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A whip in the United States House of Representatives is a member of the party leadership who comes second in line after the party's floor leader, which in the house is the House Majority Leader or the House Minority Leader. The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... ... The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the party that has a majority control of the seats in the house (at least 218 of the 435 seats). ... The Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives serves as floor leader of the opposition party, and is the minority counterpart to the Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. ...


List of United States House Democratic Whips, 1899-present

Congress Name State Years Status
56th Oscar W. Underwood AL 1899-1901 Minority
57th-60th James T. Lloyd MO 1901-1909 Minority
61st-62nd N/A   1909-1913 none
63rd Thomas M. Bell MO 1913-1915 Majority
64th-66th N/A   1915-1921 none
67th-70th William A. Oldfield AR 1921-1928 Minority
70th-72nd John McDuffie AL 1931-1933 Minority
73rd Arthur Greenwood IN 1933-1935 Majority
74th-77th Patrick J. Boland PA 1935-1942 Majority
77th-79th Robert Ramspeck GA 1942-1945 Majority
79th John J. Sparkman AL 1945-1947 Majority
80th John W. McCormack MA 1947-1949 Minority
81st-82nd J. Percy Priest TN 1949-1953 Majority
83rd John W. McCormack MA 1953-1955 Minority
84th-87th Carl Albert OK 1955-1961 Majority
87th-91st Thomas Hale Boggs LA 1961-1971 Majority
92nd Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr MA 1971-1973 Majority
93rd-94th John J. McFall CA 1973-1977 Majority
95th-96th John W. Brademas IN 1977-1981 Majority
97th-99th Thomas S. Foley WA 1981-1987 Majority
100th-101st Tony Coelho CA 1987-1989 Majority
101st-102nd William H. Gray, III PA 1989-1991 Majority
103rd- 107th David E. Bonior MI 1991-2002 Majority (1991 - 1995) Minority (1995-2002)
107th Nancy Pelosi CA 2002-2003 Minority
108th- 109th Steny Hoyer MD 2003- Minority

Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 sq mi  135,775 km² 190 miles  306 km 330 miles  531 km 3. ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... James Tilghman Lloyd (August 28, 1857 - April 3, 1944) was a U.S. political figure and a Representative from Missouri from 1897 to 1917. ... Official language(s) none, English most common Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 240 mi; 385 km 300 mi; 480 km 1. ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... Thomas M. Bell was a Democratic representative in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1973-1982 (110th-114th General Assemblies). ... Official language(s) none, English most common Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 240 mi; 385 km 300 mi; 480 km 1. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... William Allan Oldfield (1874 - 1928) was a U.S. political figure. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 29th 53,179 sq mi  137 732 km² 239 miles  385 km 261 miles  420 km 2. ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... John McDuffie (September 25, 1883 - November 1, 1950) was born in River Ridge, Alabama on September 25, 1883. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 sq mi  135,775 km² 190 miles  306 km 330 miles  531 km 3. ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... Arthur Greenwood (1880—1954) became deputy leader of the Labour Party under Clement Attlee, with Winston Churchill appointing him to the Cabinet as Minister without Portfolio in 1940. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... Patrick Joseph Boland (January 6, 1880 – May 18, 1942) was an United States Representative for Pennsylvania 11th District. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Harrisburg Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... Robert Ramspeck (September 5, 1890 – September 10, 1972) was an American politician and businessman. ... Official language(s) English Capital Atlanta Largest city Atlanta Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 24th 59,489 sq mi  154,077 km² 230 miles  370 km 298 miles  480 km 2. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... John Jackson Sparkman (December 20, 1899 - November 16, 1985) was a United States politician from Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 sq mi  135,775 km² 190 miles  306 km 330 miles  531 km 3. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 - November 22, 1980) was an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Boston Boston Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 sq mi  27,360 km² 183 miles  295 km 113 miles  182 km 13. ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... Jospeh Percy Priest (April 1, 1900–October 12, 1956) was a U.S. political figure. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 - November 22, 1980) was an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Boston Boston Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 sq mi  27,360 km² 183 miles  295 km 113 miles  182 km 13. ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... Carl Bert Albert (May 10, 1908 - February 4, 2000) was a lawyer and American politician from Oklahoma. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Area  - Total  - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 20th 181,196 km² 230 miles  370 km 298 miles  480 km 1. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Largest city Baton Rouge New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 31st 51,885 sq mi  134,382 km² 130 miles  210 km 379 miles  610 km 16 29°N to... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Boston Boston Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 sq mi  27,360 km² 183 miles  295 km 113 miles  182 km 13. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... John Joseph McFall (born February 20, 1918) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the state of California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Sacramento Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  400 km 770 miles  1,240 km 4. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... John Brademas, Ph. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... Thomas Stephen Foley (born March 26, 1929, in Spokane, Washington) is an American politician of the Democratic party, having served as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and ambassador to Japan. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 18th 184,824 km² 385 km 580 km 6. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Sacramento Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  400 km 770 miles  1,240 km 4. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with William H. Gray. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Harrisburg Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... The 103rd United States Congress met from January 5, 1993 to January 3, 1995. ... -1... David Bonior speaking at a war protest David Edward Bonior (born June 6, 1945) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, serving for 26 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 10th 102,384 sq mi  265,172 km² 239 miles  385 km 491 miles  790 km 41. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... -1... Representative Nancy Pelosi Nancy Patricia DAlesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Sacramento Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  400 km 770 miles  1,240 km 4. ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... -1... The 109th United States Congress meets from January 4, 2005, to January 1, 2007. ... Steny Hoyer Steny Hamilton Hoyer (born June 14, 1939) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th district of the State of Maryland (map) since 1981, and is the current House Minority Whip. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Annapolis Baltimore Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 42nd 12,417 sq mi  32,160 km² 90 miles  145 km 249 miles  400 km 21 37°53N to 39°43N 75°4W to 79°33W Population  - Total... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ...

