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Members of the NLRB since 1935

 Key: 

Bold = Chairman

Blue = Democrat, Red = Republican, Black = Independent

(AC) = Acting Chairman

(r) = Recess appointment

Each row represents a change in Board composition. Changes include the arrival or departure of a Member or the designation of a Member as Chairman.

The Smith Seat
Term expires on August 27 of years ending in 6 and 1.
The Madden Seat
Term expires on August 27 of years ending in 5 and 0.
The Carmody Seat
Term expires on August 27 of years ending in 8 and 3.
The Murdock Seat
Term expires on December 16 of years ending in 7 and 2.
The Gray Seat
Term expires on December 16 of years ending in 9 and 4.
Party in Control of the Board From To
Edwin S. Smith J. Warren Madden John M. Carmody     Dem 8/27/35 8/31/36
E. Smith Madden       Dem 9/1/36 9/22/36
E. Smith Madden Donald Wakefield Smith     Dem 9/23/36 5/31/39
E. Smith Madden William M. Leiserson     Dem 6/1/39 8/26/40
E. Smith   Leiserson     Dem 8/27/40 11/25/40
E. Smith Harry A. Millis Leiserson     Dem 11/26/40 8/27/41
  Millis Leiserson     Dem 8/28/41 10/10/41
Gerald D. Reilly Millis Leiserson     Dem 10/11/41 2/23/43
Reilly Millis       split 2/24/43 3/14/43
Reilly Millis John M. Houston     Dem 3/15/43 7/4/45
Reilly Paul M. Herzog Houston     Dem 7/5/45 8/26/46
  Herzog Houston     Dem 8/27/46 8/27/46
James J. Reynolds, Jr. Herzog Houston     Dem 8/28/46 7/31/47
Reynolds Herzog Houston Abe Murdock J. Copeland Gray Dem 8/1/47 12/16/49
Reynolds Herzog Houston Murdock   Dem 12/17/49 2/26/50
Reynolds Herzog Houston Murdock Paul L. Styles Dem 2/27/50 12/31/51
  Herzog Houston Murdock Styles Dem 1/1/52 3/20/52
Ivar H. Peterson Herzog Houston Murdock Styles Dem 3/21/52 6/30/53
Peterson   Houston Murdock Styles Dem 7/1/53 7/12/53
Peterson Guy Farmer Houston Murdock Styles Dem 7/13/53 8/27/53
Peterson Farmer Philip Ray Rodgers Murdock Styles Rep 8/28/53 8/31/53
Peterson Farmer Rodgers Murdock   Rep 9/1/53 3/1/54
Peterson Farmer Rodgers Murdock Albert C. Beeson Rep 3/2/54 12/16/54
Peterson Farmer Rodgers Murdock   Rep 12/17/54 4/3/55
Peterson Farmer Rodgers Murdock Boyd S. Leedom Rep 4/4/55 8/27/55
Peterson   Rodgers Murdock Leedom Rep 8/28/55 11/1/55
Peterson   Rodgers Murdock Leedom Rep 11/2/55 11/30/55
Peterson Stephen S. Bean Rodgers Murdock Leedom Rep 12/1/55 8/27/56
  Bean Rodgers Murdock Leedom Rep 8/28/56 3/27/57
Joseph Alton Jenkins Bean Rodgers Murdock Leedom Rep 3/28/57 12/16/57
J. Jenkins Bean Rodgers   Leedom Rep 12/17/57 12/19/57
J. Jenkins Bean Rodgers John H. Fanning Leedom Rep 12/20/57 8/27/60
