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South Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, and elects senators to Class II and Class III. Its current senators are Tim Johnson and John Thune.

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Class II

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Richard F. Pettigrew RichardFPettigrew.jpg Republican November 2, 1889 March 4, 1901 Lost re-election Dakota Territory Delegate (1881–1883)
Robert J. Gamble Robert Gamble.jpg Republican March 4, 1901 March 4, 1913 Lost renomination U.S. Representative (1895–1897; 1899–1901)
Thomas Sterling ThomasSterling.jpg Republican March 4, 1913 March 4, 1925 Lost renomination
William H. McMaster WHMcMaster.jpg Republican March 4, 1925 March 4, 1931 Lost re-election Governor of South Dakota (1921–1924)
Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota (1917–1921)
William J. Bulow William John Bulow.jpg Democratic March 4, 1931 January 3, 1943 Lost renomination Governor of South Dakota (1927–1931)
Harlan J. Bushfield BushfieldH.jpg Republican January 3, 1943 September 27, 1948 Died Governor of South Dakota (1939–1943)
Vera C. Bushfield SenatorVeraBushfield(R-SD).jpg Republican October 6, 1948 December 26, 1948 Resigned Widow of Harlan Bushfield
Karl E. Mundt KarlEarlMundt.jpeg Republican December 31, 1948 January 3, 1973 Retired U.S. Representative (1939–1948)
James Abourezk James Abourezk.jpg Democratic January 3, 1973 January 3, 1979 Retired U.S. Representative (1971–1973)
Larry Pressler Larry Pressler.jpg Republican January 3, 1979 January 3, 1997 Lost re-election U.S. Representative (1975–1979)
Tim Johnson Tim Johnson official portrait, 2009.jpg Democratic January 3, 1997 Present Incumbent U.S. Representative (1987–1997)

Class III

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Gideon C. Moody GideonMoody.jpg Republican November 2, 1889 March 4, 1891 Lost re-election Speaker of the Dakota Territory House of Representatives (1868–1869; 1874–1875)
Justice of the Dakota Territory Supreme Court (1878–1883)
James H. Kyle James Henderson Kyle.jpg Populist March 4, 1891 July 1, 1901 Died
Republican
Alfred B. Kittredge Kittredgealfred.jpg Republican July 11, 1901 March 4, 1909 Lost renomination
Coe I. Crawford Crawfordcoe.jpg Republican March 4, 1909 March 4, 1915 Lost renomination Governor of South Dakota (1907–1909)
Attorney General of South Dakota (1892–1896)
Edwin S. Johnson ESJohnson.jpg Democratic March 4, 1915 March 4, 1921 Retired
Peter Norbeck PeterNorbeck R-SD.jpg Republican March 4, 1921 December 20, 1936 Died Governor of South Dakota (1917–1921)
Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota (1915–1917)
Herbert E. Hitchcock Herbert Emery Hitchcock.jpg Democratic December 29, 1936 November 8, 1938 Lost special election
Gladys Pyle SenatorPyle.jpg Republican November 9, 1938 January 3, 1939 Retired South Dakota Secretary of State (1927–1931)
John Chandler Gurney John Chandler Gurney.jpg Republican January 3, 1939 January 3, 1951 Lost renomination
Francis H. Case Francis Higbee Case.jpg Republican January 3, 1951 June 22, 1962 Died U.S. Representative (1937–1951)
Joseph H. Bottum Bottum.jpg Republican July 9, 1962 January 3, 1963 Lost special election Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota (1960–1962)
George S. McGovern George McGovern bioguide.jpg Democratic January 3, 1963 January 3, 1981 Lost re-election Democratic nominee for President (1972)
U.S. Representative (1957–1961)
James Abdnor JamesAbdnor.jpg Republican January 3, 1981 January 3, 1987 Lost re-election Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota (1973–1981)
Tom Daschle Tom Daschle, official Senate photo.jpg Democratic January 3, 1987 January 3, 2005 Lost re-election Senate Democratic Leader (1995–2003)
U.S. Representative (1979–1987)
John Thune John Thune official photo.jpg Republican January 3, 2005 Present Incumbent U.S. Representative (1997–2003)

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