See also

United States Congress(House of Representatives, Senate)
Members House: Current, Former, Districts | Senate: Current, Former, Current & Former by state
Groups African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans list, Caucuses, Committees, Demographics
House: Committees  | Senate: Committees, Women list
Leaders House: Speaker, Majority leader, Minority leader, Democratic leader, Republican leader, Majority whip, Minority whip, Democratic whip, Republican whip, Democratic caucus, Republican conference, Dean
Senate: President pro tempore (list), Majority and Minority leaders, Democratic Leader, Republican Leader, Majority whip, Minority whip, Democratic Caucus (Chair, Secretary, Policy committee chair), Republican Conference (Chair, Secretary, Policy committee chair), Dean
Employees Architect of the Capitol, Capitol guide service (board), Capitol police (board), Library of Congress
House: Chaplain, Clerk, Doorkeeper, Historian, Page, Parliamentarian, Postmaster, Reading clerk, Sergeant at Arms
Senate: Chaplain, Curator, Page, Parliamentarian, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms
Buildings Capitol Complex, Capitol, Botanic Garden

House: Cannon, Ford, Longworth, O'Neill, Rayburn | Senate: Dirksen, Hart, Russell In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... The Democratic Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the Democratic Party. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The 109th United States Congress is the current meeting of the United States legislature, comprised of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... This is an incomplete list of notable former members of the United States House of Representatives. ... Congressional districts for representation in the United States House of Representatives are determined after each census. ... This is a complete list of current United States Senators arranged alphabetically by the state they represent, along with lists of party affiliation, and leadership. ... This is an incomplete list of all people who previously served in the United States Senate. ... The United States Senate currently has 100 members, two from each of the 50 states, regardless of population. ... Joseph Rainey, first black member of the US House of Representatives Since 1870 there have been 106 African American members of the United States Congress. ... This is a list of Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. Congress. ... A Congressional caucus is a group of members of the United States Congress which meets to pursue common legislative objectives. ... A Congressional committee in the parlance of the United States Congress and politics of the United States is a legislative sub-organization that handles a specific duty (rather than the general duties of Congress, making necessary and proper laws). ... The Congress of the United States has demographics that are different than America as a whole in a number of ways. ... Members of the Committee on Financial Services sit in the tiers of raised chairs (R), while those testifying and audience members sit below (L). ... U.S. House Committee members sit in the tiers of raised chairs, while those testifying and audience members sit below. ... There have been 33 women in the United States Senate since the establishment of that body in 1789, meaning that out of the 1,884 Americans who have served in the United States Senate since that time, 1. ... It has been suggested that List of Speakers of the United States House of Representatives be merged into this article or section. ... The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the party that has a majority control of the seats in the house (currently at least 218 of the 435 seats). ... The Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives serves as floor leader of the opposition party, and is the minority counterpart to the Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. ... The Democratic Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the Democratic Party. ... The Majority Whip is an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader to coordinate ideas on and garner support for proposed legislation. ... The Minority Whip is a member of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives who assists the Minority Leader in coordinating the party caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters. ... The House Democratic Caucus, nominates and elects the Democratic Party leadership in the United States House of Representatives. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The seal for the President pro tempore of the United States Senate. ... This is a complete List of Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate. ... The Senate Majority and Minority Leaders (also called Floor Leaders) are two United States Senators who are elected by the party conferences that hold the majority and the minority respectively. ... The Senate Democratic Leader is the floor leader of the Democratic Party in the United States Senate. ... The Senate Republican Leader is the floor leader of the Republican Party in the United States Senate. ... The U.S. Senate Majority Whip is the second ranking member of the United States Senate. ... Traditionally the second ranking position in the minority party in the United States Senate. ... The Senate Democratic Caucus is the formal organization of the (currently) 44 Democratic Senators in the United States Senate. ... The Democratic caucus of the United States Senate chooses a conference chairman. ... The United States Senate Democratic Conference Secretary, also called the Caucus Secretary, is a ranking leadership position within the Democratic Party in the United States Senate. ... Since 1947, the Democratic members of the United States Senate have elected a policy committee chairman. ... The Senate Republican Conference is the formal organization of the (currently) 51 Republican Senators in the United States Senate. ... The Republican conference of the United States Senate chooses a conference chairperson. ... The United States Senate Republican