President of the Illinois Senate

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This is a complete list of the Presidents of the Illinois Senate as of 2012. Each was chosen since the Illinois General Assembly's thirty-second session in 1881. Prior to 1973, the Senate was led by the Lieutenant Governor and so the elected officers listed, until then, were known as President pro tempore of the Illinois Senate. Since then, the Illinois Senate has elected its president from its membership.

The colors indicate the political party affiliation of each presiding officer.

Ex officio Presidents[edit]

Presidents pro tempore[edit]

# President Party General Assembly Date of Election
1 William J. Campbell Republican 32nd January 6, 1881
33rd
34th
2 August W. Berggren Republican 35th January 5, 1887
3 Theodore S. Chapman Republican 36th January 9, 1889
4 Milton W. Matthews Republican 37th January 7, 1891
5 John W. Coppinger Democrat 38th January 4, 1893
6 Charles Bogardus Republican 39th January 9, 1895
7 Hendrick V. Fisher Republican 40th January 6, 1897
8 Walter Warder Republican 41st January 4, 1899
9 John J. Brenholt Republican 42nd January 9, 1901
10 John C. McKenzie Republican 43rd January 7, 1903
11 Leon A. Townsend Republican 44th January 4, 1905
12 Orville F. Berry Republican
13 Stanton C. Pemberton Republican 45th January 9, 1907
14 Robert S. Hamilton Republican 46th January 6, 1909
15 Henry M. Dunlap Republican 47th January 4, 1911
16 Walter I. Manny Democrat 48th January 22, 1913
17 Stephen D. Canady Democrat 49th January 6, 1915
18 Adam C. Cliffe Republican 50th January 3, 1917
51st
19 William S. Jewell Republican 52nd January 5, 1921
20 Richard J. Barr Republican 53rd January 3, 1923
54th
55th
21 Martin R. Carlson Republican 56th January 9, 1929
22 Richard J. Barr Republican 57th January 7, 1931
23 Richey V. Graham Democrat 58th January 4, 1933
59th
24 George M. Maypole Democrat 60th January 6, 1937
61st
25 Arnold P. Benson Republican 62nd January 8, 1941
63rd
26 Edward E. Laughlin Republican 64th January 3, 1945
65th
27 Wallace Thompson Republican 66th January 10, 1949
67th
28 Walker Butler Republican 68th January 7, 1953
29 Arthur J. Bidwill Republican 69th January 5, 1955
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
30 W. Russell Arrington Republican 74th January 6, 1965
75th
76th
31 Cecil A. Partee Democrat 77th January 6, 1971

Presidents[edit]

# President Party General Assembly Date of Election
32 William C. Harris Republican 78th January 10, 1973
33 Cecil A. Partee Democrat 79th January 8, 1975
34 Thomas C. Hynes Democrat 80th February 16, 1977
35 Philip J. Rock Democrat 81st January 10, 1979
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
36 James "Pate" Philip Republican 88th January 13, 1993
89th
90th
91st
92nd
37 Emil Jones, Jr. Democrat 93rd January 8, 2003
94th
95th
38 John Cullerton Democrat 96th January 14, 2009
97th
98th

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