List of United States Senators who died in the 2000s

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This is a list of the 46 United States Senators who died in the 2000s decade. There are 4 senators listed in bold who died in office. No births have been recorded for these years.

Births[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

Senator State Served Party Date of birth Date of death Age
Carl Curtis Nebraska 1955–1979 Republican March 15, 1905 January 24, 2000 94 years, 315 days
Maurine B. Neuberger Oregon 1960–1967 Democratic January 9, 1907 February 22, 2000 93 years, 44 days
Paul G. Hatfield Montana 1978 Democratic April 29, 1928 July 3, 2000 72 years, 65 days
John O. Pastore Rhode Island 1950–1976 Democratic March 17, 1907 July 15, 2000 93 years, 120 days
Paul Coverdell Georgia 1993–2000 Republican January 20, 1939 July 18, 2000 61 years, 180 days
Alan Cranston California 1969–1993 Democratic June 19, 1914 December 31, 2000 86 years, 195 days
Mike Mansfield Montana 1953–1977 Democratic March 16, 1903 October 5, 2001 98 years, 203 days
Harrison A. Williams New Jersey 1959–1982 Democratic December 10, 1919 November 17, 2001 81 years, 342 days
Paul Fannin Arizona 1965–1977 Republican January 29, 1907 January 13, 2002 94 years, 349 days
Howard Cannon Nevada 1959–1983 Democratic January 26, 1912 March 5, 2002 90 years, 38 days
Herman Talmadge Georgia 1957–1981 Democratic August 9, 1913 March 21, 2002 88 years, 224 days
Louis C. Wyman New Hampshire 1974–1975 Republican March 16, 1917 May 5, 2002 85 years, 50 days
Paul Wellstone Minnesota 1991–2002 Democratic-Farmer-Labor July 21, 1944 October 25, 2002 58 years, 96 days
Maurice J. Murphy Jr. New Hampshire 1961–1962 Republican October 3, 1927 October 27, 2002 75 years, 24 days
Edwin L. Mechem New Mexico 1962–1964 Republican July 2, 1912 November 27, 2002 90 years, 148 days
Frank Moss Utah 1959–1977 Democratic September 23, 1911 January 29, 2003 91 years, 128 days
Daniel P. Moynihan New York 1977–2001 Democratic March 16, 1927 March 26, 2003 76 years, 10 days
Russell B. Long Louisiana 1948–1987 Democratic November 3, 1918 May 9, 2003 84 years, 187 days
Strom Thurmond South Carolina 1954–1956, 1956–2003 Democratic, Republican December 5, 1902 June 26, 2003 100 years, 203 days
Vance Hartke Indiana 1959–1977 Democratic May 31, 1919 July 27, 2003 84 years, 57 days
Paul Simon Illinois 1985–1997 Democratic November 29, 1928 December 9, 2003 75 years, 10 days
William V. Roth Jr. Delaware 1971–2001 Republican July 22, 1921 December 13, 2003 82 years, 144 days
Hiram Fong Hawaii 1959–1977 Republican October 15, 1906 August 18, 2004 97 years, 308 days
Brock Adams Washington 1987–1993 Democratic January 13, 1927 September 10, 2004 77 years, 241 days
Pierre Salinger California 1964 Democratic June 14, 1925 October 16, 2004 79 years, 124 days
Howell Heflin Alabama 1979–1997 Democratic June 19, 1921 March 29, 2005 83 years, 283 days
J. James Exon Nebraska 1979–1997 Democratic August 9, 1921 June 10, 2005 83 years, 305 days
Gaylord Nelson Wisconsin 1963–1981 Democratic June 4, 1916 July 3, 2005 89 years, 29 days
Eugene McCarthy Minnesota 1959–1971 Democratic-Farmer-Labor March 29, 1916 December 10, 2005 89 years, 256 days
William Proxmire Wisconsin 1957–1989 Democratic November 11, 1915 December 15, 2005 90 years, 34 days
John G. Beall Jr. Maryland 1971–1977 Republican June 19, 1927 March 24, 2006 78 years, 278 days
Chic Hecht Nevada 1983–1989 Republican November 30, 1928 May 15, 2006 77 years, 166 days
Lloyd Bentsen Texas 1971–1993 Democratic February 11, 1921 May 23, 2006 85 years, 101 days
Robert Stafford Vermont 1971–1989 Republican August 8, 1913 December 23, 2006 93 years, 137 days
George Smathers Florida 1951–1969 Democratic November 14, 1913 January 20, 2007 93 years, 67 days
Thomas Eagleton Missouri 1968–1987 Democratic September 4, 1929 March 4, 2007 77 years, 181 days
Craig L. Thomas Wyoming 1995–2007 Republican February 17, 1933 June 4, 2007 74 years, 107 days
Daniel Brewster Maryland 1963–1969 Democratic November 23, 1923 August 19, 2007 83 years, 269 days
Howard Metzenbaum Ohio 1974, 1976–1995 Democratic June 4, 1917 March 12, 2008 90 years, 282 days
Jesse Helms North Carolina 1973–2003 Republican October 18, 1921 July 4, 2008 86 years, 261 days
Claiborne Pell Rhode Island 1961–1997 Democratic November 22, 1918 January 1, 2009 90 years, 40 days
James B. Pearson Kansas 1962–1978 Republican May 7, 1920 January 13, 2009 88 years, 251 days
Ted Kennedy Massachusetts 1962–2009 Democratic February 22, 1932 August 25, 2009 77 years, 184 days
Henry Bellmon Oklahoma 1969–1981 Republican September 3, 1921 September 29, 2009 88 years, 26 days
Clifford Hansen Wyoming 1967–1978 Republican October 16, 1912 October 20, 2009 97 years, 4 days
Paula Hawkins Florida 1981–1987 Republican January 24, 1927 December 4, 2009 82 years, 314 days

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