List of United States Senators in the 3rd Congress by seniority

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This is a classification of United States Senators during the 3rd United States Congress listed by seniority, from March 4, 1793 to March 3, 1795.

The order of service is based on the commencement of the senator's first term, with senators entering service the same day ranked alphabetically. The Senate subsequently assigned a consecutive official number to each Senator, which is the second number given in the table.[1]

During this time, there were no official parties, but senators are labeled as Pro-Administration (P), and Anti-Administration (A). Towards the end of the Congress, Stevens T. Mason of Virginia is classified in the Chronological List of United States Senators as a Democratic-Republican (DR) and Henry Latimer of Delaware as a Federalist (F).

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 1795[2]
Class 1 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1797[3]
Class 2 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1799[4]

U.S. Senate Seniority List[edit]

Rank Historical
rank
Senator (Party-State) Seniority date
1 2 Pierce Butler (A-SC) March 4, 1789
2 5 Oliver Ellsworth (P-CT)
3 9 James Gunn (A-GA)
4 10 John Henry (P-MD)
5 11 Ralph Izard (P-SC)
6 13 John Langdon (A-NH)
7 16 Robert Morris (P-PA)
8 18 George Read (P-DE)[5]
9 20 Caleb Strong (P-MA)
10 21 Rufus King (P-NY) July 16, 1789
11 22 Benjamin Hawkins (P-NC) November 27, 1789
12 23 Theodore Foster (P-RI) June 7, 1790
13 24 James Monroe (A-VA)[6] November 9, 1790
14 25 Aaron Burr (A-NY) March 4, 1791
15 26 George Cabot (P-MA)
16 27 John Rutherfurd (P-NJ)
17 28 Roger Sherman (P-CT)[7] June 13, 1791
18 29 Stephen Row Bradley (A-VT) October 17, 1791
19 30 Moses Robinson (A-VT)
20 31 John Brown (A-KY) June 18, 1792
21 32 John Edwards (A-KY)
22 33 John Taylor (A-VA)[8] October 18, 1792
23 34 Richard Potts (P-MD) January 10, 1793
24 35 William Bradford (P-RI) March 4, 1793
25 36 Frederick Frelinghuysen (P-NJ)
26 37 James Jackson (A-GA)
27 38 Samuel Livermore (P-NH)
28 39 Alexander Martin (A-NC)
29 40 John Vining (P-DE)
30 41 Stephen Mix Mitchell (P-CT) December 2, 1793
31 42 James Ross (P-PA)[9] April 24, 1794
32 43 Stevens Thomson Mason (A-VA) November 18, 1794
33 44 Henry Tazewell (A-VA)
34 45 Henry Latimer (P-DE) February 7, 1795

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 1795.
  3. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1797.
  4. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1799.
  5. ^ George Read resigned September 18, 1793 to become Chief Justice of Delaware.
  6. ^ James Monroe resigned May 27, 1794 to become Minister to France
  7. ^ Roger Sherman died January 23, 1793.
  8. ^ John Taylor resigned May 11, 1794.
  9. ^ This Pennsylvania seat was vacant from March 4, 1791. Albert Gallatin (A-PA), presented credentials on December 2, 1793, but was declared ineligible on February 28, 1794. He is not included in the Chronological List of United States Senators.

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