List of United States Senators from Maine: Wikis

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Maine was admitted to the Union on March 15, 1820. The state's senators belong to Class I and Class II. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are Maine's current senators.

Contents

Class I

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/notes
John Holmes Senator John Holmes.jpg Democratic-Republican/
Crawford
Republican
June 13, 1820 March 4, 1827
Albion K. Parris Albion K. Parris.jpg Jackson March 4, 1827 August 26, 1828 Resigned Governor of Maine (1822–1827)
John Holmes Senator John Holmes.jpg Anti-Jackson January 15, 1829 March 4, 1833
Ether Shepley Ether Shepley.png Jackson March 4, 1833 March 3, 1836 Resigned Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Judah Dana Senator Judah Dana.jpg Jackson March 4, 1836 March 3, 1837 Successor qualified
Reuel Williams Senator Reuel Williams.jpg Democratic March 4, 1837 February 15, 1843 Resigned
John Fairfield JohnFairfield (cropped).jpg Democratic December 4, 1843 December 24, 1847 Died Governor of Maine (1839–1843)
Wyman B. S. Moor Senator Wyman Moor.jpg Democratic January 5, 1848 June 7, 1848 Maine Attorney General (1844–1848)
Hannibal Hamlin Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg Democratic June 8, 1848 January 7, 1857 Resigned Vice President of the United States (1861–1865)
Governor of Maine (1857)
Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives (1837; 1839–1840)
Amos Nourse Amos Nourse.jpg Republican January 16, 1857 March 4, 1857
Hannibal Hamlin Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg Republican March 4, 1857 January 17, 1861 Resigned Vice President of the United States (1861–1865)
Governor of Maine (1857)
Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives (1837; 1839–1840)
Lot M. Morrill Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg Republican January 17, 1861 March 4, 1869 Governor of Maine (1858–1860)
President of the Maine Senate (1856)
Also served in Maine's Class II seat
Hannibal Hamlin Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg Republican March 4, 1869 March 4, 1881 Retired Vice President of the United States (1861–1865)
Governor of Maine (1857)
Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives (1837; 1839–1840)
Eugene Hale Eugene Hale - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican March 4, 1881 March 4, 1911 Retired
Charles F. Johnson Charles Fletcher Johnson (Congress Bio).jpg Democratic March 4, 1911 March 4, 1917 Lost re-election Judge, 1st Circuit Court of Appeals (1917–1929)
Frederick Hale Frederickhale.jpg Republican March 4, 1917 January 3, 1941 Retired
Ralph Brewster Owenbrewster.jpg Republican January 3, 1941 December 31, 1952 Resigned[1] Governor of Maine (1925–1929)
Frederick G. Payne Frederick George Payne.jpg Republican January 3, 1953 January 3, 1959 Lost re-election Governor of Maine (1949–1953)
Edmund Muskie Edmund Muskie.jpg Democratic January 3, 1959 May 7, 1980 Resigned U.S. Secretary of State (1980–1981)
Governor of Maine (1955–1959)
George J. Mitchell George John Mitchell.jpg Democratic May 19, 1980 January 3, 1995 Retired Senate Majority Leader (1989–1995)
Olympia Snowe Olympia Snowe, official photo 2.JPG Republican January 3, 1995 Incumbent U.S. Representative (1979-1995)
First Lady of Maine (1989-1995)

Class II

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/notes
John Chandler Senator John Chandler.jpg Democratic-Republican/
Crawford D-R
June 14, 1820 March 4, 1829 Retired
Jackson
Peleg Sprague Peleg Sprague.png Anti-Jackson March 4, 1829 January 1, 1835 Resigned
John Ruggles John Ruggles.jpg Democratic January 20, 1835 March 4, 1841 Lost re-election Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives (1825–1829; 1831)
George Evans Senator George Evans of Maine.jpg Whig March 4, 1841 March 4, 1847 Lost re-election Maine Attorney General (1850–1858)
James W. Bradbury James Bradbury.jpg Democratic March 4, 1847 March 4, 1853 Retired
William P. Fessenden Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden of Maine.png Whig February 10, 1854 July 1, 1864 Resigned Secretary of the Treasury (1864–1865)
Republican
Nathan A. Farwell NAFarwell.jpg Republican October 27, 1864 March 4, 1865 Retired President of the Maine Senate
William P. Fessenden Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden of Maine.png Republican March 4, 1865 September 8, 1869 Died Secretary of the Treasury (1864–1865)
Lot M. Morrill Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg Republican October 30, 1869 July 7, 1876 Resigned Governor of Maine (1858–1860)
President of the Maine Senate (1856)
Also served in Maine's Class I seat
James G. Blaine James G. Blaine - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican July 10, 1876 March 5, 1881 Resigned U.S. Secretary of State (1881; 1889–1892)
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1869–1875)
Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives (1861–1862)
William P. Frye William P. Frye - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican March 18, 1881 August 8, 1911 Died U.S. Senate President pro temp. (1896–1911)
Maine Attorney General (1867–1869)
Obadiah Gardner Obadiah Gardner.jpg Democratic September 23, 1911 March 4, 1913 Lost re-election
Edwin C. Burleigh Edwin Chick Burleigh.jpg Republican March 4, 1913 June 16, 1916 Died
Bert M. Fernald Bert Manfred Fernald.jpg Republican September 12, 1916 August 23, 1926 Died Governor of Maine (1909-1911)
Arthur R. Gould Arthur Robinson Gould.jpg Republican November 30, 1926 March 4, 1931 Retired
Wallace H. White, Jr. WallaceWhiteJr.jpg Republican March 4, 1931 January 3, 1949 Retired Senate Republican Leader (1945–1949)
Margaret Chase Smith MargaretChaseSmith.jpg Republican January 3, 1949 January 3, 1973 Lost re-election
William Hathaway William Dodd Hathaway.jpg Democratic January 3, 1973 January 3, 1979 Lost re-election
William Cohen Senator William Cohen (R-ME).jpg Republican January 3, 1979 January 3, 1997 Retired Secretary of Defense (1997–2001)
Susan Collins Susan Collins official photo.jpg Republican January 3, 1997 Incumbent

Notes

  1. ^ Brewster had already lost the Republican primary.

See also

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