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List of United States Senators in the 88th Congress by seniority

This is a classification of United States Senators by seniority during the 88th Congress, from January 3, 1963 to January 3, 1965.

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 1964 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Name Seniority Date Other Factors
1 Carl Hayden (D-AZ) March 4, 1927
2 Richard Russell, Jr. (D-GA) January 12, 1933
3 Harry F. Byrd Sr. (D-VA) March 4, 1933
4 Allen J. Ellender (D-LA) January 3, 1937
5 Joseph Hill (D-AL) January 11, 1938
6 George Aiken (R-VT) January 10, 1941
7 James Eastland (D-MS) January 3, 1943 Previously A Senator
8 John Little McClellan (D-AR)
9 Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA) December 14, 1944
10 J. William Fulbright (D-AR) January 3, 1945 Former Rep (2 Years)
11 Bourke B. Hickenlooper (R-IA) Former Governor, Iowa 20th Population (1940)
12 Olin D. Johnston (D-SC) Former Governor, South Carolina 26th Population (1940)
13 Wayne Morse (D-OR)
14 Leverett Saltonstall (R-MA) January 10, 1945
15 Milton Young (R-ND) March 12, 1945
16 Spessard Holland (D-FL) September 24, 1946
17 A. Willis Robertson (D-VA) November 6, 1946 Former Rep (13 Years, 10 Months)
18 John Sparkman (D-AL) Former Rep (9 Years, 10 Months)
19 John J. Williams (R-DE) January 3, 1947
20 John C. Stennis (D-MS) November 17, 1947
21 Karl Mundt (R-SD) December 31, 1948 Former Rep (9 Years)
22 Russell B. Long (D-LA)
23 Estes Kefauver[5] (D-TN) January 3, 1949 Former Rep (10 Years)
24 Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME) Former Rep (8 Years, 7 Months)
25 Clinton Anderson (D-NM) Former Cabinet Secretary
26 Paul Douglas (D-IL) Illinois 3rd Population (1940)
27 Hubert Humphrey[6] (D-MN) Minnesota 18th Population (1940)
28 Frank Carlson (R-KS) November 27, 1950
29 John O. Pastore (D-RI) December 19, 1950
30 Everett Dirksen (R-IL) January 3, 1951 Former Rep (16 Years)
31 Almer Monroney (D-OK) Former Rep (12 years)
32 George Smathers (D-FL) Former Rep (4 Years)
33 Wallace F. Bennett (R-UT)
34 Thomas Kuchel (R-CA) January 2, 1953
35 Albert Gore, Sr. (D-TN) January 3, 1953 Former Rep (14 Years)
36 Henry M. Jackson (D-WA) Former Rep (12 Years)
37 James Glenn Beall[7] (D-MD) Former Rep (10 Years), Maryland 28th Population (1950)
38 Mike Mansfield (D-MT) Former Rep (10 Years), Montana 42nd Population (1950)
39 Stuart Symington (D-MO) Missouri 12th Population (1950)
40 Barry Goldwater[7] (R-AZ) Arizona 37th Population (1950)
41 Sam Ervin (D-NC) June 5, 1954
42 Norris Cotton (R-NH) November 8, 1954 Former Rep (7 Years, 10 Months)
43 Roman Hruska (R-NE) Former Rep (1 Year, 10 Months)
44 Alan Bible (D-NV) December 2, 1954
45 Carl Curtis (R-NE) January 1, 1955
46 Clifford P. Case (R-NJ) January 3, 1955 Former Rep (8 Years)
47 Patrick V. McNamara (D-MI) Maryland 24th Population (1950)
48 Gordon L. Allott (R-CO) Colorado 32nd Population (1950)
49 John Sherman Cooper (R-KY) November 7, 1956 Previously A Senator (twice) (total tenure 4 Years, 4 Months)
50 Strom Thurmond[8] (D-SC) Previously A Senator (1 Year, 3 Months)
51 Thruston Ballard Morton (R-KY) January 3, 1957 Former Rep (6 Years)
52 Frank J. Lausche (D-OH) Former Governor, Ohio 5th Population (1950)
53 Herman Talmadge (D-GA) Former Governor, Georgia 13th Population (1950)
54 Joseph S. Clark (D-PA) Pennsylvania 3rd Population (1950)
