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With Feinstein Set to Retire, These Are the Oldest Lawmakers in Congress

  • The 89-year-old announced Tuesday she won’t run again in 2024
  • Twenty-nine members of the Silent Generation still hold seats
Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein

Photographer: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg

Dianne Feinstein, the oldest member of the US Senate at age 89, isn’t running for reelection in 2024, but there are many octogenarians who will still grace the halls of Congress after she leaves. 

There are 21 members of the Silent Generation — born between 1928 and 1945 — in the House and eight in the Senate, according to the Pew Research Center. Baby Boomers, born after World War II, dominate both chambers, making up two-thirds of the Senate and nearly 45% of the House.