List of members of the United States Congress by longevity of service

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This is a list of United States congresspersons by longevity of service. It includes Representatives and Senators who have served at least 36 years. It is divided up into several categories.

In cases where there is a tie in time the following criteria will sort people higher:

  1. Achieved time uninterrupted (total tenure rank only)
  2. Achieved time first
  3. Senators over Representatives (House and Senate list only)
  4. Senate or House seniority (Dan Rostenkowski versus Neal Edward Smith)

Key[edit]

In green Currently serving
H Served in House (only for House and Senate combined categories)
S Served in Senate (only for House and Senate combined categories)
I Interruptions in service (only for total tenure categories)

Combined U.S. House and Senate time[edit]

Total
tenure
rank
Uninter­rupted
tenure
rank
Name Party
affiliation
Total
tenure
Uninter­rupted
tenure
Reason
for
leaving
Lifespan
1 1 John Dingell (H) Democratic 59 years, 21 days 59 years, 21 days Retired 1926–2019
2 2 Robert Byrd (H, S) Democratic 57 years, 176 days 57 years, 176 days Died 1917–2010
3 3 Carl Hayden (H, S) Democratic 56 years, 319 days 56 years, 319 days Retired 1877–1972
4 4 Daniel Inouye (H, S) Democratic 53 years, 118 days 53 years, 118 days Died 1924–2012
5 5 Jamie Whitten (H) Democratic 53 years, 60 days 53 years, 60 days Retired 1910–1995
6 6 John Conyers (H) Democratic 52 years, 336 days 52 years, 336 days Resigned 1929–
7 7 Carl Vinson (H) Democratic 50 years, 61 days 50 years, 61 days Retired 1883–1981
8 8 Emanuel Celler (H) Democratic 49 years, 305 days 49 years, 305 days Lost renomination 1888–1981
9 9 Sam Rayburn (H) Democratic 48 years, 257 days 48 years, 257 days Died 1882–1961
10 999 Sidney R. Yates (H, I) Democratic 48 years, 0 days N/A Retired 1909–2000
11 13 Strom Thurmond (S, I) Democratic,
Republican
47 years, 159 days 46 years, 57 days Resigned, retired 1902–2003
12 10 Wright Patman (H) Democratic 47 years, 3 days 47 years, 3 days Died 1893–1976
13 11 Ted Kennedy (S) Democratic 46 years, 292 days 46 years, 292 days Died 1932–2009
14 12 Don Young (H) Republican 46 years, 78 days 46 years, 78 days 1933–
15 14 Charles Rangel (H) Democratic 46 years, 0 days 46 years, 0 days Retired 1930–
16 999 Joseph Gurney Cannon (H, I) Republican 46 years, 0 days N/A Defeated, defeated, retired 1836–1926
17 15 Adolph J. Sabath (H) Democratic 45 years, 247 days 45 years, 247 days Died 1866–1952
18 16 J. Lister Hill (H, S) Democratic 45 years, 142 days 45 years, 142 days Retired 1894–1984
19 17 Thad Cochran (H, S) Republican 45 years, 87 days 45 years, 87 days Resigned 1937–
20 18 Patrick Leahy (S) Democratic 44 years, 140 days 44 years, 140 days 1940–
21 19 Chuck Grassley (H, S) Republican 44 years, 140 days 44 years, 140 days 1933–
22 20 George H. Mahon (H) Democratic 44 years, 0 days 44 years, 0 days Retired 1900–1985
23 21 Warren Magnuson (H, S) Democratic 44 years, 0 days 44 years, 0 days Defeated 1905–1989
24 22 Charles Edward Bennett (H) Democratic 44 years, 0 days 44 years, 0 days Retired 1910–2003
25 23 Justin Smith Morrill (H, S) Whig,
Republican
43 years, 299 days 43 years, 299 days Died 1810–1898
26 999 William B. Allison (H, S, I) Republican 43 years, 152 days N/A Retired, died 1829–1908
27 24 Charles Melvin Price (H) Democratic 43 years, 110 days 43 years, 110 days Died 1905–1988
28 25 Bill Young (H) Republican 42 years, 288 days 42 years, 288 days Died 1930–2013
29 26 Henry M. Jackson (H, S) Democratic 42 years, 241 days 42 years, 241 days Died 1912–1983
30 27 Ed Markey (H, S) Democratic 42 years, 202 days 42 years, 202 days 1946–
31 999 Carter Glass (H, S, I) Democratic 42 years, 157 days N/A Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, died 1858–1946
