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United States Senators Known to Have Served in World War II


SenatorMilitary BranchSenate Service
AbdnorJames Abdnor (R-SD) Army 1981–1987
AkakaDaniel K. Akaka (D-HI) Army 1990–2013
AllottGordon L. Allott (R-CO) Army Air Corps 1955–1973
AndrewsMark Andrews (R-ND) Army 1981–1987
BakerHoward H. Baker, Jr. (R-TN) Navy 1967–1985
BartlettDewey F. Bartlett (R-OK) Marines 1973–1979
BassRoss Bass (D-TN) Army Air Corps 1964–1967
BellmonHenry L. Bellmon (R-OK) Marines; Marine Corps Reserves 1942–1946; 1946–1954
BentsenLloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. (D-TX) Army 1971–1993
BoggsJames C. Boggs (R-DE) Army 1961–1973
BrewsterDaniel B. Brewster (D-MD) Marines 1963–1969
BrookeEdward W. Brooke III (R-MA) Army 1967–1979
BrownErnest S. Brown (R-NV) Army 1954
BumpersDale Bumpers (D-AR) Marines 1975–1999
ByrdHarry F. Byrd, Jr. (D, I-VA) Navy 1965–1971; 1971–1983
CainHarry P. Cain (R-WA) Army 1946–1953
CannonHoward W. Cannon (D-NV) Army 1959–1983
CarrollJohn A. Carroll (D-CO) Army 1957–1963
ChafeeJohn H. Chafee (R-RI) Marines 1976–1999
ChurchFrank F. Church (D-ID) Army 1957–1981
ClarkJoseph S. Clark (D-PA) Army Air Corps 1957–1969
CookMarlow W. Cook (R-KY) Navy 1968–1974
CooperJohn S. Cooper (R-KY) Army 1946–1949, 1952–1955, 1956–1973
CranstonAlan Cranston (D-CA) Army 1969–1993
DanielMarion P. Daniel (D-TX) Army 1953–1957
DoleRobert J. Dole (R-KS) Army 1969–1996
DominickPeter H. Dominick (R-CO) Army Air Corps 1963–1975
DouglasPaul H. Douglas (D-IL) Marines 1949–1967
EdmondsonJames H. Edmondson (D-OK) Army 1963–1964
EvansDaniel J. Evans (R-WA) Navy 1983–1989
ExonJ. James Exon (D-NE) Army Signal Corps 1979–1997
FongHiram L. Fong (D-HI) Army Air Corps 1959–1977
FordWendell H. Ford (D-KY) Army 1974–1999
FrearJoseph A. Frear, Jr. (D-DE) Army 1949–1961
GibsonErnest W. Gibson, Jr. (R-VT) Army 1940–1941
GlennJohn Glenn (D-OH) Marines 1974–1999
GoldwaterBarry M. Goldwater (R-AZ) Army Air Corps 1953–1965, 1969–1987
GoodellCharles E. Goodell (R-NY) Navy 1968–1971
GoreAlbert A. Gore (D-TN) Army 1953–1971
GortonSlade Gorton (R-WA) Army 1981–1987, 1989–2001
GriffinRobert P. Griffin (R-MI) Army 1966–1979
GurneyEdward J. Gurney (R-FL) Army 1969–1974
HartPhilip A. Hart (D-MI) Army 1959–1976
HartThomas C. Hart (R-CT) Navy 1945–1946
HartkeRupert V. Hartke (D-IN) Navy/Coast Guard 1959–1977
HatfieldMark O. Hatfield (R-OR) Navy 1967–1997
HeflinHowell T. Heflin (D-AL) Marines 1979–1997
HelmsJesse Helms (R-NC) Navy 1973–2003
HendricksonRobert C. Henrickson (R-NJ) Army 1949–1955
HenningsThomas C. Hennings, Jr. (D-MO) Navy 1951–1960
HollingsFritz Hollings (D-SC) Army 1966–2005
HuddlestonWalter D. Huddleston (D-KY) Army 1973–1985
HughesHarold E. Hughes (D-IA) Army 1969–1975
HumphreysRobert Humphreys (D-KY) Medical Corps 1956
InouyeDaniel K. Inouye (D-HI) Army 1963–2012
JacksonScoop Jackson (D-WA) Army 1953–1983
JavitsJacob K. Javits (R-NY) Army 1957–1981
