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In addition to the positions held by senators, there are several positions held by Senate staff that help to ensure that the business of the Senate runs smoothly.

Constitutionally Mandated Officers

    President of the Senate   Background & List
            Virtual Reference Desk Page: Vice President

    President Pro Tempore   Background & List
            Virtual Reference Desk Page: President Pro Tempore

Senate Elected Officers & Officials

    Chaplain   Background & List

            House and Senate Chaplains (pdf)
            The Senate Elects a Chaplain, October 10, 1942

    Party Secretaries   Background & Lists

    Secretary of the Senate   Background & List

            The Senate Elects a Secretary, April 8, 1789
            Oral History: Francis R. Valeo, Secretary of the Senate, 1966-1977
        Support Offices
            Curator's Office
            Historical Office
            Public Records
            Reporters of Debate

    Sergeant at Arms   Background & List   Office of the Sergeant at Arms & Doorkeeper

            Senate Doorkeeper, April 7, 1789
            Compulsion Attendance June 25, 1789

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