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Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889, and elects its United States Senators to Class I and Class III. Its current senators are Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.

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Class I

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
John B. Allen John Beard Allen.jpg Republican November 20, 1889 March 4, 1893[1] Washington Territory's congressional Delegate (1889-1891)
John L. Wilson John L. Wilson.jpg Republican February 19, 1895 March 4, 1899 Lost re-election U.S. Representatives (1889–1895)
Addison G. Foster Addison Foster.jpg Republican March 4, 1899 March 4, 1905 Retired
Samuel H. Piles Samuel Piles.jpg Republican March 4, 1905 March 4, 1911 Retired Minister to Colombia (1922–1928)
Miles Poindexter MilesPoindexter.jpg Republican March 4, 1911 March 4, 1923 Lost re-election U.S. Representatives (1909–1911)
Ambassador to Peru (1923–1928)
Clarence C. Dill Clarence Cleveland Dill.jpg Democratic March 4, 1923 January 3, 1935 Retired U.S. Representatives (1915–1919)
Lewis B. Schwellenbach Lbschwellenbach.jpg Democratic January 3, 1935 December 16, 1940 Resigned Secretary of Labor (1945–1948)
U.S. District Court Judge (1940–1945)
Monrad C. Wallgren Monrad Charles Wallgren.jpg Democratic December 19, 1940 January 9, 1945 Resigned U.S. Representatives (1933–1940)
Governor of Washington (1945–1949)
Hugh B. Mitchell Democratic January 10, 1945 December 25, 1946 Resigned[2] U.S. Representatives (1949–1953)
Harry P. Cain HP Cain Senate.jpg Republican December 26, 1946 January 3, 1953 Lost re-election Mayor of Tacoma (1940–1946)
Henry "Scoop" Jackson HenryJackson.jpg Democratic January 3, 1953 September 1, 1983 Died U.S. Representatives (1941–1953)
Daniel J. Evans DanielJEvans.jpg Republican September 8, 1983 January 3, 1989 Retired
Slade Gorton Slade Gorton, official Senate photo portrait.jpg Republican January 3, 1989 January 3, 2001 Lost re-election Also served in Washington's Class III seat
Maria Cantwell Maria Cantwell official photo.jpg Democratic January 3, 2001 Present Incumbent U.S. Representatives (1993–1995)

Class III

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Watson C. Squire WCSquire.jpg Republican November 20, 1889 March 4, 1897 Lost re-election Governor of the Washington Territory (1884–1887)
George Turner George Turner (U.S. politician).jpg Democratic March 4, 1897 March 4, 1903 Retired Justice of the Washington Territorial Supreme Court (1885–1888)
Levi Ankeny Levi Ankeny.jpg Republican March 4, 1903 March 4, 1909 Lost renomination Chairman of the Pan American Exposition (1901)
Wesley L. Jones Wesley Livsey Jones.jpg Republican March 4, 1909 November 19, 1932 Died[3] Senate Majority Whip (1924–1929)
U.S. Representative (1899–1909)
Elijah S. Grammer Republican November 22, 1932 March 4, 1933 Successor qualified[3]
Homer T. Bone Democratic March 4, 1933 November 13, 1944 Resigned Judge of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1944–1956)
Warren G. Magnuson WarrenGMagnuson.jpg Democratic December 14, 1944 January 3, 1981 Lost re-election President pro tempore (1979–1981)
U.S. Representative (1937–1944)
Slade Gorton Slade Gorton, official Senate photo portrait.jpg Republican January 3, 1981 January 3, 1987 Lost re-election Also served in Washington's Class I seat
Brock Adams Brock Adams.jpg Democratic 1987 1993 Secretary of Transportation (1977–1979)
U.S. Representative (1965–1977)
Patty Murray Patty Murray official portrait.jpg Democratic January 3, 1993 Present Incumbent

References

  1. ^ The legislature failed to elected a senator for the term beginning March 4, 1893. The governor appointed Allen to serve until March 20, 1893, but the Senate rejected his credentials.
  2. ^ Mitchell was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Monrad Wallgren, but lost election to the full term commencing January 3, 1947.
  3. ^ a b Jones had already lost re-election for the term beginning March 4, 1933, before he died. Grammer was appointed to serve the remaining weeks of the term ending March 4, 1933, vacated by Jones's death.

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