(Encyclopedia) Senate, United States: see Congress of the United States. (Encyclopedia) senate, Roman, governing council of the Roman republic. It was the outgrowth of the council of the kings. By the 3d cent. &BC; the senate was a group of 300 men with a high degree? The Question: If a Senator happens to die while in ofice, what is the succession procedure? The Answer: You can find your answer in the 17th? Oldest, youngest, first female, and other famous firsts by Ann-Marie Imbornoni The first woman to serve as a senator was Rebecca Felton, D-Ga., who was appointed to the post in? The Question: Is it true that the Senate restaurants all serve bean soup everyday? The Answer: Believe it or not, yes. According to the Senate web site,? Related Links A Short History of ImpeachmentPresidential ScandalsNews of the Nation: 1998 in ReviewTwist Number 1: The Witnesses After Clinton and his defense team respond to the articles,? The Question: Who was the first woman to be elected senator? The Answer: The first woman to serve as a U.S. senator was Rebecca Felton of? by Ambrose Bierce SELFISHSERIALSENATE -n. A body of elderly gentlemen charged with high duties and misdemeanors. (per year unless noted) From a stipend of six dollars a day in 1789 to a much more robust salary of $174,000 in 2009, this chart shows how compensation for U.S. senators has evolved over time.? 34 Senate seats are up for grabs by Ann-Marie Imbornoni This article was posted in September 2002. Related Links Facts about SenatorsFacts about GovernorsElectoral College v. The?