32 28 John W. McCormack (H) Democratic 42 years, 58 days 42 years, 58 days Retired 1891–1980
33 29 John Sparkman (H, S) Democratic 42 years, 0 days 42 years, 0 days Retired 1899–1985
34 30 Jack Brooks (H) Democratic 42 years, 0 days 42 years, 0 days Defeated 1922–2012
35 31 Orrin Hatch (S) Republican 42 years, 0 days 42 years, 0 days Retired 1934–
36 32 William R. Poage (H) Democratic 41 years, 362 days 41 years, 362 days Retired 1899–1987
37 33 Robert L. Doughton (H) Democratic 41 years, 305 days 41 years, 305 days Retired 1863–1954
38 34 Joseph W. Martin Jr. (H) Republican 41 years, 305 days 41 years, 305 days Lost renomination 1884–1968
39 35 Dave Obey (H) Democratic 41 years, 276 days 41 years, 276 days Retired 1938–
40 36 Clarence Cannon (H) Democratic 41 years, 69 days 41 years, 69 days Retired 1879–1964
41 37 John C. Stennis (S) Democratic 41 years, 59 days 41 years, 59 days Retired 1901–1995
42 38 Kenneth McKellar (H, S) Democratic 41 years, 30 days 41 years, 30 days Lost renomination 1869–1957
43 39 William Natcher (H) Democratic 40 years, 240 days 40 years, 240 days Died 1909–1994
44 999 Claude Pepper (H, S, I) Democratic 40 years, 207 days N/A Lost renomination, died 1900–1989
45 40 William P. Frye (H, S) Republican 40 years, 157 days 40 years, 157 days Died 1830–1911
46 41 Richard Shelby (H, S) Democratic,
Republican
40 years, 140 days 40 years, 140 days 1934–
47 42 Jim Sensenbrenner (H) Republican 40 years, 140 days 40 years, 140 days 1943–
48 43 Ted Stevens (S) Republican 40 years, 10 days 40 years, 10 days Defeated 1923–2010
49 44 Carl Curtis (H, S) Republican 40 years, 0 days 40 years, 0 days Retired 1905–2000
50 45 Peter W. Rodino (H) Democratic 40 years, 0 days 40 years, 0 days Retired 1909–2005
51 46 Pete Stark (H) Democratic 40 years, 0 days 40 years, 0 days Defeated 1931–
52 47 Tom Harkin (H, S) Democratic 40 years, 0 days 40 years, 0 days Retired 1939–
53 48 George Miller (H) Democratic 40 years, 0 days 40 years, 0 days Retired 1945–
54 49 Henry Waxman (H) Democratic 40 years, 0 days 40 years, 0 days Retired 1939–
55 50 Barbara Mikulski (H, S) Democratic 40 years, 0 days 40 years, 0 days Retired 1936–
56 999 Eugene Hale (H, S, I) Republican 40 years, 0 days N/A Defeated, retired 1836–1918
57 999 Jennings Randolph (H, S, I) Democratic 39 years, 364 days N/A Defeated, retired 1902–1998
58 51 Leslie C. Arends (H) Republican 39 years, 362 days 39 years, 362 days Retired 1895–1985
59 52 Daniel A. Reed (H) Republican 39 years, 352 days 39 years, 352 days Died 1875–1959
60 53 George W. Norris (H, S) Republican,
Independent
39 years, 305 days 39 years, 305 days Defeated 1861–1944
61 54 John Taber (H) Republican 39 years, 305 days 39 years, 305 days Retired 1880–1965
62 55 William M. Colmer (H) Democratic 39 years, 305 days 39 years, 305 days Retired 1890–1980
63 56 Max Baucus (H, S) Democratic 39 years, 34 days 39 years, 34 days Appointed Ambassador to China 1941–
64 999 Samuel Smith (H, S, I) Democratic-Republican,
Democratic
39 years, 9 days N/A Retired 1752–1839
65 999 John L. McClellan (H, S, I) Democratic 38 years, 329 days N/A Retired, died 1896–1977
66 57 Morris Sheppard (H, S) Democratic 38 years, 145 days 38 years, 145 days Died 1875–1941
67 58 Ron Wyden (H, S) Democratic 38 years, 140 days 38 years, 140 days 1949–
68 59 Pat Roberts (H, S) Republican 38 years, 140 days 38 years, 140 days 1936–
69 60 Chuck Schumer (H, S) Democratic 38 years, 140 days 38 years, 140 days 1950–
70 61 Hal Rogers (H) Republican 38 years, 140 days 38 years, 140 days 1937–
71 62 Chris Smith (H) Republican 38 years, 140 days 38 years, 140 days 1953–
72 63 Fritz Hollings (S) Democratic 38 years, 55 days 38 years, 55 days Retired 1922–2019
73 64 Richard Russell Jr. (S) Democratic 38 years, 9 days 38 years, 9 days Died 1897–1971
