List of United States Senators from Nevada

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Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864. Its current senators are Democrat Harry Reid (Class 3) and Republican Dean Heller (Class 1).

Class 1[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 William M. Stewart - Brady-Handy.jpg William Stewart Republican February 1, 1865 –
March 4, 1875
38 1 Elected in 1865
39
40
41 2 Re-elected in 1869

Retired
42
43
2 William Sharon - Brady-Handy.jpg William Sharon Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
44 3 Elected in 1875

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46
3 James Graham Fair - Brady-Handy.jpg James Graham Fair Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1887
47 3 Elected in 1881

Lost re-election
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49
4 William M. Stewart - Brady-Handy.jpg William Stewart Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1905
50 4 Elected in 1887
51
52
Silver Republican 53 5 Re-elected in 1893
54
55
56 6 Re-elected in 1899

Retired
Republican 57
58
5 George Stuart Nixon.jpg George S. Nixon Republican March 4, 1905 –
June 5, 1912
59 7 Elected in 1905
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61
62 8 Re-elected in 1910

Died
Vacant June 5, 1912 –
July 1, 1912
6 M000229.jpg William A. Massey Republican July 1, 1912 –
January 29, 1913
Appointed to continue Nixon's term

Lost election to finish Nixon's term
7 Senator and president pro tem Key Pittman (D-NV).jpg Key Pittman Democratic January 29, 1913 –
November 10, 1940
62
(Continued)
Elected to finish Nixon's term
63
64
65 9 Elected to full term in 1916
66
67
68 10 Re-elected in 1922
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70
71 11 Re-elected in 1928
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74 12 Re-elected in 1934

Died, having been elected to the next term
75
76
Vacant November 10, 1940 –
November 27, 1940
8 BerkeleyBunker.jpg Berkeley L. Bunker Democratic November 27, 1940 –
December 6, 1942
Appointed to finish Pittman's previous term
77 13 Appointed to start Pittman's next term

Lost nomination to finish Pittman's next term
9 James G. Scrugham Democratic December 7, 1942 –
June 23, 1945
77
(Continued)
Elected to finish Pittman's term

Died
78
79
Vacant June 23, 1945 –
July 24, 1945
10 Edward P. Carville Democratic July 24, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Appointed to finish Scrugham's term

Lost nomination to full term
11 George malone.jpg George W. Malone Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
80 15 Elected in 1946
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83 16 Re-elected in 1952

Lost re-election
84
85
12 Howard Cannon.jpg Howard Cannon Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1983
86 17 Elected in 1958
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89 18 Re-elected in 1964
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92 19 Re-elected in 1970
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95 20 Re-elected in 1976

Lost re-election
96
97
13 Chic Hecht.JPG Chic Hecht Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
98 21 Elected in 1982

Lost re-election
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100
14 Richard Bryan (colorized).jpg Richard Bryan Democratic January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2001
101 22 Elected in 1988
102
103
104 23 Re-elected in 1994

Retired
105
106
15 Sen John Ensign official(2).jpg John Ensign Republican January 3, 2001 –
May 3, 2011
107 24 Elected in 2000
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110 25 Re-elected in 2006

Resigned
111
112
Vacant May 3, 2011 –
May 9, 2011
16 Dean Heller, Official Senate Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Dean Heller Republican May 9, 2011 –
Present
Appointed to finish Ensign's term
113 26 Elected to full term in 2012
114
115
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 3[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 James W. Nye - Brady-Handy.jpg James W. Nye Republican February 1, 1865 –
March 4, 1873
38 1 Elected in 1865
39
40 2 Re-elected in 1867

Lost re-election
41
42
2 JohnPJones.jpg John P. Jones Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1903
43 3 Elected in 1873
44
45
46 4 Re-elected in 1879
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48
49 5 Re-elected in 1885
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51
52 6 Re-elected in 1891
53
Silver 54
55 7 Re-elected in 1897

Retired
56
Republican 57
3 Francis Newlands.jpg Francis G. Newlands Democratic March 4, 1903 –
December 24, 1917
58 8 Elected in 1902
59
60
61 9 Re-elected in 1908
62
63
64 10 Re-elected in 1914

Died
65
Vacant December 24, 1917 –
January 12, 1918
4 Charles B. Henderson.jpg Charles Henderson Democratic January 12, 1918 –
March 4, 1921
65
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Newlands's term
Elected to finish Newlands's term

Lost election to full term
66
5 Tasker Oddie.jpg Tasker Oddie Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1933
67 11 Elected in 1920
68
69
70 12 Re-elected in 1926

Lost re-election
71
72
6 Pat McCarran Democratic March 4, 1933 –
September 28, 1954
73 13 Elected in 1932
74
75
76 14 Re-elected in 1938
77
78
79 15 Re-elected in 1944
80
81
82 16 Re-elected in 1950

Died
83
Vacant September 28, 1954 –
October 1, 1954
7 ErnestSBrown.jpg Ernest S. Brown Republican October 1, 1954 –
December 1, 1954
Appointed to continue McCarran's term

Lost election to finish McCarran's term
8 Alan Harvey Bible.jpg Alan Bible Democratic December 2, 1954 –
December 17, 1974
83
(continued)
Elected to finish McCarran's term
84
85 17 Elected to full term in 1956
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88 18 Re-elected in 1962
89
90
91 19 Re-elected in 1968

Retired, then resigned early
to give successor preferential seniority
92
93
9 Paul Laxalt (colorized).jpg Paul Laxalt Republican December 18, 1974 –
January 3, 1987
Appointed early to finish Bible's term,
having already been elected to the next term
94 20 Elected in 1974
95
96
97 21 Re-elected in 1980

Retired
98
99
10 Harry Reid official portrait 2009 crop.jpg Harry Reid Democratic January 3, 1987 –
Present
100 22 Elected in 1986
101
102
103 23 Re-elected in 1992
104
105
106 24 Re-elected in 1998
107
108
109 25 Re-elected in 2004
110
111
112 26 Re-elected in 2010
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# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

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