List of Hindu members of the United States Congress

Summary

This is a list of Hindu members of the United States Congress.

As of 2022, three practicing Hindus have been elected to Congress, the first being Tulsi Gabbard in 2013. In total, seven members of Congress have been either practicing Hindus or born into Hindu families but adhering to other religions. Two practicing Hindus currently serve in the United States House of Representatives.

SenateEdit

No Hindu has ever served in the United States Senate.

House of RepresentativesEdit

Representative Party District Term Notes
Start End
  Tulsi Gabbard Democratic HI-02 January 3, 2013 January 3, 2021 First practicing Hindu elected to Congress. Retired to run unsuccessfully for president of the United States.[1][2]
  Ro Khanna Democratic CA-17 January 3, 2017 Incumbent One of the first two practicing Hindus of Indian descent to be elected to Congress.[3][4]
  Raja Krishnamoorthi Democratic IL-08 January 3, 2017 Incumbent One of the first two practicing Hindus of Indian descent to be elected to Congress.[5][6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sacirbey, Omar (2 November 2012). "Hawaii Democrat poised to be elected first Hindu in Congress". Washington Post. Religion News Service. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  2. ^ Kumar, Arvind (15 November 2012). "The first Hindu in US Congress". Indian Weekender. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  3. ^ Graves-Fitzsimmons, Guthrie. "How Faith Fuels the Anti-War Stances of 3 U.S. Representatives". Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Ro Khanna Reflects on Gandhi's 150th Birthday". Congressman Ro Khanna. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Raja Krishnamoorthi heading to U.S. Congress". The Hindu. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  6. ^ Bhattacharyya, Anirudh (29 August 2016). "Raja Krishnamoorthi: First-ever Hindu of Indian origin may make it to the US House of Representatives". firstpost.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016.