74 65 Steny Hoyer (H) Democratic 38 years, 4 days 38 years, 4 days 1939–
75 999 John Sherman (H, S, I) Oppositionist,
Republican
38 years, 4 days N/A Appointed U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, appointed U.S. Secretary of State 1823–1900
76 66 Russell B. Long (S) Democratic 38 years, 3 days 38 years, 3 days Retired 1918–2003
77 67 Frederick H. Gillett (H, S) Republican 38 years, 0 days 38 years, 0 days Retired 1851–1935
78 68 Wilbur Mills (H) Democratic 38 years, 0 days 38 years, 0 days Retired 1909–1992
79 69 Dante Fascell (H) Democratic 38 years, 0 days 38 years, 0 days Retired 1917–1998
80 70 Robert H. Michel (H) Republican 38 years, 0 days 38 years, 0 days Retired 1923–2017
81 71 Nick Rahall (H) Democratic 38 years, 0 days 38 years, 0 days Defeated 1949–
82 999 Robert Crosser (H, I) Democratic 37 years, 305 days N/A Lost renomination 1874–1957
83 999 Bob Sikes (H, I) Democratic 37 years, 290 days N/A Resigned, retired 1906–1994
84 72 Nathaniel Macon (H, S) Anti-Administration,
Democratic-Republican
37 years, 255 days 37 years, 255 days Resigned 1757–1837
85 73 Henry Cabot Lodge (H, S) Republican 37 years, 250 days 37 years, 250 days Died 1850–1924
86 999 Alben W. Barkley (H, S, I) Democratic 37 years, 74 days N/A Elected Vice President of the United States, died 1877–1956
87 74 Henry B. González (H) Democratic 37 years, 60 days 37 years, 60 days Retired 1916–2000
88 999 Francis E. Warren (S, I) Republican 37 years, 6 days N/A Defeated, died 1844–1929
89 75 Dick Durbin (H, S) Democratic 36 years, 140 days 36 years, 140 days 1944–
90 76 Marcy Kaptur (H) Democratic 36 years, 140 days 36 years, 140 days 1946–
91 999 James Eastland (S, I) Democratic 36 years, 83 days N/A Resigned 1904–1986
92 77 Joe Biden (S) Democratic 36 years, 12 days 36 years, 12 days Elected Vice President of the United States 1942–
93 78 John Murtha (H) Democratic 36 years, 3 days 36 years, 3 days Died 1932–2010
94 79 Henry L. Dawes (H, S) Republican 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1816–1903
95 80 F. Edward Hébert (H) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1901–1979
96 81 Edward Boland (H) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1911–2001
97 82 William Broomfield (H) Republican 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1922–2019
98 83 Dan Rostenkowski (H) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Defeated 1928–2010
99 84 Neal Edward Smith (H) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Defeated 1920–
100 85 Claiborne Pell (S) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1918–2009
101 86 Joseph M. McDade (H) Republican 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1931–2017
102 87 Paul Sarbanes (H, S) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1933–
103 88 Pete Domenici (S) Republican 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1932–2017
104 89 Ralph Regula (H) Republican 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1924–2017
105 90 Chris Dodd (H, S) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1944–
106 91 Jim Oberstar (H) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Defeated 1934–2014
107 92 Richard Lugar (S) Republican 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Lost renomination 1932–2019
108 93 Daniel Akaka (H, S) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1924–2018
109 94 Norm Dicks (H) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1940–
110 95 Dale Kildee (H) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1929–
111 96 Carl Levin (S) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1934–
112 97 Sander Levin (H) Democratic 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days Retired 1931–
113 999 Shelby Moore Cullom (H, S, I) Republican 36 years, 0 days N/A Retired 1829–1914