55 Frank Church (D-ID) Idaho 43rd Population (1950)
56 Jacob K. Javits (R-NY) January 9, 1957
57 Ralph Yarborough (D-TX) April 29, 1957
58 William Proxmire (D-WI) August 28, 1957
59 Ben Jordan (D-NC) April 19, 1958
60 Jennings Randolph (D-WV) November 5, 1958
61 Hugh Scott (D-PA) January 3, 1959 Former Rep (18 Years)
62 Clair Engle[7] (D-CA) Former Rep (15 Years, 4 Months)
63 Kenneth Keating[7] (R-NY) Former Rep (12 Years)
64 Eugene McCarthy (D-MN) Former Rep (10 Years)
65 Stephen Young (D-OH) Former Rep (8 Years), Ohio 5th Population (1950)
66 Winston L. Prouty (R-VT) Former Rep (8 Years), Vermont 46th Population (1950)
67 Robert Byrd (D-WV) Former Rep (6 years)
68 Harrison A. Williams (D-NJ) Former Rep (4 years), New Jersey 8th Population (1950)
69 Thomas J. Dodd (D-CT) Former Rep (4 years), Connecticut 34th Population (1950)
70 Edward L. Bartlett (D-AK) Former Delegate
71 Edmund Muskie (D-ME) Former Governor, Maine 35th Population (1950)
72 Ernest Gruening (D-AK) Former Territorial Governor, Alaska 50th Population (1950)
73 Philip Hart (D-MI) Michigan 7th Population (1950)
74 Vance Hartke (D-IN) Indiana 11th Population (1950)
75 Frank Moss (D-UT) Utah 38th Population (1950)
76 Gale W. McGee (D-WY) Wyoming 48th Population (1950)
77 Howard Cannon (D-NV) Nevada 49th Population (1950)
78 Hiram Fong (R-HI) August 21, 1959
79 Quentin Northrup Burdick (D-ND) August 8, 1960
80 Edward V. Long (D-MO) September 23, 1960
81 Maurine Neuberger (D-OR) November 9, 1960
82 Lee Metcalf (D-MT) January 3, 1961 Former Rep (8 years)
83 James Boggs (R-DE) Former Rep (6 Years)
84 Jack Miller (R-IA) Iowa 22nd Population (1950)
85 Claiborne Pell (D-RI) Rhode Island 36th Population (1950)
86 John Tower (R-TX) June 15, 1961
87 James B. Pearson (R-KS) January 31, 1962
88 Leonard B. Jordan (R-ID) August 6, 1962
89 Milward L. Simpson (R-WY) November 7, 1962 Former Governor
90 Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Massachusetts 9th Population (1960)
91 Thomas J. McIntyre (D-NH) New Hampshire 45th Population (1960)
92 Edwin L. Mechem[7] (R-NM) November 30, 1962
93 Abraham A. Ribicoff (D-CT) January 3, 1963 Former Rep (14 Years), Former Cabinet Secretary, Former Governor
94 Daniel Brewster (D-MD) Former Rep (4 Years) - Maryland 21st Population (1960)
95 George McGovern (D-SD) Former Rep (4 Years) - South Dakota 40th Population (1960)
96 Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Former Rep (4 Years) - Hawaii 43rd Population (1960)
97 Peter H. Dominick (R-CO) Former Rep (2 Years)
98 Birch Bayh (D-IN)
99 J. Howard Edmondson[7] (D-OK) January 7, 1963
100 Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) January 8, 1963
Herbert S. Walters[7] (D-TN) August 20, 1963
Pierre Salinger[7] (D-CA) August 4, 1964

Notes

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ 1941 U.S Census Report Contains 1940 Census results
  3. ^ 1951 U.S Census Report Contains 1950 Census results
  4. ^ 1961 U.S Census Report Contains 1960 Census results.
  5. ^ Senator Kefauver died on August 10, 1963.
  6. ^ Hubert Humphrey stepped down on December 29, 1964 to become Vice President of the United States.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Retired or defeated after 1964 Election
  8. ^ Senator Thurmond switched to the Republican party on September 16, 1964.

External links

  • Senate Seniority List
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