List of United States Senators from Ohio

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The state of Ohio elects one Class 1 and one Class 3 senator. Its current senators are Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman.

Class 1[edit]

# Senator Years Party Congress Term Electoral history
1 No image.svg John Smith April 1, 1803 –
April 25, 1808
Democratic-
Republican
8 1 Elected in 1803

Resigned
9
10
Vacant April 25, 1808 –
December 12, 1808
 
2 Return J. Meigs, Jr.jpg Return J. Meigs, Jr. December 12, 1808 –
December 8, 1810
Democratic-
Republican
10
(Continued)
Elected to finish Smith's term
11 2 Re-elected in 1809

Resigned to become Governor of Ohio
Vacant December 8, 1810 –
December 15, 1810
 
3 Thomas Worthington.gif Thomas Worthington December 15, 1810 –
December 1, 1814
Democratic-
Republican
11
(Continued)
Elected to finish Meigs's term

Resigned to become Governor of Ohio
12
13
Vacant December 1, 1814 –
December 10, 1814
 
4 No image.svgJoseph Kerr December 10, 1814 –
March 4, 1815
Democratic-
Republican
13
(Continued)
Elected to finish Worthington's term

Retired
5 BRuggles.jpg Benjamin Ruggles March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1833
Democratic-
Republican
14 3 Elected in 1815
15
16
17 4 Re-elected in 1821
Crawford
Republican
18
Anti-
Jacksonian
19
Adams 20 5 Re-elected in 1827

Retired
Anti-
Jacksonian
21
22
6 TMorris.jpg Thomas Morris March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1839
Democratic 23 6 Elected in 1833

Retired
24
25


7 Benjamin Tappan.jpg Benjamin Tappan March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1845
Democratic 26 7 Elected in 1838

Retired
27
28
8 TCorwin.jpg Thomas Corwin March 4, 1845 –
July 20, 1850
Whig 29 8 Elected in 1844

Resigned
30
31
9 ThomasEwingSr.jpg Thomas Ewing July 20, 1850 –
March 4, 1851
Whig 31
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Corwin's term

Lost re-election
Vacant March 4, 1851 –
March 15, 1851
  32 9
10 Benjamin F Wade - Brady-Handy (cropped).jpg Benjamin Wade March 15, 1851 –
March 4, 1869
Whig 32
(Continued)
elected March 15, 1851 on 37th ballot[1]
33
Republican 34
35 10 Re-elected in 1856
36
37
38 11 Re-elected in 1863

Lost renomination
39
40
11 Allen G. Thurman - Brady-Handy.jpg Allen G. Thurman March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1881
Democratic 41 12 Elected in 1869
42
43
44 13 Re-elected in 1875

Lost re-election
45
46
12 John-Sherman-2.jpg John Sherman March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1897
Republican 47 14 Elected in 1881
48
49
50 15 Re-elected in 1886
51
52
53 16 Re-elected in 1892

Resigned
54
55
13 MAHanna.jpg Marcus A. Hanna March 5, 1897 –
February 15, 1904
Republican 55
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Sherman's term
Elected to finish Sherman's term
56 17 Re-elected in 1898

Died
57
58
Vacant February 15, 1904 –
March 23, 1904
 
14 Senator Charles Dick of Ohio, 1858-1945 (cropped).jpg Charles W. F. Dick March 23, 1904 –
March 4, 1911
Republican 58
(Continued)
Elected to finish Hanna's term
59 18 Re-elected in 1905

Lost re-election
60
61
15 AtleePomereneBainPhotoportrait.jpg Atlee Pomerene March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1923
Democratic 62 19 Elected in 1910
63
64
65 20 Re-elected in 1916

Lost re-election
66
67
16 Simeon D. Fess 1918 crop of head.jpg Simeon D. Fess March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
Republican 68 21 Elected in 1922
69
70
71 22 Re-elected in 1928

Lost re-election
72
73
17 Alvin Victor Donahey.jpg A. Victor Donahey January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
Democratic 74 23 Elected in 1934

Retired
75
76
18 Harold Burton.jpg Harold H. Burton January 3, 1941 –
September 30, 1945
Republican 77 24 Elected in 1940

Resigned when appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
78
79
Vacant September 30, 1945 –
October 8, 1945
 
19 James Huffman.jpg James W. Huffman October 8, 1945 –
November 5, 1946
Democratic Appointed to continue Burton's term

Retired when successor elected
20 KingsleyarterTaft.jpg Kingsley A. Taft November 5, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
Republican 79
(Continued)
Elected to finish Burton's term

