Current African American members of Congress by seniority
age at the end of 2014 - first year of service – member – (date of birth)
As of 1/20/2014, there are currently 44 Black members of Congress.

HOUSE
85 — 1965 – John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan (05.16.29)
84 — 1971 – Charles Bernard “Charlie” Rangel of New York web (06.11.30)
74 — 1987 – John Robert Lewis of Georgia (02.21.40)
77 — 1991 – Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia (06.13.37)
76 — 1991 – Maxine Waters of California (08.15.38)

67 — 1993 - Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr. of Georgia (02.04.47)
68 — 1993 – Corrine Brown of Florida (11.11.46)
74 — 1993 - James “Jim” Clyburn of South Carolina web (06.21.40)
78 — 1993 - Alcee Hastings of Florida (09.05.36)
79 — 1993 - Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas (12.03.35)
68 — 1993 - Bobby Lee Rush of Illinois (11.23.46)
67 — 1993 - Robert C. “Bobby” Scott of Virginia (04.30.47)
69 — 1993 - Melvin Luther Watt of North Carolina (08.26.45) resigned from House on Jan. 6, 2014
67 — 1993 - Bennie G. Thompson of Mississippi (01.28.48)
58 — 1995 - Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania (11.21.56)
64 — 1995 – Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas (01.12.50)

63 — 1997 – Elijah Cummings of Maryland (01.18.51)
69 — 1997 – Donna Christian-Christensen of the Virgin Islands (09.19.45)
73 — 1997 – Danny Davis of Illinois (o9.06.41)
61 — 1997 – Gregory Meeks of New York (09.25.53)
68 — 1999 – Barbara Lee of California (06.16.46)
58 — 2001 – William Lacy Clay, Jr. of Missouri (06.27.56)
68 — 2003 – David Scott of Georgia (o6.27.46)

67 — 2005 – George Kenneth Butterfield of North Carolina (04.27.47)
70— 2005 – Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri (10.26.44)
67 — 2005 – Alexander N. “Al” Green of Texas (09.01.47)
63 — 2005 – Gwen Moore of Wisconsin (04.18.51)
50— 2009 – Yvette Clarke of New York (11.21.64)
51 — 2009 – Keith Ellison of Minnesota (08.04.63)

60 — 2007 – Henry C. “Hank” Johnson of Georgia (10.02.54)
40— 2009 – André Carson of Indiana (10.16.74)
56 — 2009 – Donna Edwards of Maryland (06.28.58)
62 — 2009 – Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio (10.29.52)
61 — 2011 – Karen Ruth Bass of California (10.03.53)
41 — 2011 – Cedric Richmond of Louisiana (09.13.73)

49 — 2011 – Terri Sewell of Alabama (01.01.65)
72 — 2011 – Frederica Wilson of Florida (11.05.42)

55 — 2013 - Donald M. Payne, Jr. of New Jersey (12.16.58)
64 — 2013 – Joyce Beatty of Ohio (03.12.50)
41 — 2013 – Steven Horsford of Nevada (04.29.73)
44 — 2013 – Hakeem Jeffries of New York (08.04.70)
43 — 2013 – Marc Veasey of Texas (01.03.71)
58 — 2013 – Robin Kelly of Illinois (04.30.56)

SENATE
49 — 2011 – Timothy Eugene “Tim” Scott of South Carolina (09.19.65)
45 — 2013 – Cory Booker of New Jersey (04.29.69)