List of United States Senators who were born or died in the 1940s

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This is a list of the 80 United States Senators who were born in the 1940s and of the 99 senators who died in the same period. There are 27 senators listed in bold who died in office.

Births[edit]

Senator State Served Party Date of birth Date of death Age
Donald Stewart Alabama 1978–1981 Democratic February 8, 1940 Living 74 years, 193 days
Hank Brown Colorado 1991–1997 Republican February 12, 1940 Living 74 years, 189 days
Patrick Leahy Vermont 1975– Democratic March 31, 1940 Living 74 years, 142 days
Lamar Alexander Tennessee 2003– Republican July 3, 1940 Living 74 years, 48 days
William Cohen Maine 1979–1997 Republican August 28, 1940 Living 73 years, 357 days
Wyche Fowler Georgia 1987–1993 Democratic October 6, 1940 Living 73 years, 318 days
Gordon J. Humphrey New Hampshire 1979–1990 Republican October 9, 1940 Living 73 years, 315 days
Connie Mack III Florida 1989–2001 Republican October 29, 1940 Living 73 years, 295 days
Barbara Boxer California 1993– Democratic November 11, 1940 Living 73 years, 282 days
Paul Tsongas Massachusetts 1979–1985 Democratic February 14, 1941 January 18, 1997 55 years, 339 days
Robert C. Smith New Hampshire 1990–2003 Republican March 30, 1941 Living 73 years, 143 days
David L. Boren Oklahoma 1979–1994 Democratic April 21, 1941 Living 73 years, 121 days
Ben Nelson Nebraska 2001–2013 Democratic May 17, 1941 Living 73 years, 95 days
Bernie Sanders Vermont 2007– Independent September 8, 1941 Living 72 years, 346 days
Trent Lott Mississippi 1989–2007 Republican October 9, 1941 Living 72 years, 315 days
Max Baucus Montana 1978–2014 Democratic December 11, 1941 Living 72 years, 252 days
Mitch McConnell Kentucky 1985– Republican February 20, 1942 Living 72 years, 181 days
Joe Lieberman Connecticut 1989–2013 Democratic, Independent Democratic February 24, 1942 Living 72 years, 177 days
Larry Pressler South Dakota 1979–1997 Republican March 29, 1942 Living 72 years, 144 days
Jon Kyl Arizona 1995–2013 Republican April 25, 1942 Living 72 years, 117 days
John Ashcroft Missouri 1995–2001 Republican May 9, 1942 Living 72 years, 103 days
Byron Dorgan North Dakota 1992–2011 Democratic May 14, 1942 Living 72 years, 98 days
Bob Kasten Wisconsin 1981–1993 Republican June 19, 1942 Living 72 years, 62 days
Phil Gramm Texas 1985–2002 Republican July 8, 1942 Living 72 years, 43 days
Fred Thompson Tennessee 1994–2003 Republican August 19, 1942 Living 72 years, 1 day
Max Cleland Georgia 1997–2003 Democratic August 24, 1942 Living 71 years, 361 days
Bill Nelson Florida 2001– Democratic September 29, 1942 Living 71 years, 325 days
Joe Biden Delaware 1973–2009 Democratic November 20, 1942 Living 71 years, 273 days
Jim Risch Idaho 2009– Republican May 3, 1943 Living 71 years, 109 days
Dan Coats Indiana 1989–1999, 2011– Republican May 16, 1943 Living 71 years, 96 days
Kay Bailey Hutchison Texas 1993–2013 Republican July 22, 1943 Living 71 years, 29 days
Bill Bradley New Jersey 1979–1997 Democratic July 28, 1943 Living 71 years, 23 days
Bob Kerrey Nebraska 1989–2001 Democratic August 27, 1943 Living 70 years, 358 days
Jeff Bingaman New Mexico 1983–2013 Democratic October 3, 1943 Living 70 years, 321 days
Ben Cardin Maryland 2007– Democratic October 5, 1943 Living 70 years, 319 days
Saxby Chambliss Georgia 2003– Republican November 10, 1943 Living 70 years, 283 days
