- the average age of senators is 63, and of new senators is 57. The average time spent in office is 12.9 years or about 2.2 terms.( Congressional Research Service)
In the same paper are grim assessments of the huge challenges (especially unprecedented economic ones) facing the new administration (and the world!). Let's hope the trust that the American people are placing in the wisdom and expertise of a body of 50+'s is well placed and bears fruit!
No time for novices there then!