Since Alaska became a U.S. state in 1959, it has sent congressional delegations to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. Each state elects two senators to serve for six years, and member(s) of the House to two-year terms. Before becoming a state, the Territory of Alaska elected a non-voting delegate at-large to Congress from 1906 to 1959.
These are tables of congressional delegations from Alaska to the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.
|Current U.S. senators from Alaska |
|Class II senator||Class III senator|
|Incumbent since||January 3, 2015||December 20, 2002|
Alaska's current congressional delegation in the 117th Congress consists of its two senators, and its sole representative, all of whom are Republicans. Lisa Murkowski is the first elected senator born in Alaska.
The most recent member of the House of Representative to Alaska delegation was Representative Don Young, who served in the House from 1973 until his death in 2022. He was also the Dean of the House and the longest-serving member of the House from the Republican Party.
|Current U.S. representatives from Alaska |
|None||March 18, 2022||R+9|
Main article: List of United States senators from Alaska
Each state elects two senators by statewide popular vote every six years. The terms of the two senators are staggered so that they are not elected in the same year, meaning that each seat also has a class determining the years in which the seat will be up for election. Alaska's senators are elected in classes 2 and 3.
There have been eight senators from Alaska, of whom four have been Democrats and four have been Republicans. Ernest Gruening was elected to the Senate on October 6, 1955 for the 84th Congress but did not take the oath of office and was not accorded senatorial privileges, since Alaska was not yet a state. Alaska's current senators, both Republicans, are Dan Sullivan, in office since 2015, and Lisa Murkowski, in office since 2002.
|Class II senator||Congress||Class III senator|
|Bob Bartlett (D)[a]||86th (1959–1961)||Ernest Gruening (D)|
|Ted Stevens (R)|
|91st (1969–1971)||Mike Gravel (D)|
|97th (1981–1983)||Frank Murkowski (R)|
|Lisa Murkowski (R)|
|Mark Begich (D)||111th (2009–2011)|
|Dan Sullivan (R)||114th (2015–2017)|
Main article: Alaska Territory's at-large congressional district
Starting on August 14, 1906, Alaska sent a non-voting delegate to the House. From May 17, 1884 to August 24, 1912, Alaska was designated as the District of Alaska. From then to January 3, 1959, it was the Alaska Territory.
Territory's at-large district
|59th (1905–1907)||Frank Hinman Waskey (D)|
|60th (1907–1909)||Thomas Cale (I)|
|61st (1909–1911)||James Wickersham (R)|
|65th (1917–1919)||Charles August Sulzer (D)|
|James Wickersham[b] (R)|
|66th (1919–1921)||Charles August Sulzer[a] (D)|
|George Barnes Grigsby (D)|
|James Wickersham[c] (R)|
|67th (1921–1923)||Daniel Sutherland (R)|
|72nd (1931–1933)||James Wickersham (R)|
|73rd (1933–1935)||Anthony Dimond (D)|
|79th (1945–1947)||Bob Bartlett (D)|
Main article: Alaska's at-large congressional district
Since statehood on January 3, 1959, Alaska has had one seat in the House.
|86th (1959–1961)||Ralph Julian Rivers (D)|
|90th (1967–1969)||Howard Wallace Pollock (R)|
|92nd (1971–1973)||Nick Begich[a][d] (D)|
|Don Young[a][e] (R)|
|Mary Peltola[f] (D)|