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The state of Ohio elects one Class I and one Class III senator. Its current senators are George Voinovich and Sherrod Brown.

Contents

Class I

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Notes
John Smith Democratic-
Republican
April 1, 1803 April 25, 1808 Resigned
Return J. Meigs, Jr. Return J. Meigs, Jr.jpg Democratic-
Republican
December 12, 1808 December 8, 1810 Resigned Governor of Ohio (1810–1814)
U.S. Postmaster General (1814–1823)
Chief Judge of the Ohio Supreme Court (1803–1804)
Thomas Worthington Thomas Worthington.gif Democratic-
Republican
December 15, 1810 December 1, 1814 Resigned Governor of Ohio (1814–1818)
Also served in Ohio's Class III seat
Joseph Kerr Democratic-
Republican
December 10, 1814 March 4, 1815 Retired
Benjamin Ruggles BRuggles.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1815 March 4, 1833 Retired
National
Republican
Thomas Morris TMorris.jpg Democratic March 4, 1833 December 7, 1839 Retired
Benjamin Tappan Benjamin Tappan.jpg Democratic March 4, 1839 March 4, 1845
Thomas Corwin TCorwin.jpg Whig March 4, 1845 July 20, 1850 Resigned Governor of Ohio (1840–1842)
Secretary of the Treasury (1850–1853)
Minister to Mexico (1861–1864)
Thomas Ewing ThomasEwingSr.jpg Whig July 20, 1850 March 4, 1851 Lost special election Secretary of the Treasury (1841)
Secretary of the Interior (1849–1850)
Also served in Ohio's Class III seat
Benjamin F. Wade Benjamin F Wade - Brady-Handy.jpg Whig March 15, 1851 March 4, 1869 Lost renomination Senate President pro tem. (1867–1869)
Republican
Allen G. Thurman Allen G. Thurman - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1869 March 4, 1881 Lost re-election Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (1854–1856)
Senate President pro tem. (1879–1880)
Member of the 1876 Electoral Commission (1877)
John Sherman John-Sherman-2.jpg Republican March 4, 1881 March 21, 1897 Resigned Secretary of the Treasury (1877–1881)
Secretary of State (1897–1898)
Senate President pro tem. (1885–1887)
Also served in Ohio's Class III seat
Marcus A. Hanna MAHanna.jpg Republican March 5, 1897 February 15, 1904 Died
Charles W. F. Dick CDick.jpg Republican March 23, 1904 March 4, 1911 Lost re-election
Atlee Pomerene AtleePomereneBainPhotoportrait.jpg Democratic March 4, 1911 March 4, 1923 Lost re-election Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1911)
Simeon D. Fess Simeon Davison Fess.jpg Republican March 4, 1923 January 3, 1935 Lost re-election Senate Majority Whip (1929–1933)
A. Victor Donahey Alvin Victor Donahey.jpg Democratic January 3, 1935 January 3, 1941 Retired Governor of Ohio (1923–1929)
Harold H. Burton Harold Burton.jpg Republican January 3, 1941 September 30, 1945 Resigned Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
James W. Huffman Democratic October 8, 1945 November 5, 1946 Retired[1]
Kingsley A. Taft Republican November 5, 1946 January 3, 1947 Retired Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (1962–1970)
John W. Bricker John William Bricker (Gov., Sen. OH).jpg Republican January 3, 1947 January 3, 1959 Lost re-election Governor of Ohio (1939–1945)
Ohio Attorney General (1933–1937)
Stephen M. Young StephenMYoung.jpg Democratic January 3, 1959 January 3, 1971 Retired
Robert Taft, Jr. RobertTaftJr.jpg Republican January 3, 1971 December 28, 1976 Resigned after losing election
Howard Metzenbaum Howard Metzenbaum.jpg Democratic December 26, 1976 January 3, 1995 Retired Also served in Ohio's Class III seat
Mike DeWine Mike DeWine official photo.jpg Republican January 3, 1995 January 3, 2007 Lost re-election Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1991–1994)
Sherrod Brown Sherrod Brown, official Senate photo portrait, 2007.jpg Democratic January 3, 2007 Incumbent Ohio Secretary of State (1983-1991)

