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Virginia ratified the Constitution on June 25, 1788. Its Senate seats were declared vacant in March 1861, due to its secession from the Union, but senators representing its western counties continued to sit until March 1863. Virginia's Senate seats were again filled from January 1870.

Contents

List of Senators

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Class I

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Notes/other offices
William Grayson Wgrayson.jpg Anti-
Administration
March 4, 1789 March 12, 1790 Died
John Walker John Walker congress.jpg Pro-
Administration
March 31, 1790 November 9, 1790 Retired
James Monroe Jm5.gif Anti-
Administration
November 9, 1790 March 27, 1794 Resigned President of the United States (1817–1825)
Secretary of State (1811–1817)
Secretary of War (1814–1815)
Governor of Virginia (1799–1802; 1811)
Minister to France (1794–1796; 1803)
Minister to Great Britain (1803–1807)
Stevens T. Mason Sthmason.jpg Democratic-
Republican
November 18, 1794 May 10, 1803 Died
John Taylor John Taylor of Caroline.jpg Democratic-
Republican
June 4, 1803 December 7, 1803 Retired Also served in Virginia's Class II seat
Abraham B. Venable A-Bedford-Venable.jpg Democratic-
Republican
December 7, 1803 June 7, 1804 Resigned
William B. Giles William Branch Giles.jpg Democratic-
Republican
August 11, 1804 December 3, 1804 Successor elected[1] Governor of Virginia (1827–1830)
Also served in Virginia's Class II seat
Andrew Moore Senator Andrew Moore.jpg Democratic-
Republican
December 4, 1804 March 4, 1809 Also served in Virginia's Class II seat
Richard Brent Richard Brent.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1809 December 30, 1814 Died
James Barbour BarbourT.jpg Democratic-
Republican
January 2, 1815 March 7, 1825 Secretary of War (1825–1828)
Governor of Virginia (1812–1814)
Speaker, House of Delegates (1809–1812)
Minister to Great Britain (1828–1829)
John Randolph StuartGilbertJohnRandolph.jpg Jacksonian December 26, 1825 March 4, 1827 Lost re-election Minister to Russia (1830)
John Tyler John Tyler.png Jacksonian March 4, 1827 February 29, 1836 Resigned President of the United States (1841–1845)
Vice President of the United States (1841)
Governor of Virginia (1825–1827)
Anti-
Jackson
William C. Rives Rives, William Cabell.jpg Democratic March 4, 1836 March 4, 1845 Minister to France (1829–1832; 1849–1853)
Whig
Isaac S. Pennybacker Pennybacker.jpg Democratic December 3, 1845 January 12, 1847 Died
James M. Mason JMMason.jpg Democratic January 21, 1847 July 11, 1861[2] Expelled Confederate Commissioner to Great Britain and France (1862–1865)
Waitman T. Willey Waitman T. Willey - Brady-Handy.jpg Unionist July 9, 1861 March 4, 1863 Left Virginia[3] Later a Senator from West Virginia
Lemuel J. Bowden Lemuel Jackson Bowden.jpg Unionist March 4, 1863 January 2, 1864 Died
Joseph Segar Josehp Segar.jpg Unionist March 4, 1865 March 9, 1865 Not seated[4]

Vacant during Reconstruction

John F. Lewis John F. Lewis - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican January 26, 1870 March 4, 1875 Retired Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (1869–1870; 1882–1886)
Robert E. Withers Robert E. Withers - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1875 March 4, 1881 Lost re-election Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (1874–1875)
William Mahone William Mahone.jpg Readjuster March 4, 1881 March 4, 1887 Lost re-election
John W. Daniel John W. Daniel - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1887 June 29, 1910 Died
Claude A. Swanson CASwanson.jpg Democratic August 1, 1910 March 3, 1933 Resigned Secretary of the Navy (1933–1939)
Governor of Virginia (1906–1910)
Harry F. Byrd Harry F. Byrd.jpg Democratic March 4, 1933 November 10, 1965 Resigned Governor of Virginia (1926–1930)
Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Hbyrdjr.jpg Democratic November 12, 1965 January 3, 1983 Retired
Independent
Paul S. Trible, Jr. PaulSTrible.jpg Republican January 3, 1983 January 3, 1989 Retired
Chuck Robb Charles robb.jpg Democratic January 3, 1989 January 3, 2001 Lost re-election Governor of Virginia (1982–1986)
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (1978–1982)
George Allen George Allen official portrait.jpg Republican January 3, 2001 January 3, 2007 Lost re-election Governor of Virginia (1994–1998)
Jim Webb Jim Webb official 110th Congress photo.jpg Democratic January 3, 2007 Incumbent Secretary of the Navy (1987–1988)

