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Florida was admitted to the Union on March 3, 1845, and elects its senators to Class I and Class III. Florida's Senate seats were declared vacant in March 1861, due to its secession from the Union. They were again filled from July 1868. Its current senators are Bill Nelson and George LeMieux.

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Class I

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
David Levy Yulee David Levy Yulee - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic July 1, 1845 March 4, 1851 Lost re-election Florida Territory's Congressional Delegate (1841–1845)
Also served in Florida's Class III seat
Stephen Mallory Steph mallory.jpg Democratic March 4, 1851 January 21, 1861 Withdrew[1] Confederate States Secretary of the Navy (1861–1865)

Vacant during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Adonijah Welch AdonijahWelch.jpg Republican June 17, 1868 March 4, 1869 Retired
Abijah Gilbert AbijahGilbert.jpg Republican March 4, 1869 March 4, 1875 Retired
Charles W. Jones Charles W. Jones - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1875 March 4, 1887 Retired
Samuel Pasco SamuelPasco.jpg Democratic May 19, 1887 April 18, 1899 Lost re-election Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives (1887)
James P. Taliaferro Jamespipertaliaferro.jpg Democratic April 20, 1899 March 4, 1911 Lost re-election
Nathan P. Bryan Nathanpbryan.jpg Democratic March 4, 1911 March 4, 1917 Lost renomination Judge of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (1920–1935)
Park Trammell Park Trammell.jpg Democratic March 4, 1917 May 8, 1936 Died Governor of Florida (1913–1917)
Florida Attorney General (1909–1913)
President of the Florida Senate (1905)
Scott M. Loftin Scottloftin.jpg Democratic May 26, 1936 November 3, 1936 Successor qualified[2] President of the American Bar Association (1934–1935)
Charles O. Andrews Charlesoscarandrews.jpg Democratic November 4, 1936 September 18, 1946 Died
Spessard Holland Spessard Holland.JPG Democratic September 25, 1946 January 3, 1971 Retired Governor of Florida (1941–1945)
Lawton Chiles 48 Chiles.jpg Democratic January 3, 1971 January 3, 1989 Retired Governor of Florida (1991–1998)
Connie Mack III Conniemackiii.jpg Republican January 3, 1989 January 3, 2001 Retired U.S. Representative (1983–1989)
Bill Nelson Bill Nelson.jpg Democratic January 3, 2001 Present Incumbent U.S. Representative (1979–1991)
Florida Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, and Fire Marshal (1995–2000)
Crewmember on the Space Shuttle Columbia (1986)

Class III

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
James Westcott Thomas W. Osborn - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic July 1, 1845 March 4, 1849 Retired
Jackson Morton JacksonMorton.jpg Whig March 4, 1849 March 4, 1855 Retired Confederate States Representative (1862–1865)
David Levy Yulee David Levy Yulee - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1855 January 21, 1861
(March 4, 1861)
Withdrew[1] Florida Territory's Congressional Delegate (1841–1845)
Also served in Florida's Class I seat

Vacant during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Thomas W. Osborn Thomas W. Osborn - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican June 25, 1868 March 4, 1873 Retired Commissioner, Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia (1876)
Simon B. Conover Simon Barclay Conover - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican March 4, 1873 March 4, 1879 Retired Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
Florida Treasurer (1868–1873)
Wilkinson Call Wilkinson Call - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1879 March 4, 1897 Retired
Stephen R. Mallory, Jr. SRMalloryII.jpg Democratic May 15, 1897 December 23, 1907 Died U.S. Representatives (1891–1895)
William James Bryan Williamjamesbryan.jpg Democratic December 26, 1907 March 22, 1908 Died
William Hall Milton Williamhallmilton.jpg Democratic March 27, 1908 March 4, 1909 Retired
Duncan U. Fletcher Duncanupshawfletcher.jpg Democratic March 4, 1909 June 17, 1936 Died
William Luther Hill Williamlutherhill.jpg Democratic July 1, 1936 November 3, 1936 Successor qualified[2]
Claude Pepper P00021822.jpg Democratic November 4, 1936 January 3, 1951 Lost renomination U.S. Representatives (1963–1989)
George Smathers George smathers.jpg Democratic January 3, 1951 January 3, 1969 Retired U.S. Representatives (1947–1951)
Edward J. Gurney Edward J Gurney.jpg Republican January 3, 1969 December 31, 1974 Resigned[3] U.S. Representatives (1963–1969)
Richard Stone Richardbernardstone.jpg Democratic January 1, 1975 December 31, 1980 Resigned[4] Ambassador at Large and Special Envoy to Central America
Ambassador to Denmark
Florida Secretary of State (1970–1974)
Paula Hawkins Hawkins, Paula.jpg Republican January 1, 1981 January 3, 1987 Lost re-election
Bob Graham Bob Graham, official Senate photo portrait, color.jpg Democratic January 3, 1987 January 3, 2005 Retired Governor of Florida (1979–1987)
Mel Martinez Mel Martinez.jpg Republican January 3, 2005 September 9, 2009 Resigned Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2001–2003)
George LeMieux Senator George LeMieux.jpg Republican September 10, 2009 Present Incumbent

References

  1. ^ a b Mallory and Yulee, 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. Mallory's seat was declared vacant by the Senate on March 14, 1861, but Yulee's was already vacant because his term ended at noon on March 4, 1861.
  2. ^ a b Loftin was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Park Trammell, but was not a candidate in the special election
  3. ^ Gurney was not a candidate for re-election in 1974, and resigned early.
  4. ^ Stone lost his bid for re-election to Paula Hawkins in 1980, and resigned early.

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