Since the death of Knute Nelson, Carroll A. Page of Vermont has been the only octogenarian in the Senate. His colleague from Vermont—William P. Dillingham—will enter the eighties in December.

Popular opinion has perhaps assumed that Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts was the oldest of Senators. Lodge is the senior member of the upper house merely because he has served more continuous terms than any other member. Senator Lodge entered the Senate in 1893 and has been there ever since. He is 73, only.


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