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Senate Service
Longest Service (24 years or more):
Edward M. Kennedy
John F. Kerry
Henry C. Lodge, Sr.
George F. Hoar
David I. Walsh
Massachusetts Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions
Senate President (U.S. Vice President): John Adams, Elbridge Gerry, Henry Wilson, Calvin Coolidge.

Republican Conference Chair: Henry Cabot Lodge, Leverett Saltonstall

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair: John Kerry

Party Whips: Leverett Saltonstall, Edward M. Kennedy

Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:

Armed Services: Leverett Saltonstall

Foreign Relations: John F. Kerry

Health, Education, Labor & Pensions: Edward M. Kennedy

Judiciary: Edward M. Kennedy

Labor and Human Resources: Edward M. Kennedy

Small Business: John F. Kerry
Massachusetts Senators Depicted on U.S. Postage Stamps:
John Quincy Adams (4 issues)
John F. Kennedy (3 issues)
Daniel Webster (15 issues)
Massachusetts Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection
Statuary: Samuel Adams by Anne Whitney (East central hall); John Winthrop by Richard S. Greenough (Hall of Columns); John Hancock by Horatio Stone (Senate wing, second floor, west corridor); Daniel Webster by Thomas Ball (Senate wing, second floor). (Webster is also honored by one of New Hampshire's two statues in Statuary Hall.)


Vice Presidents Collection: John Adams by Daniel C. French (Senate chamber gallery), Elbridge Gerry by Herbert Adams (Senate chamber gallery); Henry Wilson by Daniel C. French (Vice President's Room); Calvin Coolidge by Moses A. Wainer Dykaar (Senate wing, second floor, west corridor).

Presidents Collection: John Quincy Adams by J.C. King (H-235, Congresswoman's Suite).

Senators Collection : Charles Sumner by Martin Milmore (Senate wing, third floor, east).

Rotunda Frieze: Landing of the Pilgrims by Constantino Brumidi; Battle of Lexington by Filippo Costaggini.

Frescos: Calling of Putnam from the Plow to the Revolution by Constantino Brumidi (House wing, west wall, H-144); Boston Massacre, 1770 by Constantino Brumidi (Senate wing, S-128); Battle of Lexington by Constantino Brumidi (Senate wing, S-128).

Reliefs: Landing of the Pilgrims by Enrico Causici (Rotunda).

Medallions: All by Constantino Brumidi: John Hancock (Senate wing, first floor, West corridor); Daniel Webster (Senate wing, first floor, main corridor); Israel Putnam (Senate wing, first floor, North corridor); Joseph Warren (Senate wing, first floor, North corridor); Charles Sumner (Senate wing, S-118, west wall).

Plaques: John F. Kennedy (S-210); Henry Wilson (Vice President's Room, S-214).

Capitol Building Materials, Furniture and Objects: Lee, MA, marble (East Thomas Balland West extensions, exterior facing).


Statuary Hall

The National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol has statues donated by individual states.  Learn more about your state's statues.

Architect's Statuary Hall Web page

Related Links

The Library of Congress maintains a State and Local Government Resource Page.

State election results must be certified by the State's Secretary.  The National Association of Secretaries of State maintains a list of their websites.