List of United States Senators who were born or died in the 1920s

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This is a list of the 71 United States Senators who were born in the 1920s and of the 100 senators who died in the same period. There are 26 senators listed in bold who died in office.

Births[edit]

Senator State Served Party Date of birth Date of death Age
James B. Pearson Kansas 1962–1978 Republican May 7, 1920 January 13, 2009 88 years, 251 days
William B. Spong, Jr. Virginia 1966–1973 Democratic September 29, 1920 October 8, 1997 77 years, 9 days
Lloyd Bentsen Texas 1971–1993 Democratic February 11, 1921 May 23, 2006 85 years, 101 days
Howell Heflin Alabama 1979–1997 Democratic June 19, 1921 March 29, 2005 83 years, 283 days
John Glenn Ohio 1974–1999 Democratic July 18, 1921 Living 93 years, 41 days
William V. Roth, Jr. Delaware 1971–2001 Republican July 22, 1921 December 13, 2003 82 years, 144 days
J. James Exon Nebraska 1979–1997 Democratic August 9, 1921 June 10, 2005 83 years, 305 days
Henry Bellmon Oklahoma 1969–1981 Republican September 3, 1921 September 29, 2009 88 years, 26 days
Jesse Helms North Carolina 1973–2003 Republican October 18, 1921 July 4, 2008 86 years, 260 days
Ernest Hollings South Carolina 1966–2005 Democratic January 1, 1922 Living 92 years, 239 days
Jocelyn Burdick North Dakota 1992 Democratic February 6, 1922 Living 92 years, 203 days
Harold Hughes Iowa 1969–1975 Democratic February 10, 1922 October 23, 1996 74 years, 256 days
Mark Hatfield Oregon 1967–1997 Republican July 12, 1922 August 7, 2011 89 years, 26 days
George McGovern South Dakota 1963–1981 Democratic July 19, 1922 October 21, 2012 90 years, 94 days
Charles Mathias Maryland 1969–1987 Republican July 24, 1922 January 25, 2010 87 years, 185 days
Paul Laxalt Nevada 1974–1987 Republican August 2, 1922 Living 92 years, 26 days
John Chafee Rhode Island 1976–1999 Republican October 22, 1922 October 24, 1999 77 years, 2 days
James Abdnor South Dakota 1981–1987 Republican February 13, 1923 May 16, 2012 89 years, 93 days
James L. Buckley New York 1971–1977 Conservative March 9, 1923 Living 91 years, 172 days
Bob Dole Kansas 1969–1996 Republican July 22, 1923 Living 91 years, 37 days
Robert P. Griffin Michigan 1966–1979 Republican November 6, 1923 Living 90 years, 295 days
Ted Stevens Alaska 1968–2009 Republican November 18, 1923 August 9, 2010 86 years, 264 days
Daniel Brewster Maryland 1963–1969 Democratic November 23, 1923 August 19, 2007 83 years, 269 days
Frank Lautenberg New Jersey 1982–2001, 2003–2013 Democratic January 23, 1924 June 3, 2013 89 years, 131 days
William Hathaway Maine 1973–1979 Democratic February 21, 1924 June 24, 2013 89 years, 123 days
Jeremiah Denton Alabama 1981–1987 Republican July 15, 1924 March 28, 2014 89 years, 256 days
Frank Church Idaho 1957–1981 Democratic July 25, 1924 April 7, 1984 59 years, 257 days
John Melcher Montana 1977–1989 Democratic September 6, 1924 Living 89 years, 356 days
Daniel Inouye Hawaii 1963–2012 Democratic September 7, 1924 December 17, 2012 88 years, 101 days
Wendell H. Ford Kentucky 1974–1999 Democratic September 8, 1924 Living 89 years, 354 days
Daniel Akaka Hawaii 1990–2013 Democratic September 11, 1924 Living 89 years, 351 days
James A. McClure Idaho 1973–1991 Republican December 27, 1924 February 26, 2011 86 years, 61 days
Pierre Salinger California 1964 Democratic June 14, 1925 October 16, 2004 79 years, 124 days