JennerWilliam E. Jenner (R-IN) Army Air Corps 1944–1945, 1947–1959
JohnsonLyndon B. Johnson (D-TX) Navy 1949–1961
KeatingKenneth B. Keating (R-NY) Army 1959–1965
KennedyJohn F. Kennedy (D-MA) Navy 1953–1960
KnowlandWilliam F. Knowland (R-CA) Army 1945–1959
KuchelThomas H. Kuchel (R-CA) Navy 1953–1969
LairdWilliam R. Laird III (D-WV) Navy 1956
LautenbergFrank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) Army 1982–2001, 2003–2013
LaxaltPaul D. Laxalt (R-NV) Army 1974–1987
LodgeHenry C. Lodge, Jr. (R-MA) Army 1937–1944, 1947–1953
LongOren E. Long (D-HI) Hawaii Defense Volunteers 1959–1963
LongRussell B. Long (D-LA) Navy 1948–1987
MagnusonWarren G. Magnuson (D-WA) Navy 1944–1981
MartinEdward Martin (R-PA) Army 1947–1959
MathiasCharles M. Mathias, Jr. (R-MD) Navy 1969–1987
MatsunagaSpark M. Matsunaga (D-HI) Army 1977–1990
McCarthyJoseph R. McCarthy (R-WI) Marines 1947–1957
McClureJames A. McClure (R-ID) Navy 1973–1991
McGovernGeorge S. McGovern (D-SD) Army Air Corps 1963–1981
MelcherJohn Melcher (D-MT) Army 1977–1989
MetcalfLee W. Metcalf (D-MT) Army 1961–1978
MillerJack R. Miller (R-IA) Army Air Corps 1961–1973
MortonThruston B. Morton (R-KY) Navy 1957–1968
MossFrank E. Moss (Ted) (D-UT) Army 1959–1977
MoynihanDaniel P. Moynihan (D-NY) Navy 1977–2001
MuskieEdmund S. Muskie (D-ME) Navy 1959–1980
NelsonGaylord A. Nelson (D-WI) Army 1963–1981
NeubergerRichard L. Neuberger (D-OR) Army 1955–1960
NixonRichard M. Nixon (R-CA) Navy 1950–1953
PayneFrederick G. Payne (R-ME) Army Air Corps 1953–1959
PearsonJames B. Pearson (R-KS) Navy 1962–1978
PellClaiborne Pell (D-RI) Coast Guard 1961–1997
PercyCharles H. Percy (R-IL) Navy 1967–1985
PotterCharles E. Potter (R-MI) Army 1952–1959
ProxmireWilliam Proxmire (D-WI) Military Intelligence 1957–1989
ReynoldsSamuel W. Reynolds (R-NE) Army 1954
RothWilliam V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) Army 1971–2001
SalingerPierre E. G. Salinger (D-CA) Navy 1964
SaxbeWilliam B. Saxbe (R-OH) National Guard 1969–1974
SchweikerRichard S. Schweiker (R-PA) Navy 1969–1981
ScottHugh D. Scott, Jr. (R-PA) Navy 1959–1977
SmathersGeorge A. Smathers (D-FL) Marines 1951–1969
SmithBenjamin A. Smith II (D-MA) Navy 1960–1962
SpencerGeorge L. Spencer (D-AR) Navy 1941–1943
SpongWilliam B. Spong, Jr. (D-VA) Army Air Corps 1966–1973
StaffordRobert T. Stafford (R-VT) Navy 1971–1989
StevensTed Stevens (R-AK) Army Air Corps 1968–2009
TaftKingsley A. Taft (R-OH) Army 1946–1947
TaftRobert Taft, Jr. (R-OH) Navy 1971–1976
TalmadgeHerman E. Talmadge (D-GA) Navy 1957–1981
ThurmondStrom Thurmond (I, D, R-SC) Army 1954–1956, 1956–1964, 1964–2003
TowerJohn G. Tower (R-TX) Navy 1961–1985
TydingsJoseph D. Tydings (D-MD) Army 1965–1971
WarnerJohn W. Warner (R-VA) Navy, Marines 1979–2009
WelkerHerman Welker (R-ID) Army Air Corps 1951–1957
WymanLouis C. Wyman (R-NH) Navy 1974–1975
YarboroughRalph W. Yarborough (D-TX) Army 1957–1971
YoungStephen M. Young (D-OH) Army 1959–1971

Senate Historical Office

2013