List of United States Senators from Vermont

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Vermont was admitted to the Union on March 4, 1791. Its current United States Senators are Democrat Patrick Leahy and Independent Bernie Sanders. Leahy is the only Democrat ever elected to the Senate from Vermont but has held his office since 1975.

Class 1[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Mosesrobinson.jpg Moses Robinson Democratic-
Republican
October 17, 1791 –
October 15, 1796
2 1 Elected in 1791

Resigned
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2 Isaac Tichenor.jpg Isaac Tichenor Federalist October 18, 1796 –
October 17, 1797
4
(Continued)
Elected to finish Robinson's term
5 2 Re-elected in 1797

Resigned to become Governor of Vermont
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3 Nathaniel Chipman Federalist October 17, 1797 –
March 4, 1803
7
(Continued)
Elected to finish Tichenor's term

Lost re-election
4 Israel Smith.jpg Israel Smith Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
October 1, 1807
8 3 Elected in 1803

Resigned
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10
Vacant October 1, 1807 –
October 10, 1807
5 Jonathan Robinson Democratic-
Republican
October 10, 1807 –
March 4, 1815
10
(Continued)
Elected to finish Smith's term
11 4 Reelected in 1809

Retired
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13
6 Isaac Tichenor.jpg Isaac Tichenor Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1821
14 5 Elected in 1814

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7 Horatio seymour.jpg Horatio Seymour Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1821 –
March 4, 1833
17 6 Elected in 1821
Adams
Republican
18
Anti-
Jacksonian
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Adams 20 7 Re-elected in 1827

Retired to run for Governor of Vermont
Anti-
Jacksonian
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8 BSwift.jpg Benjamin Swift Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1839
23 8 Elected in 1833

Retired
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9 Samuel Shethar Phelps.jpg Samuel S. Phelps Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1851
26 9 Elected in 1839
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29 10 Re-elected in 1845

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10 Solomon Foot - Brady-Handy.jpg Solomon Foot Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 28, 1866
32 11 Elected in 1851
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Opposition 34
Republican 35 12 Re-elected in 1857
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38 13 Re-elected in 1863

Died
39
Vacant March 28, 1866 –
April 3, 1866
11 George F. Edmunds - Brady-Handy.jpg George F. Edmunds Republican April 3, 1866 –
November 1, 1891
39
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Foot's term
Elected to finish Foot's term
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41 14 Re-elected in 1869
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44 15 Re-elected in 1875
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47 16 Re-elected in 1881
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50 17 Re-elected in 1887

Resigned
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12 Redfield Proctor, bw photo portrait, 1904.jpg Redfield Proctor Republican November 2, 1891 –
March 4, 1908
52
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Edmund's term
Elected to finish Edmund's term
53 18 Re-elected in 1893
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56 19 Re-elected in 1899
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59 20 Re-elected in 1905

Died
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Vacant March 4, 1908 –
March 24, 1908
13 John Wolcott Stewart.jpg John W. Stewart Republican March 24, 1908 –
October 21, 1908
Appointed to continue Protor's term

Retired
14 Carroll Smalley Page.jpg Carroll S. Page Republican October 21, 1908 –
March 4, 1923
60
(Continued)
Elected to finish Stewart's term
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62 21 Re-elected in 1909
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65 22 Re-elected in 1916

Retired
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15 FrankLGreene.jpg Frank L. Greene Republican March 4, 1923 –
December 17, 1930
68 23 Elected in 1922
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71 24 Re-elected in 1928

Died
Vacant December 17, 1930 –
December 23, 1930
16 Frank C. Partridge.jpg Frank C. Partridge Republican December 23, 1930 –
March 31, 1931
71
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Greene's term

Lost nomination to finish Greene's term
72
17 Austin Warren Robinson.jpg Warren Austin Republican April 1, 1931 –
August 2, 1946
72 Elected to finish Greene's term
73
74 25 Re-elected in 1934
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77 26 Re-elected in 1940

Resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
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Vacant August 2, 1946 –
November 1, 1946
18 Ralph Edward Flanders.jpg Ralph Flanders Republican November 1, 1946 –
January 3, 1959
79
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Austin's term
80 27 Elected in 1946
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83 28 Re-elected in 1952

Retired
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19 WinstonProuty.jpg Winston L. Prouty Republican January 3, 1959 –
September 10, 1971
86 29 Elected in 1958
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89 30 Re-elected in 1964
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92 31 Re-elected in 1970

Died
Vacant September 10, 1971 –
September 16, 1971
20 Robert Theodore Stafford.jpg Robert Stafford Republican September 16, 1971 –
January 3, 1989
92
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Prouty's term
Elected to finish Prouty's term
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95 32 Re-elected in 1976
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98 33 Re-elected in 1982

Retired
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21 Jim Jeffords.jpg Jim Jeffords Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2007
101 34 Elected in 1988
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104 35 Re-elected in 1994
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107 36 Re-elected in 2000
switch from Rep. to Ind. effective June 6, 2001
Retired
Independent 107
(Continued)
108
109
22 Bernie Sanders.jpg Bernie Sanders Independent January 3, 2007 –
Present
110 37 Elected in 2006
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113 38 Re-elected in 2012
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# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 3[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 StephenRBradley.jpg Stephen R. Bradley Democratic-
Republican
October 17, 1791 –
March 4, 1795
2 1 Elected in 1791

