List of United States Senators from Washington

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Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889, and elects its United States Senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Its current senators are Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.

Class 1[edit]

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 John Beard Allen.jpg John B. Allen Republican November 20, 1889 –
March 4, 1893
1 Elected in 1889

Legislature failed to re-elect
Vacant March 4, 1893 –
February 19, 1895
2 The legislature failed to elect a senator for the term beginning March 4, 1893. The governor appointed John Allen to serve until March 20, 1893, but the Senate rejected his credentials.
2 John L. Wilson.jpg John L. Wilson Republican February 19, 1895 –
March 4, 1899
2 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

Lost re-election
3 Addison Foster.jpg Addison G. Foster Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1905
3 Elected in 1898

Retired
4 Samuel Piles.jpg Samuel H. Piles Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1911
4 Elected in 1904

Retired
5 MilesPoindexter.jpg Miles Poindexter Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1923
5 Elected in 1910
6 Re-elected in 1916

Lost re-election
6 Clarence Cleveland Dill.jpg Clarence C. Dill Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
7 Elected in 1922
8 Re-elected in 1928

Retired
7 Lbschwellenbach.jpg Lewis B. Schwellenbach Democratic January 3, 1935 –
December 16, 1940
9 Elected in 1934

Resigned
Vacant December 16, 1940 –
December 19, 1940
9
8 Monrad Charles Wallgren.jpg Monrad C. Wallgren Democratic December 19, 1940 –
January 9, 1945
9 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
10 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

Resigned
9 Hugh Mitchell.jpg Hugh B. Mitchell Democratic January 10, 1945 –
December 25, 1946
10 Appointed to finish Wallgren's term

Lost election to next term and resigned early
10 HP Cain Senate.jpg Harry P. Cain Republican December 26, 1946 –
January 3, 1953
10 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
11 Elected in 1946

Lost re-election
11 HenryJackson.jpg Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Democratic January 3, 1953 –
September 1, 1983
12 Elected in 1952
13 Re-elected in 1958
14 Re-elected in 1964
15 Re-elected in 1970
16 Re-elected in 1976
17 Re-elected in 1982

Died
Vacant September 1, 1983 –
September 8, 1983
17
12 DanielJEvans.jpg Daniel J. Evans Republican September 8, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
17 Appointed to continue Jackson's term
Elected to finish Jackson's term
Retired
13 Slade Gorton, official Senate photo portrait.jpg Slade Gorton Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2001
18 Elected in 1988
19 Re-elected in 1994

Lost re-election
14 Maria Cantwell, official portrait, 110th Congress.jpg Maria Cantwell Democratic January 3, 2001 –
Present
20 Elected in 2000
21 Re-elected in 2006
22 Re-elected in 2012

Class 3[edit]

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 Watson C Squire.jpg Watson C. Squire Republican November 20, 1889 –
March 4, 1897
1 Elected in 1889
2 Re-elected in 1891

Lost re-election
2 George Turner (U.S. politician).jpg George Turner Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1903
3 Elected in 1897

Retired
3 Levi Ankeny.jpg Levi Ankeny Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1909
4 Elected in 1902

Lost renomination
4 Wesley Livsey Jones.jpg Wesley L. Jones Republican March 4, 1909 –
November 19, 1932
5 Elected in 1908
6 Re-elected in 1914
7 Re-elected in 1920
8 Re-elected in 1926

Died, having already lost re-election
Vacant November 19, 1932 –
November 22, 1932
8
5 Elijah Grammer.jpg Elijah S. Grammer Republican November 22, 1932 –
March 4, 1933
8 Appointed to finish Jones's term

Retired
6 Homer Bone.jpg Homer T. Bone Democratic March 4, 1933 –
November 13, 1944
9 Elected in 1932
10 Re-elected in 1938

Resigned
Vacant November 13, 1944 –
December 14, 1944
10
7 WarrenGMagnuson.jpg Warren G. Magnuson Democratic December 14, 1944 –
January 3, 1981
10 Appointed to finish Bone's term, having already been elected to the next term
11 Elected in 1944
12 Re-elected in 1950
13 Re-elected in 1956
14 Re-elected in 1962
15 Re-elected in 1968
16 Re-elected in 1974

Lost re-election
8 Slade Gorton, official Senate photo portrait.jpg Slade Gorton Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1987
17 Elected in 1980

Lost re-election
9 Brock Adams.jpg Brock Adams Democratic January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
18 Elected in 1986

Retired
10 Patty Murray, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Patty Murray Democratic January 3, 1993 –
Present
19 Elected in 1992
20 Re-elected in 1998
21 Re-elected in 2004
22 Re-elected in 2010

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

As of April 2015, there are two former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Washington who are currently living at this time, two from Class 1.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Daniel J. Evans 1983–1989 2 (1925-10-16) October 16, 1925 (age 89)
Slade Gorton 1981–1987
1989–2001
1
2
(1928-01-08) January 8, 1928 (age 87)

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