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United States Senators Known to Have Served in World War II

Senator

Military Branch

Dates of Senate Service

Abdnor, James (R-SD)

Army

1981-1987

Akaka, Daniel (D-HI)

Army

1990-2013

Allott, Gordon (R-CO)

Army Air Corps

1955-1973

Andrews, Mark (R-ND)

Army

1981-1987

Baker, Howard, Jr. (R-TN)

Navy

1967-1985

Bartlett, Dewey (R-OK)

Marines

1973-1979

Bass, Ross (D-TN)

Army Air Corps

1964-1967

Bentsen, Lloyd (D-TX)

Army

1971-1993

Boggs, James C. (R-DE)

Army

1961-1973

Brewster, Daniel (D-MD)

Marines

1963-1969

Brooke, Edward (R-MA)

Army

1967-1979

Brown, Ernest S. (R-NV)

Army

1954

Bumpers, Dale (D-AR)

Marines

1975-1999

Byrd, Harry F., Jr. (D,I-VA)

Navy

1965-1971; 1971-1983

Cain, Harry P. (R-WA)

Army

1946-1953

Cannon, Howard (D-NV)

Army

1959-1983

Carroll, John A. (D-CO)

Army

1957-1963

Chafee, John H. (R-RI)

Marines

1976-1999

Church, Frank F. (D-ID)

Army

1957-1981

Clark, Joseph S. (D-PA)

Army Air Corps

1957-1969

Cook, Marlow (R-KY)

Navy

1968-1974

Cooper, John Sherman (R-KY)

Army

1946-49, 1952-55, 1956-73

Cranston, Alan (D-CA)

Army

1969-1993

Daniel, Marion Price (D-TX)

Army

1953-1957

Dole, Robert (R-KS)

Army

1969-1996

Dominick, Peter H. (R-CO)

Army Air Corps

1963-1975

Douglas, Paul H. (D-IL)

Marines

1949-1967

Edmondson, James (D-OK)

Army

1963-1964

Evans, Daniel (R-WA)

Navy

1983-1989

Exon, James (D-NE)

Army Signal Corps

1979-1997

Fong, Hriam (D-HI)

Army Air Corps

1959-1977

Ford, Wendell (D-KY)

Army

1974-1999

Frear, J. Allen, Jr. (D-DE)

Army

1949-1961

Gibson, Ernest, Jr. (R-VT)

Army

1940-1941

Glenn, John (D-OH)

Marines

1974-1999

Goldwater, Barry (R-AZ)

Army Air Corps

1953-65, 1969-87

Goodell, Charles E. (R-NY)

Navy

1968-1971

Gore, Albert, Sr. (D-TN)

Army

1953-1971

Gorton, Slade (R-WA)

Army

1981-87, 1989-2001

Griffin, Robert, P. (R-MI)

Army

1966-1979

Gurney, Edward J. (R-FL)

Army

1969-1974

Hart, Philip (D-MI)

Army

1959-1976

Hart, Thomas C. (R-CT)

Navy

1945-1946

Hartke, Rupert Vance (D-IN)

Navy/Coast Guard

1959-1977

Hatfield, Mark (R-OR)

Navy

1967-1997

Heflin, Howell (D-AL)

Marines

1979-1997

Helms, Jesse (R-NC)

Navy

1973-2003

Hendrickson, Robert C. (R-NJ)

Army

1949-1955

Hennings, Thomas C., Jr. (D-MO)

Navy

1951-1960

Hollings, Ernest (D-SC)

Army

1966-2005

Huddleston, Walter D. (D-KY)

Army

1973-1985

Hughes, Harold (D-IA)

Army

1969-1975

Humphreys, Robert (D-KY)

Medical Corps

1956

Inouye, Daniel (D-HI)

Army

1963-2012

Jackson, Henry "Scoop" (D-WA)

Army

1953-1983

Javits, Jacob (R-NY)

