List of United States Senators in the 15th Congress by seniority

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This is a complete list of members of the United States Senate during the 15th United States Congress listed by seniority, from March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1819.

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]

The two main parties at this point were the Federalists (F), and Democratic Republicans (DR). At the end of this congress, there was one person elected who was an Anti-Democrat (AD).

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 1819[2]
Class 1 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1821[3]
Class 2 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1823[4]

U.S. Senate Seniority List[edit]

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Senator (Party-State) Seniority date Other factors
1 John Gaillard (F-SC) December 6, 1804
2 Charles Tait (F-GA) November 27, 1809
3 Outerbridge Horsey (F-DE) January 12, 1810
4 Samuel Whittlesey Dana (F-CT) December 4, 1810
5 William Hunter (F-RI) October 28, 1811
6 Dudley Chase (DR-VT)[5] March 4, 1813 Vermont 14th in Population (1810)
7 Eligius Fromentin (DR-LA) Louisiana 17th in Population (1810)
8 Rufus King (F-NY) Former Senator
9 Abner Lacock (DR-PA) Former Representative (2 years)
10 Jeremiah Morrow (DR-OH) Former Representative (10 years)
11 David Daggett (F-CT) May 13, 1813
12 Robert Henry Goldsborough (F-MD) May 21, 1813
13 Jeremiah Mason (F-NH) June 10, 1813
14 Jonathan Roberts (DR-PA)[6] February 24, 1814
15 James Barbour (AD-VA) January 2, 1815
16 Isham Talbot (DR-KY) February 2, 1815
17 Benjamin Ruggles (DR-OH) March 4, 1815 Ohio 13th in Population (1810)
18 Nathan Sanford (DR-NY) New York 1st in Population (1810)
19 Isaac Tichenor (F-VT) Former Senator
20 James Jefferson Wilson (DR-NJ) New Jersey 12th in Population (1810)
21 George Washington Campbell (DR-TN)[7] October 10, 1815 Former Senator
22 John Williams (DR-TN)
23 Nathaniel Macon (DR-NC) December 5, 1815
24 Eli Porter Ashmun (F-MA)[8] June 12, 1816
25 Martin D. Hardin (DR-SC) November 3, 1816 South Carolina 6th in Population (1810)
26 George Michael Troup (DR-GA)[9] November 13, 1816
27 Montfort Stokes (DR-NC) December 4, 1816 North Carolina 4th in Population (1810)
28 James Noble (DR-IN) December 11, 1816 Alphabetical (N)
29 Waller Taylor (DR-IN) Alphabetical (T)
30 Alexander Contee Hanson (F-MD) December 20, 1816
31 John Wayles Eppes (DR-VA) March 4, 1817 Former Representative (10 years)
32 Harrison Gray Otis (F-MA) Former Representative (4 years)
33 Nicholas Van Dyke (F-DE) Former Representative (3 years, 4 months)
34 William Charles Cole Claiborne (DR-LA)[10] Former Representative (3 years, 3 months)
35 Mahlon Dickerson (DR-NJ) Former Governor
36 John Jordan Crittenden (DR-KY) Kentucky 7th in Population (1810)
37 David Lawrence Morril (DR-NH) New Hampshire 15th in Population (1810)
38 James Burrill, Jr. (F-RI) Rhode Island 16th in Population (1810)
39 Clement Storer (DR-NH) June 27, 1817
40 James Fisk (DR-VT)[11] November 4, 1817
41 Walter Leake (DR-MS) December 10, 1817 Alphabetical (L)
42 Thomas Hill Williams (DR-MS) Alphabetical (W)
43 Henry Johnson (DR-LA) January 12, 1818
44 Prentiss Mellen (F-MA) June 5, 1818
45 John Henry Eaton (DR-TN) September 5, 1818
46 William Adams Palmer (DR-VT) October 20, 1818
47 John Forsyth (DR-GA) November 23, 1818 [12]
48 Ninian Edwards (DR-IL) December 3, 1818
49 Jesse Burgess Thomas (DR-IL) Former Delegate

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1819.
  3. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1821.
  4. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1823.
  5. ^ Dudley Chase resigned November 3, 1817
  6. ^ Jonathan Roberts resigned June 16, 1817
  7. ^ George Campbell resigned April 20, 1818
  8. ^ Eli Porter Ashmun resigned May 10, 1818
  9. ^ George Troup resigned September 23, 1818
  10. ^ William Claiborne resigned November 23, 1817
  11. ^ James Fisk resigned January 8, 1818
  12. ^ John Forsyth resigned February 17, 1819

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