Senate–Longest Pairs

Filter Pairs:
Note: The 17th Amendment established direct election of U.S. Senators by popular vote. Before 1914, U.S. Senators were elected by state legislatures.

Senators Party Dates/Length
1 R. Vance Hartke Democratic Jan 3, 1963 to Jan 3, 1977
Birch E. Bayh, II Democratic (14 years, 4 days)
2 William Ezra Jenner Republican Jan 3, 1947 to Jan 3, 1959
Homer Capehart Republican (12 years, 3 days)
Richard Lugar Republican Jan 3, 1999 to Jan 3, 2011
Birch E. (Evan) Bayh, III Democratic (12 years, 3 days)
4 Richard Lugar Republican Jan 3, 1989 to Jan 3, 1999
Dan Coats Republican (10 years, 2 days)
5 Richard Lugar Republican Jan 3, 1981 to Jan 3, 1989
Dan Quayle Republican (8 years, 2 days)
6 Arthur Raymond Robinson Republican Oct 20, 1925 to Mar 4, 1933
James E. Watson Republican (7 years, 4 months, 17 days)
7 Sherman Minton Democratic Jan 3, 1935 to Jan 3, 1941
Frederick R. Van Nuys Democratic (6 years, 2 days)
8 Harry Stewart New Republican Mar 4, 1917 to Mar 4, 1923
James E. Watson Republican (6 years, 1 day)
9 John Worth Kern Democratic Mar 4, 1911 to Mar 14, 1916
Benjamin F. Shively Democratic (5 years, 12 days)
10 R. Vance Hartke Democratic Jan 3, 1959 to Jan 3, 1963
Homer Capehart Republican (4 years, 1 day)
Richard Lugar Republican Jan 3, 1977 to Jan 3, 1981
Birch E. Bayh, II Democratic (4 years, 1 day)
Joe Donnelly Democratic Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 3, 2017
Dan Coats Republican (4 years, 1 day)
13 Raymond Eugene Willis Republican Jan 3, 1941 to Jan 25, 1944
Frederick R. Van Nuys Democratic (3 years, 22 days)
14 Samuel M. Ralston Democratic Mar 4, 1923 to Oct 14, 1925
James E. Watson Republican (2 years, 7 months, 15 days)
15 Richard Lugar Republican Jan 3, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013
Dan Coats Republican (2 years, 1 day)
16 Raymond Eugene Willis Republican Jan 3, 1945 to Jan 3, 1947
Homer Capehart Republican (2 years)
17 Joe Donnelly Democratic Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 10, 2018
Todd Young Republican (1 year, 11 months, 11 days)
18 Arthur Raymond Robinson Republican Mar 4, 1933 to Jan 3, 1935
Frederick R. Van Nuys Democratic (1 year, 10 months, 5 days)
19 Raymond Eugene Willis Republican Jan 28, 1944 to Nov 14, 1944
Samuel D. Jackson Democratic (9 months, 21 days)
20 John Worth Kern Democratic Mar 20, 1916 to Nov 7, 1916
Thomas Taggart Democratic (7 months, 22 days)
21 John Worth Kern Democratic Nov 8, 1916 to Mar 4, 1917
James E. Watson Republican (3 months, 26 days)
22 Raymond Eugene Willis Republican Nov 14, 1944 to Jan 3, 1945
William Ezra Jenner Republican (1 month, 20 days)

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