Political party strength in Maine

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Maine:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Democratic (D),       Democratic-Republican (DR),       Federalist (F),       Greenback (GB),       Independent (I),       National Republican (NR),       National Union (NU),       Opposition (O),       Republican (R), and       Whig (W).

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Secretary of State State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House District 1 U.S. House District 2 Former U.S. House Districts
1820 William King (DR)[1] John Holmes (DR) John Chandler (DR) At large: Joseph Dane (F) James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins (DR) Green tickY
William D. Williamson (DR)[2][3] Joseph Dane (F) Ezekiel Whitman (F) 5DR
Benjamin Ames (DR)[4][5]
1822 Daniel Rose (DR)[2]
Albion K. Parris (DR)[6] vacant
1823 William Burleigh (DR) Mark Harris (DR)
Stephen Longfellow (F)
1824 John Quincy Adams and John C. Calhoun (DR) Green tickY
1825 William Burleigh (NR) John Anderson (DR) 3DR, 2NR
1827 Enoch Lincoln (DR)[7] Albion K. Parris (DR)[5] 3NR, 2DR
Rufus McIntire (DR)
1828 John Quincy Adams and Richard Rush (DR) Red XN
1829 John Holmes (NR) Peleg Sprague (NR) 3DR, 2NR
Nathan Cutler (D)[8]
1830 Joshua Hall (D)[4]
Jonathan Hunton (NR)
1831 Samuel E. Smith (D) 4DR, 1NR
1832 Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren (D) Green tickY
1833 Ether Shepley (DR)[5] Francis Smith (DR) 5DR, 1NR
1834 Robert P. Dunlap (D)
1835 John Ruggles (D) John Fairfield (D)[5] 4DR, 2NR
1836 Judah Dana (DR) Martin Van Buren and Richard Mentor Johnson (D) Green tickY
1837 Reuel Williams (D)[5] Francis Smith (D) 4D, 2W
1838 Edward Kent (W)[9] 3D, 3W
1839 John Fairfield (D)[5] Nathan Clifford (D) Albert Smith (D) 4D, 2W
1840 William Henry Harrison and John Tyler (W) Green tickY
1841 Richard H. Vose (W)[2] George Evans (W) William Pitt Fessenden (W) 3D, 3W
Edward Kent (W)
1842 John Fairfield (D)[10]
Edward Kavanaugh (D)[2][5] vacant Joshua Herrick (D) Robert P. Dunlap (D) 3D, 2W
1844 David Dunn (D)[4][5] John Fairfield (D)[7] James K. Polk and George M. Dallas (D) Green tickY
John W. Dana (D)[2]
Hugh J. Anderson (D)
1845 John Fairfield Scamman (D) 4D, 1W
1847 James W. Bradbury (D) David Hammons (D) Asa Clapp (D)
John W. Dana (D)
1848 Wyman B. S. Moor (D) Lewis Cass and William O. Butler (D) Red XN
Hannibal Hamlin (D)[11]
1849 Elbridge Gerry (D) Nathaniel Littlefield (D) 3D, 2W
John Hubbard (D)
1851 Moses MacDonald (D) John Appleton (D)
1852 3W, 2D Franklin Pierce and William R. King (D) Green tickY
1853 William G. Crosby (W) vacant Samuel Mayall (D) 3W, 1D
1854 William Pitt Fessenden (W)
1855 Anson P. Morrill (R) John M. Wood (R) John J. Perry (O) 2O, 1D, 1R
1856 Samuel Wells (D) John C. Fremont and William L. Dayton (R) Red XN
1857 Hannibal Hamlin (R)[10] Amos Nourse (R) Charles J. Gilman (R) 4R
Joseph H. Williams (R)[2] Hannibal Hamlin (R)
1858 Lot M. Morrill (R)
1859 William Pitt Fessenden (R)[5] Daniel E. Somes (R) John J. Perry (R)
1860 Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin (R) Green tickY
1861 Israel Washburn Jr. (R) Lot M. Morrill (R) John N. Goodwin (R) Charles W. Walton (R)[5]
1862 vacant
1863 Abner Coburn (R) Lorenzo De Medici Sweat (D) Thomas Fessenden (R) 3R
Sidney Perham (R)
1864 Samuel Cony (R) Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson (NU) Green tickY
Nathan A. Farwell (R)
1865 William Pitt Fessenden (R)[7] John Lynch (R)
1867 Joshua L. Chamberlain (R)
1868 Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax (R) Green tickY
