World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Third party officeholders in the United States

Article Id: WHEBN0025745159
Reproduction Date:

Title: Third party officeholders in the United States  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Third-party members of the United States House of Representatives, Samuel I. Hopkins, Leo Isacson, Henry Smith (Wisconsin), Miles Poindexter
Collection: History of Libertarianism, Lists of Political Office-Holders in the United States
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Third party officeholders in the United States

Third-party officeholders in the United States are rare at any point of time. Although the current two-party system in the U.S., with the Republican party and Democratic party, started in 1856, many of the older parties still existed and had an influence. Therefore, this article includes any politician since the end of Reconstruction or since the 45th United States Congress.

These galleries and lists include anyone who at one time, while in office, was an independent or affiliated with a third party. They are listed in descending order from the first year they were in office as something other than a Republican or Democrat.

Since the end of Reconstruction, there have been a total of 30 U.S. Senators, 111 U.S. Representatives, and 28 Governors that weren't affiliated with a major party. Currently, there are two U.S. Senators (King and Sanders), and four major city Mayors. Hundreds of third-party officeholders exist at the local level (including those in nonpartisan positions who are affiliated with a third-party), including 146 Libertarian Party members[1] and 131 Green Party members.[2]


  • U.S. Senators 1
  • U.S. Representatives 2
  • Governors 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

U.S. Senators

U.S. Representatives


See also


  1. ^ "Elected Officials – Libertarian Party". Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Officeholder Members of the Green Party of the United States". Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chafee spokeswoman confirms he will register as Democrat Thursday". Providence Journal. 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.