List of United States Senators in the 111th Congress by seniority

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This is a complete list of members of the United States Senate during the 111th United States Congress listed by seniority, from January 3, 2009, to January 3, 2011.wikipedia
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Ted Kennedy

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John Kerry was the most senior junior senator from the opening of the 111th Congress until the death of Ted Kennedy in August 2009, whereupon Tom Harkin took on the distinction.
A member of the Democratic Party, he was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and is the [[List of members of the United States Congress by longevity of service#Senate time|third-longest-continuously-serving senator]] in United States history.

John Kerry

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John Kerry was the most senior junior senator from the opening of the 111th Congress until the death of Ted Kennedy in August 2009, whereupon Tom Harkin took on the distinction.
Due to the longevity of Ted Kennedy's service, Kerry was the most senior junior Senator in the 111th United States Congress.

United States Senate

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This is a complete list of members of the United States Senate during the 111th United States Congress listed by seniority, from January 3, 2009, to January 3, 2011.

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This is a complete list of members of the United States Senate during the 111th United States Congress listed by seniority, from January 3, 2009, to January 3, 2011.

Joe Biden

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It is a historical listing and contains people who have not served the entire two-year Congress, such as Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton

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It is a historical listing and contains people who have not served the entire two-year Congress, such as Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

Vice President of the United States

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Following this is former service as a U.S. senator (only giving the senator seniority within his or her new incoming class), service as Vice President of the United States, a U.S. Representative, a cabinet secretary, a state governor.

United States House of Representatives

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Following this is former service as a U.S. senator (only giving the senator seniority within his or her new incoming class), service as Vice President of the United States, a U.S. Representative, a cabinet secretary, a state governor.

Cabinet of the United States

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Following this is former service as a U.S. senator (only giving the senator seniority within his or her new incoming class), service as Vice President of the United States, a U.S. Representative, a cabinet secretary, a state governor.

Governor

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Following this is former service as a U.S. senator (only giving the senator seniority within his or her new incoming class), service as Vice President of the United States, a U.S. Representative, a cabinet secretary, a state governor.

Roland Burris

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However, Roland Burris and Al Franken are listed as numbers 99 and 100.

Al Franken

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However, Roland Burris and Al Franken are listed as numbers 99 and 100.

2008 United States Senate election in Minnesota

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Burris was appointed at the end of the previous Congress, but was blocked from taking his seat until January 12, 2009, and Franken won the United States Senate election in Minnesota, 2008, but was unable to take his seat until July 7, 2009 due to an election contest.

Tom Harkin

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John Kerry was the most senior junior senator from the opening of the 111th Congress until the death of Ted Kennedy in August 2009, whereupon Tom Harkin took on the distinction.

Jim Webb

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Jim Webb was the most junior senior senator until Mark Udall, a freshman, became Colorado's senior senator upon Ken Salazar's resignation in late January 2009 to become Interior Secretary.

Mark Udall

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Jim Webb was the most junior senior senator until Mark Udall, a freshman, became Colorado's senior senator upon Ken Salazar's resignation in late January 2009 to become Interior Secretary.

Ken Salazar

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Jim Webb was the most junior senior senator until Mark Udall, a freshman, became Colorado's senior senator upon Ken Salazar's resignation in late January 2009 to become Interior Secretary.

United States Secretary of the Interior

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Jim Webb was the most junior senior senator until Mark Udall, a freshman, became Colorado's senior senator upon Ken Salazar's resignation in late January 2009 to become Interior Secretary.