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List of United States Senators in the 65th Congress by seniority

 

List of United States Senators in the 65th Congress by seniority

This is a classification of members of the United States Senate by seniority during the 65th Congress, from March 4, 1917 to March 4, 1919.

Order of service is based on the commencement of the senator's first term. Behind this is former service as a senator (only giving the Senator seniority within his or her new incoming class), service as Vice President, a House member, a Cabinet secretary, or a governor of a state. The final factor is the population of the senator's state.[1][2][3][4]

Senators who were sworn in in the middle of the Congress (up until the last senator who was not sworn in early after winning the November 1918 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

U.S. Senate Seniority List

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Name Seniority Date Other Factors
1 Jacob H. Gallinger (R-NH) March 4, 1891
2 Henry Cabot Lodge (R-MA) March 4, 1893
3 Francis E. Warren (R-WY) March 4, 1895 Previously a Senator
4 Knute Nelson (R-MN) Former Governor, Minnesota 20th Population (1890)
5 Benjamin Tillman (D-SC) Former Governor, South Carolina 23rd Population (1890)
6 Thomas S. Martin (D-VA)
7 Boies Penrose (R-PA) March 4, 1897
8 Charles A. Culberson (D-TX) March 4, 1899 Former Governor
9 Porter McCumber (R-ND)
10 William P. Dillingham (R-VT) October 18, 1900
11 Furnifold M. Simmons (D-NC) March 4, 1901
12 Francis Newlands (D-NV) March 4, 1903 Former Rep.
13 William J. Stone (D-MO) Former Governor
14 Lee S. Overman (D-NC) North Carolina 15th Population (1900)
15 Reed Smoot (R-UT) Utah 41st Population (1900)
16 Frank B. Brandegee (R-CT) May 10, 1905
17 Robert M. La Follette, Sr. (R-WI) January 2, 1906
18 William A. Smith (R-MI) February 9, 1907
19 William Borah (R-ID) March 4, 1907
20 John H. Bankhead (D-AL) June 18, 1907
21 Thomas Gore (D-OK) December 11, 1907
22 Robert Owen (D-OK)
23 John Walter Smith (D-MD) March 25, 1908
24 Carroll S. Page (R-VT) October 21, 1908
25 Albert B. Cummins (R-IA) November 24, 1908
26 Wesley Jones (R-WA) March 4, 1909 Former Rep.
27 Ellison D. Smith (D-SC) South Carolina 24th Population (1900)
28 Duncan U. Fletcher (D-FL) Florida 33rd Population (1900)
29 George Chamberlain (D-OR) Oregon 36th Population (1900)
30 Claude A. Swanson (D-VA) August 1, 1910
31 Asle Gronna (R-ND) February 2, 1911
32 John S. Williams (D-MS) March 4, 1911 Former Rep. (16 years)
33 Charles Townsend (R-MI) Former Rep. (8 years)
34 Gilbert Hitchcock (D-NE) Former Rep. (6 years)
35 Miles Poindexter (R-WA) Former Rep. (2 years)
36 George P. McLean (R-CT) Former Governor
37 Atlee Pomerene (D-OH) Ohio 4th Population (1910)
38 James A. Reed (D-MO) Missouri 7th Population (1910)
39 Henry L. Myers (D-MT) Montana 40th Population (1910)
40 William S. Kenyon (R-IA) April 12, 1911
41 Hoke Smith (D-GA) November 16, 1911
42 Marcus A. Smith (D-AZ) April 2, 1912[5] Former Delegate
43 Albert B. Fall (R-NM) New Mexico 43rd Population (1910)
44 Henry F. Ashurst (D-AZ) Arizona 45th Population (1910)
45 Charles Thomas (D-CO) January 15, 1913
46 James Brady (R-ID) January 24, 1913
47 Key Pittman (D-NV) January 29, 1913
48 Morris Sheppard (D-TX) February 3, 1913
49 Joseph E. Ransdell (D-LA) March 4, 1913 Former Rep. (14 years)
50 Joseph Robinson (D-AR) Former Rep. (10 years), Former Governor
51 Ollie James (D-KY) Former Rep. (10 years), Kentucky 14th Population (1910)
