Longest Service (24 years or more):
Robert C. Byrd
Matthew M. Neely
John D. Rockefeller IV
|West Virginia Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions|
President Pro Tempore: Robert C. Byrd
Majority Leader/Minority Leader: Robert C. Byrd
Party Whips: Robert C. Byrd
Democratic Conference Secretary: William E. Chilton, Robert C. Byrd
Democratic Policy Committee Chairman: Robert C. Byrd
Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:
|West Virginia Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection|
Statuary: John E. Kenna by Alexander Doyle (Hall of Columns); Francis H. Pierpont by Franklin Simmons (Statuary Hall).
Capitol: The Democratic Leader's Suite in the Capitol, Rooms S-221, 222, 223, 224, named in honor of Robert C. Byrd.
|Having won election as governor of West Virginia in 1940, Matthew M. Neely resigned his Senate seat at midnight on January 13, 1941. Then, at 12:01 a.m., after taking the oath of office as West Virginia governor, Neely appointed Joseph Rosier, president of Fairmont State College, as his successor in the Senate.|