Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate


Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate

The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is the law enforcer for the United States Senate. One of the chief roles of the Sergeant is to hold the gavel used at every session. The Sergeant can also compel the attendance of absent Senators.

With the Architect of the Capitol and the House Sergeant at Arms, he serves on the Capitol Police Board, responsible for security around the building.

The Sergeant at Arms of the Senate can arrest any person upon their violating Senate rules upon orders from the Senate.[1]

Contents

List of Senate Sergeants at Arms

Sergeant at Arms Term of Service
James Mathers April 7, 1789 – September 2, 1811
Mountjoy Bayly November 6, 1811 – December 9, 1833
John Shackford December 9, 1833 – 1837
Stephen Haight September 4, 1837 – June 7, 1841
Edward Dyer June 7, 1841 – December 9, 1845
Robert Beale December 9, 1845 – March 17, 1853
Dunning R. McNair March 17, 1853 – July 6, 1861
George T. Brown July 6, 1861 – March 22, 1869
John R. French March 22, 1869 – March 24, 1879
Richard J. Bright March 24, 1879 – December 18, 1883
William P. Canaday December 18, 1883 – June 30, 1890
Edward K. Valentine June 30, 1890 – August 7, 1893
Richard J. Bright August 8, 1893 – February 1, 1900
Daniel M. Ransdell February 1, 1900 – August 26, 1912
E. Livingston Cornelius December 10, 1912 – March 4, 1913
Charles P. Higgins March 13, 1913 – March 3, 1919
David S. Barry May 19, 1919 – February 7, 1933
Chesley W. Jurney March 9, 1933 – January 31, 1943
Wall Doxey February 1, 1943 – January 3, 1947
Edward F. McGinnis January 4, 1947 – January 2, 1949
Joseph C. Duke January 3, 1949 – January 2, 1953
Forest A. Harness January 3, 1953 – January 4, 1955
Joseph C. Duke January 5, 1955 – December 30, 1965
Robert G. Dunphy January 14, 1966 – June 30, 1972[2]
William H. Wannall July 1, 1972 – December 17, 1975
Frank "Nordy" Hoffmann December 18, 1975 – January 4, 1981
Howard S. Liebengood January 5, 1981 – September 12, 1983
Larry E. Smith September 13, 1983 – June 2, 1985
Ernest E. Garcia June 3, 1985 – January 5, 1987
Henry K. Giugni January 6, 1987 – December 31, 1990
Martha S. Pope January 3, 1991 – April 14, 1994
Robert Laurent Benoit April 15, 1994 – January 3, 1995
Howard O. Greene, Jr January 4, 1995 – September 6, 1996
Gregory S. Casey September 6, 1996 – November 9, 1998
James W. Ziglar November 9, 1998 – September 3, 2001
Alfonso E. Lenhardt September 4, 2001 – March 16, 2003
William H. Pickle March 17, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Terrance W. Gainer January 4, 2007 – present

See also

References

  1. ^ senate.gov
  2. ^ Obituaries, Washington Post, January 21, 2006; Page B05

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