The Longest-Serving Congressmen

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Longest-Serving Representatives

The Class of 1980

2014 marks 34 years since Reps. Frank Wolf, Christopher Smith, Ralph Hall, and Hal Rogers were first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The four congressmen, all Republicans, swept into office with Ronald Reagan in the wave election of 1980 and then stayed put (though Hall was a Democrat until switching parties in 2004). They are now serving their 17th terms.  That may sound like a long time to be in Congress, but they only tie for 10th place among the longest-serving representatives still in office today. 

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