List of United States Senators who were born or died in the 1970s

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This is a list of the 11 United States Senators who were born in the 1970s and of the 79 senators who died in the same period. There are 8 senators listed in bold who died in office.

Births[edit]

Senator State Served Party Date of birth Date of death Age
Joni Ernst Iowa 2015– Republican July 1, 1970 Living 45 years, 228 days
Ted Cruz Texas 2013– Republican December 22, 1970 Living 45 years, 54 days
Marco Rubio Florida 2011– Republican May 28, 1971 Living 44 years, 262 days
Mike Lee Utah 2011– Republican June 4, 1971 Living 44 years, 255 days
Martin Heinrich New Mexico 2013– Democratic October 17, 1971 Living 44 years, 120 days
Ben Sasse Nebraska 2015– Republican February 22, 1972 Living 43 years, 357 days
Brian Schatz Hawaii 2012– Democratic October 20, 1972 Living 43 years, 117 days
Chris Murphy Connecticut 2013– Democratic August 3, 1973 Living 42 years, 195 days
Carte Goodwin West Virginia 2010 Democratic February 27, 1974 Living 41 years, 352 days
Cory Gardner Colorado 2015– Republican August 22, 1974 Living 41 years, 176 days
Tom Cotton Arkansas 2015– Republican May 13, 1977 Living 38 years, 277 days

Deaths[edit]