Lost re-election
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2 Senatorelijahpaine.jpg Elijah Paine Federalist March 4, 1795 –
September 1, 1801
4 2 Elected in 1795
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7 3 Re-elected in 1801

Resigned
Vacant September 1, 1801 –
October 15, 1801
3 StephenRBradley.jpg Stephen R. Bradley Democratic-
Republican
October 15, 1801 –
March 4, 1813
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(Continued)
Elected to finish Paine's term
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10 4 Re-elected in 1807

Retired
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4 Dudley Chase Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
November 3, 1817
13 5 Elected in 1813

Resigned
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5 James Fisk politician.jpg James Fisk Democratic-
Republican
November 4, 1817 –
January 8, 1818
Elected to finish Chase's term

Resigned
Vacant January 8, 1818 –
October 20, 1818
6 William A. Palmer.jpg William A. Palmer Democratic-
Republican
October 20, 1818 –
March 4, 1825
15
(Continued)
Elected to finish Fisk's term
16 6 Re-elected in 1819

Retired
17
Adams-Clay
Republican
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7 Dudley Chase Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1831
19 7 Elected in 1825

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Adams 20
Anti-
Jacksonian
21
8 SPrentiss.jpg Samuel Prentiss Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1831 –
April 11, 1842
22 8 Elected in 1831
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Whig 25 9 Re-elected in 1837

Resigned
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Vacant April 11, 1842 –
April 23, 1842
9 Samuel Crafts.jpg Samuel C. Crafts Whig April 23, 1842 –
March 4, 1843
27
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Prentiss's term
Elected to finish Prentiss's term

Retired
10 WUpham.jpg William Upham Whig March 4, 1843 –
January 14, 1853
28 10 Elected in 1843
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31 11 Re-elected in 1849

Died
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Vacant January 14, 1853 –
January 17, 1853
11 Samuel Shethar Phelps.jpg Samuel S. Phelps Whig January 17, 1853 –
March 16, 1854
32
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Upham's term

Lost entitlement to sit[1]
33
Vacant March 16, 1854 –
October 14, 1854
12 Lawrence Brainerd.jpg Lawrence Brainerd Free Soil October 14, 1854 –
March 4, 1855
33
(Continued)
Retired
13 JCollamer2.jpg Jacob Collamer Whig March 4, 1855 –
November 9, 1865
34 12 Elected in 1855
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Republican 37 13 Re-elected in 1861

Died
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Vacant November 9, 1865 –
November 21, 1865
14 Luke Potter Poland.jpg Luke P. Poland Republican November 21, 1865 –
March 4, 1867
39
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Collamer's term
Elected to finish Collamer's term

Lost re-election
15 Justin Smith Morrill - Brady-Handy.jpg Justin S. Morrill Republican March 4, 1867 –
December 28, 1898
40 14 Elected in 1867
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43 15 Re-elected in 1873
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46 16 Re-elected in 1879
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49 17 Re-elected in 1885
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52 18 Re-elected in 1891
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55 19 Re-elected in 1897

Died
Vacant December 28, 1898 –
January 11, 1899
16 Johnathan Ross Senator.jpg Jonathan Ross Republican January 11, 1899 –
October 18, 1900
Appointed to continue Morrill's term

Retired when successor elected
17 William Paul Dillingham.jpg William P. Dillingham Republican October 18, 1900 –
July 23, 1923
55
(Continued)
Elected to finish Morrill's term
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58 20 Re-elected in 1903
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61 21 Re-elected in 1909
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64 22 Re-elected in 1914
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67 23 Re-elected in 1920

Died
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Vacant July 23, 1923 –
November 7, 1923
18 Porter Dale Senator.jpg Porter H. Dale Republican November 7, 1923 –
October 6, 1933
68
(Continued)
Elected to finish Dillingham's term
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70 24 Re-elected in 1926
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73 25 Re-elected in 1932

Died
Vacant October 6, 1933 –
November 21, 1933
19 Ernest W. Gibson.jpg Ernest W. Gibson Republican November 21, 1933 –
June 20, 1940
73
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Dale's term
Elected to finish Dale's term
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75
76 26 Re-elected in 1938

Died
Vacant June 20, 1940 –
June 24, 1940
20 Ernest W. Gibson Jr..jpg Ernest W. Gibson, Jr. Republican June 24, 1940 –
November 5, 1940
Appointed to continue his father's term

Retired
Vacant November 5, 1940 –
January 10, 1941
21 George David Aiken.jpg George Aiken Republican January 10, 1941 –
January 3, 1975
76
(Continued)
Elected to finish Gibson's term,
but took office late to finish Gubernatorial term
77
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79 27 Re-elected in 1944
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82 28 Re-elected in 1950
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85 29 Re-elected in 1956
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88 30 Re-elected in 1962
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91 31 Re-elected in 1968

Retired
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22 Patrick Leahy official photo.jpg Patrick Leahy Democratic January 3, 1975 –
Present
94 32 Elected in 1974
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97 33 Re-elected in 1980
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100 34 Re-elected in 1986
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103 35 Re-elected in 1992
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106 36 Re-elected in 1998
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109 37 Re-elected in 2004
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112 38 Re-elected in 2010
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Phelps had been appointed by the governor during a recess of the state legislature, and the legislature later convened and adjourned a session without electing a senator to replace fill the vacancy. The Senate ruled that Phelps had lost his entitlement to sit when the legislature adjourned. See The Constitution in Congress.