List of United States Senators from Indiana

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Indiana was admitted to the Union on December 11, 1816. Since then, Indiana has been represented in the United States Senate by 44 different men in Class 1 and Class 3; David Turpie served non-consecutive terms in Class 1, Dan Coats served non-consecutive terms in Class 3, and William Ezra Jenner served in both classes. Until the passage of the 17th amendment in 1913, senators were elected by the Indiana General Assembly; after that they were elected popularly by Indiana citizens. A senatorial term lasts six years beginning on January 3. In case of a vacancy the Governor of Indiana has the duty to appoint a new senator. The longest-serving of any Senator from Indiana is Republican Richard Lugar.

Class 1[edit]

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that was elected for one session of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years were contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. They will next be contested in 2018.

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 Jamesnobleindiana.jpg James Noble Democratic-
Republican
December 11, 1816 –
February 26, 1831
1 Elected in 1816.
2 Re-elected in 1821.
Crawford
Republican
Anti-
Jacksonian
3 Re-elected in 1827.

Died.
Vacant February 26, 1831 –
August 19, 1831
2 RobertHanna.jpg Robert Hanna Whig August 19, 1831 –
January 3, 1832
Appointed to continue Noble's term.

Retired when successor qualified.
3 Johntiptonindiana.jpg John Tipton Democratic January 3, 1832 –
March 4, 1839
Elected to finish Noble's term
4 Re-elected in 1832.

Retired.
4 Albert Smith White.jpg Albert Smith White Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1845
5 Elected in 1838.

Retired.
5 JesseDBright.jpg Jesse D. Bright Democratic March 4, 1845 –
February 5, 1862
6 Elected in 1844.
7 Re-elected in 1850.
8 Re-elected in 1856.

Expelled for sympathizing with the Confederacy.
Vacant February 5, 1862 –
February 24, 1862
6 Joseph A Wright Portrait.jpg Joseph A. Wright Democratic February 24, 1862 –
January 14, 1863
Appointed to finish Bright's term.

Retired when successor qualified.
7 DavidTurpie.jpg David Turpie Democratic January 14, 1863 –
March 4, 1863
Elected to finish Bright's term
8 Thomas Andrews Hendricks, photo portrait seated, 1860-65.jpg Thomas A. Hendricks Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 4, 1869
9 Elected in 1862.

Retired.
9 Daniel D. Pratt, Brady-Handy photo portrait, sitting.jpg Daniel D. Pratt Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1875
10 Elected in 1868.

Retired.
10 Joseph E. McDonald - Brady-Handy.jpg Joseph E. McDonald Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
11 Elected in 1874.

Lost re-election.
11 Pach Brothers - Benjamin Harrison.jpg Benjamin Harrison Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1887
12 Elected in 1880.

Lost re-election.
12 DavidTurpie.jpg David Turpie Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1899
13 Elected in 1887.
14 Re-elected in 1893.

Lost re-election.
13 Albert Jeremiah Beveridge.jpg Albert J. Beveridge Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1911
15 Elected in 1899.
16 Re-elected in 1905.

Lost re-election.
14 JWKern.jpg John W. Kern Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1917
17 Elected in 1910.

Lost re-election.
15 HSNew.jpg Harry Stewart New Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 4, 1923
18 Elected in 1916.

Lost renomination.
16 Samuel Moffett Ralston.jpg Samuel M. Ralston Democratic March 4, 1923 –
October 14, 1925
19 Elected in 1922.

Died.
Vacant October 14, 1925 –
October 20, 1925
17 Arthur Raymond Robinson.jpg Arthur Raymond Robinson Republican October 20, 1925 –
January 3, 1935
Appointed to continue Ralston's term
Elected to finish Ralston's term
20 Re-elected in 1928. Lost re-election
18 Shermanminton.jpg Sherman Minton Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
21 Elected in 1934.

Lost re-election.
19 Raymond Eugene Willis.jpg Raymond E. Willis Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1947
22 Elected in 1940.

Retired.
20 WilliamJenner.jpg William Ezra Jenner Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
23 Elected in 1946.
24 Re-elected in 1952.

Retired.
21 Vance Hartke.jpg Vance Hartke Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1977
25 Elected in 1958.
26 Re-elected in 1964.
27 Re-elected in 1970.

Lost re-election.
22 Dick Lugar official photo 2010.JPG Richard Lugar Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 2013
28 Elected in 1976.
29 Re-elected in 1982.
30 Re-elected in 1988.
31 Re-elected in 1994.
32 Re-elected in 2000.
33 Re-elected in 2006.

Lost renomination.
23 Joe Donnelly, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Joe Donnelly Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
34 Elected in 2012.
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

Class 3[edit]

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that was elected for three sessions of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years were contested in 1992, 1998, 2004, and 2010. They will next be contested in 2016.

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 WallerTaylor.jpg Waller Taylor Democratic-
Republican
December 11, 1816 –
March 4, 1825
1 Elected in 1816.
2 Re-elected in 1818.

