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List of United States Senators in the 75th Congress by seniority

This is a classification of members of the United States Senate by seniority during the 75th Congress, from January 3, 1937 to January 3, 1939.

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]

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 1938 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

Contents

  • U.S. Senate Seniority List 1
  • Notes 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

U.S. Senate Seniority List

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Name Seniority Date Other Factors
1 William E. Borah (R-ID) March 4, 1907
2 Ellison D. Smith (D-SC) March 4, 1909
3 Henry F. Ashurst (D-AZ) April 2, 1912[4]
4 Key Pittman (D-NV) January 29, 1913
5 Morris Sheppard (D-TX) February 3, 1913
6 Joseph Robinson (D-AR)[5] March 4, 1913 Former Rep. (10 years), Former Governor
7 George W. Norris (I-NE) Former Rep. (10 years)
8 Kenneth McKellar (D-TN) March 4, 1917 Former Rep. (6 years)
9 William H. King (D-UT) Former Rep. (3 years)
10 Frederick Hale (R-ME)
11 Hiram Johnson (R-CA) March 16, 1917
12 Charles L. McNary (R-OR) December 18, 1918
13 Pat Harrison (D-MS) March 4, 1919 Former Rep.
14 Arthur Capper (R-KS) Former Governor
15 Carter Glass (D-VA) February 2, 1920
16 Walter F. George (D-GA) November 22, 1922
17 Lynn Frazier (R-ND) March 4, 1923 Former Governor
18 Royal S. Copeland (D-NY)[6] New York 1st Population (1920)
19 Henrik Shipstead (FL-MN) Minnesota 17th Population (1920)
20 Burton K. Wheeler (D-MT) Montana 39th Population (1920)
21 Robert M. La Follette, Jr. (Prog-WI) September 30, 1925
22 Gerald P. Nye (R-ND) November 14, 1925
23 David I. Walsh (D-MA) December 6, 1926
24 Carl Hayden (D-AZ) March 4, 1927 Former Rep. (15 years)
25 Alben W. Barkley (D-KY) Former Rep. (14 years)
26 Elmer Thomas (D-OK) Former Rep. (4 years), Oklahoma 21st Population (1920)
27 Millard Tydings (D-MD) Former Rep. (4 years), Maryland 28th Population (1920)
28 Robert F. Wagner (D-NY) New York 1st Population (1920)
29 Hugo Black (D-AL)[7] Alabama 18th Population (1920)
30 Frederick Steiwer (R-OR)[8] Oregon 34th Population (1920)
31 Arthur H. Vandenberg (R-MI) March 31, 1928
32 Tom Connally (D-TX) March 4, 1929 Former Rep.
33 John G. Townsend, Jr. (R-DE) Former Governor
34 Robert J. Bulkley (D-OH)[9] December 1, 1930 Former Rep.
35 [9]
36 James J. Davis (R-PA) December 2, 1930
37 Matthew M. Neely (D-WV) March 4, 1931 Previously a Senator, Former Rep. (8 years)
38 J. Hamilton Lewis (D-IL) Previously a Senator, Former Rep. (2 years)
39 James F. Byrnes (D-SC) Former Rep., South Carolina 26th Population (1930)
40 Wallace H. White, Jr. (R-ME) Former Rep., Maine 35th Population (1930)
41 William J. Bulow (D-SD) Former Governor
42 Josiah W. Bailey (D-NC) North Carolina 12th Population (1930)
43 John H. Bankhead II (D-AL) Alabama 15th Population (1930)
44 Marvel M. Logan (D-KY) Kentucky 17th Population (1930)
45 Warren Austin (R-VT) April 1, 1931
46 Hattie Caraway (D-AR) November 13, 1931
47 Robert R. Reynolds (D-NC) December 5, 1932
48 Richard Russell, Jr. (D-GA) January 12, 1933
49 Bennett Champ Clark (D-MO) February 4, 1933
50 Alva B. Adams (D-CO) March 4, 1933 Previously a Senator
51 Augustine Lonergan (D-CT)[9] Former Rep. (8 years)
52 William H. Dieterich (D-IL)[9] Former Rep. (2 years), Illinois 3rd Population (1930)
53 John H. Overton (D-LA) Former Rep. (2 years), Louisiana 22nd Population (1930)
54 Harry F. Byrd (D-VA) Former Governor, Virginia 20th Population (1930)
55 Fred H. Brown (D-NH)[9] Former Governor, New Hampshire 41st Population (1930)
56 William Gibbs McAdoo (D-CA)[9] California 6th Population (1930)
57 Frederick Van Nuys (D-IN) Indiana 11th Population (1930)
