List of United States Senators from Alabama: Wikis

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Alabama was admitted to the Union on December 14, 1819, and elects senators to Class II and Class III. Its Senate seats were declared vacant from March 1861 to July 1868 due to its secession from the Union during the American Civil War. Alabama's current senators are Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby.

Contents

Class II

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
William R. King King the Vice President.jpg Democratic-
Republican
December 14, 1819 April 15, 1844 Resigned Vice President of the United States (1853)
President pro tempore (1836–1841; 1850–1852)
Also served in Alabama's Class III seat
Jacksonian
Democrat
Dixon Hall Lewis DixonHallLewis.jpg Democratic April 22, 1844 October 24, 1848 Died
Benjamin Fitzpatrick BenFitz.jpg Democratic November 25, 1848 November 30, 1849 Retired Governor of Alabama (1841–1845)
President pro tempore
Also served in Alabama's Class III seat
Jeremiah Clemens Jeremiah Clemens.jpg Democratic November 30, 1849 March 4, 1853 Retired
Clement Claiborne Clay Clement Claiborne Clay.jpg Democratic November 29, 1853 January 21, 1861
(March 14, 1861)
Withdrew[1] Confederate States Senator (1862–1864)

Vacant during the American Civil War and Reconstruction

Willard Warner Republican July 13, 1868 March 4, 1871 Lost re-election
George Goldthwaite Democratic March 4, 1871 March 4, 1877 Retired
John Tyler Morgan John t morgan.jpg Democratic March 4, 1877 June 11, 1907 Died
John H. Bankhead JohnHBankhead.jpg Democratic June 18, 1907 March 1, 1920 Died
B. B. Comer Braxton Bragg Comer.jpg Democratic March 5, 1920 November 2, 1920 Retired Governor of Alabama (1907–1911)
James Thomas Heflin JTHeflin(D-AL).jpg Democratic November 3, 1920 March 4, 1931 Disqualified from running Alabama Secretary of State (1902–1920)
John H. Bankhead II Democratic March 4, 1931 June 12, 1946 Died
George R. Swift George Robinson Swift.jpg Democratic June 15, 1946 November 5, 1946 Lost re-election
John Sparkman Democratic November 6, 1946 January 3, 1979 Retired House Minority Whip (1946)
Howell Heflin Howell Heflin.jpg Democratic January 3, 1979 January 3, 1997 Retired Chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court (1971–1977)
Jeff Sessions Jeff Sessions official portrait.jpg Republican January 7, 1997 Present Incumbent Attorney General of Alabama (1995–1997)

Class III

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
John Williams Walker Democratic-
Republican
December 14, 1819 December 12, 1822 Resigned Speaker of the Alabama Territorial House of Representatives
William Kelly Democratic-
Republican
December 12, 1822 March 4, 1825 Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives (1825)
Jacksonian
Democrat
Henry H. Chambers Henry H. Chambers.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1825 January 24, 1826 Died
Israel Pickens Jacksonian
Democrat
February 17, 1826 November 27, 1826 Retired Governor of Alabama (1821–1825)
John McKinley John McKinley.jpg Democratic November 27, 1826 March 4, 1831 Lost re-election U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1838–1852)
Gabriel Moore Gabrielmoore.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1831 March 4, 1837 Governor of Alabama (1829–1831)
Speaker of the Alabama Senate (1820)
Speaker of the Alabama Territorial House of Representatives (1817)
John McKinley John McKinley.jpg Democratic March 4, 1837 April 22, 1837 Resigned U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1838–1852)
Clement Comer Clay Clement C Clay.png Democratic June 19, 1837 November 15, 1841 Resigned Governor of Alabama (1835–1837)
Alabama Supreme Court Justice (1843)
Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives
Arthur P. Bagby Arthur bagby.jpg Democratic November 24, 1841 June 16, 1848 Resigned Governor of Alabama (1837–1841)
Minister to Russia (1849–1849)
William R. King King the Vice President.jpg Democratic July 1, 1848 December 20, 1852 Resigned Vice President of the United States (1853)
President pro tempore (1836–1841; 1850–1852)
Also served in Alabama's Class II seat (1819–1844)
Benjamin Fitzpatrick BenFitz.jpg Democratic January 14, 1853 March 4, 1855 Governor of Alabama (1841–1845)
President pro tempore
Also served in Alabama's Class II seat (1848–1849)
November 26, 1855 January 21, 1861
(March 4, 1861)
Withdrew[1]

Vacant during the American Civil War and Reconstruction

George E. Spencer George E. Spencer - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican July 13, 1868 March 4, 1879 Retired
George S. Houston George S. Houston - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1879 December 31, 1879 Died Governor of Alabama (1874–1878)
Luke Pryor Democratic January 7, 1880 November 23, 1880 Successor qualified
James L. Pugh James Lawrence Pugh.jpg Democratic November 24, 1880 March 4, 1897 Retired Confederate States Representative (1862–1865)
Edmund Pettus Edmund Pettus-photo portrait.jpeg Democratic March 4, 1897 July 27, 1907 Died
Joseph F. Johnston Joseph F Johnston-photo portrait.jpg Democratic August 6, 1907 August 8, 1913 Died Governor of Alabama (1896–1900)
Francis S. White Democratic May 11, 1914 March 4, 1915 Retired
Oscar Underwood OWUnderwood.jpg Democratic March 4, 1915 March 4, 1927 Retired Senate Minority Leader (1920–1923)
House Majority Leader (1911–1915)
House Minority Whip (1899–1901)
Hugo Black HugoLaFayetteBlack.jpg Democratic March 4, 1927 August 19, 1937 Resigned U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1937–1971)
Dixie Bibb Graves SenatorDixieBibbGraves.jpg Democratic August 20, 1937 January 10, 1938 Resigned
J. Lister Hill Listerhill.jpg Democratic January 11, 1938 January 3, 1969 Retired
James Allen JamesAllenVA.jpg Democratic January 3, 1969 June 1, 1978 Died Lieutenant Governor of Alabama (1951–1955; 1963–1967)
Maryon Pittman Allen Maryon pittman allen.jpg Democratic June 8, 1978 November 7, 1978 Lost renomination
Donald W. Stewart S000907.jpg Democratic November 7, 1978 January 2, 1981 Lost renomination; resigned one day early to give successor advantageous seniority
Jeremiah Denton JeremiahDentonSenate.jpg Republican January 2, 1981 January 3, 1987 Lost re-election
Richard Shelby Richard Shelby official portrait.JPG Democratic January 6, 1987 November 9, 1994 Incumbent
Republican November 9, 1994 Present

References

  1. ^ a b Clay and Fitzpatrick along with several other senators announced they were withdrawing from the Senate on January 21, 1861, due to their states' decisions to secede from the Union. Clay's seat was declared vacant by the Senate on March 14, 1861, but Fitzpatrick's was vacant because his term ended on March 4, 1861.

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