Wayne Allard Colorado 1997–2009 Republican December 2, 1943 Living 70 years, 261 days
John Kerry Massachusetts 1985–2013 Democratic December 11, 1943 Living 70 years, 252 days
Mike Enzi Wyoming 1997– Republican February 1, 1944 Living 70 years, 200 days
John Breaux Louisiana 1987–2005 Democratic March 1, 1944 Living 70 years, 172 days
Angus King Maine 2013– Independent March 31, 1944 Living 70 years, 142 days
Chris Dodd Connecticut 1981–2011 Democratic May 27, 1944 Living 70 years, 85 days
Paul Wellstone Minnesota 1991–2002 Democratic July 21, 1944 October 25, 2002 58 years, 96 days
Dick Durbin Illinois 1997– Democratic November 21, 1944 Living 69 years, 272 days
Johnny Isakson Georgia 2005– Republican December 28, 1944 Living 69 years, 235 days
Sheila Frahm Kansas 1996 Republican March 22, 1945 Living 69 years, 151 days
Larry Craig Idaho 1991–2009 Republican July 20, 1945 Living 69 years, 31 days
Jim Webb Virginia 2007–2013 Democratic February 9, 1946 Living 68 years, 192 days
Richard Blumenthal Connecticut 2011– Democratic February 13, 1946 Living 68 years, 188 days
Ed Markey Massachusetts 2013– Democratic July 11, 1946 Living 68 years, 40 days
Chuck Hagel Nebraska 1997–2009 Republican October 4, 1946 Living 67 years, 320 days
Mel Martinez Florida 2005–2009 Republican October 23, 1946 Living 67 years, 301 days
Jeff Sessions Alabama 1997– Republican December 24, 1946 Living 67 years, 239 days
Tim Johnson South Dakota 1997– Democratic December 28, 1946 Living 67 years, 235 days
Paul S. Trible, Jr. Virginia 1983–1989 Republican December 29, 1946 Living 67 years, 234 days
Jon Corzine New Jersey 2001–2006 Democratic January 1, 1947 Living 67 years, 231 days
Mike DeWine Ohio 1995–2007 Republican January 5, 1947 Living 67 years, 227 days
Tom Carper Delaware 2001– Democratic January 23, 1947 Living 67 years, 209 days
Mark Dayton Minnesota 2001–2007 Democratic January 26, 1947 Living 67 years, 206 days
Jeanne Shaheen New Hampshire 2009– Democratic January 28, 1947 Living 67 years, 204 days
Dan Quayle Indiana 1981–1989 Republican February 4, 1947 Living 67 years, 197 days
Judd Gregg New Hampshire 1993–2011 Republican February 14, 1947 Living 67 years, 187 days
Olympia Snowe Maine 1995–2013 Republican February 21, 1947 Living 67 years, 180 days
Carol Moseley Braun Illinois 1993–1999 Democratic August 16, 1947 Living 67 years, 4 days
Joe Manchin West Virginia 2010– Democratic August 24, 1947 Living 66 years, 361 days
Hillary Clinton New York 2001–2009 Democratic October 26, 1947 Living 66 years, 298 days
Mazie Hirono Hawaii 2013– Democratic November 3, 1947 Living 66 years, 290 days
Tom Daschle South Dakota 1987–2005 Democratic December 9, 1947 Living 66 years, 254 days
Rod Grams Minnesota 1995–2001 Republican February 4, 1948 October 8, 2013 65 years, 246 days
Kent Conrad North Dakota 1987–2013 Democratic March 12, 1948 Living 66 years, 161 days
Tom Coburn Oklahoma 2005– Republican March 14, 1948 Living 66 years, 159 days
Al Gore Tennessee 1985–1993 Democratic March 31, 1948 Living 66 years, 142 days
Tom Udall New Mexico 2009– Democratic May 18, 1948 Living 66 years, 94 days
Don Nickles Oklahoma 1981–2005 Republican December 6, 1948 Living 65 years, 257 days
David Karnes Nebraska 1987–1988 Republican December 12, 1948 Living 65 years, 251 days
Ron Wyden Oregon 1996– Democratic May 3, 1949 Living 65 years, 109 days
Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts 2013– Democratic June 22, 1949 Living 65 years, 59 days
