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Tennessee was admitted to the United States on June 1, 1796. Its Senate seats were declared vacant in March 1862 owing to its secession from the Union. They were again filled from July 1866.

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Class 1

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 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012.

# Senator Party Took office Left office Background Congress Term
1 Senatorcocke.jpg William Cocke Democratic-Republican August 2, 1796 September 26, 1797 Virginia House of Burgesses 4 1
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2 Andrew Jackson.jpg Andrew Jackson Democratic-Republican September 26, 1797 April 1798 U.S. Representative (At-large)
Vacant April 1798 October 6, 1798
3 Daniel Smith Democratic-Republican October 6, 1798 March 3, 1799 Secretary of the Southwest Territory
4 JosephAnderson.jpg Joseph Anderson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 March 3, 1815 U.S. Senator, Class 2 6
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Vacant March 4, 1815 October 10, 1815 14 5
5 GeorgeWCampbell.jpg George W. Campbell Democratic-Republican October 10, 1815 April 20, 1818 United States Senator
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Vacant April 20, 1818 September 27, 1818
6 John Eaton.jpg John H. Eaton Democratic-Republican September 27, 1818 March 9, 1829 Tennessee House of Representatives
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Vacant March 9, 1829 October 19, 1829
7 Felix Grundy.jpg Felix Grundy Jacksonian October 19, 1829 July 4, 1838 U.S. Representative (1st district)
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Vacant July 5, 1838 September 16, 1838
8 EHFoster.jpg Ephraim H. Foster Whig September 17, 1838 March 3, 1839 Tennessee House of Representatives
9 Felix Grundy.jpg Felix Grundy Democratic March 4, 1839 December 19, 1840 United States Attorney General 26 9
10 Alfred Osborn Pope Nicholson.jpg Alfred O. P. Nicholson Democratic December 25, 1840 February 7, 1842 Tennessee House of Representatives
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Vacant February 7, 1842 October 17, 1843
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11 EHFoster.jpg Ephraim H. Foster Whig October 17, 1843 March 3, 1845 United States Senator
12 HLTurney.jpg Hopkins L. Turney Democratic March 4, 1845 March 3, 1851 U.S. Representative (5th district) 29 10
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13 James C Jones.jpg James C. Jones Whig March 4, 1851 March 3, 1857 Governor of Tennessee 32 11
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Vacant March 4, 1857 October 8, 1857 35 12
14 Younger Andrew Johnson.jpg Andrew Johnson Democratic October 8, 1857 March 4, 1862 Governor of Tennessee
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Vacant due to American Civil War March 4, 1862 July 28, 1866
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15 Patterson.jpg David T. Patterson Unionist July 28, 1866 March 3, 1869 Judge
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16 Brownlow1.jpg William G. Brownlow Republican March 4, 1869 March 3, 1875 Governor of Tennessee 41 14
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17 Andrew Johnson - 3a53290u.png Andrew Johnson Democratic March 4, 1875 July 31, 1875 President of the United States 44 15
18 DMKey-PostmasGener.jpg David M. Key Democratic August 18, 1875 January 19, 1877 Lawyer
19 James E. Bailey - Brady-Handy.jpg James E. Bailey Democratic January 19, 1877 March 3, 1881 Tennessee House of Representatives
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20 Justice Howell Jackson2.jpg Howell E. Jackson Democratic March 4, 1881 April 14, 1886 Tennessee House of Representatives 47 16
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21 Washington C. Whitthorne - Brady-Handy.jpg Washington C. Whitthorne Democratic April 16, 1886 March 3, 1887 U.S. Representative (7th district)
22 William B. Bate.jpg William B. Bate Democratic March 4, 1887 March 9, 1905 Governor of Tennessee 50 17
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Vacant March 10, 1905 March 20, 1905
23 James B. Frazier.jpg James B. Frazier Democratic March 21, 1905 March 3, 1911 Governor of Tennessee
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24 Luke Lea Democratic March 4, 1911 March 3, 1917 Newspaper editor 62 21
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25 Kenneth McKellar Democratic March 4, 1917 January 3, 1953 U.S. Representative (10th district) 65 22
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26 Albert Gore Sr..jpg Albert Gore, Sr. Democratic January 3, 1953 January 3, 1971 U.S. Representative (4th district) 83 28
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27 Bill brock.jpg Bill Brock Republican January 3, 1971 January 3, 1977 U.S. Representative (3rd district) 92 31
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28 Jim sasser.jpg Jim Sasser Democratic January 3, 1977 January 3, 1995 Chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party 95 32
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29 Bill Frist official photo.jpg Bill Frist Republican January 4, 1995 January 3, 2007 Surgeon 104 35
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30 Bob Corker, official Senate photo, 09-21-07.jpg Bob Corker Republican January 3, 2007 Incumbent Mayor of Chattanooga 110 37
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Class 2

Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for two sessions of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014.

