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Senators Who Received the Congressional Medal of Honor


The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest award that can be given to U.S. military personnel. To date, only seven U.S. senators have received it.

Date EarnedSenatorDate AwardedSenate Service
1861Jul 21, 1861 AmesAdelbert Ames (R-MS) Mar 29, 1899 1870–1874
1862Dec 13, 1862 QuayMatthew S. Quay (R-PA) Jul 9, 1888 1887–1899, 1901–1904
1863_1May 3, 1863 SewellWilliam J. Sewell (R-NJ) Mar 25, 1896 1881–1887, 1895–1901
1863May 27, 1863 WarrenFrancis E. Warren (R-WY) Sep 30, 1893 1890–1893, 1895–1929
1864Oct 19, 1864 du PontHenry A. du Pont (R-DE) Apr 2, 1898 1906–1917
1945Apr 21, 1945 InouyeDaniel K. Inouye (D-HI) Jun 21, 2000 1963–2012
1969Mar 14, 1969 KerreyJ. Robert Kerrey (D-NE) May 14, 1970 1989-2001