J. Jenkins   Rodgers Fanning Leedom split 8/28/60 9/12/60
J. Jenkins Arthur A. Kimball Rodgers Fanning Leedom Rep 9/13/60 3/6/61
J. Jenkins Frank W. McCulloch Rodgers Fanning Leedom Dem 3/7/61 3/27/61
  McCulloch Rodgers Fanning Leedom split 3/28/61 4/13/61
Gerald A. Brown McCulloch Rodgers Fanning Leedom Dem 4/14/61 8/27/63
Brown McCulloch Howard Jenkins, Jr. Fanning Leedom Dem 8/28/63 12/16/64
Brown McCulloch H. Jenkins Fanning   Dem 12/17/64 4/19/65
Brown McCulloch H. Jenkins Fanning Sam Zagoria Dem 4/20/65 12/16/69
Brown McCulloch H. Jenkins Fanning   Dem 12/17/69 6/2/70
Brown McCulloch H. Jenkins Fanning Edward B. Miller Dem 6/3/70 8/27/70
Brown   H. Jenkins Fanning E. Miller split 8/28/70 12/13/70
Brown Ralph E. Kennedy H. Jenkins Fanning E. Miller Rep 12/14/70 8/27/71
  Kennedy H. Jenkins Fanning E. Miller Rep 8/28/71 2/21/72
John A. Penello Kennedy H. Jenkins Fanning E. Miller Rep 2/22/72 12/16/74
Penello Kennedy H. Jenkins Fanning (AC)   split 12/17/74 2/17/75
Penello Kennedy H. Jenkins Fanning Betty S. Murphy Rep 2/18/75 7/31/75
Penello   H. Jenkins Fanning Murphy split 8/1/75 11/25/75
Penello Peter D. Walther H. Jenkins Fanning Murphy Rep 11/26/75 4/13/77
Penello Walther H. Jenkins Fanning Murphy Rep 4/14/77 8/31/77
Penello   H. Jenkins Fanning Murphy split 9/1/77 10/24/77
Penello John C. Truesdale H. Jenkins Fanning Murphy Dem 10/25/77 12/14/79
Penello Truesdale H. Jenkins Fanning   Dem 12/15/79 8/27/80
Penello   H. Jenkins Fanning   Dem 8/28/80 9/16/80
Penello   H. Jenkins Fanning Don A. Zimmerman Split 2/1/1 9/17/80 10/22/80
Penello Truesdale H. Jenkins Fanning Zimmerman Dem 10/23/80 1/14/81
  Truesdale H. Jenkins Fanning Zimmerman Split 2/1/1 1/15/81 1/26/81
    H. Jenkins Fanning Zimmerman Split 1/1/1 1/27/81 8/13/81
  Robert P. Hunter (r) H. Jenkins Fanning Zimmerman Split 2/1/1 8/14/81 8/14/81
  Hunter (r) H. Jenkins Fanning Zimmerman Split 2/1/1 8/15/81 8/17/81
John R. Van de Water (r) Hunter (r) H. Jenkins Fanning Zimmerman Rep 8/18/81 12/16/82
  Hunter H. Jenkins   Zimmerman Rep 12/17/82 12/22/82
  Hunter H. Jenkins John C. Miller (r) Zimmerman Rep 12/23/82 3/6/83
  Hunter H. Jenkins Donald L. Dotson Zimmerman Rep 3/7/83 3/7/83
  Hunter H. Jenkins Dotson Zimmerman Rep 3/8/83 5/4/83
Patricia Diaz Dennis Hunter H. Jenkins Dotson Zimmerman Rep 5/5/83 8/27/83
Dennis Hunter   Dotson Zimmerman split 2/1/1 8/28/83 12/16/84
Dennis Hunter   Dotson   Rep 12/17/84 5/27/85
Dennis Hunter Wilford W. Johansen Dotson   Rep 5/28/85 6/31/85
Dennis Hunter Johansen Dotson Marshall B. Babson Rep 7/1/85 8/27/85
Dennis   Johansen Dotson Babson split 8/28/85 10/15/85
