List of United States Senators in the 107th Congress by seniority

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This is a complete list of members of the United States Senate during the 107th United States Congress listed by seniority, from January 3, 2001 to January 3, 2003.

Order of service is based on the commencement of the Senator's first term. Behind this is former service as a U.S. Senator (only giving the Senator seniority within his or her new incoming class), service as U.S. Vice President, a House member, a cabinet secretary, a state governor, and then by their state's population, respectively.[1][2][3][4]

Senators who were sworn in during the middle of the two-year congressional term (up until the last senator who was not sworn in early after winning the November 2002 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 2 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 2003[5]
Class 3 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 2005[6]
Class 1 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 2007[7]

U.S. Senate Seniority List[edit]

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Senator (Party-State) Seniority Date Other Factors
1 Strom Thurmond[8] (R-SC) November 7, 1956
2 Robert Byrd (D-WV) January 3, 1959
3 Ted Kennedy (D-MA) November 7, 1962
4 Daniel Inouye (D-HI) January 3, 1963
5 Ernest Hollings (D-SC) November 9, 1966
6 Ted Stevens (R-AK) December 24, 1968
7 Jesse Helms[8] (R-NC) January 3, 1973 North Carolina 12th population (1970)
8 Pete Domenici (R-NM) New Mexico 37th population (1970)
9 Joe Biden (D-DE) Delaware 46th population (1970)
10 Patrick Leahy (D-VT) January 3, 1975
11 Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) January 3, 1977 Former Representative
12 Richard Lugar (R-IN) Indiana 11th population (1970)
13 Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Utah 36th population (1970)
14 Max Baucus (D-MT) December 15, 1978
15 Thad Cochran (R-MS) December 27, 1978
16 John Warner (R-VA) January 2, 1979
17 Carl Levin (D-MI) January 3, 1979
18 Chris Dodd (D-CT) January 3, 1981 Former Rep (6 years) - Connecticut 24th population (1970)
19 Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Former Rep (6 years) - Iowa 25th population (1970)
20 Arlen Specter (R-PA) Pennsylvania 3rd population (1970)
21 Don Nickles (R-OK) Oklahoma 27th population (1970)
22 Frank Murkowski[9] (R-AL) Alaska 50th population (1970)
23 Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) January 3, 1983
24 John Kerry (D-MA) January 2, 1985
25 Tom Harkin (D-IA) January 3, 1985 Former Rep (10 years)
26 Phil Gramm[8] (R-TX) Former Rep (6 years)
27 Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
28 Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) January 15, 1985
29 John Breaux (D-LA) January 3, 1987 Former Rep (14 years)
30 Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Former Rep (10 years)
31 Richard Shelby (R-AL) Former Rep (8 years) - Alabama 22nd population (1980)
32 Tom Daschle (D-SD) Former Rep (8 years) - South Dakota 45th population (1980)
33 John McCain (R-AZ) Former Rep (4 years) - Arizona 29th population (1980)
34 Harry Reid (D-NV) Former Rep (4 years) - Nevada 43rd population (1980)
35 Bob Graham (D-FL) Former Governor - Florida 7th population (1980)
36 Kit Bond (R-MO) Former Governor - Missouri 15th population (1980)
37 Kent Conrad (D-ND)
38 Trent Lott (R-MS) January 3, 1989 Former Rep (16 Years)
39 Jim Jeffords (R-VT)(I-VT) Former Rep (14 Years)
40 Herb Kohl (D-WI) Wisconsin 16th population (1980)
41 Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) Connecticut 25th population (1980)
42 Conrad Burns (R-MT) Montana 44th population (1980)
43 Daniel Akaka (D-HI) May 16, 1990
44 Bob Smith[8] (R-NH) December 7, 1990
45 Larry Craig (R-ID) January 3, 1991 Former Rep (6 years)
46 Paul Wellstone[10] (D-MN)
47 Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) November 10, 1992
48 Byron Dorgan (D-ND) December 15, 1992
49 Barbara Boxer (D-CA) January 3, 1993 Former Rep (10 years)
50 Judd Gregg (R-NH) Former Rep (8 years) Former Governor
51 Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO) Former Rep (6 years)
