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List of United States Senators in the 79th Congress by seniority

 

List of United States Senators in the 79th Congress by seniority

This is a classification of United States Senators by seniority during the 79th Congress, from January 3, 1945 to January 3, 1947.

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 two-year congressional term (up until the last senator who was not sworn in early after winning the November 1946 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Name Seniority Date Other Factors
1 Kenneth McKellar (D-TN) March 4, 1917
2 Hiram W. Johnson [5] (R-CA) March 16, 1917
3 Arthur Capper (R-KS) March 4, 1919
4 Carter Glass (D-VA) February 2, 1920
5 Walter F. George (D-GA) November 22, 1922
6 Henrik Shipstead (R-MN) [6] March 4, 1923 Minnesota 17th Population (1920)
7 Burton K. Wheeler (D-MT) [6] Montana 39th Population (1920)
8 Robert M. La Follette, Jr. (Prog-WI) [6] September 30, 1925
9 David I. Walsh (D-MA) [6] December 6, 1926
10 Carl Hayden (D-AZ) March 4, 1927 Former Rep (15 years)
11 Alben W. Barkley (D-KY) Former Rep (14 years)
12 Elmer Thomas (D-OK) Former Rep (4 years), Oklahoma 21st Population (1920)
13 Millard Tydings (D-MD) Former Rep (4 years), Maryland 28th Population (1920)
14 Robert F. Wagner (D-NY)
15 Arthur H. Vandenberg (R-MI) March 31, 1928
16 Tom Connally (D-TX) March 4, 1929
17 Wallace H. White, Jr. (R-ME) March 4, 1931 Former Rep
18 Josiah W. Bailey [7] (D-NC) North Carolina 12th Population (1930)
19 John H. Bankhead (D-AL) [8] Alabama 15th Population (1930)
20 Warren Austin [9] (R-VT) April 1, 1931
21 Richard Russell, Jr. (D-GA) January 12, 1933
22 John H. Overton (D-LA) March 4, 1933 Former Rep
23 Harry F. Byrd (D-VA) Former Governor
24 Elbert D. Thomas (D-UT) Utah 40th Population (1930)
25 Pat McCarran (D-NV) Nevada 48th Population (1930)
26 Carl Hatch (D-NM) October 10, 1933
27 Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D-WY) January 1, 1934
28 James E. Murray (D-MT) November 7, 1934
29 Peter G. Gerry [6] (D-RI) January 3, 1935 Former Senator
30 [6] Former Rep
31 Theodore G. Bilbo (D-MS) Former Governor
32 Joseph F. Guffey (D-PA) [6] Pennsylvania 2nd Population (1930)
33 Harry S. Truman (D-MO) [10] Missouri 10th Population (1930)
34 Francis T. Maloney [11] (D-CT) Connecticut 29th Population (1930)
35 Dennis Chavez (D-NM) May 11, 1935
36 Charles O. Andrews (D-FL) [12] November 4, 1936
37 Claude D. Pepper (D-FL)
38 Edwin C. Johnson (R-CO) January 3, 1937 Former Governor, Colorado 33rd Population (1930)
39 Theodore F. Green (D-RI) Former Governor, Rhode Island 37th Population (1930)
40 Styles Bridges (R-NH) Former Governor, New Hampshire 41st Population (1930)
41 Allen J. Ellender (D-LA)
42 Joseph L. Hill (D-AL) January 11, 1938
43 James M. Mead [6](D-NY) December 3, 1938
44 Scott W. Lucas (D-IL) January 3, 1939 Former Rep (4 years)
45 Charles W. Tobey (R-NH) Former Rep (2 years), Former Governor
46 Clyde M. Reed (R-KS) Former Governor
47 Robert A. Taft (R-OH) Ohio 4th Population (1930)
48 Sheridan Downey (D-CA) California 6th Population (1930)
49 Alexander Wiley (R-WI) Wisconsin 13th Population (1930)
50 J. Chandler Gurney (R-SD) South Dakota 36th Population (1930)
51 Tom Stewart (D-TN) January 16, 1939
52 Albert B. Chandler (D-KY) [13] October 9, 1939
53 John W. Thomas [14] (R-ID) January 27, 1940
54 Charles W. Brooks (R-IL) November 22, 1940
55 Monrad Wallgren (D-WA) [15] December 19, 1940
56 Abe Murdock (D-UT) [6] January 3, 1941 Former Rep (8 years)
57 Owen Brewster (R-ME) Former Rep (6 years), Former Governor
58 William Langer (R-ND) Former Governor
59 Harold H. Burton (R-OH) [16] Ohio 4th Population (1940)
60 Raymond E. Willis (R-IN) [6] Indiana 12th Population (1940)
61 Harley M. Kilgore (D-WV) West Virginia 24th Population (1940)
62 Hugh A. Butler (R-NE) Nebraska 32nd Population (1940)
63 Ernest McFarland (D-AZ) Arizona 43rd Population (1940)
64 James M. Tunnell (D-DE) [6] Delaware 47th Population (1940)
65 George Aiken (R-VT) January 10, 1941
66 W. Lee O'Daniel (D-TX) August 4, 1941
67 Burnet R. Maybank (D-SC) November 5, 1941
68 Eugene D. Millikin (R-CO) December 20, 1941
69 James G. Scrugham (D-NV) [17] December 7, 1942
70 James Eastland (D-MS) January 3, 1943 Former Senator
71 Harlan J. Bushfield (R-SD) Former Governor, South Dakota 37th Population (1940)
72 C. Douglass Buck (R-DE) Former Governor, Delaware 47th Population (1940)
73 Homer S. Ferguson (R-MI) Michigan 7th Population (1940)
74 Albert W. Hawkes (R-NJ) New Jersey 9th Population (1940)
75 Joseph H. Ball (R-MI) Minnesota 18th Population (1940)
76 Edward H. Moore (R-OK) Oklahoma 22nd Population (1940)
77 W. Chapman Revercomb (R-WV) West Virginia 24th Population (1940)
78 John L. McClellan (D-AR) Arkansas 25th Population (1940)
79 Kenneth S. Wherry (R-NE) Nebraska 32nd Population (1940)
80 Edward V. Robertson (R-WY) Wyoming 46th Population (1940)
81 George A. Wilson (R-IA) January 14, 1943
82 Guy Cordon (R-OR) March 4, 1944
83 H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) December 7, 1944
84 Warren Magnuson (D-WA) December 14, 1944
85 Francis J. Myers (D-PA) January 3, 1945 Former Rep (6 years)
86 J. William Fulbright (D-AR) Former Rep (2 years)
87 Clyde R. Hoey (D-NC) Former Governor, North Carolina 11th Population (1940)
88 Bourke B. Hickenlooper (R-IA) Former Governor, Iowa 20th Population (1940)
89 Olin D. Johnston (D-SC) Former Governor, South Carolina 26th Population (1940)
90 John Moses (D-ND) [18] Former Governor, North Dakota 38th Population (1940)
91 Homer E. Capehart (R-IN) Indiana 12th Population (1940)
92 Brien McMahon (D-CT) Connecticut 31st Population (1940)
93 Wayne Morse (R-OR) Oregon 34th Population (1940)
94 Glen H. Taylor (D-ID) Idaho 42nd Population (1940)
95 Leverett Saltonstall (R-MA) January 10, 1945 Massachusetts 8th Population (1940)
96 Forrest C. Donnell (R-MO) Missouri 10th Population (1940)
Hugh Mitchell (D-WA) [19]
Frank P. Briggs (R-MO) [6] January 18, 1945
Thomas C. Hart (R-CT) [20] February 15, 1945
Milton Young (R-ND) March 12, 1945
Edward P. Carville (D-NV) [6] July 25, 1945
William F. Knowland (R-CA) August 26, 1945
James W. Huffman (D-OH) [21] October 8, 1945
Charles C. Gossett (D-ID) [22] November 17, 1945
William A. Stanfill (R-KY) [23] November 19, 1945
Thomas G. Burch (D-VA) [24] May 31, 1946
[25] June 15, 1946
Spessard Holland (D-FL) September 25, 1946
Ralph Flanders (R-VT) November 1, 1946
A. Willis Robertson (R-VA) November 6, 1946 Former Rep (13 years)
John J. Sparkman (D-AL) Former Rep (9 years)
Henry Dworshak (R-ID) Former Rep (7 years)
Kingsley A. Taft (R-OH) [6] Ohio 4th Population (1940)
John Sherman Cooper (R-KY) Kentucky 16th Population (1940)
William B. Umstead (D-NC) December 18, 1946
Harry P. Cain (R-WA) December 26, 1946
Raymond E. Baldwin (R-CT) December 27, 1946

