List of United States Senators in the 102nd Congress by seniority

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This is a complete list of members of the United States Senate during the 102nd United States Congress listed by seniority, from January 3, 1991 to January 3, 1993.

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 state governor. The final factor is the population of the senator's state.[1][2][3][4][5]

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 1992 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

Terms of Service[edit]

Class Terms of Service of Senators that will expire in years
Class 3 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1993[6]
Class 1 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1995[7]
Class 2 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1997[8]

U.S. Senate Seniority List[edit]

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Senator (Party-State) Seniority Date Other Factors
1 Strom Thurmond (R-SC) November 7, 1956
2 Robert Byrd (D-WV) January 3, 1959
3 Quentin Northrup Burdick[9] (D-ND) August 8, 1960
4 Claiborne Pell (D-RI) January 3, 1961
5 Ted Kennedy (D-MA) November 7, 1962
6 Daniel Inouye (D-HI) January 3, 1963
7 Ernest Hollings (D-SC) November 9, 1966
8 Mark Hatfield (R-OR) January 10, 1967
9 Ted Stevens (R-AK) December 24, 1968
10 Bob Dole (R-KS) January 3, 1969 Former Rep (8 years)
11 Alan Cranston (D-CA) California 2nd Population (1960)
12 Bob Packwood (R-OR) Oregon 32nd Population (1960)
13 Bill Roth (R-DE) January 1, 1971
14 Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX) January 3, 1971
15 Sam Nunn (D-GA) November 8, 1972
16 Bennett Johnston Jr. (D-LA) November 14, 1972
17 Jesse Helms (R-NC) January 3, 1973 North Carolina Ranked 12th Population (1970)
18 Pete Domenici (R-NM) New Mexico Ranked 37th Population (1970)
19 Joe Biden (D-DE) Delaware Ranked 46th Population (1970)
20 Jake Garn (R-UT) December 21, 1974
21 John Glenn (D-OH) December 24, 1974
22 Wendell H. Ford (D-KY) December 28, 1974
23 Dale Bumpers (D-AR) January 3, 1975 Former Governor
24 Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
25 John Danforth (R-MO) December 27, 1976
26 Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH) December 29, 1976 Previously a Senator
27 John Chafee (R-RI)
28 Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (D-MI) December 30, 1976
29 H. John Heinz III[10] (R-PA) January 3, 1977 Former Rep (6 Years)
30 Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Former Rep (6 Years)
31 Pat Moynihan (D-NY) New York 2nd Population (1970)
32 Richard Lugar (R-IN) Indiana 11th Population (1970)
33 Jim Sasser (D-TN) Tennessee 17th Population (1970)
34 Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ) Arizona 22nd Population (1970)
35 Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Utah 36th Population (1970)
36 Malcolm Wallop (R-WY) Wyoming 49th Population (1970)
37 David Durenberger (R-MN) November 8, 1978
38 Max Baucus (D-MT) December 15, 1978
39 Nancy Kassebaum Baker (R-KS) December 23, 1978
40 Thad Cochran (R-MS) December 27, 1978
41 Alan K. Simpson (R-WY) January 1, 1979
42 John Warner (R-VA) January 2, 1979
43 David Pryor (D-AR) January 3, 1979 Former Rep (6 years, 2 months)
44 William Cohen (R-ME) Former Rep (6 years)
45 Larry Pressler (R-SD) Former Rep (4 years)
46 David L. Boren (D-OK) Former Governor - Oklahoma 27th Population (1970)
47 J. James Exon (D-NE) Former Governor - Nebraska 35th Population (1970)
48 Carl Levin (D-MI) Michigan 7th Population (1970)
49 Bill Bradley (D-NJ) New Jersey 8th Population (1970)
50 Howell Heflin (D-AL) Alabama 21st Population (1970)
51 George J. Mitchell (D-ME) May 17, 1980
52 Warren Rudman (R-NH) December 31, 1980
53 Steve Symms (R-ID) January 3, 1981 Former Rep (12 years)
54 Chris Dodd (D-CT) Former Rep (6 years) - Connecticut 24th Population (1970)
55 Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Former Rep (6 years) - Iowa 25th Population (1970)
