List of United States Senators in the 90th Congress by seniority

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This is a classification of United States Senators by seniority during the 90th Congress, from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1969.

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 1968 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[4] (D-AZ) March 4, 1927
2 Richard Russell, Jr. (D-GA) January 12, 1933
3 Allen J. Ellender (D-LA) January 3, 1937
4 Lister Hill[4] (D-AL) January 11, 1938
5 George Aiken (R-VT) January 10, 1941
6 James Eastland (D-MS) January 3, 1943 Previously A Senator
7 John Little McClellan (D-AR)
8 Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA) December 14, 1944
9 J. William Fulbright (D-AR) January 3, 1945 Former Rep (2 Years)
10 Bourke B. Hickenlooper[4] (R-IA) Former Governor
11 Wayne Morse[4] (D-OR)
12 Milton Young (R-ND) March 12, 1945
13 Spessard Holland (D-FL) September 24, 1946
14 John Sparkman (D-AL) November 6, 1946
15 John J. Williams (R-DE) January 3, 1947
16 John C. Stennis (D-MS) November 17, 1947
17 Karl Mundt (R-SD) December 31, 1948 Former Rep (9 Years)
18 Russell B. Long (D-LA)
19 Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME) January 3, 1949 Former Rep (8 Years, 7 Months)
20 Clinton Anderson (D-NM) Former Cabinet Secretary
21 Frank Carlson[4] (R-KS) November 27, 1950
22 John O. Pastore (D-RI) December 19, 1950
23 Everett Dirksen (R-IL) January 3, 1951 Former Rep (16 Years)
24 A. S. Mike Monroney[4] (D-OK) Former Rep (12 years)
25 George Smathers[4] (D-FL) Former Rep (4 Years)
26 Wallace F. Bennett (R-UT)
27 Thomas Kuchel[4] (R-CA) January 2, 1953
28 Albert Gore, Sr. (D-TN) January 3, 1953 Former Rep (14 Years)
29 Henry M. Jackson (D-WA) Former Rep (12 Years)
30 Mike Mansfield (D-MT) Former Rep (10 Years)
31 Stuart Symington (D-MO)
32 Sam Ervin (D-NC) June 5, 1954
33 Norris Cotton (R-NH) November 8, 1954 Former Rep (7 Years, 10 Months)
34 Roman Hruska (R-NE) Former Rep (1 Year, 10 Months)
35 Alan Bible (D-NV) December 2, 1954
36 Carl Curtis (R-NE) January 1, 1955
37 Clifford P. Case (R-NJ) January 3, 1955 Former Rep (8 Years)
38 Gordon L. Allott (R-CO)
39 John Sherman Cooper (R-KY) November 7, 1956 Previously A Senator (twice) (total tenure 4 Years, 4 Months)
40 Strom Thurmond (R-SC) Previously A Senator (1 Year, 3 Months)
41 Thruston Ballard Morton[5] (R-KY) January 3, 1957 Former Rep (6 Years)
42 Frank J. Lausche[4] (D-OH) Former Governor, Ohio 5th Population (1950)
43 Herman Talmadge (D-GA) Former Governor, Georgia 13th Population (1950)
44 Joseph S. Clark[4] (D-PA) Pennsylvania 3rd Population (1950)
45 Frank Church (D-ID) Idaho 43rd Population (1950)
46 Jacob K. Javits (R-NY) January 9, 1957
47 Ralph Yarborough (D-TX) April 29, 1957
48 William Proxmire (D-WI) August 28, 1957
49 Ben Jordan (D-NC) April 19, 1958
50 Jennings Randolph (D-WV) November 5, 1958
51 Hugh Scott (D-PA) January 3, 1959 Former Rep (18 Years)
52 Eugene McCarthy (D-MN) Former Rep (10 Years)
53 Stephen Young (D-OH) Former Rep (8 Years), Ohio 5th Population (1950)
54 Winston L. Prouty (R-VT) Former Rep (8 Years), Vermont 46th Population (1950)
