List of United States Senators from Alaska

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Alaska was admitted to the Union on January 3, 1959. Alaska's senators belong to Class 2 and Class 3. Its current senators are Lisa Murkowski (R) and Mark Begich (D).

List of Senators[edit]

Class 2
Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were first elected in 1958 for only one Congress (the 86th), and then the seat was contested again for the 87th, 90th, and every three Congresses (six years) thereafter.

Those seats in recent years have been contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014

Congress Class 3
Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were first elected in 1958 for two Congresses (the 86th and 87th), and then the seat was contested again for the 88th, 91st, and every three Congresses (six years) thereafter.

Those seats in recent years have been contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016

Senator Party Years in office Electoral history Term Term Electoral history Years in office Party Senator
Edward Lewis Bartlett.jpg
Bob Bartlett
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
December 11, 1968
Elected in 1958 1 86th 1 Elected in 1958 January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1969
Democratic Ernest Gruening (D-AK).jpg
Ernest Gruening
Re-elected in 1960 2 87th
88th 2 Re-elected in 1962

Lost renomination
89th
Re-elected in 1966

Died
3 90th
Vacant December 11, 1968 –
December 24, 1968
Ted Stevens.jpg
Ted Stevens
Republican December 24, 1968 –
January 3, 2009
Appointed to continue Bartlett's term

Elected to finish Bartlett's term
90th
(Continued)
91st 3 Elected in 1968 January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1981
Democratic Mikegravel.jpg
Mike Gravel
92nd
Elected to full term in 1972 4 93rd
94th 4 Re-elected in 1974

Lost renomination
95th
Re-elected in 1978 5 96th
97th 5 Elected in 1980 January 3, 1981 –
December 2, 2002
Republican Frank Murkowski, 105th Congress photo.jpg
Frank Murkowski
98th
Re-elected in 1984 6 99th
100th 6 Re-elected in 1986
101st
Re-elected in 1990 7 102nd
103rd 7 Re-elected in 1992
104th
Re-elected in 1996 8 105th
106th 8 Re-elected in 1998

Resigned to become Governor
107th
Vacant December 2, 2002 –
December 20, 2002
Vacant
107th
(Continued)
Appointed to finish her father's term December 20, 2002 –
Present
Republican Lisa Murkowski 1.jpg
Lisa Murkowski
Re-elected in 2002

Lost re-election
9 108th
109th 9 Elected to full term in 2004
110th
Mark Begich, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Mark Begich
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
Present
Elected in 2008 10 111th
112th 10 Lost renomination, but re-elected as a write-in candidate in 2010
113th
To be decided in the 2014 election 11 114th

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