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List of United States Senators in the 83rd Congress by seniority

 

List of United States Senators in the 83rd Congress by seniority

This is a classification of United States Senators by seniority during the 83rd Congress, from January 3, 1953, to January 3, 1955.

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 1954 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Name Seniority Date Other Factors
1 Walter F. George (D-GA) November 22, 1922
2 Carl Hayden (D-AZ) March 4, 1927
3 Richard Russell, Jr. (D-GA) January 12, 1933
4 Harry F. Byrd Sr. (D-VA) March 4, 1933 Former Governor
5 Pat McCarran[5] (D-NV)
6 James Murray (D-MT) November 7, 1934
7 Dennis Chavez (D-NM) May 11, 1935
8 Edwin C. Johnson[6] (D-CO) January 3, 1937 Former Governor, Colorado 33rd Population (1930)
9 Theodore F. Green (D-RI) Former Governor, Rhode Island 37th Population (1930)
10 Styles Bridges (R-NH) Former Governor, New Hampshire 41st Population (1930)
11 Allen J. Ellender (D-LA)
12 Joseph Hill (D-AL) January 11, 1938
13 Charles W. Tobey[7] (R-NH) January 3, 1939 Former Rep (2 Years), Former Governor
14 Robert A. Taft[8] (R-OH) Ohio 4th Population (1930)
15 Alexander Wiley (R-WI) Wisconsin 13th Population (1930)
16 William Langer (R-ND) January 3, 1941 Former Governor
17 Harley M. Kilgore (D-WV) West Virginia 27th Population (1930)
18 Hugh A. Butler[9] (R-NE) Nebraska 32nd Population (1930)
19 George Aiken (R-VT) January 10, 1941
20 Burnet R. Maybank[10] (D-SC) November 5, 1941
21 Eugene D. Millikin (R-CO) December 20, 1941
22 James Eastland (D-MS) January 3, 1943 Previously A Senator
23 Homer S. Ferguson[6] (R-MI) Michigan 7th Population (1940)
24 John Little McClellan (D-AR) Arkansas 25th Population (1940)
25 Guy Cordon[6] (R-OR) March 4, 1944
26 Howard A. Smith (R-NJ) December 7, 1944
27 Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA) December 14, 1944
28 J. William Fulbright (D-AR) January 3, 1945 Former Rep (2 Years)
29 Clyde R. Hoey[11] (D-NC) Former Governor
30 Bourke B. Hickenlooper (R-IA) Former Governor, Iowa 20th Population (1940)
31 Olin D. Johnston (D-SC) Former Governor, South Carolina 26th Population (1940)
32 Homer E. Capehart (R-IN) Indiana 12th Population (1940)
33 Wayne Morse (I-OR) (D-OR) Oregon 34th Population (1940)
34 Leverett Saltonstall (R-MA) January 10, 1945
35 Milton Young (R-ND) March 12, 1945
36 William F. Knowland (R-CA) August 26, 1945
37 Spessard Holland (D-FL) September 24, 1946
38 Ralph Flanders (R-VT) November 1, 1946
39 A. Willis Robertson (D-VA) November 6, 1946 Former Rep (13 Years, 10 Months)
40 John Sparkman (D-AL) Former Rep (9 Years, 10 Months)
41 William E. Jenner (R-IN) January 3, 1947 Previously a Senator
42 Edward Martin (R-PA) Former Governor, Pennsylvania 2nd Population (1940)
43 John W. Bricker (R-OH) Former Governor, Ohio 4th Population (1940)
44 Edward John Thye (R-MN) Former Governor, Minnesota 18th Population (1940)
45 Irving Ives (R-NY) New York 1st Population (1940)
46 Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) Wisconsin 13th Population (1940)
47 Arthur Vivian Watkins (R-UT) Utah 40th Population (1940)
48 John J. Williams (R-DE) Delaware 47th Population (1940)
49 George W. Malone (R-NV) Nevada 48th Population (1940)
50 John C. Stennis (D-MS) November 17, 1947
51 Karl Mundt (R-SD) December 31, 1948 Former Rep (9 Years)
52 Russell B. Long (D-LA)
53 Matthew M. Neely (D-WV) January 3, 1949 Previously a Senator (twice) (total tenure 15 Years, 10 Months)
54 Guy Mark Gillette[6] (D-IA) Previously a Senator (8 Years, 2 Months)
55 Lyndon Johnson (D-TX) Former Rep (12 Years)
56 Estes Kefauver (D-TN) Former Rep (10 Years)