Army

1957-1981

Jenner, William E. (R-IN)

Army Air Corps

1944-45, 1947-59

Johnson, Lyndon B. (D-TX)

Navy

1949-1961

Keating, Kenneth (R-NY)

Army

1959-1965

Kennedy, John F. (D-MA)

Navy

1953-1960

Knowland, William (R-CA)

Army

1945-1959

Kuchel, Thomas H. (R-CA)

Navy

1953-1969

Laird, William R. (D-WV)

Navy

1956

Lautenberg, Frank (D-NJ)

Army

1982-2001, 2003-2013

Laxalt, Paul (R-NV)

Army

1974-1987

Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr. (R-MA)

Army

1937-44, 1947-53

Long, Oren E. (D-HI)

Hawaii Defense Volunteers

1959-1963

Long, Russell (D-LA)

Navy

1948-1987

Magnuson, Warren (D-WA)

Navy

1944-1981

Martin, Edward (R-PA)

Army

1947-1959

Mathias, Charles M. (R-MD)

Navy

1969-1987

Matsunaga, Spark (D-HI)

Army

1977-1990

McCarthy, Joseph (R-WI)

Marines

1947-1957

McClure, James (R-ID)

Navy

1973-1991

McGovern, George (D-SD)

Army Air Corps

1963-1981

Melcher, John (D-MT)

Army

1977-1989

Metcalf, Lee (D-MT)

Army

1961-1978

Miller, Jack (R-IA)

Army Air Corps

1961-1973

Morton, Thruston (R-KY)

Navy

1957-1968

Moss, Frank (D-UT)

Army

1959-1977

Moynihan, Daniel P. (D-NY)

Navy

1977-2001

Muskie, Edmund (D-ME)

Navy

1959-1980

Nelson, Gaylord (D-WI)

Army

1963-1981

Neuberger, Richard L. (D-OR)

Army

1955-1960

Nixon, Richard (R-CA)

Navy

1950-1953

Payne, Frederick (R-ME)

Army Air Corps

1953-1959

Pearson, James (R-KS)

Navy

1962-1978

Pell, Claiborne (D-RI)

Coast Guard

1961-1997

Percy, Charles (R-IL)

Navy

1967-1985

Potter, Charles E. (R-MI)

Army

1952-1959

Proxmire, William (D-WI)

Military Intelligence

1957-1989

Reynolds, Samuel (R-NE)

Army

1954

Roth, William V., Jr. (R-DE)

Army

1971-2001

Salinger, Pierre (D-CA)

Navy

1964

Saxbe, William (R-OH)

National Guard

1969-1974

Schweiker, Richard S. (R-PA)

Navy

1969-1981

Scott, Hugh D., Jr. (R-PA)

Navy

1959-1977

Smathers, George A. (D-FL)

Marines

1951-1969

Smith, Benjamin A. (D-MA)

Navy

1960-1962

Spencer, George L. (D-AR)

Navy

1941-1943

Stafford, Robert (R-VT)

Navy

1971-1989

Stevens, Ted (R-AK)

Army Air Corps

1968-2009

Taft, Kingsly (R-OH)

Army

1946-1947

Taft, Robert, Jr. (R-OH)

Navy

1971-1976

Talmadge, Herman (D-GA)

Navy

1957-1981

Thurmond, Strom (I,D,R-SC)

Army

1954-56, 1956-64, 1964-2003

Tower, John (R-TX)

Navy

1961-1985

Tydings, Joesph D. (D-MD)

Army

1965-1971

Warner, John (R-VA)

Navy, Marines

1979-2009

Welker, Herman (R-ID)

Army Air Corps

1951-1957

Wyman, Louis C. (R-NH)

Navy

1974-1975

Yarborough, Ralph (D-TX)

Army

1957-1971

Young, Stephen (D-OH)

Army

1959-1971

Total= 113

 

 

Senate Historical Office

2013