List of United States Senators from Mississippi

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Mississippi was admitted to the Union on December 10, 1817, and elects senators to Class 1 and Class 2. Its current senators are Republicans Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker.

Class 1[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Walter Leake.jpg Walter Leake Democratic-
Republican
December 10, 1817–
May 15, 1820
15 1 Elected in 1817

Resigned
16
Vacant May 15, 1820–
August 30, 1820
2 DavidHolmesMS.jpg David Holmes Democratic-
Republican
August 30, 1820–
September 25, 1825
16
(Continued)
Elected to finish Leake's term
17 2 Re-elected in 1821

Resigned to become Governor of Mississippi
Jackson
Republican
18
Jacksonian 19
Vacant September 25, 1825–
September 28, 1825
3 Powhatan Ellis.jpg Powhatan Ellis Jacksonian September 28, 1825–
January 28, 1826
Appointed to continue Holmes's term

Lost election to finish term
4 Thomas Buck Reed.jpg Thomas Buck Reed Jacksonian January 28, 1826–
March 4, 1827
Lost election to full term
5 Powhatan Ellis.jpg Powhatan Ellis Jacksonian March 4, 1827–
July 16, 1832
20 3 Elected in 1827

Resigned
21
22
Vacant July 16, 1832–
November 12, 1832
6 SenatorJohnBlack.jpg John Black Jacksonian November 12, 1832–
March 3, 1833
22
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Ellis's term
Vacant March 3, 1833–
November 22, 1833
23 4 Legislature failed to elect
SenatorJohnBlack.jpg John Black
Anti-
Jacksonian


November 22, 1833–
January 22, 1838
23
(Continued)
24
Whig 25
7 JFTrotter.jpg James F. Trotter Democratic January 22, 1838–
July 10, 1838
Appointed to continue Black's term

Resigned
Vacant July 10, 1838–
November 12, 1838
8 Thomas Hickman Williams Democratic November 12, 1838–
March 4, 1839
Appointed to continue Black's term

Elected to finish Black's term

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9 JHenderson.jpg John Henderson Whig March 4, 1839–
March 4, 1845
26 5 Elected in 1839

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10 JSpeight2.jpg Jesse Speight Democratic March 4, 1845–
May 1, 1847
29 6 Elected in 1844

Died
30
Vacant May 1, 1847–
August 10, 1847
11 President-Jefferson-Davis.jpg Jefferson Davis Democratic August 10, 1847–
September 23, 1851
30
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Speight's term

Elected to finish Speight's term
31
32 7 Re-elected in 1850

Resigned to run for Governor of Mississippi
Vacant September 23, 1851–
December 1, 1851
12 John Jones McRae.jpg John J. McRae Democratic December 1, 1851–
March 17, 1852
Appointed to continue Davis's term

Successor elected
13 Stephen Adams.jpg Stephen Adams Democratic March 17, 1852–
March 4, 1857
Elected to finish Davis's term

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14 President-Jefferson-Davis.jpg Jefferson Davis Democratic March 4, 1857–
January 21, 1861
35 8 Elected in 1857

Resigned
36
Vacant January 21, 1861–
February 23, 1870
American Civil War
and
Reconstruction
37
38 9
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15 SenAdelbertAmes LOC A000172.jpg Adelbert Ames Republican February 23, 1870–
January 4, 1874
Elected in 1870 to complete vacant term

Resigned to become Governor of Mississippi
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Vacant January 4, 1874–
February 3, 1874
16 HRPease.jpg Henry R. Pease Republican February 3, 1874–
March 4, 1875
43
(Continued)
Elected to finish Ames's term

Retired
17 Blanche Bruce - Brady-Handy.jpg Blanche Bruce Republican March 4, 1875–
March 4, 1881
44 11 Elected in 1874

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18 George.jpg James Z. George Democratic March 4, 1881–
August 14, 1897
47 12 Elected in 1881
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49
50 13 Re-elected in 1887
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53 14 Re-elected in 1893

Died
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55
Vacant August 14, 1897–
October 8, 1897
19 Hernando Money - Brady-Handy.jpg Hernando Money Democratic October 8, 1897–
March 4, 1911
55
(Continued)
Appointed to finish George's Term
56 15 Elected to full term in 1899
57
58
59 16 Re-elected in 1905

Retired
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20 John Sharp Williams.jpg John Sharp Williams Democratic March 4, 1911–
March 4, 1923
62 17 Elected in 1910
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65 18 Re-elected in 1916

Retired
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21 HubertDStephens.jpg Hubert D. Stephens Democratic March 4, 1923–
January 3, 1935
68 19 Elected in 1922
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71 20 Re-elected in 1928

Lost renomination
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22 TheodoreBilbo.jpg Theodore G. Bilbo Democratic January 3, 1935–
August 21, 1947
74 21 Elected in 1934
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77 22 Re-elected in 1940
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80 23 Re-elected in 1946

Died
Vacant August 21, 1947–
November 17, 1947
23 Stennis3rd.jpg John C. Stennis Democratic November 17, 1947–
January 3, 1989
80
(Continued)
Elected to finish Bilbo's term
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83 24 Re-elected in 1952
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86 25 Re-elected in 1958
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89 26 Re-elected in 1964
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92 27 Re-elected in 1970
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95 28 Re-elected in 1976
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98 29 Re-elected in 1982

Retired
99
100
24 Trent Lott official photo 2007.jpg Trent Lott Republican January 3, 1989–
December 18, 2007
101 30 Elected in 1988
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103
104 31 Re-elected in 1994
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106
107 32 Re-elected in 2000
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110 33 Re-elected in 2006