Dale Bumpers Arkansas 1975–1999 Democratic August 12, 1925 Living 89 years, 16 days
J. Howard Edmondson Oklahoma 1963–1964 Democratic September 27, 1925 November 17, 1971 46 years, 51 days
John Tower Texas 1961–1985 Republican September 29, 1925 April 5, 1991 65 years, 188 days
Robert B. Morgan North Carolina 1975–1981 Democratic October 5, 1925 Living 88 years, 327 days
Daniel J. Evans Washington 1983–1989 Republican October 16, 1925 Living 88 years, 316 days
Howard Baker Tennessee 1967–1985 Republican November 15, 1925 June 26, 2014 88 years, 223 days
Robert F. Kennedy New York 1965–1968 Democratic November 20, 1925 June 6, 1968 42 years, 199 days
Maryon Pittman Allen Alabama 1978 Democratic November 30, 1925 Living 88 years, 271 days
Charles Goodell New York 1968–1971 Republican March 16, 1926 January 21, 1987 60 years, 311 days
Harris Wofford Pennsylvania 1991–1995 Democratic April 9, 1926 Living 88 years, 141 days
Walter Huddleston Kentucky 1973–1985 Democratic April 15, 1926 Living 88 years, 135 days
Mark Andrews North Dakota 1981–1987 Republican May 19, 1926 Living 88 years, 101 days
Richard Schweiker Pennsylvania 1969–1981 Republican June 1, 1926 Living 88 years, 88 days
Marlow Cook Kentucky 1968–1974 Republican July 27, 1926 Living 88 years, 32 days
Brock Adams Washington 1987–1993 Democratic January 13, 1927 September 10, 2004 77 years, 241 days
Harlan Mathews Tennessee 1993–1994 Democratic January 17, 1927 May 9, 2014 87 years, 223 days
Paula Hawkins Florida 1981–1987 Republican January 24, 1927 December 4, 2009 82 years, 314 days
John Warner Virginia 1979–2009 Republican February 18, 1927 Living 87 years, 191 days
Daniel Patrick Moynihan New York 1977–2001 Democratic March 16, 1927 March 26, 2003 76 years, 10 days
John Glenn Beall, Jr. Maryland 1971–1977 Republican June 19, 1927 March 24, 2006 78 years, 278 days
Alan J. Dixon Illinois 1981–1993 Democratic July 7, 1927 July 6, 2014 86 years, 364 days
Jim Broyhill North Carolina 1986 Republican August 19, 1927 Living 87 years, 9 days
Maurice J. Murphy, Jr. New Hampshire 1961–1962 Republican October 3, 1927 October 27, 2002 75 years, 24 days
Walter Mondale Minnesota 1964–1976 Democratic January 5, 1928 Living 86 years, 235 days
Slade Gorton Washington 1981–1987, 1989–2001 Republican January 8, 1928 Living 86 years, 232 days
Lauch Faircloth North Carolina 1993–1999 Republican January 14, 1928 Living 86 years, 226 days
Birch Bayh Indiana 1963–1981 Democratic January 22, 1928 Living 86 years, 218 days
Paul G. Hatfield Montana 1978 Democratic April 29, 1928 July 3, 2000 72 years, 65 days
Joseph Tydings Maryland 1965–1971 Democratic May 4, 1928 Living 86 years, 116 days
Dick Clark Iowa 1973–1979 Democratic September 14, 1928 Living 85 years, 348 days
Richard Stone Florida 1975–1980 Democratic September 22, 1928 Living 85 years, 340 days
Edward Zorinsky Nebraska 1976–1987 Democratic November 11, 1928 March 6, 1987 58 years, 115 days
Paul Simon Illinois 1985–1997 Democratic November 29, 1928 December 9, 2003 75 years, 10 days
Chic Hecht Nevada 1983–1989 Republican November 30, 1928 May 15, 2006 77 years, 166 days
Roger Jepsen Iowa 1979–1985 Republican December 23, 1928 Living 85 years, 248 days
Elaine S. Edwards Louisiana 1972 Democratic March 8, 1929 Living 85 years, 173 days
Thomas Eagleton Missouri 1968–1987 Democratic September 4, 1929 March 4, 2007 77 years, 181 days
