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List of United States Senators in the 76th Congress by seniority

 

List of United States Senators in the 76th Congress by seniority

This is a classification of members of the United States Senate by seniority during the 76th United States Congress, from January 3, 1939 to January 3, 1941.

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]

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 1940 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Name Seniority Date Other Factors
1 William Borah (R-ID) [4] March 4, 1907
2 Ellison D. Smith (D-SC) March 4, 1909
3 Henry F. Ashurst (D-AZ) [5] March 27, 1912
4 Key Pittman (D-NV) [6] January 29, 1913
5 Morris Sheppard (D-TX) February 3, 1913
6 George W. Norris (I-NE) March 4, 1913
7 Kenneth McKellar (D-TN) March 4, 1917 Former Rep. (6 years)
8 William H. King (D-UT) [5] Former Rep. (3 years)
9 Frederick Hale (R-ME) [5]
10 Hiram Johnson (R-CA) March 16, 1917
11 Charles L. McNary (R-OR) December 18, 1918
12 Pat Harrison (D-MS) March 4, 1919 Former Rep.
13 Arthur Capper (R-KS) Former Governor
14 Carter Glass (D-VA) February 2, 1920
15 Walter F. George (D-GA) November 22, 1922
16 Lynn J. Frazier (R-ND) [5] March 4, 1923 Former Governor
17 Henrik Shipstead (FL-MN) Minnesota 17th Population (1920)
18 Burton K. Wheeler (D-MT) Montana 39th Population (1920)
19 Robert M. La Follette, Jr. (Prog-WI) September 30, 1925
20 Gerald P. Nye (R-ND) November 14, 1925
21 David I. Walsh (D-MA) December 6, 1926
22 Carl Hayden (D-AZ) March 4, 1927 Former Rep. (15 years)
23 Alben W. Barkley (D-KY) Former Rep. (14 years)
24 Elmer Thomas (D-OK) Former Rep., Oklahoma 21st Population (1920)
25 Millard Tydings (D-MD) Former Rep., Maryland 28th Population (1920)
26 Robert F. Wagner (D-NY)
27 Arthur H. Vandenberg (R-MI) March 31, 1928
28 Tom Connally (D-TX) March 4, 1929 Former Rep.
29 John G. Townsend, Jr. (R-DE) [5] Former Governor
30 James J. Davis (R-PA) December 2, 1930
31 Matthew M. Neely (D-WV) March 4, 1931 Previously a Senator, Former Rep. (8 years)
32 James Hamilton Lewis (D-IL) [7] Previously a Senator, Former Rep. (2 years)
33 James F. Byrnes (D-SC) Former Rep., South Carolina 26th Population (1930)
34 Wallace H. White, Jr. (R-ME) Former Rep., Maine 35th Population (1930)
35 William J. Bulow (D-SD) Former Governor
36 Josiah W. Bailey (D-NC) North Carolina 12th Population (1930)
37 John H. Bankhead II (D-AL) Alabama 15th Population (1930)
38 Marvel M. Logan (D-KY) Kentucky 17th Population (1930)
39 Warren Austin (R-VT) April 1, 1931
40 Hattie Caraway (D-AR) November 13, 1931
41 Robert R. Reynolds (D-NC) December 5, 1932
42 Richard B. Russell, Jr. (D-GA) January 12, 1933
43 Bennett Champ Clark (D-MO) February 4, 1933
44 Alva B. Adams (D-CO) March 4, 1933 Previously a Senator
45 John H. Overton (D-LA) Former Rep.
46 Harry F. Byrd (D-VA) Former Governor
47 Frederick Van Nuys (D-IN) Indiana 11th Population (1930)
48 Homer T. Bone (D-WA) Washington 30th Population (1930)
49 Elbert D. Thomas (D-UT) Utah 40th Population (1930)
50 Pat McCarran (D-NV) Nevada 48th Population (1930)
51 Carl Hatch (D-NM) October 10, 1933
52 Ernest W. Gibson, Sr. (R-VT) [8] November 21, 1933
53 Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D-WY) January 1, 1934
54 James E. Murray (D-MT) November 7, 1934
55 Peter G. Gerry (D-RI) January 3, 1935 Previously a Senator
