List of United States Senators from Michigan

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Michigan was admitted to the Union on January 26, 1837. Its current Senators are Democrats Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin.

Class 1[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Lucius Lyon.jpg Lucius Lyon Democratic January 26, 1837 –
March 4, 1839
25 1 Elected in 1837

Retired
26
Vacant March 4, 1839 –
January 20, 1840

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2 Augustus Porter.jpg Augustus S. Porter Whig January 20, 1840 –
March 4, 1845
Elected late in 1840

Retired
27
28
3 Lewis Cass - Brady-Handy.jpg Lewis Cass Democratic March 4, 1845 –
May 29, 1848
29 3 Elected in 1845

Resigned to run for President
30
Vacant May 29, 1848 –
June 8, 1848
4 Thomas Fitzgerald.jpg Thomas Fitzgerald Democratic June 8, 1848 –
March 4, 1849
Appointed to continue Cass's term
5 Lewis Cass - Brady-Handy.jpg Lewis Cass Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 4, 1857
31 Elected to finish his own term
32 4 Re-elected in 1851
33
34
6 Zachariah Chandler - Brady-Handy.jpg Zachariah Chandler Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1875
35 5 Elected in 1857
36
37
38 6 Re-elected in 1863
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40
41 7 Re-elected in 1869

Lost re-election
42
43
7 Isaac P. Christiancy - Brady-Handy.jpg Isaac P. Christiancy Republican March 4, 1875 –
February 10, 1879
44 8 Elected in 1874

Resigned due to ill health
45
Vacant February 10, 1879 –
February 22, 1879
8 Zachariah Chandler - Brady-Handy.jpg Zachariah Chandler Republican February 22, 1879 –
November 1, 1879
Elected to finish Christiancy's term

Died
46
Vacant November 1, 1879 –
November 17, 1879
9 SenatorHenryBaldwinofMichigan.JPG Henry P. Baldwin Republican November 17, 1879 –
March 4, 1881
Appointed to continue Chandler's term

Elected to finish Chandler's term

Retired
10 Omar D. Conger - Brady-Handy.jpg Omar D. Conger Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1887
47 9 Elected in 1880

Lost renomination
48
49
11 Francis Brown Stockbridge.png Francis B. Stockbridge Republican March 4, 1887 –
April 30, 1894
50 10 Elected in 1887
51
52
53 11 Re-elected in 1893

Died
Vacant April 30, 1894 –
May 5, 1894
12 John Patton Jr.jpg John Patton, Jr. Republican May 5, 1894 –
January 24, 1895
Appointed to continue Stockbridge's term

Lost election to finish term
13 Julius Caesar Burrows.jpg Julius C. Burrows Republican January 24, 1895 –
March 4, 1911
Elected to finish Stockbridge's term
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55
56 11 Re-elected in 1899
57
58
59 12 Re-elected in 1905

Lost renomination
60
61
14 Charles Elroy Townsend.jpg Charles E. Townsend Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1923
62 13 Elected in 1910
63
64
65 14 Re-elected in 1916

Lost re-election
66
67
15 WoodbridgeFerris.jpg Woodbridge N. Ferris Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 23, 1928
68 15 Elected in 1922

Died
69
70
Vacant March 23, 1928 –
March 31, 1928
16 Arthur H. Vandenberg.jpg Arthur H. Vandenberg Republican March 31, 1928 –
April 18, 1951
Appointed to continue Ferris's term
Elected to finish Ferris's term
71 16 Elected in 1928
72
73
74 17 Re-elected in 1934
75
76
77 18 Re-elected in 1940
78
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80 19 Re-elected in 1946

Died
81
82
Vacant April 18, 1951 –
April 23, 1951
17 MoodyBlair.jpg Blair Moody Democratic April 23, 1951 –
November 4, 1952
Appointed to continue Vandenberg's term

Lost election to finish term
18 Charles Edward Potter.jpg Charles E. Potter Republican November 5, 1952 –
January 3, 1959
Elected to finish Vandenberg's term
83 20 Re-elected in 1952

Lost re-election
84
85
19 Philip Hart (D-MI).jpg Philip Hart Democratic January 3, 1959 –
December 26, 1976
86 21 Elected in 1958
87
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89 21 Re-elected in 1964
90
91
92 22 Re-elected in 1970

Died, having already planned to retire
93
94
Vacant December 26, 1976 –
December 30, 1976
20 Don Riegle, Jr.jpg Donald W. Riegle, Jr. Democratic December 30, 1976 –
January 3, 1995
Appointed early to finish Hart's term, having already been elected to the next term
95 23 Elected to full term in 1976
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97
98 24 Re-elected in 1982
99
100
101 25 Re-elected in 1988

