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California elects United States Senators to Class I and Class III. The state has been represented by 44 people in the Senate.

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Class I

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
John C. Frémont JCFrémont.jpg Democratic September 10, 1850 March 4, 1851 First Republican nominee for President (1856)
Governor of Arizona Territory (1878–1881)
John B. Weller John Weller.jpg Democratic January 30, 1852 March 4, 1857 Lost re-election Governor of California (1858–1860)
Minister to Mexico (1860–1861)
David C. Broderick David C. Broderick - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1857 September 16, 1859 Died
Henry P. Haun Henry Haun.jpg Democratic November 3, 1859 March 4, 1860 Lost special election
Milton Latham Latham1.jpg Democratic March 5, 1860 March 4, 1863 Lost re-election Governor of California (1859–1860)
John Conness John Conness.jpg Republican March 4, 1863 March 4, 1869
Eugene Casserly Eugene Casserly - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1869 November 29, 1873 Resigned
John S. Hager John S. Hager.jpg Democratic December 24, 1873 March 4, 1875 Retired
Newton Booth Newton Booth - Brady-Handy.jpg Anti-Monopoly March 4, 1875 March 4, 1881 Retired Governor of California (1871–1874)
John Franklin Miller JFMiller.jpg Republican March 4, 1881 March 8, 1886 Died
George Hearst George Hearst.jpg Democratic March 23, 1886 August 4, 1886 Successor qualified
Abram P. Williams APWilliams.jpg Republican August 4, 1886 March 4, 1887 Retired
George Hearst George Hearst.jpg Democratic March 4, 1887 February 28, 1891 Died
Charles N. Felton Charles Norton Felton.jpg Republican March 19, 1891 March 4, 1893 Retired
Stephen M. White StephenMWhite.JPG Democratic March 4, 1893 March 4, 1899 Retired
Thomas R. Bard Thomas R. Bard.jpg Republican February 7, 1900 March 4, 1905 Lost re-election
Frank P. Flint Frank Putnam Flint.jpg Republican March 4, 1905 March 4, 1911 Retired
John D. Works John Downey Works.jpg Republican March 4, 1911 March 4, 1917 Retired
Hiram Johnson Hiram Johnson.jpg Republican March 16, 1917 August 6, 1945 Died Governor of California (1911–1917)
William F. Knowland William F. Knowland headshot.jpg Republican August 26, 1945 January 3, 1959 Retired Senate Republican Leader (1953–1959)
Clair Engle Clair Engle.jpg Democratic January 3, 1959 July 30, 1964 Died
Pierre Salinger PierreSalinger.jpg Democratic August 4, 1964 December 31, 1964 Resigned[1] White House Press Secretary (1961–1964)
George Murphy GeorgeMurphy.jpg Republican January 1, 1965 January 2, 1971 Resigned[2]
John V. Tunney JohnTunney.jpg Democratic January 1, 1971 January 2, 1977 Resigned[3]
S. I. Hayakawa SIHayakawa.jpg Republican January 2, 1977 January 3, 1983 Retired
Pete Wilson PeteWilson.jpg Republican January 3, 1983 January 7, 1991 Resigned Governor of California (1991–1999)
Mayor of San Diego (1971–1983)
John F. Seymour John F Seymour.jpg Republican January 7, 1991 November 10, 1992 Lost special election
Dianne Feinstein Dianne Feinstein, official Senate photo.jpg Democratic November 10, 1992 Incumbent Mayor of San Francisco (1978–1988)

Class III

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
William M. Gwin WMGwin.jpg Democratic September 10, 1850 March 4, 1855 Term expired[4]
January 13, 1857 March 4, 1861
James A. McDougall Sen James A McDougall.jpg Democratic March 4, 1861 March 4, 1867 Retired Illinois Attorney General (1842–1846)
California Attorney General (1850–1851)
Cornelius Cole CorneliusCole.jpg Republican March 4, 1867 March 4, 1873
Aaron A. Sargent Aaron Augustus Sargent - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican March 4, 1873 March 4, 1879 Retired Minister to Germany (1882–1884)
James T. Farley James T. Farley.jpg Democratic March 4, 1879 March 4, 1885 Retired California Assembly Speaker (1856)
California Senate President pro tem (1871–1872)
Leland Stanford LelandStanford.jpg Republican March 4, 1885 June 12, 1893 Died Governor of California (1861–1863)
George Clement Perkins George Clement Perkins.jpg Republican July 26, 1893 March 4, 1915 Retired Governor of California(1879–1883)
James D. Phelan James D. Phelan - Mayor of SF 1910.jpg Democratic March 4, 1915 March 4, 1921 Lost re-election Mayor of San Francisco (1897–1902)
Samuel M. Shortridge Samuel Morgan Shortridge.jpg Republican March 4, 1921 March 4, 1933 Lost renomination
William Gibbs McAdoo William Gibbs McAdoo, formal photo portrait, 1914.jpg Democratic March 4, 1933 November 8, 1938 Resigned[5] Treasury Secretary (1913–1918)
Thomas M. Storke ThomasMStorke.jpg Democratic November 9, 1938 January 3, 1939 Term expired[6]
Sheridan Downey SDowney.jpg Democratic January 3, 1939 November 30, 1950 Resigned[7]
Richard Nixon Nixon while in US Congress.jpg Republican December 1, 1950 January 1, 1953 Resigned President of the United States (1969–1974)
Vice President of the United States (1953–1961)
Thomas Kuchel ThomasKuchel.jpg Republican January 2, 1953 January 3, 1969 Lost renomination Senate Minority Whip (1959–1969)
California Controller (1946–1953)
Alan Cranston AlanCranston.jpg Democratic January 3, 1969 January 3, 1993 Retired Senate Democratic Whip (1977–1991)
California Controller (1959–1967)
Barbara Boxer Barbara Boxer 2005.jpg Democratic January 3, 1993 Incumbent

Notes

  1. ^ Salinger had already lost election to the term beginning January 3, 1965.
  2. ^ Murphy had already lost re-election.
  3. ^ Tunney had already lost re-election.
  4. ^ The legislature failed to elect a senator for the term ending March 4, 1867, but ultimately re-elected Gwin to that term.
  5. ^ McAdoo had previously lost his bid for renomination.
  6. ^ Storke was appointed when McAdoo resigned after the general election, but Storke had not been a candidate for election.
  7. ^ Downey did not seek renomination in 1950 due to ill health.

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