Lautenberg is the 300th Senator to Die in Office

Here are the 300 senators who have died in office.

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. walks to the Senate floor from a Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

The Senate Historical Office confirms to TIME that Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) is the 300th senator to die in office. Lautenberg died Monday at the age of 89. Here is the complete list of all the senators who have died in office, from 1790 to 2013:

 SENATORS WHO HAVE DIED IN OFFICE

Name                                 State              Cong/Sess      Date of Death

William Grayson                       Virginia                        1/2                  March 12, 1790

Roger Sherman                          Connecticut                 2/2                  July 23, 1793*

Joshua Clayton                         Delaware                     5/2                  August 11, 1798*

Henry Tazewell                        Virginia                        5/3                  January 24, 1799

John E. Colhoun                        South Carolina            7/1                  October 26, 1802*

Stevens T. Mason                     Virginia                        7/2                  May 10, 1803*

Samuel J. Potter                        Rhode Island               8/1                  October 14, 1804*

James Jackson                           Georgia                        9/1                  March 19, 1806

Abraham Baldwin                     Georgia                        9/2                  March 4, 1807

Uriah Tracy                               Connecticut                 9/2                  July 19, 1807*

Francis Malbone                       Rhode Island               11/1                 June 4, 1809

Samuel White                            Delaware                     11/1                 November 4, 1809*

Nicholas Gilman                        New Hampshire          13/2                 May 2, 1814*

Richard Brent                            Virginia                        13/3                 December 30, 1814

William C.C. Claiborne             Louisiana                     14/2                 November 23, 1817*

Alexander C. Hanson                Maryland                    15/2                 April 23, 1819*

James Burrill, Jr.                       Rhode Island               16/2                 December 25, 1820

William A. Trimble                   Ohio                            17/1                 December 13, 1821

William Pinkney                        Maryland                    17/1                 February 25, 1822

Elijah Boardman                        Connecticut                 17/2                 August 18, 1823*

John Taylor                               Virginia                        18/1                 August 21, 1824*

Nicholas Ware                           Georgia                        18/1                 September 7, 1824*

Henry Chambers                       Alabama                      19/1                 January 24, 1826

John Gaillard                             South Carolina            19/1                 February 26, 1826

Nicholas Van Dyke                   Delaware                     19/1                 May 21, 1826

Joseph McIlvaine                      New Jersey                 19/1                 August 19, 1826*

Thomas B. Reed                        Mississippi                 20/2                 November 26, 1829*

Robert H. Adams                      Mississippi                 21/1                 July 2, 1830*

John McLean                            Illinois                         21/1                 October 14, 1830*

James Noble                              Indiana                        21/2                 February 26, 1831

Josiah S. Johnston                     Louisiana                     22/2                 May 19, 1833*

Alexander Buckner                    Missouri                     22/2                 June 6, 1833*

Nathan Smith                            Connecticut                 23/2                 December 6, 1835*

Elias K. Kane                            Illinois                         24/1                 December 12, 1835

R.H. Goldsborough                   Maryland                    24/2                 October 5, 1836*

Joseph Kent                              Maryland                    25/1                 November 24, 1837*

Thaddeus Betts                         Connecticut                 26/1                 April 7, 1840

John S. Spence                          Maryland                    26/1                 October 24, 1840*

Felix Grundy                             Tennessee                   26/2                 December 19, 1840

Nathan F. Dixon                        Rhode Island               27/2                 January 29, 1842

Samuel L. Southard                   New Jersey                 27/2                 June 26, 1842

Samuel McRoberts                    Illinois                         27/3                 March 27, 1843*

Lewis F. Linn                            Missouri                     27/3                 October 3, 1843*

William S. Fulton                      Arkansas                     28/1                 August 15, 1844*

Isaac C. Bates                            Massachusetts            28/2                 March 16, 1845*

Alexander Barrow                     Louisiana                     29/2                 December 29, 1846

