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List of United States Senators in the 52nd Congress by seniority


List of United States Senators in the 52nd Congress by seniority

This is a classification of members of the United States Senate by seniority during the 52nd United States Congress, from March 4, 1891 to March 4, 1893.

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 1892 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Name Seniority Date Other Factors
1 George F. Edmunds (R-VT) April 3, 1866
2 Justin Smith Morrill (R-VT) March 4, 1867
3 Matt W. Ransom (D-NC) January 30, 1872
4 William B. Allison (R-IA) March 4, 1873 Former Rep.
5 John P. Jones (R-NV)
6 Francis Cockrell (D-MO) March 4, 1875
7 Henry L. Dawes (R-MA)
8 George F. Hoar (R-MA) March 4, 1877 Former Rep.
Isham G. Harris (D-TN) Former Governor
John Tyler Morgan (D-AL)
John R. McPherson (D-NJ)
Matthew Butler (D-SC)
Richard Coke (D-TX)
Preston B. Plumb (R-KS)
10 J. Donald Cameron (R-PA) March 20, 1877
11 Daniel W. Voorhees (D-IN) November 6, 1877
12 George G. Vest (D-MO) March 4, 1879 Missouri 5th Population (1870)
Orville H. Platt (R-CT) Connecticut 25th Population (1870)
Wilkinson Call (D-FL) Florida 33rd Population (1870)
Zebulon Baird Vance (D-NC)
13 James L. Pugh (D-AL) November 24, 1880
14 John Sherman (R-OH) March 4, 1881 Previously a Senator
Eugene Hale (R-ME) Former Rep. (10 years)
Joseph Hawley (R-CT) Former Rep. (5 years)
James Z. George (D-MS) Mississippi 18th Population (1870)
Arthur P. Gorman (D-MD) Maryland 20th Population (1870)
Philetus Sawyer (R-WI)
15 William P. Frye (R-ME) March 18, 1881
16 Nelson W. Aldrich (R-RI) October 5, 1881
17 Alfred H. Colquitt (D-GA) March 4, 1883
Shelby M. Cullom (R-IL) Former Governor
James F. Wilson (R-IA)
Charles F. Manderson (R-NE)
Joseph N. Dolph (R-OR)
Randall L. Gibson (D-LA)
John E. Kenna (D-WV)
18 Henry M. Teller (D-CO) March 4, 1885 Previously a Senator
Joseph C. S. Blackburn (D-KY) Former Rep.
James K. Jones (D-AR)
Leland Stanford (R-CA) Former Governor
19 Edward C. Walthall (D-MS) March 9, 1885
20 George Gray (D-DE) March 18, 1885
21 James H. Berry (D-AR) March 20, 1885
22 John H. Mitchell (D-OR) December 17, 1885 Previously a Senator
23 William M. Stewart (R-NV) March 4, 1887 Previously a Senator (11 years)
David Turpie (D-IN) Previously a Senator (1 month)
John W. Daniel (D-VA) Former Rep.
Francis B. Stockbridge (R-MI)
William Morris Stewart (Sil.-NV)
William B. Bate (D-TN) Former Governor, Tennessee 12th Population (1880)
Cushman Davis (R-MN) Former Governor, Minnesota 26th Population (1880)
Matthew Quay (R-PA) Pennsylvania 2nd Population (1880)
Charles J. Faulkner (D-WV) West Virginia 29th Population (1880)
Algernon Paddock (R-NE)
Rufus Blodgett (D-NJ)
Frank Hiscock (R-NY)
John Henninger Reagan (R-TX)
24 Samuel Pasco (D-FL) May 19, 1887
25 James McMillan (R-MI) March 4, 1889
Edward O. Wolcott (R-CO)
Anthony C. Higgins (R-DE)
William D. Washburn (R-MN)
John S. Barbour, Jr. (D-VA)
26 Nathan F. Dixon III (R-RI) April 10, 1889
27 William E. Chandler (R-NH) June 18, 1889
28 Richard F. Pettigrew (R-SD) November 2, 1889
29 Watson C. Squire (R-WA) November 20, 1889
30 John Beard Allen (R-WA)
31 Lyman R. Casey (R-ND) November 25, 1889
32 Wilbur F. Sanders (R-MT) January 1, 1890
33 Thomas C. Power (D-MT) January 2, 1890
34 John G. Carlisle (D-KS) May 26, 1890
35 Joseph M. Carey (R-WY) November 15, 1890
36 Francis E. Warren (R-WY) November 24, 1890
37 George L. Shoup (R-ID) December 18, 1890
38 John Brown Gordon (D-GA) March 4, 1891 Previously a Senator
Jacob H. Gallinger (R-NH) Former Rep. (4 years)
Henry C. Hansbrough (R-ND) Former Rep. (2 years)
Fred Dubois (R-ID) Former Delegate
William F. Vilas (D-WI) Former Cabinet member
John M. Palmer (D-IL) Former Governor
Calvin S. Brice (D-OH) Ohio 3rd Population (1880)
William A. Peffer (Pop-KS) Kansas 20th Population (1880)
John Irby (D-SC) South Carolina 21st Population (1880)
James H. Kyle (R-SD) South Dakota 37th Population (1880)
Edward D. White (D-LA)
Charles N. Felton (R-CA) March 19, 1891
Horace Chilton (D-TX) June 10, 1891
Bishop W. Perkins (R-KS) January 1, 1892
David B. Hill (D-NY) January 7, 1892
Roger Q. Mills (D-TX) March 23, 1892
Eppa Hunton (D-VA) May 28, 1892
Donelson Caffery (D-KY) December 31, 1892
Johnson N. Camden (D-WV) January 25, 1893 Previously a Senator
William Lindsay (D-KY) February 15, 1893


  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
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