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« on: August 23, 2014, 02:47:14 am »
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In 1954, North Carolina had two special elections. They were both holds, so I don't know the last time two Senators from the same state took office on the same day.

1992 in North Dakota was interesting. Conrad had promised he wouldn't run for re-election. So he ran for the special election for the other seat. Dorgan got elected to Conrad's old seat. On Dec. 14, 1992, Conrad switched seats, keeping his seniority, and Dorgan took Conrad's old seat.
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 04:26:01 am »
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The first woman US Senator, the last former slaveholder in the US Senate, and the shortest serving US Senator were all the same person.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Latimer_Felton
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 09:01:45 am »
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In 1954, North Carolina had two special elections. They were both holds, so I don't know the last time two Senators from the same state took office on the same day.

Alaska and Hawaii, 1959, though both were new states.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 09:23:18 am »
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The first woman US Senator, the last former slaveholder in the US Senate, and the shortest serving US Senator were all the same person.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Latimer_Felton

She was also the oldest freshman Senator.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 05:10:42 pm »
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The first woman US Senator, the last former slaveholder in the US Senate, and the shortest serving US Senator were all the same person.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Latimer_Felton

Too bad that the first female US Senator was so violently racist. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 11:37:37 pm »
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I have a fondness for NY 1970.
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