Statistics of the 108th-112th Congresses – United States Senate

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Parts of each Congress in the 108th-112th Congresses (01/03/2003 – 01/03/2013)

Congress Start End What Happened (on beginning date)
108 01/03/2003 01/03/2005 New Congress sworn in
109 01/03/2005 01/18/2006 New Congress sworn in
109 01/18/2006 01/03/2007 Jon Corzine (D-NJ) resigns to assume governorship; Bob Menendez (D-NJ appointed)
110 01/03/2007 06/04/2007 New Congress sworn in
110 06/04/2007 06/22/2017 Craig Thomas (R-WY) dies
110 06/22/2017 12/18/2007 John Barrasso (R-WY) appointed
110 12/18/2007 12/31/2007 Trent Lott (R-MS) resigns
110 12/31/2007 11/16/2008 Roger Wicker (R-MS) appointed
110 11/16/2008 01/03/2009 Barack Obama (D-IL) resigns after election to presidency
111 01/03/2009 01/12/2009 New Congress sworn in
111 01/12/2009 01/15/2009 Roland Burris (D-IL) appointed
111 01/16/2009 01/21/2009 Joe Biden (D-DE) resigns to assume Vice Presidency; Ted Kaufman (D-DE) appointed
111 01/21/2009 01/22/2009 Ken Salazar (D-CO) appointed Interior Secretary; Michael Bennet (D-CO) appointed
111 01/22/2009 01/26/2009 Hillary Clinton (D-NY) appointed Secretary of State
111 01/26/2009 07/07/2009 Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) appointed
111 07/07/2009 08/25/2009 Al Franken (D-MN) sworn in.
111 08/25/2009 09/09/2009 Ted Kennedy (D-MA) dies
111 09/10/2009 09/24/2009 Mel Martinez (R-FL) resigns; George LeMieux (R-FL) appointed
111 09/24/2009 02/04/2010 Paul Kirk (D-MA) appointed
111 02/04/2010 06/28/2010 Scott Brown (R-MA) elected
111 06/28/2010 07/16/2010 Robert Byrd (D-WV) dies
111 07/16/2010 11/15/2010 Carte Goodwin (D-WV) appointed
111 11/15/2010 11/29/2010 Chris Coons (D-DE) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) sworn in
111 11/29/2010 01/03/2011 Mark Kirk (R-IL) sworn in
112 01/03/2011 05/03/2011 New Congress sworn in
112 05/03/2011 05/09/2011 John Ensign (R-NV) resigned
112 05/09/2011 12/17/2012 Dean Heller (R-NV) appointed
112 12/17/2012 12/26/2012 Dan Inouye (D-HI) dies
112 12/26/2012 01/01/2013 Brian Schatz (D-HI) appointed
112 01/02/2013 01/03/2013 Jim DeMint (R-SC) resigns; Tim Scott (R-SC) appointed

Age/Birth Date Statistics for Senators in the 108th-112th Congresses (01/03/2003 – 01/03/2013)

