List of United States Senators from Kansas

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This is a list of United States Senators from Kansas. Kansas was admitted to the Union on January 29, 1861, and its senators belong to Class 2 and Class 3. Kansas's current senators are Republicans Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran. 29 of Kansas's senators have been Republicans, 3 have been Democrats, and 2 have been Populists. Kansas last elected a Democrat in 1932; since then all its senators have been Republicans. Notable Kansan senators include Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum.

Class 2[edit]

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 James Henry Lane.jpg James H. Lane Republican[1] April 4, 1861 –
July 11, 1866[1]
1 Elected in 1861[1]
2 Re-elected in 1865[1]

Died[1]
Vacant July 11, 1866 –
July 25, 1866
2 Edmund G. Ross - Brady-Handy.jpg Edmund G. Ross Republican[2] July 25, 1866 –
March 3, 1871[2]
Appointed to continue Lane's term[2]
Elected to finish Lane's term

Lost re-election[2]
3 Senator Alexander Caldwell.jpg Alexander Caldwell Republican[3] March 4, 1871 –
March 24, 1873[3]
3 Elected in 1871[3]

Resigned in 1873[3]
Vacant March 24, 1873 –
November 24, 1873
4 Robert Crozier.jpg Robert Crozier Republican November 24, 1873 –
February 8, 1874
Appointed to continue Caldwell's term

Retired when successor elected
5 James M. Harvey.gif James M. Harvey Republican February 8, 1874 –
March 4, 1877
Elected to finish Caldwell's term

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6 Preston B. Plumb - Brady-Handy.jpg Preston B. Plumb Republican March 4, 1877 –
December 20, 1891
4 Elected in 1877
5 Re-elected in 1883
6 Re-elected in 1888

Died
Vacant December 20, 1891 –
January 1, 1892
7 Bishop Perkins.jpg Bishop W. Perkins Republican January 1, 1892 –
March 4, 1893
Appointed to continue Plumb's term

Retired when successor qualified
8 John Martin of Kansas.jpg John Martin Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1895
Elected to finish Plumb's term

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9 Lucien Baker.jpg Lucien Baker Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1901
7 Elected in 1894

Lost renomination
10 Joseph Ralph Burton.jpg Joseph R. Burton Republican March 4, 1901 –
June 4, 1906
8 Elected in 1900

Resigned when convicted of Bribery
Vacant June 4, 1906 –
June 11, 1906
11 Alfred Washburn Benson.jpg Alfred W. Benson Republican June 11, 1906 –
January 23, 1907
Appointed to continue Burton's term
Lost election to finish Burton's term
12 Charles Curtis.jpg Charles Curtis Republican January 29, 1907 –
March 4, 1913
Elected to finish Burton's term
9 Re-elected in 1906

Lost re-election
13 William Howard Thompson.jpg William H. Thompson Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1919
10 Elected in 1912

Lost re-election
14 Arthur Capper.gif Arthur Capper Republican March 4, 1919 –
January 3, 1949
12 Elected in 1918
13 Re-elected in 1924
14 Re-elected in 1930
15 Re-elected in 1936
16 Re-elected in 1942

Retired
15 Andrew Frank Schoeppel.jpg Andrew F. Schoeppel Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 21, 1962
17 Elected in 1948
18 Re-elected in 1954
19 Re-elected in 1960

Died
Vacant January 21, 1962 –
January 31, 1962
16 James B. Pearson (R-KS).jpg James B. Pearson Republican January 31, 1962 –
December 23, 1978
Appointed to continue Schoeppel's term

Elected to finish Schoeppel's term
20 Re-elected in 1966
21 Re-elected in 1972

Retired and resigned early to allow successor gain seniority
17 LandonNancy.jpg Nancy Kassebaum Republican December 23, 1978 –
January 3, 1997
Appointed to finish Pearson's term,
having already been elected to the next term
22 Elected in 1978
23 Re-elected in 1984
24 Re-elected in 1990

Retired
18 Pat Roberts official photo.jpg Pat Roberts Republican January 3, 1997 –
Present
25 Elected in 1996
26 Re-elected in 2002
27 Re-elected in 2008
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

Class 3[edit]

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 Samuel C. Pomeroy - Brady-Handy.jpg Samuel C. Pomeroy Republican April 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1873
1 Elected in 1861

Lost re-election
2 JJIngalls.jpg John James Ingalls Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1891
2 Elected in 1873
3 Re-elected in 1879
4 Re-elected in 1885

Lost re-election
3 William Alfred Peffer.jpg William A. Peffer Populist March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
5 Elected in 1891

Lost re-election
4 William Alexander Harris.jpg William A. Harris Populist March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1903
6 Elected in 1897

Lost re-election
5 Chester Isaiah Long.jpg Chester I. Long Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1909
7 Elected in 1902

Lost renomination
6 JosephLBristow.jpg Joseph L. Bristow Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1915
8 Elected in 1908

Lost renomination
7 Charles Curtis.jpg Charles Curtis Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1929
9 Elected in 1914
10 Re-elected in 1920
11 Re-elected in 1926

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President
Vacant March 3, 1929 –
April 1, 1929
8 Henry Justin Allen.jpg Henry Justin Allen Republican April 1, 1929 –
November 30, 1930
Appointed to continue Curtis's term

Lost election to finish Curtis's term
9 GeorgeMcGill.jpg George McGill Democratic December 1, 1930 –
January 3, 1939
Elected to finish Curtis's term
12 Re-elected in 1932
Lost re-election
10 ClydeMartinReed.jpg Clyde M. Reed Republican January 3, 1939 –
November 8, 1949
13 Elected in 1938
14 Re-elected in 1944

Died
Vacant November 8, 1949 –
December 2, 1949
11 Harry Darby.jpg Harry Darby Republican December 2, 1949 –
November 28, 1950
Appointed to continue Reed's term

Retired when successor elected
12 Frankcarlson(r-ks).jpg Frank Carlson Republican November 29, 1950 –
January 3, 1969
Elected to finish Reed's term and to the next term
15 Re-elected in 1950
16 Re-elected in 1956
17 Re-elected in 1962

Retired
13 Bob Dole, PCCWW photo portrait.JPG Bob Dole Republican January 3, 1969 –
June 11, 1996
18 Elected in 1968
19 Re-elected in 1974
20 Re-elected in 1980
21 Re-elected in 1986
22 Re-elected in 1992

Resigned to campaign for U.S. President
14 SenatorFrahm(R-KS).jpg Sheila Frahm Republican June 11, 1996 –
November 6, 1996
Appointed to continue Dole's term

Lost nomination to finish Dole's term
15 Sam Brownback official portrait 3.jpg Sam Brownback Republican November 7, 1996 –
January 3, 2011
Elected to finish Dole's term
23 Re-elected in 1998
24 Re-elected in 2004

Retired to run for Governor of Kansas
16 Jerry Moran, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Jerry Moran Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
25 Elected in 2010
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

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