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North Carolina ratified the Constitution on November 21, 1789.

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Class II

Class 2 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 1996, 2002, 2008, and will be contested in 2014.

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Samuel Johnston NC-Congress-SamuelJohnston.JPG Federalist November 27, 1789 March 4, 1793 Governor of North Carolina (1787–1789)
Member of the Continental Congress (1780–1781)
Judge of the North Carolina Superior Court (1800–1803)
Alexander Martin NCG-AlexanderMartin.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1793 March 4, 1799 Lost re-election Governor of North Carolina (1782–1782; 1789–1792)
Speaker of the North Carolina Senate (1780–1782; 1785; 1787–1788; 1805)
Jesse Franklin Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1799 March 4, 1805 President pro tempore (1804)
U.S. Representative (1795–1797)
James Turner NCG-JamesTurner.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 November 21, 1816 Resigned Governor of North Carolina (1802–1805)
Montfort Stokes NCG-MontfortStokes.jpg Democratic December 4, 1816 March 4, 1823 Governor of North Carolina (1830–1832)
John Branch JohnBranch2.jpg Democratic March 4, 1823 March 9, 1829 United States House of Representatives (1831–1833)
United States Secretary of the Navy (1829–1831)
Governor of North Carolina (1817–1820)
Speaker of the North Carolina Senate (1815–1817)
Bedford Brown BedfordBrown.jpg Democratic December 9, 1829 November 16, 1840 Resigned[1]
Willie P. Mangum Willie p magnum.jpg Whig November 25, 1840 March 4, 1853 Lost re-election U.S. Representatives (1823–1826)
President pro tempore (1842–1845)
Also served in North Carolina's Class III seat
David S. Reid NCG-DavidReid.jpg Democratic December 6, 1854 March 4, 1859 Lost re-election Governor of North Carolina (1851–1854)
U.S. Representatives (1843–1847)
Thomas Bragg NCG-ThomasBragg.jpg Democratic March 4, 1859 July 11, 1861 Expelled Governor of North Carolina (1855–1859)
Confederate States Attorney General (1861–1862)

Vacant during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Joseph C. Abbott Joseph Carter Abbott - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican July 14, 1868 March 4, 1871
Matt W. Ransom Matt Whitaker Ransom - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic January 30, 1872 March 4, 1895 Lost re-election President pro tempore (1895)
Marion Butler NC-Congress-MarionButler.jpg Populist March 4, 1895 March 4, 1901 Lost re-election
Furnifold M. Simmons Furnifold McLendel Simmons.jpg Democratic March 4, 1901 March 4, 1931 Lost renomination U.S. Representative (1887–1889)
Josiah Bailey Josiah Bailey.jpg Democratic March 4, 1931 December 15, 1946 Died
William B. Umstead William Bradley Umstead.jpg Democratic December 18, 1946 December 30, 1948 Lost special election U.S. Representative (1933–1939)
J. Melville Broughton Melville Broughton.jpg Democratic December 31, 1948 March 6, 1949 Died Governor of North Carolina (1941–1945)
Frank P. Graham Frank Porter Graham.jpg Democratic March 29, 1949 November 26, 1950 Lost special primary U.N.'s Representative to India and Pakistan regarding Kashmir (1951–1967)
Willis Smith Willissmith.JPG Democratic November 27, 1950 June 26, 1953 Died Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives (1931)
U.S. Observer at the Nuremberg Trials (1946)
Alton A. Lennon Alton Lennon.jpg Democratic July 10, 1953 November 28, 1954 Lost special primary
W. Kerr Scott S000187.jpg Democratic November 29, 1954 April 16, 1958 Died Governor of North Carolina (1949–1952)
B. Everett Jordan B. Everett Jordan.jpg Democratic April 19 1958 January 3, 1973 Lost renomination
Jesse Helms JesseHelms.jpg Republican January 3, 1973 January 3, 2003 Retired
Elizabeth Dole Elizabeth Dole official photo.jpg Republican 2003 2009 Lost re-election Secretary of Transportation (1983–1987)
Secretary of Labor (1989–1990)
Kay Hagan Kay Hagan official photo.jpg Democratic January 3, 2009 Present Incumbent

