List of United States Senators who were born or died in the 1950s

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This is a list of the 54 United States Senators who were born in the 1950s and of the 91 senators who died in the same period. There are 19 senators listed in bold who died in office.

Births[edit]

Senator State Served Party Date of birth Date of death Age
Roy Blunt Missouri 2011– Republican January 10, 1950 Living 64 years, 223 days
Debbie Stabenow Michigan 2001– Democratic April 29, 1950 Living 64 years, 116 days
Mike Johanns Nebraska 2009– Republican June 18, 1950 Living 64 years, 66 days
Mark Udall Colorado 2009– Democratic July 18, 1950 Living 64 years, 36 days
Dean Barkley Minnesota 2002–2003 Independence August 31, 1950 Living 63 years, 357 days
Patty Murray Washington 1993– Democratic October 11, 1950 Living 63 years, 316 days
Chuck Schumer New York 1999– Democratic November 23, 1950 Living 63 years, 273 days
John Boozman Arkansas 2011– Republican December 10, 1950 Living 63 years, 256 days
Deb Fischer Nebraska 2013– Republican March 1, 1951 Living 63 years, 175 days
Mike Crapo Idaho 1999– Republican May 20, 1951 Living 63 years, 95 days
Al Franken Minnesota 2009– Democratic May 21, 1951 Living 63 years, 94 days
Roger Wicker Mississippi 2007– Republican July 5, 1951 Living 63 years, 49 days
Robert Torricelli New Jersey 1997–2003 Democratic August 27, 1951 Living 62 years, 361 days
Jim DeMint South Carolina 2005–2013 Republican September 2, 1951 Living 62 years, 355 days
Dirk Kempthorne Idaho 1993–1999 Republican October 29, 1951 Living 62 years, 298 days
John Cornyn Texas 2002– Republican February 2, 1952 Living 62 years, 202 days
Bill Frist Tennessee 1995–2007 Republican February 22, 1952 Living 62 years, 182 days
George Allen Virginia 2001–2007 Republican March 8, 1952 Living 62 years, 168 days
Gordon H. Smith Oregon 1997–2009 Republican May 25, 1952 Living 62 years, 90 days
Spencer Abraham Michigan 1995–2001 Republican June 12, 1952 Living 62 years, 72 days
John Barrasso Wyoming 2007– Republican July 21, 1952 Living 62 years, 33 days
Bob Corker Tennessee 2007– Republican August 24, 1952 Living 61 years, 364 days
Sherrod Brown Ohio 2007– Democratic November 9, 1952 Living 61 years, 287 days
Susan Collins Maine 1997– Republican December 7, 1952 Living 61 years, 259 days
Russ Feingold Wisconsin 1993–2011 Democratic March 2, 1953 Living 61 years, 174 days
Lincoln Chafee Rhode Island 1999–2007 Republican March 26, 1953 Living 61 years, 150 days
Kay Hagan North Carolina 2009– Democratic May 26, 1953 Living 61 years, 89 days
John Edwards North Carolina 1999–2005 Democratic June 10, 1953 Living 61 years, 74 days
Claire McCaskill Missouri 2007– Democratic July 24, 1953 Living 61 years, 30 days
Bob Menendez New Jersey 2006– Democratic January 1, 1954 Living 60 years, 234 days
Jerry Moran Kansas 2011– Republican May 29, 1954 Living 60 years, 86 days
Mark Warner Virginia 2009– Democratic December 15, 1954 Living 59 years, 251 days
Ken Salazar Colorado 2005–2009 Democratic March 2, 1955 Living 59 years, 174 days
Ron Johnson Wisconsin 2011– Republican April 8, 1955 Living 59 years, 137 days
Lindsey Graham South Carolina 2003– Republican July 9, 1955 Living 59 years, 45 days
Joe Donnelly Indiana 2013– Democratic September 29, 1955 Living 58 years, 328 days
Sheldon Whitehouse Rhode Island 2007– Democratic October 20, 1955 Living 58 years, 307 days
Heidi Heitkamp North Dakota 2013– Democratic October 30, 1955 Living 58 years, 297 days
