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List of United States Senators in the 82nd Congress by seniority

 

List of United States Senators in the 82nd Congress by seniority

This is a classification of United States Senators by seniority during the 82nd Congress, from January 3, 1951 to January 3, 1953.

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 two-year congressional term (up until the last senator who was not sworn in early after winning the November 1952 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[4] (D-TN) March 4, 1917
2 Walter F. George (D-GA) November 22, 1922
3 Carl Hayden (D-AZ) March 4, 1927
4 Arthur H. Vandenberg[5] (R-MI) March 31, 1928
5 Tom Connally[4] (D-TX) March 4, 1929
6 Richard Russell, Jr. (D-GA) January 12, 1933
7 Harry F. Byrd Sr. (D-VA) March 4, 1933 Former Governor
8 Pat McCarran (D-NV)
9 Joseph C. O'Mahoney[4] (D-WY) January 1, 1934
10 James Murray (D-MT) November 7, 1934
11 Dennis Chavez (D-NM) May 11, 1935
12 Edwin C. Johnson (D-CO) January 3, 1937 Former Governor, Colorado 33rd Population (1930)
13 Theodore F. Green (D-RI) Former Governor, Rhode Island 37th Population (1930)
14 Styles Bridges (R-NH) Former Governor, New Hampshire 41st Population (1930)
15 Allen J. Ellender (D-LA)
16 Joseph Hill (D-AL) January 11, 1938
17 Charles W. Tobey (R-NH) January 3, 1939 Former Rep (2 Years), Former Governor
18 Robert A. Taft (R-OH) Ohio 4th Population (1930)
19 Alexander Wiley (R-WI) Wisconsin 13th Population (1930)
20 Ralph Owen Brewster[4] (R-ME) January 3, 1941 Former Governor, Maine 35th Population (1930)
21 William Langer (R-ND) Former Governor, North Dakota 38th Population (1930)
22 Harley M. Kilgore (D-WV) West Virginia 27th Population (1930)
23 Hugh A. Butler (R-NE) Nebraska 32nd Population (1930)
24 Ernest McFarland[4] (D-AZ) Arizona 43rd Population (1930)
25 George Aiken (R-VT) January 10, 1941
26 Burnet R. Maybank (D-SC) November 5, 1941
27 Eugene D. Millikin (R-CO) December 20, 1941
28 James Eastland (D-MS) January 3, 1943 Previously A Senator
29 Homer S. Ferguson (R-MI) Michigan 7th Population (1940)
30 John Little McClellan (D-AR) Arkansas 25th Population (1940)
31 Kenneth S. Wherry[6] (R-NE) Nebraska 32nd Population (1940)
32 Guy Cordon (R-OR) March 4, 1944
33 Howard A. Smith (R-NJ) December 7, 1944
34 Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA) December 14, 1944
35 J. William Fulbright (D-AR) January 3, 1945 Former Rep (2 Years)
36 Clyde R. Hoey (D-NC) Former Governor
37 Bourke B. Hickenlooper (R-IA) Former Governor, Iowa 20th Population (1940)
38 Olin D. Johnston (D-SC) Former Governor, South Carolina 26th Population (1940)
39 Homer E. Capehart (R-IN) Indiana 12th Population (1940)
40 Brien McMahon[7] (D-CT) Connecticut 31st Population (1940)
41 Wayne Morse (R-OR) (I-OR) Oregon 34th Population (1940)
42 Leverett Saltonstall (R-MA) January 10, 1945
43 Milton Young (R-ND) March 12, 1945
44 William F. Knowland (R-CA) August 26, 1945
45 Spessard Holland (D-FL) September 24, 1946
46 Ralph Flanders (R-VT) November 1, 1946
47 A. Willis Robertson (D-VA) November 6, 1946 Former Rep (13 Years, 10 Months)
48 John Sparkman (D-AL) Former Rep (9 Years, 10 Months)
49 Harry P. Cain[4] (R-WA) December 26, 1946
50 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.[4] (R-MA) January 3, 1947 Previously a Senator (7 Years, 1 Month)
51 William E. Jenner (R-IN) Previously a Senator (2 Months)
52 Edward Martin (R-PA) Former Governor, Pennsylvania 2nd Population (1940)
53 John W. Bricker (R-OH) Former Governor, Ohio 4th Population (1940)
54 Edward John Thye (R-MN) Former Governor, Minnesota 18th Population (1940)