1869 Hannibal Hamlin (R) Samuel P. Morrill (R)
Lot M. Morrill (R)
1871 Sidney Perham (R) William P. Frye (R)
1872 Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson (R) Green tickY
1873 John H. Burleigh (R)
1874 Nelson Dingley, Jr. (R)
1876 Selden Connor (R) Rutherford B. Hayes and William Almon Wheeler (R) Green tickY
James G. Blaine (R)
1877 Thomas Brackett Reed (R)
1879 Alonzo Garcelon (D) 2GB, 1R
1880 Daniel F. Davis (R) James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur (R) Green tickY
1881 Harris M. Plaisted (D) Eugene Hale (R) William P. Frye (R)[7] vacant
Nelson Dingley, Jr. (R)
1883 Frederick Robie (R) At large: Thomas B. Reed; Nelson Dingley, Jr.; Seth L. Milliken; and Charles A. Boutelle (R)
1884 James G. Blaine and John Alexander Logan (R) Red XN
1885 Thomas Brackett Reed (R)[5] Nelson Dingley, Jr. (R)[7] 2R
1887 Joseph R. Bodwell (R)[7]
Sebastian Streeter Marble (R)[2]
1888 Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton (R) Green tickY
1889 Edwin C. Burleigh (R)
1892 Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid (R) Red XN
1893 Henry B. Cleaves (R)
1896 William McKinley and Garret A. Hobart (R) Green tickY
1897 Llewellyn Powers (R)
1899 vacant
vacant Charles E. Littlefield (R)[5]
1900 Amos L. Allen (R) William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (R) Green tickY
1901 John Fremont Hill (R)
1904 Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks Green tickY
1905 William T. Cobb (R)
1908 William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909 Bert M. Fernald (R) John P. Swasey (R)
1911 Frederick W. Plaisted (D) Charles Fletcher Johnson (D) Asher Hinds (R) Daniel J. McGillicuddy (D) 1R, 1D
Obadiah Gardner (D)
1912 Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1913 William T. Haines (R) Edwin C. Burleigh (R)[7] 2R
1915 Oakley C. Curtis (D) John E. Bunker (D)
1916 Charles Evans Hughes and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Red XN
Bert M. Fernald (R)
1917 Carl E. Milliken (R) Frank W. Ball (R) Frederick Hale (R) Louis B. Goodall (R) Wallace H. White, Jr. (R)
1920 Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921 Frederic H. Parkhurst (R)[7] Carroll L. Beedy (R)
Percival P. Baxter (R)[12]
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 Owen Brewster (R)
Arthur R. Gould (R)
1927 Edgar C. Smith (R)
1928 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 William Tudor Gardiner (R)
1931 Wallace H. White, Jr. (R) Donald B. Partridge (R)
1932 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Red XN
1933 Louis J. Brann (D) Robinson C. Tobey (R) Edward C. Moran, Jr. (D) John G. Utterback (D)
1935 Lewis O. Barrows (R) Simon M. Hamlin (D) Owen Brewster (R)
1936 Alf Landon and Frank Knox (R) Red XN
1937 Lewis O. Barrows (R) Frederick Robie (R) James C. Oliver (R) Clyde H. Smith (R)[7]
1940 Wendell Willkie and Charles L. McNary (R) Red XN
Margaret Chase Smith (R)
1941 Sumner Sewall (R) Owen Brewster (R)[5] Frank Fellows (R)[7]
1942 Harold I. Goss (R)
1943 32R, 1D 136R, 15D Robert Hale (R)
1944 Thomas E. Dewey and John W. Bricker (R) Red XN
1945 Horace A. Hildreth (R) 31R, 2D 136R, 15D
1947 30R, 3D 127R, 24D
1948 Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren (R) Red XN
1949 Frederick G. Payne (R) 28R, 5D 125R, 25D Margaret Chase Smith (R) Charles P. Nelson (R)
1951 31R, 2D 126R, 24D, 1I
Clifford McIntire (R)
1952 Burton M. Cross (R) Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 Nathaniel M. Haskell (R) 31R, 2D 127R, 24D Frederick G. Payne (R)
1954 Burton M. Cross (R)
1955 Edmund Muskie (D) 27R, 6D 117R, 34D
1957 25R, 8D 100R, 51D Frank M. Coffin (D)
