Senate Majority Leaders by BarkerC

Champion(s):

PolinskyL
If you're gonna procrastinate, do it right


Runner(s)-Up:

HallR


Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following U.S. Senators who have served in the role of Majority Leader since 1920.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 20 30 13 88 94 94 04 68 00 39 13 49
1 PolinskyL 535 98 15
15
30
15
15
88
15
94
15
94
15
15
15
15
15
15
49
2 HallR 493 95 15
15
15
13
15
88
15
94
15
94
15
00
15
15
39
15
15
3 GoodmanDL 334 91 15
15
30
15
00
00
00
15
15
68
15
15
39
15
13
15
49
4 ChernicoffS 325 88 15
15
30
15
00
00
00
15
04
15
68
15
15
39
15
15
49
5 Okrent 323 85 15
15
30
15
13
15
00
00
15
15
68
15
15
15
13
15
49
6 IngramB 319 82 15
15
30
15
13
00
00
00
15
15
68
15
15
39
00
15
49
7 PeskinK 309 79 15
20
00
15
13
00
00
00
15
15
68
15
15
39
15
15
49
8 WatsonG 306 75 15
15
30
15
00
00
00
00
00
15
68
15
15
39
15
15
49
9 gregariouschinchilla 279 72 15
15
30
15
13
15
00
00
15
00
15
15
39
15
13
15
49
10 helitzur 268 69 00
15
30
15
13
00
00
00
15
15
68
15
15
39
15
13
00
11 WeikleB 236 66 15
20
15
30
15
13
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
15
15
15
49
12 MatherV 218 62 15
15
15
13
00
00
00
15
04
15
68
15
15
15
13
00
00
13 SpoeriJ 211 59 15
20
15
30
15
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
15
39
15
13
00
14 WendellA 207 56 15
20
15
30
00
00
00
00
15
15
15
00
15
39
15
13
00
15 minarik15 206 53 15
20
15
30
15
13
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
00
00
15
49
16 BeningoS 204 50 15
15
30
15
13
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
15
39
15
13
00
17 ThompsonA 200 46 15
15
30
15
13
00
00
00
15
00
15
00
15
39
15
13
00
18 HightB 191 43 00
15
30
15
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
00
15
39
15
13
15
19 GrahamJ 186 40 00
15
30
15
00
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
00
15
13
15
49
20 RobinJRichards 172 37 15
20
00
15
13
00
00
00
00
00
15
00
15
00
15
15
49
21 mujason 165 33 15
15
30
15
13
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
00
00
15
13
15
22 GorowaraR 151 29 15
20
00
15
13
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
00
15
39
00
00
22 GorowaraR 151 29 15
20
00
15
13
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
00
15
39
00
00
24 ConnorA 150 24 15
15
30
15
13
00
00
00
15
04
00
00
15
00
15
13
00
25 SteveWilliams 141 20 00
15
00
00
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
00
00
15
13
15
49
26 ChrisRosenberg 135 17 00
15
30
15
13
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
00
00
15
13
00
27 AdelmanM 125 14 15
20
00
15
13
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
00
00
15
13
00
28 GoldsteinB 112 11 15
20
00
15
00
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
00
00
15
13
00
29 CarterBurke 105 8 15
00
15
13
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
00
00
00
15
13
00
30 PruettC 97 4 15
20
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
04
00
15
00
00
15
13
00
31 RaiaB 62 1 00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
04
00
00
15
00
00
15
13
00

Questions:

Thus far, he is the only Senate Majority Leader ever to go on to serve as United States President.

Click to Reveal Answer
Lyndon B. Johnson

This Kentuckian replaced {Answer to Question 4} as Majority Leader in 1937. His powerful keynote address to the 1948 Democratic National Convention revived Harry Truman's bid for re-election and earned him a spot on the ticket as the Vice-Presidential candidate. (edited at 5:42 pm, February 18, 2016 (CST))

Click to Reveal Answer
Alben W. Barkley

Known as "Mr. Republican", this Ohioan was selected as one of the five greatest Senators of all time in 1957.

Click to Reveal Answer
Robert A. Taft

Known as "Scrappy Joe", this Arkansas Democrat was the FDR's "New Deal Shepherd" in the Senate during his time as Majority Leader.

Click to Reveal Answer
Joseph Taylor Robinson

This man was defeated by Everett Dirksen in a 1950 Senate Race after Dirksen called attention to his long absences from Illinois to tend to his duties as Senate Majority Leader.

Click to Reveal Answer
Scott Lucas

One of the fathers of the GI Bill, this Arizonan served as Majority Leader in the 82nd Congress before he was supplanted in his seat by Barry Goldwater in the Eisenhower wave election of 1952.

Click to Reveal Answer
Ernest W. McFarland

This Mainiac might be more well-known for his reports on the Arab-Israeli conflict and the use of performance enhancing drugs in professional baseball or his work on the Good Friday Accords than any of his work as Senate Majority Leader.

Click to Reveal Answer
George Mitchell

In addition to being known as "The Great Conciliator", this Tennessee Republican married into two other prominent Republican families, the Dirksens and the Landons.

Click to Reveal Answer
Howard Baker

This West Virginia Democrat was, at his death in 2010, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history (he was passed by John Dingell in 2013). He remains the longest-serving U.S. Senator in history. (edited at 2:41 pm, February 18, 2016 (CST))

Click to Reveal Answer
Robert Byrd

This Montanan served 11 years as U.S. Ambassador to Japan after his Senate career and is the longest serving Senate Majority in history.

Click to Reveal Answer
Mike Mansfield

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: These two men, a South Dakota Democrat and a Mississippi Republican, traded off in the the Majority Leader role between them three times during the 107th Congress

Click to Reveal Answer
Trent Lott and Tom Daschle

Born in the Kansas Territory in 1860 to a mother from the Kaw Nation, this Republican is considered the first official Senate Majority leader. He would step down from that role in 1929 to become Herbert Hoover's vice president.

Click to Reveal Answer
Charles Curtis