List of United States Senators in the 93rd Congress by seniority

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This is a complete list of members of the United States Senate during the 93rd United States Congress listed by seniority, from January 3, 1973 to January 3, 1975.

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 in the middle of the two-year congressional term (up until the last senator who was not sworn in early after winning the November 1974 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 3 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1975[5]
Class 1 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1977[6]
Class 2 Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1979[7]

U.S. Senate Seniority List[edit]

U.S. Senate Seniority
Rank Senator (Party-State) Seniority Date Other Factors
1 George Aiken (R-VT) January 10, 1941
2 James Eastland (D-MS) January 3, 1943 Previously A Senator
3 John Little McClellan (D-AR)
4 Warren G. Magnuson (D-WA) December 14, 1944
5 J. William Fulbright (D-AR) January 3, 1945
6 Milton Young (R-ND) March 12, 1945
7 John Sparkman (D-AL) November 6, 1946
8 John C. Stennis (D-MS) November 17, 1947
9 Russell B. Long (D-LA) December 31, 1948
10 John O. Pastore (D-RI) December 19, 1950
11 Wallace F. Bennett (R-UT) January 3, 1951
12 Henry M. Jackson (D-WA) January 3, 1953 Former Rep (12 Years)
13 Mike Mansfield (D-MT) Former Rep (10 Years)
14 Stuart Symington (D-MO)
15 Sam Ervin (D-NC) June 5, 1954
16 Norris Cotton (R-NH) November 8, 1954 Former Rep (7 Years, 10 Months)
17 Roman Hruska (R-NE) Former Rep (1 Year, 10 Months)
18 Alan Bible (D-NV) December 2, 1954
19 Carl Curtis (R-NE) January 1, 1955
20 Clifford P. Case (R-NJ) January 3, 1955
21 Strom Thurmond (R-SC) November 7, 1956
22 Herman Talmadge (D-GA) January 3, 1957 Former Governor
23 Frank Church (D-ID)
24 Jacob K. Javits (R-NY) January 9, 1957
25 William Proxmire (D-WI) August 28, 1957
26 Jennings Randolph (D-WV) November 5, 1958
27 Hugh Scott (R-PA) January 3, 1959 Former Rep (18 Years)
28 Robert Byrd (D-WV) Former Rep (6 years)
29 Harrison A. Williams (D-NJ) Former Rep (4 years)
30 Edmund Muskie (D-ME) Former Governor
31 Philip Hart (D-MI) Michigan 7th Population (1950)
32 Vance Hartke (D-IN) Indiana 11th Population (1950)
33 Frank Moss (D-UT) Utah 38th Population (1950)
34 Gale W. McGee (D-WY) Wyoming 48th Population (1950)
35 Howard Cannon (D-NV) Nevada 49th Population (1950)
36 Hiram Fong (R-HI) August 21, 1959
37 Quentin Northrup Burdick (D-ND) August 8, 1960
38 Lee Metcalf (D-MT) January 3, 1961 Former Rep (8 years)
39 Claiborne Pell (D-RI)
40 John Tower (R-TX) June 15, 1961
41 James B. Pearson (R-KS) January 31, 1962
42 Ted Kennedy (D-MA) November 7, 1962 Massachusetts 9th Population (1960)
43 Thomas J. McIntyre (D-NH) New Hampshire 45th Population (1960)
44 Abraham A. Ribicoff (D-CT) January 3, 1963 Former Rep (14 Years), Former Cabinet Secretary, Former Governor
45 George McGovern (D-SD) Former Rep (14 Years)
46 Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Former Rep (4 Years)
47 Peter H. Dominick (R-CO) Former Rep (2 Years)
48 Birch Bayh (D-IN)
49 Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) January 7, 1963
50 Joseph Montoya (D-NM) November 4, 1964
51 Walter Mondale (D-MN) December 30, 1964
52 Paul Fannin (R-AZ) January 3, 1965
53 Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (I-VA) November 12, 1965
54 Robert P. Griffin (R-MI) May 11, 1966
55 Ernest Hollings (D-SC) November 9, 1966
56 Clifford Hansen (R-WY) January 3, 1967 Former Governor
57 Charles H. Percy (R-IL) Illinois 4th Population (1960)
