List of United States senators from Missouri

Current delegation

Missouri was admitted to the Union on August 10, 1821. Its current U.S. senators are Republicans Roy Blunt (Class 3, serving since 2011) and Josh Hawley (Class 1, serving since 2019).

List of members representing the districtEdit

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. The next election will be in 2024.

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Class 3

Class 3 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016. The next election will be in 2022.

# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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1  
Thomas Hart Benton
Democratic-Republican August 10, 1821 –
March 3, 1851
Elected in 1821. 1 17th 1 Elected in 1821. August 10, 1821 –
March 3, 1831
Democratic-Republican  
David Barton
1
Jacksonian
Democratic-Republican
18th Adams-Clay
Democratic-Republican
Jacksonian 19th 2 Re-elected in 1825.
Lost re-election.
Anti-Jacksonian
Re-elected in 1827. 2 20th
21st
22nd 3 Elected in 1830.
Died.
March 4, 1831 –
June 6, 1833
Jacksonian Alexander Buckner 2
Re-elected in 1833. 3 23rd
  June 6, 1833 –
October 25, 1833
Vacant
Appointed to continue Buckner's term.
Elected to finish Buckner's term.
October 25, 1833 –
October 3, 1843
Jacksonian  
Lewis F. Linn
3
24th
Democratic 25th 4 Re-elected in 1836. Democratic
Re-elected in 1839. 4 26th
27th
28th 5 Re-elected in 1842.
Died.
  October 3, 1843 –
October 14, 1843
Vacant
Appointed to continue Linn's term.
Elected to finish Linn's term.
October 14, 1843 –
March 3, 1855
Democratic  
David Rice Atchison
4
Re-elected in 1845.
Lost re-election.
5 29th
30th
31st 6 Re-elected in 1849.
Lost re-election.
2  
Henry S. Geyer
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1857
Elected in 1851.
Retired.
6 32nd
33rd
34th 7 Failure to elect. March 4, 1855 –
January 12, 1857
Vacant
Elected late in 1857.
[Data unknown/missing.].
January 12, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Democratic  
James S. Green
5
3  
Trusten Polk
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
January 10, 1862
Elected in 1857.
Expelled for supporting the rebellion in the American Civil War.
7 35th
36th
37th 8   March 4, 1861 –
March 17, 1861
Vacant
Elected late in 1861.
Expelled for supporting the rebellion in the American Civil War.
March 17, 1861 –
January 10, 1862
Democratic  
Waldo P. Johnson
6
Vacant January 10, 1862 –
January 17, 1862
    January 10, 1862 –
January 17, 1862
Vacant
4  
John B. Henderson
Unionist January 17, 1862 –
March 3, 1869
Appointed to finish Polk's term. Appointed to continue Johnson's term.
Successor qualified.
January 17, 1862 –
November 13, 1863
Unionist  
Robert Wilson
7
Unconditional
Unionist
Elected to full term in 1862.
Retired.
8 38th Unconditional Unionist
Elected to finish Johnson's term.
Retired due to ill health.
November 13, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
Unconditional Unionist  
B. Gratz Brown
8
Republican 39th Republican
40th 9 Elected in 1866. or 1867.
Resigned to become Chief Justice of the U.S. Court of Claims.
March 4, 1867 –
December 19, 1870
Republican  
Charles D. Drake
9
5  
Carl Schurz
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
Elected in 1868.
Retired.
9 41st
Appointed to continue Drake's term.
Retired when successor elected.
December 19, 1870 –
January 20, 1871
Republican  
Daniel T. Jewett
10
Elected to finish Drake's term.
Lost re-election.
January 20, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Democratic  
Francis Blair
11
42nd
43rd 10 Elected in 1872. or 1873.
Died.
March 4, 1873 –
September 20, 1877
Democratic  
Lewis V. Bogy
12
6  
Francis Cockrell
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1905
Elected in 1874. 10 44th
45th
  September 20, 1877 –
September 29, 1877
Vacant
Appointed to continue Bogy's term.
Retired.
September 29, 1877 –
January 26, 1879
Democratic  
David H. Armstrong
13
Elected to finish Bogy's term.
Retired.
January 27, 1879 –
March 3, 1879
Democratic  
James Shields
14
46th 11 Elected in 1879. March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1903
Democratic  
George G. Vest
15
Re-elected in 1881. 11 47th
48th
49th 12 Re-elected in 1885.
Re-elected January 19, 1887.[1] 12 50th
51st
52nd 13 Re-elected in 1891.
Re-elected January 18, 1893.[2] 13 53rd
54th
55th 14 Re-elected in 1897.
Retired.
Re-elected January 19, 1899.[3]
Lost re-election.[4]
14 56th
57th
58th 15 Elected January 20, 1903. March 4, 1903 –
April 14, 1918
Democratic  
William J. Stone
16
Vacant March 4, 1905 –
March 18, 1905
  15 59th
7  
William Warner
Republican March 18, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
Elected late in 1905.
Retired.
60th
61st 16 Re-elected January 20, 1909.[5]
8  
James A. Reed
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1929
Elected in 1910. 16 62nd
63rd
64th 17 Re-elected in 1914.
Died.
Re-elected in 1916. 17 65th
  April 14, 1918 –
April 30, 1918
Vacant
Appointed to continue Stone's term.
Lost election to finish Stone's term.
April 30, 1918 –
November 5, 1918
Democratic  
Xenophon P. Wilfley
17
Elected November 5, 1918 to finish Stone's term. November 6, 1918 –
May 16, 1925
Republican  
Selden P. Spencer
18
66th
67th 18 Re-elected in 1920.
Died.
Re-elected in 1922.
Retired.
18 68th
69th
  May 16, 1925 –
May 25, 1925
Vacant
Appointed to continue Spencer's term.
Lost election to finish Spencer's term.
May 25, 1925 –
December 5, 1926
Republican  
George H. Williams
19
Elected to finish Spencer's term. December 6, 1926 –
February 3, 1933
Democratic  
Harry B. Hawes
20
70th 19 Re-elected in 1926.
Retired, then resigned early.
9  
Roscoe C. Patterson
Republican March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1935
Elected in 1928.
Lost re-election.
19 71st
72nd
Appointed to finish Hawes's term, having already been elected to the next term. February 3, 1933 –
January 3, 1945
Democratic  
Joel B. Clark
21
73rd 20 Elected to full term in 1932.
10  
Harry S. Truman
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 17, 1945
Elected in 1934. 20 74th
75th
76th 21 Re-elected in 1938.
Lost renomination.
Re-elected in 1940.
Resigned to become U.S. Vice President.
21 77th
78th
79th 22 Elected in 1944.
Lost re-election.
January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1951
Republican  
Forrest C. Donnell
22
11  
Frank P. Briggs
Democratic January 18, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Appointed to finish Truman's term.
Lost election to full term.
12  
James P. Kem
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
Elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
22 80th
81st
82nd 23 Elected in 1950. January 3, 1951 –
September 13, 1960
Democratic  
Thomas C. Hennings Jr.
23
13  
Stuart Symington
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
December 27, 1976
Elected in 1952. 23 83rd
84th
85th 24 Re-elected in 1956.
Died.
Elected in 1958. 24 86th
  September 13, 1960 –
September 23, 1960
Vacant
Appointed to finish Henning's term.
Elected to finish Henning's term.
September 23, 1960 –
December 27, 1968
Democratic  
Edward V. Long
24
87th
88th 25 Re-elected in 1962.
Lost renomination, and resigned early.
Elected in 1964. 25 89th
90th
Appointed to finish Long's term, having been elected to next term. December 28, 1968 –
January 3, 1987
Democratic  
Thomas Eagleton
25
91st 26 Elected in 1968.
Elected in 1970.
Retired, then resigned early to give successor preferential seniority.
26 92nd
93rd
94th 27 Re-elected in 1974.
14  
John Danforth
Republican December 27, 1976 –
January 3, 1995
Appointed early to finish Symington's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1976. 27 95th
96th
97th 28 Re-elected in 1980.
Retired.
Re-elected in 1982.
Retired.
28 98th
99th
100th 29 Elected in 1986. January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 2011
Republican  
Kit Bond
26
Re-elected in 1988.
Retired.
29 101st
102nd
103rd 30 Re-elected in 1992.
15  
John Ashcroft
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
Elected in 1994.
Lost re-election.
30 104th
105th
106th 31 Re-elected in 1998.
16  
Jean Carnahan
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
November 25, 2002
Appointed to begin the term of her husband, Mel Carnahan, who was posthumously elected in 2000.
Lost election to finish the term.
31 107th
17  
Jim Talent
Republican November 25, 2002 –
January 3, 2007
Elected to finish Mel Carnahan's term.
Lost re-election.
108th
109th 32 Re-elected in 2004.
Retired.
18  
Claire McCaskill
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2019
Elected in 2006. 32 110th
111th
112th 33 Elected in 2010. January 3, 2011 –
Present
Republican  
Roy Blunt
27
Re-elected in 2012.
Lost re-election.
33 113th
114th
115th 34 Re-elected in 2016.
19  
Josh Hawley
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
Elected in 2018. 34 116th
117th
118th 35 To be determined in the 2022 election.
To be determined in the 2024 election. 35 119th
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Living former U.S. senatorsEdit