52 George W. Norris (R-NE) Former Rep. (10 years), Nebraska 29th Population (1910)
53 John F. Shafroth (D-CO) Former Rep. (9 years), Former Governor
54 William Hughes (D-NJ) Former Rep. (9 years)
55 John W. Weeks (R-MA) Former Rep. (8 years)
56 Nathan Goff (R-WV) Former Rep. (6 years), Former Cabinet Member
57 James K. Vardaman (D-MS) Former Governor
58 John Shields (D-TN) Tennessee 17th Population (1910)
59 William H. Thompson (D-KS) Kansas 22nd Population (1910)
60 Harry Lane (D-OR) Oregon 35th Population (1910)
61 Thomas Sterling (R-SD) South Dakota 36th Population (1910)
62 LeBaron Colt (R-RI) Rhode Island 38th Population (1910)
63 Thomas J. Walsh (D-MT) Montana 40th Population (1910)
64 Willard Saulsbury, Jr. (D-DE) Delaware 46th Population (1910)
65 Henry F. Hollis (D-NH) March 13, 1913
66 J. Hamilton Lewis (D-IL) March 23, 1913
67 Lawrence Sherman (R-IL) March 26, 1913
68 Thomas W. Hardwick (D-GA) November 4, 1914
69 Charles Curtis (R-KS) March 4, 1915 Previously a Senator
70 Oscar Underwood (D-AL) Former Rep. (19 years)
71 Robert F. Broussard (D-LA) Former Rep. (18 years)
72 John C. W. Beckham (D-KY) Former Governor
73 James Wadsworth, Jr. (R-NY) New York 1st Population (1910)
74 Warren G. Harding (R-OH) Ohio 4th Population (1910)
75 James D. Phelan (D-CA) California 12th Population (1910)
76 Paul Husting (D-WI) Wiscontin 13th Population (1910)
77 Edwin S. Johnson (D-SD) South Dakota 36th Population (1910)
78 Bert Fernald (R-ME) September 12, 1916
79 James Watson (R-IN) November 8, 1916 Former Rep.
80 William F. Kirby (D-AR)
81 Philander C. Knox (R-PA) March 4, 1917 Previously a Senator
82 William M. Calder (R-NY) Former Rep. (10 years)
83 Kenneth McKellar (D-TN) Former Rep. (6 years)
84 Howard Sutherland (R-WV) Former Rep. (4 years)
85 William H. King (D-UT) Former Rep. (3 years)
86 Peter Gerry (D-RI) Former Rep. (2 years)
87 Park Trammell (D-FL) Former Governor, Florida 33rd Population (1910)
88 John B. Kendrick (D-WY) Former Governor, Wyoming 47th Population (1910)
89 Harry S. New (R-IN) Indiana 9th Population (1910)
90 Joseph S. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) New Jersey 11th Population (1910)
91 Frank B. Kellogg (R-MN) Minnesota 19th Population (1910)
92 Joseph I. France (R-MD) Maryland 27th Population (1910)
93 Frederick Hale (R-ME) Maine 34th Population (1910)
94 Andrieus Jones (D-NM) New Mexico 43rd Population (1910)
95 Josiah Wolcott (D-DE) Delaware 46th Population (1910)
96 Hiram Johnson (R-CA) March 16, 1917
Charles L. McNary (R-OR) May 29, 1917
Charles Henderson (D-NV) January 12, 1918
John F. Nugent (D-ID) January 22, 1918
David Baird (R-NJ) February 23, 1918
Irvine Lenroot (R-WI) April 18, 1918
Walter Guion (D-LA) April 22, 1918
Xenophon P. Wilfley (D-MO) April 30, 1918
Christie Benet (D-SC) July 6, 1918
Irving Drew (R-NH) September 2, 1918
George B. Martin (D-KY) September 7, 1918
Frederick Mulkey (R-OR) November 6, 1918 Previously a Senator
Selden P. Spencer (R-MO) Missouri 7th Population (1910)
Edward J. Gay (D-LA) Louisiana 24th Population (1910)
William P. Pollock (D-SC) South Carolina 26th Population (1910)
George H. Moses (R-NH) New Hampshire 39th Population (1910)
Charles L. McNary (R-OR) December 18, 1918

See also

Notes

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ 1891 U.S Census Report Contains 1890 Census results
  3. ^ 1901 U.S Census Report Contains 1900 Census results
  4. ^ 1911 U.S Census Report Contains 1910 Census results
  5. ^

External links

  • Senate Seniority List
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