List of United States Senators from Connecticut: Wikis

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This is a chronological listing of the United States Senators from Connecticut.

United States Senators are popularly elected, for a six year term, beginning January 3. Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1st. Before 1914, they were chosen by the Connecticut General Assembly, and before 1935, their terms began March 4.

Contents

Class I Senators

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for one session of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012.

# Senator Took office Left office Party Residence Background Congress Term
1 Oliver Ellsworth OliverEllsworth.jpg March 4, 1789 March 8, 1796 Pro-Administration Hartford Delegate to the Constitutional Convention 1 1
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2 James Hillhouse JamesHillhouse.jpg December 6, 1796 June 10, 1810 Federalist New Haven U.S. Representative At-large
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3 TruBill Compton December 4, 1810 March 4, 1821 Federalist Middletown U.S. Representative At-large
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4 Elijah Boardman Elijah boardman by earl.jpg March 4, 1821 August 18, 1823 Democratic-Republican Litchfield Connecticut Senate 17 7
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5 Henry Edwards HenryEdwards.jpg October 8, 1823 March 4, 1827 Jacksonian New Haven U.S. Representative At-large
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6 Samuel Augustus Foot Samuel Augustus Foot.jpg March 4, 1827 March 4, 1833 National Republican Cheshire U.S. Representative At-large 20 8
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7 Nathan Smith Nathan Smith2.jpg March 4, 1833 December 6, 1835 National Republican New Haven U.S. District Attorney for Connecticut 23 9
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8 John Milton Niles JohnMiltonNiles.jpg December 21, 1835 March 4, 1839 Jacksonian Hartford Postmaster of Hartford
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9 Thaddeus Betts March 4, 1839 April 7, 1840 Whig Norwalk Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut 26 10
10 Jabez W. Huntington Jabez Williams Huntington.jpg May 4, 1840 November 1, 1847 Whig Norwich Judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court
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11 Roger Sherman Baldwin GovRogerBaldwin.jpg November 11, 1847 March 4, 1851 Whig New Haven Governor of Connecticut
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12 Isaac Toucey Isaac Toucey - Brady-Handy.jpg May 12, 1851 March 4, 1857 Democrat Hartford U.S. Attorney General 32 12
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13 James Dixon James Dixon - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1857 March 4, 1869 Republican Hartford U.S. Representative (Conn.-1) 35 13
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14 William Alfred Buckingham William Alfred Buckingham - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1869 February 5, 1875 Republican Norwich Governor of Connecticut 41 15
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15 William W. Eaton William W. Eaton - Brady-Handy.jpg February 5, 1875 March 4, 1881 Democrat Hartford Chief Judge of the Hartford City Court
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16 Joseph Roswell Hawley Joseph Roswell Hawley - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1881 March 4, 1905 Republican Hartford U.S. Representative (Conn.-1) 47 17
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17 Morgan G. Bulkeley Bulkeley Morgan 2.jpg March 4, 1905 March 4, 1911 Republican Hartford Governor of Connecticut 59 21
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18 George P. McLean George P. McLean.jpg March 4, 1911 March 4, 1929 Republican Simsbury Governor of Connecticut 62 22
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19 Frederic C. Walcott Frederic Collin Walcott.jpg March 4, 1929 January 3, 1935 Republican Norfolk President pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate 71 25
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20 Francis T. Maloney FrancisMaloney.jpg January 3, 1935 January 16, 1945 Democrat Meriden U.S. Representative (Conn.-3) 74 26
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21 Thomas C. Hart Thomas Charles Hart.jpg February 15, 1945 November 5, 1946 Republican Sharon U.S. Navy Admiral
22 Raymond E. Baldwin Raymond Earl Baldwin.jpg December 27, 1946 December 16, 1949 Republican Stratford Governor of Connecticut
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23 William Benton December 17, 1949 January 3, 1953 Democrat Southport Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
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24 William A. Purtell William Arthur Purtell.jpg January 3, 1953 January 3, 1959 Republican West Hartford U.S. Senator 83 29
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25 Thomas J. Dodd Thomasjdodd.jpg January 3, 1959 January 3, 1971 Democrat West Hartford U.S. Representative (Conn.-1) 86 30
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26 Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. Lweicker.jpg January 3, 1971 January 3, 1989 Republican Greenwich U.S. Representative (Conn.-4) 92 32
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27 Joseph Lieberman Joe Lieberman official portrait 2.jpg January 3, 1989 Incumbent Democrat/
Independent Democrat
New Haven Attorney General of Connecticut 101 35
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Class III Senators

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for three sessions of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016.

