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 Republicans Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan.

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Class 2

Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were first elected in 1958 for only one Congress (the 86th Congress), and then the seat was contested again for the 87th Congress, 90th Congress, and every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2002, 2008, 2014, and the next election will be in 2020.

Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were first elected in 1958 for two Congresses (the 86th Congress and 87th Congress), and then the seat was contested again for the 88th Congress, 91st Congress, and every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. The seat in recent years has been contested in 1998, 2004, and 2010, and the next election will be in 2016.

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1 Edward Lewis Bartlett.jpg
Bob Bartlett
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
December 11, 1968
Elected in 1958. 1 86th Congress 1 Elected in 1958. January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1969
Democratic Ernest Gruening (D-AK).jpg
Ernest Gruening
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Re-elected in 1960. 2 87th Congress
88th Congress 2 Re-elected in 1962.
Lost renomination.
89th Congress
Re-elected in 1966.
Died.
3 90th Congress
Vacant December 11, 1968 –
December 24, 1968
 
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Ted Stevens
Republican December 24, 1968 –
January 3, 2009
Appointed to continue Bartlett's term.
Elected in 1970 to finish Bartlett's term.
91st Congress 3 Elected in 1968. January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1981
Democratic Mikegravel.jpg
Mike Gravel
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92nd Congress
Re-elected in 1972. 4 93rd Congress
94th Congress 4 Re-elected in 1974.
Lost renomination.
95th Congress
Re-elected in 1978. 5 96th Congress
97th Congress 5 Elected in 1980. January 3, 1981 –
December 2, 2002
Republican Frank Murkowski, 105th Congress photo.jpg
Frank Murkowski
3
98th Congress
Re-elected in 1984. 6 99th Congress
100th Congress 6 Re-elected in 1986.
101st Congress
Re-elected in 1990. 7 102nd Congress
103rd Congress 7 Re-elected in 1992.
104th Congress
Re-elected in 1996. 8 105th Congress
106th Congress 8 Re-elected in 1998.
Resigned to become Governor of Alaska.
107th Congress
  December 2, 2002 –
December 20, 2002
Vacant
Appointed to finish her father's term December 20, 2002 –
Present
Republican Lisa Murkowski 1.jpg
Lisa Murkowski
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Re-elected in 2002.
Lost re-election.
9 108th Congress
109th Congress 9 Elected to full term in 2004.
110th Congress
3 Mark Begich, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Mark Begich
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2015
Elected in 2008.
Lost re-election.
10 111th Congress
112th Congress 10 Lost renomination, but re-elected as a write-in candidate in 2010.
113th Congress
4 Dan Sullivan Senator.jpg
Dan Sullivan
Republican January 3, 2015 –
Present
Elected in 2014. 11 114th Congress
115th Congress 11 To be determined in the 2016 election.
116th Congress
To be determined in the 2020 election. 12 117th Congress
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Living former U.S. Senators from Alaska[edit]

As of April 2015, there are three former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Alaska who are currently living at this time, one from Class 2 and two in Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Mike Gravel 1969–1981 3 (1930-05-13) May 13, 1930 (age 85)
Frank Murkowski 1981–2002 3 (1933-03-28) March 28, 1933 (age 82)
Mark Begich 2009–2015 2 (1962-03-30) March 30, 1962 (age 53)

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