David H. Gambrell Georgia 1971–1972 Democratic December 20, 1929 Living 84 years, 251 days

Deaths[edit]

Senator State Served Party Date of birth Date of death Age
John H. Bankhead Alabama 1907–1920 Democratic September 13, 1842 March 1, 1920 77 years, 170 days
Henry W. Blair New Hampshire 1879–1891 Republican December 6, 1834 March 14, 1920 85 years, 99 days
Nathan Goff, Jr. West Virginia 1913–1919 Republican February 9, 1843 April 24, 1920 77 years, 75 days
Winthrop M. Crane Massachusetts 1904–1913 Republican April 23, 1853 October 2, 1920 67 years, 162 days
Paris Gibson Montana 1901–1905 Democratic July 1, 1830 December 16, 1920 90 years, 168 days
Thomas H. Paynter Kentucky 1907–1913 Democratic December 9, 1851 March 8, 1921 69 years, 89 days
Levi Ankeny Washington 1903–1909 Republican August 1, 1844 March 29, 1921 76 years, 240 days
Jeter Connelly Pritchard North Carolina 1895–1903 Republican July 12, 1857 April 10, 1921 63 years, 272 days
Thomas B. Catron New Mexico 1912–1917 Republican October 6, 1840 May 15, 1921 80 years, 221 days
Edward Douglass White Louisiana 1891–1894 Democratic November 3, 1845 May 19, 1921 75 years, 197 days
Murphy J. Foster Louisiana 1901–1913 Democratic January 12, 1849 June 12, 1921 72 years, 151 days
William E. Mason Illinois 1897–1903 Republican July 7, 1850 June 16, 1921 70 years, 344 days
George P. Wetmore Rhode Island 1895–1907, 1908–1913 Republican August 2, 1846 September 11, 1921 75 years, 40 days
Philander C. Knox Pennsylvania 1904–1909, 1917–1921 Republican May 6, 1853 October 12, 1921 68 years, 159 days
Boies Penrose Pennsylvania 1897–1921 Republican November 1, 1860 December 31, 1921 61 years, 60 days
Joseph Millard Nebraska 1901–1907 Republican April 20, 1836 January 13, 1922 85 years, 268 days
John F. Shafroth Colorado 1913–1919 Democratic June 9, 1854 February 20, 1922 67 years, 256 days
Irving W. Drew New Hampshire 1918 Republican January 8, 1845 April 10, 1922 77 years, 92 days
Asle Gronna North Dakota 1911–1921 Republican December 10, 1858 May 4, 1922 63 years, 145 days
William P. Pollock South Carolina 1918–1919 Democratic December 9, 1870 June 2, 1922 51 years, 175 days
Newton C. Blanchard Louisiana 1894–1897 Democratic January 29, 1849 June 22, 1922 73 years, 144 days
Francis S. White Alabama 1914–1915 Democratic March 13, 1847 August 1, 1922 75 years, 141 days
William E. Crow Pennsylvania 1921–1922 Republican March 10, 1870 August 2, 1922 52 years, 145 days
Albert J. Hopkins Illinois 1903–1909 Republican August 15, 1846 August 23, 1922 76 years, 8 days
Thomas E. Watson Georgia 1921–1922 Democratic September 5, 1856 September 26, 1922 66 years, 21 days
Morgan Bulkeley Connecticut 1905–1911 Republican December 26, 1837 November 6, 1922 84 years, 315 days
Frank B. Gary South Carolina 1908–1909 Democratic March 9, 1860 December 7, 1922 62 years, 273 days
James A. Hemenway Indiana 1905–1909 Republican March 8, 1860 February 10, 1923 62 years, 339 days
Thomas C. Power Montana 1890–1895 Republican May 22, 1839 February 16, 1923 83 years, 270 days
George Clement Perkins California 1893–1915 Republican August 23, 1839 February 26, 1923 83 years, 187 days
Joseph R. Burton Kansas 1901–1906 Republican November 16, 1852 February 27, 1923 70 years, 103 days
Samuel D. Nicholson Colorado 1921–1923 Republican February 22, 1859 March 24, 1923 64 years, 30 days
