Longest Service (24 years or more):
William P. Frye
Margaret Chase Smith
|Maine Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions|
Senate President (U.S. Vice President): Hannibal Hamlin
President Pro Tempore: William P. Frye
Party Conference Chair: Wallace H. White, Jr., George J. Mitchell.
Majority Leader: George J. Mitchell, Wallace H. White, Jr.
Minority Leader: Wallace H. White, Jr.
Republican Conference Secretaries: Frederick Hale, Wallace H. White, Jr.
Democratic Policy Committee Chair: George J. Mitchell
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair: George J. Mitchell
Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:
|Maine Senators Depicted on U.S. Postage Stamps|
|Margaret Chase Smith, 2007|
|Maine Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection|
Statuary: Hannibal Hamlin by Charles E. Tefft (Statuary Hall); William King by Franklin Simmons (House connecting corridor).
Paintings: Fort Knox, Maine by Seth Eastman (Central section, first floor, west corridor); Fort Scamel and Fort Gorges, Maine by Seth Eastman (Central section, first floor, west corridor).
|Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress. She also served longer in the Senate (twenty-four years) than any other woman.|