List of United States Senators from Georgia: Wikis

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

Georgia ratified the Constitution on January 2, 1788. Its Senate seats were declared vacant in March 1861 owing to its secession from the Union. They were again filled from February 1871.

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 Georgia General Assembly, and before 1935, their terms began March 4.

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Class II Senators

Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for two sessions of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014.

# Senator Took office Left office Party Residence Background Congress Term
1 William Few William few.jpg March 4, 1789 March 3, 1793 Anti-Administration Augusta Delegate to Constitutional Convention 1 1
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2 James Jackson JamesJackson.jpg March 4, 1793 November 16, 1795 Anti-Administration Savannah U.S. Representative At-large 3 2
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3 George Walton George Walton.jpg November 16, 1795 February 20, 1796 Federalist Augusta Governor of Georgia
4 Josiah Tattnall February 20, 1796 March 3, 1799 Democratic-Republican Savannah Georgia House of Representatives
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5 Abraham Baldwin Abraham Baldwin.jpg March 4, 1799 March 4, 1807 Democratic-Republican Augusta U.S. Representative At-large 6 3
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6 George Jones George Jones Senator.jpg August 27, 1807 November 7, 1807 Democratic-Republican Savannah Georgia Circuit Court Judge 10
7 William H. Crawford WilliamHarrisCrawford5.jpg November 7, 1807 March 23, 1813 Democratic-Republican Lexington Georgia House of Representatives
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8 William Bellinger Bulloch April 8, 1813 November 6, 1813 Democratic-Republican Savannah Mayor of Savannah
9 William Wyatt Bibb William Wyatt Bibb.jpg November 6, 1813 November 9, 1816 Democratic-Republican Petersburg U.S. Representative At-large
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10 George M. Troup George Michael Troup.jpg November 13, 1816 September 23, 1818 Democratic-Republican Dublin U.S. Representative At-large
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11 John Forsyth JohnForsythSoS11.jpg September 23, 1818 February 17, 1819 Democratic-Republican Augusta U.S. Representative At-large
12 Freeman Walker Freeman Walker.jpg November 6, 1819 August 6, 1821 Democratic-Republican Augusta Mayor of Augusta 16
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13 Nicholas Ware Nicholas Ware.jpg November 10, 1821 September 7, 1824 Democratic-Republican Augusta Mayor of Augusta
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14 Thomas W. Cobb December 6, 1824 November 7, 1828 Democratic-Republican Greensboro U.S. Representative At-large
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15 Oliver H. Prince Oliver Hillhouse Prince.jpg November 7, 1828 March 3, 1829 Jacksonian Macon Georgia Senate
16 George M. Troup George Michael Troup.jpg March 4, 1829 November 8, 1833 Jacksonian Dublin Governor of Georgia 21 8
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17 John Pendleton King John Pendleton King.jpg November 21, 1833 November 1, 1837 Jacksonian Augusta Court of Common Pleas Judge
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18 Wilson Lumpkin Wilsonlumpkinm-4120.jpg November 22, 1837 March 3, 1841 Democrat Athens Governor of Georgia
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19 John Macpherson Berrien John Macpherson Berrien.jpg March 4, 1841 May 28, 1852[1] Whig Savannah U.S. Attorney General 27 10
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20 Robert M. Charlton Robert Milledge Charlton.jpg May 31, 1852 March 3, 1853 Democrat Savannah Lawyer and Judge
21 Robert A. Toombs Robert Toombs - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1853 February 4, 1861 Democrat Washington U.S. Representative (Ga.-8) 33 12
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Vacant due to the Civil War and Reconstruction February 1, 1861 February 24, 1871
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22 Homer V.M. Miller Homer Virgil Milton Miller.jpg February 24, 1871 March 3, 1871 Democrat Rome Surgeon
Vacant[2] March 4, 1871 December 13, 1871 42 15
23 Thomas M. Norwood Thomas M. Norwood - Brady-Handy.jpg December 13, 1871 March 3, 1877 Democrat Savannah Lawyer
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24 Benjamin Harvey Hill Benjamin Harvey Hill - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1877 August 18, 1882 Democrat Atlanta U.S. Representative (Ga.-9) 45 16
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25 Middleton Pope Barrow Middleton P. Barrow - Brady-Handy.jpg November 15, 1882 March 3, 1883 Democrat Athens Georgia House of Representatives
26 Alfred H. Colquitt Alfred Holt Colquitt.jpg March 4, 1883 March 26, 1894 Democrat Atlanta Governor of Georgia 48 17
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27 Patrick Walsh Patrick Walsh.jpg April 2, 1894 March 3, 1895 Democrat Augusta Newspaper Publisher
28 Augustus Octavius Bacon AugustusOctaviusBacon.jpg March 4, 1895 February 14, 1914 Democrat Macon Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives 54 19
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29 William S. West WilliamWest.jpg March 2, 1914 November 3, 1914 Democrat Valdosta Georgia Senate
30 Thomas W. Hardwick Senator Thomas Hardwick.jpg November 4, 1914 March 3, 1919 Democrat Sandersville U.S. Representative (Ga.-10)
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31 William J. Harris William Julius Harris.jpg March 4, 1919 April 18, 1932 Democrat Cedartown Member of the Federal Trade Commission 66 23
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32 John S. Cohen April 25, 1932 January 11, 1933 Democrat Atlanta Newspaper Publisher
33 Richard B. Russell, Jr. Richard Brevard Russell.jpg January 12, 1933 January 21, 1971 Democrat Winder Governor of Georgia
