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Democratic Party Whips


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SenatorTerm
LewisJames H. Lewis (D-IL) 1913–1919
GerryPeter G. Gerry (D-RI) 1919–1929
SheppardMorris Sheppard (D-TX) 1929–1933
LewisJames H. Lewis (D-IL) 1933–1939
MintonSherman Minton (D-IN) 1939–1941
HillJoseph L. Hill (D-AL) 1941–1947
LucasScott W. Lucas (D-IL) * 1947–1949
MyersFrancis J. Myers (D-PA) 1949–1951
JohnsonLyndon B. Johnson (D-TX) * 1951–1953
ClementsEarle C. Clements (D-KY) 1953–1957
MansfieldMike Mansfield (D-MT) * 1957–1961
HumphreyHubert H. Humphrey, Jr. (D-MN) 1961–1965
LongRussell B. Long (D-LA) 1965–1969
KennedyEdward M. Kennedy (Ted) (D-MA) 1969–1971
ByrdRobert C. Byrd (D-WV) * 1971–1977
CranstonAlan Cranston (D-CA) 1977–1991
FordWendell H. Ford (D-KY) 1991–1999
ReidHarry Reid (D-NV) * 1999–2005
DurbinRichard J. Durbin (D-IL) 2005–present

*Advanced to Democratic party leader.