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List of United States Senators in the 39th Congress by seniority

 

List of United States Senators in the 39th Congress by seniority

This is a classification of members of the United States Senate by seniority during the 39th United States Congress, from March 4, 1865 to March 4, 1867.

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 1866 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Name Seniority Date Other Factors
Solomon Foot (R-VT) March 4, 1851
Benjamin Wade (R-OH) March 15, 1851
Charles Sumner (LR-MA) April 11, 1851
Henry Wilson (R-MA) January 31, 1855
Lyman Trumbull (R-IL) March 4, 1855
Jacob Collamer (R-VT)
Lafayette S. Foster (R-CT)
James Harlan (R-IA) January 29, 1857
Zachariah Chandler (R-MI) March 4, 1857
James Dixon (R-CT)
James R. Doolittle (R-WI)
Daniel Clark (R-NH) June 27, 1857
Henry B. Anthony (R-RI) March 4, 1859 Former Governor
Willard Saulsbury, Sr. (D-DE)
James W. Grimes (R-IA)
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)
John Sherman (R-OH) March 21, 1861
Samuel C. Pomeroy (R-KS) April 4, 1861
James H. Lane (R-KS)
Garrett Davis (D-KY) December 23, 1861
Jacob M. Howard (R-MI) January 17, 1862
Alexander Ramsey (R-MN) March 4, 1863
William Sprague IV (R-RI)
John Conness (R-CA)
Thomas A. Hendricks (D-IN)
Reverdy Johnson (D-MD)
Edwin D. Morgan (R-NY)
Charles R. Buckalew (D-PA)
William Wright (D-NJ)
Waitman T. Willey (R-VA) August 4, 1863
Peter G. Van Winkle (R-WV)
Benjamin G. Brown (R-MO) November 13, 1863
George R. Riddle (D-DE) February 2, 1864
William M. Stewart (R-NV) December 15, 1864
James W. Nye (R-NV) December 16, 1864
Aaron H. Cragin (R-NH) March 4, 1865
Richard Yates (R-IL)
William P. Fessenden (R-MA)
Daniel S. Norton (R-MN)
George H. Williams (R-OR)
James Guthrie (D-KY)
John Creswell (UU-MD) March 9, 1865
John P. Stockton (D-NJ) March 15, 1865
Luke P. Poland (R-VT) November 21, 1865
Samuel J. Kirkwood (R-IA) January 13, 1866
George F. Edmunds (R-VT) April 3, 1866
Joseph S. Fowler (R-TN) July 24, 1866
Edmund G. Ross (R-KS) July 25, 1866
David T. Patterson (R-TN) July 28, 1866
George G. Fogg (R-NH) August 31, 1866
Alexander G. Cattell (R-NJ) September 19, 1866

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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