List of United States Senators from New York: Wikis

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This is a list of the United States Senators who have represented the State of New York. New York ratified the United States Constitution on July 26, 1788. The date of the beginning of the tenure is either the first day of the legislative term (Senators who were elected regularly before the term began), or the day when they took the seat (Senators who were elected in special elections to fill vacancies, or after the term began).

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Class 1 Senators

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for one session of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788/1789 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. The last two U.S. senators have been women.

# Senator Took office Left office Party Background
1 Philip Schuyler Schuyler.jpg July 27, 1789 March 3, 1791 (defeated for re-election) Federalist State Senator
2 Aaron Burr AaronBurr.jpg March 4, 1791 March 3, 1797 (defeated for re-election) Democratic-Republican New York State Attorney General
3 Philip Schuyler Schuyler.jpg March 4, 1797 January 3, 1798 (resigned, ill health) Federalist Ex-U.S. Senator (1789–1791)
4 John Sloss Hobart JohnSlossHobart.jpg February 2, 1798 April 16, 1798 (resigned, appointed federal judge) Federalist Justice of the New York Supreme Court
5 William North WilliamNorth.jpg May 5, 1798 (recess appointment) August 17, 1798 (superseded) Federalist State Assemblyman
6 James Watson JamesWatsonCongress.jpg December 11, 1798 March 19, 1800 (resigned, appointed Naval Officer of the Port of New York) Federalist State Senator
7 Gouverneur Morris Gouverneur Morris.jpg May 3, 1800 March 3, 1803 (defeated for re-election) Federalist United States Ambassador to France
8 Theodorus Bailey TheodorusBailey.jpg March 4, 1803 January 16, 1804 (resigned) Democratic-Republican Congressman
9 John Armstrong, Jr. John Armstrong Jr..jpg February 25, 1804 June 30, 1804 (resigned, appointed Minister to France) Democratic-Republican U.S. Senator (Class 3)
10 Samuel L. Mitchill Samuel Latham Mitchill.jpg November 23, 1804 March 3, 1809 (defeated for re-election) Democratic-Republican Congressman
11 Obadiah German March 4, 1809 March 3, 1815 Democratic-Republican State Assemblyman
12 Nathan Sanford NathanSanford.JPG March 4, 1815 March 3, 1821 (defeated for re-election) Democratic-Republican State Senator
13 Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren edit.jpg March 4, 1821 December 20, 1828 (resigned, elected Governor) Democratic-Republican/Bucktails New York State Attorney General
14 Charles E. Dudley Charles E. Dudley bioguide.jpg January 29, 1829 March 3, 1833 Democratic Mayor of Albany
15 Nathaniel P. Tallmadge Nathaniel P. Tallmadge bioguide.jpg March 4, 1833 March 3, 1839 Democratic State Senator
15 Nathaniel P. Tallmadge Nathaniel P. Tallmadge bioguide.jpg January 27, 1840 June 17, 1844 (resigned, appointed Governor of Wisconsin Territory) Whig U.S. Senator (1833–1839), seat vacant from March 4, 1839 to January 27, 1840; see U.S. Senate election in NY, 1839-40
16 Daniel S. Dickinson Daniel DickinsonNY-replacement3.jpg November 30, 1844 March 3, 1851 Democratic Lieutenant Governor of New York
17 Hamilton Fish Fish-Hamilton-LOC.jpg December 1, 1851[1] March 3, 1857 Whig,
Republican
Governor of New York
18 Preston King Preston King - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1857 March 3, 1863 Republican Congressman
19 Edwin D. Morgan EDMorgan.jpg March 4, 1863 March 3, 1869 Republican Governor of New York
20 Reuben Fenton Reuben Fenton - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1869 March 3, 1875 Republican Governor of New York
21 Francis Kernan Francis Kernan - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1875 March 3, 1881 Democratic Congressman
22 Thomas C. Platt Thomas C. Platt - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1881 May 16, 1881 Republican Congressman
23 Warner Miller Warner Miller bioguide.jpg October 11, 1881 March 3, 1887 Republican Congressman
24 Frank Hiscock Frank Hiscock bioguide.jpg March 4, 1887 March 3, 1893 Republican Congressman
25 Edward Murphy, Jr. Edward Murphy Jr. bioguide.jpg March 4, 1893 March 3, 1899 Democratic Mayor of Troy
26 Chauncey M. Depew CMDepew.jpg March 4, 1899 March 3, 1911 Republican Chairman of New York Central Railroad
27 James A. O'Gorman April 4, 1911 March 3, 1917 Democratic Justice of the Supreme Court of New York, last U.S. Senator elected by the New York State Legislature
28 William M. Calder March 4, 1917 March 3, 1923 Republican Congressman
29 Royal S. Copeland Copeland.jpg March 4, 1923 June 17, 1938
(died)
Democratic President of the New York City Board of Health
30 James M. Mead December 3, 1938 January 3, 1947 Democratic Congressman
31 Irving M. Ives January 3, 1947 January 3, 1959 Republican State Assemblyman
32 Kenneth Keating January 3, 1959 January 3, 1965 Republican Congressman
33 Robert F. Kennedy Robert F Kennedy crop.jpg January 3, 1965 June 6, 1968
(died)
Democratic Attorney General of the United States
34 Charles Goodell Goodell.jpg September 10, 1968
(appointed)
January 3, 1971
(defeated for re-election)
Republican Congressman
35 James L. Buckley JamesLBuckley.jpg January 3, 1971 January 3, 1977
(defeated for re-election)
Conservative Businessman
36 Daniel Patrick Moynihan DanielPatrickMoynihan.jpg January 3, 1977 January 3, 2001
(retired)
Democratic United States Ambassador to the United Nations
37 Hillary Rodham Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton.jpg January 3, 2001 January 21, 2009
(resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State)
Democratic First Lady of the United States
38 Kirsten Gillibrand Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.jpg January 25, 2009
(appointed)
incumbent Democratic Congresswoman