Isaac S. Pennybacker                 Virginia                        29/2                 January 12, 1847

Jesse Speight                             Mississippi                 29/2                 May 1, 1847*

Jabez W. Huntington                Connecticut                 29/2                 November 1, 1847*

John Fairfield                            Maine                          30/1                 December 24, 1847

Chester Ashley                         Arkansas                     30/1                 April 29, 1848

Dixon H. Lewis                         Alabama                      30/1                 October 25, 1848*

John C. Calhoun                        South Carolina            31/1                 March 31, 1850

Franklin H. Elmore                    South Carolina            31/1                 May 29, 1850

Henry Clay                               Kentucky                    32/1                 June 29, 1852

James Whitcomb                       Indiana                        32/1                 October 4, 1852*

William Upham                         Vermont                      32/2                 January 14, 1853

Charles G. Atherton                  New Hampshire          32/2                 November 15, 1853*

Moses Norris, Jr.                      New Hampshire          33/2                 January 11, 1855

John M. Clayton                       Delaware                     34/2                 November 9, 1856*

Andrew P. Butler                      South Carolina            34/3                 May 25, 1857*

James Bell                                 New Hampshire          34/3                 May 26, 1857*

Thomas J. Rusk                        Texas                           34/3                 July 29, 1857*

Josiah J. Evans                          South Carolina            35/1                 May 6, 1858

James P. Henderson                  Texas                           35/1                 June 4, 1858

David C. Broderick                   California                    35/2                 September 16, 1859*

Stephen A. Douglas                  Illinois                         36/2                 June 3, 1861*

Kinsley S. Bingham                   Michigan                     37/1                 October 5, 1861*

Edward D. Baker                       Oregon                        37/1                 October 21, 1861*

John R. Thomson                      New Jersey                 37/2                 September 12, 1862*

James A. Pearce                        Maryland                    37/3                 December 20, 1862

Lemuel J. Bowden                     Virginia                        38/1                 January 2, 1864

Thomas H. Hicks                      Maryland                    38/2                 February 14, 1865

Jacob Collamer                          Vermont                      38/2                 November 9, 1865*

Solomon Foot                            Vermont                      39/1                 March 28, 1866

James H. Lane                           Kansas                        39/1                 July 11, 1866

William Wright                          New Jersey                 39/1                 November 1, 1866*

George R. Riddle                       Delaware                     40/1                 March 29, 1867

William P. Fessenden                Maine                          41/1                 September 8, 1869*

Daniel S. Norton                       Minnesota                   41/2                 July 13, 1870

Garrett Davis                            Kentucky                    42/2                 September 22, 1872*

Charles Sumner                         Massachusetts            43/1                 March 11, 1874

William A. Buckingham            Connecticut                 43/2                 February 5, 1875

Andrew Johnson                       Tennessee                   43/2                 July 31, 1875*

Orris S. Ferry                            Connecticut                 43/2                 November 21, 1875*

Allen T. Caperton                     West Virginia              44/1                 July 26, 1876*

Lewis V. Bogy                          Missouri                     44/2                 September 20, 1877*

Oliver P. Morton                      Indiana                        45/1                 November 1, 1877

Zachariah Chandler                   Michigan                     46/1                 November 1, 1879*

George S. Houston                    Alabama                      46/2                 December 31, 1879

Matthew H. Carpenter             Wisconsin                   46/3                 February 24, 1881

Ambrose E. Burnside                Rhode Island               46/3                 September 13, 1881*

Benjamin H. Hill                       Georgia                        47/1                 August 16, 1882*

Henry B. Anthony                    Rhode Island               48/1                 September 2, 1884*

John F. Miller                           California                    49/1                 March 8, 1886

Austin F. Pike                           New Hampshire          49/1                 October 8, 1886*

John A. Logan                           Illinois                         49/2                 December 26, 1886

James B. Beck                           Kentucky                    51/1                 May 3, 1890

Ephraim K. Wilson                   Maryland                    51/2                 February 24, 1891