Mary Landrieu Louisiana 1997– Democratic November 23, 1955 Living 58 years, 273 days
Richard Burr North Carolina 2005– Republican November 30, 1955 Living 58 years, 266 days
Rob Portman Ohio 2011– Republican December 19, 1955 Living 58 years, 247 days
Evan Bayh Indiana 1999–2011 Democratic December 26, 1955 Living 58 years, 240 days
Jon Tester Montana 2007– Democratic August 21, 1956 Living 58 years, 2 days
Sam Brownback Kansas 1996–2011 Republican September 12, 1956 Living 57 years, 345 days
Jim Talent Missouri 2002–2007 Republican October 18, 1956 Living 57 years, 309 days
Jeff Merkley Oregon 2009– Democratic October 24, 1956 Living 57 years, 303 days
John Hoeven North Dakota 2011– Republican March 13, 1957 Living 57 years, 163 days
Lisa Murkowski Alaska 2002– Republican May 22, 1957 Living 57 years, 93 days
Tim Kaine Virginia 2013– Democratic February 26, 1958 Living 56 years, 178 days
John Ensign Nevada 2001–2011 Republican March 25, 1958 Living 56 years, 151 days
Rick Santorum Pennsylvania 1995–2007 Republican May 10, 1958 Living 56 years, 105 days
Maria Cantwell Washington 2001– Democratic October 13, 1958 Living 55 years, 314 days
Scott Brown Massachusetts 2010–2013 Republican September 12, 1959 Living 54 years, 345 days
Mark Kirk Illinois 2010– Republican September 15, 1959 Living 54 years, 342 days

Deaths[edit]

Senator State Served Party Date of birth Date of death Age
Henry Justin Allen Kansas 1929–1931 Republican September 11, 1868 January 17, 1950 81 years, 128 days
Tasker Oddie Nevada 1921–1933 Republican October 20, 1870 February 17, 1950 79 years, 120 days
Howard Sutherland West Virginia 1917–1923 Republican September 8, 1865 March 12, 1950 84 years, 185 days
William Emerson Brock Tennessee 1929–1931 Democratic March 14, 1872 August 5, 1950 78 years, 144 days
Edward H. Moore Oklahoma 1943–1949 Republican November 19, 1871 September 2, 1950 78 years, 287 days
Hattie Caraway Arkansas 1931–1945 Democratic February 1, 1878 December 21, 1950 72 years, 323 days
John W. Harreld Oklahoma 1921–1927 Republican January 24, 1872 December 26, 1950 78 years, 336 days
Daniel F. Steck Iowa 1926–1931 Democratic December 16, 1881 December 31, 1950 69 years, 15 days
William Luther Hill Florida 1936 Democratic October 17, 1873 January 5, 1951 77 years, 80 days
Virgil Chapman Kentucky 1949–1951 Democratic March 15, 1895 March 8, 1951 55 years, 358 days
Samuel D. Jackson Indiana 1944 Democratic May 28, 1895 March 8, 1951 55 years, 284 days
Thomas G. Burch Virginia 1946 Democratic July 3, 1869 March 20, 1951 81 years, 260 days
Christie Benet South Carolina 1918 Democratic December 26, 1879 March 30, 1951 71 years, 94 days
Arthur H. Vandenberg Michigan 1928–1951 Republican March 22, 1884 April 18, 1951 67 years, 27 days
James Thomas Heflin Alabama 1920–1931 Democratic April 9, 1869 April 22, 1951 82 years, 13 days
Joseph Rosier West Virginia 1941–1942 Democratic January 24, 1870 October 7, 1951 81 years, 256 days
Kenneth S. Wherry Nebraska 1943–1951 Republican February 28, 1892 November 29, 1951 59 years, 274 days
Arthur Capper Kansas 1919–1949 Republican July 14, 1865 December 19, 1951 86 years, 158 days
Samuel M. Shortridge California 1921–1933 Republican August 3, 1861 January 15, 1952 90 years, 165 days
Wallace H. White, Jr. Maine 1931–1949 Republican August 6, 1877 March 31, 1952 74 years, 238 days
James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr. New York 1915–1927 Republican August 12, 1877 June 21, 1952 74 years, 314 days
