Longest Service (24 years or more):
Kenneth D. McKellar
|Tennessee Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions|
Senate President (U.S. Vice President): Andrew Johnson, Albert A. Gore, Jr.
President Pro Tempore: Joseph Anderson, Hugh L. White, Isham G. Harris, Kenneth D. McKellar.
Minority and Majority Leaders: Howard H. Baker, Jr., William Frist
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair: William Frist
Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:
|Tennessee Senators Depicted on U.S. Postage Stamps:|
|Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson.|
|Tennessee Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection|
Statuary: John Sevier by Belle Kinney Scholz and Leopold F. Sholz (Statuary Hall); Andrew Jackson by Belle Kinney and L.F. Sholz (Rotunda).
Portraits: Andrew Jackson attributed to Thomas Scully (S-210); John Bell by Willie B. Newman (Speaker's Lobby, House wing, second floor); James K. Polk by Rebecca Polk (Speaker's Lobby, House wing, second floor); Joseph W. Byrns by Ella S. Hergesheimer (Speaker's Lobby, House wing, second floor). The Republican leader's office, S-230, is named for Howard H. Baker, Jr.; his portrait (on loan) by Herbert E. Abrams hangs in the conference room of the office.
Building materials, furniture, and objects: Tennessee marble: 1) Tennessee variegated marble (Tennessee Pink) from Knox County (Grand staircase trim on the House and Senate sides). 2) Endsley Robilee Tavernelle Marble from Blount County (floors, Main Hall, Senate and House Dining Rooms). 3) Imperial Black from Knoxville (floors, borders of House and Senate Dining Rooms).
|It has been rare in this century for practicing physicians to serve in the Senate. Tennessee's Bill Frist--a practicing cardiologist--is the first since 1938. President Andrew Johnson, who was impeached by the House of Representatives and subsequently acquitted in trial by the Senate, is the only president to have later returned to serve in the Senate.|