George Hearst                           California                    51/2                 February 28, 1891

Preston B. Plumb                      Kansas                        52/1                 December 20, 1891

John S. Barbour                         Virginia                        52/1                 May 14, 1892

Randall L. Gibson                     Louisiana                     52/2                 December 15, 1892

John E. Kenna                           West Virginia              52/2                 January 11, 1893

Leland Stanford                         California                    52/2                 June 21, 1893*

Alfred H. Colquitt                     Georgia                        53/2                 March 26, 1894

Zebulon B. Vance                      North Carolina            53/2                 April 14, 1894

Francis B. Stockbridge              Michigan                     53/2                 April 30, 1894

Joseph H. Earle                         South Carolina            55/1                 May 20, 1897

Isham G. Harris                         Tennessee                   55/1                 July 8, 1897

James Z. George                        Mississippi                 55/1                 August 14, 1897*

Edward C. Walthall                   Mississippi                 55/2                 April 21, 1898

Justin S. Morrill                        Vermont                      55/3                 December 28, 1898

Monroe L. Hayward                 Nebraska                     56/1                 December 5, 1899

John H. Gear                             Iowa                            56/1                 July 14, 1900*

Cushman K. Davis                    Minnesota                   56/1                 November 27, 1900*

James H. Kyle                           South Dakota              57/1                 July 1, 1901*

William J. Sewell                       New Jersey                 57/1                 December 27, 1901

James McMillan                       Michigan                     57/1                 August 10, 1902*

Marcus A. Hanna                      Ohio                            58/2                 February 15, 1904

Matthew S. Quay                     Pennsylvania               58/2                 May 28, 1904*

George F. Hoar                          Massachusetts            58/2                 September 30, 1904*

William B. Bate                         Tennessee                   58/3                 March 9, 1905*

Orville H. Platt                          Connecticut                 58/3                 April 21, 1905*

John H. Mitchell                       Oregon                        59/1                 December 8, 1905

Arthur P. Gorman                     Maryland                    59/1                 June 4, 1906

Russell A. Alger                        Michigan                     59/2                 January 24, 1907

John T. Morgan                        Alabama                      59/2                 June 11, 1907*

Edmund W. Pettus                    Alabama                      59/2                 July 27, 1907*

Stephen R. Mallory                  Florida                         60/1                 December 23, 1907

Asbury C. Latimer                    South Carolina            60/1                 February 20, 1908

Redfield Proctor                        Vermont                      60/1                 March 4, 1908

William P. Whyte                      Maryland                    60/1                 March 17, 1908

William J. Bryan                       Florida                         60/1                 March 22, 1908

William B. Allison                     Iowa                            60/1                 August 4, 1908*

Martin N. Johnson                    North Dakota              61/1                 October 21, 1909*

Anselm J. McLaurin                 Mississippi                 61/2                 December 22, 1909

Samuel D. McEnery                  Louisiana                     61/2                 June 28, 1910*

John W. Daniel                          Virginia                        61/2                 June 29, 1910*

Jonathan P. Dolliver                  Iowa                            61/2                 October 15, 1910*

Alexander S. Clay                      Georgia                        61/2                 November 13, 1910*

Stephen B. Elkins                      West Virginia              61/3                 January 4, 1911

Charles J. Hughes, Jr.                Colorado                     61/3                 January 11, 1911

William P. Frye                         Maine                          62/1                 August 8, 1911

Robert L. Taylor                       Tennessee                   62/2                 March 31, 1912

George S. Nixon                        Nevada                        62/2                 June 5, 1912

Weldon B. Heyburn                  Idaho                           62/2                 October 17, 1912*

Isidor Rayner                            Maryland                    62/2                 November 25, 1912*

Jeff Davis                                  Arkansas                     62/3                 January 3, 1913

Joseph F. Johnston                   Alabama                      63/1                 August 8, 1913