Senate time[edit]

The 90th Congress was notable because for a period of 10 days (December 24, 1968 – January 3, 1969), it contained within the Senate all 10 of the longest-serving senators in history until January 7, 2013, when Patrick Leahy surpassed Russell B. Long as the 10th longest-serving senator in history. This period stretched from the installation of Ted Stevens of Alaska after his appointment to fill a vacancy to the retirement of Carl Hayden of Arizona early the next year.

The 96th Congress and 97th Congress were the periods in which most people from this list were serving together (all but Hayden, Russell Jr., Warren, Eastland, and Grassley in the former and all but Hayden, Russell Jr., Warren, Eastland, and Magnuson in the latter).

Total
tenure
rank
Uninter­rupted
tenure
rank
Name State
represented
Dates
of
service
Total
tenure
Uninter­rupted
tenure
Lifespan
1 1 Robert Byrd West Virginia January 3, 1959 – June 28, 2010 51 years, 176 days 51 years, 176 days 1917–2010
2 2 Daniel Inouye Hawaii January 3, 1963 – December 17, 2012 49 years, 349 days 49 years, 349 days 1924–2012
3 4 Strom Thurmond (I) South Carolina December 24, 1954 – April 7, 1956
November 7, 1956 – January 3, 2003
47 years, 159 days 46 years, 57 days 1902–2003
4 3 Ted Kennedy Massachusetts November 7, 1962 – August 25, 2009 46 years, 292 days 46 years, 292 days 1932–2009
5 5 Patrick Leahy Vermont Since January 3, 1975 44 years, 140 days 44 years, 140 days 1940–
6 6 Orrin Hatch Utah January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2019 42 years, 0 days 42 years, 0 days 1934–
7 7 Carl Hayden Arizona March 4, 1927 – January 3, 1969 41 years, 305 days 41 years, 305 days 1877–1972
8 8 John C. Stennis Mississippi November 7, 1947 – January 3, 1989 41 years, 59 days 41 years, 59 days 1901–1995
9 9 Ted Stevens Alaska December 24, 1968 – January 3, 2009 40 years, 10 days 40 years, 10 days 1923–2010
10 10 Thad Cochran Mississippi December 27, 1978 – April 1, 2018 39 years, 94 days 39 years, 94 days 1937–
11 11 Chuck Grassley Iowa Since January 3, 1981 38 years, 140 days 38 years, 140 days 1933–
12 12 Fritz Hollings South Carolina November 8, 1966 – January 3, 2005 38 years, 55 days 38 years, 55 days 1922–2019
13 13 Richard Russell Jr. Georgia January 12, 1933 – January 21, 1971 38 years, 9 days 38 years, 9 days 1897–1971
14 14 Russell B. Long Louisiana December 31, 1948 – January 3, 1987 38 years, 3 days 38 years, 3 days 1918–2003
15 999 Francis E. Warren (I) Wyoming November 18, 1890 – March 4, 1893
March 4, 1895 – November 24, 1929
37 years, 6 days N/A 1844–1929
16 999 James Eastland (I) Mississippi June 30 – September 28, 1941
January 3, 1943 – December 27, 1978
36 years, 83 days N/A 1904–1986
17 15 Warren Magnuson Washington December 14, 1944 – January 3, 1981 36 years, 20 days 36 years, 20 days 1905–1989
18 16 Joe Biden Delaware January 3, 1973 – January 15, 2009 36 years, 12 days 36 years, 12 days 1942–
19 17 Claiborne Pell Rhode Island January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1997 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1918–2009
20 18 Pete Domenici New Mexico January 3, 1973 – January 3, 2009 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1932–2017
21 19 Richard Lugar Indiana January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2013 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1932–2019
22 20 Carl Levin Michigan January 3, 1979 – January 3, 2015 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1934–

