List of United States Senators in the 77th Congress by seniority

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This is a complete list of members of the United States Senate during the 77th United States Congress listed by seniority, from January 3, 1941 to January 3, 1943.

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]

Senators who were sworn in during the middle of the Congress (up until the last senator who was not sworn in early after winning the November 1942 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 1943[5]
Class 3 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1945[6]
Class 1 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1947[7]

U.S. Senate Seniority List[edit]

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Senator (Party-State) Seniority Date Other Factors
1 Ellison D. Smith (D-SC) March 4, 1909
2 Morris Sheppard (D-TX) [8] February 3, 1913
3 George W. Norris (I-NE) [9] March 4, 1913
4 Kenneth McKellar (D-TN) March 4, 1917
5 Hiram Johnson (R-CA) March 16, 1917
6 Charles L. McNary (R-OR) December 18, 1918
7 Arthur Capper (R-KS) March 4, 1919 Former Governor
8 Pat Harrison (D-MS) [10] March 5, 1919 Former Rep.
9 Carter Glass (D-VA) February 2, 1920
10 Walter F. George (D-GA) November 22, 1922
11 Henrik Shipstead (R-MN) March 4, 1923 Minnesota 17th Population (1920)
12 Burton K. Wheeler (D-MT) Montana 39th Population (1920)
13 Robert M. La Follette, Jr. (Prog-WI) September 30, 1925
14 Gerald P. Nye (R-ND) November 14, 1925
15 David I. Walsh (D-MA) December 6, 1926
16 Carl Hayden (D-AZ) March 4, 1927 Former Rep. (15 years)
17 Alben W. Barkley (D-KY) Former Rep. (14 years)
18 Elmer Thomas (D-OK) Former Rep. (4 years), Oklahoma 21st Population (1920)
19 Millard Tydings (D-MD) Former Rep. (4 years), Maryland 28th Population (1920)
20 Robert F. Wagner (D-NY)
21 Arthur H. Vandenberg (R-MI) March 31, 1928
22 Tom Connally (D-TX) March 4, 1929
23 James J. Davis (R-PA) December 2, 1930
24 Matthew M. Neely (D-WV) [11] March 4, 1931 Previously a Senator
25 James F. Byrnes (D-SC) [12] Former Rep., South Carolina 26th Population (1930)
26 Wallace H. White, Jr. (R-ME) Former Rep., Maine 35th Population (1930)
27 William J. Bulow (D-SD) [9] Former Governor
28 Josiah W. Bailey (D-NC) North Carolina 12th Population (1930)
29 John H. Bankhead II (D-AL) Alabama 15th Population (1930)
30 Warren Austin (R-VT) April 1, 1931
31 Hattie Caraway (D-AR) November 13, 1931
32 Robert R. Reynolds (D-NC) December 5, 1932
33 Richard Russell, Jr. (D-GA) January 12, 1933
34 Bennett Champ Clark (D-MO) February 4, 1933
35 Alva B. Adams (D-CO) [13] March 4, 1933 Previously a Senator
36 John H. Overton (D-LA) Former Rep.
37 Harry F. Byrd (D-VA) Former Governor
38 Frederick Van Nuys (D-IN) Indiana 11th Population (1930)
39 Homer T. Bone (D-WA) Washington 30th Population (1930)
40 Elbert D. Thomas (D-UT) Utah 40th Population (1930)
41 Pat McCarran (D-NV) Nevada 48th Population (1930)
42 Carl Hatch (D-NM) October 10, 1933
43 Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D-WY) January 1, 1934
44 James E. Murray (D-MT) November 7, 1934
45 Peter G. Gerry (D-RI) January 3. 1935 Previously a Senator
46 Francis T. Maloney (D-CT) Former Rep.
47 Theodore G. Bilbo (D-MS) Former Governor
48 Joseph F. Guffey (D-PA) Pennsylvania 2nd Population (1930)
49 Harry S. Truman (D-MO) Missouri 10th Population (1930)
50 George L. P. Radcliffe (D-MD) Maryland 28th Population (1930)
51 Dennis Chavez (D-NM) May 11, 1935
52 Guy Gillette (D-IA) November 4, 1936 Former Rep.
53 Charles O. Andrews (D-FL)
54 Claude Pepper (D-FL)
55 Prentiss M. Brown (D-MI) [9] November 19, 1936
56 Joshua B. Lee (D-OK) [9] January 3, 1937 Former Rep. (2 years)
57 Clyde L. Herring (D-IA) [9] Former Governor, Iowa 19th Population (1930)
58 Edwin C. Johnson (D-CO) Former Governor, Colorado 33rd Population (1930)
59 Theodore F. Green (D-RI) Former Governor, Rhode Island 37th Population (1930)