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. ^ 1941 U.S Census Report Contains 1940 Census results
  5. ^ Senator Johnson died on August 6, 1945
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Retired or defeated after 1946 Election.
  7. ^ Senator Bailey died on December 15, 1946
  8. ^ Senator Bankhead died on June 12, 1946
  9. ^ Senator Austin resigned on August 2, 1946 to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
  10. ^ Senator Truman resigned on January 17, 1945 to become Vice President of the United States
  11. ^ Senator Maloney died on January 16, 1945
  12. ^ Senator Andrews died on September 18, 1946
  13. ^ Senator Chandler resigned on November 1, 1945 to become MLB commissioner
  14. ^ Senator Thomas died on November 10, 1945
  15. ^ Senator Wallgren resigned on January 9, 1945 to become Governor of Washington
  16. ^ Senator Burton resigned on September 30, 1945 to become Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
  17. ^ Senator Scrugham died on June 23, 1945
  18. ^ Senator Moses died on March 3, 1945
  19. ^ Senator Mitchell resigned on December 25, 1946
  20. ^ Senator Hart resigned on November 5, 1946
  21. ^ Senator Huffman resigned on November 5, 1946
  22. ^ Senator Gossett resigned on November 5, 1946
  23. ^ Senator Stanfill resigned on November 5, 1946
  24. ^ Senator Burch resigned on November 5, 1946
  25. ^ Senator Swift resigned on November 5, 1946

External links

  • Senate Seniority List
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