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Featured Biographies


Nearly 2000 individuals have served in the United States Senate since it first convened in 1789. This collection of featured biographies explores the varied experiences and accomplishments of some of those U.S. senators.

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A

John Quincy Adams
Image of John Quincy Adams
George  Aiken
Senator George Aiken
Nelson  Aldrich
Nelson Aldrich by Paul Peter Kiehart
William Boyd Allison
William Allison by Wilbur Aaron Reaser
Henry B. Anthony
Photo of Senator Henry Anthony
David Rice Atchison
Image of Atchison

B

Edward Dickinson Baker
Statue of Edward Dickinson Baker
Howard Henry Baker, Jr.
Howard Baker, Jr. by Herbert Elmer Abrams
Alben  Barkley
Photo of Alben Barkley of Kentucky
James A. Bayard
James A. Bayard Sr.
Thomas Hart Benton
Photo of Thomas Hart Benton
Hiram  Bingham
Photo of Senator Hiram Bingham of Connecticut
Hugo  Black
Associate Justice Hugo Black
James G. Blaine
Gallery of Possible Presidential Candidates. / No. 3.— Hon. James G. Blaine, United States Senator from Maine.
William  Blount
WilliamBlount
William  Borah
Photo of Senator William Borah
Stephen Row Bradley
Image of Stephen R. Bradley
Joseph L. Bristow
Joseph L. Bristow
Edward  Brooke
brooke
Blanche K. Bruce
Blanche Kelso Bruce by Simmie Lee Knox
Robert C. Byrd
Robert C. Byrd by Michael Shane Neal

C

John C. Calhoun
Image of John C. Calhoun
Hattie Wyatt Caraway
Hattie Caraway
Clifford  Case
Image of Clifford Case
Dennis  Chavez
Photo of Senator Dennis Chavez
Frank  Church
Photograph of Senator Frank Church of Idaho
Daniel  Clark
Image of Daniel Clark
Joel Bennett Clark
Image of Joel Bennett Clark
Henry  Clay
Henry Clay by Allyn Cox
Roscoe  Conkling
Photo of Senator Roscoe Conkling of New York
John Sherman Cooper
Cooper, John
Norris  Cotton
Cotton, Norris
William  Crawford
Image of William Crawford
Charles  Curtis
Photo of Vice President Charles Curtis

D

Jefferson  Davis
Image of Senator Jefferson Davis
Thomas A. Daschle
Thomas A. Daschle by Aaron Shikler
Chauncey M. Depew
Photo of Depew
Everett McKinley Dirksen
Everett McKinley Dirksen by Richard Hood Harryman
Robert J. Dole
Bob Dole by Everett Raymond Kinstler
Stephen A. Douglas
[Stephen A. Douglas]

E

James  Eastland
James Eastland by Herbert Elmer Abrams
Allen  Ellender
Allen J. Ellender
Oliver  Ellsworth
Image of Oliver Ellsworth
Clair  Engle
Photo: Clair Engle
Sam  Ervin
Photo of Sam Ervin

F

Rebecca Latimer Felton
Photo of Felton
William P. Fessenden
Senator William P. Fessenden
Ralph E. Flanders
Flanders
Hiram  Fong
Photo of Hiram Fong
William H. Frist
William H. Frist
J. William Fulbright
fulbright

G

John Nance Garner
John Nance Garner by Howard Chandler Christy
Walter Franklin George
Senator Walter Franklin George.
William B. Giles
William B. Giles
Guy  Gillette
Photo of Senator Guy Gillette of Iowa
Carter  Glass
Photo of Senator Carter Glass
John  Glenn
John Glenn
Barry M. Goldwater
Senator Barry Goldwater
Arthur Pue Gorman
Image of Arthur Gorman
Theodore Francis Green
Senator Theodore Francis Green
James  Grimes
Senator James Grimes

H

Marcus A. Hanna
Photo of Marcus Hanna
Philip A. Hart
Senator Philip Hart (D-MI)
Mark O. Hatfield
Mark O. Hatfield (R-OR)
Carl  Hayden
Image of Carl Hayden
Bourke  Hickenlooper
Bourke Hickenlooper
Gilbert  Hitchcock
Photo of Senator Gilbert Hitchcock of Nebraska
George  Hoar
George Hoar
Hubert  Humphrey
Photo of Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota

