List of United States Senators from Nebraska: Wikis

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Nebraska was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1867, and elects its United States Senators to Class I and Class II. Ben Nelson and Mike Johanns are Nebraska's current senators.

Contents

Class I

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Thomas Tipton TIPTON, Thomas Weston.jpg Republican March 1, 1867 March 4, 1875
Algernon Paddock Paddock.jpg Republican March 4, 1875 March 4, 1881 Lost re-election
Charles Van Wyck VAN WYCK, Charles Henry.jpg Republican March 4, 1881 March 4, 1887 Lost re-election U.S. Representative (1859–1863; 1867–1869; 1870–1871)
Algernon S. Paddock Paddock.jpg Republican March 4, 1887 March 4, 1893
William V. Allen ALLEN, William Vincent.jpg Populist March 4, 1893 March 4, 1899 Lost re-election
Monroe Hayward HAYWARD, Monroe Leland,.jpg Republican March 8, 1899 December 5, 1899 Died Hayward died before qualifying
William V. Allen ALLEN, William Vincent.jpg Populist December 13, 1899 March 28, 1901 Successor qualified[1]
Charles H. Dietrich Charles Henry Dietrich.jpg Republican March 28, 1901 March 4, 1905 Retired Governor of Nebraska (1901)
Elmer Burkett BURKETT, Elmer Jacob,.jpg Republican March 4, 1905 March 4, 1911 Lost renomination U.S. Representative (1899–1905)
Gilbert Hitchcock GMHitchcock.jpg Democratic March 4, 1911 March 4, 1923 Lost re-election U.S. Representative (1903–1905; 1907–1911)
Robert B. Howell RBHowell.jpg Republican March 4, 1923 March 11, 1933 Died
William H. Thompson Democratic May 24, 1933 November 26, 1934 Successor qualified[2] Judge of the Nebraska Supreme Court (1924–1931)
Richard C. Hunter Democratic November 7, 1934 January 3, 1935 Term expired[3]
Edward R. Burke BURKE, Edward Raymond,.jpg Democratic January 3, 1935 January 3, 1941 Lost renomination U.S. Representative (1933–1935)
Hugh A. Butler BUTLER, Hugh Alfred,.jpg Republican January 3, 1941 July 1, 1954 Died
Samuel W. Reynolds REYNOLDS, Samuel Williams,.jpg Republican July 3, 1954 November 7, 1954 Successor qualified[4]
Roman Hruska Hruskalee2.jpg Republican November 8, 1954 December 27, 1976 Resigned[5] U.S. Representative (1953–1954)
Edward Zorinsky 1985 p78 Edward Zorinsky.jpg Democratic December 28, 1976 March 6, 1987 Died
David K. Karnes Davidkarnes.JPG Republican March 11, 1987 January 3, 1989 Resigned[6]
Bob Kerrey Senator Bob Kerrey.jpg Democratic January 3, 1989 January 3, 2001 Retired Governor of Nebraska (1983–1987)
Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (1969)
Ben Nelson Ben Nelson official photo.jpg Democratic January 3, 2001 Present Incumbent Governor of Nebraska (1991–1999)

Class II

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
John Thayer John Milton Thayer - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican March 1, 1867 March 4, 1871 Lost re-election Governor of Nebraska (1887–1891)
Governor of the Wyoming Territory (1875–1879)
Phineas Hitchcock Phineas Hitchcock - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican March 4, 1871 March 4, 1877 Lost re-election Nebraska Territory's Delegate to Congress (1865–1867)
Alvin Saunders Alvin Saunders - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican March 5, 1877 March 4, 1883 Governor of the Nebraska Territory (1861–1867)
Charles F. Manderson Charles Frederick Manderson.jpg Republican March 4, 1883 March 4, 1895 President pro tempore (1891–1893)
John Mellen Thurston John Mellon Thurston.jpg Republican March 4, 1895 March 4, 1901 Retired Commissioner, St. Louis Exposition (1901)
Joseph Millard Joseph Hopkins Millard.jpg Republican March 28, 1901 March 4, 1907 Retired
Norris Brown Norris Brown.jpg Republican March 4, 1907 March 4, 1913 Lost re-election U.S. Representative (1903–1913)
"Father of the TVA"
George W. Norris GWNoris.jpg Republican March 4, 1913 January 3, 1943
Independent
Kenneth S. Wherry Kenneth wherry.jpg Republican January 3, 1943 November 29, 1951 Died Senate Republican Leader (1949–1952)
Senate Republican Whip (1944–1949)
Fred Andrew Seaton Seaton.gif Republican December 10, 1951 November 4, 1952 Successor elected[7] Secretary of the Interior (1956–1961)
Dwight P. Griswold DGriswold.jpg Republican November 5, 1952 April 12, 1954 Died Governor of Nebraska (1940–1946)
Eva Bowring BOWRING, Eva Kelly,.jpg Republican April 16, 1954 November 7, 1954 Successor elected[8]
Hazel Abel Republican November 8, 1954 December 31, 1954 Resigned
Carl Curtis CURTIS, Carl Thomas,.jpg Republican January 1, 1955 January 3, 1979 Retired U.S. Representative (1939–1954)
J. James Exon Jim exon.jpg Democratic January 3, 1979 January 3, 1997 Retired Governor of Nebraska (1971-1979)
Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel official photo.jpg Republican January 3, 1997 January 3, 2009 Retired
Mike Johanns Johanns-100.jpg Republican January 3, 2009 Incumbent United States Secretary of Agriculture (2005–2007)
Governor of Nebraska (1999-2005)

See also

References

  1. ^ Allen was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Monroe Hayward, but was not a candidate in the election to fill the vacancy.
  2. ^ Thompson was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Robert Howell, but was not a candidate in the special election.
  3. ^ Hunter was appointed to fill the remainder of the term, but was not a candidate for election to the term beginning January 3, 1935.
  4. ^ Reynolds was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hugh Butler, but was not a candidate in the special election to fill remainder of the term.
  5. ^ Hruska was not a candidate for re-election in 1976, and resigned early.
  6. ^ Karnes was appointed to the seat to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward Zorinsky, but lost the election for the subsequent six-year term and resigned early.
  7. ^ Seaton was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Kenneth Wherry, but was not a candidate in the special election.
  8. ^ Bowring was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dwight Griswold, but was not a candidate in the special election.
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