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List of United States Senators in the 80th Congress by seniority

This is a classification of United States Senators by seniority during the 80th Congress, from January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1949.

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 1948 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 Arthur Capper[5] (R-KS) March 4, 1919
3 Walter F. George (D-GA) November 22, 1922
4 Carl Hayden (D-AZ) March 4, 1927 Former Rep (15 Years)
5 Alben W. Barkley (D-KY) Former Rep (14 Years)
6 Elmer Thomas (D-OK) Former Rep (4 Years), Oklahoma 21st Population (1920)
7 Millard Tydings (D-MD) Former Rep (4 Years), Maryland 28th Population (1920)
8 Robert F. Wagner (D-NY)
9 Arthur H. Vandenberg (R-MI) March 31, 1928
10 Tom Connally (D-TX) March 4, 1929
11 Wallace White[5] (R-ME) March 4, 1933 Former Rep (14 Years)
12 John Overton[6] (D-LA) Former Rep (2 Years)
13 Elbert D. Thomas (D-UT)
14 Richard Russell, Jr. (D-GA) January 12, 1933
15 Harry F. Byrd Sr. (D-VA) March 4, 1933 Former Governor
16 Pat McCarran (D-NV)
17 Carl Hatch[5] (D-NM) October 10, 1933
18 Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D-WY) January 1, 1934
19 James Murray (D-MT) November 7, 1934
20 Theodore G. Bilbo[7] (D-MS) January 3, 1935
21 Dennis Chavez (D-NM) May 11, 1935
22 Claude Pepper (D-FL) November 4, 1936
23 Edwin C. Johnson (D-CO) January 3, 1937 Former Governor, Colorado 33rd Population (1930)
24 Theodore F. Green (D-RI) Former Governor, Rhode Island 37th Population (1930)
25 Styles Bridges (R-NH) Former Governor, New Hampshire 41st Population (1930)
26 Allen J. Ellender (D-LA)
27 Joseph Hill (D-AL) January 11, 1938
28 Scott W. Lucas (D-IL) January 3, 1939 Former Rep (4 Years)
29 Charles W. Tobey (R-NH) Former Rep (2 Years), Former Governor
30 Clyde M. Reed (R-KS) Former Governor
31 Robert A. Taft (R-OH) Ohio 4th Population (1930)
32 Sheridan Downey (D-CA) California 6th Population
33 Alexander Wiley (R-WI) Wisconsin 13th Population (1930)
34 John Chandler Gurney (R-SD) South Dakota 36th Population (1930)
35 Tom Stewart[5] (D-TN) January 16, 1939
36 Charles W. Brooks[5] (R-IL) November 22, 1940
37 Ralph Owen Brewster (R-ME) January 3, 1941 Former Governor, Maine 35th Population (1940)
38 William Langer (R-ND) Former Governor, North Dakota 38th Population (1940)
39 Harley M. Kilgore (D-WV) West Virginia 27th Population (1930)
40 Hugh A. Butler (R-NE) Nebraska 32nd Population (1930)
41 Ernest McFarland (D-AZ) Arizona 43rd Population (1930)
42 George Aiken (R-VT) January 10, 1941
43 W. Lee O'Daniel[5] (D-TX) August 4, 1941
44 Burnet R. Maybank (D-SC) November 5, 1941
45 Eugene D. Millikin (R-CO) December 20, 1941
46 Joseph H. Ball[5] (R-MN) January 3, 1943 Previously A Senator (2 Years)
47 James Eastland (D-MS) Previously A Senator (1 Year)
48 Harlan J. Bushfield[8] (R-SD) Former Governor, South Dakota 37th Population (1940)
49 C. Douglass Buck[5] (R-DE) Former Governor, Delaware 47th Population (1940)
50 Homer S. Ferguson (R-MI) Michigan 7th Population (1940)
51 Albert W. Hawkes[5] (R-NJ) New Jersey 9th Population (1940)
52 Edward H. Moore[5] (R-OK) Oklahoma 22nd Population (1940)
