List of United States Senators from Mississippi: Wikis

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Mississippi was admitted to the Union on December 10, 1817, and elects senators to Class I and Class II. Its current senators are Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran.

Contents

Class I

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Walter Leake Walter Leake.jpg Democratic-
Republican
December 10, 1817 May 15, 1820 Resigned Governor of Mississippi (1821–1825)
David Holmes DavidHolmesMS.jpg Democratic-
Republican
August 30, 1820 September 25, 1825 Resigned Governor of Mississippi (1817–1820)
Governor of Mississippi Territory (1809–1817)
Jackson
Republican
Powhatan Ellis Powhatan Ellis.jpg Jacksonian
Democrat
September 28, 1825 January 28, 1826 Lost re-election Minister to Mexico (1839–1842)
Judge of the Mississippi Supreme Court (1823–1825)
Thomas Buck Reed Thomas Buck Reed.jpg Jacksonian
Democrat
January 28, 1826 March 4, 1827 Lost re-election Also served in Mississippi's Class II seat
Mississippi Attorney General (1821–1826)
Powhatan Ellis Powhatan Ellis.jpg Jacksonian
Democrat
March 4, 1827 July 16, 1832 Resigned Minister to Mexico (1839–1842)
Judge of the Mississippi Supreme Court (1823–1825)
John Black SenatorJohnBlack.jpg Jacksonian
Democrat
November 12, 1832 March 3, 1833 Judge of the Mississippi Supreme Court (1826–1832)
John Black SenatorJohnBlack.jpg Jacksonian
Democrat
November 22, 1833 January 22, 1838 Resigned Also served in Mississippi's Class I seat
Judge of the Mississippi Supreme Court (1826–1832)
Whig
James F. Trotter JFTrotter.jpg Democratic January 22, 1838 July 10, 1838 Resigned Judge of the Mississippi Supreme Court (1839–1842)
Thomas Hickman Williams Thomas H Williams.jpg Democratic November 12, 1838 March 4, 1839
John Henderson JHenderson.jpg Whig March 4, 1839 March 4, 1845
Jesse Speight JSpeight2.jpg Democratic March 4, 1845 May 1, 1847 Died
Jefferson Davis President-Jefferson-Davis.jpg Democratic August 10, 1847 September 23, 1851 Resigned Confederate States President (1861–1865)
Secretary of War (1853–1857)
John J. McRae John Jones McRae.jpg Democratic December 1, 1851 March 17, 1852 Successor elected Governor of Mississippi (1854–1858)
Confederate States Representative (1862–1864)
Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives (1850)
Stephen Adams Stephen Adams.jpg Democratic March 17, 1852 March 4, 1857
Jefferson Davis President-Jefferson-Davis.jpg Democratic March 4, 1857 January 21, 1861 Resigned President of the Confederate States of America (1861–1865)
Secretary of War (1853–1857)
Also served in Mississippi's Class I seat

Vacant during the American Civil War and Reconstruction

Adelbert Ames SenAdelbertAmes LOC A000172.jpg Republican February 23, 1870 January 10, 1874 Resigned Governor of Mississippi (1868–1870; 1874–1876)
Henry R. Pease HRPease.jpg Republican February 3, 1874 March 4, 1875 Retired
Blanche Bruce Blanche Bruce - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican March 4, 1875 March 4, 1881 First African-American to serve a full term in the Senate
James Z. George George.jpg Democratic March 4, 1881 August 14, 1897 Died Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court
Judge of the Mississippi Supreme Court (1879–1880)
Hernando Money Hernando Money - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic October 8, 1897 March 4, 1911 Retired
John Sharp Williams John Sharp Williams.jpg Democratic March 4, 1911 March 4, 1923 Retired House Minority Leader (1903–1909)
Hubert D. Stephens HubertDStephens.jpg Democratic March 4, 1923 January 3, 1935 Lost renomination
Theodore G. Bilbo TheodoreBilbo.jpg Democratic January 3, 1935 August 21, 1947 Died Governor of Mississippi (1916–1920; 1928–1932)
Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi (1912–1916)
John C. Stennis Stennis3rd.jpg Democratic November 5, 1947 January 3, 1989 Retired President pro tempore (1987–1989)
Trent Lott Trent Lott official photo 2007.jpg Republican January 3, 1989 December 18, 2007 Resigned Senate Republican Leader (1996–2003)
Senate Republican Whip (1995–1996; 2007)
House Republican Whip (1981–1989)
Roger Wicker SenatorRogerWicker(R-MS).jpg Republican December 31, 2007 Present Incumbent U.S. Representative (1995–2007)

