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List of United States Senators from Idaho

This is a list of United States Senators from Idaho. Idaho was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, and its senators belong to Class 2 and Class 3. Idaho's current Senators are Mike Crapo and Jim Risch.

Class 2

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 George L. Shoup Republican December 18, 1890 –
March 4, 1901
1 Elected in 1890
2 Re-elected in 1895

Lost re-election
2 Fred Dubois Silver
Republican
March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1907
3 Retired
Democratic
3 William Borah Republican March 4, 1907 –
January 19, 1940
4 Elected in 1907
5 Re-elected in 1912
6 Re-elected in 1918
7 Re-elected in 1924
8 Re-elected in 1930
9 Re-elected in 1936
Died
Vacant January 19, 1940 –
January 27, 1940
4 John W. Thomas Republican January 27, 1940 –
November 10, 1945
Appointed to continue Borah's term
Elected to finish Borah's term
10 Re-elected in 1942
Died
Vacant November 10, 1945 –
November 17, 1945
5 Charles C. Gossett Democratic November 17, 1945 –
November 5, 1946
Appointed to continue Thomas's term

Lost nomination to finish Thomas's term
6 Henry C. Dworshak Republican November 6, 1946 –
January 3, 1949
Elected to finish Thomas's term

Lost re-election
7 Bert H. Miller Democratic January 3, 1949 –
October 8, 1949
11 Elected in 1948

Died
Vacant October 8, 1949 –
October 14, 1949
8 Henry Dworshak Republican October 14, 1949 –
July 23, 1962
Appointed to continue Miller's term
Elected to finish Miller's term
12 Re-elected in 1954
13 Re-elected in 1960
Died
Vacant July 23, 1962 –
August 6, 1962
9 Len Jordan Republican August 6, 1962 –
January 3, 1973
Appointed to continue Dworshak's term
Elected to finish Dworshak's term
14 Re-elected in 1966
Retired
10 Jim McClure Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1991
15 Elected in 1972
16 Re-elected in 1978
17 Re-elected in 1984
Retired
11 Larry Craig Republican January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 2009
18 Elected in 1990
19 Re-elected in 1996
20 Re-elected in 2002
Retired
12 Jim Risch Republican January 3, 2009 –
Present
21 Elected in 2008
22 Re-elected in 2014
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

Class 3

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 William J. McConnell Republican December 18, 1890 –
March 4, 1891
1 Elected in 1890

Retired
2 Fred Dubois Republican March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
2 Elected in 1890

Lost re-election
Silver
Republican
3 Henry Heitfeld Populist March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1903
3 Elected in 1896

Retired
4 Weldon B. Heyburn Republican March 4, 1903 –
October 17, 1912
4 Elected in 1902
5 Re-elected in 1908

Died
Vacant October 17, 1912 –
November 18, 1912
5 Kirtland I. Perky Democratic November 18, 1912 –
February 5, 1913
Appointed to continue Heyburn's term

Lost election to finish Heyburn's term
6 James H. Brady Republican February 6, 1913 –
January 13, 1918
Elected to finish Heyburn's term
6 Re-elected in 1914

Died
Vacant January 13, 1918 –
January 22, 1918
7 John F. Nugent Democratic January 22, 1918 –
January 14, 1921
Appointed to continue Brady's term

Resigned to become
Federal Trade Commissioner,
having lost election to a full term
8 Frank R. Gooding Republican January 15, 1921 –
June 24, 1928
Appointed to finish Nugent's term,
having been elected to the next term
7 Elected to full term in 1920
8 Re-elected in 1926
Died
Vacant June 24, 1928 –
June 30, 1928
9 John W. Thomas Republican June 30, 1928 –
March 4, 1933
Appointed to continue Gooding's term

Elected to finish Gooding's term

Lost re-election
10 James P. Pope Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
9 Elected in 1932

Lost renomination
11 David Worth Clark Democratic January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1945
10 Elected in 1938

Lost renomination
12 Glen H. Taylor Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1951
11 Elected in 1944

Lost renomination
13 Herman Welker Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1957
12 Elected in 1950

Lost re-election
14 Frank Church Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1981
13 Elected in 1956
14 Re-elected in 1962
15 Re-elected in 1968
16 Re-elected in 1974
Lost re-election
15 Steve Symms Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1993
17 Elected in 1980
18 Re-elected in 1986

Retired
16 Dirk Kempthorne Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
19 Elected in 1992

Retired
17 Mike Crapo Republican January 3, 1999 –
Present
20 Elected in 1998
21 Re-elected in 2004
22 Re-elected in 2010
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

See also

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