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List of United States Senators in the 94th Congress by seniority

 

List of United States Senators in the 94th Congress by seniority

This is a classification of United States Senators by seniority during the 94th Congress, from January 3, 1975 to January 3, 1977.

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 two-year congressional term (up until the last senator who was not sworn in early after winning the November 1976 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Name Seniority Date Other Factors
1 James Eastland (D-MS) January 3, 1943 Previously A Senator
2 John Little McClellan (D-AR)
3 Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA) December 14, 1944
4 Milton Young (R-ND) March 12, 1945
5 John Sparkman (D-AL) November 6, 1946
6 John C. Stennis (D-MS) November 17, 1947
7 Russell B. Long (D-LA) December 31, 1948
8 John O. Pastore[5] (D-RI) December 19, 1950
9 Henry M. Jackson (D-WA) January 3, 1953 Former Rep (12 Years)
10 Mike Mansfield[5] (D-MT) Former Rep (10 Years)
11 Stuart Symington[5] (D-MO)
12 Roman Hruska[5] (R-NE) November 8, 1954
13 Carl Curtis (R-NE) January 1, 1955
14 Clifford P. Case (R-NJ) January 3, 1955
15 Strom Thurmond (R-SC) November 7, 1956
16 Herman Talmadge (D-GA) January 3, 1957 Former Governor
17 Frank Church (D-ID)
18 Jacob K. Javits (R-NY) January 9, 1957
19 William Proxmire (D-WI) August 28, 1957
20 Jennings Randolph (D-WV) November 5, 1958
21 Hugh Scott[5] (R-PA) January 3, 1959 Former Rep (18 Years)
22 Robert Byrd (D-WV) Former Rep (6 years)
23 Harrison A. Williams (D-NJ) Former Rep (4 years)
24 Edmund Muskie (D-ME) Former Governor
25 Philip Hart[5] (D-MI) Michigan 7th Population (1950)
26 Vance Hartke[5] (D-IN) Indiana 11th Population (1950)
27 Frank Moss[5] (D-UT) Utah 38th Population (1950)
28 Gale W. McGee[5] (D-WY) Wyoming 48th Population (1950)
29 Howard Cannon (D-NV) Nevada 49th Population (1950)
30 Hiram Fong[5] (R-HI) August 21, 1959
31 Quentin Northrup Burdick (D-ND) August 8, 1960
32 Lee Metcalf (D-MT) January 3, 1961 Former Rep (8 years)
33 Claiborne Pell (D-RI)
34 John Tower (R-TX) June 15, 1961
35 James B. Pearson (R-KS) January 31, 1962
36 Ted Kennedy (D-MA) November 7, 1962 Massachusetts 9th Population (1960)
37 Thomas J. McIntyre (D-NH) New Hampshire 45th Population (1960)
38 Abraham A. Ribicoff (D-CT) January 3, 1963 Former Rep (14 Years), Former Cabinet Secretary, Former Governor
39 George McGovern (D-SD) Former Rep (14 Years)
40 Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Former Rep (4 Years)
41 Birch Bayh (D-IN)
42 Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) January 7, 1963
43 Joseph Montoya[5] (D-NM) November 4, 1964
44 Walter Mondale[5] (D-MN) December 30, 1964
45 Paul Fannin[5] (R-AZ) January 3, 1965
46 Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (I-VA) November 12, 1965
47 Robert P. Griffin (R-MI) May 11, 1966
48 Ernest Hollings (D-SC) November 9, 1966
49 Clifford Hansen (R-WY) January 3, 1967 Former Governor
50 Charles H. Percy (R-IL) Illinois 4th Population (1960)
51 Edward Brooke (R-MA) Massachusetts 9th Population (1960)
52 Howard Baker (R-TN) Tennessee 17th Population (1960)
53 Mark Hatfield (R-OR) January 10, 1967
54 Ted Stevens (R-AK) December 24, 1968
55 Thomas Eagleton (D-MO) December 28, 1968
56 Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) January 3, 1969 Previously A Senator
57 Richard Schweiker (R-PA) Former Rep (8 years) - Pennsylvania 3rd Population (1960)