Tim Hutchinson Arkansas 1997–2003 Republican August 11, 1949 Living 65 years, 9 days
Norm Coleman Minnesota 2003–2009 Republican August 17, 1949 Living 65 years, 3 days
Jack Reed Rhode Island 1997– Democratic November 12, 1949 Living 64 years, 281 days

Deaths[edit]

Senator State Served Party Date of birth Date of death Age
J. C. W. Beckham Kentucky 1915–1921 Democratic August 5, 1869 January 9, 1940 70 years, 157 days
William Borah Idaho 1907–1940 Republican June 29, 1865 January 19, 1940 74 years, 204 days
Charles S. Deneen Illinois 1925–1931 Republican May 4, 1863 February 5, 1940 76 years, 277 days
Samuel H. Piles Washington 1905–1911 Republican December 28, 1858 March 11, 1940 81 years, 74 days
Furnifold McLendel Simmons North Carolina 1901–1931 Democratic January 20, 1854 April 30, 1940 86 years, 101 days
Clarence Wayland Watson West Virginia 1911–1913 Democratic May 8, 1864 May 24, 1940 76 years, 16 days
Ernest Willard Gibson Vermont 1933–1940 Republican December 29, 1872 June 20, 1940 67 years, 174 days
Ernest Lundeen Minnesota 1937–1940 Farmer-Labor August 4, 1878 August 31, 1940 62 years, 27 days
Jonathan Bourne, Jr. Oregon 1907–1913 Republican February 23, 1855 September 1, 1940 85 years, 191 days
William H. Dieterich Illinois 1933–1939 Democratic March 31, 1876 October 12, 1940 64 years, 195 days
Key Pittman Nevada 1913–1940 Democratic September 19, 1872 November 10, 1940 68 years, 52 days
Nathaniel B. Dial South Carolina 1919–1925 Democratic April 24, 1862 December 11, 1940 78 years, 231 days
Richard C. Hunter Nebraska 1933–1935 Democratic December 3, 1884 January 23, 1941 56 years, 51 days
William Gibbs McAdoo California 1933–1938 Democratic October 31, 1863 February 1, 1941 77 years, 93 days
Reed Smoot Utah 1903–1933 Republican January 10, 1862 February 9, 1941 79 years, 30 days
Morris Sheppard Texas 1913–1941 Democratic May 28, 1875 April 9, 1941 65 years, 316 days
Frederic M. Sackett Kentucky 1925–1930 Republican December 17, 1868 May 18, 1941 72 years, 152 days
Pat Harrison Mississippi 1919–1941 Democratic August 29, 1881 June 22, 1941 59 years, 297 days
Ben M. Williamson Kentucky 1930–1931 Democratic October 16, 1864 June 23, 1941 76 years, 250 days
Andrew Jackson Houston Texas 1941 Democratic June 21, 1854 June 26, 1941 87 years, 5 days
Alva M. Lumpkin South Carolina 1941 Democratic November 13, 1886 August 1, 1941 54 years, 261 days
Simon Guggenheim Colorado 1907–1913 Republican December 30, 1867 November 2, 1941 73 years, 307 days
Alva B. Adams Colorado 1923–1924, 1933–1941 Democratic October 29, 1875 December 1, 1941 66 years, 33 days
Hamilton Fish Kean New York 1929–1935 Republican February 27, 1862 December 27, 1941 79 years, 303 days
William Hall Milton Florida 1908–1909 Democratic March 2, 1864 January 4, 1942 77 years, 308 days
Coleman Livingston Blease South Carolina 1925–1931 Democratic October 8, 1868 January 19, 1942 73 years, 103 days
Fountain L. Thompson North Dakota 1909–1910 Democratic November 18, 1854 February 4, 1942 87 years, 78 days
Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. Delaware 1922–1929 Democratic June 4, 1868 July 12, 1942 74 years, 38 days
George Sutherland Utah 1905–1917 Republican March 25, 1862 July 18, 1942 80 years, 115 days
Johnson N. Camden, Jr. Kentucky 1914–1915 Democratic January 5, 1865 August 16, 1942 77 years, 223 days
William B. Pine Oklahoma 1925–1931 Republican December 30, 1877 August 25, 1942 64 years, 238 days