55 Robert Byrd (D-WV) Former Rep (6 years)
56 Harrison A. Williams (D-NJ) Former Rep (4 years), New Jersey 8th Population (1950)
57 Thomas J. Dodd (D-CT) Former Rep (4 years), Connecticut 34th Population (1950)
58 Edward L. Bartlett[6] (D-AK) Former Delegate
59 Edmund Muskie (D-ME) Former Governor, Maine 35th Population (1950)
60 Ernest Gruening[4] (D-AK) Former Territorial Governor, Alaska 50th Population (1950)
61 Philip Hart (D-MI) Michigan 7th Population (1950)
62 Vance Hartke (D-IN) Indiana 11th Population (1950)
63 Frank Moss (D-UT) Utah 38th Population (1950)
64 Gale W. McGee (D-WY) Wyoming 48th Population (1950)
65 Howard Cannon (D-NV) Nevada 49th Population (1950)
66 Hiram Fong (R-HI) August 21, 1959
67 Quentin Northrup Burdick (D-ND) August 8, 1960
68 Edward V. Long[4] (D-MO) September 23, 1960
69 Lee Metcalf (D-MT) January 3, 1961 Former Rep (8 years)
70 James Boggs (R-DE) Former Rep (6 Years)
71 Jack Miller (R-IA) Iowa 22nd Population (1950)
72 Claiborne Pell (D-RI) Rhode Island 36th Population (1950)
73 John Tower (R-TX) June 15, 1961
74 James B. Pearson (R-KS) January 31, 1962
75 Leonard B. Jordan (R-ID) August 6, 1962
76 Ted Kennedy (D-MA) November 7, 1962 Massachusetts 9th Population (1960)
77 Thomas J. McIntyre (D-NH) New Hampshire 45th Population (1960)
78 Abraham A. Ribicoff (D-CT) January 3, 1963 Former Rep (4 Years), Former Cabinet Secretary, Former Governor
79 Daniel Brewster[4] (D-MD) Former Rep (4 Years) - Maryland 21st Population (1960)
89 George McGovern (D-SD) Former Rep (4 Years) - South Dakota 40th Population (1960)
81 Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Former Rep (4 Years)
82 Peter H. Dominick (R-CO) Former Rep (2 Years)
83 Birch Bayh (D-IN)
84 Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) January 7, 1963
85 Joseph Montoya (D-NM) November 4, 1964 Former Rep (7 Years)
86 Fred R. Harris (D-OK)
87 Walter Mondale (D-MN) December 30, 1964
88 George Murphy (R-CA) January 1, 1965
89 Joseph Tydings (D-MD) January 3, 1965 Former Rep (2 Years)
90 Robert F. Kennedy[7] (D-NY) Former Cabinet Member
91 Paul Fannin (R-AZ) Former Governor
92 Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (D-VA) November 12, 1965
93 Robert P. Griffin (R-MI) May 11, 1966
94 Ernest Hollings (D-SC) November 9, 1966
95 William B. Spong, Jr. (D-VA) December 31, 1966
96 Clifford Hansen (R-WY) January 3, 1967 Former Governor
97 Charles H. Percy (R-IL) Illinois 4th Population (1960)
98 Edward Brooke (R-MA) Massachusetts 9th Population (1960)
99 Howard Baker (R-TN) Tennessee 17th Population (1960)
100 Mark Hatfield (R-OR) January 10, 1967
Charles Goodell (R-NY) September 10, 1968

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ 1951 U.S Census Report Contains 1950 Census results
  3. ^ 1961 U.S Census Report Contains 1960 Census results.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Retired or defeated after 1968 Election
  5. ^ Senator Morton Stepped down to become Secretary of the Interior on December 16, 1968
  6. ^ Senator Bartlett died on December 11, 1968.
  7. ^ RFK was assassinated on June 6, 1968.

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