List of United States Senators from Indiana

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Indiana was admitted to the Union on December 11, 1816. Since then, the state has been represented in the United States Senate by 44 different men in Class 1 and 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 Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution 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 U.S. Senator. The longest-serving of any Senator from Indiana is Republican Richard Lugar (1977–2013). Indiana's current U.S. Senators are Democrat Joe Donnelly (serving since 2013) and Republican Todd Young (serving since 2017).

List of Senators

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that was elected for three U.S. Congresses in the first elections of 1818, and then the seat was contested every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. The seat in recent years has been contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. The next election will be in 2018.

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Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that was elected for one United States Congress in the first elections of 1818, and then the seat was contested every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. The seat in recent years has been contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016. The next election will be in 2022.

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1 Jamesnobleindiana
James Noble
Democratic-
Republican
December 11, 1816 –
February 26, 1831
Elected in 1816. 1 14th 1 Elected in 1816. December 11, 1816 –
March 3, 1825
Democratic-
Republican
WallerTaylor
Waller Taylor
1
15th
16th 2 Re-elected in 1818.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1821. 2 17th
Crawford
Republican
18th Crawford
Republican
Anti-
Jacksonian
19th 3 Elected in 1824. March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1837
Anti-
Jacksonian
William hendricks sr
William Hendricks
2
Adams Re-elected in 1827.

Died.
3 20th Adams
Anti-
Jacksonian
21st Anti-
Jacksonian
Vacant February 26, 1831 –
August 19, 1831
 
22nd 4 Re-elected in 1830.

Lost re-election.
2 RobertHanna
Robert Hanna
Anti-
Jacksonian
August 19, 1831 –
January 3, 1832
Appointed to continue Noble's term.

Retired when successor qualified.
3 Johntiptonindiana
John Tipton
Jacksonian January 3, 1832 –
March 3, 1839
Elected to finish Noble's term.
Re-elected in 1832.

Retired.
4 23rd
24th
Democratic 25th 5 Elected in 1836.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1843
Whig Oliverhamptonsmithindiana
Oliver H. Smith
3
4 Albert Smith White
Albert Smith White
Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1845
Elected in 1838.

Retired.
5 26th
27th
28th 6 Elected in 1842.

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
Democratic EdwardHannegan
Edward A. Hannegan
4
5 JesseDBright
Jesse D. Bright
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
February 5, 1862
Elected in 1844. 6 29th
30th
31st 7 Elected in 1848.

Died.
March 4, 1849 –
December 4, 1852
Democratic Jameswhitcombindiana
James Whitcomb
5
Re-elected in 1850. 7 32nd
  December 4, 1852 –
December 6, 1852
Vacant
Appointed to continue Whitcomb's term.

Retired when successor qualified.
December 6, 1852 –
January 18, 1853
Democratic Cathcart
Charles W. Cathcart
6
Elected to finish Whitcomb's term.

Lost re-election.
January 18, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Democratic Pettit
John Pettit
7
33rd
34th 8 Legislature failed to elect. March 4, 1855 –
February 4, 1857
Vacant
Elected late in 1857.

Retired.
February 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Democratic GNFitch
Graham N. Fitch
8
Re-elected in 1856.

Expelled for sympathizing with the Confederacy.
8 35th
36th
37th 9 Elected in 1860.

Unknown if retired or lost re-election.
March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1867
Republican Sen Henry Smith Lane
Henry Smith Lane
9
Vacant February 5, 1862 –
February 24, 1862
6 Joseph A Wright Portrait
Joseph A. Wright
Unionist February 24, 1862 –
January 14, 1863
Appointed to finish Bright's term.

Retired when successor qualified.
7 DavidTurpie
David Turpie
Democratic January 14, 1863 –
March 3, 1863
Elected to finish Bright's term.
8 Thomas Andrews Hendricks, photo portrait seated, 1860-65
Thomas A. Hendricks
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
Elected in 1862.

Retired.
9 38th
39th
40th 10 Elected in 1867. March 4, 1867 –
November 1, 1877
Republican Oliver Hazard Perry Morton - Brady-Handy
Oliver P. Morton
10
9 Daniel D. Pratt, Brady-Handy photo portrait, sitting
Daniel D. Pratt
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
Elected in 1868.

Retired.
10 41st
42nd
43rd 11 Re-elected in 1873.

Died.
10 Joseph E. McDonald - Brady-Handy
Joseph E. McDonald
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
Election year unknown.

Lost re-election.
11 44th
45th
  November 1, 1877 –
November 6, 1877
Vacant
Appointed to continue Morton's term.

Elected January 31, 1879 to finish Morton's term.[1]
November 6, 1877 –
March 3, 1897
Democratic Sen Daniel W Voorhees 04790r
Daniel W. Voorhees
11
46th 12 Re-elected in 1879.
11 Pach Brothers - Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1887
Election year unknown.

Lost re-election.
12 47th
48th
49th 13 Re-elected in 1885.
12 DavidTurpie
David Turpie
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1899
Elected in 1887. 13 50th
51st
52nd 14 Re-elected in 1891.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1893.

Lost re-election.
14 53rd
54th
55th 15 Elected in 1897.[2] March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1905
Republican CharlesWFairbanks
Charles W. Fairbanks
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13 Albert Jeremiah Beveridge
Albert J. Beveridge
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1911
Elected January 17, 1899. 15 56th
57th
58th 16 Re-elected January 20, 1903.