Dennis James M. Stephens Johansen Dotson Babson Rep 10/16/85 6/24/86
  Stephens Johansen Dotson Babson Rep 6/25/86 11/6/86
Mary M. Cracraft Stephens Johansen Dotson Babson Rep 11/7/86 12/16/87
Cracraft Stephens Johansen   Babson split 12/17/87 7/31/88
Cracraft Stephens Johansen     Rep 8/1/88 8/28/88
Cracraft Stephens Johansen (r) John E. Higgins, Jr. (r)   Rep 8/29/88 11/21/88
Cracraft Stephens Johansen (r) Higgins (r) Dennis M. Devaney (r) Rep 11/22/88 6/15/89
Cracraft Stephens   Higgins (r) Devaney (r) split 6/16/89 11/22/89
Cracraft Stephens     Devaney Dem 11/23/89 12/13/89
Cracraft Stephens Clifford R. Oviatt (r)   Devaney split 12/14/89 12/16/89
Cracraft Stephens Oviatt (r)   Devaney (r) split 12/17/89 8/2/90
Cracraft Stephens Oviatt   Devaney split 8/3/90 8/26/90
Cracraft Stephens Oviatt John N. Raudabaugh Devaney Rep 8/27/90 8/27/91
  Stephens Oviatt Raudabaugh Devaney Rep 8/28/91 12/16/92
  Stephens Oviatt   Devaney Rep 12/17/92 12/18/92
  Stephens Oviatt Raudabaugh (r) Devaney Rep 12/19/92 5/28/93
  Stephens   Raudabaugh (r) Devaney Rep 5/28/93 11/26/93
  Stephens     Devaney split 11/27/93 1/23/94
  Stephens   Truesdale (r) Devaney Dem 1/24/94 3/3/94
  Stephens     Devaney split 3/4/94 3/6/94
  Stephens William B. Gould IV   Devaney Dem 3/7/94 3/8/94
  Stephens Gould Margaret A. Browning Devaney Dem 3/9/94 3/17/94
Charles I. Cohen Stephens Gould Browning Devaney Dem 3/18/94 12/16/94
Cohen Stephens Gould Browning   split 12/17/94 12/22/94
Cohen Stephens Gould Browning Truesdale (r) Dem 12/23/94 8/27/95
Cohen   Gould Browning Truesdale (r) Dem 8/28/95 1/3/96
Cohen   Gould Browning   Dem 1/4/96 2/5/96
Cohen Sarah M. Fox (r) Gould Browning   Dem 2/6/96 8/27/96
  Fox (r) Gould Browning   Dem 8/28/96 9/2/96
Higgins (r) Fox (r) Gould Browning   Dem 9/3/96 2/28/97
Higgins (r) Fox (r) Gould     Dem 3/1/97 11/7/97
Higgins (r)   Gould   Fox Dem 11/8/97 11/13/97
Peter J. Hurtgen   Gould Wilma B. Liebman Fox Dem 11/14/97 11/16/97
Hurtgen J. Robert Brame III Gould Liebman Fox Dem 11/17/97 8/27/98
Hurtgen Brame   Liebman Fox split 8/28/98 12/3/98
Hurtgen Brame Truesdale (r) Liebman Fox Dem 12/4/98 11/18/99
Hurtgen Brame Truesdale Liebman Fox Dem 11/19/99 12/16/99
Hurtgen Brame Truesdale Liebman Fox (r) Dem 12/17/99 8/27/00
Hurtgen   Truesdale Liebman Fox (r) Dem 8/28/00 12/15/00
Hurtgen   Truesdale Liebman   Dem 12/16/00 12/29/00
Hurtgen   Truesdale Liebman Dennis P. Walsh (r) Dem 12/30/00 5/14/01
Hurtgen   Truesdale Liebman Walsh (r) Dem 5/15/01 8/27/01
    Truesdale Liebman Walsh (r) Dem 8/28/01 8/30/01
Hurtgen (r)   Truesdale Liebman Walsh (r) Dem 8/31/01 10/1/01
