List of United States Senators from Utah

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Utah was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896, and elects senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Its current senators are Republicans Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee.

Class 1[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Frank J Cannon.jpg Frank J. Cannon
Republican
 
January 22, 1896 –
March 4, 1899
54 1 Elected in 1896
Silver
Republican
55
Vacant
Utah's Legislature was unable to agree on an appointee;
Cannon and Alfred W. McCune were the frontrunners.[1]
March 4, 1899 –
January 23, 1901
56 2
2 Thomas Kearns.jpg Thomas Kearns Republican January 23, 1901 –
March 4, 1905
56
(Continued)
Elected 1901

Retired
57
58
3 Senator George Sutherland 2.jpg George Sutherland Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1917
59 3 Elected in 1905
60
61
62 4 Re-elected in 1911

Lost re-election
63
64
4 WilliamHKing.jpg William H. King Democratic March 4, 1917 –
January 3, 1941
65 5 Elected in 1916
66
67
68 6 Re-elected in 1922
69
70
71 7 Re-elected in 1928
72
73
74 8 Re-elected in 1934

Lost renomination
75
76
5 Orrice Abram, Jr. Murdock.jpg Abe Murdock Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1947
77 9 Elected in 1940

Lost re-election
78
79
6 Arthur Vivian Watkins.jpg Arthur V. Watkins Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
80 10 Elected in 1946
81
82
83 11 Re-elected in 1952

Lost re-election
84
85
7 Frank Moss.jpg Frank E. Moss Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1977
86 12 Elected in 1958
87
88
89 13 Re-elected in 1964
90
91
92 14 Re-elected in 1970

Lost re-election
93
94
8 Orrin Hatch, Official Photograph.jpg Orrin Hatch Republican January 3, 1977 –
Present
95 15 Elected in 1976
96
97
98 16 Re-elected in 1982
99
100
101 17 Re-elected in 1988
102
103
104 18 Re-elected in 1994
105
106
107 19 Re-elected in 2000
108
109
110 20 Re-elected in 2006
111
112
113 21 Re-elected in 2012
114
115

Class 3[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Senator Arthur Brown.jpg Arthur Brown Republican January 22, 1896 –
March 4, 1897
54 1 Elected in 1896

Retired
2 Joseph Lafayette Rawlins.jpg Joseph L. Rawlins Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1903
55 2 Elected in 1897

Lost renomination
56
57
3 Reed Smoot, bw photo portrait, Bain News Service.jpg Reed Smoot Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1933
58 3 Elected in 1903
59
60
61 4 Re-elected in 1909
62
63
64 5 Re-elected in 1914
65
66
67 6 Re-elected in 1920
68
69
70 7 Re-elected in 1926

Lost re-election
71
72
4 Elbert Thomas.jpg Elbert D. Thomas Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1951
73 8 Elected in 1932
74
75
76 9 Re-elected in 1938
77
78
79 10 Re-elected in 1944

Lost re-election
80
81
5 Wallace Bennett.jpg Wallace F. Bennett Republican January 3, 1951 –
December 20, 1974
82 11 Elected in 1950
83
84
85 12 Re-elected in 1956
86
87
88 13 Re-elected in 1962
89
90
91 14
 
Re-elected in 1968

Retired, and resigned early to give successor preferential seniority
92
93
6 Jake Garn.jpg Jake Garn Republican December 21, 1974 –
January 3, 1993
93
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Bennett's term,
having already been elected to the next term
94 15 Elected in 1974
95
96
97 16 Re-elected in 1980
98
99
100 17 Re-elected in 1986

Retired
101
102
7 Bob Bennett official portrait, 2009.jpg Bob Bennett Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
103 18 Elected in 1992
104
105
106 19 Re-elected in 1998
107
108
109 20 Re-elected in 2004

Lost renomination
110
111
8 Mike Lee official portrait 112th Congress.jpg Mike Lee Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
112 21 Elected in 2010
113
114

Living former U.S. Senators from Utah[edit]

As of April 2015, there are two former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Utah who are currently living at this time, two from Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Jake Garn 1974–1993 3 (1932-10-12) October 12, 1932 (age 82)
Bob Bennett 1993–2011 3 (1933-09-18) September 18, 1933 (age 81)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utah Fails to Elect Senator". Boston Evening Transcript. March 10, 1899. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 

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