57 Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME) Former Rep (8 Years, 7 Months)
58 Clinton Anderson (D-NM) Former Cabinet Secretary
59 Robert S. Kerr (D-OK) Former Governor, Oklahoma 22nd Population (1940)
60 Andrew F. Schoeppel (R-KS) Former Governor, Kansas 29th Population (1940)
61 Lester C. Hunt[12] (D-WY) Former Governor, Wyoming 46th Population (1940)
62 Paul Douglas (D-IL) Illinois 3rd Population (1940)
63 Robert C. Hendrickson[6] (R-NJ) New Jersey 9th Population (1940)
64 Hubert Humphrey (D-MN) Minnesota 18th Population (1940)
65 Joseph Frear, Jr. (D-DE) Delaware 47th Population (1940)
66 Henry Dworshak (R-ID) October 14, 1949
67 Herbert H. Lehman (D-NY) November 9, 1949
68 Frank Carlson (R-KS) November 27, 1950 Former Rep (12 Years), Former Governor
69 Earle C. Clements (D-KY) Former Rep (3 Years), Former Governor
70 Willis Smith[13] (D-NC)
71 John O. Pastore (D-RI) December 19, 1950
72 Everett Dirksen (R-IL) January 3, 1951 Former Rep (16 Years)
73 Francis H. Case (R-SD) Former Rep (14 Years)
74 Almer Monroney (D-OK) Former Rep (12 years)
75 Thomas C. Hennings, Jr. (D-MO) Former Rep (6 Years)
76 George Smathers (D-FL) Former Rep (4 Years)
77 John M. Butler (R-MD) Maryland 28th Population (1940)
78 Herman Welker (R-ID) Idaho 43rd Population (1940)
79 Wallace F. Bennett (R-UT) Utah 40th Population (1940)
80 James H. Duff (R-PA) January 16, 1951
81 John Sherman Cooper[6] (R-KY) November 5, 1952 Previously A Senator
82 Charles E. Potter (R-MI) Former Rep (5 Years, 2 Months)
83 Dwight Griswold[14] (R-NE) Former Governor
84 Prescott Bush (R-CT)
85 Thomas Kuchel (R-CA) January 2, 1953
86 William A. Purtell (R-CT) January 3, 1953 Previously A Senator
87 Albert Gore, Sr. (D-TN) Former Rep (14 Years)
88 Henry M. Jackson (D-WA) Former Rep (12 Years)
89 James Glenn Beall (D-MD) Former Rep (10 Years), Maryland 24th Population (1950)
90 Mike Mansfield (D-MT) Former Rep (10 Years), Montana 42nd Population (1950)
91 John F. Kennedy (D-MA) Former Rep (6 Years)
92 Frederick G. Payne (R-ME) Former Governor, Maine 35th Population (1950)
93 Frank A. Barrett (R-WY) Former Governor, Wyoming 48th Population (1950)
94 Price Daniel (D-TX) Texas 6th Population (1950)
95 Stuart Symington (D-MO) Missouri 12th Population (1950)
96 Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) Arizona 37th Population (1950)
Alton Asa Lennon[6] (D-NC) July 10, 1953
Robert W. Upton[6] (R-NH) August 14, 1953
Thomas A. Burke[6] (D-OH) November 10, 1953
Eva Bowring[15] (R-NE) April 16, 1954
Sam Ervin (D-NC) June 5, 1954
Edward D. Crippa[6] (R-WY) June 24, 1954
Samuel W. Reynolds[6] (R-NE) July 3, 1954
Charles E. Daniel[6] (D-SC) September 6, 1954
Ernest S. Brown[6] (R-NV) October 1, 1954
Norris Cotton (R-NH) November 8, 1954 Former Rep (7 Years, 10 Months)
Roman Hruska (R-NE) Former Rep (1 Year, 10 Months)
Hazel Abel[16] (R-NE)

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. ^ 1951 U.S Census Report Contains 1950 Census results
  5. ^ Senator McCarran died on September 28, 1954
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Retired or defeated after 1954 Election
  7. ^ Senator Tobey died on July 24, 1953.
  8. ^ Senator Taft died on July 31, 1953.
  9. ^ Senator Butler died on July 1, 1954.
  10. ^ Senator Maybank died on September 1, 1954.
  11. ^ Senator Hoey died on May 12, 1954
  12. ^ Senator Hunt died on June 19, 1954.
  13. ^ Senator Smith died on June 26, 1953
  14. ^ Senator Griswold died on April 12, 1954
  15. ^ Eva Bowring lost a special off year election to Hazel Abel.
  16. ^ Senator Abel stepped down on December 31, 1954, 53 days after taking office.

External links

  • Senate Seniority List
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