Augustus O. Bacon                   Georgia                        63/2                 February 14, 1914

William O. Bradley                   Kentucky                    63/2                 May 23, 1914

Benjamin F. Shively                  Indiana                        64/1                 March 14, 1916

Edwin C. Burleigh                     Maine                          64/1                 June 16, 1916

James P. Clarke                         Arkansas                     64/1                 October 1, 1916*

Harry Lane                                Oregon                        65/1                 May 23, 1917

Paul O. Husting                         Wisconsin                   65/1                 October 21, 1917*

Francis G. Newlands                 Nevada                        65/2                 December 24, 1917

James H. Brady                         Idaho                           65/2                 January 13, 1918

William Hughes                         New Jersey                 65/2                 January 30, 1918

Robert F. Broussard                  Louisiana                     65/2                 April 12, 1918

William J. Stone                        Missouri                     65/2                 April 14, 1918

Benjamin R. Tillman                 South Carolina            65/2                 July 3, 1918

Jacob H. Gallinger                     New Hampshire          65/2                 August 17, 1918

Ollie M. James                          Kentucky                    65/2                 August 28, 1918

Thomas S. Martin                     Virginia                        66/1                 November 12, 1919

John H. Bankhead                     Alabama                      66/2                 March 1, 1920

Philander C. Knox                     Pennsylvania               67/1                 October 12, 1921

Boies Penrose                            Pennsylvania               67/2                 December 31, 1921

William E. Crow                        Pennsylvania               67/2                 August 2, 1922

Thomas E. Watson                    Georgia                        67/2                 September 26, 1922*

Samuel D. Nicholson                 Colorado                     67/4                 March 24, 1923*

Knute Nelson                            Minnesota                   67/4                 April 28, 1923*

William P. Dillingham               Vermont                      67/4                 July 12, 1923*

LeBaron B. Colt                        Rhode Island               68/1                 August 18, 1924*

Frank B. Brandegee                   Connecticut                 68/1                 October 14, 1924*

Henry C. Lodge                         Massachusetts            68/1                 November 9, 1924*

J. Medill McCormick                Illinois                         68/2                 February 25, 1925

Selden P. Spencer                      Missouri                     68/2                 May 16, 1925*

Robert M. La Follette               Wisconsin                   68/2                 June 18, 1925*

Edwin F. Ladd                           North Dakota              68/2                 June 22, 1925*

Samuel M. Ralston                    Indiana                        68/2                 October 14, 1925*

Albert B. Cummins                   Iowa                            69/1                 July 30, 1926*

Bert M. Fernald                        Maine                          69/1                 August 23, 1926*

William B. McKinley                Illinois                         69/2                 December 7, 1926

Andrieus A. Jones                     New Mexico               70/1                 December 20, 1927

Woodbridge N. Ferris                Michigan                     70/1                 March 23, 1928

Frank B. Willis                          Ohio                            70/1                 March 30, 1928

Frank R. Gooding                      Idaho                           70/1                 June 24, 1928*

Lawrence D. Tyson                  Tennessee                   71/1                 August 24, 1929*

Theodore E. Burton                  Ohio                            71/1                 October 28, 1929

Francis E. Warren                      Wyoming                    71/1                 November 24, 1929*

Lee S. Overman                         North Carolina            71/3                 December 12, 1930

Frank L. Greene                        Vermont                      71/3                 December 17, 1930*

Dwight W. Morrow                  New Jersey                 71/3                 October 5, 1931*

Thaddeus H. Caraway              Arkansas                     71/3                 November 6, 1931*

William J. Harris                       Georgia                        72/1                 April 18, 1932

Charles W. Waterman               Colorado                     72/1                 August 27, 1932*

Wesley L. Jones                        Washington                 72/1                 November 19, 1932*

Thomas J. Walsh                       Montana                     72/2                 March 2, 1933

Robert B. Howell                      Nebraska                     73/1                 March 11, 1933

Porter H. Dale                           Vermont                      73/1                 October 6, 1933*