Knute Nelson Minnesota 1895–1923 Republican February 2, 1843 April 28, 1923 80 years, 85 days
William P. Dillingham Vermont 1900–1923 Republican December 12, 1843 July 12, 1923 79 years, 212 days
Warren G. Harding Ohio 1915–1921 Republican November 2, 1865 August 2, 1923 60 years, 273 days
Nathan B. Scott West Virginia 1899–1911 Republican December 18, 1842 January 2, 1924 81 years, 15 days
William V. Allen Nebraska 1893–1899, 1899–1901 Populist January 28, 1847 January 12, 1924 76 years, 349 days
Joseph M. Carey Wyoming 1890–1895 Republican January 19, 1845 February 5, 1924 79 years, 17 days
Marcus A. Smith Arizona 1912–1921 Democratic January 24, 1851 April 7, 1924 73 years, 74 days
Charles Henry Dietrich Nebraska 1901–1905 Republican November 26, 1853 April 10, 1924 70 years, 136 days
Frederick W. Mulkey Oregon 1907, 1918 Republican January 6, 1874 May 5, 1924 50 years, 120 days
Charles E. Townsend Michigan 1911–1923 Republican August 15, 1856 August 3, 1924 67 years, 354 days
LeBaron Bradford Colt Rhode Island 1913–1924 Republican June 25, 1846 August 18, 1924 78 years, 54 days
Robert J. Gamble South Dakota 1901–1913 Republican February 7, 1851 September 22, 1924 73 years, 228 days
Joseph Millard Connecticut 1905–1924 Republican July 8, 1864 October 14, 1924 60 years, 98 days
Cornelius Cole California 1867–1873 Republican September 17, 1822 November 3, 1924 102 years, 47 days
Henry Cabot Lodge Massachusetts 1893–1924 Republican May 12, 1850 November 9, 1924 74 years, 181 days
Joseph M. McCormick Illinois 1919–1925 Republican May 16, 1877 February 25, 1925 47 years, 285 days
James Edgar Martine New Jersey 1911–1917 Democratic August 25, 1850 February 26, 1925 74 years, 185 days
William A. Clark Montana 1899–1900, 1901–1907 Democratic January 8, 1839 March 2, 1925 86 years, 53 days
Charles Allen Culberson Texas 1899–1923 Democratic June 10, 1855 March 19, 1925 69 years, 282 days
William J. McConnell Idaho 1890–1891 Republican September 18, 1839 March 30, 1925 85 years, 193 days
John Walter Smith Maryland 1908–1921 Democratic February 5, 1845 April 19, 1925 80 years, 73 days
Selden P. Spencer Missouri 1918–1925 Republican September 16, 1862 May 16, 1925 62 years, 242 days
Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Wisconsin 1906–1925 Republican, Progressive June 14, 1855 June 18, 1925 70 years, 4 days
Edwin F. Ladd North Dakota 1921–1925 Republican December 13, 1859 June 22, 1925 65 years, 191 days
George Gray Delaware 1885–1899 Democratic May 4, 1840 August 7, 1925 85 years, 95 days
Samuel M. Ralston Indiana 1923–1925 Democratic December 1, 1857 October 14, 1925 67 years, 317 days
Carroll S. Page Vermont 1908–1923 Republican January 10, 1843 December 3, 1925 82 years, 327 days
Rienzi Melville Johnston Texas 1913 Democratic September 9, 1849 February 28, 1926 76 years, 172 days
Joseph Lafayette Rawlins Utah 1897–1903 Democratic March 28, 1850 May 24, 1926 76 years, 57 days
Watson C. Squire Washington 1889–1897 Republican May 18, 1838 June 7, 1926 88 years, 20 days
John W. Weeks Massachusetts 1913–1919 Republican April 11, 1860 July 12, 1926 66 years, 92 days
Albert B. Cummins Iowa 1908–1926 Republican February 15, 1850 July 30, 1926 76 years, 165 days
Bert M. Fernald Maine 1916–1926 Republican April 3, 1858 August 23, 1926 68 years, 142 days
Richard F. Pettigrew South Dakota 1889–1901 Republican July 23, 1848 October 5, 1926 78 years, 74 days