House time[edit]

Total
tenure
rank
Uninter­rupted
tenure
rank
Name State
represented
Dates
of
service
Total
tenure
Uninter­rupted
tenure
Lifespan
1 1 John Dingell Michigan December 13, 1955 – January 3, 2015 59 years, 21 days 59 years, 21 days 1926–2019
2 2 Jamie Whitten Mississippi November 4, 1941 – January 3, 1995 53 years, 60 days 53 years, 60 days 1910–1995
3 3 John Conyers Michigan January 3, 1965 – December 5, 2017 52 years, 336 days 52 years, 336 days 1929–
4 4 Carl Vinson Georgia November 3, 1914 – January 3, 1965 50 years, 61 days 50 years, 61 days 1883–1981
5 5 Emanuel Celler New York March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1973 49 years, 305 days 49 years, 305 days 1888–1981
6 6 Sam Rayburn Texas March 4, 1913 – November 16, 1961 48 years, 257 days 48 years, 257 days 1882–1961
7 999 Sidney R. Yates (I) Illinois January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1963
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1999
48 years, 0 days N/A 1909–2000
8 7 Wright Patman Texas March 4, 1929 – March 7, 1976 47 years, 3 days 47 years, 3 days 1893–1976
9 8 Don Young Alaska Since March 6, 1973 46 years, 78 days 46 years, 78 days 1933–
10 9 Charles Rangel New York January 3, 1971 – January 3, 2017 46 years, 0 days 46 years, 0 days 1930–
11 999 Joseph Gurney Cannon (I) Illinois March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1891
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1913
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923
46 years, 0 days N/A 1836–1926
12 10 Adolph J. Sabath Illinois March 4, 1907 – November 6, 1952 45 years, 247 days 45 years, 247 days 1866–1952
13 11 George H. Mahon Texas January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1979 44 years, 0 days 44 years, 0 days 1900–1985
14 12 Charles Edward Bennett Florida January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1993 44 years, 0 days 44 years, 0 days 1910–2003
15 13 Charles Melvin Price Illinois January 3, 1945 – April 22, 1988 43 years, 110 days 43 years, 110 days 1905–1988
16 14 Bill Young Florida January 3, 1971 – October 18, 2013 42 years, 288 days 42 years, 288 days 1930–2013
17 15 John W. McCormack Massachusetts November 6, 1928 – January 3, 1971 42 years, 58 days 42 years, 58 days 1891–1980
18 16 Jack Brooks Texas January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1995 42 years, 0 days 42 years, 0 days 1922–2012
19 17 William R. Poage Texas January 3, 1937 – December 31, 1978 41 years, 362 days 41 years, 362 days 1899–1987
20 18 Robert L. Doughton North Carolina March 4, 1911 – January 3, 1953 41 years, 305 days 41 years, 305 days 1863–1954
21 19 Joseph W. Martin Jr. Massachusetts March 4, 1925 – January 3, 1967 41 years, 305 days 41 years, 305 days 1884–1968
22 20 Dave Obey Wisconsin April 1, 1969 – January 3, 2011 41 years, 276 days 41 years, 276 days 1938–
23 21 Clarence Cannon Missouri March 4, 1923 – May 12, 1964 41 years, 69 days 41 years, 69 days 1879–1964
24 22 William Natcher Kentucky August 1, 1953 – March 29, 1994 40 years, 240 days 40 years, 240 days 1909–1994
25 23 Jim Sensenbrenner Wisconsin Since January 3, 1979 40 years, 140 days 40 years, 140 days 1943–
26 24 Peter W. Rodino New Jersey January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1989 40 years, 0 days 40 years, 0 days 1909–2005
27 25 Pete Stark California January 3, 1973 – January 3, 2013 40 years, 0 days 40 years, 0 days 1931–
28 26 George Miller California January 3, 1975 – January 3, 2015 40 years, 0 days 40 years, 0 days 1945–
29 27 Henry Waxman California January 3, 1975 – January 3, 2015 40 years, 0 days 40 years, 0 days 1939–
30 28 Leslie C. Arends Illinois January 3, 1935 – December 31, 1974 39 years, 362 days 39 years, 362 days 1895–1985