As of January 2019, there are six living former U.S. senators from Missouri, five from Class 1 and one from Class 3. The most recent senator to die was Thomas Eagleton (served 1968–1987) on March 4, 2007, who is also the most recently serving Senator to die.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
John Danforth 1976–1995 1 (1936-09-05) September 5, 1936 (age 83)
Kit Bond 1987–2011 3 (1939-03-06) March 6, 1939 (age 80)
John Ashcroft 1995–2001 1 (1942-05-09) May 9, 1942 (age 77)
Jean Carnahan 2001–2002 1 (1933-12-20) December 20, 1933 (age 85)
Jim Talent 2002–2007 1 (1956-10-18) October 18, 1956 (age 62)
Claire McCaskill 2007–2019 1 (1953-07-24) July 24, 1953 (age 66)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SENATORIAL ELECTIONS". The New York Times. January 20, 1887. p. 1.
  2. ^ [sic]: "WILLL STIL REPRESENT MISSOURI. FRANCIS M. COCKRELL ELECTED ON THE FIRST BALLOT". The New York Times. January 18, 1893. p. 5.
  3. ^ "Cockrell Re-elected in Missouri". The New York Times. January 18, 1899. p. 2.
  4. ^ The World Almanac and Encyclopedia 1906. New York: The Press Publishing Co. New York World. 1905. p. 108.
  5. ^ The Tribune Almanac and Political Register 1910. New York: The Tribune Association. 1910. p. 271 – via Hathi Trust Digital Library.