List of United States Senators from Kansas: Wikis

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This is a list of United States Senators from Kansas. Kansas was admitted to the Union on January 29, 1861, and its senators belong to Class II and Class III. Kansas's current senators are Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts.

Contents

Class II

# Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Notes/Other offices
1 James H. Lane James Henry Lane.jpg Republican April 4, 1861 July 11, 1866 Died U.S. Representative from Indiana (1853–1855)
Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (1849–1853)
2 Edmund G. Ross Edmund G. Ross - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican July 25, 1866 March 4, 1871 Lost re-election
3 Alexander Caldwell Senator Alexander Caldwell.jpg Republican March 4, 1871 March 24, 1873 Resigned
4 Robert Crozier Robert Crozier.jpg Republican November 24, 1873 February 12, 1874 Retired Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court
5 James M. Harvey James M. Harvey.gif Republican February 2, 1874 March 4, 1877 Governor of Kansas (1868–1872)
6 Preston B. Plumb Preston B. Plumb - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican March 4, 1877 December 20, 1891 Died Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives (1868)
7 Bishop W. Perkins Bishop Perkins.jpg Republican January 1, 1892 March 4, 1893 Successor qualified U.S. Representative (1883–1891)
8 John Martin John Martin of Kansas.jpg Democratic March 4, 1893 March 4, 1895 Clerk of the Kansas Supreme Court
9 Lucien Baker Lucien Baker.jpg Republican March 4, 1895 March 4, 1901 Lost renomination
10 Joseph R. Burton Joseph Ralph Burton.jpg Republican March 4, 1901 June 4, 1906 Resigned World's Columbian Exposition Commissioner (1893)
Convicted of bribe taking (1906)
11 Alfred W. Benson Alfred Washburn Benson.jpg Republican June 11, 1906 January 23, 1907 Lost special election Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court (1907–1915)
12 Charles Curtis Charles Curtis.jpg Republican January 29, 1907 March 4, 1913 Lost re-election Vice President of the United States (1929–1933)
President pro tempore (1911–1913)[1]
Majority Leader (1925–1929)
Majority Whip (1915–1924)
U.S. Representative (1893–1907)
13 William H. Thompson William Howard Thompson.jpg Democratic March 4, 1913 March 4, 1919 Lost re-election
14 Arthur Capper Arthur Capper.gif Republican March 4, 1919 January 3, 1949 Retired Governor of Kansas (1915–1919)
15 Andrew F. Schoeppel Andrew Frank Schoeppel.jpg Republican January 3, 1949 January 21, 1962 Died Governor of Kansas (1943–1947)
16 James B. Pearson James B. Pearson (R-KS).jpg Republican January 31, 1962 December 23, 1978 Resigned[2]
17 Nancy Kassebaum LandonNancy.jpg Republican December 23, 1978 January 3, 1997 Retired
18 Pat Roberts Pat Roberts official photo.jpg Republican January 3, 1997 Incumbent U.S. Representative (1981–1997)

Class III

# Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Notes/Other offices
1 Samuel C. Pomeroy Samuel C. Pomeroy - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican April 4, 1861 March 4, 1873 Lost re-election
2 John James Ingalls John James Ingalls - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican March 4, 1873 March 4, 1891 Lost re-election President pro tempore (1887–1891)
3 William A. Peffer William Alfred Peffer.jpg Populist March 4, 1891 March 4, 1897 Lost re-election
4 William A. Harris William Alexander Harris.jpg Populist March 4, 1897 March 4, 1903 Lost re-election U.S. Representative (1893–1895)
5 Chester I. Long Chester Isaiah Long.jpg Republican March 4, 1903 March 4, 1909 Lost renomination U.S. Representative (1895–1897; 1899–1903)
6 Joseph L. Bristow JosephLBristow.jpg Republican March 4, 1909 March 4, 1915 Lost renomination
7 Charles Curtis Charles Curtis.jpg Republican March 4, 1915 March 3, 1929 Resigned Vice President of the United States (1929–1933)
President pro tempore (1911–1913)[1]
Majority Leader (1925–1929)
Majority Whip (1915–1924)
U.S. Representative (1893–1907)
8 Henry Justin Allen Henry Justin Allen.jpg Republican April 1, 1929 November 30, 1930 Lost special election Governor of Kansas (1919–1923)
9 George McGill GeorgeMcGill.jpg Democratic December 1, 1930 January 3, 1939 Lost re-election Last Democrat to serve in U.S. Senate from Kansas
10 Clyde M. Reed ClydeMartinReed.jpg Republican January 3, 1939 November 8, 1949 Died Governor of Kansas (1929–1931)
11 Harry Darby Harry Darby.jpg Republican December 2, 1949 November 28, 1950 Retired
12 Frank Carlson Frankcarlson(r-ks).jpg Republican November 29, 1950 January 3, 1969 Retired U.S. Representative (1935–1947)
Governor of Kansas (1947–1950)
13 Bob Dole Bob Dole, PCCWW photo portrait.JPG Republican January 3, 1969 June 11, 1996 Resigned Republican Leader (1985–1995)
United States Representative (1961–1969)
Republican nominee for President (1996)
RNC Chairman (1971–1972)
Republican nominee for Vice President (1976)
Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom (1997)
14 Sheila Frahm Sheila Frahm.jpg Republican June 11, 1996 November 6, 1996 Lost special
primary
Lieutenant Governor of Kansas (1995–1996)
15 Sam Brownback Sam Brownback official portrait 3.jpg Republican November 7, 1996 Incumbent U.S. Representative (1995–1996)