56 Francis T. Maloney (D-CT) Former Rep., Connecticut 29th Population (1930)
57 Edward R. Burke (D-NE) [5] Former Rep., Nebraska 32nd Population (1930)
58 Vic Donahey (D-OH) [5] Former Governor, Ohio 4th Population (1930)
59 Theodore G. Bilbo (D-MS) Former Governor, Mississippi 23rd Population (1930)
60 Joseph F. Guffey (D-PA) Pennsylvania 2nd Population (1930)
61 Harry S. Truman (D-MO) Missouri 10th Population (1930)
62 Sherman Minton (D-IN) [5] Indiana 11th Population (1930)
63 George L. P. Radcliffe (D-MD) Maryland 28th Population (1930)
64 Lewis B. Schwellenbach (D-WA) [5] Washington 30th Population (1930)
65 Dennis Chavez (D-NM) May 11, 1935
66 Rush D. Holt (D-WV) [5] June 21, 1935
67 Guy M. Gillette (D-IA) November 4, 1936 Former Rep.
68 Charles O. Andrews (D-FL)
69 Claude Pepper (D-FL)
70 Prentiss M. Brown (D-MI) November 19, 1936
71 Ernest Lundeen (FL-MN) [9] January 3, 1937 Former Rep. (6 years)
72 Joshua B. Lee (D-OK) Former Rep. (2 years)
73 Clyde L. Herring (D-IA) Former Governor, Iowa 19th Population (1930)
74 Edwin C. Johnson (D-CO) Former Governor, Colorado 33rd Population (1930)
75 Theodore F. Green (D-RI) Former Governor, Rhode Island 37th Population (1930)
76 Styles Bridges (R-NH) Former Governor, New Hampshire 41st Population (1930)
77 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R-MA) Massachusetts 8th Population (1930)
78 Allen J. Ellender (D-LA) Louisiana 22nd Population (1930)
79 James H. Hughes (D-DE) Delaware 46th Population (1930)
80 Henry H. Schwartz (D-WY) Wyoming 47th Population (1930)
81 William H. Smathers (D-NJ) April 15, 1937
82 John E. Miller (D-AR) November 15, 1937
83 Joseph L. Hill (D-AL) January 11, 1938
84 William Warren Barbour (R-NJ) November 9, 1939
85 James M. Mead (D-NY) December 3, 1938
86 Charles W. Tobey (R-NH) January 3, 1939 Former Rep. (6 years), Former Governor
87 Scott W. Lucas (D-IL) Former Rep. (4 years), Illinois 3rd Population (1930)
88 D. Worth Clark (D-ID) Former Rep. (4 years), Idaho 42nd Population (1930)
89 Clyde M. Reed (R-KS) Former Governor
90 Robert A. Taft (R-OH) Ohio 4th Population (1930)
91 Sheridan Downey (D-CA) California 6th Population (1930)
92 John A. Danaher (R-CT) Connecticut 29th Population (1930)
93 Alexander Wiley (R-WI) Wisconsin 30th Population (1930)
94 Rufus C. Holman (R-OR) Oregon 34th Population (1930)
95 John Chandler Gurney (R-SD) South Dakota 36th Population (1930)
96 Tom Stewart (D-TN) January 16, 1939
James M. Slattery (D-IL) [10] April 14, 1939
Albert B. Chandler (D-KY) October 9, 1939
John Thomas (R-ID) January 27, 1940
Ernest W. Gibson, Jr. (R-VT) [5] June 24, 1940
Joseph H. Ball (R-MN) October 14, 1940
C. Wayland Brooks (R-IL) November 22, 1940
Berkeley L. Bunker (D-NV) November 27, 1940
Monrad C. Wallgren (D-WA) December 19, 1940

Notes

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ 1921 U.S Census Report Contains 1920 Census results
  3. ^ 1931 U.S Census Report Contains 1930 Census results
  4. ^ Senator Borah died on January 19, 1940
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Retired or defeated after 1940 Election.
  6. ^ Senator Pittman died on November 10, 1940
  7. ^ Senator Lewis died on April 9, 1939
  8. ^ Senator Gibson died on June 20, 1940
  9. ^ Senator Lundeen died on August 31, 1940
  10. ^ Senator Slattery resigned on November 21, 1940

External links

  • Senate Seniority List
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