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List of United States Senators in the 1st Congress by seniority

 

List of United States Senators in the 1st Congress by seniority

This is a classification of United States Senators by seniority from March 4, 1789 to March 3, 1791.

The order of service is based on the commencement of the senator's first term, with senators entering service the same day ranked alphabetically. The Senate now assigns an official number to each Senator, which is the second number given in the table.[1]

During this time, there were no official parties, but senators are labeled as Pro-Administration (P), and Anti-Administration (A).

Rank Name (Party-State) Seniority date Current Term to Senator No.
1 Richard Bassett (A-DE) March 4, 1789 March 3, 1793 1
2 Pierce Butler (P-SC) March 3, 1793 2
3 Charles Carroll (P-MD) March 3, 1791 3
4 Tristram Dalton (P-MA) March 3, 1791 4
5 Oliver Ellsworth (P-CT) March 3, 1791 5
6 Jonathan Elmer (P-NJ) March 3, 1791 6
7 William Few (A-GA) March 3, 1793 7
8 William Grayson[2] (A-VA) March 12, 1790 (March 3, 1791) 8
9 James Gunn (A-GA) March 3, 1795 9
10 John Henry (P-MD) March 3, 1795 10
11 Ralph Izard (P-SC) March 3, 1795 11
12 William Samuel Johnson (P-CT) March 3, 1795 12
13 John Langdon (P-NH) March 3, 1795 13
14 Richard Henry Lee (A-VA) March 3, 1793 14
15 William Maclay (A-PA) March 3, 1791 15
16 Robert Morris (P-PA) March 3, 1795 16
17 William Paterson[3] (P-NJ) November 13, 1790 (March 3, 1793) 17
18 George Read (P-DE) March 3, 1791 18
19 Philip Schuyler (P-NY) March 3, 1791 19
20 Caleb Strong (P-MA) March 3, 1793 20
21 Paine Wingate (A-NH) March 3, 1793 21
22 Rufus King (P-NY) July 16, 1789 March 3, 1795 22
23 Benjamin Hawkins (P-NC) November 27, 1789 March 3, 1795 23
24 Samuel Johnston (P-NC) March 3, 1793 24
25 John Walker[4] (P-VA) March 31, 1790 November 9, 1790 (March 3, 1791) 25
26 Theodore Foster (P-RI) June 7, 1790 March 3, 1791 26
27 Joseph Stanton IV (A-RI) March 3, 1793 27
28 James Monroe (A-VA) November 9, 1790 March 3, 1791 28
29 Philemon Dickinson (P-NJ) November 23, 1790 March 3, 1793 29

Notes

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ William Grayson died March 12, 1790.
  3. ^ William Paterson resigned November 13, 1790, to become Governor of New Jersey.
  4. ^ John Walker was appointed to replace William Grayson, until the state legislature elected a successor.

See also

External links

  • Senate Seniority List
  • Senate Journal, First Forty-three Sessions of Congress
  • List of members of the 1st Congress
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