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Louisiana was admitted to the Union on April 30, 1812, and elects senators to Classes II and Class III. Its current senators are Mary Landrieu and David Vitter.

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Class II

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Jean Noel Destréhan Jean Noel Destrehan.jpg Unknown September 3, 1812 October 1, 1812 Resigned
Thomas Posey Thomas Posey Portrait.jpg Democratic-
Republican
October 8, 1812 February 4, 1813 Lost re-election Governor of Indiana Territory (1813–1816)
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1806–1808)
James Brown JBrown.jpg Democratic-
Republican
February 5, 1813 March 4, 1817 Lost re-election Minister to France (1823–1829)
Also served in Louisiana's Class III seat
William C. C. Claiborne Wcc claiborne.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 November 23, 1817 Died Governor of Louisiana (1812–1816)
Governor of Orleans Territory (1804–1812)
Governor of Mississippi Territory
U.S. Representative from Tennessee (1797–1801)
Henry Johnson H.S.Johnson.jpg Democratic-
Republican
January 12, 1818 May 27, 1824 Resigned Governor of Louisiana (1824–1828)
U.S. Representative (1834–1839)
Also served in Louisiana's Class III seat
Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny Adams-Clay
Republican
November 19, 1824 March 4, 1829
Edward Livingston Edward Livingston of New York.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1829 May 24, 1831 Resigned U.S. Secretary of State (1831–1833)
Minister to France (1833–1835)
U.S. Representative from New York (1795–1801)
U.S. Representative (1823–1829)
Mayor of New York City (1801–1803)
George A. Waggaman GeoAWagga.jpg Anti-
Jacksonian
November 15, 1831 March 4, 1835 Secretary of State of Louisiana (1830–1832)
Robert C. Nicholas Jacksonian
Democrat
January 13, 1836 March 4, 1841 Secretary of State of Louisiana (1843–1846)
Democratic
Alexander Barrow Alexander Barrow.jpg Whig March 4, 1841 December 29, 1846 Died
Pierre Soulé PSoule.jpg Democratic January 21, 1847 March 4, 1847 Also served in Louisiana's Class III seat
Solomon W. Downs SolomonDowns.jpg Democratic March 4, 1847 March 4, 1853
Judah P. Benjamin Gamble Plantation Judah.P.Benjamin Photo.JPG Whig March 4, 1853 February 4, 1861 Withdrew Confederate States Secretary of State (1862–1865)
Confederate States Attorney General (1861)
Confederate States Secretary of War (1861–1862)
Democratic

Vacant during the American Civil War and Reconstruction

John S. Harris John S. Harris - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican July 8, 1868 March 4, 1871
Joseph R. West Joseph R. West - cwpbh 03614.jpg Republican March 4, 1871 March 4, 1877 Retired
William P. Kellogg William P. Kellogg - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican March 4, 1877 March 4, 1883 Retired Governor of Louisiana (1873–1872)
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Territorial Supreme Court (1861)
Also served in Louisiana's Class III seat
Randall L. Gibson Randall L. Gibson - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1883 December 15, 1892 Died U.S. Representative (1875–1883)
Donelson Caffery Democratic December 31, 1892 March 4, 1901 Retired
Murphy J. Foster Murphy James Foster.jpg Democratic March 4, 1901 March 4, 1913 Governor of Louisiana (1892–1900)
President pro tempore of the Louisiana Senate (1888–1900)
Joseph E. Ransdell Democratic March 4, 1913 March 4, 1931 Lost renomination U.S. Representative (1899–1913)
Huey Long HueyPLong.jpg Democratic January 25, 1932 September 10, 1935 Assassinated Continued to serve as Governor of Louisiana (1928–1932), leaving the Senate seat vacant, before being sworn into his elected term as US Senator 10 months and 21 days after the term as US Senator began. Long continued to pull the strings of state government in Baton Rouge, and was assassinated on the steps of the state capitol there.
Rose McConnell Long RoseLong.jpg Democratic January 31, 1936 January 2, 1937 Retired
Allen J. Ellender AllenJosephEllender.jpg Democratic January 3, 1937 July 27, 1972 Died President pro tempore (January 21, 1971–July 27, 1972)
Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives (1932–1936)
Elaine S. Edwards Elaine Edwards (D-LA).jpg Democratic August 1, 1972 November 13, 1972 Resigned upon election of successor by special election to fill the unexpired term due to the death of Allen J. Ellender First Lady of Louisiana (1972–1980; 1984–1988)
Bennett Johnston, Jr. J000189.jpg Democratic November 14, 1972 January 3, 1997 Retired
Mary Landrieu Mary Landrieu, official photo portrait, 2007.jpg Democratic January 7, 1997 Incumbent State Treasurer of Louisiana (1988–1996)

