List of United States Senators in the 6th Congress by seniority

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This is a classification of United States Senators by seniority during the 6th Congress, from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1801.

Seniority rules[edit]

A Chronological List of United States Senators includes the following explanation of how it assigns seniority.

From 1789 to 1958, senators whose terms began on the same day are listed alphabetically. Beginning in 1959, senators are listed according to commencement of first Senate term by order of service, determined by former service in order as senator, vice president, House member, cabinet secretary, governor, and then by state population. This latter system for calculating order of service has been used by the modern Senate for many years for the purposes of office assignment. It is unclear just when the Senate first began applying such criteria.

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Rank column: This consecutively numbers Senators, serving in the relevant Congress, according to seniority in that Congress. Seniority is based upon the method used by the chronological list. If the senator is not the first person to hold the seat, no number is included in the list.

A senator with broken service is placed before other senators starting service on the same day, but after senators with unbroken service starting before that date.

Senate No. column: The chronological guide gives an official number to each senator. This is the number set out in this column. That number is retained even if the senator has broken service.

As an historical article, the states and party affiliations listed reflect those during the Congress. Seats and party affiliations on similar lists for other Congresses will be different for certain members. During this Congress, there were two parties represented. Senators are classified as Democratic-Republican (DR) or Federalist (F).

Seniority list[edit]

Rank Name (Party-State) Seniority date Current Term to Senator No.
1 James Gunn (F-GA) March 4, 1789 March 3, 1801 9
2 John Langdon (DR-NH) 13
3 Theodore Foster (F-RI) June 7, 1790 March 3, 1803 26
4 John Brown (DR-KY) June 18, 1792 March 3, 1805 36
5 Samuel Livermore (F-NH) March 4, 1793 43
6 James Ross (F-PA) April 24, 1794 March 3, 1803 47
7 Stevens Thomson Mason (DR-VA) November 18, 1794 48
8 Henry Latimer (F-DE)[2] February 7, 1795 February 28, 1801 (March 3, 1803) 50
9 William Bingham (F-PA) March 4, 1795 March 3, 1801 51
10 Timothy Bloodworth (DR-NC) 52
11 Humphrey Marshall (F-KY) 53
12 Elijah Paine (F-VT) 54
13 Jacob Read (F-SC) 55
14 James Hillhouse (F-CT) March 12, 1796 March 3, 1803 59
15 Benjamin Goodhue (F-MA)[3] June 11, 1796 November 8, 1800 (March 3, 1803) 60
16 Uriah Tracy (F-CT) October 13, 1796 March 3, 1801 64
17 John Laurance (F-NY)[4] November 9, 1796 August 31, 1800 (March 3, 1801) 66
18 John Eager Howard (F-MD) November 30, 1796 March 3, 1803 68
19 Joseph Anderson (DR-TN)[5] September 26, 1797 70
20 Nathaniel Chipman (F-VT) October 17, 1797 72
21 Ray Greene (F-RI) November 13, 1797 March 3, 1805 73
22 James Lloyd (F-MD)[6] December 11, 1797 December 1, 1800 (March 3, 1801) 74
23 James Watson (F-NY)[7] August 17, 1798 March 19, 1800 (March 3, 1803) 78
24 Charles Pinckney (DR-SC) December 6, 1798 March 3, 1805 81
25 William H. Wells (F-DE) January 17, 1799 82
26 William Cocke (DR-TN)[8] March 4, 1799 63
27 Abraham Baldwin (DR-GA) 83
28 Jonathan Dayton (F-NJ) 84
30 Samuel Dexter[9] (F-MA) May 30, 1800 (March 3, 1805) 85
29 Jesse Franklin (DR-NC) March 3, 1805 86
31 James Schureman[10] (F-NJ) February 16, 1801 (March 3, 1803) 87
32 Wilson Cary Nicholas (DR-VA) December 5, 1799 March 3, 1805 88
33 Gouverneur Morris (F-NY) April 3, 1800 March 3, 1803 89
34 Dwight Foster (F-MA) June 6, 1800 March 3, 1805 90
35 John Armstrong, Jr. (DR-NY) November 6, 1800 March 3, 1801 91
36 Jonathan Mason (F-MA) November 14, 1800 March 3, 1803 92
37 William Hindman (F-MD) December 12, 1800 March 3, 1801 93
38 Aaron Ogden (F-NJ) February 28, 1801 March 3, 1803 94
39 Samuel White (F-DE) 95

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ Henry Latimer resigned on February 28, 1801
  3. ^ Benjamin Goodhue resigned on November 8, 1800
  4. ^ John Laurance resigned on August 31, 1800
  5. ^ Joseph Anderson served the remainder of the term expiring March 3, 1799. On December 12, 1798 he was elected to the state's other Senate seat for the remainder of the term expiring on March 3, 1803. Anderson took up his new seat from March 4, 1799, so his service was continuous.
  6. ^ James Lloyd resigned on December 1, 1800
  7. ^ James Watson resigned on March 19, 1800
  8. ^ William Cocke previously served from August 2, 1796 until September 26, 1797. There was a technical vacancy, due to the failure of the legislature to elect, from March 4, 1797 until April 22, 1797. The Governor then appointed Cocke to fill the vacancy. The source relied upon, for the current article, does not treat vacancies in such circumstances as interrupting seniority.
  9. ^ Samuel Dexter resigned on May 30, 1800
  10. ^ James Schureman resigned on February 16, 1801

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