John B. Kendrick                      Wyoming                    73/1                 November 3, 1933*

Bronson M. Cutting                  New Mexico               74/1                 May 6, 1935

Huey P. Long                            Louisiana                     74/1                 September 10, 1935*

Thomas D. Schall                      Minnesota                   74/1                 December 22, 1935*

Park Trammell                           Florida                         74/2                 May 8, 1936

Duncan U. Fletcher                   Florida                         74/2                 June 17, 1936

Richard L. Murphy                   Iowa                            74/2                 July 16, 1936*

James Couzens                          Michigan                     74/2                 October 22, 1936*

Peter Norbeck                           South Dakota              74/2                 December 20, 1936*

Nathan L. Bachman                   Tennessee                   75/1                 April 23, 1937

Joseph T. Robinson                  Arkansas                     75/1                 July 14, 1937

Royal S. Copeland                    New York                   75/3                 June 17, 1938*

J. Hamilton Lewis                     Illinois                         76/1                 April 9, 1939

Marvel M. Logan                      Kentucky                    76/2                 October 3, 1939

William E. Borah                       Idaho                           76/3                 January 19, 1940

Ernest W. Gibson                      Vermont                      76/3                 June 20, 1940

Ernest Lundeen                         Minnesota                   76/3                 August 31, 1940

Key Pittman                              Nevada                        76/3                 November 10, 1940

Morris Sheppard                       Texas                           77/1                 April 9, 1941

Pat Harrison                              Mississippi                 77/1                 June 22, 1941

Andrew J. Houston                   Texas                           77/1                 June 26, 1941

Alva M. Lumpkin                     South Carolina            77/1                 August 1, 1941

Alva B. Adams                          Colorado                     77/1                 December 1, 1941

W. Warren Barbour                   New Jersey                 78/1                 November 22, 1943

Frederick Van Nuys                  Indiana                        78/2                 January 25, 1944

Charles L. McNary                   Oregon                        78/2                 February 25, 1944

Ellison D. Smith                        South Carolina            78/2                 November 17, 1944

Francis Maloney                       Connecticut                 79/1                 January 16, 1945

John Moses                               North Dakota              79/1                 March 3, 1945

James G. Scrugham                   Nevada                        79/1                 June 23, 1945

Hiram W. Johnson                    California                    79/1                 August 6, 1945

John Thomas                             Idaho                           79/1                 November 10, 1945

Carter Glass                              Virginia                        79/2                 May 28, 1946

John H. Bankhead II                 Alabama                      79/2                 June 12, 1946

Charles O. Andrews                  Florida                         79/2                 September 18, 1946*

Josiah W. Bailey                       North Carolina            79/2                 December 15, 1946*

Theodore G. Bilbo                    Mississippi                 80/1                 August 21, 1947

John H. Overton                       Louisiana                     80/2                 May 14, 1948

Harlan J. Bushfield                    South Dakota              80/2                 September 27, 1948

J. Melville Broughton               North Carolina            81/1                 March 6, 1949

Bert H. Miller                           Idaho                           81/1                 October 8, 1949

Clyde M. Reed                          Kansas                        81/1                 November 8, 1949*

Virgil M. Chapman                   Kentucky                    82/1                 March 8, 1951

Arthur H. Vandenberg               Michigan                     82/1                 April 18, 1951

Kenneth S. Wherry                   Nebraska                     82/1                 November 29, 1951*

Brien McMahon                       Connecticut                 82/2                 July 28, 1952*

Willis Smith                               North Carolina            83/1                 June 26, 1953

Charles W. Tobey                     New Hampshire          83/1                 July 24, 1953

Robert A. Taft                          Ohio                            83/1                 July 31, 1953

Dwight Griswold                      Nebraska                     83/2                 April 12, 1954

Clyde R. Hoey                          North Carolina            83/2                 May 12, 1954

Lester C. Hunt                          Wyoming                    83/2                 June 19, 1954