Class III

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Allan B. Magruder Democratic-
Republican
September 3, 1812 March 4, 1813
Eligius Fromentin Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 March 4, 1819
James Brown JBrown.jpg Adams-Clay
Republican
March 4, 1819 December 10, 1823 Resigned Minister to France (1823–1829)
Also served in Louisiana's Class II seat
Josiah S. Johnston JosiahSJohnston.jpg Adams-Clay
Republican
January 15, 1824 May 19, 1833 Died U.S. Representative (1821–1823)
Alexander Porter Alex-Porter.jpg Whig December 19, 1833 January 5, 1837 Resigned Louisiana Supreme Court Judge (1821–1823)
Alexander Mouton Alexandermouton.jpg Democratic January 12, 1837 March 1, 1842 Resigned
Charles Magill Conrad Charles Magill Conrad.jpg Whig April 14, 1842 March 4, 1843 U.S. Representative (1849–1850)
Henry Johnson H.S.Johnson.jpg Whig February 12, 1844 March 3, 1849 Governor of Louisiana (1824–1828)
U.S. Representative (1834–1839)
Also served in Louisiana's Class II seat
Pierre Soulé PSoule.jpg Democratic March 3, 1849 April 11, 1853 Resigned Also served in Louisiana's Class II seat
John Slidell JSlidell.jpg Democratic December 5, 1853 February 4, 1861 Resigned U.S. Representative (1843–1843)

Vacant during the American Civil War and Reconstruction

William P. Kellogg William P. Kellogg - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican July 9, 1868 November 1, 1872 Resigned Governor of Louisiana (1873–1872)
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Territorial Supreme Court (1861)
Also served in Louisiana's Class II seat
James B. Eustis JamesBEustis.jpg Democratic January 12, 1876 March 4, 1879 Lost re-election Ambassador to France (1893–1897)
Benjamin F. Jonas Benjamin F. Jonas - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1879 March 4, 1885 Lost re-election
James B. Eustis JamesBEustis.jpg Democratic March 4, 1885 March 4, 1891 Retired Ambassador to France (1893–1897)
Edward Douglass White Edward White, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, 1905.jpg Democratic March 4, 1891 March 12, 1894 Resigned Chief Justice of the United States (1910–1921)
U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1894–1910)
Louisiana Supreme Court Justice (1879–1880)
Newton C. Blanchard Newton Crain Blanchard.jpg Democratic March 12, 1894 March 4, 1897 Retired Governor of Louisiana (1904–1908)
U.S. Representative (1881–1894)
Louisiana Supreme Court Justice (1897–1903)
Samuel D. McEnery Samuel Douglas McEnery.jpg Democratic March 4, 1897 June 28, 1910 Died Governor of Louisiana (1881–1888)
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana (1879–1881)
Louisiana Supreme Court Justice (1888–1894)
John Thornton Democratic December 7, 1910 March 4, 1915 Retired
Robert F. Broussard Robert Foligny Broussard.jpg Democratic March 4, 1915 April 12, 1918 Died U.S. Representative (1897–1915)
Walter Guion Democratic April 22, 1918 November 5, 1918 Successor elected Louisiana Attorney General (1900–1912)
Edward James Gay Democratic November 6, 1918 March 4, 1921 Retired
Edwin S. Broussard Democratic March 4, 1921 March 4, 1933 Lost renomination
John H. Overton Democratic March 4, 1933 May 14, 1948 Died U.S. Representative (1931–1933)
William C. Feazel Democratic May 18, 1948 December 30, 1948 Retired
Russell B. Long Russell B. Long.jpg Democratic December 31, 1948 January 3, 1987 Retired Senate Majority Whip (1965–1969)
John Breaux John Breaux, official photo portrait, standing.jpg Democratic January 3, 1987 January 3, 2005 Retired U.S. Representative (1972–1987)
David Vitter David Vitter official portrait.jpg Republican January 3, 2005 Incumbent U.S. Representative (1999–2005)

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