List of United States Senators from Washington

Last updated on 10 August 2017

Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889, and elects its United States Senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Its current senators are Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.

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.

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Vacant November 11, 1889 –
November 20, 1889
Washington elected its first senators after it was admitted to the Union. 1 51st Congress 1 Washington elected its first senators after it was admitted to the Union. November 11, 1889 –
November 20, 1889
Vacant
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John B. Allen
Republican November 20, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1889.

Legislature failed to re-elect.
Elected in 1889. November 20, 1889 –
March 3, 1897
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Watson C. Squire
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52nd Congress 2 Re-elected in 1891.

Lost re-election.
Vacant March 4, 1893 –
February 19, 1895
The legislature failed to elect a senator for the term beginning March 4, 1893. The governor appointed John Allen to serve until March 20, 1893, but the Senate rejected his credentials. 2 53rd Congress
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John L. Wilson
Republican February 19, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
Elected February 1, 1895 to finish the vacant term, but took his seat late.

Lost renomination.
54th Congress
55th Congress 3 Elected January 29, 1897.[1]

Lost re-election.[2]
March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
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George Turner
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Addison G. Foster
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1905
Elected February 1, 1899.[3]

Retired.
3 56th Congress
57th Congress
58th Congress 4 Elected January 29, 1903.[2]

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
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Levi Ankeny
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Samuel H. Piles
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
Elected January 27, 1905.[4]

Retired.
4 59th Congress
60th Congress
61st Congress 5 Elected January 19, 1909. March 4, 1909 –
November 19, 1932
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Wesley L. Jones
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Miles Poindexter
Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1923
Elected in 1910 5 62nd Congress
Progressive 63rd Congress
Republican 64th Congress 6 Re-elected in 1914
Re-elected in 1916.

Lost re-election.
6 65th Congress
66th Congress
67th Congress 7 Re-elected in 1920
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Clarence C. Dill
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
Elected in 1922 7 68th Congress
69th Congress
70th Congress 8 Re-elected in 1926.

Died, having already lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1928.

Retired.
8 71st Congress
72nd Congress
  November 19, 1932 –
November 22, 1932
Vacant
Appointed to finish Jones's term.

Retired.
November 22, 1932 –
March 3, 1933
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Elijah S. Grammer
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73rd Congress 9 Elected in 1932 March 4, 1933 –
November 13, 1944
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Homer Bone
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Lewis B. Schwellenbach
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
December 16, 1940
Elected in 1934.

Resigned.
9 74th Congress
75th Congress
76th Congress 10 Re-elected in 1938.

Resigned to become Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Vacant December 16, 1940 –
December 19, 1940
 
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Monrad C. Wallgren
Democratic December 19, 1940 –
January 9, 1945
Appointed to finish Schwellenbach's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1940.

Resigned.
10 77th Congress
78th Congress
  November 13, 1944 –
December 14, 1944
Vacant
Appointed to finish Bone's term, having already been elected to the next term. December 14, 1944 –
January 3, 1981
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Warren G. Magnuson
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79th Congress 11 Elected in 1944
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Hugh B. Mitchell
Democratic January 10, 1945 –
December 25, 1946
Appointed to finish Wallgren's term.

Lost election to next term and resigned early.
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Harry P. Cain
Republican December 26, 1946 –
January 3, 1953
Appointed to finish Mitchell's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1946.

Lost re-election.
11 80th Congress
81st Congress
82nd Congress 12 Re-elected in 1950
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Henry M. Jackson
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
September 1, 1983
Elected in 1952 12 83rd Congress
84th Congress
85th Congress 13 Re-elected in 1956
Re-elected in 1958 13 86th Congress
87th Congress
88th Congress 14 Re-elected in 1962
Re-elected in 1964 14 89th Congress
90th Congress
91st Congress 15 Re-elected in 1968
Re-elected in 1970 15 92nd Congress
93rd Congress
94th Congress 16 Re-elected in 1974.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1976 16 95th Congress
96th Congress
97th Congress 17 Elected in 1980.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1987
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Slade Gorton
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Re-elected in 1982.

Died.
17 98th Congress
Vacant September 1, 1983 –
September 8, 1983
 
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Daniel J. Evans
Republican September 8, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
Appointed to continue Jackson's term.

Elected to finish Jackson's term.

Retired.
99th Congress
100th Congress 18 Elected in 1986.

Retired.
January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
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Brock Adams
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Slade Gorton
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2001
Elected in 1988 18 101st Congress
102nd Congress
103rd Congress 19 Elected in 1992 January 3, 1993 –
Present
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Patty Murray
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Re-elected in 1994.

Lost re-election.
19 104th Congress
105th Congress
106th Congress 20 Re-elected in 1998
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Maria Cantwell
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
Present
Elected in 2000 20 107th Congress
108th Congress
109th Congress 21 Re-elected in 2004
Re-elected in 2006 21 110th Congress
111th Congress
112th Congress 22 Re-elected in 2010
Re-elected in 2012 22 113th Congress
114th Congress
115th Congress 23 Re-elected in 2016.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 23 116th Congress
117th Congress
118th Congress 24 To be determined in the 2022 election.
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Class 1 Class 3

Living former U.S. Senators from Washington

As of October 2016, there are two living former Senators, both from Class 1 (although Gorton had also served in Class 3). The most recent senator to die was Brock Adams of Class 3 (1987-1993) on September 10, 2004. The most recent Class 1 senator to die was Hugh Mitchell (1945-1946) on June 10, 1996. The most recently serving Class 1 senator to die was Henry M. Jackson (1953-1983), who died in office on September 1, 1983.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Daniel J. Evans 1983–1989 1 (1925-10-16) October 16, 1925 (age 92)
Slade Gorton 1981–1987
1989–2001
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(1928-01-08) January 8, 1928 (age 89)

See also

References

  1. ^ "TURNER ELECTED SENATOR.". The New York Times. January 30, 1897. p. 1.
  2. ^ a b "Ankeny Elected in Washington". The New York Times. January 30, 1903. p. 1.
  3. ^ "AN ELECTION IN WASHINGTON". The New York Times. February 2, 1899. p. 2.
  4. ^ The World Almanac and Encyclopedia 1906. New York: The Press Publishing Co. New York World. 1905. p. 108.

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