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List of United States Senators from Florida

 

List of United States Senators from Florida

Florida was admitted to the Union on March 3, 1845, and elects its senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Florida's Senate seats were declared vacant in March 1861, due to its secession from the Union. They were again filled since July 1868. Its current senators are Bill Nelson (D) and Marco Rubio (R).

Contents

  • Class 1 1
  • Class 3 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Class 1

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 David Levy Yulee Democratic July 1, 1845 –
March 4, 1851
29 1 Elected in 1845
Lost re-election
30
31
2 Stephen Mallory Democratic March 4, 1851 –
January 21, 1861[1]
32 2 Elected in 1851
33
34
35 3 Re-elected in 1857
Withdrew
36
37
Vacant January 21, 1861[1]
June 17, 1868
37 Civil War and Reconstruction
38 4
39
40
3 Adonijah Welch Republican June 17, 1868 –
March 4, 1869
Elected to finish term
Retired
4 Abijah Gilbert Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1875
41 5 Elected in 1869
Retired
42
43
5 Charles W. Jones Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1887
44 6 Elected in 1875
45
46
47 7 Re-elected in 1881
Retired
48
49
Vacant March 4, 1887 –
May 19, 1887
50 8
6 Samuel Pasco Democratic May 19, 1887 –
April 18, 1899
50 Elected late to finish term in 1887
51
52
53 9 Appointed in 1893 to continue next term
Elected to finish term
54
55
56 10 Appointed in 1899 to continue next term
Lost election to finish term
Vacant April 18, 1899 –
April 20, 1899
7 James P. Taliaferro Democratic April 20, 1899 –
March 4, 1911
56 Elected to finish Pasco's term
57
58
59 11 Re-elected in 1904
Lost re-election
60
61
8 Nathan P. Bryan Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1917
62 12 Elected in 1910
Lost re-election
63
64
9 Park Trammell Democratic March 4, 1917 –
May 8, 1936
65 13 Elected in 1916
66
67
68 14 Re-elected in 1922
69
70
71 15 Re-elected in 1928
72
73
74 16 Re-elected in 1934
Died
Vacant May 8, 1936 –
May 26, 1936
74
10 Scott M. Loftin Democratic May 26, 1936 –
November 3, 1936
74 Appointed to continue Trammell's term
Successor elected
11 Charles O. Andrews Democratic November 4, 1936 –
September 18, 1946
74 Elected to finish Trammell's term
75
76
77 17 Elected to full term in 1940
Died
78
79
Vacant September 18, 1946 –
September 25, 1946
79
12 Spessard Holland Democratic September 25, 1946 –
January 3, 1971
79 Elected to finish Andrews's term
80 18 Re-elected in 1946
81
82
83 19 Re-elected in 1952
84
85
86 20 Re-elected in 1958
87
88
89 21 Re-elected in 1964
Retired
90
91
13 Lawton Chiles Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1989
92 22 Elected in 1970
93
94
95 23 Re-elected in 1976
96
97
98 24 Re-elected in 1982
Retired
99
100
14 Connie Mack III Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2001
101 25 Elected in 1988
102
103
104 26 Re-elected in 1994
Retired
105
106
15 Bill Nelson Democratic January 3, 2001 –
Present
107 27 Elected in 2000
108
109
110 28 Re-elected in 2006
111
112
113 29 Re-elected in 2012
114
115
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 3

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 James Westcott Democratic July 1, 1845 –
March 4, 1849
29 1 Elected in 1845
Retired
30
2 Jackson Morton Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 4, 1855
31 2 Elected in 1849
Retired
32
33
3 David Levy Yulee Democratic March 4, 1855 –
January 21, 1861
34 3 Elected in 1855
Withdrew[1]
35
36
Vacant January 21, 1861 –
June 25, 1868
36
Civil War and Reconstruction
37 4
38
39
40 5
4 Thomas W. Osborn Republican June 25, 1868 –
March 4, 1873
40 Elected to finish term
Retired
41
42
5 Simon B. Conover Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1879
43 6 Elected in 1873
Retired
44
45
6 Wilkinson Call Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1897
46 7 Elected in 1879
47
48
49 8 Elected in 1885
50
51
52 9 Elected in 1891
Retired
53
54
7 Stephen R. Mallory, Jr. Democratic May 15, 1897 –
December 23, 1907
55 10 Elected in 1897
56
57
58 11 Appointed to continue term
Elected to finish term
Died
59
60
Vacant December 23, 1907 –
December 26, 1907
60
8 William James Bryan Democratic December 26, 1907 –
March 22, 1908
60 Appointed to finish Mallory's term
Died
Vacant March 22, 1908 –
March 27, 1908
60
9 William Hall Milton Democratic March 27, 1908 –
March 4, 1909
60 Appointed to finish Mallory/Bryan's term
Retired
10 Duncan U. Fletcher Democratic March 4, 1909 –
June 17, 1936
61 12 Elected in 1908
62
63
64 13 Re-elected in 1914
65
66
67 14 Re-elected in 1920
68
69
70 15 Re-elected in 1926
71
72
73 16 Re-elected in 1932
Died
74
Vacant June 17, 1936 –
July 1, 1936
74
11 William Luther Hill Democratic July 1, 1936 –
November 3, 1936
74 Appointed to continue Fletcher's term
Retired when successor qualified
12 Claude Pepper Democratic November 4, 1936 –
January 3, 1951
74 Elected to finish Fletcher's term
75
76 17 Re-elected in 1938
77
78
79 18 Re-elected in 1944
Lost renomination
80
81
13 George Smathers Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1969
82 19 Elected in 1950
83
84
85 20 Re-elected in 1956
86
87
88 21 Re-elected in 1962
Retired
89
90
14 Edward J. Gurney Republican January 3, 1969 –
December 31, 1974
91 22 Elected in 1968
Retired and resigned early
92
93
15 Richard Stone Democratic January 1, 1975 –
December 31, 1980
93 Appointed to finish Gurney's term,
having been elected to the next term
94 23 Elected in 1974
Lost re-election and resigned early
95
96
16 Paula Hawkins Republican January 1, 1981 –
January 3, 1987
96 Appointed to finish Stone's term,
having been elected to the next term
97 24 Elected in 1980
Lost re-election
98
99
17 Bob Graham Democratic January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 2005
100 25 Elected in 1986
101
102
103 26 Re-elected in 1992
104
105
106 27 Re-elected in 1998
Retired
107
108
18 Mel Martinez Republican January 3, 2005 –
September 9, 2009
109 28 Elected in 2004
Resigned
110
111
Vacant September 9, 2009 –
September 10, 2009
111
19 George LeMieux Republican September 10, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
111 Appointed to finish Martinez's term
Retired
20 Marco Rubio Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
112 29 Elected in 2010
113
114
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Mallory and Yulee, along with several other senators, announced they were withdrawing from the Senate on January 21, 1861, due to their states' decisions to secede from the Union. Mallory's seat was declared vacant by the Senate on March 14, 1861, but Yulee's was already vacant because his term ended at noon on March 4, 1861.
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