Notes

  1. ^ a b Charles Curtis served as President pro tempore on a rotating basis with Augustus O. Bacon, Jacob H. Gallinger, Frank B. Brandegee, Henry Cabot Lodge.
  2. ^ Pearson had not been a candidate for renomination or re-election, and resigned to allow Nancy Kassebaum to take office early.

See also

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Simple English

This is a list of United States Senators from Kansas.

Class 2

# Senator Party Years Notes/Other offices Term Electoral history
1 File:James Henry James H. Lane Republican April 4, 1861 –
July 11, 1866
Lieutenant Governor of Indiana
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana
1 Elected in 1861
2 Re-elected in 1865

Died
Vacant July 11, 1866 –
July 25, 1866
2 File:Edmund G. Ross - Edmund G. Ross Republican July 25, 1866 –
March 4, 1871
Governors of New Mexico Territory Appointed to continue Lane's term
Elected to finish Lane's term

Lost re-election
3 File:Senator Alexander Alexander Caldwell Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 24, 1873
3 Elected in 1871

Resigned, ahead of a movement to expel him for bribery and corruption
Vacant March 24, 1873 –
November 24, 1873
4 File:Robert Robert Crozier Republican November 24, 1873 –
February 8, 1874
Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court Appointed to continue Caldwell's term

Retired when successor elected
5 File:James M. Harvey.gif James M. Harvey Republican February 8, 1874 –
March 4, 1877
Governor of Kansas Elected to finish Caldwell's term

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6 File:Preston B. Plumb - Preston B. Plumb Republican March 4, 1877 –
December 20, 1891
Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives 4 Elected in 1877
5 Re-elected in 1883
6 Re-elected in 1888

Died
Vacant December 20, 1891 –
January 1, 1892
7 File:Bishop Bishop W. Perkins Republican January 1, 1892 –
March 4, 1893
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Appointed to continue Plumb's term

Retired when successor qualified
8 File:John Martin of John Martin Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1895
Clerk of the Kansas Supreme Court Elected to finish Plumb's term

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9 File:Lucien Lucien Baker Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1901
State Senator 7 Elected in 1894

Lost renomination
10 File:Joseph Ralph Joseph R. Burton Republican March 4, 1901 –
June 4, 1906
World's Columbian Exposition Commissioner
Convicted of bribe taking
8 Elected in 1900

Resigned when convicted of Bribery
Vacant June 4, 1906 –
June 11, 1906
11 File:Alfred Washburn Alfred W. Benson Republican June 11, 1906 –
January 23, 1907
Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court Appointed to continue Burton's term
Lost election to finish Burton's term
12 File:Charles Charles Curtis Republican January 29, 1907 –
March 4, 1913
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
President pro tempore[1]
Also served in Kansas's class 3 seat
Majority Whip
Majority Leader
Vice President of the United States
Elected to finish Burton's term
9 Elected to full term in 1906

Lost re-election
13 File:William Howard William H. Thompson Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1919
10 Elected in 1912

Lost re-election
14 File:Arthur Capper.gif Arthur Capper Republican March 4, 1919 –
January 3, 1949
Governor of Kansas 12 Elected in 1918
13 Re-elected in 1924
14 Re-elected in 1930
15 Re-elected in 1936
16 Re-elected in 1942