1959 Clinton Clauson (D) 21R, 12D 93R, 58D Edmund Muskie (D) James C. Oliver (D)
1960 John H. Reed (R) Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) Red XN
1961 Paul A. MacDonald (R) 30R, 3D 112R, 39D Peter A. Garland (R) Stanley R. Tupper (R)
1963 29R, 5D 110R, 41D Stanley R. Tupper (R) Clifford McIntire (R) districts eliminated
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 Kenneth M. Curtis (D) 29D, 5R 81D, 70R William Hathaway (D)
1967 Kenneth M. Curtis (D) Joseph T. Edgar (D) 24R, 10D 94R, 57D Peter N. Kyros (D)
1968 Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie (D) Red XN
1969 18R, 14D 85R, 66D
1971 18R, 14D 80R, 71D
1972 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1973 22R, 11D 79R, 72D William Hathaway (D) William Cohen (R)
1975 James Longley (I) Markham L. Gartley (D) 19R, 15D 91D, 51R, 1I David F. Emery (R)
1976 Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
1977 21R, 12D 88D, 63R
1979 Joseph E. Brennan (D) Rodney S. Quinn (D) 19R, 13D, 1I 77D, 73R, 1I William Cohen (R) Olympia Snowe (R)
1980 George Mitchell (D) Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 17R, 16D 84D, 67R
1983 23D, 10R 93D, 58R John R. McKernan, Jr. (R)
1985 24D, 11R 85D, 66R
1987 John R. McKernan, Jr. (R) 20D, 15R 87D, 63R, 1I Joseph E. Brennan (D)
1988 George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 William Diamond (D) 20D, 15R 98D, 53R
1991 21D, 14R 97D, 54R Thomas Andrews (D)
1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1993 20D, 15R 91D, 58R, 2I
1995 Angus King (I) 18R, 16D, 1I 75D, 75R, 1I Olympia Snowe (R) James B. Longley, Jr. (R) John Baldacci (D)
1997 Dan Gwadosky (D) 19D, 15R, 1I 81D, 69R, 1I Susan Collins (R) Tom Allen (D)
1999 19D, 15R, 1I 79D, 71R, 1I
2000 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D) Red XN
2001 17R, 17D, 1I 88D, 62, 1I
2003 John Baldacci (D) 18D, 17R 82D, 66R, 2I, 1G Mike Michaud (D)
2004 John Kerry and John Edwards (D) Red XN
2005 Matthew Dunlap (D) 19D, 16R 74D, 73R, 3I, 1G
2007 18D, 17R 90D, 59R, 2I
2008 Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Green tickY
2009 20D, 15R 95D, 55R, 1I Chellie Pingree (D)
2011 Paul LePage (R) Charlie Summers (R) 20R, 14D, 1I 78R, 72D, 1I
2013 Matthew Dunlap (D) 19D, 15R, 1I 89D, 58R, 4I Angus King (I)
2015 20R, 15D 79D, 68R, 4I Bruce Poliquin (R)
Year Governor Secretary of State State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House District 1 U.S. House District 2 Former U.S. House Districts Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress


  1. ^ Resigned to take appointment as a minister to negotiate a treaty with Spain.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g As president of the state Senate, filled unexpired term.
  3. ^ Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States House of Representatives.
  4. ^ a b c As speaker of the state House, filled unexpired term.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Resigned.
  6. ^ Elected to the United States Senate.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Died in office.
  8. ^ As president of the state Senate, filled unexpired term until his Senate term expired.
  9. ^ Won a close election, but Democrats challenged the election. He was finally declared the winner by the state Supreme Court and sworn in on January 19, 1838.
  10. ^ a b Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  11. ^ Resigned to take an elected seat as Governor.
  12. ^ As president of the senate, filled unexpired term, and was later elected in his own right.

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