Hugh Butler                               Nebraska                     83/2                 July 1, 1954

Burnet R. Maybank                  South Carolina            83/2                 September 1, 1954

Pat McCarran                            Nevada                        83/2                 September 28, 1954

Harley M. Kilgore                     West Virginia              84/2                 February 28, 1956

Alben W. Barkley                     Kentucky                    84/2                 April 30, 1956

Joseph R. McCarthy                Wisconsin                   85/1                 May 2, 1957

Matthew M. Neely                   West Virginia              85/2                 January 18, 1958

W. Kerr Scott                            North Carolina            85/2                 April 16, 1958

William Langer                          North Dakota              86/1                 November 8, 1959*

Richard L. Neuberger                Oregon                        86/2                 March 9, 1960

Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.           Missouri                     86/2                 September 13, 1960*

Henry Styles Bridges                New Hampshire          87/1                 November 26, 1961*

Andrew F. Schoeppel               Kansas                        87/2                 January 21, 1962

Francis Case                              South Dakota              87/2                 June 22, 1962

Henry Dworshak                      Idaho                           87/2                 July 23, 1962

Dennis Chavez                          New Mexico               87/2                 November 18, 1962*

Robert S. Kerr                           Oklahoma                    87/2                 January 1, 1963*

Estes Kefauver                          Tennessee                   88/1                 August 10, 1963

Clair Engle                                 California                    88/2                 July 30, 1964

Olin D. Johnston                       South Carolina            89/1                 April 18, 1965

Patrick V. McNamara               Michigan                     89/2                 April 30, 1966

Robert F. Kennedy                   New York                   90/2                 June 6, 1968

E.L. Bartlett                              Alaska                         90/2                 December 11, 1968*

Everett M. Dirksen                   Illinois                         91/1                 September 7, 1969

Richard B. Russell                     Georgia                        92/1                 January 21, 1971

Winston L. Prouty                    Vermont                      92/1                 September 10, 1971

Allen J. Ellender                        Louisiana                     92/2                 July 27, 1972

Philip A. Hart                           Michigan                     94/2                 December 26, 1976

John L. McClellan                     Arkansas                     95/1                 November 28, 1977

Lee W. Metcalf                         Montana                     95/2                 January 12, 1978

Hubert H. Humphrey               Minnesota                   95/2                 January 13, 1978

James B. Allen                          Alabama                      95/2                 June 1, 1978

Henry M. Jackson                    Washington                 98/1                 September 1, 1983

John P. East                              North Carolina            99/2                 June 29, 1986

Edward Zorinsky                      Nebraska                     100/1               March 6, 1987

Spark Matsunaga                      Hawaii                         101/2               April 15, 1990

John Heinz                                Pennsylvania               102/1               April 4, 1991

Quentin N. Burdick                   North Dakota              102/2               September 8, 1992

John H. Chafee                          Rhode Island               106/1               October 24, 1999

Paul D. Coverdell                      Georgia                        106/2               July 18, 2000

Paul D. Wellstone                     Minnesota                   107/2               October 25, 2002

Craig L. Thomas                        Wyoming                    110/1               June 4, 2007

Edward Kennedy                      Massachusetts            111/1               August 25, 2009

Robert C. Byrd                         West Virginia              111/2               June 28, 2010

Daniel K. Inouye                       Hawaii                         112/2               December 17, 2012

Frank R. Lautenberg                  New Jersey                 113/1               June 3, 2013

*The date of death followed the sine die adjournment of the Congress.

Total = 300

Sources: U.S., Congress, Senate, A Necrology of United States Senators (Washington, D.C., 1975); Senate Historical Office

Senate Historical Office

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3 comments
destor23
destor23

When are we going to do something about this obvious death trap that we call the U.S. Senate?

sacredh
sacredh

"Lautenberg is the 300th Senator to Die in Office"

And he wins this lovely assortment of appliances from Kitchen Aid.