53 W. Chapman Revercomb[5] (R-WV) West Virginia 24th Population (1940)
54 John Little McClellan (D-AR) Arkansas 25th Population (1940)
55 Kenneth S. Wherry (R-NE) Nebraska 32nd Population (1940)
56 Edward V. Robertson[5] (R-WY) Wyoming 46th Population (1940)
57 (R-IA) [5] January 14, 1944
58 Guy Cordon (R-OR) March 4, 1944
59 Howard A. Smith (R-NJ) December 7, 1944
60 Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA) December 14, 1944
61 Francis J. Myers (D-PA) January 3, 1945 Former Rep (6 Years)
62 J. William Fulbright (D-AR) Former Rep (2 Years)
63 Clyde R. Hoey (D-NC) Former Governor, North Carolina 11th Population (1940)
64 Bourke B. Hickenlooper (R-IA) Former Governor, Iowa 20th Population (1940)
65 Olin D. Johnston (D-SC) Former Governor, South Carolina 26th Population (1940)
66 Homer E. Capehart (R-IN) Indiana 12th Population (1940)
67 Brien McMahon (D-CT) Connecticut 31st Population (1940)
68 Wayne Morse (R-OR) Oregon 34th Population (1940)
69 Glen H. Taylor (D-ID) Idaho 42nd Population (1940)
70 Leverett Saltonstall (R-MA) January 10, 1945 Former Governor, Massachusetts 8th Population (1940)
71 Forrest C. Donnell (R-MO) Former Governor, Missouri 10th Population (1940)
72 Milton Young (R-ND) March 12, 1945
73 William F. Knowland (R-CA) August 26, 1945
74 Spessard Holland (D-FL) September 24, 1946
75 Ralph Flanders (R-VT) November 1, 1946
76 A. Willis Robertson (D-VA) November 6, 1946 Former Rep (13 Years, 10 Months)
77 John Sparkman (D-AL) Former Rep (9 Years, 10 Months)
78 Henry Dworshak[5] (R-ID) Former Rep (8 Years)
79 John Sherman Cooper[5] (R-KY)
80 William B. Umstead[5] (D-NC) December 18, 1946
81 Harry P. Cain (R-WA) December 26, 1946
82 Raymond E. Baldwin (R-CT) December 27, 1946
83 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R-MA) January 3, 1947 Previously a Senator (7 Years, 1 Month)
84 William E. Jenner (R-IN) Previously a Senator (2 Months)
85 Edward Martin (R-PA) Former Governor, Pennsylvania 2nd Population (1940)
86 John W. Bricker (R-OH) Former Governor, Ohio 4th Population (1940)
87 Edward John Thye (R-MN) Former Governor, Minnesota 18th Population (1940)
88 Herbert O'Conor (D-MD) Former Governor, Maryland 28th Population (1940)
89 Irving Ives (R-NY) New York 1st Population (1940)
90 James P. Kem (R-MO) Missouri 10th Population (1940)
91 Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) Wisconsin 13th Population (1940)
92 J. Howard McGrath (D-RI) Rhode Island 36th Population (1940)
93 Zales Ecton (R-MT) Montana 39th Population (1940)
94 Arthur Vivian Watkins (R-UT) Utah 40th Population (1940)
95 John J. Williams (R-DE) Delaware 47th Population (1940)
96 George W. Malone (R-NV) Nevada 48th Population (1940)
John C. Stennis (D-MS) November 17, 1947
William C. Feazel[5] (D-LA) May 18, 1948
Vera C. Bushfield[5] (R-SD) October 6, 1948

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. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Retired or defeated after 1948 Election.
  6. ^ Senator Overton died on May 14, 1948
  7. ^ Senator Bilbo died on August 21, 1947.
  8. ^ Senator Bushfield died on September 27, 1948

External links

  • Senate Seniority List
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