U.S. Congress - senators by race 1975-2013

This graph shows the number of African American, Hispanic, and Asian American Senators in U.S. Congress from 1975 to 2013. The 113th Congress consisted of one African American senator.

Senators in the U.S. Congress from 1975 to 2013, by race

African AmericanAsian AmericanHispanic
113th Congress, 2013113
112th Congress, 2011022
111th Congress, 2009022
110th Congress, 2007123
109th Congress, 2005122
108th Congress, 2003020
107th Congress, 2001020
106th Congress, 1999020
105th Congress, 1997120
104th Congress, 1995120
103rd Congress, 1993120
102nd Congress, 1991020
101st Congress, 1989030
100th Congress, 1987020
99th Congress, 1985020
98th Congress, 1983020
97th Congress, 1981030
96th Congress, 1979030
95th Congress, 1977130
94th Congress, 1975121
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Sources

Release date

August 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

1975 - 2013

Supplementary notes

The data for the 111th Congress excludes vacancies.
Data for the 105th and 111th Congress regarding Hispanic congressmen are not available.

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