List of United States Senators in the 113th Congress by seniority

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This is a complete list of members of the United States Senate during the 113th United States Congress listed by seniority, from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015. It is a historical listing and will contain people who have not served the entire two-year Congress should anyone resign, die, or be expelled.

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 governor of a state. 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 Congress (up until the last senator who was not sworn in early after winning the November 2014 election) are listed at the end of the list with no number.

The 113th Congress was the first Congress since the 103rd Congress (1993–95) without a senator who had served for at least 40 years. The most senior senator, Patrick Leahy, did not reach the 40-year mark until January 3, 2015. From November 7, 1996, when Strom Thurmond reached the 40-year mark during the 104th Congress, until Daniel Inouye died on December 17, 2012, there was always at least one senator who had served for 40 years.

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 2015[6]
Class 3 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 2017[7]
Class 1 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 2019[8]

U.S. Senate Seniority List[edit]

U.S. Senate Seniority
Current
rank
Historical
rank
Senator (Party-State) Seniority Date Other factors
1 1692 Patrick Leahy (D-VT) January 3, 1975  
2 1708 Orrin Hatch (R-UT) January 3, 1977
3 1717 Max Baucus (D-MT)[9] December 15, 1978
4 1719 Thad Cochran (R-MS) December 27, 1978
5 1730 Carl Levin (D-MI) January 3, 1979
6 1745 Chuck Grassley (R-IA) January 3, 1981
7 1761 John Kerry (D-MA)[10] January 2, 1985
8 1763 Tom Harkin (D-IA) January 3, 1985 Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives
9 1766 Mitch McConnell (R-KY)  
10 1767 Jay Rockefeller (R-WV) January 15, 1985
11 1773 Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) January 3, 1987 Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (10 years)
12 1775 Richard Shelby (R-AL) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (8 years)
13 1777 John McCain (R-AZ) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (4 years); Arizona 29th in population (1980)
14 1778 Harry Reid (D-NV) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (4 years); Nevada 43rd in population (1980)
15 1801 Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) November 10, 1992
16 1804 Barbara Boxer (D-CA) January 3, 1993 Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives
17 1810 Patty Murray (D-WA)  
18 1816 Jim Inhofe (R-OK) November 17, 1994
19 1827 Ron Wyden (D-OR) February 6, 1996
20 1830 Pat Roberts (R-KS) January 3, 1997 Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (16 years)
21 1831 Richard Durbin (D-IL) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (14 years)
22 1833 Tim Johnson (D-SD) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (10 years)
23 1835 Jack Reed (D-RI) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (6 years)
24 1838 Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Louisiana 21st in population (1990)
25 1839 Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Alabama 22nd in population (1990)
26 1842 Susan Collins (R-ME) Maine 38th in population (1990)
27 1843 Mike Enzi (R-WY) Wyoming 50th in population (1990)
28 1844 Chuck Schumer (D-NY) January 3, 1999 Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (18 years)
29 1856 Mike Crapo (R-ID) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (6 years)
30 1854 Bill Nelson (D-FL) January 3, 2001 Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (12 years)
31 1855 Tom Carper (D-DE) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (10 years)
32 1856 Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (4 years)
33 1859 Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (2 years)
34 1873 John Cornyn[11] (R-TX) December 1, 2002  
35 1867 Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) December 20, 2002
36 1755[12] Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)[12] January 3, 2003 Former U.S. Senator
37 1868 Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (8 years); Georgia 10th in population (2000)
38 1869 Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (8 years); South Carolina 26th in population (2000)
39 1871 Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Former Cabinet member
40 1875 Mark Pryor (D-AR)  
41 1876 Richard Burr (R-NC) January 3, 2005 Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (10 years)
42 1878 Tom Coburn (R-OK) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (6 years); Oklahoma 27th in population (2000)
43 1879 John Thune (R-SD) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (6 years); South Dakota 46th in population (2000)
44 1880 Johnny Isakson (R-GA) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (5 years, 10 months)
45 1881 David Vitter (R-LA) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (5 years, 7 months)
46 1885 Bob Menendez (D-NJ) January 17, 2006
47 1886 Ben Cardin (D-MD) January 3, 2007 Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (20 years)
48 1887 Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (16 years)
49 1888 Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (14 years)
50 1890 Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) Pennsylvania 6th in population (2000)