55 Herbert O'Conor[4] (D-MD) Former Governor, Maryland 28th Population (1940)
56 Irving Ives (R-NY) New York 1st Population (1940)
57 James P. Kem[4] (R-MO) Missouri 10th Population (1940)
58 Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) Wisconsin 13th Population (1940)
59 Zales Ecton[4] (R-MT) Montana 39th Population (1940)
60 Arthur Vivian Watkins (R-UT) Utah 40th Population (1940)
61 John J. Williams (R-DE) Delaware 47th Population (1940)
62 George W. Malone (R-NV) Nevada 48th Population (1940)
63 John C. Stennis (D-MS) November 17, 1947
64 Karl Mundt (R-SD) December 31, 1948 Former Rep (9 Years)
65 Russell B. Long (D-LA)
66 Matthew M. Neely (D-WV) January 3, 1949 Previously a Senator (twice) (total tenure 15 Years, 10 Months)
67 Guy Mark Gillette (D-IA) Previously a Senator (8 Years, 2 Months)
68 Virgil Chapman[8] (D-KY) Former Rep (24 Years)
69 Lyndon Johnson (D-TX) Former Rep (12 Years)
70 Estes Kefauver (D-TN) Former Rep (10 Years)
71 Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME) Former Rep (8 Years, 7 Months)
72 Clinton Anderson (D-NM) Former Cabinet Secretary
73 Robert S. Kerr (D-OK) Former Governor, Oklahoma 22nd Population (1940)
74 Andrew F. Schoeppel (R-KS) Former Governor, Kansas 29th Population (1940)
75 Lester C. Hunt (D-WY) Former Governor, Wyoming 46th Population (1940)
76 Paul Douglas (D-IL) Illinois 3rd Population (1940)
77 Robert C. Hendrickson (R-NJ) New Jersey 9th Population (1940)
78 Hubert Humphrey (D-MN) Minnesota 18th Population (1940)
79 Joseph Frear, Jr. (D-DE) Delaware 47th Population (1940)
80 Henry Dworshak (R-ID) October 14, 1949
81 Herbert H. Lehman (D-NY) November 9, 1949
82 William Benton[4] (D-CT) December 17, 1949
83 Frank Carlson (R-KS) November 27, 1950 Former Rep (12 Years), Former Governor
84 Earle C. Clements (D-KY) Former Rep (3 Years), Former Governor
85 Willis Smith (D-NC)
86 Richard Nixon[9] (R-CA) December 1, 1950
87 John O. Pastore (D-RI) December 19, 1950
88 Everett Dirksen (R-IL) January 3, 1951 Former Rep (16 Years)
89 Francis H. Case (R-SD) Former Rep (14 Years)
90 Almer Monroney (D-OK) Former Rep (12 years)
91 Thomas C. Hennings, Jr. (D-MO) Former Rep (6 Years)
92 George Smathers (D-FL) Former Rep (4 Years)
93 John M. Butler (R-MD) Maryland 28th Population (1940)
94 Wallace F. Bennett (R-UT) Utah 40th Population (1940)
95 Herman Welker (R-ID) Idaho 43rd Population (1940)
96 James H. Duff (R-PA) January 16, 1951
Thomas R. Underwood[4] (D-KY) March 19, 1951
Blair Moody[4] (D-MI) April 23, 1951
Fred Andrew Seaton [4] (R-NE) December 10, 1951
William A. Purtell [10] (R-CT) August 29, 1952

Notes

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ 1931 U.S Census Report Contains 1930 Census results
  3. ^ 1941 U.S Census Report Contains 1940 Census results
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Retired or defeated after 1952 Election
  5. ^ Senator Vandenberg died on April 18, 1951.
  6. ^ Senator Wherry died on November 2, 1951.
  7. ^ Senator McMahon died on July 28, 1952.
  8. ^ Senator Chapman died on March 8, 1951.
  9. ^ Senator Nixon stepped down on January 1, 1953 to become Vice President of the United States.
  10. ^ William Purtell was appointed to Connecticut's Class 3 Senate seat but ran for and won the states open Class 1 Senate seat in 1952. As is customary, he stepped down early once Prescott Bush won the election to fill the Class 3 Seat. The gap in his service caused him to lose some seniority when he retook the oath on January 3, 1953

External links

  • Senate Seniority List
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