Retired.
2 William hendricks sr.jpg William Hendricks National
Republican
March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1837
3 Elected in 1824.
4 Re-elected in 1830.

Lost re-election.
3 Oliverhamptonsmithindiana.jpg Oliver H. Smith Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1843
5 Elected in 1836.

Lost re-election.
4 EdwardHannegan.jpg Edward A. Hannegan Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1849
6 Elected in 1842.

Lost renomination.
5 Jameswhitcombindiana.jpg James Whitcomb Democratic March 4, 1849 –
December 4, 1852
7 Elected in 1848.

Died.
Vacant December 4, 1852 –
December 6, 1852
6 Cathcart.jpg Charles W. Cathcart Democratic December 6, 1852 –
January 18, 1853
Appointed to continue Whitcomb's term.

Retired when successor qualified.
7 Pettit.jpg John Pettit Democratic January 18, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Elected to finish Whitcomb's term.

Lost election to full term.
Vacant March 4, 1855 –
February 4, 1857
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8 GNFitch.jpg Graham N. Fitch Democratic February 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1861
Elected late in 1857.

Retired.
9 Sen Henry Smith Lane.jpg Henry Smith Lane Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 4, 1867
9 Elected in 1860.
10 Oliver Hazard Perry Morton - Brady-Handy.jpg Oliver Hazard Perry Morton Republican March 4, 1867 –
November 1, 1877
10 Elected in 1866.
11 Re-elected in 1873.

Died.
Vacant November 1, 1877 –
November 6, 1877
11 Sen Daniel W Voorhees 04790r.jpg Daniel W. Voorhees Democratic November 6, 1877 –
March 4, 1897
Appointed to continue Morton's term
Elected to finish Morton's term
12 Re-elected in 1879.
13 Re-elected in 1885.
14 Re-elected in 1891.

Lost re-election.
12 CharlesWFairbanks.jpg Charles W. Fairbanks Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1905
15 Elected in 1896.
16 Re-elected in 1902.

Resigned to become Vice President.
13 Hemenway.jpg James A. Hemenway Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1909
Elected to finish Fairbanks's term.

Lost election to full term.
14 Shively, Benjamin Franklin.jpg Benjamin F. Shiveley Democratic March 4, 1909 –
March 14, 1916
17 Elected in 1909.
18 Re-elected in 1914.

Died.
Vacant March 14, 1916 –
March 20, 1916
15 Senator Thomas Taggart.jpg Thomas Taggart Democratic March 20, 1916 –
November 7, 1916
Appointed to continue Shiveley's term.

Lost election to finish Shiveley's term.
16 James Eli Watson.jpg James Eli Watson Republican November 8, 1916 –
March 4, 1933
Elected to finish Shiveley's term
19 Re-elected in 1920.
20 Re-elected in 1926.

Lost re-election.
17 FVanNuys.jpg Frederick Van Nuys Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 25, 1944
21 Elected in 1932.
22 Re-elected in 1938.

Died.
Vacant January 25, 1944 –
January 28, 1944
18 Samuel D. Jackson.jpg Samuel D. Jackson Democratic January 28, 1944 –
November 13, 1944
Appointed to continue Van Nuys's term.

Retired when successor elected.
19 WilliamJenner.jpg William E. Jenner Republican November 14, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Elected to finish Van Nuys's term.

Retired.
20 HomerCapehart.jpg Homer E. Capehart Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1963
23 Elected in 1944.
24 Re-elected in 1950.
25 Re-elected in 1956.

Lost re-election.
21 Birch bayh.jpg Birch Bayh Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1981
26 Elected in 1962.
27 Re-elected in 1968.
28 Re-elected in 1974.

Lost re-election.
22 Dan Quayle, official DoD photo.JPEG Dan Quayle Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
29 Elected in 1980.
30 Re-elected in 1986.

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President.
23 Dan Coats (R-IN).jpg Dan Coats Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1999
Appointed to continue Quayle's term
Elected to finish Quayle's term.
31 Re-elected in 1992.

Retired.
24 Evan Bayh official portrait.jpg Evan Bayh Democratic January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2011
32 Elected in 1998.
33 Re-elected in 2004.

Retired.
25 Dan Coats, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Dan Coats Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
34 Elected in 2010.

Retiring in 2016.
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

Living former U.S. Senators from Indiana[edit]

As of April 2015, there are four former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Indiana that are currently living, one from Class 1 and three from Class 3.

Senator Term of office (Congressional years as a congressmen/women/senators while in office) Class Date of birth (and age)
Birch Bayh 1963 - 1981 3 (1928-01-22) January 22, 1928 (age 87)
Richard Lugar 1977 - 2013 1 (1932-04-04) April 4, 1932 (age 83)
Dan Quayle 1981 - 1989 3 (1947-02-04) February 4, 1947 (age 68)
Evan Bayh 1999 - 2011 3 (1955-12-26) December 26, 1955 (age 59)

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