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Senators Who Received the Congressional Medal of Honor

The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest award that can be given to U.S. military personnel. To date, only seven U.S. senators have received it.

Date Earned

Name

Date Awarded

Senate Service

Jul 21, 1861

Ames, Adelbert (R-MS)

Mar 29, 1899

1870-1874

Dec 13, 1862

Quay, Matthew S. (R-PA)

Jul 9, 1888

1887-1899; 1901-1904

May 3, 1863

Sewell, William J. (R-NJ)

Mar 25, 1896

1881-1887; 1895-1901

May 27, 1863

Warren, Francis E. (R-WY)

Sep 30, 1893

1890-1893; 1895-1929

Oct 19, 1864

du Pont, Henry A. (R-DE)

Apr 2, 1898

1906-1917

Apr 21, 1945

Inouye, Daniel K. (D-HI)

June 21, 2000

1963-2012

Mar 14, 1969

Kerrey, J. Robert (D-NE)

May 14, 1970

1989-2001