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Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907, and elects senators to Class II and Class III. Its current senators are James Inhofe and Tom Coburn.

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Class II

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Robert L. Owen Robert Latham Owen.jpg Democratic December 11, 1907 March 4, 1925 Retired
William B. Pine William Bliss Pine.jpg Republican March 4, 1925 March 4, 1931 Lost re-election
Thomas Gore Thomas Pryor Gore.jpg Democratic March 4, 1931 January 3, 1937 Lost renomination Also served in Oklahoma's Class III seat
Joshua B. Lee Joshua B. Lee.jpg Democratic January 3, 1937 January 3, 1943 Lost re-election U.S. Representative (1935–1937)
Edward H. Moore Edward Hall Moore.jpg Republican January 3, 1943 January 3, 1949 Retired
Robert S. Kerr K000144.jpg Democratic January 3, 1949 January 1, 1963 Died Governor of Oklahoma (1943–1947)
J. Howard Edmondson JHEdmondson.jpg Democratic January 7, 1963 November 3, 1964 Lost special primary Governor of Oklahoma (1959–1963)
Fred R. Harris FredRoyHarris.jpg Democratic November 3, 1964 January 3, 1973 Retired
Dewey F. Bartlett Dewey Bartlett.jpg Republican January 3, 1973 January 3, 1979 Retired Governor of Oklahoma (1967–1971)
David L. Boren Sendavidlboren.jpg Democratic January 3, 1979 November 15, 1994 Resigned[1] Governor of Oklahoma (1975–1977)
Jim Inhofe Jim Inhofe, official photo portrait, 2007.jpg Republican November 17, 1994 Present Incumbent U.S. Representative (1987–1994)

Class III

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Thomas Gore Thomas Pryor Gore.jpg Democratic December 11, 1907 March 4, 1921 Lost renomination Also served in Oklahoma's Class II seat
John W. Harreld John William Harreld.jpg Republican March 4, 1921 March 4, 1927 Lost re-election U.S. Representative (1919–1921)
Elmer Thomas ElmerThomasOK.jpg Democratic March 4, 1927 January 3, 1951 Lost renomination U.S. Representative (1923–1927)
Oklahoma Senate President pro tempore (1910–1913)
A. S. Mike Monroney M000859.jpg Democratic January 3, 1951 January 3, 1969 Lost re-election U.S. Representative (1939–1951)
Henry Bellmon BellmonHL.jpg Republican January 3, 1969 January 3, 1981 Retired Governor of Oklahoma (1963–1967; 1987–1991)
Don Nickles Don Nickles.jpg Republican January 5, 1981 January 3, 2005 Retired Senate Republican Whip (1996–2003)
Tom Coburn Tom Coburn official portrait.jpg Republican January 3, 2005 Present Incumbent U.S. Representative (1995–2001)

See also

References

  1. ^ Boren resigned June 22, 1994, effective November 15, 1994.
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Simple English

Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907. The 2 senators from this state are in 2 different classes. A class gets re-elected every 2 years. For example, Class 3 is getting re-elected in 2010, Class 1 is getting re-elected in 2012, and Class 2 is getting re-elected in 2014. Then the cycle will start over with Class 3 getting re-elected in 2016.

Class 2

# Senator Took office Left office Party Previous office Notes
1 Robert L. Owen December 11, 1907 March 3, 1925 Democratic Member of the Democratic National Committee Did not seek renomination
2 William B. Pine March 4, 1925 March 3, 1931 Republican Oil businessman Defeated for reelection
3 Thomas Gore March 4, 1931 January 3, 1937 Democratic United States Senator from Oklahoma (1907-1931) Defeated for renomination
4 Joshua B. Lee January 3, 1937 January 3, 1943 Democratic Representative from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district Defeated for reelection
5 Edward H. Moore January 3, 1943 January 3, 1949 Republican Oil producer, farmer, and cattle raiser Did not seek renomination
6 Robert S. Kerr January 3, 1949 January 1, 1963 Democratic Governor of Oklahoma Died in office
7 J. Howard Edmondson January 7, 1963 November 3, 1964 Democratic Governor of Oklahoma Appointed to fill vacancy
Defeated for renomination
8 Fred R. Harris November 3, 1964 January 3, 1973 Democratic Oklahoma State Senator
Candidate for Democratic gubernatorial nomination, 1962
Did not seek reelection in 1972 in order to run for President
Candidate for Democratic Presidential nomination in 1972 and 1976
9 Dewey F. Bartlett January 3, 1973 January 3, 1979 Republican Governor of Oklahoma Did not seek reelection in 1978
10 David L. Boren January 3, 1979 November 15, 1994 Democratic Governor of Oklahoma Did not seek reelection in 1994
Resigned
11 Jim Inhofe November 17, 1994 Incumbent Republican Representative from Oklahoma's 1st congressional district Appointed earlier

Class 3

# Senator Took office Left office Party Previous office Notes
1 Thomas Gore December 11, 1907 March 3, 1921 Democratic Congressional Populist candidate in Mississippi
Territorial council member
Defeated for renomination
2 John W. Harreld March 4, 1921 March 3, 1927 Republican Representative from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district Defeated for reelection
3 Elbert Thomas March 4, 1927 January 3, 1951 Democratic Representative from Oklahoma's 6th congressional district Defeated for renomination
4 A. S. Mike Monroney January 3, 1951 January 3, 1969 Democratic Representative from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district Defeated for reelection
5 Henry Bellmon January 3, 1969 January 3, 1981 Republican Governor of Oklahoma Did not seek reelection in 1980
again Governor of Oklahoma (1987-1991)
6 Don Nickles January 5, 1981 January 3, 2005 Republican Oklahoma State Senator Did not seek reelection in 2004
Senate Majority Whip (1996-2001, 2001)
Senate Minority Whip (2001, 2001-2003)
7 Tom Coburn January 3, 2005 Incumbent Republican Representative from Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district -


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