58 Charles Mathias (R-MD) Former Rep (8 years) - Maryland 21st Population (1960)
59 Bob Dole (R-KS) Former Rep (8 years) - Kansas 29th Population (1960)
60 Henry Bellmon (R-OK) Former Governor
61 Alan Cranston (D-CA) California 2nd Population (1960)
62 James Allen (D-AL) Alabama 19th Population (1960)
63 Bob Packwood (R-OR) Oregon 32nd Population (1960)
64 Mike Gravel (D-AK) Alaska 50th Population (1960)
65 Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL) November 17, 1970
66 Bill Roth (R-DE) January 1, 1971
67 John V. Tunney[5] (D-CA) January 2, 1971
68 Hubert Humphrey (D-MN) January 3, 1971 Previously a Senator, Former VP
69 Robert Taft, Jr.[5] (R-OH) Former Rep (8 Years) - Ohio 5th Population (1960)
70 Bill Brock[5] (R-TN) Former Rep (8 Years) - Tennessee 17th Population (1960)
71 Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX) Former Rep (6 Years)
72 John Glenn Beall, Jr.[5] (R-MD) Former Rep (2 Years) - Maryland 21st Population (1960)
73 Lowell Weicker (R-CT) Former Rep (2 Years) - Connecticut 25th Population (1960)
74 James L. Buckley[5] (C/R-NY) New York 1st Population (1960)
75 Lawton Chiles (D-FL) Florida 10th Population (1960)
76 Robert Stafford (R-VT) September 16, 1971
77 Sam Nunn (D-GA) November 8, 1972
78 Bennett Johnston Jr. (D-LA) November 14, 1972
79 William Hathaway (D-ME) January 3, 1973 Former Rep (8 Years)
80 William L. Scott (R-VA) Former Rep (6 Years)
81 James A. McClure (R-ID) Former Rep (4 Years)
82 James Abourezk (D-SD) Former Rep (2 Years)
83 Dewey F. Bartlett (R-OK) Former Governor
84 Jesse Helms (R-NC) North Carolina 12th Population (1970)
85 Walter Huddleston (D-KY) Kentucky 23rd Population (1970)
86 Richard C. Clark (D-IA) Iowa 25th Population (1970)
87 Floyd K. Haskell (D-CO) Colorado 30th Population (1970)
88 Pete Domenici (R-NM) New Mexico 37th Population (1970)
89 Joe Biden (D-DE) Delaware 46th Population (1970)
90 Paul Laxalt (R-NV) December 18, 1974
91 Jake Garn (R-UT) December 21, 1974
92 John Glenn (D-OH) December 24, 1974
93 Wendell H. Ford (D-KY) December 28, 1974
94 Louis C. Wyman[6] (R-NH) December 31, 1974
95 Richard Stone (D-FL) January 1, 1975
96 John Culver (D-IA) January 3, 1975 Former Rep (10 years)
97 Dale Bumpers (D-AR) Former Governor
98 Robert Burren Morgan (D-NC) North Carolina 12th Population (1970)
99 Gary Hart (D-CO) Colorado 30th Population (1970)
100 Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Vermont 48th Population (1970)
Norris Cotton[7] (R-NH) August 8, 1975
John Durkin (D-NH) September 18, 1975

Notes

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ 1951 U.S Census Report Contains 1950 Census results
  3. ^ 1961 U.S Census Report Contains 1960 Census results.
  4. ^ 1971 U.S Census Report Contains 1970 Census results.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Retired or defeated after 1976 Election
  6. ^ Senator Wyman was certified as having won the 1974 election but it was successfully contested forcing him to lose his seat 4 days later on January 3, 1975. This proved to be his entire tenure as a U.S. Senator.
  7. ^ Although he had planned on retiring. Senator Cotton was asked/appointed to briefly retake his Senate seat a few months after Senator Wyman stepped down. Senator Cotton left the Senate again September 18, 1975 once a new special election had concluded.

External links

  • Senate Seniority List
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