List of United States Senators from Minnesota

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Minnesota was admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858. As of July 7, 2009, Minnesota has had 40 senators serve in the US Senate. Its current Senators are Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken.

Class 1[edit]

# Senator us Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 HenryRice.jpg Henry Mower Rice Democratic May 11, 1858 –
March 4, 1863
35 1 Elected in 1858

Retired
36
37
2 Alexander Ramsey - Brady-Handy.jpg Alexander Ramsey Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 4, 1875
38 2 Elected in 1863
39
40
41 3 Elected in 1869

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42
43
3 Samuel J. R. McMillan - Brady-Handy.jpg Samuel J. R. McMillan Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1887
44 4 Elected in 1875
45
46
47 5 Elected in 1881

Retired
48
49
4 CushmanDavis.jpg Cushman Davis Republican March 4, 1887 –
November 27, 1900
50 6 Elected in 1887
51
52
53 7 Elected in 1893
54
55
56 8 Elected in 1899

Died
Vacant November 27, 1900 –
December 5, 1900
5 CharlesTowne.jpg Charles A. Towne Democratic December 5, 1900 –
January 23, 1901
Appointed to continue Davis's term

Successor qualified
6 MosesClapp.jpg Moses E. Clapp Republican January 23, 1901 –
March 4, 1917
56
(Continued)
Elected to finish Davis's term
57
58
59 9 Re-elected in 1904
60
61
62 10 Re-elected in 1910

Lost renomination
63
64
7 FrankKellogg.jpg Frank B. Kellogg Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 4, 1923
65 11 Elected in 1916

Lost re-election
66
67
8 Hshipstead.jpg Henrik Shipstead Farmer-Labor March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1947
68 12 Elected in 1922
69
70
71 13 Re-elected in 1928
72
73
74 14 Re-elected in 1934
75
76
Republican 77 15 Re-elected in 1940

Lost renomination
78
79
9 EdwardThye.jpg Edward John Thye Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
80 16 Elected in 1946
81
82
83 17 Re-elected in 1952

Lost re-election
84
85
10 EugeneMcCarthy.jpg Eugene McCarthy Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1971
86 18 Elected in 1958
87
88
89 19 Re-elected in 1964

Retired
90
91
11 H Humphrey.jpg Hubert Humphrey Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 1971 –
January 13, 1978
92 20 Elected in 1970
93
94
95 21 Re-elected in 1976

Died
Vacant January 13, 1978 –
January 25, 1978
12 Senator Muriel Humphrey (D-MN).jpg Muriel Humphrey Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 25, 1978 –
November 7, 1978
Appointed to continue her husband's term

Successor qualified
13 DavidDurenberger.jpg David Durenberger Republican November 7, 1978 –
January 3, 1995
95
(Continued)
Elected to finish Humphrey's term
96
97
98 22 Re-elected in 1982
99
100
101 23 Re-elected in 1988

Retired
102
103
14 Rgrams.gif Rod Grams Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
104 24 Elected in 1994

Lost re-election
105
106
15 Mark Dayton official photo.jpg Mark Dayton Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2007
107 25 Elected in 2000

Retired
108
109
16 Amy Klobuchar.jpg Amy Klobuchar Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 2007 –
Present
110 26 Elected in 2006
111
112
113 27 Re-elected in 2012
114
115
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 2[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 James Shields - Brady-Handy.jpg James Shields Democratic May 11, 1858 –
March 4, 1859
35 1 Elected in 1858

Lost re-election
2 Morton S. Wilkinson - Brady-Handy.jpg Morton S. Wilkinson Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 4, 1865
36 2 Elected in 1859

Lost re-election
37
38
3 Daniel S. Norton - Brady-Handy.jpg Daniel S. Norton Republican March 4, 1865 –
July 13, 1870
39 3 Elected in 1865

Died
40
41
Vacant July 13, 1870 –
July 15, 1870
4 William Windom, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1870-1880.jpg William Windom Republican July 15, 1870 –
January 22, 1871
Appointed to continue Norton's term

Successor qualified
5 OzoraStearns.jpg Ozora P. Stearns Republican January 23, 1871 –
March 4, 1871
41
(Continued)
Elected to finish Norton's term

Retired
6 William Windom, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1870-1880.jpg William Windom Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 7, 1881
42 4 Elected in 1871
43
44
45 5 Re-elected in 1877