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34 David H. Gambrell David Henry GAMBRELL.jpg February 1, 1971 November 7, 1972 Democrat Atlanta Chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party
35 Sam Nunn Sam Nunn.jpg November 8, 1972 January 3, 1997 Democrat Perry Georgia House of Representatives
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36 Max Cleland Cleland.jpg January 7, 1997 January 3, 2003 Democratic Lithonia Secretary of the State of Georgia 105 36
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37 Saxby Chambliss Saxby Chambliss.jpg January 3, 2003 Incumbent Republican Moultrie U.S. Representative (Ga.-8) 108 37
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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 James Gunn March 4, 1789 March 3, 1801 Anti-Administration Savannah Lawyer and Soldier 1 1
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Federalist 5
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2 James Jackson JamesJackson.jpg March 4, 1801 March 19, 1806 Democratic-Republican Savannah Governor of Georgia 7 3
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3 John Milledge Milledge.jpg June 19, 1806 November 14, 1809 Democratic-Republican Augusta Governor of Georgia
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4 Charles Tait CharlesTait.jpg November 27, 1809 March 3, 1819 Democratic-Republican Elbert Georgia Circuit Court Judge
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5 John Elliott JohnElliott.jpg March 4, 1819 March 3, 1825 Democratic-Republican Sunbury Lawyer 16 6
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6 John Macpherson Berrien John Macpherson Berrien.jpg March 4, 1825 March 9, 1829 Jacksonian Savannah Georgia Senate 19 7
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7 John Forsyth JohnForsythSoS11.jpg November 9, 1829 June 27, 1834 Jacksonian Augusta Governor of Georgia
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8 Alfred Cuthbert January 12, 1835 March 3, 1843 Democrat Monticello U.S. Representative At-large
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9 Walter T. Colquitt Walter Terry Colquitt.jpg March 4, 1843 February 4, 1848 Democrat Columbus U.S. Representative At-large 28 10
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10 Herschel Vespasian Johnson Herschel Vespasian Johnson.jpg February 4, 1848 March 3, 1849 Democrat Milledgeville Lawyer
11 William Crosby Dawson William Crosby Dawson.jpg March 4, 1849 March 3, 1855 Whig Greensboro U.S. Representative At-large 31 11
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12 Alfred Iverson, Sr. Alfred Iverson, Sr. - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1855 January 28, 1861 Democrat Columbus Judge of the Georgia Superior Court 34 12
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Vacant due to the Civil War and Reconstruction January 28, 1861 February 1, 1871
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13 Joshua Hill JoshuaHill.jpg February 1, 1871 March 3, 1873 Republican Madison U.S. Representative (Ga.-7)
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14 John Brown Gordon Jbgordon.jpg March 4, 1873 May 26, 1880 Democrat Atlanta Lawyer and Confederate Army General 43 15
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15 Joseph E. Brown Joseph Emerson Brown.jpg May 26, 1880 March 3, 1891 Democrat Atlanta Governor of Georgia
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16 John Brown Gordon Jbgordon.jpg March 4, 1891 March 3, 1897 Democrat Atlanta Governor of Georgia 52 18
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17 Alexander S. Clay Alexander Stephens Clay.jpg March 4, 1897 November 13, 1910 Democrat Marietta Governor of Georgia 55 19
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18 Joseph M. Terrell JosephMTerrell.jpg November 17, 1910 July 14, 1911 Democrat Greenville Governor of Georgia
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19 M. Hoke Smith MHokeS.jpg November 16, 1911 March 3, 1921 Democrat Atlanta Governor of Georgia
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20 Thomas E. Watson Tom E Watson.jpg March 4, 1921 September 26, 1922 Democrat Thomson U.S. Representative (Ga.-10) 67 23
21 Rebecca Latimer Felton Reb Felton-Geo Senate.jpg November 21, 1922 November 22, 1922 Democrat Cartersville Political Activist
22 Walter F. George Walter George.PNG November 22, 1922 January 2, 1957 Democrat Vienna Associate Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court
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23 Herman E. Talmadge HermanTalmadge.jpg January 3, 1957 January 3, 1981 Democrat Lovejoy Governor of Georgia 85 29
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24 Mack Mattingly MackMattingly.jpg January 3, 1981 January 3, 1987 Republican St. Simons Island Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party 97 33
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25 Wyche Fowler Wyche Fowler.PNG January 3, 1987 January 3, 1993 Democrat Atlanta U.S. Representative (Ga.-5) 100 34
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26 Paul Coverdell Paul Coverdell.PNG January 3, 1993 July 18, 2000 Republican Atlanta Director of the Peace Corps 103 35
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27 Zell Miller Zell B Miller.jpg July 27, 2000 January 3, 2005 Democrat Young Harris Governor of Georgia
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28 Johnny Isakson Johnny Isakson.jpg January 3, 2005 Incumbent Republican Marietta U.S. Representative (Ga.-6) 109 37
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References

  1. ^ Berrien resigned in May 1845 to accept an appointment to the Georgia Supreme Court, but was subsequently elected to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation, assuming his seat again on November 13, 1845.
  2. ^ Foster Blodgett presented credentials as Senator-elect, but the Senate declared him not elected

See also

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