List of United States Senators in the 11th Congress by seniority

List of United States Senators in the 11th Congress by seniority

This is a classification of United States Senators by seniority from March 4, 1807 to March 3, 1809.

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]

The two main parties at this point were the Federalists (F), and Democratic Republicans (DR)

Rank Name (Party-State) Seniority date Other factors
1 James Hillhouse (F-MD)[2] December 1796
2 Joseph Inslee Anderson (DR-TN) September 26, 1797
3 Samuel White (F-DE)[3] February 28, 1801
4 Stephen Row Bradley (DR-VT) October 15, 1801
5 Thomas Sumter (DR-SC)[4] December 16, 1801
6 Samuel Smith (DR-MD) March 3, 1803 Former Representative
7 Timothy Pickering (F-MA)
8 John Smith (DR-NY) February 23, 1804
9 William Branch Giles (DR-VA) August 11, 1804
10 James Asheton Bayard, Sr. (F-DE) November 13, 1804
11 John Gaillard (DR-SC) December 6, 1804
12 Daniel Smith (DR-TN)[5] March 4, 1805 Former Senator
13 Nicholas Gilman (DR-NH) Former Representative (8 years)
14 Aaron Kitchell (DR-NJ)[6] Former Representative (6 years)
15 James Turner (DR-NC) Former Governor
16 Buckner Thruston (DR-KY)[7]
17 John Milledge (DR-GA)[8] June 19, 1806
18 Philip Reed (DR-KY) November 25, 1806
19 Jesse Franklin (DR-NC) March 4, 1807 Former Senator
20 Andrew Gregg (DR-PA) Former Representative
21 John Pope (DR-KY) Kentucky 9th in Population (1800)
22 Nahum Parker (DR-NH)[9] New Hampshire 11th in Population (1800)
23 Jonathan Robinson (DR-VT) October 10, 1807
24 Chauncey Goodrich (F-CT) October 25, 1807
25 Elisha Mathewson (DR-RI) October 26, 1807
26 William Harris Crawford (DR-GA) November 7, 1807
27 James Lloyd (F-MA) June 9, 1808
28 Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr. (DR-OH) December 12, 1808
29 Michael Leib (DR-PA) January 9, 1809
30 Richard Brent (DR-VA) March 4, 1809 Former Representative (6 years)
31 John Lambert (DR-NJ) Former Representative (4 years); New Jersey 10th in Population (1800)
32 Francis Malbone (F-RI)[10] Former Representative (4 years); New Hampshire 15th in Population (1800)
33 Obadiah German (DR-NY)
34 John Condit (DR-NJ) March 21, 1809
35 Jenkin Whiteside (DR-TN) April 11, 1809
36 Stanley Griswold (DR-OH)[11] May 18, 1809
37 Christopher Grant Champlin (F-RI) June 26, 1809
38 Charles Tait (DR-GA) November 27, 1809
39 Alexander Campbell (DR-OH) December 11, 1809
40 Henry Clay (DR-KY) January 4, 1810
41 Outerbridge Horsey (F-DE) January 12, 1810
42 Charles Cutts (DR-NH) June 21, 1810
43 Samuel Whittlesey Dana (F-CT) December 4, 1810
44 Thomas Worthington (DR-OH) December 15, 1810
45 John Taylor (DR-SC) December 31, 1810

Notes

  1. ^ A Chronological List of United States Senators 1789-Present, via www.Senate.gov
  2. ^ James Hillhouse resigned June 10, 1810
  3. ^ Samuel White resigned November 4, 1809
  4. ^ Thomas Sumter resigned December 16, 1810
  5. ^ Daniel Smith resigned March 31, 1809
  6. ^ Aaron Kitchell resigned March 12, 1809
  7. ^ Buckner Thruston resigned December 18, 1809
  8. ^ John Milledge resigned November 14, 1809
  9. ^ Nahum Parker resigned June 1, 1810
  10. ^ Francis Malbone resigned June 4, 1809
  11. ^ Stanley Griswold resigned December 11, 1809

External links

  • Senate Seniority List