World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

List of United States Senators in the 33rd Congress by seniority

This is a classification of members of the United States Senate by seniority during the 33rd United States Congress, from March 4, 1853 to March 4, 1855.

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 1854 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Name Seniority Date Other Factors
James Pearce (D-MD) March 4, 1843
David Rice Atchison (D-MO) October 14, 1843
Jesse D. Bright (D-IN) March 4, 1845
Thomas Jefferson Rusk (D-TX) February 21, 1846
Sam Houston (D-TX) February 26, 1846
George E. Badger (W-NC) November 26, 1846
Andrew Pickens Butler (D-SC) December 4, 1846
James M. Mason (D-VA) January 21, 1847
Stephen A. Douglas (D-IL) March 4, 1847
Robert M. T. Hunter (D-VA)
John Bell (D-TN) November 22, 1847
Solon Borland (D-AR) March 30, 1848
William K. Sebastian (D-AR) May 12, 1848
Henry Dodge (D-WI) June 8, 1848
Hannibal Hamlin (D-ME)
Isaac P. Walker (D-WI)
Augustus C. Dodge (D-IA) December 7, 1848
George W. Jones (D-IA)
William H. Seward (R-NY) March 4, 1849
Lewis Cass (D-MI)
Truman Smith (D-CT)
Jackson Morton (W-FL)
Moses Norris, Jr. (D-NH)
Salmon P. Chase (D-OH)
Pierre Soulé (D-LA)
James Cooper (W-PA)
James Shields (D-IL) October 27, 1849
Solomon Foot (R-VT) March 4, 1851
James A. Bayard, Jr. (D-DE)
Stephen Mallory (D-FL)
Henry S. Geyer (W-MO)
Richard Brodhead (D-PA)
Charles T. James (D-RI)
James C. Jones (D-TN)
Benjamin Wade (R-OH) March 15, 1851
Charles Sumner (LR-MA) April 11, 1851
Isaac Toucey (D-CT) May 12, 1851
John M. Clayton (R-NY) December 1, 1851
John B. Weller (LD-CA) January 30, 1852
Stephen Adams (D-MS) March 17, 1852
Archibald Dixon (W-KY) September 1, 1852
Samuel S. Phelps (W-VT) January 17, 1853
John Pettit (D-IN) January 18, 1853
John R. Thomson (D-NJ) March 4, 1853
Robert Toombs (D-GA)
Judah P. Benjamin (D-LA)
Josiah J. Evans (D-SC)
Charles E. Stuart (D-MI)
John B. Thompson (D-KY)
John M. Clayton (W-DE)
James Harlan (FS-IA)
William C. Dawson (W-GA)
Edward Everett (W-MA)
Charles G. Atherton (W-NH)
Robert Ward Johnson (D-AR) July 6, 1853
Philip Allen (D-RI) July 20, 1853
Clement Claiborne Clay (D-AL) November 29, 1853
Jared W. Williams (D-NH)
John Slidell (D-LA) December 5, 1853
Albert G. Brown (D-MS) January 7, 1854
William P. Fessenden (R-ME) February 10, 1854
Francis Gillette (D-CT) May 24, 1854
Julius Rockwell (W-MA) June 3, 1854
Lawrence Brainerd (W-VT) October 14, 1854
David Settle Reid (D-NC) December 6, 1854
John S. Wells (D-NH) January 16, 1855
Henry Wilson (R-MA) January 31, 1855


  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via
  2. ^ 1871 U.S Census Report Contains 1870 Census results
  3. ^ 1881 U.S Census Report Contains 1880 Census results
  4. ^ 1891 U.S Census Report Contains 1890 Census results

External links

  • Senate Seniority List
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.