Alabama's 1st Congressional District is the first of 7 districts representing Alabama in the United States House of Representatives. [1]

The current incumbent is Bradley Roberts Byrne, a Republican who had served this district since December 17, 2013, when the previous incumbent vacated the seat to become vice chancellor for the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa on August 2, 2013. On February 20, 2019, Byrne announced that he would not run for another term because he is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama up for election.

This district encompasses all of Washington, Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, and Monroe counties.

Representative history (1823-Present)[edit | edit source]

Representative [1] Term(s) [1]
Gabriel Moore.jpg
Gabriel Moore
January 1, 1785-June 9, 1845
March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829
Clement Comer Clay.jpg
Clement C. Clay
December 17, 1789-September 6, 1866
March 4, 1829-March 3, 1835
Reuben Chapman
July 15, 1799-May 17, 1882
March 4, 1835-March 3, 1841
District Inactive March 3, 1841-March 4, 1843
James Dellet
February 18, 1788-December 21, 1848
March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845
Edmund S. Dargan
April 15, 1805-November 22, 1879
March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847
John Gayle
September 11, 1792-July 21, 1859
March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849
William J. Alston
December 31, 1800-June 10, 1876
March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851
John Bragg
January 14, 1806-August 10, 1878
March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853
Phillip Phillips
December 17, 1807-January 14, 1884
March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855
Percy Walker
1812-1880
March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857
James A. Stallworth
April 7, 1822–August 31, 1861
March 4, 1857-January 12, 1861
Civil War and Reconstruction January 12, 1861-July 22, 1868
Francis W. Kellogg
May 30, 1810–January 13, 1879
July 22, 1868-March 3, 1869
Alfred E. Buck
February 7, 1832-December 4, 1902
March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871
Benjamin S. Turner
March 17, 1825-March 21, 1894
March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873
Frederick G. Bromberg
June 19, 1837-September 4, 1930
March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875
Jeremiah Haralson
April 1, 1846-1916
March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877
James T. Jones
July 20, 1832-February 15, 1895
March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879
Thomas H. Herndon
July 1, 1828-March 28, 1883
March 4, 1879-March 28,1883
Vacant March 28, 1883-December 3, 1883
James T. Jones
July 20, 1832-February 15, 1895
December 3, 1883-March 3, 1889
Richard H. Clarke
February 9, 1843 – September 26, 1906
March 4, 1889-March 3, 1897
George W. Taylor
January 16, 1849 – December 21, 1932
March 4, 1897-March 3, 1915
Oscar Lee Gray
July 2, 1865 – January 2, 1936
March 4, 1915–March 3, 1919
John McDuffie
September 25, 1883 – November 1, 1950
March 4, 1919-March 2, 1935
Vacant March 2, 1935–July 30, 1935
Frank W. Boykin
February 21, 1885 – March 12, 1969
July 30, 1935–January 3, 1963
Inactive District January 3, 1963–January 3, 1965
William J. Edwards
September 20, 1928-September 27, 2019
January 3, 1965–January 3, 1985
Herbert L. Callahan
September 11, 1932-Living
January 3, 1985–January 3, 2003
Josiah R. Bonner
November 19, 1959-Living
January 3, 2003–August 2, 2013
Vacant August 2, 2013–December 17, 2013
Bradley Roberts Byrne
February 16, 1955-Living
December 17, 2013-January 3, 2021
January 3, 2021-?

Living Former Members[edit | edit source]

As of December 7, 2019, there are 2 former representatives still alive. The most recent representative to die was William J. Edwards (January 3, 1965–January 3, 1985) on September 27, 2019.

Representative Tenure Date of Birth (age)
Herbert L. Callahan January 3, 1985–January 3, 2003 September 11, 1932 (aged 87)
Josiah R. Bonner January 3, 2003–August 2, 2013 November 19, 1959 (aged 60)

References[edit | edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.