Jesse H. Metcalf Rhode Island 1924–1937 Republican November 16, 1860 October 9, 1942 81 years, 327 days
Frank C. Partridge Vermont 1930–1931 Republican May 7, 1861 March 2, 1943 81 years, 299 days
Alfred E. Reames Oregon 1938 Democratic February 5, 1870 March 4, 1943 73 years, 27 days
James Aloysius O'Gorman New York 1911–1917 Democratic May 5, 1860 May 17, 1943 83 years, 12 days
Henry L. Myers Montana 1911–1923 Democratic October 9, 1862 November 11, 1943 81 years, 33 days
William Warren Barbour New Jersey 1931–1937, 1938–1943 Republican July 31, 1888 November 22, 1943 55 years, 114 days
Frederick Van Nuys Indiana 1933–1944 Democratic April 16, 1874 January 25, 1944 69 years, 284 days
Thomas W. Hardwick Georgia 1914–1919 Democratic December 9, 1872 January 31, 1944 71 years, 53 days
Charles L. McNary Oregon 1917–1918, 1918–1944 Republican June 12, 1874 February 25, 1944 69 years, 258 days
Coe I. Crawford South Dakota 1909–1915 Republican January 14, 1858 April 25, 1944 86 years, 102 days
Joseph L. Bristow Kansas 1909–1915 Republican July 22, 1861 July 14, 1944 82 years, 358 days
George W. Norris Nebraska 1913–1943 Republican, Independent July 11, 1861 September 2, 1944 83 years, 53 days
James A. Reed Missouri 1911–1929 Democratic November 9, 1861 September 8, 1944 82 years, 304 days
Smith W. Brookhart Iowa 1922–1926, 1927–1933 Republican February 2, 1869 November 15, 1944 75 years, 287 days
Ellison D. Smith South Carolina 1909–1944 Democratic August 1, 1864 November 17, 1944 80 years, 108 days
Albert B. Fall New Mexico 1912–1921 Republican November 26, 1861 November 30, 1944 83 years, 4 days
George H. Moses New Hampshire 1918–1933 Republican February 9, 1869 December 20, 1944 75 years, 315 days
Blair Lee I Maryland 1914–1917 Democratic August 9, 1857 December 25, 1944 87 years, 138 days
Francis T. Maloney Connecticut 1935–1945 Democratic March 31, 1894 January 16, 1945 50 years, 291 days
William M. Calder New York 1917–1923 Republican March 3, 1869 March 3, 1945 76 years, 0 days
John Moses North Dakota 1945 Democratic June 12, 1885 March 3, 1945 59 years, 264 days
Charles W. F. Dick Ohio 1904–1911 Republican November 3, 1858 March 13, 1945 86 years, 130 days
Robert N. Stanfield Oregon 1921–1927 Republican July 9, 1877 April 13, 1945 67 years, 278 days
James G. Scrugham Nevada 1942–1945 Democratic January 19, 1880 June 23, 1945 65 years, 155 days
Hiram Johnson California 1917–1945 Republican September 2, 1866 August 6, 1945 78 years, 338 days
Clyde L. Herring Iowa 1937–1943 Democratic May 3, 1879 September 15, 1945 66 years, 135 days
Truman Handy Newberry Michigan 1919–1922 Republican November 5, 1864 October 3, 1945 80 years, 332 days
John W. Thomas Idaho 1928–1933, 1940–1945 Republican January 4, 1874 November 10, 1945 71 years, 310 days
George B. Martin Kentucky 1918–1919 Democratic August 18, 1876 November 12, 1945 69 years, 86 days
Luke Lea Tennessee 1911–1917 Democratic April 12, 1879 November 18, 1945 66 years, 220 days
Hubert D. Stephens Mississippi 1923–1935 Democratic July 2, 1875 March 14, 1946 70 years, 255 days
A. Victor Donahey Ohio 1935–1941 Democratic July 7, 1873 April 8, 1946 72 years, 275 days
William Cabell Bruce Maryland 1923–1929 Democratic March 12, 1860 May 9, 1946 86 years, 58 days
John E. Erickson Montana 1933–1934 Democratic March 14, 1863 May 25, 1946 83 years, 72 days
Carter Glass Virginia 1920–1946 Democratic January 4, 1858 May 28, 1946 88 years, 144 days