56 Bob Kasten (R-WI) Former Rep (4 years)
57 Al D'Amato (R-NY) New York 2nd Population (1970)
58 Arlen Specter (R-PA) Pennsylvania 3rd Population (1970)
59 Alan J. Dixon (D-IL) Illinois 5th Population (1970)
60 Don Nickles (R-OK) Oklahoma 27th Population (1970)
61 Frank Murkowski (R-AK) Alaska 50th Population (1970)
62 Frank Lautenberg[11] (D-NJ) December 27, 1982
63 Pete Wilson[12] (R-CA) January 3, 1983 California 1st Population (1980)
64 Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) New Mexico 37th Population (1980)
65 John Kerry (D-MA) January 2, 1985
66 Paul Simon (D-IL) January 3, 1985 Former Rep (10 Years) - Illinois 5th Population (1980)
67 Tom Harkin (D-IA) Former Rep (10 years) - Iowa 27th Population (1980)
68 Al Gore (D-TN) Former Rep (8 years)
69 Phil Gramm (R-TX) Former Rep (6 years)
70 Mitch McConnell (R-KY)  
71 Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) January 15, 1985
72 Terry Sanford (D-NC) November 5, 1986
73 John Breaux (D-LA) January 3, 1987 Former Rep (14 years)
74 Brock Adams (D-WA) Former Rep (12 years) - Former Cabinet Secretary
75 Tim Wirth (D-CO) Former Rep (12 years)
76 Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Former Rep (10 years)
77 Wyche Fowler (D-GA) Former Rep (9 years, 9 Months)
78 Richard Shelby (R-AL) Former Rep (8 years) - Alabama Ranked 22nd population (1980)
79 Tom Daschle (D-SD) Former Rep (8 years) - South Dakota Ranked 45th population (1980)
80 John McCain (R-AZ) Former Rep (4 years) - Arizona Ranked 29th Population (1980)
81 Harry Reid (D-NV) Former Rep (4 years) - Nevada Ranked 43rd population (1980)
82 Bob Graham (D-FL) Former Governor - Florida Ranked 7th population (1980)
83 Kit Bond (R-MO) Former Governor - Missouri Ranked 15th population (1980)
84 Kent Conrad[13] (D-ND)
85 Slade Gorton (R-WA) January 3, 1989 Previously a Senator
86 Trent Lott (R-MS) Former Rep (16 Years)
87 Jim Jeffords (R-VT) Former Rep (14 Years)
89 Dan Coats (R-IN) Former Rep (8 Years)
90 Connie Mack (R-FL) Former Rep (6 Years)
91 Chuck Robb (D-VA) Former Governor - Virginia Ranked 14th Population (1980)
91 Richard Bryan (D-NV) Former Governor - Nevada Ranked Ranked 43rd Population (1980)
92 Bob Kerrey (D-NE) Former Governor - Nebraska Ranked 35th Population (1980)
93 Herb Kohl (D-WI) Wisconsin Ranked 16th Population (1980)
94 Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) Connecticut Ranked 25th Population (1980)
95 Conrad Burns (R-MT) Montana Ranked 44th Population (1980)
96 Daniel Akaka (D-HI) May 16, 1990
97 Bob Smith (R-NH) December 7, 1990
98 Hank Brown (R-CO) January 3, 1991 Former Rep (10 years)
99 Larry Craig (R-ID) Former Rep (6 years)
100 Paul Wellstone (D-MN)
John F. Seymour (R-CA) January 10, 1991
Harris Wofford (D-PA) May 9, 1991
Jocelyn Burdick (D-ND) September 16, 1992
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) November 10, 1992
Byron Dorgan (D-ND) December 15, 1992

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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. ^ 1981 U.S Census Report Contains 1980 Census results.
  5. ^ 1991 U.S Census Report Contains 1990 Census results.
  6. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1993.
  7. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1995.
  8. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1997.
  9. ^ Senator Quentin Burdick died on September 8, 1992.
  10. ^ Senator Heinz died on April 4, 1991
  11. ^ Senator Lautenberg left the Senate but returned in 2003, he did not regain his previous seniority according to Senate Rules.
  12. ^ Senator Wilson resigned January 7, 1991 to become governor of California
  13. ^ Senator Conrad, who had no plans to run for reelection in 1992 as North Dakota's Class 3 Senator, decided to run for the Class 1 seat left open by the death of Senator Quentin Burdick. Upon winning he resigned one seat and was sworn into the other on the same day (losing no seniority).

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