List of United States Senators from Colorado

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Colorado was admitted to the Union on August 1, 1876, and elects senators to Senate Class 2 and Class 3. Its current senators are Democrats Mark Udall and Michael Bennet.

Class 2[edit]

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 Teller.jpg Henry M. Teller Republican November 15, 1876 –
April 17, 1882
1 Elected in 1876
2 Re-elected in 1876

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Vacant April 17, 1882 –
April 17, 1882
2 George M. Chilcott - Brady-Handy.jpg George M. Chilcott Republican April 17, 1882 –
January 27, 1883
Appointed to continue Teller's term

Retired
3 Horace Austin Warner Tabor - Brady-Handy.jpg Horace Tabor Republican January 27, 1883 –
March 4, 1883
Elected to finish Teller's term

Retired
4 ThomasMBowen.jpg Thomas M. Bowen Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1889
3 Elected in 1882
5 Edward Oliver Wolcott.jpg Edward O. Wolcott Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1901
4 Elected in 1888
5 Re-elected in 1894

Lost re-election
6 Thomas MacDonald patterson.jpg Thomas M. Patterson Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1907
6 Elected in 1900

Retired
7 Simon Guggenheim cph.3a02257.jpg Simon Guggenheim Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 4, 1913
7 Elected in 1906

Retired
8 John Shafroth.gif John F. Shafroth Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1919
8 Lost re-election
9 Lawrence Cowle Phipps2.jpg Lawrence C. Phipps Republican March 4, 1919 –
March 4, 1931
9 Elected in 1918
10 Re-elected in 1924

Retired
10 Senator Edward Prentiss Costigan.jpg Edward P. Costigan Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1937
11 Elected in 1930

Retired
11 Edwin Johnson.jpg Edwin C. Johnson Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1955
12 Elected in 1936
13 Re-elected in 1942
14 Re-elected in 1948

Retired
12 Gordon L Allott.jpg Gordon L. Allott Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1973
15 Elected in 1954
16 Re-elected in 1960
17 Re-elected in 1966

Lost re-election
13 FloydHaskell.jpg Floyd K. Haskell Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
18 Elected in 1972

Lost re-election
14 Sen William L Armstrong.jpg William L. Armstrong Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1991
19 Elected in 1978
20 Re-elected in 1984

Retired
15 HankBrown.jpg Hank Brown Republican January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1997
21 Elected in 1990

Retired
16 Wayne Allard official portrait.jpg Wayne Allard Republican January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
22 Elected in 1996
23 Re-elected in 2002

Retired
17 MarkUdall-Senate Portrait.jpg Mark Udall Democratic January 3, 2009 –
Present
24 Elected in 2008
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

Class 3[edit]

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 Jerome B. Chaffee - Brady-Handy.jpg Jerome B. Chaffee Republican November 15, 1876 –
March 4, 1879
1 Elected in 1876

Retired
2 Nathaniel P. Hill - Brady-Handy.jpg Nathaniel P. Hill Republican March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1885
2 Elected in 1879

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3 Teller.jpg Henry M. Teller Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1909
3 Elected in 1885
Silver Republican 4 Re-elected in 1891
Democratic 5 Re-elected in 1897
6 Re-elected in 1903

Retired
4 CharlesJHughes.jpg Charles J. Hughes, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1909 –
January 11, 1911
7

Died
Vacant January 11, 1911 –
January 15, 1913
5 Charles Spalding Thomas.jpg Charles S. Thomas Democratic January 15, 1913 –
March 4, 1921
Elected to finish Hughes's term
8 Re-elected in 1914

Lost re-election
6 Samuel Danford Nicholson.jpg Samuel D. Nicholson Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 24, 1923
9 Elected in 1920

Died
Vacant March 24, 1923 –
May 17, 1923
7 Alva Blanchard Adams 2.jpg Alva B. Adams Democratic May 17, 1923 –
November 30, 1924
Appointed to continue Nicholson's term

Retired
8 Rice W. Means.jpg Rice W. Means Republican December 1, 1924 –
March 4, 1927
Elected to finish Nicholson's term

Lost renomination to full term
9 Charles Winfield Waterman.jpg Charles W. Waterman Republican March 4, 1927 –
August 27, 1932
10 Elected in 1926

Died
Vacant August 27, 1932 –
September 26, 1932
10 Senator Walter Walker.jpg Walter Walker Democratic September 26, 1932 –
December 6, 1932
Appointed to continue Waterman's term

Lost special election
11 Karl C Schuyler.jpg Karl C. Schuyler Republican December 7, 1932 –
March 4, 1933
Elected to finish Waterman's term

Lost election to full term
12 Alva Blanchard Adams 2.jpg Alva B. Adams Democratic March 4, 1933 –
December 1, 1941
11 Elected in 1932
12 Re-elected in 1938

Died
Vacant December 1, 1941 –
December 20, 1941
13 Eugene Millikin.jpg Eugene Millikin Republican December 20, 1941 –
January 3, 1957
Appointed to continue Adams's term
Elected to finish Adams's term
13 Elected to full term in 1944
14 Re-elected in 1950

Retired
14 JohnACarroll.jpg John A. Carroll Democratic January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1963
15 Elected in 1956

Lost re-election
15 PHDominick.jpg Peter H. Dominick Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1975
16 Elected in 1962
17 Re-elected in 1968

Lost re-election
16 Gary hart.jpg Gary Hart Democratic January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1987
18 Elected in 1974
19 Re-elected in 1980

Retired
17 Tim Wirth.jpg Tim Wirth Democratic January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
20 Elected in 1986

Retired
18 BenNCampbell.jpg Ben Nighthorse Campbell Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2005
21 Elected in 1992
Republican
22 Re-elected in 1998

Retired
19 Kensalazar.jpg Ken Salazar Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 20, 2009
23 Elected in 2004

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Interior
20 Michael Bennet Official Photo.jpg Michael Bennet Democratic January 21, 2009 –
Present
Appointed to finish Salazar's term
24 Elected to full term in 2010
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

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