List of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States Congress
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This is a list of Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. Congress.
|Picture||Senator||State||Party||Term||Reason for leaving|
|Hawaii||Democrat||1963–2012||Died in office|
|Samuel I. Hayakawa
|Spark Matsunaga||Spark Matsunaga
|Hawaii||Democrat||1977–1990||Died in Office|
House of Representatives
|Picture||Representative||State||Party||Term||Reason for leaving|
|Dalip Singh Saund
|Hawaii||Democratic||1959–1963||Retired to successfully run for United States Senate election in Hawaii, 1962|
|Spark Matsunaga||Spark Matsunaga
|Hawaii||Democratic||1963–1977||Retired to successfully run for United States Senate election in Hawaii, 1976|
|Retired to unsuccessfully run for United States Senate election in Hawaii, 1976 & Died in Office|
|Hawaii||Democratic||1977–1990||Retired to successfully run for United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 1990|
|California||Democratic||1979–2005||Died in Office|
|Mervyn M. Dymally
|Hawaii||Republican||1987–1991||Retired to unsuccessfully run for United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 1990|
|Robert C. Scott
|Nevada||Republican||1995–1999||Retired to unsuccessfully run for United States Senate election in Nevada, 1998 was elected United States Senate election in Nevada, 2000|
|Louisiana||Republican||2005–2008||Resigned to successfully run for Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2007|
|Hawaii||Democratic||2007–2013||Retired to successfully run for the United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2012|
|Anh "Joseph" Cao
|Hawaii||Democratic||2011–2015||Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 2014|
Delegates in the House (non-voting members)
|Picture||Delegate||Territory||Party||Term||Reason for leaving|
|Robert William Wilcox
|Territory of Hawaii||Hawaiian Independent Party||1900–1903||Defeated|
|Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole
|Territory of Hawaii||Republican||1903–1922||Died in Office|
|Antonio Borja Won Pat
|Fofó Iosefa Fiti Sunia
|Vincente T. Blaz
|Robert A. Underwood
|Guam||Democratic||1993–2003||Retired to unsuccessfully run for Governor of Guam|
|Northern Mariana Islands||Democratic||2009–Present|
|Amata Coleman Radewagen
Resident Commissioners in the House (non-voting members)
Northern Mariana Islands
|Resident Representative||Party||Term||Reason for leaving|
|Edward De Leon Guerrero Pangelinan
|Froilan C. Tenorio
|Juan N. Babauta
|Republican||1991–2003||Retired to successfully run for Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands|
|Pete A. Tenorio
|Republican||2002–2009||Office replaced by Delegate; defeated in election to new office|
|Era of Insular Government|
|Congress||Resident Commissioner 1||Resident Commissioner 2|
|60th (1907–1909)||Benito Legarda y Tuason||Pablo Ocampo|
|Manuel L. Quezon (N)|
|63rd (1913–1915)||Manuel Earnshaw|
|65th (1917–1919)||Jaime C. De Veyra (N)||Teodoro R. Yangco|
|Isauro Gabaldon (N)|
|68th (1923–1925)||Pedro Guevara (N)|
|71st (1929–1931)||Camilo Osías (N)|
|74th (1935–1937)||Francisco A. Delgado (N)|
|Congress||Resident Commissioner 1|
|74th (1935–1937)||Quintin Paredes (N)|
|Joaquín Miguel Elizalde|
|Carlos Peña Romulo (L)|
- First Asian Pacific American elected to the Senate and first American of Chinese ancestry elected to Congress, for the predecessors and successors of each Asian Pacific American Representative's/Delegate's district or Senator with their date of birth and death, click on the U.S. representative/delegate or senator, for the number of congresses, click on the congress.
- First Japanese American elected to Congress.
- First Native Hawaiian elected to Congress.
- First Asian American woman and first Buddhist elected to the Senate.
- First person of Indian ancestry elected to Congress, for the predecessors and successors of each Asian Pacific American Representative's/Delegate's district, click on the U.S. representative/delegate, for the number of congresses, click on the congress.
- First Asian American woman elected to Congress.
- First Indo-Trinidadian elected to Congress.
- First person of Korean ancestry elected to Congress.
- First American born Filipino and Multiracial American elected to Congress.
- First Taiwanese American elected to Congress.
- One of the first two Buddhists elected to Congress
- First person of Vietnamese ancestry elected to Congress.
- First Chinese American woman elected to Congress
- First Thai American elected to Congress
- First person of Bangladeshi ancestry elected to Congress
- First disabled woman and first Thai American woman elected to Congress
- First Hindu, and woman of Pacific Islander ancestry elected to Congress
- First openly gay person of color elected to Congress
- for the predecessors and successors of each Asian Pacific American Representative's/Delegate's district, click on the U.S. representative/delegate, for the number of congresses, click on the congress.
- "Map Layer Info". National Atlas of the United States. United States Department of the Interior. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
The Philippines became a territory of the United States after the Spanish–American War.
- Berhow, Mark (2012). American Defenses of Corregidor and Manila Bay 1898-1945. Osprey Publishing. p. 6. ISBN 9781782004356. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
- Pyong Gap, Min, ed. (2005). Asian Americans: Contemporary Trends and Issues. Pine Forge Press. p. 183. ISBN 9781412905565. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
- M. Licudine v. D. Winter, JR 1086, p. 5 (U.S. District Court for D.C. 2008) (“"[f]rom the time the United States obtained dominion over the Philippines in 1899 until it granted independence to the islands in 1946, [the United States] Congress classified natives of the Philippines as Philippine citizens, as non-citizen United States nationals, and as aliens, but never as United States citizens."”).
- "OCAMPO, Pablo, (1853 - 1925)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- Tong, Lorraine H. (2003). "Asian Pacific Americans in the United States Congress". Congressional Research Service 97-398, 9–14.
- Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
- Rise of the Wahine Documentary Film, highlighting the role of the first woman of color and first female Asian-American to serve in Congress, Patsy Mink.