Longest Service (24 years or more):
Richard B. Russell
|Senate Leadership Positions|
President Pro Tempore: Abraham Baldwin, John Milledge, William H. Crawford, Augustus O. Bacon, Walter F. George, Richard B. Russell, Jr.
Republican Conference Secretary: Paul Coverdell
Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:
|Georgia Senators Depicted on U.S. Postage Stamps|
Walter F. George
Richard B. Russell, Jr.
|Georgia Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection|
Statuary: Dr. Crawford W. Long by J. Massey Rhind (Senate connecting corridor); Alexander H. Stephens by Gutzon Borglum (Statuary Hall).
Frescos: Columbia welcoming the South back into the Union, Secession and Products of the North and South, by Constantino Brumidi (office of the vice president).
Frieze: Peace Between Governor Oglethorpe and the Indians, executed by Filippo Costaggini after a design by Brumidi (Rotunda frieze).
Architecturally Significant Buildings, Construction Materials, Furniture and Objects: Richard B. Russell Senate Office Building--A fine example of neoclassical architecture dedicated in 1909 and executed in marble with outstanding interiors.
East Front exterior of the Capitol--Georgia Marble.
1960 subway system to Capitol--designed by Shelton and Stanford of Atlanta.
Senators Walter T. Colquitt (1843-1848) and Alfred H. Colquitt (1883-1894) were the only father and son to serve in the Senate from Georgia.
Senator Rebecca Felton, the first woman seated in the Senate, was at eighty-seven years old the oldest person ever sworn in as a senator for the first time and served the shortest length of service, one day.