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United States Senate Republican Whip

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A whip in the United States Senate is a member of the party leadership who comes second in line after the party's floor leader.

Since 1969, the official title of the Republican Whip has been Assistant Majority Leader or Assistant Minority Leader.

See also: United States Senate Democratic Whip.

List of Republican Whips in the United States Senate

Term Name State Comments
1915 James W. Wadsworth Jr. New York  
1915-1924 Charles Curtis Kansas Became floor leader
1924-1929 Wesley L. Jones Washington  
1929-1933 Simeon D. Fess Ohio  
1933-1935 Felix Hebert Rhode Island  
1935-1944 None (Only 17 Republicans in total in the Senate)    
1944-1949 Kenneth S. Wherry Nebraska Became floor leader
1949-1957 Leverett Saltonstall Massachusetts  
1947-1959 Everett M. Dirksen Illinois Became floor leader
1959-1969 Thomas H. Kuchel California  
1969 Hugh D. Scott Jr. Pennsylvania Became floor leader
1969-1977 Robert P. Griffin Michigan  
1977-1985 Theodore F. Stevens Alaska  
1985-1995 Alan K. Simpson Wyoming  
1995-1996 C. Trent Lott Mississippi Became floor leader
1996-2003 Don Nickles Oklahoma  
2003-present A. Mitchell McConnell Jr. Kentucky  
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