Retired
15 File:Andrew Frank Andrew F. Schoeppel Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 21, 1962
Governor of Kansas 17 Elected in 1948
18 Re-elected in 1954
19 Re-elected in 1960

Died
Vacant January 21, 1962 –
January 31, 1962
16 File:James B. Pearson (R-KS).jpg James B. Pearson Republican January 31, 1962 –
December 23, 1978
Appointed to continue Schoeppel's term

Elected to finish Schoeppel's term
20 Elected to full term in 1966
21 Re-elected in 1972

Retired and resigned early to allow successor gain seniority
17 [[File:|75px]] Nancy Kassebaum Republican December 23, 1978 –
January 3, 1997
Appointed to finish Pearson's term,
having already been elected to the next term
22 Elected to full term in 1978
23 Re-elected in 1984
24 Re-elected in 1990

Retired
18 File:Pat Roberts official Pat Roberts Republican January 3, 1997 –
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 25 Elected in 1996
26 Re-elected in 2002
27 Re-elected in 2008
# Senator Party Years Notes/Other offices Term Electoral history

Class 3

# Senator Party Years Notes/Other offices Term Electoral history
1 File:Samuel C. Pomeroy - Samuel C. Pomeroy Republican April 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1873
1 Elected in 1861

Lost re-election
2 [[File:|75px]] John James Ingalls Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1891
President pro tempore 2 Elected in 1873
3 Re-elected in 1879
4 Re-elected in 1885

Lost re-election
3 File:William Alfred William A. Peffer Template:Party shading/Populist | Populist March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
5 Elected in 1891

Lost re-election
4 File:William Alexander William A. Harris Template:Party shading/Populist | Populist March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1903
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 6 Elected in 1897

Lost re-election
5 File:Chester Isaiah Chester I. Long Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1909
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 7 Elected in 1902

Lost renomination
6 [[File:|75px]] Joseph L. Bristow Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1915
8 Elected in 1908

Lost renomination
7 File:Charles Charles Curtis Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1929
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Also served in Kansas's class 2 seat
President pro tempore[1]
Majority Whip
Majority Leader
Vice President of the United States
9 Elected in 1914
10 Re-elected in 1920
11 Reelected in 1926

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President
Vacant March 3, 1929 –
April 1, 1929
8 File:Henry Justin Henry Justin Allen Republican April 1, 1929 –
November 30, 1930
Governor of Kansas Appointed to continue Curtis's term

Lost election to finish Curtis's term
9 [[File:|75px]] George McGill Democratic December 1, 1930 –
January 3, 1939
Last Democratic Senator from Kansas Elected to finish Curtis's term
12 Elected to full term in 1932
Lost re-election
10 [[File:|75px]] Clyde M. Reed Republican January 3, 1939 –
November 8, 1949
Governor of Kansas 13 Elected in 1938
14 Re-elected in 1944

Died
Vacant November 8, 1949 –
December 2, 1949
11 File:Harry Harry Darby Republican December 2, 1949 –
November 28, 1950
Appointed to continue Reed's term

Retired when successor elected
12 File:Frankcarlson(r-ks).jpg Frank Carlson Republican November 29, 1950 –
January 3, 1969
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Governor of Kansas
Elected to finish Reed's term and to the next term
15 Elected to full term in 1950
16 Re-elected in 1956
17 Re-elected in 1962

Retired
13 File:Bob Dole, PCCWW photo Bob Dole Republican January 3, 1969 –
June 11, 1996
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
RNC Chairman (1971–1972)
Republican nominee for Vice President
(1976)
Republican Leader
Republican nominee for President
(1996)
18 Elected in 1968
19 Re-elected in 1974
20 Re-elected in 1980
21 Re-elected in 1986
22 Re-elected in 1992

Resigned to campaign for U.S. President
14 File:SenatorFrahm(R-KS).jpg Sheila Frahm Republican June 11, 1996 –
November 6, 1996
Lieutenant Governor of Kansas Appointed to continue Dole's term

Lost nomination to finish Dole's term
15 File:Sam Brownback official portrait Sam Brownback Republican November 7, 1996 –
January 3, 2011
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Elected to finish Dole's term
23 Elected to full term in 1998
24 Re-elected in 2004

elected Governor of Kansas
16 File:Jerry Moran, official Congressional photo Jerry Moran Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 25 Elected in 2010
# Senator Party Years Notes/Other offices Term Electoral history

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles Curtis served as President pro tempore on a rotating basis with Augustus O. Bacon, Jacob H. Gallinger, Frank B. Brandegee, Henry Cabot Lodge.


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