31 29 Daniel A. Reed New York March 4, 1919 – February 19, 1959 39 years, 352 days 39 years, 352 days 1875–1959
32 30 John Taber New York March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1963 39 years, 305 days 39 years, 305 days 1880–1965
33 31 William M. Colmer Mississippi March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1973 39 years, 305 days 39 years, 305 days 1890–1980
34 32 Hal Rogers Kentucky Since January 3, 1981 38 years, 140 days 38 years, 140 days 1937–
35 33 Chris Smith New Jersey Since January 3, 1981 38 years, 140 days 38 years, 140 days 1953–
36 34 Steny Hoyer Maryland Since May 19, 1981 38 years, 4 days 38 years, 4 days 1939–
37 35 Wilbur Mills Arkansas January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1977 38 years, 0 days 38 years, 0 days 1909–1992
38 36 Dante Fascell Florida January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1993 38 years, 0 days 38 years, 0 days 1917–1998
39 37 Robert H. Michel Illinois January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1995 38 years, 0 days 38 years, 0 days 1923–2017
40 38 Nick Rahall West Virginia January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2015 38 years, 0 days 38 years, 0 days 1949–
41 999 Robert Crosser (I) Ohio March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1919
March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1955
37 years, 305 days N/A 1874–1957
42 999 Bob Sikes (I) Florida January 3, 1941 – October 19, 1944
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1979
37 years, 290 days N/A 1906–1994
43 39 Henry B. González Texas November 4, 1961 – January 3, 1999 37 years, 60 days 37 years, 60 days 1916–2000
44 40 Ed Markey Massachusetts November 2, 1976 – July 3, 2013 36 years, 256 days 36 years, 256 days 1946–
45 41 Marcy Kaptur Ohio Since January 3, 1983 36 years, 140 days 36 years, 140 days 1946–
46 42 John Murtha Pennsylvania February 5, 1974 – February 8, 2010 36 years, 3 days 36 years, 3 days 1932–2010
47 43 F. Edward Hébert Louisiana January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1977 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1901–1979
48 44 Edward Boland Massachusetts January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1989 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1911–2001
49 45 William Broomfield Michigan January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1993 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1922–2019
50 46 Dan Rostenkowski Illinois January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1995 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1928–2010
51 47 Neal Edward Smith Iowa January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1995 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1920–
52 48 Joseph M. McDade Pennsylvania January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1999 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1931–2017
53 49 Ralph Regula Ohio January 3, 1973 – January 3, 2009 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1924–2017
54 50 Jim Oberstar Minnesota January 3, 1975 – January 3, 2011 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1934–2014
55 51 Norm Dicks Washington January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2013 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1940–
56 52 Dale Kildee Michigan January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2013 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1929–
57 53 Sander Levin Michigan January 3, 1983 – January 3, 2019 36 years, 0 days 36 years, 0 days 1931–

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