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Senate Service
Longest Service (24 years or more):
Carl Levin
Michigan Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions
Senate President (U.S. Vice President): Gerald R. Ford

President Pro Tempore: Lewis Cass, Charles E. Stuart, Thomas W. Ferry, Arthur H. Vandenberg

Republican Conference Chairman: Arthur H. Vandenberg

Republican Policy Committee Chairman: Homer Ferguson

Democratic Conference Secretary: Debbie Stabenow

Party Whips: Robert P. Griffin

Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:

Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry: Debbie Stabenow

Armed Services: Carl Levin

Foreign Relations: Arthur H. Vandenberg

Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs: Donald W. Riegle, Jr.

Public Works: Patrick McNamara
Michigan Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection
Statuary: Lewis Cass by Daniel C. French (Statuary Hall); Zachariah Chandler by Charles H. Niehaus (Hall of Columns); Gerald R. Ford, Jr., by J. Brett Grill (Rotunda) (The Ford statue replaced the Chandler statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection.)


Vice Presidents Collection: Gerald R. Ford by Walker Hancock (Second floor, east corridor, Senate wing).

Paintings: Fort Mackinac, Michigan by Seth Eastman (Center section, first floor, west corridor).

Architecturally Significant Buildings, Construction Materials, Furniture and Objects: Philip A. Hart Senate Office Building--the most recent and only Senate office building designed in a modern style without any classical ornament. 1951--New seats and stools for Senate galleries, American Seating Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Plaque: Arthur H. Vandenberg (S-138).


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.