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Montana was admitted to the Union on November 8, 1889, and elects senators to Classes Class I and Class II. Its current senators are Max Baucus and Jon Tester.

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Class I

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Wilbur F. Sanders Sanders2.jpg Republican January 1, 1890 March 3, 1893 Lost re-election
Lee Mantle Republican January 16, 1895 March 4, 1899 Lost renomination Speaker of the Montana Terr. House of Representatives (1888)
William A. Clark Waclark.jpg Democratic March 4, 1899 May 15, 1900 Resigned Also served in Montana's Class II seat (1901-1907)
Paris Gibson Paris Gibson.jpg Democratic March 7, 1901 March 4, 1905 Retired
Thomas H. Carter ThomasHCarter.jpg Republican March 4, 1905 March 4, 1911 Retired Also served in Montana's Class II seat
U.S. Representative (1889–1891)
Montana's Territorial Delegate (1889)
Chairman of the Republican National Committee (1892–1896)
Henry L. Myers HenrymyersMT.jpg Democratic March 4, 1911 March 4, 1923 Retired Montana State Senate (1899-1903)
Montana Supreme Court Justice (1927–1929)
Burton K. Wheeler W000330.jpg Democratic March 4, 1923 January 3, 1947 Lost renomination
Zales Ecton Zales Nelson Ecton.jpg Republican January 3, 1947 January 3, 1953 Lost re-election Montana State Assembly (1933-1937)
Montana State Senate (1937-1946)
Mike Mansfield MikeMansfieldSenate.jpg Democratic January 3, 1953 January 3, 1977 Retired U.S. Representative (1943–1953)
Senate Majority Leader (1961–1977)
Ambassador to Japan (1977–1988)
John Melcher John Melcher.jpg Democratic January 3, 1977 January 3, 1989 Lost re-election U.S. Representative (1969–1977)
Conrad Burns Conrad Burns official portrait.jpg Republican January 3, 1989 January 3, 2007 Lost re-election Yellowstone County Commissioner (1987-1989)
Jon Tester Jon Tester, official 110th Congress photo.jpg Democratic January 3, 2007 Present Incumbent Montana State Senate (1999-2007)
President of the Montana Senate (2005–2007)

Class II

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Thomas C. Power ThomasCharlesPower.jpg Republican January 2, 1890 March 4, 1895 Retired
Thomas H. Carter ThomasHCarter.jpg Republican March 4, 1895 March 4, 1901 Retired Also served in Montana's Class I seat
U.S. Representative (1889–1891)
Montana's Territorial Delegate (1889)
Chairman of the Republican National Convention (1892–1896)
William A. Clark Waclark.jpg Democratic March 4, 1901 March 3, 1907 Retired Also served in Montana's Class I seat (1899-1900)
Joseph M. Dixon JosephMDixon.jpg Republican March 4, 1907 March 4, 1913 Lost re-election U.S. Representative (1903–1907)
Governor of Montana (1921–1925)
Thomas J. Walsh Thomas James Walsh2.jpg Democratic March 4, 1913 March 2, 1933 Died
John E. Erickson John E Erickson.jpg Democratic March 13, 1933 November 6, 1934 Lost renomination Governor of Montana (1925–1933)
James E. Murray M001108.jpg Democratic November 7, 1934 January 3, 1961 Retired Chairman, State Advisory Board, Public Works Administration
Lee Metcalf Lee Warren METCALF.jpg Democratic January 3, 1961 January 12, 1978 Died Montana Supreme Court Justice (1946–1952)
U.S. Representative (1953–1961)
Permanent Acting President pro tempore (1963–1978)
Paul G. Hatfield H000344.jpg Democratic January 22, 1978 December 12, 1978 Resigned Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court (1977-1978)
Max Baucus Max S Baucus.jpg Democratic December 15, 1978 Present Incumbent U.S. Representative (1975–1978)

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