List of United States Senators born outside the United States

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a list of United States Senators born outside the United States. It includes Senators born outside the United States, Senators born to American parents outside the United States, and Senators born in territories outside the United States that were later incorporated into the United States.

Name Birthplace
(current country)
State(s) represented Party Years
Armstrong, David H.David H. Armstrong  Canada[a] Missouri Democratic 1877–1879
Baird, DavidDavid Baird Northern Ireland Northern Ireland[b] New Jersey Republican 1918–1919
Baker, EdwardEdward Baker  England Oregon Republican 1860–1861
Beck, James B.James B. Beck  Scotland Kentucky Democratic 1877–1890
Benjamin, Judah P.Judah P. Benjamin  U.S. Virgin Islands[c] Louisiana Whig 1853–1859
Democratic 1859–1861
Bennet, MichaelMichael Bennet  India Colorado Democratic 2009–present
Boschwitz, RudyRudy Boschwitz  Germany Minnesota Republican 1978–1991
Butler, PiercePierce Butler  Ireland South Carolina Pro-Administration 1789–1791
Anti-Administration 1791–1795
Democratic-Republican 1795–1796, 1802–1804
Campbell, George W.George W. Campbell  Scotland Tennessee Democratic-Republican 1811–1814, 1815–1818
Casserly, EugeneEugene Casserly  Ireland California Democratic 1869–1873
Conness, JohnJohn Conness  Ireland California Democratic 1863–1869
Couzens, JamesJames Couzens  Canada Michigan Republican 1922–1936
Cruz, TedTed Cruz  Canada Texas Republican 2013–present
Davis, James J.James J. Davis  Wales Pennsylvania Republican 1930–1945
Duckworth, TammyTammy Duckworth  Thailand Illinois Democratic 2017–present
Dudley, Charles E.Charles E. Dudley  England New York Jacksonian Democrat 1829–1833
Fair, James GrahamJames Graham Fair  Northern Ireland[d] Nevada Democratic 1881–1887
Fromentin, EligiusEligius Fromentin  France Louisiana Democratic-Republican 1813–1819
Gallatin, AlbertAlbert Gallatin   Switzerland Pennsylvania Democratic-Republican 1793–1794[e]
Gallinger, JacobJacob Gallinger  Canada[f] New Hampshire Republican 1891–1918
Gooding, FrankFrank Gooding  England Idaho Republican 1921–1928
Harper, WilliamWilliam Harper  Antigua and Barbuda[g] South Carolina Jacksonian Democrat 1826
Hayakawa, SamSam Hayakawa  Canada California Republican 1977–1983
Hirono, MazieMazie Hirono  Japan Hawaii Democratic 2013–present
Hughes, WilliamWilliam Hughes  Ireland New Jersey Democratic 1913–1918
Jackson, JamesJames Jackson  England Georgia Anti-Administration 1793–1795
Democratic-Republican 1801–1806
Johnson, MagnusMagnus Johnson  Sweden Minnesota Farmer-Labor 1923–1925
Jones, CharlesCharles Jones  Ireland Florida Democratic 1875–1887
Jones, JohnJohn Jones  England Nevada Republican 1873–1895
Silver 1895–1901
Republican 1901–1903
Kearns, ThomasThomas Kearns  Canada Utah Republican 1901–1905
Larrazolo, OctavianoOctaviano Larrazolo  Mexico New Mexico Republican 1928–1929
Laurance, JohnJohn Laurance  England New York Federalist 1796–1800
Lorimer, WilliamWilliam Lorimer  England Illinois Republican 1909–1912
Lowrie, WalterWalter Lowrie  Scotland Pennsylvania Democratic-Republican 1819–1825
Mallory, StephenStephen Mallory  Trinidad and Tobago[h] Florida Democratic 1851–1861
Mantle, LeeLee Mantle  England Montana Republican 1895–1899
Martínez, MelMel Martínez  Cuba Florida Republican 2005–2009
McCain, JohnJohn McCain  Panama[i] Arizona Republican 1987–present
McMillan, JamesJames McMillan  Canada[f] Michigan Republican 1889–1902
Millard, JosephJoseph Millard  Canada[f] Nebraska Republican 1901–1907
Morris, RobertRobert Morris  England Pennsylvania Pro-Administration 1789–1795
Moses, JohnJohn Moses  Norway North Dakota Democratic 1945
Nelson, KnuteKnute Nelson  Norway Minnesota Republican 1895–1923
Nicholson, SamuelSamuel Nicholson  Canada[j] Colorado Republican 1921–1923
Pasco, SamuelSamuel Pasco  England Florida Democratic 1887–1899
Paterson, WilliamWilliam Paterson  Northern Ireland[k] New Jersey Pro-Administration 1789–90
Patterson, ThomasThomas Patterson  Ireland Colorado Democratic 1901–1907
Porter, AlexanderAlexander Porter  Ireland Louisiana Whig 1833–1837
Robertson, EdwardEdward Robertson  Wales Wyoming Republican 1943–1947
Schurz, CarlCarl Schurz  Germany[l] Missouri Republican 1869–1875
Sewell, William JoyceWilliam Joyce Sewell  Ireland New Jersey Republican 1881–1887, 1895–1901
Shields, JamesJames Shields  Northern Ireland Illinois Democratic 1849–1855
Minnesota 1858–1859
Missouri 1879
Simon, JosephJoseph Simon  Germany[m] Oregon Republican 1898–1903
Soulé, PierrePierre Soulé  France Louisiana Republican 1847, 1849–1853
Stephenson, IsaacIsaac Stephenson  Canada[n] Wisconsin Republican 1907–1915
Sullivan, Patrick JosephPatrick Joseph Sullivan  Ireland Wyoming Republican 1929–1930
Sutherland, GeorgeGeorge Sutherland  England Utah Republican 1905–1917
Taggart, ThomasThomas Taggart  Ireland Indiana Democratic 1916
Tiffin, EdwardEdward Tiffin  England Ohio Democratic-Republican 1807–1809
Van Hollen, ChrisChris Van Hollen  Pakistan Maryland Democratic 2017–present
Wagner, RobertRobert Wagner  Germany New York Democratic 1927–1949
Walsh, PatrickPatrick Walsh  Ireland Georgia Democratic 1894–1895
Yulee, David LevyDavid Levy Yulee  U.S. Virgin Islands[o] Florida Democratic 1845–1851, 1855–1861

