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How long did each member of Congress serve?
Members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are considered for reelection every even year. Senators however, serve six-year terms and elections to the Senate are staggered over even years so that only about 1/3 of the Senate is up for reelection during any election.
How long has Nancy Pelosi served in Congress?
|Assumed office June 2, 1987|
|Preceded by||Sala Burton|
|Constituency||5th district (1987–1993) 8th district (1993–2013) 12th district (2013–present)|
Who is the oldest Democratic senator?
At 88, Feinstein is the oldest sitting U.S. senator. On March 28, 2021, Feinstein became the longest-serving U.S. senator from California, surpassing Hiram Johnson.
Who is the most senior US senator?
The most senior senator, Patrick Leahy, did not reach the 40-year mark until January 3, 2015. From November 7, 1996, when Strom Thurmond reached the 40-year mark during the 104th Congress, until Daniel Inouye died on December 17, 2012, there was always at least one senator who had served for 40 years.
Who is the youngest member in the House?
Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) is the youngest member of the 117th Congress at age 26. He replaced Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and was the youngest of the 116th Congress. Cawthorn is the youngest person elected to the U.S. Congress since Jed Johnson Jr.
Who was the oldest speaker of the House?
The youngest person elected to the office was Robert M. T. Hunter, age 30 when he became speaker in 1839; the oldest person elected for the first time was Henry T. Rainey in 1933, at age 72.
Who is the current speaker of the House?
The current House speaker is Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California. She was elected to a fourth (second consecutive) term as speaker on January 3, 2021, the first day of the 117th Congress. She has led the Democratic Party in the House since 2003, and is the first woman to serve as speaker.
How old is Patrick Leahy?
81 years (March 31, 1940)
How old is Grassley?
88 years (September 17, 1933)
Charles Ernest Grassley/Age
Who are the oldest politicians?
10 oldest serving state leaders
|1||Elizabeth II||95 years, 183 days|
|2||Paul Biya||88 years, 250 days|
|3||Michel Aoun||88 years, 21 days|
|4||Mahmoud Abbas||85 years, 340 days|