Resigned
Vacant December 18, 2007–
December 31, 2007
25 SenatorRogerWicker(R-MS).jpg Roger Wicker Republican December 31, 2007–
Present
110
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Lott's term
111 Elected to finish Lott's term
112
113 34 Re-elected in 2012
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# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 2[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Thomas Hill Williams.jpg Thomas Hill Williams Democratic-
Republican
December 10, 1817–
March 4, 1829
15 1 Elected in 1817
16
17
Jackson
Republican
18 2 Re-elected in 1823
Jacksonian 19
20
2 Thomas Buck Reed.jpg Thomas Buck Reed Jacksonian March 4, 1829–
November 26, 1829
21 2 Elected in 1829

Died
Vacant November 26, 1829–
January 6, 1830
3 Robert H. Adams Jacksonian January 6, 1830–
July 2, 1830
Elected to finish Reed's term

Died
Vacant July 2, 1830–
October 15, 1830
4 GeorgePoindexter.jpg George Poindexter Jacksonian October 15, 1830–
March 4, 1835
Appointed to continue Adams's term

Elected to finish Adams's term

Lost re-election
Anti-
Jacksonian
22
23
5 Robert J Walker.jpg Robert J. Walker Democratic March 4, 1835–
March 5, 1845
24 3 Elected in 1835
25
26
27 4 Re-elected in 1841

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
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Vacant March 5, 1845–
November 3, 1845
6 Joseph W. Chalmers Democratic November 3, 1845–
March 4, 1847
29
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Walker's term

Elected to finish Walker's term

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7 HSFoote.jpg Henry S. Foote Democratic March 4, 1847–
January 8, 1852
30 5 Elected in 1847

Resigned to become Governor of Mississippi
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Vacant January 8, 1852–
February 18, 1852
8 WBrooke.jpg Walker Brooke Whig February 18, 1852–
March 4, 1853
32
(Continued)
Elected to finish Foote's term

Retired
Vacant March 4, 1853–
January 7, 1854

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9 Albert G. Brown - Brady-Handy.jpg Albert G. Brown Democratic January 7, 1854–
January 12, 1861
Elected late in 1854
34
35
36 7 Re-elected in 1859

Withdrew
Vacant January 12, 1861–
February 23, 1870
American Civil War and Reconstruction
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10 Hiram Rhodes Revels - Brady-Handy-(restored).png Hiram Rhodes Revels Republican February 23, 1870–
March 3, 1871
Elected to finish term

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Vacant March 3, 1871–
December 1, 1871

42

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11 JLAlcorn.jpg James L. Alcorn Republican December 1, 1871–
March 4, 1877
Elected in 1871,
but remained Governor until December 1871

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12 Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II - Brady-Handy.jpg Lucius Q.C. Lamar Democratic March 4, 1877–
March 6, 1885
45 10 Elected in 1877
46
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48 11 Re-elected in 1883

Resigned
49
Vacant March 6, 1885–
March 9, 1885
13 ECWalthall.jpg Edward C. Walthall Democratic March 9, 1885–
January 24, 1894
49
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Lamar's term

Elected to finish Lamar's term
50
51 12 Re-elected in 1889

Resigned
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53
Vacant January 24, 1894–
February 7, 1894
14 AnselmJMcLaurin.jpg Anselm J. McLaurin Democratic February 7, 1894–
March 4, 1895
53
(Continued)
Elected to finish Walthall's term

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15 ECWalthall.jpg Edward C. Walthall Democratic March 4, 1895–
April 21, 1898
54 13 Elected in 1895

Died
55
Vacant April 21, 1898–
May 31, 1898
16 William V Sullivan.jpg William V. Sullivan Democratic May 31, 1898–
March 4, 1901
55
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Walthall's term

Elected to finish Walthall's term

Retired
56
17 AnselmJMcLaurin.jpg Anselm J. McLaurin Democratic March 4, 1901–
December 22, 1909
57 14 Elected in 1900
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60 15 Re-elected in 1906

Died
61
Vacant December 22, 1909–
December 27, 1909
18 James Gordon.jpg James Gordon Democratic December 27, 1909–
February 22, 1910
Appointed to continue McLaurin's term

Successor qualified
19 LeRoy Percy, bw photo portrait, circa 1910.jpg LeRoy Percy Democratic February 23, 1910–
March 4, 1913
Elected to finish McLaurin's term

Lost nomination to full term
62
20 Vardaman.jpg James K. Vardaman Democratic March 4, 1913–
March 4, 1919
63 16 Elected in 1912

Lost renomination
64
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21 PatHarrison.jpg Pat Harrison Democratic March 5, 1919–
June 22, 1941
66 17 Elected in 1918
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69 18 Re-elected in 1924
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72 19 Re-elected in 1930
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75 20 Re-elected in 1936

Died
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Vacant June 22, 1941–
June 30, 1941
22 James O Eastland.jpg James Eastland Democratic June 30, 1941–
September 28, 1941
Appointed to continue Harrison's term

Retired when successor elected
23 U.S. Senator Wall Doxey (D-MS).jpg Wall Doxey Democratic September 29, 1941–
January 3, 1943
Elected to finish Harrison's term

Lost nomination to full term
24 James O Eastland.jpg James Eastland Democratic January 3, 1943–
December 27, 1978
78 21 Elected in 1942
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81 22 Re-elected in 1948
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84 23 Re-elected in 1954
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87 24 Re-elected in 1960
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90 25 Re-elected in 1966
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93 26 Re-elected in 1972

Retired, and resigned early to give successor preferential seniority
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25 CochranThad(R-MS).jpg Thad Cochran Republican December 27, 1978–
Present
Appointed early to finish Eastland's term, having already been elected to the next term
96 27 Elected in 1978
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99 28 Re-elected in 1984
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102 29 Re-elected in 1990
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105 30 Re-elected in 1996
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108 31 Re-elected in 2002
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111 32 Re-elected in 2008
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# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

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