58 Edward Brooke (R-MA) Massachusetts 9th Population (1960)
59 Howard Baker (R-TN) Tennessee 17th Population (1960)
60 Mark Hatfield (R-OR) January 10, 1967
61 Marlow Cook (R-KY) December 17, 1968
62 Ted Stevens (R-AK) December 24, 1968
63 Thomas Eagleton (D-MO) December 28, 1968
64 Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) January 3, 1969 Previously A Senator
65 Richard Schweiker (R-PA) Former Rep (8 years) - Pennsylvania 3rd Population (1960)
66 Charles Mathias (R-MD) Former Rep (8 years) - Maryland 21st Population (1960)
67 Bob Dole (R-KS) Former Rep (8 years) - Kansas 29th Population (1960)
68 Edward J. Gurney (R-FL) Former Rep (6 Years)
69 Harold Hughes (D-IA) Former Governor, Iowa 24th Population (1960)
70 Henry Bellmon (R-OK) Former Governor, Oklahoma 27th Population (1960)
71 Alan Cranston (D-CA) California 2nd Population (1960)
72 William B. Saxbe (R-OH) Ohio 5th Population (1960)
73 James Allen (D-AL) Alabama 19th Population (1960)
74 Bob Packwood (R-OR) Oregon 32nd Population (1960)
75 Mike Gravel (D-AK) Alaska 50th Population (1969)
76 Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL) November 17, 1970
77 Bill Roth (R-DE) January 1, 1971
78 John V. Tunney (D-CA) January 2, 1971
79 Hubert Humphrey (R-MN) January 3, 1971 Previously a Senator, Former VP
80 Robert Taft, Jr. (R-OH) Former Rep (8 Years) - Ohio 5th Population (1960)
81 Bill Brock (R-TN) Former Rep (8 Years) - Tennessee 17th Population (1960)
82 Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX) Former Rep (6 Years)
83 John Glenn Beall, Jr. (R-MD) Former Rep (2 Years) - Maryland 21st Population (1970)
84 Lowell Weicker (R-CT) Former Rep (2 Years) - Connecticut 25th Population (1960)
85 James L. Buckley (C/R-NY) New York 1st Population (1960)
86 Lawton Chiles (D-FL) Florida 10th Population (1960)
87 Robert Stafford (R-VT) September 16, 1971
88 Sam Nunn (D-GA) November 8, 1972
89 Bennett Johnston Jr. (D-LA) November 14, 1972
90 William Hathaway (D-ME) January 3, 1973 Former Rep (8 Years)
91 William L. Scott (R-VA) Former Rep (6 Years)
92 James A. McClure (R-ID) Former Rep (4 Years)
93 James Abourezk (D-SD) Former Rep (2 Years)
94 Dewey F. Bartlett (R-OK) Former Governor
95 Jesse Helms (R-NC) North Carolina 12th Population (1970)
96 Walter Huddleston (D-KY) Kentucky 23rd Population (1970)
97 Richard C. Clark (D-IA) Iowa 25th Population (1970)
98 Floyd K. Haskell (D-CO) Colorado 30th Population (1970)
99 Pete Domenici (R-NM) New Mexico 37th Population (1970)
100 Joe Biden (D-DE) Delaware 46th Population (1970)
Howard Metzenbaum[8] (D-OH) January 3, 1974
Paul Laxalt (R-NV) December 18, 1974
Jake Garn (R-UT) December 21, 1974
John Glenn (D-OH) December 24, 1974
Wendell H. Ford (D-KY) December 28, 1974
Louis C. Wyman[9] (R-NH) December 31, 1974
Richard Stone (D-FL) January 1, 1975

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ 1951 U.S Census Report Contains 1950 Census results
  3. ^ 1961 U.S Census Report Contains 1960 Census results.
  4. ^ 1971 U.S Census Report Contains 1970 Census results.
  5. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1975.
  6. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1977.
  7. ^ Terms of service of Senators that will expire in 1979.
  8. ^ Although Senator Metzenbaum failed to win election to a full term in 1974, he ran for and won Ohio's other Senate seat in 1976.
  9. ^ Senator Wyman was certified as having won the 1974 election but it was successfully contested forcing him to lose his seat 4 days later on January 3, 1975. This proved to be his entire tenure as a U.S. Senator.

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