Class II

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Notes/other offices
Richard H. Lee RichardHenryLee.jpg Anti-
Administration
March 4, 1789 October 8, 1792 Resigned President of the Continental Congress (1784)
John Taylor John Taylor of Caroline.jpg Anti-
Administration
October 18, 1792 May 11, 1794 Resigned Also served in Virginia's Class I seat
Henry Tazewell Henrytazewell.jpg Anti-
Administration
December 29, 1794 January 24, 1799 Died in office Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia (1789–1793)
Democratic-
Republican
Wilson C. Nicholas Wilson Cary Nicholas.jpg Democratic-
Republican
December 5, 1799 May 22, 1804 Resigned Governor of Virginia (1814–1817)
Andrew Moore Senator Andrew Moore.jpg Democratic-
Republican
August 11, 1804 December 3, 1804 Successor elected[1] Also served in Virginia's Class I seat
William B. Giles William Branch Giles.jpg Democratic-
Republican
December 4, 1804 March 3, 1815 Resigned Governor of Virginia (1827–1830)
Also served in Virginia's Class I seat
Armistead T. Mason Armistead Thompson Mason.jpg Democratic-
Republican
January 3, 1816 March 4, 1817 Retired
John W. Eppes John w eppes.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 December 4, 1819 Resigned
James Pleasants James Pleasants bioguide.jpg Democratic-
Republican
December 14, 1819 December 15, 1822 Resigned Governor of Virginia (1822–1825)
John Taylor John Taylor of Caroline.jpg Democratic-
Republican
December 18, 1822 August 21, 1824 Died Also served in Virginia's Class I seat
Littleton W. Tazewell LWTzw.jpg Jacksonian December 7, 1824 July 16, 1832 Resigned Governor of Virginia (1834–1836)
William C. Rives Rives, William Cabell.jpg Jacksonian December 10, 1832 February 22, 1834 Resigned Minister to France (1829–1832; 1849–1853)
Benjamin W. Leigh Benjamin Leigh.jpg Anti-
Jacksonian
February 26, 1834 July 4, 1836 Resigned
Richard E. Parker Richard E. Parker.jpg Jacksonian December 12, 1836 March 13, 1837 Resigned
Democratic
William H. Roane WmRoane.jpg Democratic March 14, 1837 March 4, 1841 Lost re-election
William S. Archer WSArcher.jpg Whig March 4, 1841 March 4, 1847 Lost re-election
Robert M. T. Hunter RbrtMTHntr.jpg Democratic March 4, 1847 July 11, 1861[2] Expelled
John S. Carlile JCarlile.jpg Unionist June 9, 1861 March 4, 1865
John Underwood John Curtiss Underwood.jpg Unionist March 4, 1865 March 9, 1865 Not seated[4]