Class II

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Thomas Hill Williams Thomas Hill Williams.jpg Democratic-
Republican
December 10, 1817 March 4, 1829 Acting Governor of Mississippi (1806, 1809)
Jacksonian
Republican
Thomas Buck Reed Thomas Buck Reed.jpg Jacksonian
Democrat
March 4, 1829 November 26, 1829 Died Also served in Mississippi's Class I seat
Mississippi Attorney General (1821–1826)
Robert H. Adams Jacksonian
Democrat
January 6, 1830 July 2, 1830 Died
George Poindexter GeorgePoindexter.jpg Democratic-
Republican
October 15, 1830 March 4, 1835 Lost re-election U.S. Representative (1817–1819)
Mississippi Territorial Delegate (1807–1813)
Mississippi Territorial Attorney General
Robert J. Walker Robert J Walker.jpg Democratic March 4, 1835 March 5, 1845 Resigned Governor of Kansas Territory (1857)
Joseph W. Chalmers Democratic November 3, 1845 March 4, 1847
Henry S. Foote HSFoote.jpg Democratic March 4, 1847 January 8, 1852 Resigned
Walker Brooke WBrooke.jpg Whig February 18, 1852 March 4, 1853 Retired
Albert G. Brown Albert G. Brown - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic January 7, 1854 January 12, 1861 Withdrew Governor of Mississippi (1844–1848)
U.S. Representative (1839–1841; 1847–1853)
Confederate States Senator (1862–1865)

Vacant during the American Civil War and Reconstruction

Hiram Rhodes Revels Hiram Rhodes Revels - Brady-Handy-(restored).png Republican February 23, 1870 March 3, 1871 First African-American to serve in the Senate
James L. Alcorn JLAlcorn.jpg Republican December 1, 1871 March 4, 1877 Governor of Mississippi (1870–1871)
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1877 March 6, 1885 Resigned Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1888–1893)
Secretary of the Interior (1885–1888)
U.S. Representative (1857–1860; 1873–1877)
Edward C. Walthall ECWalthall.jpg Democratic March 9, 1885 January 24, 1894 Resigned
Anselm J. McLaurin AnselmJMcLaurin.jpg Democratic February 7, 1894 March 4, 1895 Governor of Mississippi (1896–1900)
Edward C. Walthall ECWalthall.jpg Democratic March 4, 1895 April 21, 1898 Died Also served in Mississippi's Class II seat
William V. Sullivan William V Sullivan.jpg Democratic May 31, 1898 March 4, 1901 Retired U.S. Representative (1897–1898)
Anselm J. McLaurin AnselmJMcLaurin.jpg Democratic March 4, 1901 December 22, 1909 Died Also served in Mississippi's Class II seat
Governor of Mississippi (1896–1900)
James Gordon James Gordon.jpg Democratic December 27, 1909 February 22, 1910 Retired
LeRoy Percy LeRoy Percy, bw photo portrait, circa 1910.jpg Democratic February 23, 1910 March 4, 1913 Lost renomination
James K. Vardaman Vardaman.jpg Democratic March 4, 1913 March 4, 1919 Lost re-election Governor of Mississippi (1904–1908)
Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives (1894)
Pat Harrison PatHarrison.jpg Democratic March 5, 1919 June 22, 1941 Died President pro tempore (1941)
James Eastland James eastland.jpg Democratic June 30, 1941 September 28, 1941 Did not seek re-election President pro tempore (1972–1978)
Wall Doxey U.S. Senator Wall Doxey (D-MS).jpg Democratic September 29, 1941 January 3, 1943 Lost renomination U.S. Representative (1929–1941)
Senate Sergeant at Arms (1943–1947)
James Eastland James eastland.jpg Democratic January 3, 1943 December 27, 1978 Retired President pro tempore (1972–1978)
Also served in Mississippi's Class II seat
Thad Cochran CochranThad(R-MS).jpg Republican December 27, 1978 Present Incumbent U.S. Representative (1973–1978)

See also

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