepublican5112/10/1969
IL-13RodneyDavisRepublican511/5/1970
MS-03MichaelGuestRepublican502/4/1970
MS-04StevenPalazzoRepublican502/21/1970
OH-08WarrenDavidsonRepublican503/1/1970
AZ-09GregStantonDemocratic503/8/1970
GA-07CarolynBourdeauxDemocratic506/3/1970
NY-08HakeemJeffriesDemocratic508/4/1970
CA-08JayObernolteRepublican508/18/1970
TX-24BethVan DuyneRepublican5011/16/1970
NE-03AdrianSmithRepublican5012/19/1970
TX-33MarcVeaseyDemocratic501/3/1971
KY-04ThomasMassieRepublican501/13/1971
WV-02AlexMooneyRepublican496/7/1971
NC-13TedBuddRepublican4910/21/1971
NC-08RichardHudsonRepublican4911/4/1971
NY-23TomReedRepublican4911/18/1971
IL-06SeanCastenDemocratic4911/23/1971
NJ-11MikieSherrillDemocratic491/19/1972
LA-04MikeJohnsonRepublican491/30/1972
LA-06GarretGravesRepublican491/31/1972
MN-02AngieCraigDemocratic482/14/1972
NC-07DavidRouzerRepublican482/16/1972
VA-06BenClineRepublican482/29/1972
TX-19JodeyArringtonRepublican483/9/1972
TX-03VanTaylorRepublican488/1/1972
TX-21ChipRoyRepublican488/7/1972
KY-01JamesComerRepublican488/19/1972
CA-36RaulRuizDemocratic488/25/1972
CT-05JahanaHayesDemocratic473/8/1973
NV-04StevenHorsfordDemocratic474/29/1973
OH-13TimRyanDemocratic477/16/1973
IL-08RajaKrishnamoorthiDemocratic477/19/1973
KY-06AndyBarrRepublican477/24/1973
LA-02CedricRichmondDemocratic479/13/1973
CA-22DevinNunesRepublican4710/1/1973
MA-03LoriTrahanDemocratic4710/27/1973
OK-05StephanieBiceRepublican4711/11/1973
PA-01BrianFitzpatrickRepublican4712/17/1973
WA-06DerekKilmerDemocratic471/1/1974
CA-45KatiePorterDemocratic471/3/1974
FL-06MichaelWaltzRepublican471/31/1974
MA-07AyannaPressleyDemocratic462/3/1974
HI-02Kaiali'iKaheleDemocratic463/28/1974
GA-14Marjorie TaylorGreeneRepublican465/27/1974
TX-20JoaquinCastroDemocratic469/16/1974
IN-07AndréCarsonDemocratic4610/16/1974
CA-34JimmyGomezDemocratic4611/25/1974
TX-07LizzieFletcherDemocratic452/13/1975
NJ-05JoshGottheimerDemocratic453/8/1975
TX-27MichaelCloudRepublican455/13/1975
VA-02ElaineLuriaDemocratic458/15/1975
NY-06GraceMengDemocratic4510/1/1975
NC-10PatrickMcHenryRepublican4510/22/1975
NY-16EliotEngelDemocratic444/1/1976
CA-25MikeGarciaRepublican444/24/1976
MI-08ElissaSlotkinDemocratic447/10/1976
MO-01CoriBushDemocratic447/21/1976
MI-13RashidaTlaibDemocratic447/24/1976
CA-17RoKhannaDemocratic449/13/1976
CA-44NanetteBarraganDemocratic449/15/1976
SD-ALDustyJohnsonRepublican449/30/1976
ND-ALKellyArmstrongRepublican4410/8/1976
KS-01TraceyMannRepublican4412/17/1976
NY-19AntonioDelgadoDemocratic441/28/1977
PA-02BrendanBoyleDemocratic432/6/1977
CA-21DavidValadaoRepublican434/14/1977
OK-02MarkwayneMullinRepublican437/26/1977
SC-01NancyMaceRepublican4312/4/1977
TX-11AugustPflugerRepublican4312/28/1977
FL-09DarrenSotoDemocratic422/25/1978
IL-16AdamKinzingerRepublican422/27/1978
FL-17GregSteubeRepublican425/19/1978
GA-05NikemaWilliamsDemocratic427/30/1978
FL-07StephanieMurphyDemocratic429/16/1978
IN-05VictoriaSpartzRepublican4210/6/1978
CA-49MikeLevinDemocratic4210/20/1978
MA-06SethMoultonDemocratic4210/24/1978
FL-19ByronDonaldsRepublican4210/28/1978
WA-03Jaime HerreraBeutlerRepublican4211/3/1978
CO-06JasonCrowDemocratic413/15/1979
CA-31PeteAguilarDemocratic416/19/1979
IN-03JimBanksRepublican417/16/1979
VA-07AbigailSpanbergerDemocratic418/7/1979
AZ-07RubenGallegoDemocratic4111/20/1979
NY-01LeeZeldinRepublican411/30/1980
KS-03ShariceDavidsDemocratic405/22/1980
NH-01ChrisPappasDemocratic406/4/1980
MO-08JasonSmithRepublican406/16/1980
UT-01BlakeMooreRepublican406/22/1980
FL-18BrianMastRepublican407/10/1980
TX-23TonyGonzalesRepublican4010/10/1980
NY-11NicoleMalliotakisRepublican4011/11/1980
CA-15EricSwalwellDemocratic4011/16/1980
WI-01BryanSteilRepublican393/3/1981
FL-01MattGaetzRepublican385/7/1982
NJ-03AndyKimDemocratic387/12/1982
ME-02JaredGoldenDemocratic387/25/1982
MN-05IlhanOmarDemocratic3810/4/1982
TX-05LanceGoodenRepublican3812/1/1982
TX-32ColinAllredDemocratic374/15/1983
PA-14GuyReschenthalerRepublican374/17/1983
MI-11HaleyStevensDemocratic376/24/1983
IA-01AshleyHinsonRepublican376/27/1983
IN-09TreyHollingsworthRepublican379/12/1983
WI-08MikeGallagherRepublican363/3/1984
TX-02DanCrenshawRepublican363/14/1984
SC-04WilliamTimmonsRepublican364/30/1984
CO-02JoeNeguseDemocratic365/13/1984
PA-17ConorLambDemocratic366/27/1984
NY-21EliseStefanikRepublican367/2/1984
OH-16AnthonyGonzalezRepublican369/18/1984
NY-02AndrewGarbarinoRepublican369/27/1984
CA-10JoshHarderDemocratic348/1/1986
IL-14LaurenUnderwoodDemocratic3410/4/1986
CO-03LaurenBoebertRepublican3412/19/1986
NY-17MondaireJonesDemocratic335/18/1987
MI-03PeterMeijerRepublican331/10/1988
MA-04JakeAuchinclossDemocratic331/29/1988
FL-03KatCammackRepublican322/16/1988
KS-02JakeLaTurnerRepublican322/17/1988
NY-15RitchieTorresDemocratic323/12/1988
CA-53SaraJacobsDemocratic322/1/1989
NY-14AlexandriaOcasio-CortezDemocratic3110/13/1989
NC-11MadisonCawthornRepublican258/1/1995