Class 3 Senators

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for one session of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788/1789 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016.

# Senator Took office Left office Party Background
1 Rufus King Rufus King.jpg July 25, 1789 May 23, 1796 (Resigned) Federalist State Assemblyman
2 John Laurance December 8, 1796 August, 1800 Federalist Judge of the U.S. District Court for NY
3 John Armstrong, Jr. John Armstrong Jr..jpg January 8, 1801 February 5, 1802 Democratic-Republican Delegate to the Continental Congress
4 DeWitt Clinton DClinton.jpg February 23, 1802 November 4, 1803 Democratic-Republican State Senator
5 John Armstrong, Jr. John Armstrong Jr..jpg December 8, 1803 February 23, 1804 Democratic-Republican Ex-U.S. Senator (1801–1802)
6 John Smith John SmithNY.jpg February 23, 1804 March 3, 1813 Democratic-Republican Congressman
7 Rufus King Rufus King.jpg March 4, 1813
January 25, 1820
March 3, 1819
March 3, 1825
Federalist,
National Republican
Ex-U.S. Senator (1789–1796), Federalist candidate for President of the United States (1816), seat vacant from March 4, 1819 to January 25, 1820, see U.S. Senate Election in NY 1819-20
8 Nathan Sanford NathanSanford.JPG January 31, 1826 March 3, 1831 Democratic-Republican Chancellor of New York, Ex-U.S. Senator (1815–1821); seat vacant from March 4, 1825 to January 31, 1826, see U.S. Senate election in NY 1825-26
9 William L. Marcy William L. Marcy.png March 4, 1831 January 1, 1833 Democratic Justice of the Supreme Court of New York
10 Silas Wright, Jr. SWhightJr.jpg January 4, 1833 November 26, 1844 Democratic Comptroller of New York
11 Henry A. Foster November 30, 1844
(Appointed)
January 27, 1845 Democratic Congressman
12 John Adams Dix Younger-JADix2.jpg January 27, 1845 March 3, 1849 Democratic Secretary of State of New York
13 William H. Seward WmHSeward.jpg March 4, 1849 March 3, 1861 Whig,
Republican
Governor of New York
14 Ira Harris Ira Harris.jpg March 4, 1861 March 3, 1867 Republican Justice of the Supreme Court of New York
15 Roscoe Conkling RConkling.jpg March 4, 1867 May 16, 1881
(Resigned)
Republican Congressman
16 Elbridge G. Lapham Elbridge G. Lapham - Brady-Handy.jpg October 11, 1881 March 3, 1885 Republican Congressman
17 William M. Evarts William M. Evarts - Brady-Handy.jpg March 4, 1885 March 3, 1891 Republican United States Secretary of State
18 David B. Hill DavidBHill.jpg January 7, 1892 March 3, 1897 Democratic Governor of New York
19 Thomas C. Platt Thomas C Platt US Sen NY.jpg March 4, 1897 March 3, 1909 Republican Congressman
20 Elihu Root Elihu Root, bw photo portrait, 1902.jpg March 4, 1909 March 3, 1915 Republican United States Secretary of State
21 James W. Wadsworth, Jr. JWWadsworth.jpg March 4, 1915 March 3, 1927 Republican Speaker of the New York State Assembly
22 Robert F. Wagner Robert F Wagner.jpg March 4, 1927 June 28, 1949
(Resigned)
Democratic Justice of the Supreme Court of New York
23 John Foster Dulles JohnFosterDulles.jpeg July 7, 1949
(Appointed)
January 3, 1950
(Lost election)
Republican Attorney
24 Herbert H. Lehman Herbert Lehman.jpg January 3, 1950 January 3, 1957
(Retired)
Democratic Governor of New York
25 Jacob K. Javits Jacob Javits.jpg January 9, 1957 January 3, 1981
(Lost re-election)
Republican Attorney General of New York
26 Al D'Amato Alfonse D'Amato.jpg January 3, 1981 January 3, 1999
(Lost re-election)
Republican Town of Hempstead Presiding Supervisor
27 Chuck Schumer Charles Schumer official portrait.jpg January 3, 1999 Present
(Incumbent)
Democratic Congressman

Notes

  1. ^ Fish was elected on March 19, after the legislative term started, and thus could take his seat only at the beginning of the regular session in December. He missed the special session from March 4 to 13.
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