John H. Bankhead II Alabama 1931–1946 Democratic July 8, 1872 June 12, 1946 73 years, 339 days
Arthur R. Gould Maine 1926–1931 Republican March 16, 1857 July 24, 1946 89 years, 130 days
Charles O. Andrews Florida 1936–1946 Democratic March 7, 1877 September 18, 1946 69 years, 195 days
Miles Poindexter Washington 1911–1923 Republican April 22, 1868 September 21, 1946 78 years, 172 days
Phillips Lee Goldsborough Maryland 1929–1935 Republican August 6, 1865 October 22, 1946 81 years, 77 days
Josiah William Bailey North Carolina 1931–1946 Democratic September 14, 1873 December 15, 1946 73 years, 92 days
Ovington Weller Maryland 1921–1927 Republican January 23, 1862 January 5, 1947 84 years, 347 days
Lynn Frazier North Dakota 1923–1941 Republican December 21, 1874 January 11, 1947 72 years, 21 days
Marcus A. Coolidge Massachusetts 1931–1937 Democratic October 6, 1865 January 23, 1947 81 years, 109 days
David I. Walsh Massachusetts 1919–1925, 1926–1947 Democratic November 11, 1872 June 11, 1947 74 years, 212 days
Robert Latham Owen Virginia 1907–1925 Democratic February 2, 1856 July 19, 1947 91 years, 167 days
Harry B. Hawes Missouri 1926–1933 Democratic November 15, 1869 July 31, 1947 77 years, 258 days
Theodore G. Bilbo Mississippi 1935–1947 Democratic October 13, 1877 August 21, 1947 69 years, 312 days
Augustine Lonergan Connecticut 1933–1939 Democratic May 20, 1874 October 18, 1947 73 years, 151 days
James J. Davis Pennsylvania 1930–1945 Republican October 27, 1873 November 22, 1947 74 years, 26 days
Arthur Walsh New Jersey 1943–1944 Democratic February 26, 1896 December 13, 1947 51 years, 290 days
Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen, Sr. New Jersey 1917–1923 Republican March 12, 1869 February 8, 1948 78 years, 333 days
John M. Robsion Kentucky 1930 Republican January 2, 1873 February 17, 1948 75 years, 46 days
John H. Overton Louisiana 1933–1948 Democratic September 17, 1875 May 14, 1948 72 years, 240 days
Lewis B. Schwellenbach Wisconsin 1935–1940 Democratic September 20, 1894 June 10, 1948 53 years, 264 days
James Eli Watson Indiana 1916–1933 Republican November 2, 1864 July 29, 1948 83 years, 270 days
James M. Slattery Illinois 1939–1940 Democratic July 29, 1878 August 28, 1948 70 years, 30 days
Harlan J. Bushfield South Dakota 1943–1948 Republican August 6, 1882 September 27, 1948 66 years, 52 days
George L. Berry Tennessee 1937–1938 Democratic September 12, 1882 December 4, 1948 66 years, 83 days
Irvine Lenroot Wisconsin 1918–1927 Republican January 31, 1869 January 26, 1949 79 years, 361 days
Rice W. Means Colorado 1924–1927 Republican November 16, 1877 January 30, 1949 71 years, 75 days
J. Melville Broughton North Carolina 1948–1949 Democratic November 17, 1888 March 6, 1949 60 years, 109 days
Thomas Gore Oklahoma 1907–1921, 1931–1937 Democratic December 10, 1870 March 16, 1949 78 years, 96 days
Frederic C. Walcott Connecticut 1929–1935 Republican February 19, 1869 April 27, 1949 80 years, 67 days
Henry F. Hollis New Hampshire 1913–1919 Democratic August 30, 1869 July 7, 1949 79 years, 311 days
Bert H. Miller Idaho 1949 Democratic December 15, 1879 October 8, 1949 69 years, 297 days
Clyde M. Reed Kansas 1939–1949 Republican October 19, 1871 November 8, 1949 78 years, 20 days
William H. King Utah 1917–1941 Democratic June 3, 1863 November 27, 1949 86 years, 177 days

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