Retired
102
103
21 Spencer Abraham.jpg Spencer Abraham Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
104 26 Elected in 1994

Lost re-election
105
106
22 Debbie Stabenow, official portrait 2.jpg Debbie Stabenow Democratic January 3, 2001 –
Present
107 26 Elected in 2000
108
109
110 27 Re-elected in 2006
111
112
113 28 Re-elected in 2012
114
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# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 2[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 John Norvell.jpg John Norvell Democratic January 26, 1837 –
March 4, 1841
24 1 Elected in 1837

Retired
25
26
2 William Woodbridge.jpg William Woodbridge Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 4, 1847
27 2 Elected in 1841

Retired
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29
3 Alpheus Felch.jpg Alpheus Felch Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1853
30 3 Elected in 1847

Retired
31
32
4 Charles E Stuart.jpg Charles E. Stuart Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1859
33 4 Elected in 1853

Retired
34
35
5 Hon. Kingsley S. Bingham, Michigan - NARA - 529951.jpg Kinsley S. Bingham Republican March 4, 1859 –
October 5, 1861
36 5 Elected in 1853

Died
37
Vacant October 5, 1861 –
January 17, 1862
6 Jacob M. Howard - Brady-Handy.jpg Jacob M. Howard Republican January 17, 1862 –
March 4, 1871
Elected to finish Bingham's term
38
39 6 Re-elected in 1865

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41
7 TWFerry.jpg Thomas W. Ferry Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 4, 1883
42 6 Elected in 1871
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44
45 6 Re-elected in 1877

Lost re-election
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47
8 Thomas Witherell Palmer.png Thomas W. Palmer Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1889
48 7 Elected in 1883

Retired
49
50
9 James McMillan.jpg James McMillan Republican March 4, 1889 –
August 10, 1902
51 8 Elected in 1889
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54 9 Re-elected in 1895
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56
57 10 Re-elected in 1901

Died
Vacant August 10, 1902 –
September 27, 1902
10 Russell Alexander Alger2.jpg Russell A. Alger Republican September 27, 1902 –
January 24, 1907
Appointed to continue McMillan's term

Elected to finish McMillan's term

Died
58
59
Vacant January 24, 1907 –
February 9, 1907
11 William Alden Smith 4.jpg William A. Smith Republican February 9, 1907 –
March 4, 1919
Elected to finish Alger's term
60 11 Elected in 1907
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63 12 Re-elected in 1913

Retired
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65
12 Truman Handy Newberry.jpg Truman H. Newberry Republican March 4, 1919 –
November 18, 1922
66 13 Elected in 1918

Resigned when convicted of election "irregularities"
67
Vacant November 18, 1922 –
November 29, 1922
13 James Couzens.jpg James J. Couzens Republican November 29, 1922 –
October 22, 1936
Appointed to continue Newberry's term

Elected to finish Newberry's term
68
69 14 Re-elected in 1924
70
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72 15 Re-elected in 1930

Died
73
74
Vacant October 22, 1936 –
November 19, 1936
14 Prentiss Marsh Brown.jpg Prentiss M. Brown Democratic November 19, 1936 –
January 3, 1943
Appointed to finish Couzens's term, having already been elected to the next term
75 16 Elected in 1936

Lost re-election
76
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15 HomerFerguson.jpg Homer S. Ferguson Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1955
78 17 Elected in 1942
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81 18 Re-elected in 1948

Lost re-election
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83
16 Patrick Vincent McNamara.jpg Patrick V. McNamara Democratic January 3, 1955 –
April 30, 1966
84 19 Elected in 1954
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87 20 Re-elected in 1960

Died
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89
Vacant April 30, 1966 –
May 11, 1966
17 Robert Paul Griffin.jpg Robert P. Griffin Republican May 11, 1966 –
January 3, 1979
Appointed to finish McNamara's term
90 21 Elected to full term in 1966
91
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93 22 Re-elected in 1972

Lost re-election
94
95
18 Carl Levin official portrait.jpg Carl Levin Democratic January 3, 1979 –
Present
96 23 Elected in 1978
97
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99 24 Re-elected in 1984
100
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102 25 Re-elected in 1990
103
104
105 26 Re-elected in 1996
106
107
108 27 Re-elected in 2002
109
110
111 28 Re-elected in 2008
Retiring
112
113
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

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