In 1974 the Senate adopted Senate Resolution 469 (93rd Congress, 2nd session) introduced by New Hampshire Senator Norris Cotton. The resolution specified that the desk once used by Daniel Webster in the Senate Chamber would henceforth be assigned to the senior senator from New Hampshire. Although Webster represented Massachusetts in the Senate, he was born in New Hampshire and served that state in the U.S. House of Representatives. Webster's desk has been occupied by New Hampshire senators since the 1930s, thus honoring Daniel Webster and making the connection to his home state.Also, Robin Carnahan has announced her intentions to run for the United States Senate from Missouri.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen is becoming the senior senator of her state after only serving 30 days in the United States Senate. As a result, she is going to be sitting in the late Senator Daniel Webster's desk.