List of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States Congress
This is a list of Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. Congress.
|Picture||Senator||State||Party||Term||Reason for leaving|
|Daniel Inouye||Hawaii||Democrat||1963–2012||Died in office|
|Samuel I. Hayakawa||California||Republican||1977–1983||Retired|
|Spark Matsunaga||Hawaii||Democrat||1977–1990||Died in Office|
House of Representatives
|Picture||Representative||State||Party||Term||Reason for leaving|
|Dalip Singh Saund||California||Democratic||1957–1963||Defeated|
|Daniel Inouye||Hawaii||Democratic||1959–1963||Retired to successfully run for United States Senate election in Hawaii, 1962|
|Spark Matsunaga||Hawaii||Democratic||1963–1977||Retired to successfully run for United States Senate election in Hawaii, 1976|
|Patsy Mink||Hawaii||Democratic||1965–1977, 1990–2002||Retired to unsuccessfully run for United States Senate election in Hawaii, 1976 & Died in Office|
|Daniel Akaka||Hawaii||Democratic||1977–1990||Retired to successfully run for United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 1990|
|Bob Matsui||California||Democratic||1979–2005||Died in Office|
|Mervyn M. Dymally ||California||Democratic||1981–1993||Retired|
|Patricia Saiki||Hawaii||Republican||1987–1991||Retired to unsuccessfully run for United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 1990|
|Jay Kim||California||Republican||1993–1999||Lost renomination|
|Robert C. Scott||Virginia||Democratic||1993–present|
|John Ensign||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|
|Bobby Jindal||Louisiana||Republican||2005–2008||Resigned to successfully run for Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2007|
|Mazie Hirono||Hawaii||Democratic||2007–2013||Retired to successfully run for the United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2012|
|Anh "Joseph" Cao||Louisiana||Republican||2009–2011||Defeated|
|Hansen Clarke||Michigan||Democratic||2011–2013||Lost renomination|
|Grace Meng||New York||Democratic||2013–present|
Delegates in the House (non-voting members)
|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||Guam||Democratic||1973–1985||Defeated|
|Fofó Iosefa Fiti Sunia||American Samoa||Democratic||1981–1988||Resigned|
|Vincente T. Blaz||Guam||Republican||1985–1993||Defeated|
|Eni Faleomavaega||American Samoa||Democratic||1989–Present|
|Robert A. Underwood||Guam||Democratic||1993–2003||Retired to unsuccessfully run for Governor of Guam|
|Gregorio Sablan||Northern Mariana Islands||Democratic||2009–Present|
Resident Commissioners in the House (non-voting members)
Northern Mariana Islands
|Resident Representative||Party||Term||Reason for leaving|
|Edward De Leon Guerrero Pangelinan||Democratic||1978–1984|
|Froilan C. Tenorio||Democratic||1984–1990||Defeated|
|Juan N. Babauta||Republican||1990–2002||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.
- 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.
- 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
"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.
- Pyong Gap, Min, ed. (2005). Asian Americans: Contemporary Trends and Issues.
- 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.