Senator State Served Party Date of birth Date of death Age
Ralph Flanders Vermont 1946–1959 Republican September 28, 1880 February 19, 1970 89 years, 144 days
Homer Bone Washington 1933–1944 Democratic January 25, 1883 March 11, 1970 87 years, 45 days
Kingsley A. Taft Ohio 1946–1947 Republican July 19, 1903 March 28, 1970 66 years, 252 days
Rose McConnell Long Louisiana 1936–1937 Democratic April 8, 1892 May 27, 1970 78 years, 49 days
Edwin C. Johnson Colorado 1937–1955 Democratic January 1, 1884 May 30, 1970 86 years, 149 days
John J. Hickey Wyoming 1961–1962 Democratic August 22, 1911 September 22, 1970 59 years, 31 days
James Glenn Beall Maryland 1953–1965 Republican June 5, 1894 January 14, 1971 76 years, 223 days
Richard Russell, Jr. Georgia 1933–1971 Democratic November 2, 1897 January 21, 1971 73 years, 80 days
Albert W. Hawkes New Jersey 1943–1949 Democratic November 20, 1878 May 9, 1971 92 years, 170 days
Thomas J. Dodd Connecticut 1959–1971 Democratic May 15, 1907 May 24, 1971 64 years, 9 days
William A. Stanfill Kentucky 1945–1946 Republican January 16, 1892 June 12, 1971 79 years, 147 days
Thomas E. Martin Iowa 1955–1961 Republican January 18, 1893 June 27, 1971 78 years, 160 days
Thomas C. Hart Connecticut 1945–1946 Republican June 12, 1877 July 4, 1971 94 years, 22 days
Gerald Nye North Dakota 1925–1945 Republican December 19, 1892 July 17, 1971 78 years, 210 days
Bourke B. Hickenlooper Iowa 1945–1969 Republican July 21, 1896 September 4, 1971 75 years, 45 days
Winston L. Prouty Vermont 1959–1971 Republican September 1, 1906 September 10, 1971 65 years, 9 days
Hugo Black Alabama 1927–1937 Democratic February 27, 1886 September 25, 1971 85 years, 210 days
Thomas M. Storke California 1938–1939 Democratic November 23, 1876 October 12, 1971 94 years, 323 days
Absalom Willis Robertson Virginia 1946–1966 Democratic May 27, 1887 November 1, 1971 84 years, 158 days
Spessard Holland Florida 1946–1971 Democratic July 10, 1892 November 6, 1971 79 years, 119 days
J. Howard Edmondson Oklahoma 1963–1964 Democratic September 27, 1925 November 17, 1971 46 years, 51 days
Thomas A. Burke Ohio 1953–1954 Democratic October 30, 1898 December 5, 1971 73 years, 36 days
Carl Hayden Arizona 1927–1969 Democratic October 2, 1877 January 25, 1972 94 years, 115 days
Sinclair Weeks Massachusetts 1944 Republican June 15, 1893 February 7, 1972 78 years, 237 days
Frank Porter Graham North Carolina 1949–1950 Democratic October 14, 1886 February 16, 1972 85 years, 125 days
James F. Byrnes South Carolina 1931–1941 Democratic May 2, 1882 April 9, 1972 89 years, 343 days
Robert W. Upton New Hampshire 1953–1954 Republican February 3, 1884 April 28, 1972 88 years, 85 days
Allen J. Ellender Louisiana 1937–1972 Democratic September 24, 1890 July 27, 1972 81 years, 307 days
Ralph Tyler Smith Illinois 1969–1970 Republican October 6, 1915 August 13, 1972 56 years, 312 days
George R. Swift Alabama 1946 Democratic December 19, 1887 September 10, 1972 84 years, 266 days
Prescott Bush Connecticut 1952–1963 Republican May 15, 1895 October 8, 1972 77 years, 146 days
Tom Stewart Tennessee 1939–1949 Democratic January 11, 1892 October 10, 1972 80 years, 273 days
Edward V. Long Missouri 1960–1968 Democratic July 18, 1908 November 6, 1972 64 years, 111 days
Harry S. Truman Missouri 1935–1945 Democratic May 8, 1884 December 26, 1972 88 years, 232 days
John N. Heiskell Arkansas 1913 Democratic November 2, 1872 December 28, 1972 100 years, 56 days
Lyndon B. Johnson Texas 1949–1961 Democratic August 27, 1908 January 22, 1973 64 years, 148 days
Guy Gillette Iowa 1936–1945
1949–1955
Democratic February 3, 1879 March 3, 1973 94 years, 28 days
William Benton Connecticut 1949–1953 Democratic April 1, 1900 March 18, 1973 72 years, 351 days
Herbert S. Walters Tennessee 1963–1964 Democratic November 17, 1891 August 17, 1973 81 years, 273 days
Arthur Vivian Watkins Utah 1947–1959 Republican December 18, 1886 September 1, 1973 86 years, 257 days
Prentiss M. Brown Michigan 1936–1943 Democratic June 18, 1889 December 19, 1973 84 years, 184 days
William R. Laird, III West Virginia 1956 Democratic June 2, 1916 January 7, 1974 57 years, 219 days
Fred Andrew Seaton Nebraska 1951–1952 Republican December 11, 1909 January 16, 1974 64 years, 36 days
David W. Stewart Iowa 1926–1927 Republican January 22, 1887 February 10, 1974 87 years, 19 days
William F. Knowland California 1945–1959 Republican June 26, 1908 February 23, 1974 65 years, 242 days
B. Everett Jordan North Carolina 1958–1973 Democratic September 8, 1896 March 15, 1974 77 years, 188 days
Ernest Gruening Alaska 1959–1969 Democratic February 6, 1887 June 26, 1974 87 years, 140 days
Wayne Morse Oregon 1945–1969 Republican
Independent
Democratic
October 20, 1900 July 22, 1974 73 years, 275 days
George L. P. Radcliffe Maryland 1935–1947 Democratic August 22, 1877 July 29, 1974 96 years, 341 days
Karl Earl Mundt South Dakota 1948–1973 Republican June 3, 1900 August 16, 1974 74 years, 74 days
Charles C. Gossett Idaho 1945–1946 Democratic September 2, 1888 September 20, 1974 86 years, 18 days
Burton K. Wheeler Montana 1923–1947 Democratic February 27, 1882 January 6, 1975 92 years, 313 days
Kenneth Keating New York 1959–1965 Republican May 18, 1900 May 5, 1975 74 years, 352 days
Clinton Presba Anderson New Mexico 1949–1973 Democratic October 23, 1895 November 11, 1975 80 years, 19 days
William A. Blakley Texas 1957, 1961 Democratic November 17, 1898 January 5, 1976 77 years, 49 days
Vera C. Bushfield South Dakota 1948 Republican August 9, 1889 April 16, 1976 86 years, 251 days
Paul Douglas Illinois 1949–1967 Democratic March 26, 1892 September 24, 1976 84 years, 182 days
Philip Hart Michigan 1959–1976 Democratic December 10, 1912 December 26, 1976 64 years, 16 days
John Gerald Milton New Jersey 1938 Democratic January 21, 1881 April 14, 1977 96 years, 83 days
John Little McClellan Arkansas 1943–1977 Democratic February 25, 1896 November 28, 1977 81 years, 276 days
Robert Humphreys Kentucky 1956 Democratic August 20, 1893 December 31, 1977 84 years, 133 days
Lee Metcalf Montana 1961–1978 Democratic January 28, 1911 January 12, 1978 66 years, 349 days
Hubert Humphrey Minnesota 1949–1964
1971–1978
Democratic May 27, 1911 January 13, 1978 66 years, 231 days
Clarence Dill Washington 1923–1935 Democratic September 21, 1884 January 14, 1978 93 years, 115 days
Clarence Norman Brunsdale North Dakota 1959–1960 Republican July 9, 1891 January 27, 1978 86 years, 202 days
Thomas A. Wofford South Carolina 1956 Democratic September 27, 1908 February 25, 1978 69 years, 151 days
John Marshall Butler Maryland 1951–1963 Republican July 21, 1897 March 14, 1978 80 years, 236 days
William A. Purtell Connecticut 1952
1953–1959
Republican May 6, 1897 May 31, 1978 81 years, 25 days
James Allen Alabama 1969–1978 Democratic December 28, 1912 June 1, 1978 65 years, 155 days
Joseph Montoya New Mexico 1964–1977 Democratic September 24, 1915 June 8, 1978 62 years, 257 days
Frederick G. Payne Maine 1953–1959 Republican July 24, 1904 June 15, 1978 73 years, 326 days
Dewey F. Bartlett Oklahoma 1973–1979 Republican March 28, 1919 March 1, 1979 59 years, 338 days
Harry P. Cain Washington 1946–1953 Republican January 10, 1906 March 3, 1979 73 years, 52 days
Leverett Saltonstall Massachusetts 1945–1967 Republican September 1, 1892 June 17, 1979 86 years, 289 days
F. Ryan Duffy Wisconsin 1933–1939 Democratic June 23, 1888 August 16, 1979 91 years, 54 days
Homer E. Capeheart Indiana 1945–1963 Republican June 6, 1897 September 3, 1979 82 years, 89 days
Orrice Abram Murdock, Jr. Utah 1941–1947 Democratic July 18, 1893 September 15, 1979 86 years, 59 days
W. Chapman Revercomb West Virginia 1943–1949
1956–1959
Republican July 20, 1895 October 6, 1979 84 years, 78 days
Charles E. Potter Michigan 1952–1959 Republican October 30, 1916 November 23, 1979 63 years, 24 days

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