List of United States Senators from Maine

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Maine became a state on March 15, 1820. The state's senators belong to Class 1 and Class 2. Republican Susan Collins (elected 1996) and Independent Angus King (elected 2012) are Maine's current senators.

Class 1[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Senator John Holmes.jpg John Holmes Democratic-Republican June 13, 1820 –
March 4, 1827
16 1 Elected in 1820
17 2 Elected in 1821
Crawford
Republican
18
Anti-
Jacksonian
19
2 Albion K. Parris.jpg Albion Parris Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
August 26, 1828
20 3 Resigned to become a judge on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Vacant August 26, 1828 –
January 15, 1829
3 Senator John Holmes.jpg John Holmes Anti-
Jacksonian
January 15, 1829 –
March 4, 1833
20 Elected to finish Parris's term
21
22
4 Ether Shepley.png Ether Shepley Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1836
23 4 Resigned to become Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court
24
5 Senator Judah Dana.jpg Judah Dana Jacksonian March 4, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
Appointed to continue Shepley's term

Successor qualified
6 Senator Reuel Williams.jpg Reuel Williams Democratic March 4, 1837 –
February 15, 1843
25 Elected to finish Shepley's term
26 5 Re-elected in 1839

Resigned
27
Vacant February 15, 1843 –
December 4, 1843
28
7 JohnFairfield (cropped).jpg John Fairfield Democratic December 4, 1843 –
December 24, 1847
28
(Continued)
Elected to finish Williams's term
29 6 Re-elected in 1845

Died
30
Vacant December 24, 1847 –
January 5, 1848
8 Senator Wyman Moor.jpg Wyman B. S. Moor Democratic January 5, 1848 –
June 7, 1848
30
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Fairfield's term

Successor elected
9 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg Hannibal Hamlin Democratic June 8, 1848 –
January 7, 1857
31 Elected to finish Fairfield's term
32 7 Re-elected in 1851

Resigned to become Governor of Maine
33
34
Vacant January 7, 1857 –
January 16, 1857
10 Amos Nourse.jpg Amos Nourse Republican January 16, 1857 –
March 4, 1857
34
(Continued)
Elected to finish Hamlin's term
11 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg Hannibal Hamlin Republican March 4, 1857 –
January 17, 1861
35 8 Elected in 1857

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President
36
12 Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg Lot M. Morrill Republican January 17, 1861 –
March 4, 1869
36
(Continued)
Elected to finish Hamlin's term
37
38 9 Re-elected in 1863

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39
40
13 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg Hannibal Hamlin Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1881
41 10 Elected in 1869
42
43
44 11 Re-elected in 1875

Retired
45
46
14 Eugene Hale - Brady-Handy.jpg Eugene Hale Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1911
47 12 Elected in 1881
48
49
50 13 Re-elected in 1887
51
52
53 14 Re-elected in 1893
54
55
56 15 Re-elected in 1899

Retired
57
58
59 16 Re-elected in 1905

Retired
60
61
15 Charles Fletcher Johnson (Congress Bio).jpg Charles Fletcher Johnson Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1917
62 17 Elected in 1910

Lost re-election
63
64
16 Frederickhale.jpg Frederick Hale Republican March 4, 1917 –
January 3, 1941
65 18 Elected in 1916
66
67
68 19 Re-elected in 1922
69
70
71 20 Re-elected in 1928
72
73
74 21 Re-elected in 1934

Retired
75
76
17 Owenbrewster.jpg Ralph Brewster Republican January 3, 1941 –
December 31, 1952
77 22 Elected in 1940
78
79
80 23 Re-elected in 1946

Resigned, having already lost the renomination
81
82
Vacant December 31, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
18 Frederick George Payne.jpg Frederick G. Payne Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1959
83 24 Elected in 1952

Lost re-election
84
85
19 Edmund Muskie.jpg Edmund Muskie Democratic January 3, 1959 –
May 7, 1980
86 25 Elected in 1958
87
88
89 26 Re-elected in 1964
90
91
92 27 Re-elected in 1970
93
94
95 28 Re-elected in 1976

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State
96
Vacant May 7, 1980 –
May 19, 1980
20 George John Mitchell.jpg George J. Mitchell Democratic May 19, 1980 –
January 3, 1995
96
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Muskie's term

Elected to finish Muskie's term
97
98 29 Re-elected in 1982
99
100
101 30 Re-elected in 1988

Retired
102
103
21 Olympia Snowe, official photo 2.JPG Olympia Snowe Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2013
104 31 Elected in 1994
105
106
107 32 Re-elected in 2000
108
109
110 33 Re-elected in 2006

