List of United States Senators from South Dakota

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South Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, and elects senators to Class 2 and Class 3. Its current senators are Democrat Tim Johnson and Republican John Thune.

Class 2[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 RichardFPettigrew.jpg Richard F. Pettigrew Republican November 2, 1889 –
March 4, 1901
51 1 Elected in 1889
52
53
54 2 Re-elected in 1894

Lost re-election
Silver
Republican
54
(Continued)
55
56
2 Robert J. Gamble Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 4, 1913
57 3 Elected in 1900
58
59
60 4 Re-elected in 1906

Lost renomination
61
62
3 ThomasSterling.jpg Thomas Sterling Republican March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1925
63 5 Elected in 1912
64
65
66 6 Re-elected in 1918

Lost renomination
67
68
4 WHMcMaster.jpg William H. McMaster Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 4, 1931
69 7 Elected in 1924

Lost re-election
70
71
5 William John Bulow.jpg William J. Bulow Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1943
72 8 Elected in 1930
73
74
75 9 Re-elected in 1936

Lost renomination
76
77
6 BushfieldH.jpg Harlan J. Bushfield Republican January 3, 1943 –
September 27, 1948
78 10 Elected in 1942

Died
79
80
Vacant September 27, 1948 –
October 6, 1948
7 SenatorVeraBushfield(R-SD).jpg Vera C. Bushfield Republican October 6, 1948 –
December 26, 1948
Appointed to finish Bushfield's term

Resigned when successor elected
Vacant December 26, 1948 –
December 31, 1948
8 KarlEarlMundt.jpeg Karl E. Mundt Republican December 31, 1948 –
January 3, 1973
80
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Bushfield's term,
having been elected to the next term
81 11 Elected in 1948
82
83
84 12 Re-elected in 1954
85
86
87 13 Re-elected in 1960
88
89
90 14 Re-elected in 1966

Retired
91
92
9 James Abourezk.jpg James Abourezk Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
93 15 Elected in 1972

Retired
94
95
10 Larry Pressler.jpg Larry Pressler Republican January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1997
96 16 Elected in 1978
97
98
99 17 Re-elected in 1984
100
101
102 18 Re-elected in 1990

Lost re-election
103
104
11 Tim Johnson official portrait, 2009.jpg Tim Johnson Democratic January 3, 1997 –
Present
105 19 Elected in 1996
106
107
108 20 Re-elected in 2002
109
110
111 21 Re-elected in 2008
112
113

Class 3[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 GideonMoody.jpg Gideon C. Moody Republican November 2, 1889 –
March 4, 1891
51 1 Elected in 1889

Lost re-election
2 James Henderson Kyle.jpg James H. Kyle Independent March 4, 1891 –
July 1, 1901
52 2 Elected in 1890
Populist 53
54
55 3 Re-elected in 1896

Died
56
Republican 57
Vacant July 1, 1901 –
July 11, 1901
3 Kittredgealfred.jpg Alfred B. Kittredge Republican July 11, 1901 –
March 4, 1909
57
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Kyle's term
58 4 Elected in 1902

Lost renomination
59
60
4 Crawfordcoe.jpg Coe I. Crawford Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1915
61 5 Elected in 1908

Lost renomination
62
63
5 ESJohnson.jpg Edwin S. Johnson Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 4, 1921
64 6 Elected in 1914

Retired
65
66
6 PeterNorbeck R-SD.jpg Peter Norbeck Republican March 4, 1921 –
December 20, 1936
67 7 Elected in 1920
68
69
70 8 Re-elected in 1926
71
72
73 9 Re-elected in 1932

Died
74
Vacant December 20, 1936 –
December 29, 1936
7 Herbert Emery Hitchcock.jpg Herbert E. Hitchcock Democratic December 29, 1936 –
November 8, 1938
Appointed to continue Norbeck's term

Lost election to finish Norbeck's term
8 Gladys Pyle.jpg Gladys Pyle Republican November 9, 1938 –
January 3, 1939
74
(Continued)
Elected to finish Norbeck's term

Retired
75
9 John Chandler Gurney.jpg John Chandler Gurney Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1951
76 10 Elected in 1938
77
78
79 11 Re-elected in 1944

Lost renomination
80
81
10 Francis Higbee Case.jpg Francis H. Case Republican January 3, 1951 –
June 22, 1962
82 12 Elected in 1950
83
84
85 13 Re-elected in 1956

Died
86
87
Vacant June 22, 1962 –
July 9, 1962
11 Bottum.jpg Joseph H. Bottum Republican July 9, 1962 –
January 3, 1963
87
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Case's term

Lost election to full term
12 George McGovern bioguide.jpg George S. McGovern Democratic January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1981
88 14 Elected in 1962
89
90
91 15 Re-elected in 1968
92
93
94 16 Re-elected in 1974

Lost re-election
95
96
13 JamesAbdnor.jpg James Abdnor Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1987
97 17 Elected in 1980

Lost re-election
98
99
14 Tom Daschle, official Senate photo.jpg Tom Daschle Democratic January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 2005
100 18 Elected in 1986
101
102
103 19 Re-elected in 1992
104
105
106 20 Re-elected in 1998

Lost re-election
107
108
15 John Thune, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg John Thune Republican January 3, 2005 –
Present
109 21 Elected in 2004
110
111
112 22 Re-elected in 2010
113
114

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