Class III

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Notes
Thomas Worthington Thomas Worthington.gif Democratic-
Republican
April 1, 1803 March 4, 1807 Resigned Governor of Ohio (1814–1818)
Also served in Ohio's Class I seat
Edward Tiffin ETiffin.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1807 March 3, 1809 Resigned Governor of Ohio (1803–1805)
Speaker of the Ohio House of Reprentatives (1809–1811)
Stanley Griswold Democratic-
Republican
May 18, 1809 December 11, 1809 Appointed, successor elected
Alexander Campbell ACampbell.jpg Democratic-
Republican
December 11, 1809 March 4, 1813 Speaker of the Ohio House of Reprentatives (1808–1808)
Jeremiah Morrow Jeremiah Morrow.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 March 4, 1819 Retired Governor of Ohio (1822–1826)
William A. Trimble Sen William Trimble.jpg Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1819 December 13, 1821 Died
Ethan Allen Brown Ethan Brown.jpg Democratic-
Republican
January 3, 1822 March 4, 1825 Resigned Governor of Ohio (1818–1822)
National
Republican
William Henry Harrison William Henry Harrison daguerreotype edit.jpg National
Republican
March 4, 1825 May 20, 1828 Resigned President of the United States (1841)
Governor of the Indiana Territory (1800–1812)
Minister to Colombia (1828–1829)
Jacob Burnet JacobBurnet cropped.jpg National
Republican
December 10, 1828 March 4, 1831 Retired
Thomas Ewing ThomasEwingSr.jpg National
Republican
March 4, 1831 March 4, 1837 Lost re-election Secretary of the Treasury (1841)
Secretary of the Interior (1849–1850)
Also served in Ohio's Class I seat
William Allen William Allen governor - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1837 March 4, 1849 Lost re-election Governor of Ohio (1874–1876)
Salmon P. Chase Salmon Chase, Brady-Handy photo portrait ca1855-1865.jpg Free Soil March 4, 1849 March 4, 1855 Retired Chief Justice of the United States (1864–1873)
United States Secretary of the Treasury (1861–1864)
Governor of Ohio (1856–1860)
George E. Pugh George Pugh.jpg Democratic March 4, 1855 March 4, 1861 Lost re-election
Salmon P. Chase Salmon Chase, Brady-Handy photo portrait ca1855-1865.jpg Republican March 4, 1861 March 6, 1861 Resigned Chief Justice of the United States (1864–1873)
United States Secretary of the Treasury (1861–1864)
Governor of Ohio (1856–1860)
John Sherman John-Sherman-2.jpg Republican March 21, 1861 March 8, 1877 Resigned Secretary of the Treasury (1877–1881)
Secretary of State (1897–1898)
Senate President pro tem. (1885–1887)
Also served in Ohio's Class I seat
Stanley Matthews Thomas Stanley Matthews - Brady-Handy.jpg Republican March 21, 1877 March 4, 1879 Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1881–1889)
George H. Pendleton GHPendleton.jpg Democratic March 4, 1879 March 4, 1885 Lost renominiation Minister to Germany
Henry B. Payne Henry B. Payne - Brady-Handy.jpg Democratic March 4, 1885 March 4, 1891 Retired Member of the 1876 Electoral Commission (1877)
Calvin S. Brice Calvin Stewart Brice.jpg Democratic March 4, 1891 March 4, 1897 Lost re-election[2]
Joseph B. Foraker Joseph Benson Foraker.jpg Republican March 4, 1897 March 4, 1909 Lost re-election Governor of Ohio (1985–1889)
Theodore E. Burton Theodore Elijah Burton.jpg Republican March 4, 1909 March 4, 1915 Retired
Warren G. Harding Warren G Harding portrait as senator June 1920.jpg Republican March 4, 1915 January 13, 1921 Resigned President of the United States (1921–1923)
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1904–1905)
Frank B. Willis Frank Bartlett Willis.jpg Republican January 14, 1921 March 30, 1928 Died Governor of Ohio (1915–1917)
Cyrus Locher Cyrus Locher.jpg Democratic April 5, 1928 December 15, 1928 Lost nomination
Theodore E. Burton Theodore Elijah Burton.jpg Republican November 6, 1928 December 15, 1929 Died
Roscoe C. McCulloch Roscoe Conkling McCulloch.jpg Republican November 5, 1929 November 30, 1930 Lost special election
Robert J. Bulkley Time-magazine-cover-robert-johns-bulkley cropped.jpg Democratic December 1, 1930 January 3, 1939 Lost re-election
Robert A. Taft Robert a taft.jpg Republican January 3, 1939 July 31, 1953 Died Senate Majority Leader (1953)
Thomas A. Burke Democratic November 10, 1953 December 2, 1954 Lost special election
George H. Bender George Bender.jpg Republican December 16, 1954 January 3, 1957 Lost re-election
Frank J. Lausche L000122.jpg Democratic January 3, 1957 January 3, 1969 Lost renomination Governor of Ohio (1945–1947; 1949–1957)
William B. Saxbe WilliamBartSaxbe2.jpg Republican January 3, 1969 January 3, 1974 Resigned Attorney General of the United States (1973–1975)
Ohio Attorney General (1957–1959; 1963–1968)
Ambassador to India (1975–1976)
Howard Metzenbaum Howard Metzenbaum.jpg Democratic January 4, 1974 December 23, 1974 Resigned Also served in Ohio's Class I seat
John Glenn Glenn.gif Democratic December 24, 1974 January 3, 1999 Retired First American to orbit Earth
George Voinovich George Voinovich, official photo portrait, 2006.jpg Republican January 3, 1999 Incumbent Governor of Ohio (1991–1998)
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1979)

Notes

  1. ^ Huffman was appointed to the seat, but did not run in the special election to fill the rest of the term. He did, however, run for the full term commencing in 1947, but he lost.
  2. ^ "Foraker will succeed Brice: Ohio's Republican Legislators Vote Solidly for the Ex-Governor". New York Times. January 14, 1896. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9503EED81231E033A25756C1A9679C94679ED7CF. 

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