Lafayette Young Iowa 1910–1911 Republican May 10, 1848 November 15, 1926 78 years, 189 days
William B. McKinley Illinois 1921–1926 Republican September 5, 1856 December 7, 1926 70 years, 93 days
William R. Webb Tennessee 1913 Democratic November 11, 1842 December 19, 1926 84 years, 38 days
Henry A. du Pont Delaware 1906–1917 Republican July 30, 1838 December 31, 1926 88 years, 154 days
Walter Guion Louisiana 1918 Democratic April 3, 1849 February 7, 1927 77 years, 310 days
Willard Saulsbury, Jr. Delaware 1913–1919 Democratic April 17, 1861 February 20, 1927 65 years, 309 days
David Baird New Jersey 1918–1919 Republican April 7, 1839 February 25, 1927 87 years, 324 days
George L. Wellington Maryland 1897–1903 Republican January 28, 1852 March 20, 1927 75 years, 51 days
James Smith, Jr. New Jersey 1893–1899 Democratic June 12, 1851 April 1, 1927 75 years, 293 days
Albert J. Beveridge Indiana 1899–1911 Republican October 6, 1862 April 27, 1927 64 years, 203 days
William Joseph Deboe Kentucky 1897–1903 Republican June 30, 1849 June 15, 1927 77 years, 350 days
B. B. Comer Alabama 1920 Democratic November 7, 1848 August 15, 1927 78 years, 281 days
Andrieus A. Jones New Mexico 1917–1927 Democratic May 16, 1862 December 20, 1927 65 years, 218 days
William Howard Thompson Kansas 1913–1919 Democratic October 14, 1871 February 9, 1928 56 years, 118 days
Woodbridge Nathan Ferris Michigan 1923–1928 Democratic January 6, 1853 March 23, 1928 75 years, 77 days
Frank B. Willis Ohio 1921–1928 Republican December 28, 1871 March 30, 1928 56 years, 93 days
Chauncey Depew New York 1899–1911 Republican April 23, 1834 April 5, 1928 93 years, 348 days
John D. Works California 1911–1917 Republican March 29, 1847 June 6, 1928 81 years, 69 days
Henry A. Richardson Delaware 1907–1913 Republican January 1, 1853 June 16, 1928 75 years, 167 days
Frank R. Gooding Idaho 1921–1928 Republican September 16, 1859 June 24, 1928 68 years, 282 days
George Earle Chamberlain Oregon 1909–1921 Democratic January 1, 1854 July 9, 1928 74 years, 190 days
Charles A. Towne Minnesota 1900–1901 Democratic November 21, 1858 October 22, 1928 69 years, 336 days
William E. Purcell North Dakota 1910–1911 Democratic August 3, 1856 November 23, 1928 72 years, 112 days
Charles James Faulkner West Virginia 1887–1899 Democratic September 21, 1847 January 13, 1929 81 years, 114 days
Oscar Underwood Alabama 1915–1927 Democratic May 6, 1862 January 25, 1929 66 years, 264 days
Frank Putnam Flint California 1905–1911 Republican July 15, 1862 February 11, 1929 66 years, 211 days
Moses E. Clapp Minnesota 1901–1917 Republican May 21, 1851 March 6, 1929 77 years, 289 days
Thomas Taggart Indiana 1916 Democratic November 17, 1856 March 6, 1929 72 years, 109 days
Joseph Weldon Bailey Texas 1901–1913 Democratic October 6, 1862 April 13, 1929 66 years, 189 days
Cyrus Locher Ohio 1928 Democratic March 8, 1878 August 17, 1929 51 years, 162 days
Lawrence Tyson Tennessee 1925–1929 Democratic July 4, 1861 August 24, 1929 68 years, 51 days
Theodore E. Burton Ohio 1909–1915, 1928–1929 Republican December 20, 1851 October 28, 1929 77 years, 312 days
Francis E. Warren Wyoming 1890–1893, 1895–1929 Republican June 20, 1844 November 24, 1929 85 years, 157 days
LeRoy Percy Mississippi 1910–1913 Democratic November 9, 1860 December 24, 1929 69 years, 45 days

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