Retired
111
112
22 Angus King, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Angus King Independent January 3, 2013 –
Present
113 34 Elected in 2012
114
115
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 2[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Senator John Chandler.jpg John Chandler Democratic-Republican June 14, 1820 –
March 4, 1829
16 1 Elected in 1820
17
Crawford
Republican
18 2 Re-elected in 1823

Retired
Jacksonian 19
20
2 Peleg Sprague Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1829 –
January 1, 1835
21 3 Elected in 1829

Resigned
22
23
Vacant January 1, 1835 –
January 20, 1835
3 John Ruggles.jpg John Ruggles Democratic January 20, 1835 –
March 4, 1841
23
(Continued)
Elected to finish Sprague's term
24 4 Re-elected in 1835

Lost re-election
25
26
4 Senator George Evans of Maine.jpg George Evans Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 4, 1847
27 5 Elected in 1840

Lost re-election
28
29
5 James Bradbury.jpg James W. Bradbury Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1853
30 6 Elected in 1846

Retired
31
32
Vacant March 4, 1853 –
February 10, 1854
33 7 Legislature failed to elect
6 Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden of Maine.png William P. Fessenden Whig February 10, 1854 –
July 1, 1864
Elected to finish term
34
35
Republican 36 8 Re-elected in 1860

Resigned
37
38
Vacant July 1, 1864 –
October 27, 1864
7 NAFarwell.jpg Nathan A. Farwell Republican October 27, 1864 –
March 4, 1865
38
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Fessenden's term

Retired
8 Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden of Maine.png William P. Fessenden Republican March 4, 1865 –
September 8, 1869
39 9 Elected in 1865

Died
40
41
Vacant September 8, 1869 –
October 30, 1869
9 Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg Lot M. Morrill Republican October 30, 1869 –
July 7, 1876
41
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Fessenden's term
42 10 Elected to full term in 1871

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
43
44
Vacant July 7, 1876 –
July 10, 1876
10 James G. Blaine - Brady-Handy.jpg James G. Blaine Republican July 10, 1876 –
March 5, 1881
44
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Morrill's term
45 11 Elected to full term in 1877

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State
46
47
Vacant March 5, 1881 –
March 18, 1881
11 William P. Frye - Brady-Handy.jpg William P. Frye Republican March 18, 1881 –
August 8, 1911
47
(Continued)
Elected to finish Blaine's term
48 12 Re-elected in 1883
49
50
51 13 Re-elected in 1889
52
53
54 14 Re-elected in 1895
55
56
57 15 Re-elected in 1901
58
59
60 16 Re-elected in 1907

Died
61
62
Vacant August 8, 1911 –
September 23, 1911
12 Obadiah Gardner.jpg Obadiah Gardner Democratic September 23, 1911 –
March 4, 1913
62
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Frye's term

Elected to finish Frye's term

Lost election to full term
13 Edwin Chick Burleigh.jpg Edwin C. Burleigh Republican March 4, 1913 –
June 16, 1916
63 17 Elected in 1913

Died
64
Vacant June 16, 1916 –
September 12, 1916
14 Bert Manfred Fernald.jpg Bert M. Fernald Republican September 12, 1916 –
August 23, 1926
64
(Continued)
Elected to finish Burleigh's term
65
66 18 Re-elected in 1918
67
68
69 19 Re-elected in 1924

Died
Vacant August 23, 1926 –
November 30, 1926
15 Arthur Robinson Gould.jpg Arthur R. Gould Republican November 30, 1926 –
March 4, 1931
69
(Continued)
Elected to finish Fernald's term

Retired
70
71
16 WallaceWhiteJr.jpg Wallace H. White, Jr. Republican March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1949
72 20 Elected in 1930
73
74
75 21 Re-elected in 1936
76
77
78 22 Re-elected in 1942

Retired
79
80
17 Margaret Chase Smith.jpg Margaret Chase Smith Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1973
81 23 Elected in 1948
82
83
84 24 Re-elected in 1954
85
86
87 25 Re-elected in 1960
88
89
90 26 Re-elected in 1966

Lost re-election
91
92
18 William Dodd Hathaway.jpg William Hathaway Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
93 27 Elected in 1972

Lost re-election
94
95
19 Senator William Cohen (R-ME).jpg William Cohen Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1997
96 28 Elected in 1978
97
98
99 29 Re-elected in 1984
100
101
102 30 Re-elected in 1990

Retired
103
104
20 Susan Collins official photo.jpg Susan Collins Republican January 3, 1997 –
Present
105 31 Elected in 1996
106
107
108 32 Re-elected in 2002
109
110
111 33 Re-elected in 2008
112
113
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

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