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List of United States Senators in the 95th Congress by seniority

 

List of United States Senators in the 95th Congress by seniority

This is a classification of United States Senators by seniority during the 95th Congress from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 1979.

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 1978 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Name Seniority Date Other Factors
1 James Eastland[4] (D-MS) January 3, 1943 Previously A Senator
2 John Little McClellan[5] (D-AR)
3 Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA) December 14, 1944
4 Milton Young (R-ND) March 12, 1945
5 John Sparkman[4] (D-AL) November 6, 1946
6 John C. Stennis (D-MS) November 17, 1947
7 Russell B. Long (D-LA) December 31, 1948
8 Henry M. Jackson (D-WA) January 3, 1953
9 Carl Curtis[4] (R-NE) January 1, 1955
10 Clifford P. Case[4] (R-NJ) January 3, 1955
11 Strom Thurmond (R-SC) November 7, 1956
12 Herman Talmadge (D-GA) January 3, 1957 Former Governor
13 Frank Church (D-ID)
14 Jacob K. Javits (R-NY) January 9, 1957
15 William Proxmire (D-WI) August 28, 1957
16 Jennings Randolph (D-WV) November 5, 1958
17 Robert Byrd (D-WV) January 3, 1959 Former Rep (6 years)
18 Harrison A. Williams (D-NJ) Former Rep (4 years)
19 Edmund Muskie (D-ME) Former Governor
20 Howard Cannon (D-NV)
21 Quentin Northrup Burdick (D-ND) August 8, 1960
22 Lee Metcalf[6] (D-MT) January 3, 1961 Former Rep (8 years)
23 Claiborne Pell (D-RI)
24 John Tower (R-TX) June 15, 1961
25 James B. Pearson[4] (R-KS) January 31, 1962
26 Ted Kennedy (D-MA) November 7, 1962 Massachusetts 9th Population (1960)
27 Thomas J. McIntyre[4] (D-NH) New Hampshire 45th Population (1960)
28 Abraham A. Ribicoff (D-CT) January 3, 1963 Former Rep (14 Years) - Former Cabinet Secretary - Former Governor
29 George McGovern (D-SD) Former Rep (14 Years)
30 Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Former Rep (4 Years)
31 Birch Bayh (D-IN)
32 Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) January 7, 1963
33 Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (I-VA) November 12, 1965
34 Robert P. Griffin[4] (R-MI) May 11, 1966
35 Ernest Hollings (D-SC) November 9, 1966
36 Clifford Hansen[4] (R-WY) January 3, 1967 Former Governor
37 Charles H. Percy (R-IL) Illinois 4th Population (1960)
38 Edward Brooke[4] (R-MA) Massachusetts 9th Population (1960)
39 Howard Baker (R-TN) Tennessee 17th Population (1960)
40 Mark Hatfield (R-OR) January 10, 1967
41 Ted Stevens (R-AK) December 24, 1968
42 Thomas Eagleton (D-MO) December 28, 1968
43 Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) January 3, 1969 Previously A Senator
44 Richard Schweiker (R-PA) Former Rep (8 years) - Pennsylvania 3rd Population (1960)
45 Charles Mathias (R-MD) Former Rep (8 years) - Maryland 21st Population (1960)
46 Bob Dole (R-KS) Former Rep (8 years) - Kansas 29th Population (1960)
47 Henry Bellmon (R-OK) Former Governor
48 Alan Cranston (D-CA) California 2nd Population (1960)
49 James Allen[7] (D-AL) Alabama 19th Population (1960)
50 Bob Packwood (R-OR) Oregon 32nd Population (1960)
51 Mike Gravel (D-AK) Alaska 50th Population (1960)
52 Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL) November 17, 1970
53 Bill Roth (R-DE) January 1, 1971
54 Hubert Humphrey[8] (D-MN) January 3, 1971 Previously a Senator - Former VP
55 Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX) Former Rep (6 Years)
56 Lowell Weicker (R-CT) Former Rep (2 Years)
57 Lawton Chiles (D-FL)
58 Robert Stafford (R-VT) September 16, 1971
59 Sam Nunn (D-GA) November 8, 1972
60 Bennett Johnston Jr. (D-LA) November 14, 1972
61 William Hathaway[4] (D-ME) January 3, 1973 Former Rep (8 Years)
62 William L. Scott[4] (R-VA) Former Rep (6 Years)
63 James A. McClure (R-ID) Former Rep (4 Years)
64 James Abourezk[4] (D-SD) Former Rep (2 Years)
65 Dewey F. Bartlett[4] (R-OK) Former Governor
66 Jesse Helms (R-NC) North Carolina 12th Population (1970)
67 Walter Huddleston (D-KY) Kentucky 23rd Population (1970)
68 Richard C. Clark[4] (D-IA) Iowa 25th Population (1970)
69 Floyd K. Haskell[4] (D-CO) Colorado 30th Population (1970)
70 Pete Domenici (R-NM) New Mexico 37th Population (1970)
71 Joe Biden (D-DE) Delaware 46th Population (1970)
72 Paul Laxalt (R-NV) December 18, 1974
73 Jake Garn (R-UT) December 21, 1974
74 John Glenn (D-OH) December 24, 1974
75 Wendell H. Ford (D-KY) December 28, 1974
76 Richard Stone (D-FL) January 1, 1975
77 John Culver (D-IA) January 3, 1975 Former Rep (10 years)
78 Dale Bumpers (D-AR) Former Governor
79 Robert Burren Morgan (D-NC) North Carolina 12th Population (1970)
80 Gary Hart (D-CO) Colorado 30th Population (1970)
81 Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Vermont 48th Population (1970)
82 John Durkin (D-NH) September 18, 1975
83 John Danforth (R-MO) December 27, 1976
84 Edward Zorinsky (D-NE) December 28, 1976
85 Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH) December 29, 1976 Previously A Senator
86 John Chafee (R-RI)
87 Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (D-MI) December 30, 1976 Former Rep (10 years)
88 Wendell Anderson[4] (D-MN)
89 Samuel Hayakawa (R-CA) January 2, 1977
90 Spark Matsunaga (D-HI) January 3, 1977 Former Rep (14 Years)
91 John Melcher (D-MT) Former Rep (7 years, 7 months)
92 H. John Heinz III (R-PA) Former Rep (6 Years)
93 Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Former Rep (6 Years)
94 Pat Moynihan (D-NY) New York 2nd Population (1970)
95 Richard Lugar (R-IN) Indiana 11th Population (1970)
96 Jim Sasser (D-TN) Tennessee 17th Population (1970)
97 Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ) Arizona 33rd Population (1970)
98 Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Utah 36th Population (1970)
99 Harrison Schmitt (R-NM) New Mexico 37th Population (1970)
100 Malcolm Wallop (R-WY) Wyoming 29th Population (1970)
Kaneaster Hodges[4] (D-AR) December 10, 1977
Paul G. Hatfield[4] (D-MT) January 22, 1978
Muriel Humphrey[4] (D-MN) January 25, 1978
Maryon Allen[4] (D-AL) June 12, 1978

References

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ 1961 U.S Census Report Contains 1960 Census results.
  3. ^ 1971 U.S Census Report Contains 1970 Census results.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Retired or defeated after 1978 Election
  5. ^ Senator McCellan died on 28 November 1977
  6. ^ Senator Metcalf died on January 12, 1978
  7. ^ Senator Allen died on June 1, 1978.
  8. ^ Hubert Humphrey died on January 13, 1978.

External links

  • Senate Seniority List
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