Retired
21 John William Bricker (Gov., Sen. OH).jpg John W. Bricker January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Republican 80 25 Elected in 1946
81
82
83 26 Re-elected in 1952

Lost re-election
84
85
22 StephenMYoung.jpg Stephen M. Young January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1971
Democratic 86 27 Elected in 1958
87
88
89 28 Re-elected in 1964

Retired
90
91
23 RobertTaftJr.jpg Robert Taft, Jr. January 3, 1971 –
December 28, 1976
Republican 92 29 Elected in 1970

Lost re-election and resigned early
93
94
24 Howard Metzenbaum.jpg Howard Metzenbaum December 29, 1976 –
January 3, 1995
Democratic 94
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Taft's term,
having already been elected to the next term
95 30 Elected in 1976
96
97
98 31 Re-elected in 1982
99
100
101 32 Re-elected in 1988

Retired
102
103
25 Mike DeWine official photo.jpg Mike DeWine January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2007
Republican 104 33 Elected in 1994
105
106
107 34 Re-elected in 2000

Lost re-election
108
109
26 Sherrod Brown, official Senate photo portrait, 2007.jpg Sherrod Brown January 3, 2007 –
Present
Democratic 110 35 Elected in 2006
111
112
113 36 Re-elected in 2012
114
115

Class 3[edit]

# Senator Years Party Congress Term Electoral history
1 Thomas Worthington.gif Thomas Worthington April 1, 1803 –
March 4, 1807
Democratic-
Republican
8 1 Elected in 1803

Retired
9
2 Portrait of Senator Edward Tiffin of Ohio.jpg Edward Tiffin March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
Democratic-
Republican
10 2 Elected in 1807

Resigned
Vacant March 3, 1809 –
May 18, 1809
  11
3 No image.svgStanley Griswold May 18, 1809 –
December 11, 1809
Democratic-
Republican
Appointed to finish Tiffin's term

Retired when successor elected
4 ACampbell.jpg Alexander Campbell December 11, 1809 –
March 4, 1813
Democratic-
Republican
11
(Continued)
Elected to finish Tiffin's term

Retired
12
5 Jeremiah Morrow.jpg Jeremiah Morrow March 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1819
Democratic-
Republican
13 3 Elected in 1813

Retired
14
15
6 Sen William Trimble.jpg William A. Trimble March 4, 1819 –
December 13, 1821
Democratic-
Republican
16 4 Elected in 1819

Died
17
Vacant December 13, 1821 –
January 3, 1822
 
7 Ethan Allen Brown at statehouse.jpg Ethan Allen Brown January 3, 1822 –
March 4, 1825
Democratic-
Republican
17
(Continued)
Elected to finish Trimble's term

Lost re-election
Adams-Clay
Republican
18
8 William Henry Harrison by James Reid Lambdin, 1835-crop.jpg William Henry Harrison March 4, 1825 –
May 20, 1828
Anti-
Jacksonian
19 5 Elected in 1824

Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Colombia
Adams 20


Vacant May 20, 1828 –
December 10, 1828
 
9 JacobBurnet cropped.jpg Jacob Burnet December 10, 1828 –
March 4, 1831
Adams 20
(Continued)
Elected to finish Harrison's term

Retired
Anti-
Jacksonian
21
10 ThomasEwingSr.jpg Thomas Ewing March 4, 1831 –
March 4, 1837
Anti-
Jacksonian
22 6 Elected in 1830

Lost re-election
23
24
11 William Allen, Senator from Ohio.tif William Allen March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1849
Democratic 25 7 Elected in 1836
26
27
28 8 Re-elected in 1842

Lost re-election
29
30
12 Mathew Brady, Portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, officer of the United States government (1860–1865, full version).jpg Salmon P. Chase March 4, 1849 –
March 4, 1855
Free Soil 31 9 Elected in 1848

Retired
32
33
13 George Pugh.jpg George E. Pugh March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1861
Democratic 34 10 Elected in 1854

Lost re-election
35
36
14 Mathew Brady, Portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, officer of the United States government (1860–1865, full version).jpg Salmon P. Chase March 4, 1861 –
March 6, 1861
Republican 37 11 Elected in 1860

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Vacant March 6, 1861 –
March 21, 1861
 
15 John-Sherman-2.jpg John Sherman March 21, 1861 –
March 8, 1877
Republican 37
(Continued)
Elected to finish Chase's term
38
39
40 12 Re-elected in 1866
41
42
43 13 Re-elected in 1872