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
46
47
Vacant March 7, 1881 –
March 12, 1881
7 AlonzoEdgerton.jpg Alonzo J. Edgerton Republican March 12, 1881 –
October 30, 1881
Appointed to continue Windom's term

Successor qualified
Vacant October 30, 1881 –
November 15, 1881
8 William Windom, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1870-1880.jpg William Windom Republican November 15, 1881 –
March 4, 1883
Elected to finish his own term

Lost election to full term
9 DwightSabin.jpg Dwight M. Sabin Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1889
48 6 Elected in 1883

Lost renomination
49
50
10 WilliamDWashburn.jpg William D. Washburn Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1895
51 7 Elected in 1888

Lost re-election
52
53
11 KnuteNelson.jpg Knute Nelson Republican March 4, 1895 –
April 28, 1923
54 8 Elected in 1895
55
56
57 9 Re-elected in 1901
58
59
60 10 Re-elected in 1907
61
62
63 11 Re-elected in 1912
64
65
66 12 Re-elected in 1918

Died
67
68
Vacant April 28, 1923 –
July 16, 1923
12 MagnusJohnson.jpg Magnus Johnson Farmer-Labor July 16, 1923 –
March 4, 1925
68
(Continued)
Elected to finish Nelson's term

Lost election to full term
13 ThomasDSchall.jpg Thomas D. Schall Republican March 4, 1925 –
December 22, 1935
69 13 Elected in 1924
70
71
72 14 Re-elected in 1930

Died
73
74
Vacant December 22, 1935 –
December 27, 1935
14 Elmer Austin Benson.jpg Elmer A. Benson Farmer-Labor December 27, 1935 –
November 3, 1936
Appointed to continue Johnson's term

Retired when successor elected
15 Guy Howard.jpg Guy V. Howard Republican November 4, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
74
(Continued)
Elected to finish Johnson's term

Retired
16 ErnestLundeen.jpg Ernest Lundeen Farmer-Labor January 3, 1937 –
August 31, 1940
75 15 Elected in 1936

Died
76
Vacant August 31, 1940 –
October 14, 1940
17 JosephBall.jpg Joseph H. Ball Republican October 14, 1940 –
November 3, 1942
76
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Lundeen's term

Retired when successor elected, but elected to next full term
77
Vacant November 3, 1942 –
November 18, 1942
18 ArthurNelson.jpg Arthur E. Nelson Republican November 18, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
77
(Continued)
Elected to finish Lundeen's term

Retired
19 JosephBall.jpg Joseph H. Ball Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
78 16 Elected in 1942

Lost re-election
79
80
20 Senator Humphrey.jpg Hubert Humphrey Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 1949 –
December 29, 1964
81 17 Elected in 1948
82
83
84 18 Re-elected in 1954
85
86
87 19 Re-elected in 1960

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President
88
21 U.S Vice-President Walter Mondale.jpg Walter Mondale Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
December 30, 1964 –
December 30, 1976
Appointed to finish Humphrey's term
89
90 20 Elected to full term in 1966
91
92
93 21 Re-elected in 1972

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President
94
22 Wendell Anderson.jpg Wendell Anderson Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
December 30, 1976 –
December 29, 1978
Appointed to finish Mondale's term

Lost election to next term
Resigned early to give successor preferential seniority
95
23 RudyBoschwitz.jpg Rudy Boschwitz Republican December 30, 1978 –
January 3, 1991
Appointed early to finish Anderson's term,
having already been elected to the next term
96 22 Elected in 1978
97
98
99 23 Re-elected in 1984

Lost re-election
100
101
24 Paul Wellstone, official Senate photo portrait.jpg Paul Wellstone Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 1991 –
October 25, 2002
102 24 Elected in 1990
103
104
105 25 Re-elected in 1996

Died
106
107
Vacant October 25, 2002 –
November 4, 2002
25 Dean Barkley.jpg Dean Barkley Independence November 4, 2002 –
January 3, 2003
107
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Wellstone's term
26 Norm Coleman official portrait.jpg Norm Coleman Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
108 28 Elected in 2002

Lost re-election
109
110
Vacant January 3, 2009 –
July 7, 2009

111

29 Election disputed
27 Al Franken Official Senate Portrait.jpg Al Franken Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
July 7, 2009 –
Present
Elected in 2008
112
113
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

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