Vacant during Reconstruction

John W. Johnston J000191.jpg Democratic January 26, 1870 March 4, 1883 Lost re-election
Harrison H. Riddleberger Harrison H. Riddleberger - Brady-Handy.jpg Readjuster March 4, 1883 March 4, 1889 Retired
Republican
John S. Barbour, Jr. Jsbarbour.jpg Democratic March 4, 1889 May 14, 1892 Died
Eppa Hunton Eppa Hunton, photo portrait seated.jpg Democratic May 28, 1892 March 4, 1895 Not a candidate for re-nomination Member of the 1876 Electoral Commission (1877)
Thomas S. Martin Thomas Staples Martin.jpg Democratic March 4, 1895 November 12, 1919 Died in office
Carter Glass CGlass.jpg Democratic February 2, 1920 May 28, 1946 Died Secretary of the Treasury (1918–1920)
President pro tempore (1941–1945)
Thomas G. Burch Thomas Granville Burch.jpg Democratic May 31, 1946 November 5, 1946 Retired
A. Willis Robertson Absalom Willis Robertson.jpg Democratic November 5, 1946 December 30, 1966 Lost re-nomination[5]
William B. Spong, Jr. S000739.jpg Democratic December 31, 1966 January 3, 1973 Lost re-election
William L. Scott William Lloyd Scott.jpg Republican January 3, 1973 January 1, 1979 Resigned[6]
John Warner Senator John Warner portrait.JPG Republican January 2, 1979 January 3, 2009 Retired Secretary of the Navy (1972–1974)
Mark Warner Mark Warner, official 111th Congress photo portrait.jpg Democratic January 3, 2009 Incumbent Governor of Virginia (2002–2006)

Superlative Senators

Longest serving Senators

Senator First served Last served Length of service
Harry F. Byrd March 4, 1933 November 10, 1965 32 years, 8 months, 6 days
John W. Warner January 2, 1979 January 3, 2009 30 years, 1 day
E. Carter Glass February 20, 1920 May 28, 1946 26 years, 3 months, 8 days
Thomas S. Martin March 4, 1895 November 12, 1919 24 years, 8 months, 8 days
John W. Daniel March 4, 1887 June 29, 1910 23 years, 3 months, 25 days

Shortest serving Senators

Senator First served Last served Length of service
Richard E. Parker December 15, 1836 February 13, 1837 0 years, 1 month, 29 days
Thomas G. Burch May 31, 1946 November 5, 1946 0 years, 5 months, 5 days
Abraham B. Venable December 7, 1803 June 7, 1804 0 years, 6 months, 0 days
John Walker March 31, 1790 November 9, 1790 0 years, 7 months, 9 days
Lemuel J. Bowden March 4, 1863 January 2, 1864 0 years, 9 months, 29 days

Youngest Senators

Senator Date of birth First served Age
Armistead T. Mason August 4, 1787 January 3, 1816 28 years, 4 months, 30 days
James Monroe April 28, 1758 November 9, 1790 32 years, 6 months, 9 days
Stevens T. Mason December 29, 1760 November 17, 1794 33 years, 10 months, 19 days
Paul S. Trible, Jr. December 29, 1946 January 3, 1983 36 years, 0 months, 5 days
John Tyler, Jr. March 29, 1790 March 4, 1827 36 years, 11 months, 3 days

Oldest Senators

Senator Date of birth Last served Age
E. Carter Glass January 4, 1858 May 28, 1946 88 years, 4 months, 24 days
John W. Warner February 18, 1927 January 3, 2009 81 years, 10 months, 20 days
A. Willis Robertson May 27, 1887 December 30, 1966 79 years, 7 months, 3 days
Harry F. Byrd June 10, 1887 November 10, 1965 78 years, 5 months, 0 days
Thomas G. Burch July 3, 1869 May 31, 1946 76 years, 10 months, 28 days

See also

United States congressional delegations from Virginia

Notes

  1. ^ a b On August 11, 1804, the Governor of Virginia appointed William Giles to the Class I vacancy and Andrew Moore to the Class II vacancy. Before either had taken the oath of office, the legislature elected Giles to fill the Class II vacancy and Moore to the Class I vacancy, thus reversing who would take which seat.
  2. ^ a b James Mason and Robert M. T. Hunter "withdrew" from the Senate on March 28, 1861, with other senators sympathetic to the Confederacy
  3. ^ When West Virginia became a state, Willey was elected one of its initial senators.
  4. ^ a b Segar and Underwood were not seated on the premise that the Union-friendly legislature was illegitimate despite having seated Bowden and Carlile based credentials from the same legislature. In reality, the Senate refused because it did not want to set a precedent for easing reentry of Confederate states. See "Musical Chairs (1861–1869)". United States Senate. http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Musical_chairs.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  5. ^ Robertson had previously lost his bid for renomination.
  6. ^ Scott did not run for re-election in 1978.

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