Where can I find a list of US Representatives going back to the 1880s?
I am trying to locate an individual named in an 1888 magazine as a US Representative. I don't know what state he is from. It seems like there would be a list somewhere of all of the US Representatives that ever served.
The person I am looking for is Representative J.N. Gilbert mentioned here:
But I have not been able to find a mention of a J.N. Gilbert in the Congressional Biographical Directory.
- lonely onlyLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
The Congressional Biographical Directory, 1789 to the present would be your best source. It should be in your library. It is in mine. I consult it all the time.
If you are, specifically, looking for someone who served as a US Representative in 1888, you would need to look for 'Members of the 50th Congress, March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1889.
In the 50th US Congress, you had:
US House of Representatives
2 Independent Republicans
1 National Greenback
So, with a total of 401 (US Senate and US House of Representatives), I've been able to narrow down your search to this
number. I am confident you will be able to find the gentleman you are
looking for.Source(s): I am a Presidential Historian
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It might have been Charlie Rangle