58 F. Ryan Duffy (D-WI)[9] Wisconsin 13th Population (1930)
59 Nathan L. Bachman (D-TN)[10] Tennessee 16th Population (1930)
60 Homer T. Bone (D-WA) Washington 30th Population (1930)
61 Elbert D. Thomas (D-UT) Utah 40th Population (1930)
62 James P. Pope (D-ID)[9] Idaho 42nd Population (1930)
63 Pat McCarran (D-NV) Nevada 48th Population (1930)
64 Carl Hatch (D-NM) October 10, 1933
65 Ernest W. Gibson (R-VT) November 21, 1933
66 Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D-WY) January 1, 1934
67 James E. Murray (D-MT) November 7, 1934
68 Peter G. Gerry (D-RI) January 3, 1935 Previously a Senator
69 Francis T. Maloney (D-CT) Former Rep., Connecticut 29th Population (1930)
70 Edward R. Burke (D-NE) Former Rep., Nebraska 32nd Population (1930)
71 Vic Donahey (D-OH) Former Governor, Ohio 4th Population (1930)
72 A. Harry Moore (D-NJ)[11] Former Governor, New Jersey 9th Population (1930)
73 Theodore G. Bilbo (D-MS) Former Governor, Mississippi 23rd Population (1930)
74 Joseph F. Guffey (D-PA) Pennsylvania 2nd Population (1930)
75 Harry S. Truman (D-MO) Missouri 10th Population (1930)
76 Sherman Minton (D-IN) Indiana 11th Population (1930)
77 George L. P. Radcliffe (D-MD) Maryland 28th Population (1930)
78 Lewis B. Schwellenbach (D-WA) Washington 30th Population (1930)
79 Dennis Chavez (D-NM) May 11, 1935
80 Rush D. Holt, Sr. (D-WV) June 21, 1935
81 Guy M. Gillette (D-IA) November 4, 1936 Former Rep.
82 Charles O. Andrews (D-FL)
83 Claude Pepper (D-FL)
84 Prentiss M. Brown (D-MI) November 19, 1936
85 Herbert E. Hitchcock (D-SD)[12] December 29, 1936
86 Ernest Lundeen (FL-MN) January 3, 1937 Former Rep. (6 years)
87 Joshua B. Lee (D-OK) Former Rep. (2 years)
88 Clyde L. Herring (D-IA) Former Governor, Iowa 19th Population (1930)
89 Edwin C. Johnson (D-CO) Former Governor, Colorado 33rd Population (1930)
90 Theodore F. Green (D-RI) Former Governor, Rhode Island 37th Population (1930)
91 Styles Bridges (R-NH) Former Governor, New Hampshire 41st Population (1930)
92 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R-MA) Massachusetts 8th Population (1930)
93 Allen J. Ellender (D-LA) Louisiana 22nd Population (1930)
94 James H. Hughes (D-DE) Delaware 46th Population (1930)
95 Henry H. Schwartz (D-WY) Wyoming 47th Population (1930)
96 William H. Smathers (D-NJ) April 15, 1937
[9] May 6. 1937
Dixie Bibb Graves (D-AL)[13] August 20, 1937
John E. Miller (D-AR) November 15, 1937
Joseph L. Hill (D-AL) January 11, 1938
John Milton (D-NJ)[14] January 18, 1938
Alfred E. Reames (D-OR)[15] February 1, 1938
William Warren Barbour (R-NJ) November 9, 1938 Previously a Senator
Thomas M. Storke (D-CA)[9] California 6th Population (1930)
Alexander G. Barry (R-OR)[9] Oregon 34th Population (1930)
Gladys Pyle (R-SD)[9] South Dakota 36th Population (1930)
James M. Mead (D-NY) December 3, 1938

Notes

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ 1921 U.S Census Report Contains 1920 Census results
  3. ^ 1931 U.S Census Report Contains 1930 Census results
  4. ^
  5. ^ Senator Robinson died on July 14, 1937
  6. ^ Senator Copeland died on June 17, 1938
  7. ^ Senator Black resigned on August 19, 1937 to become Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  8. ^ Senator Steiwer resigned on January 31, 1938
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Retired or defeated after 1938 Election.
  10. ^ Senator Bachman died on April 23, 1937
  11. ^ Senator Moore resigned on January 17, 1938
  12. ^ Senator Hitchcock resigned on November 8, 1938
  13. ^ Senator Bibb resigned on January 10, 1938
  14. ^ Senator Milton resigned on November 8, 1938
  15. ^ Senator Reames resigned on November 8, 1938

See also

External links

  • Senate Seniority List
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