60 Styles Bridges (R-NH) Former Governor, New Hampshire 41st Population (1930)
61 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R-MA) Massachusetts 8th Population (1930)
62 Allen J. Ellender (D-LA) Louisiana 22nd Population (1930)
63 James H. Hughes (D-DE) [9] Delaware 46th Population (1930)
64 Henry H. Schwartz (D-WY) [9] Wyoming 47th Population (1930)
65 William H. Smathers (D-NJ) [9] April 15, 1937
66 John E. Miller (D-AR) [14] November 15, 1937
67 Joseph Lister Hill (D-AL) January 11, 1938
68 William Warren Barbour (R-NJ) November 9, 1938
69 James M. Mead (D-NY) December 3, 1938
70 Charles W. Tobey (R-NH) January 3, 1939 Former Rep. (6 years), Former Governor
71 Scott W. Lucas (D-IL) Former Rep. (4 years), Illinois 3rd Population (1930)
72 D. Worth Clark (D-ID) Former Rep. (4 years), Idaho 42nd Population (1930)
73 Clyde M. Reed (R-KS) Former Governor
74 Robert A. Taft (R-OH) Ohio 4th Population (1930)
75 Sheridan Downey (D-CA) California 6th Population (1930)
76 Alexander Wiley (R-WI) Wisconsin 13th Population (1930)
77 John A. Danaher (R-CT) Connecticut 29th Population (1930)
78 Rufus C. Holman (R-OR) Oregon 34th Population (1930)
79 John Chandler Gurney (R-SD) South Dakota 36th Population (1930)
80 Tom Stewart (D-TN) January 16, 1939
81 Albert B. Chandler (D-KY) October 9, 1939
82 John Thomas (R-ID) January 27, 1940
83 Joseph H. Ball (R-MN) [15] October 14, 1940
84 C. Wayland Brooks (R-IL) November 22, 1940
85 Berkeley L. Bunker (D-NV) [16] November 27, 1940
86 Monrad C. Wallgren (D-WA) December 19, 1940
87 Abe Murdock (D-UT) January 3, 1941 Former Rep. (8 years)
88 Owen Brewster (R-ME) Former Rep. (6 years), Former Governor
89 William Langer (R-ND) Former Governor
90 Harold H. Burton (R-OH) Ohio 4th Population (1940)
91 Raymond E. Willis (R-IN) Indiana 12th Population (1940)
92 Harley M. Kilgore (D-WV) West Virginia 24th Population (1940)
93 Hugh A. Butler (R-NE) Nebraska 32nd Population (1940)
94 Ernest W. McFarland (D-AZ) Arizona 43rd Population (1940)
95 James M. Tunnell (D-DE) Delaware 47th Population (1940)
96 George Aiken (R-VT) January 10, 1941
Joseph Rosier (D-WV) [17] January 13, 1941
G. Lloyd Spencer (D-AR) [9] April 1, 1941
Andrew Jackson Houston (D-TX) [18] April 21, 1941
James O. Eastland (D-MS) [19] June 30, 1941
Alva M. Lumpkin (D-SC) [20] July 22, 1941
W. Lee O'Daniel (D-TX) August 4, 1941
Roger C. Peace (D-SC) [21] August 5, 1941
Wall Doxey (D-MS) [9] September 29, 1941
Burnet R. Maybank (D-SC) November 5, 1941
Eugene D. Millikin (R-CO) December 20, 1941
Arthur E. Nelson (R-MN) [9] November 18, 1942 Minnesota 18th Population (1940)
Hugh I. Shott (R-WV) [9] West Virginia 24th Population (1940)
James G. Scrugham (D-NV) December 7, 1942

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ 1921 U.S Census Report Contains 1920 Census results
  3. ^ 1931 U.S Census Report Contains 1930 Census results
  4. ^ 1941 U.S Census Report Contains 1940 Census results
  5. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1943.
  6. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1945.
  7. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1947.
  8. ^ Senator Sheppard died on April 9, 1941
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Retired or defeated after 1942 Election.
  10. ^ Senator Harrison died on June 22, 1941
  11. ^ Senator Neely resigned on January 12, 1941
  12. ^ Senator Byrnes resigned on July 17, 1941 to become Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  13. ^ Senator Adams died on December 1, 1941
  14. ^ Senator Miller resigned on March 31, 1941
  15. ^ Senator Ball resigned on November 17, 1942
  16. ^ Senator Bunker resigned on December 6, 1942
  17. ^ Senator Rosier resigned on November 17, 1942
  18. ^ Senator Houston died on June 26, 1941
  19. ^ Senator Eastland resigned on September 28, 1941
  20. ^ Senator Lumpkin died on August 1, 1941
  21. ^ Senator Peace resigned on November 4, 1941

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