52 Russ Feingold (D-WI) Wisconsin 16th population (1990)
53 Patty Murray (D-WA) Washington 18th population (1990)
54 Bob Bennett (R-UT) Utah 35th population (1990)
55 Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) June 14, 1993
56 Jim Inhofe (R-OK) November 17, 1994
57 Fred Thompson[8] (R-TN) December 2, 1994
58 Olympia Snowe (R-ME) January 3, 1995 Former Rep (16 years)
59 Mike DeWine (R-OH) Former Rep (8 years) - Ohio 7th population (1990)
60 Jon Kyl (R-AZ) Former Rep (8 years) - Arizona 24th population (1990)
61 Craig Thomas (R-WY) Former Rep (6 years)
62 Rick Santorum (R-PA) Former Rep (4 years)
63 Bill Frist (R-TN)
64 Ron Wyden (D-OR) February 6, 1996
65 Sam Brownback (R-KS) November 7, 1996
66 Pat Roberts (R-KS) January 3, 1997 Former Rep (16 years)
67 Richard Durbin (D-IL) Former Rep (14 years)
68 Robert Torricelli[8] (D-NJ) Former Rep (14 years)
69 Tim Johnson (D-SD) Former Rep (10 years)
70 Wayne Allard (R-CO) Former Rep (6 years) - Colorado 26th population (1990)
71 Jack Reed (D-RI) Former Rep (6 years) - Rhode Island 43rd population (1990)
72 Tim Hutchinson[8] (R-AR) Former Rep (4 years)
73 Max Cleland[8] (D-GA) Georgia 11th population (1990)
74 Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Louisiana 21st population (1990)
75 Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Alabama 22nd population (1990)
76 Gordon H. Smith (R-OR) Oregon 29th population (1990)
77 Chuck Hagel (R-NE) Nebraska 36th population (1990)
78 Susan Collins (R-ME) Maine 38th population (1990)
79 Mike Enzi (R-WY) Wyoming 50th population (1990)
80 Chuck Schumer (D-NY) January 3, 1999 Former Rep (18 years)
81 Jim Bunning (R-KY) Former Rep (12 years)
82 Mike Crapo (R-ID) Former Rep (6 years)
83 Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Former Rep (4 years)
84 George Voinovich (R-OH) Former Governor - Ohio 7th population (1990)
85 Evan Bayh (D-IN) Former Governor - Indiana 14th population (1990)
86 Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL) Illinois 6th population (1990)
87 John Edwards (D-NC) North Carolina 10th population (1990)
88 Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) November 4, 1999
89 Zell Miller (D-GA) July 27, 2000
90 Bill Nelson (D-FL) January 3, 2001 Former Rep (12 years)
91 Tom Carper (D-DE) Former Rep (10 years)
92 Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Former Rep (4 years) - Michigan 8th population (1990)
93 John Ensign (R-NV) Former Rep (4 years) - Nevada 39th population (1990)
94 George Allen (R-VA) Former Rep (2 years) - Former Governor
95 Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Former Rep (2 years)
96 Ben Nelson (D-NE) Former Governor
97 Hillary Clinton (D-NY) New York 2nd population (1990)
98 Jon Corzine (D-NJ) New Jersey 9th population (1990)
99 Jean Carnahan[8] (D-MO) Missouri 15th population (1990)
100 Mark Dayton (D-MN) Minnesota 20th population (1990)
Dean Barkley[8] (I-MN) November 5, 2002
Jim Talent (R-MO) November 25, 2002
John Cornyn[11] (R-TX) December 1, 2002
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) December 20, 2002

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ 1971 U.S Census Report Contains 1970 Census results.
  3. ^ 1981 U.S Census Report Contains 1980 Census results.
  4. ^ 1991 U.S Census Report Contains 1990 Census results.
  5. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 2003.
  6. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 2005.
  7. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 2007.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Retired or defeated in 2002 Election.
  9. ^ Frank Murkowski stepped down on December 2, 2002 after being elected Governor of Alaska
  10. ^ Senator Wellstone died in a plane crash on October 25, 2002.
  11. ^ Phil Gramm resigned early, effective November 30, 2002, so that Cornyn could take senate office on December 2, 2002, and move into Gramm's office suite in order to begin organizing his staff. Cornyn did not, however, gain seniority, owing to a 1980 Rules Committee policy that no longer gave seniority to senators who entered Congress early for the purpose of gaining advantageous office space.

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