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Asian Pacific Americans in the United States Congress

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Publication Date: June 2008

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: 97-398

Topic: Government (Public officials)

Abstract:

This report provides information on the 33 Asian Pacific Americans who have served in the United States Congress from 1903 to the present, including 13 Resident Commissioners from the Philippine Islands. These Resident Commissioners served from 1907-1946 while the Philippines were a U.S. territory and commonwealth (all were Philippine born). Information on Members and territorial delegates includes party affiliations, length and dates of service, and committee assignments.

Asian Pacific Americans have served in both houses of Congress representing California, Hawaii, Oregon, Virginia, American Samoa, and Guam. They have served in leadership positions, including committee chairs.