United States congressional delegations from West Virginia

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West Virginia's congressional districts since 2023[1]

These are tables of congressional delegations from West Virginia to the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

The current dean of the West Virginia delegation is Senator Shelley Moore Capito, having served in the Senate since 2015 and in Congress since 2001.

From June 1861 to June 1863, during the Civil War and before West Virginia statehood, the United States recognized the Restored Government of Virginia sitting in Wheeling as the "legitimate", pro-Union government of Virginia. Also called the Reorganized Government of Virginia, it controlled a contiguous area roughly the same as present-day West Virginia, along with parts of Northern Virginia and Tidewater. The rest of Virginia was under Confederate military control, with a state government in Richmond, and did not send representatives to Congress. The legislature in Wheeling chose two U.S. Senators for Virginia, John S. Carlile and Waitman T. Willey, who were seated by the Senate.[2] Three U.S. Representatives elected in western districts of Virginia also went to Congress in 1861: Jacob B. Blair, William G. Brown, and Kellian V. Whaley.[3][4] In 1861, as one of its first acts, the Restored Government began the process of creating the new state of West Virginia, which was achieved in 1863. The Restored Government of Virginia then moved to Alexandria.

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Current members[edit]

List of current members of the delegation, their terms in office, district boundaries, and the district political ratings according to the Cook Partisan Voting Index. The delegation has 2 members, both Republicans.

District CPVI Representative
Party Incumbent time in office District map
1st R+23
Carol Miller
Republican Since January 3, 2019
2nd R+22
Alex Mooney
(Charles Town)
Republican Since January 3, 2015

Delegation timeline (1863 – present)[edit]

United States Senate[edit]

Current U.S. senators from West Virginia
West Virginia

CPVI (2022):[5]
Class I senator Class II senator

Joe Manchin
(Senior senator)

Shelley Moore Capito
(Junior senator)
Party Democratic Republican
Incumbent since November 15, 2010 January 3, 2015


Democratic (D)
Republican (R)
Unconditional Unionist (UU)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  2. ^ wvculture.org - Restored Government
  3. ^ wvculture.org - Statehood Archived 2007-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Virgil Anson Lewis (1892). Southern Historical Magazine: Devoted to History, Genealogy, Biography, Archæology and Kindred Subjects. V.A. Lewis. p. 14.
  5. ^ "2022 Cook PVI: State Map and List". Cook Political Report. Retrieved 2023-01-07.