List of United States Senators from Utah

Utah was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896, and elects U.S. Senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Its current Senators are Republicans Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee. In office since 1977, Hatch is currently the longest-serving Republican Senator and the second-most senior Senator overall, after Vermont's Patrick Leahy.

List of Senators

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently 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 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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Vacant January 4, 1896 –
January 22, 1896
Utah elected its senators 18 days after statehood. 1 54th 1 Utah elected its senators 18 days after statehood. January 4, 1896 –
January 22, 1896
Vacant
1 Frank J Cannon
Frank J. Cannon

Republican
 
January 22, 1896 –
March 3, 1899
Elected in 1896. Elected in 1896.

Retired.
January 22, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
Republican Senator Arthur Brown
Arthur Brown
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Silver
Republican
55th 2 Elected in 1897.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
Democratic Joseph Lafayette Rawlins
Joseph L. Rawlins
2
Vacant March 4, 1899 –
January 23, 1901
Legislature failed to elect. Cannon and Alfred W. McCune were the frontrunners.[1] 2 56th
2 Thomas Kearns
Thomas Kearns
Republican January 23, 1901 –
March 3, 1905
Elected late in 1901.

Retired.
57th
58th 3 Elected in 1903. March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1933
Republican Reed Smoot, bw photo portrait, Bain News Service
Reed Smoot
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3 Senator George Sutherland 2
George Sutherland
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1917
Elected January 18, 1905.[2] 3 59th
60th
61st 4 Re-elected January 19, 1909.
Re-elected January 17, 1911.

Lost re-election.
4 62nd
63rd
64th 5 Re-elected in 1914.
4 WilliamHKing
William H. King
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
January 3, 1941
Elected in 1916. 5 65th
66th
67th 6 Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922. 6 68th
69th
70th 7 Re-elected in 1926.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1928. 7 71st
72nd
73rd 8 Elected in 1932. March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1951
Democratic Elbert Thomas
Elbert D. Thomas
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Re-elected in 1934.

Lost renomination.
8 74th
75th
76th 9 Re-elected in 1938.
5 Orrice Abram, Jr. Murdock
Abe Murdock
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1947
Elected in 1940.

Lost re-election.
9 77th
78th
79th 10 Re-elected in 1944.

Lost re-election.
6 Arthur Vivian Watkins
Arthur V. Watkins
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1946. 10 80th
81st
82nd 11 Elected in 1950. January 3, 1951 –
December 20, 1974
Republican Wallace Bennett
Wallace F. Bennett
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Re-elected in 1952.

Lost re-election.
11 83rd
84th
85th 12 Re-elected in 1956.
7 Frank Moss
Frank E. Moss
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1977
Elected in 1958. 12 86th
87th
88th 13 Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964. 13 89th
90th
91st 14 Re-elected in 1968.

Retired, and resigned early to give successor preferential seniority.
Re-elected in 1970.

Lost re-election.
14 92nd
93rd
Appointed to finish Bennett's term, having already been elected to the next term December 21, 1974 –
January 3, 1993
Republican Jake Garn
Jake Garn
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94th 15 Elected in 1974.
8 Orrin Hatch, official portrait, 112th Congress
Orrin Hatch
Republican January 3, 1977 –
Present
Elected in 1976. 15 95th
96th
97th 16 Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982. 16 98th
99th
100th 17 Re-elected in 1986.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1988. 17 101st
102nd
103rd 18 Elected in 1992. January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
Republican Bob Bennett official portrait, 2009
Bob Bennett
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Re-elected in 1994. 18 104th
105th
106th 19 Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000. 19 107th
108th
109th 20 Re-elected in 2004.

Lost renomination.
Re-elected in 2006. 20 110th
111th
112th 21 Elected in 2010. January 3, 2011 –
Present
Republican Mike Lee official portrait 112th Congress
Mike Lee
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Re-elected in 2012.

Retiring.
21 113th
114th
115th 39 Re-elected in 2016.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 22 116th
117th
118th 23 To be determined in the 2022 election.
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Class 1 Class 3

Living former U.S. Senators from Utah

As of October 2016, there is one living former Senator from Class 3. The most recent senator to die was Bob Bennett of Class 3 (1993–2011) on May 4, 2016. The most recent Class 1 senator to die was Frank Moss (1959–1977) on January 29, 2003.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Jake Garn 1974–1993 3 October 12, 1932 (age 85)

References

  1. ^ "Utah Fails to Elect Senator". Boston Evening Transcript. March 10, 1899. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
  2. ^ The World Almanac and Encyclopedia 1906. New York: The Press Publishing Co. New York World. 1905. p. 108.

See also

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