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List of United States Senators from Indiana

Indiana was admitted to the Union on December 11, 1816. Since then, Indiana has been represented in the United States Senate by 44 different men in Class 1 and Class 3; David Turpie served non-consecutive terms in Class 1, Dan Coats served non-consecutive terms in Class 3, and William Ezra Jenner served in both classes. Until the passage of the 17th amendment in 1913, senators were elected by the Indiana General Assembly; after that they were elected popularly by Indiana citizens. A senatorial term lasts six years beginning on January 3. In case of a vacancy the Governor of Indiana has the duty to appoint a new senator. The longest-serving of any Senator from Indiana is Republican Richard Lugar.

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that was elected for one session of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years were contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. They will next be contested in 2018.

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 James Noble Democratic-
Republican
December 11, 1816 –
February 26, 1831
1 Elected in 1816


2


Re-elected in 1821
Crawford
Republican
Anti-
Jacksonian
3 Re-elected in 1827

Died
Vacant February 26, 1831 –
August 19, 1831
2 Robert Hanna Whig August 19, 1831 –
January 3, 1832
Appointed to continue Noble's term

Retired when successor qualified
3 John Tipton Democratic January 3, 1832 –
March 4, 1839
Elected to finish Noble's term
4 Elected to full term in 1832

Retired
4 Albert Smith White Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1845
5 Elected in 1838

Retired
5 Jesse D. Bright Democratic March 4, 1845 –
February 5, 1862
6 Elected in 1844
7 Re-elected in 1850
8 Re-elected in 1856

Expelled for sympathizing with the Confederacy
Vacant February 5, 1862 –
February 24, 1862
6 Joseph A. Wright Democratic February 24, 1862 –
January 14, 1863
Appointed to finish Bright's term

Retired when successor qualified
7 David Turpie Democratic January 14, 1863 –
March 4, 1863
Elected to finish Bright's term
8 Thomas A. Hendricks Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 4, 1869
9 Elected in 1862

Retired
9 Daniel D. Pratt Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1875
10 Elected in 1868

Retired
10 Joseph E. McDonald Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
11 Elected in 1874

Lost re-election
11 Benjamin Harrison Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1887
12 Elected in 1880

Lost re-election
12 David Turpie Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1899
13 Elected in 1887
14 Re-elected in 1893

Lost re-election
13 Albert J. Beveridge Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1911
15 Elected in 1899
16 Re-elected in 1905

Lost re-election
14 John W. Kern Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1917
17 Elected in 1910

Lost re-election
15 Harry Stewart New Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 4, 1923
18 Elected in 1916

Lost renomination
16 Samuel M. Ralston Democratic March 4, 1923 –
October 14, 1925
19 Elected in 1922

Died
Vacant October 14, 1925 –
October 20, 1925
17 Arthur Raymond Robinson Republican October 20, 1925 –
January 3, 1935
Appointed to continue Ralston's term
Elected to finish Ralston's term
20 Re-elected in 1928

Lost re-election
18 Sherman Minton Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
21 Elected in 1934

Lost re-election
19 Raymond E. Willis Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1947
22 Elected in 1940

Retired
20 William Ezra Jenner Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
23 Elected in 1946
24 Re-elected in 1952

Retired
21 Vance Hartke Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1977
25 Elected in 1958
26 Re-elected in 1964
27 Re-elected in 1970

Lost re-election
22 Richard Lugar Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 2013
28 Elected in 1976
29 Re-elected in 1982
30 Re-elected in 1988
31 Re-elected in 1994
32 Re-elected in 2000
33 Re-elected in 2006

Lost renomination
23 Joe Donnelly Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
34 Elected in 2012
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that was elected for three sessions of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years were contested in 1992, 1998, 2004, and 2010. They will next be contested in 2016.

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 Waller Taylor Democratic
Republican
December 11, 1816 –
March 4, 1825
1 Elected in 1816
2 Re-elected in 1818

Retired
2 William Hendricks National
Republican
March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1837
3 Elected in 1824
4 Re-elected in 1830

Lost re-election
3 Oliver H. Smith Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1843
5 Elected in 1836

Lost re-election
4 Edward A. Hannegan Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1849
6 Elected in 1842

Lost renomination
5 James Whitcomb Democratic March 4, 1849 –
December 4, 1852
7 Elected in 1848

Died
Vacant December 4, 1852 –
December 6, 1852
6 Charles W. Cathcart Democratic December 6, 1852 –
January 18, 1853
Appointed to continue Whitcomb's term

Retired when successor qualified
7 John Pettit Democratic January 18, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Elected to finish Whitcomb's term

Lost election to full term
Vacant March 4, 1855 –
February 4, 1857
8
8 Graham N. Fitch Democratic February 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1861
Elected late in 1857

Retired
9 Henry Smith Lane Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 4, 1867
9 Elected in 1860
10 Oliver Hazard Perry Morton Republican March 4, 1867 –
November 1, 1877
10 Elected in 1866
11 Re-elected in 1873

Died
Vacant November 1, 1877 –
November 6, 1877
11 Daniel W. Voorhees Democratic November 6, 1877 –
March 4, 1897
Appointed to continue Morton's term
Elected to finish Morton's term
12 Elected to full term in 1879
13 Re-elected in 1885
14 Re-elected in 1891

Lost re-election
12 Charles W. Fairbanks Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1905
15 Elected in 1896
16 Re-elected in 1902

Resigned to become Vice President
13 James A. Hemenway Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1909
Elected to finish Fairbanks's term

Lost election to full term
14 Benjamin F. Shiveley Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 14, 1916
17 Elected in 1909
18 Re-elected in 1914

Died
Vacant March 14, 1916 –
March 20, 1916
15 Thomas Taggart Democratic March 20, 1916 –
November 7, 1916
Appointed to continue Shiveley's term

Lost election to finish Shiveley's term
16 James Eli Watson Republican November 8, 1916 –
March 4, 1933
Elected to finish Shiveley's term
19 Elected to full term in 1920
20 Re-elected in 1926

Lost re-election
17 Frederick Van Nuys Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 25, 1944
21 Elected in 1932
22 Re-elected in 1938

Died
Vacant January 25, 1944 –
January 28, 1944
18 Samuel D. Jackson Democratic January 28, 1944 –
November 13, 1944
Appointed to continue Van Nuys's term

Retired when successor elected
19 William E. Jenner Republican November 14, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Elected to finish Van Nuys's term

Retired
20 Homer E. Capehart Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1963
23 Elected in 1944
24 Re-elected in 1950
25 Re-elected in 1956

Lost re-election
21 Birch Bayh Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1981
26 Elected in 1962
27 Re-elected in 1968
28 Re-elected in 1974

Lost re-election
22 Dan Quayle Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
29 Elected in 1980
30 Re-elected in 1986

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President
23 Dan Coats Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1999
Appointed to continue Quayle's term
Elected to finish Quayle's term
31 Elected to full term in 1992

Retired
24 Evan Bayh Democratic January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2011
32 Elected in 1998
33 Re-elected in 2004

Retired
25 Dan Coats Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
34 Elected in 2010
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

Other offices held

Senators have held other offices.

President of the United States

Vice President of the United States

Governor of Indiana

United States Supreme Court Justices

Members of the United States House of Representatives

See also

References

  • "U.S. Senators from Indiana". United States Senate. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
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