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Leadership by Congress

This query tool enables the user to select a single Congress, or many Congresses as a group, and to further select the position and the state or region. The database will then list all leaders meeting these criteria. It will also provide other information about them, including breakdowns by generation, birth year, age, longevity, and party.

Statistical Analysis


Birth Year Breakdown All Positions — 116th Congress (2019–2020)
Birth Year Person 1 Term
Share 2
Average…3 Deceased 4
(%)
Count Share Entry Age Age Longevity
1933 3 0.56 0.56 46.7 86.0
1934 2 0.38 0.38 49.0 85.0
1935 1 0.19 0.19 58.0 84.0
1936 3 0.56 0.56 55.0 83.0
1937 3 0.56 0.56 52.0 82.0
1938 1 0.19 0.19 53.0 81.0
1939 1 0.19 0.19 42.0 80.0
1940 6 1.13 1.13 44.7 79.0
1941 5 0.94 0.94 61.6 78.0
1942 3 0.56 0.56 54.3 77.0
1943 9 1.69 1.69 53.1 76.0
1944 10 1.88 1.88 52.8 75.0
1945 5 0.94 0.94 66.4 74.0
1946 10 1.88 1.88 52.2 73.0
1947 19 3.58 3.58 54.0 72.0
1948 10 1.88 1.88 57.0 71.0
1949 12 2.26 2.26 52.7 70.0
1950 16 3.01 3.01 54.4 69.0
1951 15 2.82 2.82 52.0 68.0
1952 17 3.20 3.20 55.2 67.0
1953 20 3.77 3.77 52.0 66.0
1954 21 3.95 3.95 53.7 65.0
1955 16 3.01 3.01 51.8 64.0
1956 14 2.64 2.64 55.7 63.0
1957 15 2.82 2.82 53.5 62.0
1958 20 3.77 3.77 51.7 61.0
1959 10 1.88 1.88 51.2 60.0
1960 19 3.58 3.58 51.3 59.0
1961 17 3.20 3.20 51.3 58.0
1962 18 3.39 3.39 50.6 57.0
1963 12 2.26 2.26 48.0 56.0
1964 16 3.01 3.01 49.1 55.0
1965 17 3.20 3.20 46.5 54.0
1966 17 3.20 3.20 46.9 53.0
1967 3 0.56 0.56 50.0 52.0
1968 6 1.13 1.13 47.0 51.0
1969 10 1.88 1.88 43.8 50.0
1970 12 2.26 2.26 44.0 49.0
1971 13 2.45 2.45 42.9 48.0
1972 15 2.82 2.82 43.7 47.0
1973 10 1.88 1.88 39.2 46.0
1974 9 1.69 1.69 41.2 45.0
1975 6 1.13 1.13 40.0 44.0
1976 11 2.07 2.07 40.5 43.0
1977 5 0.94 0.94 38.4 42.0
1978 8 1.51 1.51 38.0 41.0
1979 6 1.13 1.13 38.3 40.0
1980 8 1.51 1.51 35.0 39.0
1981 2 0.38 0.38 35.0 38.0
1982 6 1.13 1.13 36.7 37.0
1983 4 0.75 0.75 35.5 36.0
1984 8 1.51 1.51 34.0 35.0
1986 3 0.56 0.56 33.0 33.0
1987 1 0.19 0.19 32.0 32.0
1988 1 0.19 0.19 31.0 31.0
1989 1 0.19 0.19 30.0 30.0
Total 531 100.00 100.00 48.8 59.0
  1. Person Count: The number of different leaders, selected by the query, who were also born in that year.
    Person Share: The Person Count as a share of all persons selected by the query—that is, holding the office during the selected congresses.
  2. Term Share: The number of two-year terms served by all leaders in the Person Count as a share of all terms served by all leaders selected by the query—that is, holding the office during the selected congresses.
  3. Average Entry Age: Average of all leaders’ ages at the beginning of their first term served. (The term used for calculation may or may not fall inside of the currently selected range of congresses.)
    Average Age: Average of all leaders’ ages at the beginning of each term in the currently selected range of congresses.
    Longevity: Average lifespan of leaders having a known date of death.
  4. Deceased: Percent of leaders who are currently deceased and have known dates of death.

Generational Breakdown All Positions — 116th Congress (2019–2020)
Generation Person 1 Term
Share 2
Average…3 Deceased 4
(%)
Count Share Entry Age Age Longevity
Boom 258 48.59 48.59 53.4 66.6
Generation X 221 41.62 41.62 44.6 49.9
Silent 28 5.27 5.27 51.8 80.8
Millennial 24 4.52 4.52 34.4 34.9
Total 531 100.00 100.00 48.8 59.0
  1. Person Count: The number of different leaders, selected by the query, who also belong to that generation.
    Person Share: The Person Count as a share of all persons selected by the query—that is, holding the office during the selected congresses.
  2. Term Share: The number of two-year terms served by all leaders in the Person Count as a share of all terms served by all leaders selected by the query—that is, holding the office during the selected congresses.
  3. Average Entry Age: Average of all leaders’ ages at the beginning of their first term served. (The term used for calculation may or may not fall inside of the currently selected range of congresses.)
    Average Age: Average of all leaders’ ages at the beginning of each term in the currently selected range of congresses.
    Longevity: Average lifespan of leaders having a known date of death.
  4. Deceased: Percent of leaders who are currently deceased and have known dates of death.

Political Party Breakdown All Positions — 116th Congress (2019–2020)
Party Person 1 Term
Share 2
Average…3 Deceased 4
(%)
Count Share Entry Age Age Longevity
Democrat 279 52.54 52.54 48.6 59.4
Republican 249 46.89 46.89 49.1 58.4
Independent 2 0.38 0.38 50.5 76.5
Republican-Independent 1 0.19 0.19 39.0 39.0
Total 531 100.00 100.00 48.8 59.0
  1. Person Count: The number of different leaders, selected by the query, who also belong to that party.
    Person Share: The Person Count as a share of all persons selected by the query—that is, holding the office during the selected congresses.
  2. Term Share: The number of two-year terms served by all leaders in the Person Count as a share of all terms served by all leaders selected by the query—that is, holding the office during the selected congresses.
  3. Average Entry Age: Average of all leaders’ ages at the beginning of their first term served. (The term used for calculation may or may not fall inside of the currently selected range of congresses.)
    Average Age: Average of all leaders’ ages at the beginning of each term in the currently selected range of congresses.
    Longevity: Average lifespan of leaders having a known date of death.
  4. Deceased: Percent of leaders who are currently deceased and have known dates of death.