I

Daniel K. Inouye
Image: Daniel K. Inouye
Ralph  Izard
Izard

J

Jacob  Javits
Image: Senator Jacob Javits
Hiram  Johnson
Hiram Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Senator Lyndon Johnson of Texas

K

Nancy L. Kassebaum
Image of Nancy L. Kassebaum
Kenneth B. Keating
Image of Kenneth Keating
Estes  Kefauver
Senate Estes Kefauver at Microphone
Edward M. Kennedy (Ted)
Image: Edward M. Kennedy (Ted)
John F. Kennedy
Photo of Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts
Rufus  King
Image of Senator Rufus King of New York
William  Knowland
Photo of Senator William Knowland of California
Thomas H. Kuchel
Thomas H. Kuchel

L

Robert  La Follette
Robert M. La Follette by Robert Chester La Follette
Octaviano  Larrazolo
larrazolo
Henry Cabot Lodge, Sr.
Photo of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
Huey  Long
Image: Senator Huey Long
Trent  Lott
Trent Lott by Steven Polson
Scott  Lucas
Photo of Senator Scott Lucas of Illinois

M

William  Maclay
WilliamMaclay
William P. Mangum
Willie P. Mangum by James Reid Lambdin
Mike  Mansfield
Mike Mansfield by Aaron Shikler
James Murray Mason
Photo of James Murray Mason
Joseph R. McCarthy
Photo of Senator Joseph McCarthy
Kenneth Douglas McKellar
Senator Kenneth McKellar of Tennessee
Charles  McNary
Photo of Charles McNary, Life Magazine
Barbara  Mikulski
Barbar Mikulski
George  Mitchell
Photo of Senator George Mitchell of Maine
Justin  Morrill
Justin Morrill by Jonathan Eastman Johnson
Wayne L. Morse
Photo of Senator Wayne Morse
Carol  Moseley Braun
Carol Moseley Braun, 1993-1999
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Image of Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Karl  Mundt
Photo: Karl Mundt

O

Lee Slater Overman
Lee Slater Overman by Unknown
Robert  Owen
Photo of Senator Robert Owen of Oklahoma

P

Timothy  Pickering
Image of Timothy Pickering
Orville H. Platt
Photo of Senator Orville Platt of Connecticut
William  Proxmire
William Proxmire

R

Hiram  Revels
Photograph of Senator Hiram Revels
Joseph T. Robinson
Joseph T. Robinson by Nicholas Richard Brewer
Richard  Russell
Senator Richard Russell of Georgia

S

Hugh  Scott
Hugh Scott
Morris  Sheppard
Morris Sheppard by Boris Bernhard Gordon
John  Sherman
Photo of John Sherman of Ohio
James  Shields
James Shields
Margaret Chase Smith
Photo of Margaret Chase Smith
Reed Owen Smoot
Reed Owen Smoot
John  Sparkman
Image of John J. Sparkman
John C. Spooner
Photo of Senator John C. Spooner of Wisconsin
William  Sprague
Image of Senator William Sprague of Rhode Island
William Morris Stewart
Senator William Morris Stewart.
Charles  Sumner
Charles Sumner by Walter Ingalls

T

Robert A. Taft
Robert A. Taft by Rudolf Anton Bernatschke
Henry M. Teller
Teller, Henry
Strom  Thurmond
Strom Thurmond
Benjamin R. Tillman
Photo of Senator Ben Tillman
Uriah  Tracy
Uriah Tracy
Harry  Truman
Photo of  Harry Truman
Millard E. Tydings
Tydings

U

Oscar  Underwood
Photo of Senator Oscar Underwood of Alabama

V

Arthur  Vandenberg
Photo of Senator Arthur Vandenberg

W

Benjamin  Wade
Committee Chairman, Senator Benjamin Wade
Robert  Wagner
Photo of Senator Robert Wagner of New York
Thomas J. Walsh
Photo of Senator Thomas Walsh of Montana
Daniel  Webster
Daniel Webster by Adrian S. Lamb
Kenneth S. Wherry
Kenneth S. Wherry by Roma Christine Harlan
Henry  Wilson
Image: Senator Henry Wilson