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List of United States Senators in the 37th Congress by seniority

 

List of United States Senators in the 37th Congress by seniority

This is a classification of members of the United States Senate by seniority during the 37th United States Congress, from March 4, 1861 to March 4, 1863.

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 1862 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
Jesse D. Bright (D-IN) March 4, 1845
James M. Mason (D-VA) January 21, 1847
Stephen A. Douglas (D-IL) March 4, 1847
Robert M. T. Hunter (D-VA)
William K. Sebastian (D-AR) May 12, 1848
Solomon Foot (R-VT) March 4, 1851
James A. Bayard, Jr. (D-DE)
Benjamin Wade (R-OH) March 15, 1851
Charles Sumner (LR-MA) April 11, 1851
John R. Thomson (D-NJ) March 4, 1853
William P. Fessenden (R-ME) February 10, 1854
Henry Wilson (R-MA) January 31, 1855
Lyman Trumbull (R-IL) March 4, 1855
Jacob Collamer (R-VT)
Lafayette S. Foster (R-CT)
John P. Hale (D-NH) July 30, 1855
James Harlan (R-IA) January 29, 1857
Zachariah Chandler (R-MI) March 4, 1857
James Dixon (R-CT)
James R. Doolittle (R-WI)
Anthony Kennedy (KN-MD)
Trusten Polk (D-MO)
Preston King (D-NY)
James F. Simmons (R-RI)
Daniel Clark (R-NH) June 27, 1857
Andrew Johnson (D-TN) October 8, 1857
Thomas Lanier Clingman (D-NC) May 7, 1858
Henry Mower Rice (D-MN) May 11, 1858
Henry B. Anthony (R-RI) March 4, 1859 Former Governor
Willard Saulsbury, Sr. (D-DE)
James W. Grimes (R-IA)
Lazarus W. Powell (D-KY)
Morton S. Wilkinson (R-MN)
John C. Ten Eyck (R-NJ)
Kinsley S. Bingham (D-MI)
Thomas Bragg (D-NC)
John Hemphill (D-TX)
Louis Wigfall (D-TX) December 5, 1859
Milton Latham (LD-CA) March 5, 1860
Edward D. Baker (R-OR) October 2, 1860
Timothy O. Howe (R-WI) March 4, 1861
James A. McDougall (R-CA)
Henry S. Lane (R-WI)
Ira Harris (R-NJ)
James Nesmith (D-OR)
Edgar Cowan (R-PA)
Charles B. Mitchel (D-AR)
John C. Breckinridge (D-KY)
Salmon P. Chase (D-OH)
David Wilmot (R-PA) March 14, 1861
Waldo P. Johnson (D-MO) March 17, 1861
John Sherman (R-OH) March 21, 1861
Samuel C. Pomeroy (R-KS) April 4, 1861
James H. Lane (R-KS)
Orville H. Browning (R-IL) June 26, 1861
John S. Carlile (U-VA) July 9, 1861
Waitman T. Willey (U-VA)
Benjamin Stark (D-OR) October 29, 1861
Garrett Davis (D-KY) December 23, 1861
Jacob M. Howard (R-MI) January 17, 1862
Robert Wilson (R-MO)
Joseph A. Wright (D-IN) February 24, 1862
Benjamin F. Harding (D-OR) September 12, 1862
Richard Stockton Field (r-NJ) November 21, 1862
Samuel G. Arnold (R-RI) December 1, 1862
Thomas H. Hicks (R-MD) December 29, 1862
William A. Richardson (R-IL) January 12, 1863
David Turpie (D-OH) January 14, 1863
James W. Wall (D-NJ)

Notes

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  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
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