Class III

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Benjamin Hawkins NC-Congress-BenjaminHawkins.jpg Federalist November 27, 1789 March 4, 1795 Member of the Continental Congress (1781–1783; 1787)
Democratic-
Republican
Timothy Bloodworth Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 March 4, 1801 U.S. Representative (1790–1791)
Member of the Continental Congress (1786)
David Stone NC-Congress-DavidStone.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1801 February 17, 1807[2] Resigned U.S. Representative (1799–1801; 1807–1808)
Governor of North Carolina (1808–1810)
Judge of the North Carolina Superior Court (1794–1798)
Jesse Franklin Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1807 March 4, 1813 Retired President pro tempore (1804)
U.S. Representative (1795–1797)
David Stone NC-Congress-DavidStone.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 December 24, 1814 Resigned U.S. Representative (1799–1801; 1807–1808)
Governor of North Carolina (1808–1810)
Judge of the North Carolina Superior Court (1794–1798)
Francis Locke Democratic-
Republican
December 1814 December 5, 1815 Resigned Resigned before taking the oath of office
Judge of the North Carolina Superior Court (1803–1814)
Nathaniel Macon NC-Congress-NathanielMacon.jpg Democratic December 13, 1815 November 14, 1828 Resigned President pro tempore (1826–1827)
U.S. Representative (1791–1815)
James Iredell, Jr. NCG-JamesIredell.jpg Democratic December 15, 1828 March 4, 1831 Retired Governor of North Carolina (1828)
Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons (1816–1817; 1826–1827)
Willie P. Mangum Willie p magnum.jpg Democratic March 4, 1831 March 19, 1836 Resigned U.S. Representatives (1823–1826)
President pro tempore (1842–1845)
Also served in North Carolina's Class II seat
National
Republican
Robert Strange NC-Congress-RogerStrange.jpg Democratic December 5, 1836 November 16, 1840 Resigned[1] Judge of the North Carolina Supreme Court (1827–1836)
William Alexander Graham William Alexander Graham - Brady-Handy.jpg Whig November 25, 1840 March 4, 1843 Confederate States Senator (1864–1865)
Secretary of the Navy (1850–1852)
Governor of North Carolina (1845–1849)
Whig nominee for Vice President (1852)
Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons (1833–1835; 1838–1841)
William H. Haywood, Jr. NC-Congress-WilliamHenryHaywoodJr.jpg Democratic March 4, 1843 July 25, 1846 Resigned[1] Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons (1835–1837)
George E. Badger GEBadger-portrait.jpg Whig November 25, 1846 March 4, 1855 Retired Secretary of the Navy (1841)
Asa Biggs NC-Congress-AsaBiggs.jpg Democratic March 4, 1855 May 5, 1858 Resigned U.S. Representatives (1845–1847)
U.S. District Court Judge (1858–1861)
Thomas L. Clingman Thomas Lanier Clingman - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic May 7, 1858 July 11, 1861 Expelled U.S. Representatives (1843–1845; 1847–1858)

Vacant

John Pool John Pool-photograph.jpeg Republican July 14, 1868 March 4, 1873 Retired
Augustus S. Merrimon Augustus Merrimon.jpg Democratic March 4, 1873 March 4, 1879 Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of North Carolina (1883–1889)
Zebulon B. Vance Zebulonvance.jpg Democratic March 4, 1879 April 14, 1894 Died U.S. Representatives (1858–1861)
Governor of North Carolina (1862–1865; 1876–1878)
Thomas J. Jarvis ThomasJordanJarvis.jpg Democratic April 19, 1894 January 23, 1895 Successor qualified Minister to Brazil (1885–1889)
Governor of North Carolina (1879–1885)
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina (1876–1879)
Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons (1870–1872)
Jeter C. Pritchard Jeter Connelly Pritchard.jpg Republican January 23, 1895 March 4, 1903 Lost re-election Judge of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (1904–1921)
Justice of the District of Columbia Supreme Court (1903–1904)
Lee S. Overman Lee salter overman.jpg Democratic March 4, 1903 December 12, 1930 Died Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons (1893)
Cameron A. Morrison Cameron A. Morrison.jpg Democratic December 13, 1930 December 4, 1932 Lost special election U.S. Representatives (1943–1945)
Governor of North Carolina (1921–1925)
Robert R. Reynolds Robert Rice Reynolds.jpg Democratic December 5, 1932 January 3, 1945 Retired
Clyde R. Hoey Clyde Hoey.jpg Democratic January 3, 1945 May 12, 1954 Died U.S. Representatives (1919–1921)
Governor of North Carolina (1937–1941)
Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Sam Ervin.jpg Democratic June 5, 1954 December 31, 1974 Resigned U.S. Representatives (1919–1921)
Judge of the North Carolina Supreme Court (1948–1954)
Robert B. Morgan M000956.jpg Democratic January 3, 1975 January 3, 1981 Lost re-election President pro tempore of the North Carolina Senate (1965–1966)
Attorney General of North Carolina (1969–1974)
John P. East John Porter East.jpg Republican January 3, 1981 June 29, 1986 Died
James T. Broyhill James Broyhill.jpg Republican July 14, 1986 November 4, 1986 Lost special election U.S. Representatives (1963–1986)
Terry Sanford Terry Sanford.jpg Democratic November 5, 1986 January 3, 1993 Lost re-election Governor of North Carolina (1961–1965)
Lauch Faircloth Lauch Faircloth.jpg Republican January 3, 1993 January 3, 1999 Lost re-election
John Edwards John Edwards, official Senate photo portrait.jpg Democratic January 3, 1999 January 3, 2005 Retired Democratic Nominee for Vice President (2004)
Richard Burr Richard Burr official photo.jpg Republican January 3, 2005 Present Incumbent U.S. Representatives (1995–2005)

References

  1. ^ a b c Resigned rather disobey instructions from the North Carolina General Assembly
  2. ^ This date is approximate. Stone's resignation letter was read on February 17, but it could have been delivered on as early as February 11, 1807, according to the Annals of Congress (pages 66 to 68).

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