Brien McMahon Connecticut 1945–1952 Democratic October 6, 1903 July 28, 1952 48 years, 296 days
A. Harry Moore New Jersey 1935–1938 Democratic July 3, 1879 November 18, 1952 73 years, 138 days
Edward James Gay Louisiana 1918–1921 Democratic May 5, 1878 December 1, 1952 74 years, 210 days
Alexander G. Barry Oregon 1938–1939 Republican August 23, 1892 December 28, 1952 60 years, 127 days
David A. Reed Pennsylvania 1922–1935 Republican December 21, 1880 February 10, 1953 72 years, 51 days
Elbert D. Thomas Utah 1933–1951 Democratic June 17, 1883 February 11, 1953 69 years, 239 days
Ralph H. Cameron Arizona 1921–1927 Republican October 21, 1863 February 12, 1953 89 years, 114 days
Robert M. La Follette, Jr. Wisconsin 1925–1947 Republican, Progressive February 6, 1895 February 24, 1953 58 years, 18 days
Garrett L. Withers Kentucky 1949–1950 Democratic June 21, 1884 April 30, 1953 68 years, 313 days
Robert F. Wagner New York 1927–1949 Democratic June 8, 1877 May 4, 1953 75 years, 330 days
Willis Smith North Carolina 1950–1953 Democratic December 19, 1887 June 26, 1953 65 years, 189 days
Edward L. Leahy Rhode Island 1949–1950 Democratic February 9, 1886 July 22, 1953 67 years, 163 days
Charles W. Tobey New Hampshire 1939–1953 Republican July 22, 1880 July 24, 1953 73 years, 2 days
Robert Taft Ohio 1939–1953 Republican September 8, 1889 July 31, 1953 63 years, 326 days
Holm O. Bursum New Mexico 1921–1925 Republican February 10, 1867 August 7, 1953 86 years, 178 days
Cameron A. Morrison North Carolina 1930–1932 Democratic October 5, 1869 August 20, 1953 83 years, 319 days
James H. Hughes Delaware 1937–1943 Democratic January 14, 1867 August 29, 1953 86 years, 227 days
George A. Wilson Iowa 1943–1949 Republican April 1, 1884 September 8, 1953 69 years, 160 days
Scott Loftin Florida 1936 Democratic September 14, 1878 September 22, 1953 75 years, 8 days
Hugh Ike Shott West Virginia 1942–1943 Republican September 3, 1866 October 12, 1953 87 years, 39 days
Dwight Griswold Nebraska 1952–1954 Republican November 27, 1893 April 12, 1954 60 years, 136 days
Clyde R. Hoey North Carolina 1945–1954 Democratic December 11, 1877 May 12, 1954 76 years, 152 days
Lester C. Hunt Wyoming 1949–1954 Democratic July 8, 1892 June 19, 1954 61 years, 346 days
Hugh A. Butler Nebraska 1941–1954 Republican February 28, 1878 July 1, 1954 76 years, 123 days
Bennett Champ Clark Missouri 1933–1945 Democratic January 8, 1890 July 13, 1954 64 years, 186 days
Blair Moody Michigan 1951–1952 Democratic February 13, 1902 July 20, 1954 52 years, 157 days
Joseph E. Ransdell Louisiana 1913–1931 Democratic October 7, 1858 July 27, 1954 95 years, 293 days
Guy V. Howard Minnesota 1936–1937 Republican November 28, 1879 August 20, 1954 74 years, 265 days
Burnet R. Maybank South Carolina 1941–1954 Democratic March 7, 1899 September 1, 1954 55 years, 178 days
Pat McCarran Nevada 1933–1954 Democratic August 8, 1876 September 28, 1954 78 years, 51 days
Roscoe C. Patterson Missouri 1929–1935 Republican September 15, 1876 October 22, 1954 78 years, 37 days
William B. Umstead North Carolina 1946–1948 Democratic May 13, 1895 November 7, 1954 59 years, 178 days
Charles Henderson Nevada 1918–1921 Democratic June 8, 1873 November 8, 1954 81 years, 153 days
Fred H. Brown New Hampshire 1933–1939 Democratic April 12, 1879 February 3, 1955 75 years, 297 days
Rush D. Holt, Sr. West Virginia 1935–1941 Democratic June 19, 1905 February 8, 1955 49 years, 234 days
