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Senate Service
Longest Service (24 years or more):
Richard B. Russell
Walter George
Herman Talmadge
Sam Nunn
Senate Leadership Positions
President Pro Tempore: Abraham Baldwin, John Milledge, William H. Crawford, Augustus O. Bacon, Walter F. George, Richard B. Russell, Jr.

Republican Conference Secretary: Paul Coverdell

Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:

Agriculture & Forestry: Herman E. Talmadge, Saxby Chambliss

Appropriations: Richard B. Russell

Armed Services: Richard B. Russell, Samuel Nunn

Finance: Walter F. George

Foreign Relations: Walter F. George

Veterans' Affairs: Johnny Isakson
Georgia Senators Depicted on U.S. Postage Stamps
Abraham Baldwin
Walter F. George
Richard B. Russell, Jr.
Georgia Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection
Statuary: Dr. Crawford W. Long by J. Massey Rhind (Senate connecting corridor); Alexander H. Stephens by Gutzon Borglum (Statuary Hall).

Frescos: Columbia welcoming the South back into the Union, Secession and Products of the North and South, by Constantino Brumidi (office of the vice president).

Frieze: Peace Between Governor Oglethorpe and the Indians, executed by Filippo Costaggini after a design by Brumidi (Rotunda frieze).


Speakers of the House of Representatives collection: portraits of Howell Cobb by Lucy M. Stanton, Charles F. Crisp by Robert Hinckley (Speaker's Lobby, House wing, second floor).

Architecturally Significant Buildings, Construction Materials, Furniture and Objects: Richard B. Russell Senate Office Building--A fine example of neoclassical architecture dedicated in 1909 and executed in marble with outstanding interiors.

East Front exterior of the Capitol--Georgia Marble.

1960 subway system to Capitol--designed by Shelton and Stanford of Atlanta.

Unusual Facts
Senators Walter T. Colquitt (1843-1848) and Alfred H. Colquitt (1883-1894) were the only father and son to serve in the Senate from Georgia.

Senator Rebecca Felton, the first woman seated in the Senate, was at eighty-seven years old the oldest person ever sworn in as a senator for the first time.