Who are the Oldest Members of Congress?

From Alaska, all the way to Alabama, the oldest members of the 117th Congress were all born in the early 1930s. Most of them are members of the Senate. 

    Specifically, the five oldest members of congress are:

    • Don Young, age 87, is the Republican U.S. Representative for Alaska's at-large congressional district. He has served for 25 terms since 1973 and is the current longest-serving member in Congress.
    • Dianne Feinstein, age 87, is a Democratic Senator from California
    • Chuck Grassley, age 87, is a Republican Senator from Iowa
    • Richard Shelby,  age 86, is a Republican Senator from Alabama
    • Jim Inhofe, age 86, is a Republican Senator from Oklahoma

    Who are the Youngest Members?

    As for the youngest members of the 117th Congress, they are all part of the House of Representatives. Most were born in the 1980s with the exception of the youngest member of them all.

    Here are the five youngest members of Congress:

    • Madison Cawthorn, age 25, is the Republican U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district. He is the first member of Congress born in the 1990s.
    • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, age 31, is the Democratic U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district
    • Sara Jacobs, age 31, is the Democratic U.S. Representative for California's 53rd congressional district
    • Ritchie Torres, age 32, is the Democratic U.S. Representative for New York's 15th congressional district
    • Jake LaTurner, age 32, is the Republican U.S. Representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district

    How Does Age Relate to Party?

    Overall, the average age for Republicans in Congress is 58 and 60 for Democrats. Looking specifically at each party in each chamber, the averages are also very similar:

    Average age of the 11th Congress Leadership

    As mentioned before, Congress is getting older. When looking specifically at the leadership in each party, the averages are even higher with Democrats brushing close to 70.

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