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United States Senators Known to Have Served in World War II


SenatorMilitary BranchDates of Senate Service
Abdnor, James (R-SD) Army 1981-1987
Akaka, Daniel (D-HI) Army 1990-2013
Allott, Gordon (R-CO) Army Air Corps 1955-1973
Andrews, Mark (R-ND) Army 1981-1987
Baker, Howard, Jr. (R-TN) Navy 1967-1985
Bartlett, Dewey (R-OK) Marines 1973-1979
Bass, Ross (D-TN) Army Air Corps 1964-1967
Bellmon, Henry (R-OK) Marines; Marine Corps Reserves 1942-1946; 1946-1954
Bentsen, Lloyd (D-TX) Army 1971-1993
Boggs, James C. (R-DE) Army 1961-1973
Brewster, Daniel (D-MD) Marines 1963-1969
Brooke, Edward (R-MA) Army 1967-1979
Brown, Ernest S. (R-NV) Army 1954
Bumpers, Dale (D-AR) Marines 1975-1999
Byrd, Harry F., Jr. (D,I-VA) Navy 1965-1971; 1971-1983
Cain, Harry P. (R-WA) Army 1946-1953
Cannon, Howard (D-NV) Army 1959-1983
Carroll, John A. (D-CO) Army 1957-1963
Chafee, John H. (R-RI) Marines 1976-1999
Church, Frank F. (D-ID) Army 1957-1981
Clark, Joseph S. (D-PA) Army Air Corps 1957-1969
Cook, Marlow (R-KY) Navy 1968-1974
Cooper, John Sherman (R-KY) Army 1946-49, 1952-55, 1956-73
Cranston, Alan (D-CA) Army 1969-1993
Daniel, Marion Price (D-TX) Army 1953-1957
Dole, Robert (R-KS) Army 1969-1996
Dominick, Peter H. (R-CO) Army Air Corps 1963-1975
Douglas, Paul H. (D-IL) Marines 1949-1967
Edmondson, James (D-OK) Army 1963-1964
Evans, Daniel (R-WA) Navy 1983-1989
Exon, James (D-NE) Army Signal Corps 1979-1997
Fong, Hriam (D-HI) Army Air Corps 1959-1977
Ford, Wendell (D-KY) Army 1974-1999
Frear, J. Allen, Jr. (D-DE) Army 1949-1961
Gibson, Ernest, Jr. (R-VT) Army 1940-1941
Glenn, John (D-OH) Marines 1974-1999
Goldwater, Barry (R-AZ) Army Air Corps 1953-65, 1969-87
Goodell, Charles E. (R-NY) Navy 1968-1971
Gore, Albert, Sr. (D-TN) Army 1953-1971
Gorton, Slade (R-WA) Army 1981-87, 1989-2001
Griffin, Robert, P. (R-MI) Army 1966-1979
Gurney, Edward J. (R-FL) Army 1969-1974
Hart, Philip (D-MI) Army 1959-1976
Hart, Thomas C. (R-CT) Navy 1945-1946
Hartke, Rupert Vance (D-IN) Navy/Coast Guard 1959-1977
Hatfield, Mark (R-OR) Navy 1967-1997
Heflin, Howell (D-AL) Marines 1979-1997
Helms, Jesse (R-NC) Navy 1973-2003
Hendrickson, Robert C. (R-NJ) Army 1949-1955
Hennings, Thomas C., Jr. (D-MO) Navy 1951-1960
Hollings, Ernest (D-SC) Army 1966-2005
Huddleston, Walter D. (D-KY) Army 1973-1985
Hughes, Harold (D-IA) Army 1969-1975
Humphreys, Robert (D-KY) Medical Corps 1956
Inouye, Daniel (D-HI) Army 1963-2012
Jackson, Henry "Scoop" (D-WA) Army 1953-1983
Javits, Jacob (R-NY) Army 1957-1981
Jenner, William E. (R-IN) Army Air Corps 1944-45, 1947-59
Johnson, Lyndon B. (D-TX) Navy 1949-1961
Keating, Kenneth (R-NY) Army 1959-1965
Kennedy, John F. (D-MA) Navy 1953-1960
Knowland, William (R-CA) Army 1945-1959
Kuchel, Thomas H. (R-CA) Navy 1953-1969
Laird, William R. (D-WV) Navy 1956
Lautenberg, Frank (D-NJ) Army 1982-2001, 2003-2013
Laxalt, Paul (R-NV) Army 1974-1987
Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr. (R-MA) Army 1937-44, 1947-53
Long, Oren E. (D-HI) Hawaii Defense Volunteers 1959-1963
Long, Russell (D-LA) Navy 1948-1987
Magnuson, Warren (D-WA) Navy 1944-1981
Martin, Edward (R-PA) Army 1947-1959
Mathias, Charles M. (R-MD) Navy 1969-1987
Matsunaga, Spark (D-HI) Army 1977-1990
McCarthy, Joseph (R-WI) Marines 1947-1957
McClure, James (R-ID) Navy 1973-1991
McGovern, George (D-SD) Army Air Corps 1963-1981
Melcher, John (D-MT) Army 1977-1989
Metcalf, Lee (D-MT) Army 1961-1978
Miller, Jack (R-IA) Army Air Corps 1961-1973
Morton, Thruston (R-KY) Navy 1957-1968
Moss, Frank (D-UT) Army 1959-1977
Moynihan, Daniel P. (D-NY) Navy 1977-2001
Muskie, Edmund (D-ME) Navy 1959-1980
Nelson, Gaylord (D-WI) Army 1963-1981
Neuberger, Richard L. (D-OR) Army 1955-1960
Nixon, Richard (R-CA) Navy 1950-1953
Payne, Frederick (R-ME) Army Air Corps 1953-1959
Pearson, James (R-KS) Navy 1962-1978
Pell, Claiborne (D-RI) Coast Guard 1961-1997
Percy, Charles (R-IL) Navy 1967-1985
Potter, Charles E. (R-MI) Army 1952-1959
Proxmire, William (D-WI) Military Intelligence 1957-1989
Reynolds, Samuel (R-NE) Army 1954
Roth, William V., Jr. (R-DE) Army 1971-2001
Salinger, Pierre (D-CA) Navy 1964
Saxbe, William (R-OH) National Guard 1969-1974
Schweiker, Richard S. (R-PA) Navy 1969-1981
Scott, Hugh D., Jr. (R-PA) Navy 1959-1977
Smathers, George A. (D-FL) Marines 1951-1969
Smith, Benjamin A. (D-MA) Navy 1960-1962
Spencer, George L. (D-AR) Navy 1941-1943
Stafford, Robert (R-VT) Navy 1971-1989
Stevens, Ted (R-AK) Army Air Corps 1968-2009
Taft, Kingsly (R-OH) Army 1946-1947
Taft, Robert, Jr. (R-OH) Navy 1971-1976
Talmadge, Herman (D-GA) Navy 1957-1981
Thurmond, Strom (I,D,R-SC) Army 1954-56, 1956-64, 1964-2003
Tower, John (R-TX) Navy 1961-1985
Tydings, Joesph D. (D-MD) Army 1965-1971
Warner, John (R-VA) Navy, Marines 1979-2009
Welker, Herman (R-ID) Army Air Corps 1951-1957
Wyman, Louis C. (R-NH) Navy 1974-1975
Yarborough, Ralph (D-TX) Army 1957-1971
Young, Stephen (D-OH) Army 1959-1971

Total= 113

Senate Historical Office

2013