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Longest Serving U.S. Senators

Can you name the top 25 longest serving senators in U.S. history?
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Rank
Dates of Service
State
Senator
1
Jan 3, 1959-Jun 28, 2010
West Virginia
Robert Byrd
2
Jan 3, 1963-Dec 17, 2012
Hawaii
Daniel Inouye
3
Dec 14, 1954-Apr 4, 1956 and Nov 7, 1956-Jan 3, 2003
South Carolina
Strom Thurmond
4
Nov 7, 1962-Aug 25, 2009
Massachusetts
Ted Kennedy
5
Jan 3, 1975-present
Vermont
Patrick Leahy
6
Jan 3, 1977-Jan 3, 2019
Utah
Orrin Hatch
7
Mar 4, 1927-Jan 3, 1969
Arizona
Carl Hayden
8
Nov 5, 1947-Jan 3, 1989
Mississippi
John C. Stennis
9
Dec 24, 1968-Jan 3, 2009
Alaska
Ted Stevens
11
Jan 3, 1981 - Present
Iowa
Chuck Grassley
10
Dec 27, 1978-Apr 1, 2018
Mississippi
Thad Cochran
12
Nov 9, 1966-Jan 3, 2005
South Carolina
Fritz Hollings
13
Jan 12, 1933-Jan 21, 1971
Georgia
Richard Russell, Jr.
14
Dec 31, 1948-Jan 3, 1987
Louisiana
Russell B. Long
15
Nov 18, 1890-Mar 3, 1893 and Mar 4, 1895-Nov 24, 1929
Wyoming
Francis E. Warren
16
Jun 30, 1941-Sep 28, 1941 and Jan 3, 1943-Dec 27, 1978
Mississippi
James Eastland
17
Dec 14, 1944-Jan 3,1981
Washington
Warren Magnuson
18
Jan 3, 1973-Jan 15, 2009
Delaware
Joe Biden
19
Jan 3, 1973-Jan 3, 2009
New Mexico
Pete Domenici
19
Jan 3, 1979-Jan 3, 2015
Michigan
Carl Levin
19
Jan 3, 1977-Jan 3, 2013
Indiana
Richard Lugar
19
Jan 3, 1961-Jan 3, 1997
Rhode Island
Claiborne Pell
23
Mar 4, 1917-Jan 3, 1953
Tennessee
Kenneth McKellar
24
Mar 12, 1945-Jan 3, 1981
North Dakota
Milton Young
25
Mar 4, 1909-Nov 17, 1944
South Carolina
Ellison D. Smith
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