# Senator Took office Left office Party Residence Background Congress Term
1 William Samuel Johnson William s johnson.jpg March 4, 1789 March 4, 1791 Pro-Administration Stratford Delegate to the Constitutional Convention 1 1
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2 Roger Sherman Ralph Earl 001.jpg June 13, 1791 July 23, 1793 Pro-Administration New Haven U.S. Representative At-large
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3 Stephen Mix Mitchell StephenMitchell.jpg December 2, 1793 March 4, 1795 Pro-Administration Wethersfield Delegate to the Constitutional Convention
4 Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. JonathanTrumbull.jpg March 4, 1795 June 10, 1796 Federalist Lebanon Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives 4 2
5 Uriah Tracy UriahTracy.jpg October 13, 1796 July 19, 1807 Federalist Litchfield U.S. Representative At-large
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6 Chauncey Goodrich Chauncey Goodrich.jpg October 25, 1807 May 13, 1813 Federalist Hartford U.S. Representative At-large
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7 David Daggett Daggett.jpg May 13, 1813 March 4, 1819 Federalist New Haven Connecticut Senate
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8 James Lanman U. S. Senator James Lanman.jpg March 4, 1819 March 4, 1825 Democratic-Republican Norwich Connecticut Senate 16 6
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Vacant March 4, 1825 May 4, 1825 19 7
9 Calvin Willey CalvinWilley.jpg May 4, 1825 March 4, 1831 National Republican Tolland Connecticut Senate
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10 Gideon Tomlinson March 4, 1831 March 4, 1837 National Republican Fairfield Governor of Connecticut 22 8
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11 Perry Smith March 4, 1837 March 4, 1843 Democrat New Milford Connecticut House of Representatives 25 9
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12 John Milton Niles JohnMiltonNiles.jpg March 4, 1843 March 4, 1849 Democrat Hartford U.S. Postmaster General 28 10
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13 Truman Smith Truman Smith.jpg March 4, 1849 May 24, 1854 Whig Litchfield U.S. Representative (Conn.-4) 31 11
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14 Francis Gillette FGillette.jpg May 24, 1854 March 4, 1855 Free Soil Hartford Connecticut House of Representatives
15 Lafayette S. Foster Lafayette S. Foster - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1855 March 4, 1867 Republican Norwich Mayor of Norwich 34 12
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16 Orris S. Ferry Orris S. Ferry - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1867 November 21, 1875 Republican Norwalk U.S. Representative (Conn.-4) 40 14
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17 James E. English JEEnglish.jpg November 27, 1875 May 17, 1876 Democrat New Haven Governor of Connecticut
18 William Henry Barnum William Henry Barnum - Brady-Handy.jpg May 18, 1876 March 4, 1879 Democrat Lime Rock U.S. Representative (Conn.-4)
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19 Orville H. Platt Orville Hitchcock Platt.jpg March 4, 1879 April 21, 1905 Republican Meriden Connecticut Attorney for New Haven County 46 16
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20 Frank B. Brandegee Frank Bosworth Brandegee.jpg May 10, 1905 October 14, 1924 Republican New London U.S. Representative (Conn.-3) 59
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21 Hiram Bingham III HirambinghamIII.jpg December 15, 1924 March 4, 1933 Republican New Haven Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
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22 Augustine Lonergan AugustineLonergan.jpg March 4, 1933 January 3, 1939 Democrat Hartford U.S. Representative (Conn.-1) 73 25
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23 John A. Danaher John A. Danaher.jpg January 3, 1939 January 3, 1945 Republican Hartford Secretary of the State of Connecticut 76 26
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24 Brien McMahon SenBMcMahon.jpg January 3, 1945 July 28, 1952 Democrat Norwalk U.S. Assistant Attorney General 79 27
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25 William A. Purtell William Arthur Purtell.jpg August 29, 1952 November 4, 1952 Republican West Hartford Businessman
26 Prescott Bush PrescottBush.jpg November 4, 1952 January 3, 1963 Republican Greenwich Banker
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27 Abraham A. Ribicoff Abraham ribicoff.jpg January 3, 1963 January 3, 1981 Democrat Hartford U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 88 30
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28 Christopher J. Dodd Christopher Dodd official portrait 2.jpg January 3, 1981 Incumbent Democratic East Haddam U.S. Representative (Conn.-2) 97 33
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