List of United States Senators from Montana

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Montana was admitted to the Union on November 8, 1889, and elects senators to Classes 1 and 2. Its current senators are Democrats Jon Tester and John Walsh.

Class 1[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Sanders2.jpg Wilbur F. Sanders Republican January 1, 1890 –
March 3, 1893
51 1 Elected in 1889

Lost re-election
52
Vacant March 3, 1893 –
January 16, 1895
53 2 Legislature failed to elect
2 Lee Mantle U.S. Senator from Montana (1895) by James Presley Ball (Detail).jpg Lee Mantle Republican January 16, 1895 –
March 4, 1899
Appointed to fill vacant term
Elected to finish vacant term

Lost renomination
54
55
3 Waclark.jpg William A. Clark Democratic March 4, 1899 –
May 15, 1900
56 3 Elected in 1899

Resigned to avoid claim of election fraud
Vacant May 15, 1900 –
March 7, 1901
56 Clark was appointed to continue his vacant term,
but did not qualify

57

4 Paris Gibson.jpg Paris Gibson Democratic March 7, 1901 –
March 4, 1905
Elected to finish Clark's term[1][2]

Retired
58
5 Thomas H. Carter Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1911
59 4 Elected in 1904

Retired
60
61
6 HenrymyersMT.jpg Henry L. Myers Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1923
62 5 Elected in 1910
63
64
65 6 Re-elected in 1916

Retired
66
67
7 Senator Burton Kendall Wheeler.jpg Burton K. Wheeler Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1947
68 7 Elected in 1922
69
70
71 8 Re-elected in 1928
72
73
74 9 Re-elected in 1934
75
76
77 10 Re-elected in 1940

Lost renomination
78
79
8 Zales Nelson Ecton.jpg Zales Ecton Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
80 11 Elected in 1946

Lost re-election
81
82
9 Michael Joseph Mansfield.jpg Mike Mansfield Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1977
83 12 Elected in 1952[3]
84
85
86 13 Re-elected in 1958
87
88
89 14 Re-elected in 1964
90
91
92 15 Re-elected in 1970

Retired
93
94
10 John Melcher.jpg John Melcher Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1989
95 16 Elected in 1976
96
97
98 17 Re-elected in 1982

Lost re-election
99
100
11 Conrad Burns official portrait.jpg Conrad Burns Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2007
101 18 Elected in 1988
102
103
104 19 Re-elected in 1994
105
106
107 20 Re-elected in 2000

Lost re-election
108
109
12 Jon Tester, official 110th Congress photo.jpg Jon Tester Democratic January 3, 2007 –
Present
110 21 Elected in 2006
111
112
113 22 Re-elected in 2012
114
115
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 2[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 ThomasCPower.jpg Thomas C. Power Republican January 2, 1890 –
March 4, 1895
51 1 Elected in 1889

Retired
52
53
2 Thomas Henry Carter cph.3b27384.jpg Thomas H. Carter Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1901
54 2 Elected in 1895

Retired
55
56
3 Waclark.jpg William A. Clark Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1907
57 3 Elected in 1901

Retired
58
59
4 JosephMDixon.jpg Joseph M. Dixon Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 4, 1913
60 4 Elected in 1907

Lost re-election
61
62
5 Thomas James Walsh2.jpg Thomas J. Walsh Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 2, 1933
63 5 Elected in 1913
64
65
66 6 Re-elected in 1918
67
68
69 7 Re-elected in 1924
70
71
72 8 Re-elected in 1930

Died[4]
Vacant March 2, 1933 –
March 13, 1933
73
6 John Erickson.jpg John E. Erickson Democratic March 13, 1933 –
November 6, 1934
Self-appointed to continue Walsh's term

Lost nomination to finish Walsh's term
7 James Edward Murray.jpg James E. Murray Democratic November 7, 1934 –
January 3, 1961
Elected to finish Walsh's term[5]
74
75 9 Elected to full term in 1936
76
77
78 10 Re-elected in 1942
79
80
81 11 Re-elected in 1948
82
83
84 12 Re-elected in 1954

Retired
85
86
8 Lee Warren METCALF.jpg Lee Metcalf Democratic January 3, 1961 –
January 12, 1978
87 13 Elected in 1960[6]
88
89
90 14 Re-elected in 1966
91
92
93 15 Re-elected in 1972

Died
94
95
Vacant January 12, 1978 –
January 22, 1978
9 H000344.jpg Paul G. Hatfield Democratic January 22, 1978 –
December 12, 1978
Appointed to finish Metcalf's term

Lost nomination to full term,
then resigned early
to give successor preferential seniority
Vacant December 12, 1978 –
December 15, 1978
10 Max S Baucus.jpg Max Baucus Democratic December 15, 1978 –
February 6, 2014
Appointed early to finish Hatfield's term,
having already been elected to the next term[7]
96 16 Elected in 1978
97
98
99 17 Re-elected in 1984
100
101
102 18 Re-elected in 1990
103
104
105 19 Re-elected in 1996
106
107
108 20 Re-elected in 2002
109
110
111 21 Re-elected in 2008

Resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to China
112
113
Vacant February 6, 2014 –
February 9, 2014
11 John Walsh, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg John Walsh Democratic February 9, 2014 –
Present
Appointed to finish Baucus's term
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Paris Gibson". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gibson, Paris, (1830 - 1920)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Mike Mansfield". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Sen. Thomas J. Walsh". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Sen. James E. Murray". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Sen. Lee Metcalf". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Sen. Max Baucus". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 

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