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Encyclopedia > Democratic Policy Committee Chairman of the United States Senate

Since 1947, the Democratic members of the United States Senate have elected a policy committee chairman. From 1947 to 2000, the Democratic leader was also the policy committee chairman. From 1989 to 1999, there was a co-chairman. Starting in 1999, the co-chairman was dropped and the position of policy committee chairman became a separate elected position. The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 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. ... The members of each of the two major parties in the United States Senate (Democratic and Republican) elects Floor Leaders who lead that partys members in the upper house of the United States Congress. ...


List of Democratic Policy Committee Chairmen in the United States Senate

Dates Name State Notes
1947-1949 Alben W. Barkley Kentucky Also Democratic floor leader
1949-1951 Scott W. Lucas Illinois Also Democratic floor leader
1951-1953 Ernest W. McFarland Arizona Also Democratic floor leader
1953-1961 Lyndon B. Johnson Texas Also Democratic floor leader
1961-1977 Michael J. Mansfield Montana Also Democratic floor leader
1977-1989 Robert C. Byrd West Virginia Also Democratic floor leader
1989-1995 George J. Mitchell Maine Also Democratic floor leader
1989-1995 Thomas A. Daschle South Dakota co-chairman
1995-1999 Thomas A. Daschle South Dakota Also Democratic floor leader
1995-1999 Harry Reid Nevada co-chairman
1999-present Byron L. Dorgan North Dakota  

Alben William Barkley (November 24, 1877 – April 30, 1956) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate from Kentucky, and the thirty-fifth Vice President of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Frankfort Louisville Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 40,444 sq mi  104,749 km² 140 miles  225 km 379 miles  610 km 1. ... The members of each of the two major parties in the United States Senate (Democratic and Republican) elects Floor Leaders who lead that partys members in the upper house of the United States Congress. ... Scott Wike Lucas (1892 - 1968) was a 2-term United States senator from Illinois and Senate Majority Leader from 1948-1950. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Springfield Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq. ... Ernest William McFarland (October 9, 1894-June 8, 1984) was a United States Senator from Arizona and served as Senate Majority Leader from 1951 until 1953. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Phoenix Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi  (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Largest city Austin Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq. ... Mike Mansfield Mike Mansfield signature (1952) This article describes the American politician. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Helena Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Robert Byrd Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Robert Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is a West Virginia Democrat serving in the United States Senate. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Charleston Charleston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 210 km 385 km 0. ... George John Mitchell, GBE (born August 20, 1933 in Waterville, Maine) is Chairman of the Walt Disney Company. ... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 33,414 sq mi  86,542 km² 190 miles  305 km 320 miles  515 km 13. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Majority Leader. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 340 km 610 km 1. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947), known as Tom Daschle, was a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and the Senate Majority Leader. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 340 km 610 km 1. ... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party, for which he serves as Senate Minority Leader. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Carson City Las Vegas Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 7th 110,567 sq mi  286,367 km² 322 miles  519 km 490 miles  788 km 0. ... Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Bismarck Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi  (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ...

See also

Party Conferences in the United States Congress
Senate Republican Conference Senate Senate Democratic Caucus
Conference Chairperson Presiding Officer Caucus Chairperson
Conference Secretary Secretary Caucus Secretary
Rep. Committee Chair Policy Committee Dem. Committee Chair

House Republican Conference House of Representatives House Democratic Caucus
Conference Chairperson Presiding Officer Caucus Chairperson
Vice-Chair Vice Chairman Vice-Chair
Conference Secretary Secretary
Rep. Committee Chair Policy Committee Dem. Committee Co-Chair

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