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Job description and selection

Among his or her duties, the chaplain's job is to open each session of the United States Senate with a prayer. The position is an elected position and they are voted upon by the senators. A chaplain is typically a member of the clergy serving a group of people who are not organized as a mission or church; lay chaplains are also found in some settings such as universities. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


List of Senate chaplains

Chaplin Denomination Appointed
Samuel Provoost Episcopalian April 25, 1789
William White Episcopalian December 9, 1790
Thomas John Claggett Episcopalian November 27, 1800
Edward Gantt Episcopalian December 9, 1801
Alexander Thomas McCormick Episcopalian November 7, 1804
Edward Gantt Episcopalian December 4, 1805
John Johnson Sayrs Episcopalian December 3, 1806
A.T. McCormick Episcopalian November 10, 1807
Robert Elliott Presbyterian November 10, 1808
James Jones Wilmer Episcopalian May 24, 1809
Obadiah Bruen Brown Baptist December 5, 1809
Walter Dulaney Addison Episcopalian December 12, 1810
John Brackenridge Presbyterian November 13, 1811
Jesse Lee Methodist September 27, 1814
John Glendie Presbyterian December 8, 1815
Sereno Edward Dwight Congregationalist December 16, 1816
William Dickinson Hawley Episcopalian December 9, 1817
John Clark Presbyterian November 19, 1818
Reuben Post Presbyterian December 9, 1819
William Ryland Methodist November 17, 1820
Charles Petit McIlvaine Episcopalian December 9, 1822
William Staughton Baptist December 10, 1823
Charles Petit McIlvaine Episcopalian December 14, 1824
William Staughton Baptist December 12, 1825
William Ryland Methodist December 8, 1826
Henry Van Dyke Johns Episcopalian December 14, 1829
John Price Durbin Methodist December 19, 1831
Charles Constantine Pise Roman Catholic December 11, 1832
Frederick Winslow Hatch Episcopalian December 10, 1833
Edward Young Higbee Episcopalian December 23, 1835
John Reinhard Goodman Episcopalian December 28, 1836
Henry Slicer Methodist September 11, 1837
George Grimston Cookman Methodist December 31, 1839
Septimus Tustin Presbyterian June 12, 1841
Henry Slicer Methodist December 16, 1846
Clement Moore Butler Episcopalian January 9, 1850
Henry Slicer Methodist December 7, 1853
Henry Clay Dean Methodist December 4, 1855
Stephen P. Hill Baptist December 8, 1856
Phineas Densmore Gurley Presbyterian December 15, 1859
Byron Sunderland Presbyterian July 10, 1861
Thomas Bowman Methodist May 11, 1864
Edgar Harkness Gray Baptist March 9, 1865
John Philip Newman Methodist March 8, 1869
Byron Sunderland Presbyterian December 8, 1873
Joseph J. Bullock Presbyterian March 24, 1879
Elia DeWitt Huntley Methodist December 18, 1883
John George Butler Lutheran March 15, 1886
William Henry Milburn Methodist April 6, 1893
F.J. Prettyman Methodist November 23, 1903
Edward Everett Hale Unitarian December 14, 1903
Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce Unitarian June 18, 1909
F.J. Prettyman Methodist March 13, 1913
Joseph Johnston Muir Baptist January 21, 1921
ZeBarney Thorne Phillips Episcopalian December 5, 1927
Frederick Brown Harris Methodist October 10, 1942
Peter Marshall Presbyterian January 4, 1947
Frederick Brown Harris Methodist February 3, 1949
Edward L.R. Elson Presbyterian January 9, 1969
Richard C. Halverson Presbyterian February 2, 1981
Lloyd John Ogilvie Presbyterian March 11, 1995
Barry C. Black Seventh-day Adventist July 7, 2003

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December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... 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January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The word Episcopal is derived from the Greek επισκοπος epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word however is used in religious terms to mean bishop. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Barry Black is the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate. ... The Seventh-day Adventist Church (SDA), colloquially referred to as the Adventists, is an evangelical Protestant Christian denomination that grew out of the prophetic Millerite movement in the United States during the middle part of the 19th century. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Demographics

Episcopalian 19
Methodist 17
Presbyterian 13
Baptist 6
Unitarian 3
Congregationalist 1
Lutheran 1
Roman Catholic 1
Seventh-day Adventist 1
Total Christian 62
Other religions 0
Total 62

External links

  • Senate Chaplains, from senate.gov
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The Parliamentarian of the United States Senate serves at the pleasure of the Senate Majority Leader, and functions under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate as a non-partisan employee of the Senate. ... The Secretary of the Senate, as an elected officer of the United States Senate, supervises an extensive array of offices and services to expedite the day-to-day operations of that body. ... The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate in is the law enforcer for the United States Senate. ... Aerial view of the United States Capitol Complex from the northweat The United States Capitol Complex is group of about a dozen buildings and facilities in Washington D.C. that are used by the Federal government of the United States. ... The United States Capitol Capitol Hill redirects here. ... The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a botanic garden run by the Congress of the United States. ... 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The Rayburn House Office Building (RHOB), named after former Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, is located between South Capitol Street and First Street in Southwest Washington, D.C. The newest of three U.S. House of Representatives office buildings, the Rayburn House Office Building was completed in early 1965... This Washington, DC congressional office building is named for former Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL). ... Located on Constitution Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets, NE The Hart Senate Office Building, the third U.S. Senate office building, was built in the 1970s. ... This photograph, taken from southwest of the building, shows the main entrance along Constitution Avenue, N.E. The Russell Senate Office Building (built 1903-1908) is the oldest of the United States Senate office buildings as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture. ...

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