Conferece Secretary is the third-ranking leadership position for within the U.S. Republican Party in the United States Senate. ... Since 1947, the Republican members of the United States Senate have elected a policy committee chairman. ... The Dean of the U.S. Senate is the longest-serving (in consecutive terms) member of the United States Senate, which is at present Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia. ... United States Capitol The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the United States Supreme Court building, the United States... The United States Capitol Guide Service is a guide service charged by the United States Congress to provide guided tours of the interior of the United States Capitol Building for the education and enlightenment of the general public, without charge for such tours. ... The Capitol Guide Board is a group of three members who have jurisdiction over the United States Capitol Guide Service. ... The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a police force charged with protecting the United States Congress within the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its terrirtories. ... The Capitol Police Board is a group of three members who have jurisdiction over the United States Capitol Police. ... The Great Hall interior. ... The election of William Linn as Chaplain of the House on May 1, 1789, continued the tradition established by the Continental Congresses of each days proceedings opening with a prayer by a chaplain. ... The Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives is an employee of the United States House of Representatives. ... Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives office was abolished during the 104th Congress. ... The Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives is an official appointed by that legislative body to study and document its past. ... A US House Page (Congressional Page or simply Page) is a partisan federal employee serving the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC. Under the direction of the Office of the Clerk, Pages, who are specially-appointed high school juniors, provide supplemental administrative support to House operations in varying capacities. ... The office of the Parliamentarian of the United States House of Representatives is an office managed, supervised and administered by a non-partisan Parliamentarian appointed by the Speaker. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Reading Clerk of the United States House of Representatives reads bills, motions, and other papers before the House and keeps track of changes to legislation made on the floor. ... The United States House of Representatives Sergeant at Arms is an officer of the House with law enforcement, protocol, and administrative responsibilities. ... Among his or her duties, the chaplains job is to open each session of the United States Senate with a prayer. ... The United States Senate Curator is an employee of the United States Senate who is responsible for developing and implementing the museum and preservation programs for the Senate Commission on Art. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Parliamentarian of the United States Senate serves at the pleasure of the Senate Majority Leader, and functions under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate as a non-partisan employee of the Senate. ... The Secretary of the Senate, as an elected officer of the United States Senate, supervises an extensive array of offices and services to expedite the day-to-day operations of that body. ... The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate in is the law enforcer for the United States Senate. ... Aerial view of the United States Capitol Complex from the northweat The United States Capitol Complex is group of about a dozen buildings and facilities in Washington D.C. that are used by the Federal government of the United States. ... The south facade of the United States Capitol Capitol Hill redirects here; for other uses, see Capitol Hill (disambiguation). ... The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a botanic garden run by the Congress of the United States. ... The Cannon House Office Building, completed in 1908, is the oldest congressional office building as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture. ... The Ford House Office Building is one of the four office buildings containing U.S. House of Representatives staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. It is the only House Office Building that is not connected underground to either one of the other office buildings or to the Capitol itself. ... The Longworth House Office Building The Longworth House Office Building (LHOB) is one of three office buildings used by the United States House of Representatives. ... The ONeill House Office Building is the name of a former Congressional Office Building, located near the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. History The ONeill House Office Building was named after the former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Thomas Phillip Tip O... The Rayburn House Office Building (RHOB), named after former Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, is located between South Capitol Street and First Street in Southwest Washington, D.C. The newest of three U.S. House of Representatives office buildings, the Rayburn House Office Building was completed in early 1965... This Washington, DC congressional office building is named for former Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL). ... Located on Constitution Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets, NE The Hart Senate Office Building, the third U.S. Senate office building, was built in the 1970s. ... This photograph, taken from southwest of the building, shows the main entrance along Constitution Avenue, N.E. The Russell Senate Office Building (built 1903-1908) is the oldest of the United States Senate office buildings as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture. ...

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