Longest Service (24 years or more):
Wendell H. Ford
Youngest Senators: Henry Clay was twenty-nine years old in 1806 when he was first sworn in as a senator, less than the thirty years required by the Constitution. Clay is the third youngest member ever to serve in the Senate.
Oldest Senators: Alben W. Barkley was seventy-seven years old when he was reelected to the Senate in 1955 after his service as vice president.
|Kentucky Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions|
Senate President (U.S. Vice President): Richard Mentor Johnson, John C. Breckinridge, Alben W. Barkley
President Pro Tempore: John Brown, John Pope
Majority Leader/Minority Leader: Alben W. Barkley; Mitch McConnell
Democratic Conference Chair: Joseph C.S. Blackburn, Alben W. Barkley
Party Whips: Earle C. Clements, Wendell H. Ford, Mitch McConnell
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair: Wendell H. Ford
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair: Mitch McConnell
Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:
|Kentucky Senators Depicted on U.S. Postage Stamps|
|Henry Clay (Twelve separate issues since 1870.)|
|Kentucky Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection|
Statuary: Dr. Ephraim McDowell by Charles H. Niehaus (Senate connecting corridor); Henry Clay by Charles H. Niehaus (Statuary Hall); Henry Clay by Thomas Ball (Senate wing, second floor)
Portraits: Five portraits of Henry Clay: by Constantino Brumidi (S-118, north wall, Senate wing); by Allyn Cox (one of five outstanding senators memorialized in the Senate Reception Room, S-213); by Henry Darby (Senate wing, second floor, main corridor); by John Neagle (House wing, third floor, east corridor); by Guiseppe Fagnani (Speaker's Lobby, House wing, second floor). John White by Gerard Barry, Linn Boyd by Stanley Middleton, John G. Carlisle by Ellen D. Hale (all in Speaker's Lobby, House wing, second floor).
Reliefs: Conflict of Daniel Boone and the Indians by Enrico Causici (Rotunda, above south door)