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List of United States Senators from Texas

 

List of United States Senators from Texas

Texas was admitted to the Union on December 29, 1845. Its senators are of Class 1 and Class 2. Its current senators are Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.

Contents

  • Class 1 1
  • Class 2 2
  • See also 3

Class 1

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Thomas Jefferson Rusk Democratic February 21, 1846 –
July 29, 1857
29 1 Elected in 1846
30
31
32 2 Re-elected in 1851
33
34
35 3 Re-elected in 1857

Died
Vacant July 29, 1857 –
November 9, 1857
2 James Pinckney Henderson Democratic November 9, 1857 –
June 4, 1858
Died
Vacant June 4, 1858 –
September 27, 1858
3 Matthias Ward Democratic September 27, 1858 –
December 5, 1859
35
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Henderson's term

Lost nomination to finish Rusk's term
36
4 Louis Wigfall Democratic December 5, 1859 –
March 23, 1861
36
(Continued)
Elected to finish Henderson's term

Withdrew
37
Vacant March 23, 1861 –
March 30, 1870
37
(Continued)
U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
38 4
39
40
41 5
5 James W. Flanagan Republican March 30, 1870 –
March 3, 1875
41
(Continued)
Elected to finish vacant term

42
43
6 Samuel B. Maxey Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1887
44 6 Elected in 1875
45
46
47 7 Re-elected in 1881

Lost re-election
48
49
7 John Henninger Reagan Democratic March 4, 1887 –
June 10, 1891
50 8 Elected in 1887

Resigned to become chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas
51
52
8 Horace Chilton Democratic June 10, 1891 –
March 22, 1892
Appointed to continue Reagan's term

Lost election to finish Reagan's term
9 Roger Q. Mills Democratic March 23, 1892 –
March 4, 1899
52
(Continued)
Elected to finish Reagan's term
53 9 Re-elected in 1893

Retired
54
55
10 Charles Allen Culberson Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1923
56 10 Elected in 1899
57
58
59 11 Re-elected in 1905
60
61
62 12 Re-elected in 1911
63
64
65 13 Re-elected in 1916

Lost re-election
66
67
11 Earle B. Mayfield Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1929
68 14 Elected in 1922

Lost renomination
69
70
12 Tom Connally Democratic March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1953
71 15 Elected in 1928
72
73
74 16 Re-elected in 1934
75
76
77 17 Re-elected in 1940
78
79
80 18 Re-elected in 1946

Retired
81
82
13 Price Daniel Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 14, 1957
83 19 Elected in 1952

Resigned
84
85
14 William A. Blakley Democratic January 15, 1957 –
April 28, 1957
Appointed to continue Daniel's term

Retired when successor elected
15 Ralph Yarborough Democratic April 29, 1957 –
January 3, 1971
85
(Continued)
Elected to finish Daniel's term
86 20 Re-elected in 1958
87
88
89 21 Re-elected in 1964

Lost renomination
90
91
16 Lloyd Bentsen Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 20, 1993
92 22 Elected in 1970
93
94
95 23 Re-elected in 1976
96
97
98 24 Re-elected in 1982
99
100
101 25 Re-elected in 1988

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
102
103
Vacant January 20, 1993 –
January 23, 1993
17 Bob Krueger Democratic January 23, 1993 –
June 14, 1993
Appointed to continue Bentsen's term

Lost election to finish Bentsen's term
18 Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican June 14, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
103
(Continued)
Elected to finish Bentsen's term
104 26 Re-elected in 1994
105
106
107 27 Re-elected in 2000
108
109
110 28 Re-elected in 2006

Retired
111
112
19 Ted Cruz Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
113 29 Elected in 2012
114
115
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 2

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Sam Houston Independent February 21, 1846 –
March 4, 1859
29 1 Elected in 1846
30 2 Re-elected in 1847
31
32
33 3 Re-elected in 1853

Retired
34
35
2 John Hemphill Democratic March 4, 1859 –
July 11, 1861
36 4 Elected in 1859

Expelled following Texas's secession from the Union
37
Vacant July 11, 1861 –
March 31, 1870
37
(Continued)
38 U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
39 5
40
41
3 Morgan C. Hamilton Republican March 31, 1870 –
March 4, 1877
41
(Continued)
Elected to finish vacant term
42 6 Re-elected in 1871

Retired
43
44
4 Richard Coke Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1895
45 7 Elected in 1877
46
47
48 8 Re-elected in 1883
49
50
51 9 Re-elected in 1889

Retired
52
53
5 Horace Chilton Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1901
54 10 Elected in 1895

Retired
55
56
6 Joseph Weldon Bailey Democratic March 4, 1901 –
January 3, 1913
57 11 Elected in 1901
58
59
60 12 Re-elected in 1907

Resigned
61
62
7 Rienzi Melville Johnston Democratic January 4, 1913 –
January 29, 1913
Appointed to continue Bailey's term

Retired when successor elected
Vacant January 29, 1913 –
February 3, 1913
8 Morris Sheppard Democratic February 3, 1913 –
April 9, 1941
Elected to finish Bailey's term
63 13 Re-elected in 1913
64
65
66 14 Re-elected in 1918
67
68
69 15 Re-elected in 1924
70
71
72 16 Re-elected in 1930
73
74
75 17 Re-elected in 1936

Died
76
77
Vacant April 9, 1941 –
April 21, 1941
9 Andrew Jackson Houston Democratic April 21, 1941 –
June 26, 1941
Appointed to continue Sheppard's term

Died
Vacant June 26, 1941 –
August 4, 1941
10 W. Lee O'Daniel Democratic August 4, 1941 –
January 3, 1949
Elected to finish Sheppard's term
78 18 Re-elected in 1942

Retired
79
80
11 Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1961
81 19 Elected in 1948
82
83
84 20 Re-elected in 1954

Re-elected in 1960,
but resigned at the end of the term to become U.S. Vice President
85
86
12 William A. Blakley Democratic January 3, 1961 –
June 14, 1961
87 21 Appointed to begin Johnson's term

Lost election to finish Johnson's term
13 John Tower Republican June 15, 1961 –
January 3, 1985
87
(Continued)
Elected to finish Johnson's term
88
89
90 22 Re-elected in 1966
91
92
93 23 Re-elected in 1972
94
95
96 24 Re-elected in 1978

Retired
97
98
14 Phil Gramm Republican January 3, 1985 –
November 30, 2002
99 25 Elected in 1984
100
101
102 26 Re-elected in 1990
103
104
105 27 Re-elected in 1996

Retired,
and resigned early to give successor preferential seniority
106
107
Vacant November 30, 2002 –
December 2, 2002
15 John Cornyn Republican December 2, 2002 –
Present
107
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Gramm's term,
having been elected to the next term
108 28 Elected in 2002
109
110
111 29 Re-elected in 2008
112
113
114 30 Re-elected in 2014
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

See also

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