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Born in the British colony of Nova Scotia, in present-day Canada.
  2. ^ Born in County Londonderry, Ireland, at the time part of the United Kingdom.
  3. ^ Born in the British colony of Saint Croix, in what is now the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  4. ^ Born in County Tyrone, Ireland, at the time part of the United Kingdom.
  5. ^ Gallatin won election to the Senate in 1793, and took the oath of office, but on the same day a petition was filed by nineteen Pennsylvania Federalists protesting that Gallatin did not have the minimum nine years of citizenship required to be a Senator. After two months of deliberation, the matter went before a Senate vote where Gallatin was removed from the Senate with a party-line vote of 14–12.
  6. ^ a b c Born in the British colony of Upper Canada, in present-day Canada.
  7. ^ Born in the British colony of Antigua, in what is now the independent country of Antigua and Barbuda.
  8. ^ Born in the British colony of Trinidad, in present-day Trinidad and Tobago.
  9. ^ Born in the Panama Canal Zone, a U.S. territory in present-day Panama.
  10. ^ Born in the British colony of Prince Edward Island, in present-day Canada.
  11. ^ Born in County Antrim, Ireland.
  12. ^ Born in the Kingdom of Prussia, in present-day Germany.
  13. ^ Born in the Grand Duchy of Hesse, in present-day Germany.
  14. ^ Born in the British colony of New Brunswick, in present-day Canada.
  15. ^ Born in the British colony of Saint Thomas, in what is now the U.S. Virgin Islands.

References[edit]