Congress Start End Med Age (y) Mean Age (y) Med DoB Mean DoB
108 01/03/2003 01/03/2005 59.35 59.93 August 27, 1943 January 29, 1943
109 01/03/2005 01/18/2006 60.99 60.86 January 6, 1944 February 25, 1944
109 01/18/2006 01/03/2007 62.03 61.79 January 6, 1944 March 21, 1944
110 01/03/2007 06/04/2007 62.76 62.24 March 30, 1944 October 6, 1944
110 06/04/2007 06/22/2007 62.78 62.54 August 24, 1944 November 18, 1944
110 06/22/2007 12/18/2007 62.83 62.51 August 24, 1944 December 16, 1944
110 12/18/2007 12/31/2007 63.02 62.97 December 9, 1944 December 28, 1944
110 12/31/2007 11/16/2008 63.06 62.94 December 9, 1944 January 21, 1945
110 11/16/2008 01/03/2009 63.94 63.99 December 9, 1944 November 21, 1944
111 01/03/2009 01/12/2009 62.02 63.21 December 26, 1946 October 19, 1945
111 01/12/2009 01/15/2009 62.14 63.31 November 23, 1946 September 19, 1945
111 01/16/2009 01/21/2009 62.15 63.36 November 23, 1946 September 5, 1945
111 01/21/2009 01/22/2009 62.16 63.28 November 23, 1946 October 11, 1945
111 01/22/2009 01/26/2009 62.17 63.30 November 23, 1946 October 4, 1945
111 01/26/2009 07/07/2009 62.18 63.10 November 23, 1946 December 21, 1945
111 07/07/2009 08/25/2009 62.62 63.49 November 23, 1946 January 9, 1946
111 08/25/2009 09/09/2009 62.66 63.48 December 26, 1946 March 2, 1946
111 09/10/2009 09/24/2009 62.67 63.30 January 10, 1947 May 24, 1946
111 09/24/2009 02/04/2010 62.75 63.42 December 26, 1946 April 23, 1946
111 02/04/2010 06/28/2010 63.07 63.57 January 10, 1947 July 12, 1946
111 06/28/2010 07/16/2010 63.42 63.67 January 25, 1947 October 25, 1946
111 07/16/2010 11/15/2010 63.47 63.45 January 25, 1947 February 2, 1947
111 11/15/2010 11/29/2010 63.77 63.80 February 5, 1947 January 26, 1947
111 11/29/2010 01/03/2011 63.74 63.58 February 17, 1947 April 16, 1947
112 01/03/2011 05/03/2011 61.41 62.23 August 7, 1949 October 9, 1948
112 05/03/2011 05/09/2011 61.47 62.66 November 12, 1949 September 4, 1948
112 05/09/2011 12/17/2012 61.75 62.56 August 7, 1949 October 17, 1948
112 12/17/2012 12/26/2012 62.93 63.92 January 10, 1950 January 14, 1949
112 12/26/2012 01/01/2013 63.04 63.71 December 11, 1949 April 11, 1949
112 01/02/2013 01/03/2013 63.06 63.59 December 11, 1949 June 1, 1949

Term Statistics for Senators in the 108th-112th Congresses (01/03/2003 – 01/03/2013)

Congress Start End Med Years Med Terms Mean Years Mean Terms
108 01/03/2003 01/03/2005 8.00 1.33 11.44 1.91
109 01/03/2005 01/18/2006 8.08 1.35 12.79 2.13
109 01/18/2006 01/03/2007 9.12 1.52 12.94 2.16
110 01/03/2007 06/04/2007 10.00 1.67 12.79 2.13
110 06/04/2007 06/22/2007 10.41 1.74 13.21 2.20
110 06/22/2007 12/18/2007 10.46 1.74 13.13 2.19
110 12/18/2007 12/31/2007 10.95 1.83 13.56 2.26
110 12/31/2007 11/16/2008 10.99 1.83 13.46 2.24
110 11/16/2008 01/03/2009 11.87 1.98 14.45 2.41
111 01/03/2009 01/12/2009 10.00 1.67 12.97 2.16
111 01/12/2009 01/15/2009 10.03 1.67 12.87 2.14
111 01/16/2009 01/21/2009 10.04 1.67 12.51 2.09
111 01/21/2009 01/22/2009 10.05 1.68 12.49 2.08
111 01/22/2009 01/26/2009 10.05 1.68 12.53 2.09
111 01/26/2009 07/07/2009 10.06 1.68 12.42 2.07
111 07/07/2009 08/25/2009 10.51 1.75 12.73 2.14
111 08/25/2009 09/09/2009 10.64 1.77 12.53 2.09
111 09/10/2009 09/24/2009 10.69 1.78 12.52 2.09
111 09/24/2009 02/04/2010 10.72 1.79 12.43 2.07
111 02/04/2010 06/28/2010 11.09 1.85 12.80 2.13
111 06/28/2010 07/16/2010 11.48 1.91 12.80 2.13
111 07/16/2010 11/15/2010 11.53 1.92 12.72 2.12
111 11/15/2010 11/29/2010 11.87 1.98 13.04 2.17
111 11/29/2010 01/03/2011 11.87 1.98 13.02 2.17
112 01/03/2011 05/03/2011 8.00 1.33 10.88 1.81
112 05/03/2011 05/09/2011 8.78 1.46 11.21 1.85
112 05/09/2011 12/17/2012 7.34 1.22 11.12 1.85
112 12/17/2012 12/26/2012 7.95 1.33 12.35 2.06
112 12/26/2012 01/01/2013 8.98 1.50 12.25 2.04
112 01/02/2013 01/03/2013 8.00 1.33 12.19 2.03
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  • shamlet June 6, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Interesting – so to answer my question from before, the mean age was a bit older (almost 64 vs. a little over 62) before the Senate had a big generational changeover around 2009-12.


    R, MD-7. Process is more important than outcome.

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