51 1891 Bob Corker (R-TN) Tennessee 16th in population (2000)
52 1892 Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Missouri 17th in population (2000)
53 1893 Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Minnesota 21st in population (2000)
54 1894 Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Rhode Island 43rd in population (2000)
55 1895 Jon Tester (D-MT) Montana 44th in population (2000)
56 1896 John Barrasso (R-WY) June 25, 2007  
57 1897 Roger Wicker (R-MS) December 31, 2007
58 1898 Mark Udall (D-CO) January 3, 2009 Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (10 years); Colorado 24th in population (2000)
59 1899 Tom Udall (D-NM) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (10 years); New Mexico 36th in population (2000)
60 1900 Mike Johanns (R-NE) Former Cabinet member
61 1901 Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Former governor (6 years)
62 1902 Mark Warner (D-VA) Former governor (4 years)
63 1903 Jim Risch (R-ID) Former governor (7 months)
64 1904 Kay Hagan (D-NC) North Carolina 11th in population (2000)
65 1905 Jeff Merkley (D-OR) Oregon 28th in population (2000)
66 1906 Mark Begich (D-AK) Alaska 48th in population (2000)
67 1909 Michael Bennet (D-CO) January 21, 2009  
68 1910 Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) January 26, 2009
69 1911 Al Franken (D-MN) July 7, 2009
70 1916 Joe Manchin (D-WV) November 15, 2010 Former governor
71 1917 Chris Coons (D-DE)  
72 1918 Mark Kirk (R-IL) November 29, 2010
73 1785[13] Dan Coats (R-IN) January 3, 2011 Former U.S. Senator
74 1919 Roy Blunt (R-MO) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (14 years); Missouri 17th in population (2010)
75 1920 Jerry Moran (R-KS) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (14 years); Kansas 32nd in population (2010)
76 1921 Rob Portman (R-OH) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (12 years)
77 1922 John Boozman (R-AR) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (9 years)
78 1923 Pat Toomey (R-PA) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (6 years)
79 1924 John Hoeven (R-ND) Former governor
80 1925 Marco Rubio (R-FL) Florida 4th in population (2010)
81 1926 Ron Johnson (R-WI) Wisconsin 18th in population (2010)
82 1927 Rand Paul (R-KY) Kentucky 25th in population (2010)
83 1928 Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Connecticut 29th in population (2010)
84 1929 Michael S. Lee (R-UT) Utah 34th in population (2010)
85 1930 Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) New Hampshire 41st in population (2010)
86 1931 Dean Heller (R-NV) May 9, 2011  
87 1932 Brian Schatz (D-HI) December 27, 2012
88 1933 Tim Scott (R-SC) January 2, 2013
89 1934 Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) January 3, 2013 Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (14 years)
90 1935 Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (12 years)
91 1936 Joe Donnelly (D-IN) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (6 years); Indiana 16th in population (2010)
92 1937 Chris Murphy (D-CT) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (6 years); Connecticut 29th in population (2010)
93 1938 Mazie Hirono (D-HI) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (6 years); Hawaii 42nd in population (2010)
94 1939 Martin Heinrich (D-NM) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (4 years)
95 1940 Angus King (I-ME) Former governor (8 years)
96 1941 Tim Kaine (D-VA) Former governor (4 years)
97 1942 Ted Cruz (R-TX) Texas 2nd in population (2010)
98 1943 Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Massachusetts 15th in population (2010)
99 1944 Deb Fischer (R-NE) Nebraska 38th in population (2010)
100 1945 Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) North Dakota 48th in population (2010)
1946 Mo Cowan (D-MA)[14] February 1, 2013  
1947 Jeffrey Chiesa (D-NJ)[15] June 6, 2013
1948 Ed Markey (D-MA) July 16, 2013
1949 Cory Booker (D-NJ) October 31, 2013
1950 John Walsh (D-MT)[16] February 9, 2014

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. ^ 2000 Census State Population Rankings
  6. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 2015.
  7. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 2017.
  8. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 2019.
  9. ^ Max Baucus resigned his seat on February 6, 2014, to become United States Ambassador to China.
  10. ^ John Kerry resigned his seat on February 1, 2013, to become United States Secretary of State.
  11. ^ John Cornyn's predecessor, Phil Gramm, resigned early so Cornyn could be seated on December 2, 2002, and move into Gramm's office suite 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. See Note 1, above.
  12. ^ a b Frank Lautenberg served a previous term as U.S. Senator from New Jersey from January 1983 to January 2001, but did not retain seniority from that prior service. Lautenberg had sought restoration of his seniority based on his prior service, but did not receive it. Second Time Isn't as Lovely for Lautenberg, New York Times
  13. ^ Coats previously served as a U.S. Senator.
  14. ^ Cowan was appointed to succeed Kerry and served until a successor was elected.
  15. ^ Chiesa was appointed to succeed Lautenberg and served until a successor was elected.
  16. ^ John Walsh withdrew from the senate election on August 7, 2014, due to a plagiarism scandal.

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