Resigned to become Vice President.
Re-elected in 1905.

Lost re-election.
16 59th Elected to finish Fairbanks's term.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1909
Republican Hemenway
James A. Hemenway
13
60th
61st 17 Elected January 20, 1909. March 4, 1909 –
March 14, 1916
Democratic Shively, Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin F. Shively
14
14 JWKern
John W. Kern
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
Elected January 17, 1911.

Lost re-election.
17 62nd
63rd
64th 18 Re-elected in 1914.

Died.
  March 14, 1916 –
March 20, 1916
Vacant
Appointed to continue Shiveley's term.

Lost election to finish Shiveley's term.
March 20, 1916 –
November 7, 1916
Democratic Senator Thomas Taggart
Thomas Taggart
15
Elected to finish Shiveley's term. November 8, 1916 –
March 3, 1933
Republican James Eli Watson
James Eli Watson
16
15 HSNew
Harry Stewart New
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1923
Elected in 1916.

Lost renomination.
18 65th
66th
67th 19 Re-elected in 1920.
16 Samuel Moffett Ralston
Samuel M. Ralston
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
October 14, 1925
Elected in 1922.

Died.
19 68th
69th
Vacant October 14, 1925 –
October 20, 1925
17 Arthur Raymond Robinson
Arthur Raymond Robinson
Republican October 20, 1925 –
January 3, 1935
Appointed to continue Ralston's term.

Elected November 3, 1926 to finish Ralston's term.[3]
70th 20 Re-elected in 1926.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1928.

Lost re-election.
20 71st
72nd
73rd 21 Elected in 1932. March 4, 1933 –
January 25, 1944
Democratic FVanNuys
Frederick Van Nuys
17
18 Shermanminton
Sherman Minton
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
Elected in 1934.

Lost re-election.
21 74th
75th
76th 22 Re-elected in 1938.

Died.
19 Raymond Eugene Willis
Raymond E. Willis
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1947
Elected in 1940.

Retired.
22 77th
78th
  January 25, 1944 –
January 28, 1944
Vacant
Appointed to continue Van Nuys's term.

Retired when successor elected.
January 28, 1944 –
November 13, 1944
Democratic Samuel D. Jackson
Samuel D. Jackson
18
Elected to finish Van Nuys's term.

Retired.
November 14, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Republican WilliamJenner
William E. Jenner
19
79th 23 Elected in 1944. January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1963
Republican HomerCapehart
Homer E. Capehart
20
20 WilliamJenner
William Ezra Jenner
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1946. 23 80th
81st
82nd 24 Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.

Retired.
24 83rd
84th
85th 25 Re-elected in 1956.

Lost re-election.
21 Vance Hartke
Vance Hartke
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1977
Elected in 1958. 25 86th
87th
88th 26 Elected in 1962. January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1981
Democratic Birch bayh
Birch Bayh
21
Re-elected in 1964. 26 89th
90th
91st 27 Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.

Lost re-election.
27 92nd
93rd
94th 28 Re-elected in 1974.

Lost re-election.
22 Dick Lugar official photo 2010
Richard Lugar
Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 1976. 28 95th
96th
97th 29 Elected in 1980. January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
Republican Dan Quayle, official DoD photo.JPEG
Dan Quayle
22
Re-elected in 1982. 29 98th
99th
100th 30 Re-elected in 1986.

Resigned to become Vice President.
Re-elected in 1988. 30 101st Appointed to continue Quayle's term.

Elected to finish Quayle's term.
January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1999
Republican Dan Coats (R-IN)
Dan Coats
23
102nd
103rd 31 Re-elected in 1992.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1994. 31 104th
105th
106th 32 Elected in 1998. January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2011
Democratic Evan Bayh official portrait
Evan Bayh
24
Re-elected in 2000. 32 107th
108th
109th 33 Re-elected in 2004.

Retired.
Re-elected in 2006.

Lost renomination.
33 110th
111th
112th 34 Elected in 2010.

Retired.
January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2017
Republican Dan Coats, official portrait, 112th Congress
Dan Coats
25
23 Joe Donnelly, official portrait, 113th Congress
Joe Donnelly
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012. 34 113th
114th
115th 35 Elected in 2016. January 3, 2017 –
Present
Republican Senator Todd Young official portrait (cropped)
Todd Young
26
To be determined in the 2018 election. 35 116th
117th
118th 36 To be determined in the 2022 election.
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Class 1 Class 3

Living former U.S. Senators from Indiana

As of January 2017, there are five living former Senators from Indiana: one from Class 1 and four from Class 3. The most recent Senator to die was Vance Hartke of Class 1 (1959–1977) on July 27, 2003. The most recent Class 3 Senator to die was William E. Jenner (1944–1945; 1947–1959) on March 9, 1985. The most recently serving Class 3 Senator to die was Homer E. Capehart (1945–1963) on September 3, 1979.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Birch Bayh 1963–1981 3 January 22, 1928 (age 90)
Richard Lugar 1977–2013 1 April 4, 1932 (age 85)
Dan Quayle 1981–1989 3 February 4, 1947 (age 71)
Dan Coats 1989–1999
2011–2017
3 May 16, 1943 (age 74)
Evan Bayh 1999–2011 3 December 26, 1955 (age 62)

See also

References and External links

  1. ^ Byrd, p. 105.
  2. ^ "Fairbanks in Indiana". The New York Times. January 21, 1897. p. 2.
  3. ^ Byrd, p. 104

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