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 in population (1970)
8 Pete Domenici (R-NM) New Mexico 37th in population (1970)
9 Joe Biden (D-DE) Delaware 46th in 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 in population (1970)
13 Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Utah 36th in 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 representative (6 years) - Connecticut 24th in population (1970)
19 Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Former representative (6 years) - Iowa 25th in population (1970)
20 Arlen Specter (R-PA) Pennsylvania 3rd in population (1970)
21 Don Nickles (R-OK) Oklahoma 27th in population (1970)
22 Frank Murkowski[9] (R-AL) Alaska 50th in 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 representative (10 years)
26 Phil Gramm[8] (R-TX) Former representative (6 years)
27 Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
28 Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) January 15, 1985
29 John Breaux (D-LA) January 3, 1987 Former representative (14 years)
30 Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Former representative (10 years)
31 Richard Shelby (R-AL) Former representative (8 years) - Alabama 22nd in population (1980)
32 Tom Daschle (D-SD) Former representative (8 years) - South Dakota 45th in population (1980)
33 John McCain (R-AZ) Former representative (4 years) - Arizona 29th in population (1980)
34 Harry Reid (D-NV) Former representative (4 years) - Nevada 43rd in population (1980)
35 Bob Graham (D-FL) Former governor - Florida 7th in population (1980)
36 Kit Bond (R-MO) Former governor - Missouri 15th in population (1980)
37 Kent Conrad (D-ND)
38 Trent Lott (R-MS) January 3, 1989 Former representative (16 years)
39 Jim Jeffords (R-VT)(I-VT) Former representative (14 years)
40 Herb Kohl (D-WI) Wisconsin 16th in population (1980)
41 Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) Connecticut 25th in population (1980)
42 Conrad Burns (R-MT) Montana 44th in 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 representative (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 representative (10 years)
50 Judd Gregg (R-NH) Former representative (8 years) Former governor
51 Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO) Former representative (6 years)
52 Russ Feingold (D-WI) Wisconsin 16th in population (1990)
53 Patty Murray (D-WA) Washington 18th in population (1990)
54 Bob Bennett (R-UT) Utah 35th in 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 representative (16 years)
59 Mike DeWine (R-OH) Former representative (8 years) - Ohio 7th in population (1990)
60 Jon Kyl (R-AZ) Former representative (8 years) - Arizona 24th in population (1990)
61 Craig Thomas (R-WY) Former representative (6 years)
62 Rick Santorum (R-PA) Former representative (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 representative (16 years)
67 Richard Durbin (D-IL) Former representative (14 years)
68 Robert Torricelli[8] (D-NJ) Former representative (14 years)
69 Tim Johnson (D-SD) Former representative (10 years)
70 Wayne Allard (R-CO) Former representative (6 years) - Colorado 26th in population (1990)
71 Jack Reed (D-RI) Former representative (6 years) - Rhode Island 43rd in population (1990)
72 Tim Hutchinson[8] (R-AR) Former representative (4 years)
73 Max Cleland[8] (D-GA) Georgia 11th in population (1990)
74 Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Louisiana 21st in population (1990)
75 Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Alabama 22nd in population (1990)
76 Gordon H. Smith (R-OR) Oregon 29th in population (1990)
77 Chuck Hagel (R-NE) Nebraska 36th in population (1990)
78 Susan Collins (R-ME) Maine 38th in population (1990)
79 Mike Enzi (R-WY) Wyoming 50th in population (1990)
80 Chuck Schumer (D-NY) January 3, 1999 Former representative (18 years)
81 Jim Bunning (R-KY) Former representative (12 years)
82 Mike Crapo (R-ID) Former representative (6 years)
83 Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Former representative (4 years)
84 George Voinovich (R-OH) Former governor - Ohio 7th in population (1990)
85 Evan Bayh (D-IN) Former governor - Indiana 14th in population (1990)
86 Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL) Illinois 6th in population (1990)
87 John Edwards (D-NC) North Carolina 10th in 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 representative (12 years)
91 Tom Carper (D-DE) Former representative (10 years)
92 Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Former representative (4 years) - Michigan 8th in population (1990)
93 John Ensign (R-NV) Former representative (4 years) - Nevada 39th in population (1990)
94 George Allen (R-VA) Former representative (2 years) - Former governor
95 Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Former representative (2 years)
96 Ben Nelson (D-NE) Former governor
97 Hillary Clinton (D-NY) New York 2nd in population (1990)
98 Jon Corzine (D-NJ) New Jersey 9th in population (1990)
99 Jean Carnahan[8] (D-MO) Missouri 15th in population (1990)
100 Mark Dayton (D-MN) Minnesota 20th in 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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