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
44
45
Vacant March 8, 1877 –
March 21, 1877
 
16 Thomas Stanley Matthews - Brady-Handy.jpg Stanley Matthews March 21, 1877 –
March 4, 1879
Republican 45
(Continued)
Elected to finish Sherman's term

Retired
17 GHPendleton.jpg George H. Pendleton March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1885
Democratic 46 14 Elected in 1878

Lost renominiation
47
48
18 Henry B. Payne - Brady-Handy.jpg Henry B. Payne March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1891
Democratic 49 15 Elected in 1884

Retired
50
51
19 Calvin Stewart Brice.jpg Calvin S. Brice March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
Democratic 52 16 Elected in 1890

Lost re-election[2]
53
54
20 Joseph Benson Foraker.jpg Joseph B. Foraker March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1909
Republican 55 17 Elected in 1896
56
57
58 18 Re-elected in 1902

Lost re-election
59
60
21 Theodore Elijah Burton.jpg Theodore E. Burton March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1915
Republican 61 19 Elected in 1908

Retired
62
63
22 Warren G Harding portrait as senator June 1920.jpg Warren G. Harding March 4, 1915 –
January 13, 1921
Republican 64 20 Elected in 1914

Resigned to become President of the United States
65
66
23 Frank Bartlett Willis.jpg Frank B. Willis January 14, 1921 –
March 30, 1928
Republican 66
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Harding's term,
having already been elected to the next term
67 21 Elected in 1920
68
69
70 22 Re-elected in 1926

Died
Vacant March 30, 1928 –
April 5, 1928
 
24 Cyrus Locher.jpg Cyrus Locher April 5, 1928 –
December 14, 1928
Democratic Appointed to continue Willis's term

Lost nomination to finish Willis's term
25 Theodore E. Burton May 9 1929 crop.jpg Theodore E. Burton December 15, 1928 –
October 28, 1929
Republican 70
(Continued)
Elected to finish Willis's term

Died
71
Vacant October 28, 1929 –
November 5, 1929
 
26 Roscoe Conkling McCulloch.jpg Roscoe C. McCulloch November 5, 1929 –
November 30, 1930
Republican Appointed to continue Burton's term

Lost election to finish Burton's term
27 Time-magazine-cover-robert-johns-bulkley cropped.jpg Robert J. Bulkley December 1, 1930 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic 71
(Continued)
Elected to finish Burton's term
72
73 23 Re-elected in 1932

Lost re-election
74
75
28 Robert a taft.jpg Robert A. Taft January 3, 1939 –
July 31, 1953
Republican 76 24 Elected in 1938
77
78
79 25 Re-elected in 1944
80
81
82 26 Re-elected in 1950

Died
83
Vacant July 31, 1953 –
November 10, 1953
 
29 ThomasBurke.jpg Thomas A. Burke November 10, 1953 –
December 2, 1954
Democratic Appointed to continue Taft's term

Lost election to finish Taft's term
Vacant December 2, 1954 –
December 16, 1954
 
30 George Bender.jpg George H. Bender December 16, 1954 –
January 3, 1957
Republican Elected to finish Taft's term

Lost re-election
84
31 L000122.jpg Frank J. Lausche January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1969
Democratic 85 27 Elected in 1956
86
87
88 28 Re-elected in 1962

Lost renomination
89
90
32 WilliamBartSaxbe2.jpg William B. Saxbe January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1974
Republican 91 29 Elected in 1968

Resigned to become U.S. Attorney General
92
93
33 Howard Metzenbaum.jpg Howard Metzenbaum January 4, 1974 –
December 23, 1974
Democratic Appointed to finish Saxbe's term

Lost renomination and resigned early
34 John Glenn Low Res.jpg John Glenn December 24, 1974 –
January 3, 1999
Democratic 93
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Metzenbaum's term,
having been elected to the next term
94 30 Elected in 1974
95
96
97 31 Re-elected in 1980
98
99
100 32 Re-elected in 1986
101
102
103 33 Re-elected in 1992

Retired
104
105
35 George Voinovich, official photo portrait, 2006.jpg George Voinovich January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2011
Republican 106 34 Elected in 1998
107
108
109 35 Re-elected in 2004

Retired
110
111
36 Rob Portman, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Rob Portman January 3, 2011 –
Present
Republican 112 36 Elected in 2010
113
114

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 .... State of Ohio. p. 240. 
  2. ^ "Foraker will succeed Brice: Ohio's Republican Legislators Vote Solidly for the Ex-Governor" (PDF). New York Times. January 14, 1896.