David Baird, Jr. New Jersey 1929–1930 Republican October 10, 1881 February 28, 1955 73 years, 141 days
Arthur E. Nelson Minnesota 1942–1943 Republican May 10, 1892 April 11, 1955 62 years, 336 days
Henry H. Schwartz Wyoming 1937–1943 Democratic May 18, 1869 April 24, 1955 85 years, 341 days
David Worth Clark Idaho 1939–1945 Democratic April 2, 1902 June 19, 1955 53 years, 78 days
Cordell Hull Tennessee 1931–1933 Democratic October 2, 1871 July 23, 1955 83 years, 294 days
William H. Smathers New Jersey 1937–1943 Democratic January 7, 1891 September 24, 1955 64 years, 260 days
Harley M. Kilgore West Virginia 1941–1956 Democratic January 11, 1893 February 28, 1956 63 years, 48 days
Raymond E. Willis Indiana 1941–1947 Republican August 11, 1875 March 21, 1956 80 years, 223 days
Alben W. Barkley Kentucky 1927–1949, 1955–1956 Democratic November 24, 1877 April 30, 1956 78 years, 158 days
Hiram Bingham III Connecticut 1924–1933 Republican November 19, 1875 June 6, 1956 80 years, 200 days
Edward P. Carville Nevada 1945–1947 Democratic May 14, 1885 June 27, 1956 71 years, 44 days
Thomas R. Underwood Kentucky 1951–1952 Democratic March 3, 1898 June 29, 1956 58 years, 118 days
Francis J. Myers Pennsylvania 1945–1951 Democratic December 18, 1901 July 5, 1956 54 years, 200 days
Walter Walker Colorado 1932 Democratic April 3, 1883 October 8, 1956 73 years, 188 days
Walter Evans Edge New Jersey 1919–1929 Republican November 20, 1873 October 29, 1956 82 years, 344 days
Charles W. Brooks Illinois 1940–1949 Republican March 8, 1897 January 14, 1957 59 years, 312 days
Joseph McCarthy Wisconsin 1947–1957 Republican November 14, 1908 May 2, 1957 48 years, 169 days
Walter F. George Georgia 1922–1957 Democratic January 29, 1878 August 4, 1957 79 years, 187 days
Kenneth McKellar Tennessee 1917–1953 Democratic January 29, 1869 October 25, 1957 88 years, 269 days
Herman Welker Idaho 1951–1957 Republican December 11, 1906 October 30, 1957 50 years, 323 days
Peter G. Gerry Rhode Island 1917–1929, 1935–1947 Democratic September 18, 1879 October 31, 1957 78 years, 43 days
James M. Tunnell Delaware 1941–1947 Democratic August 2, 1879 November 14, 1957 78 years, 104 days
Matthew M. Neely West Virginia 1923–1929, 1931–1941, 1949–1958 Democratic November 9, 1874 January 18, 1958 83 years, 70 days
Herbert E. Hitchcock South Dakota 1936–1938 Democratic August 22, 1867 February 17, 1958 90 years, 179 days
Lawrence C. Phipps Colorado 1919–1931 Republican August 30, 1862 March 1, 1958 95 years, 183 days
Roscoe C. McCulloch Ohio 1929–1930 Republican November 27, 1880 March 17, 1958 77 years, 110 days
W. Kerr Scott North Carolina 1954–1958 Democratic April 17, 1896 April 16, 1958 61 years, 364 days
Eugene Millikin Colorado 1941–1957 Republican February 12, 1891 July 26, 1958 67 years, 164 days
Augustus Owsley Stanley Kentucky 1919–1925 Democratic May 21, 1867 August 12, 1958 91 years, 83 days
Davis Elkins West Virginia 1911, 1919–1925 Republican January 24, 1876 January 5, 1959 82 years, 346 days
Joseph F. Guffey Pennsylvania 1935–1947 Democratic December 29, 1870 March 6, 1959 88 years, 67 days
Otis F. Glenn Illinois 1928–1933 Republican August 27, 1879 March 11, 1959 79 years, 196 days
John Foster Dulles New York 1949 Republican February 25, 1888 May 24, 1959 71 years, 88 days
William Langer North Dakota 1941–1959 Republican September 30, 1886 November 8, 1959 73 years, 39 days
Rufus C. Holman Oregon 1939–1945 Republican October 14, 1877 November 27, 1959 82 years, 44 days

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