# Senator Party Took office Left office Background Congress Term
1 William Blount.jpg William Blount Democratic-Republican August 2, 1796 July 8, 1797 Governor of the Southwest Territory 4 1
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2 JosephAnderson.jpg Joseph Anderson Democratic-Republican July 8, 1797 March 3, 1799 Judge of Southwest Territory
3 Senatorcocke.jpg William Cocke Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 March 3, 1805 U.S. Senator, Class 1 6 2
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4 Daniel Smith Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 March 31, 1809 U.S. Senator, Class 1 9 3
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Vacant April 1, 1809 April 10, 1809
5 Jenkin Whiteside Democratic-Republican April 11, 1809 October 8, 1811 Lawyer
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6 GeorgeWCampbell.jpg George W. Campbell Democratic-Republican October 8, 1811 February 11, 1814 U.S. Representative (2nd district)
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Vacant February 12, 1814 March 16, 1814
7 Jesse Wharton Democratic-Republican March 17, 1814 October 10, 1815 U.S. Representative (1st district)
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8 Sen John Williams TN.jpg John Williams Democratic-Republican October 10, 1815 March 3, 1823 Lawyer
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9 Andrew Jackson.jpg Andrew Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 October 14, 1825 Territorial Governor of Florida 18 6
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Vacant October 15, 1825 October 27, 1825
10 HLWhite.jpg Hugh Lawson White Jacksonian October 28, 1825 January 13, 1840 Tennessee Senate
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11 AOAnderson.jpg Alexander O. Anderson Democratic February 25, 1840 March 3, 1841 Lawyer
Vacant March 4, 1841 October 17, 1843 27 9
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12 JSpencer.jpg Spencer Jarnagin Whig October 17, 1843 March 3, 1847 Tennessee Senate
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Vacant March 4, 1847 November 21, 1847 30 10
13 JBell.jpg John Bell Whig November 22, 1847 March 3, 1859 United States Secretary of War
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14 Alfred Osborn Pope Nicholson.jpg Alfred O. P. Nicholson Democratic March 4, 1859 March 3, 1861 United States Senator 36 12
Vacant due to American Civil War March 4, 1861 July 23, 1866 37
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15 JSFowler.jpg Joseph S. Fowler Unionist July 24, 1866 March 3, 1871 Tennessee State Comptroller
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16 Henry Cooper U.S. Senator - Brady-Handy.jpg Henry Cooper Democratic March 4, 1871 March 3, 1877 Tennessee Senate 42 14
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17 Isham Harris.jpg Isham G. Harris Democratic March 4, 1877 July 8, 1897 Governor of Tennessee 45 15
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Vacant July 9, 1897 July 19, 1897
18 Thomas B. Turley.jpg Thomas B. Turley Democratic July 20, 1897 March 3, 1901 Lawyer
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19 Edward Ward Carmack.jpg Edward W. Carmack Democratic March 4, 1901 March 3, 1907 U.S. Representative (10th district) 57 19
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20 Robert Love Taylor - Brady-Handy.jpg Robert Love Taylor Democratic March 4, 1907 March 31, 1912 Governor of Tennessee 60 20
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Vacant April 1, 1912 April 10, 1912
21 Newell Sanders.jpg Newell Sanders Republican April 11, 1912 January 24, 1913 Businessman
22 William R. Webb.jpg William R. Webb Democratic January 24, 1913 March 3, 1913 Teacher
23 John Knight Shields.jpg John K. Shields Democratic March 4, 1913 March 3, 1925 Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court 63 21
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24 Lawrence D. Tyson Democratic March 4, 1925 August 24, 1929 Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives 69 23
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Vacant August 25, 1929 September 1, 1929
25 William E. Brock I.jpg William E. Brock Democratic September 2, 1929 March 3, 1931 Businessman
26 Hull-Cordell-LOC.jpg Cordell Hull Democratic March 4, 1931 March 3, 1933 U.S. Representative (4th district) 72 24
27 Nathan L. Bachman.jpg Nathan L. Bachman Democratic March 4, 1933 April 23, 1937 Associate Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court 73
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Vacant April 24, 1937 May 5, 1937
28 BerrySenatorD-TN.jpg George L. Berry Democratic May 6, 1937 November 8, 1938 Union President
Vacant November 9, 1938 January 16, 1939
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29 S000901.jpg Tom Stewart Democratic January 16, 1939 January 3, 1949 District Attorney
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30 SenatorKefauver(D-TN).jpg Estes Kefauver Democratic January 3, 1949 August 10, 1963 U.S. Representative (3rd district) 81 27
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Vacant August 10, 1963 August 20, 1963
31 Herbert S. Walters.jpg Herbert S. Walters Democratic August 20, 1963 November 3, 1964 Tennessee House of Representatives
32 B000223.jpg Ross Bass Democratic November 4, 1964 January 2, 1967 U.S. Representative (6th district)
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33 Howard Baker photo.jpg Howard Baker Republican January 3, 1967 January 3, 1985 Lawyer 90 30
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34 Sengore.jpg Al Gore, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1985 January 2, 1993 U.S. Representative (6th district) 99 33
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35 Senator Harlan Mathews (D-TN).jpg Harlan Mathews Democratic January 5, 1993 December 2, 1994 Tennessee State Treasurer 103
36 Fred Thompson.jpg Fred Thompson Republican December 2, 1994 January 3, 2003 Actor
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37 Lamar Alexander official portrait.jpg Lamar Alexander Republican January 3, 2003 Incumbent United States Secretary of Education 108 36
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