Hurtgen (r)     Liebman Walsh (r) Dem 10/2/01 12/20/01
Hurtgen (r)     Liebman   split 12/21/01 1/21/02
Hurtgen (r) Michael J. Bartlett (r) William B. Cowen (r) Liebman   Rep 1/22/02 8/1/02
  Bartlett (r) Cowen (r) Liebman   Rep 8/2/02 11/22/02
      Liebman   Dem 11/23/02 12/16/02
Liebman Peter C. Schaumber R. Alexander Acosta Robert J. Battista Walsh Rep 12/17/02 8/21/03
Liebman Schaumber   Battista Walsh split 8/22/03 1/11/04
Liebman Schaumber Ronald E. Meisburg (r) Battista Walsh Rep 1/12/04 12/8/04
Liebman Schaumber   Battista Walsh split 12/9/04 12/16/04
Liebman Schaumber   Battista   Rep 12/17/04 8/27/05
Liebman     Battista   split 8/28/05 8/30/05
Liebman Schaumber (r)   Battista   Rep 8/31/05 1/3/06
Liebman Schaumber (r) Peter N. Kirsanow (r) Battista   Rep 1/4/06 1/16/06
Liebman Schaumber (r) Kirsanow (r) Battista Walsh (r) Rep 1/17/06 8/2/06
Liebman Schaumber Kirsanow (r) Battista Walsh (r) Rep 8/3/06 12/16/07
Liebman Schaumber Kirsanow (r)   Walsh (r) Rep 12/17/07 12/31/07
Liebman Schaumber       split 1/1/08 3/17/08
Liebman Schaumber       split 3/18/08 1/20/09
Liebman Schaumber       split 1/20/09 3/26/10
Liebman Schaumber Mark G. Pearce (r)   Craig Becker (r) Dem 4/7/10 6/21/10
Liebman Schaumber Pearce Brian Hayes Becker (r) Dem 6/22/10 8/27/10
Liebman   Pearce Hayes Becker (r) Dem 8/28/10 8/27/11
    Pearce Hayes Becker (r) Dem 8/28/11 1/2/12
    Pearce Hayes   split 1/3/12 1/8/12
Richard Griffin (r) Terrence F. Flynn (r) Pearce Hayes Sharon Block (r) Dem 1/9/12 7/24/12
Griffin (r)   Pearce Hayes Block (r) Dem 7/25/12 12/16/12
Griffin (r)   Pearce   Block (r) Dem 12/17/12 8/1/13
    Pearce   Nancy J. Schiffer Dem 8/2/13 8/4/13
Kent Y. Hirozawa   Pearce   Schiffer Dem 8/5/13 8/6/13
Hirozawa   Pearce Philip A. Miscimarra Schiffer Dem 8/7/13 8/11/13
Hirozawa Harry I. Johnson, III Pearce Miscimarra Schiffer Dem 8/12/13 12/16/14
Hirozawa Johnson Pearce Miscimarra Lauren McFerran Dem 12/17/14 8/27/2015
Hirozawa   Pearce Miscimarra McFerran Dem 8/28/2015 8/27/2016
    Pearce Miscimarra McFerran Dem 8/28/2016 1/22/2017
    Pearce Miscimarra (AC) McFerran Dem 1/26/2017 4/23/2017
    Pearce Miscimarra McFerran Dem 4/24/2017 8/9/2017
  Marvin E. Kaplan Pearce Miscimarra McFerran split 8/10/2017 9/25/2017
William J. Emanuel Kaplan Pearce Miscimarra McFerran Rep 9/26/2017 12/16/2017
William J. Emanuel Kaplan Pearce   McFerran split 12/21/2017 4/15/2018
William J. Emanuel Kaplan Pearce John F. Ring McFerran Rep 4/16/2018 8/27/2018
Emanuel Kaplan   Ring McFerran Rep 8/28/2018 Present

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