List of United States Senators from Indiana

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Indiana was admitted to the Union on December 11, 1816. Since then, Indiana has been represented in the United States Senate by 44 different men in Class 1 and Class 3; David Turpie served non-consecutive terms in Class 1, Dan Coats served non-consecutive terms in Class 3, and William Ezra Jenner served in both classes. Until the passage of the 17th amendment in 1913, senators were elected by the Indiana General Assembly; after that they were elected popularly by Indiana citizens. A senatorial term lasts six years beginning on January 3. In case of a vacancy the Governor of Indiana has the duty to appoint a new senator. The longest-serving of any Senator from Indiana is Republican Richard Lugar.

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Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that was elected for three U.S. Congresses in the first elections of 1818, and then the seat was contested every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. The seat in recent years has been contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. The next election will be in 2018.

Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that was elected for one United States Congress in the first elections of 1818, and then the seat was contested every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. The seat in recent years has been contested in 1998, 2004, and 2010. The next election will be in 2016.

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1 Jamesnobleindiana.jpg James Noble Democratic-
Republican
December 11, 1816 –
February 26, 1831
Elected in 1816. 1 14th Congress 1 Elected in 1816. December 11, 1816 –
March 4, 1825
Democratic-
Republican
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Waller Taylor
1
15th Congress
16th Congress 2 Re-elected in 1818.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1821. 2 17th Congress
Crawford
Republican
18th Congress Crawford
Republican
Anti-
Jacksonian
19th Congress 3 Elected in 1824. March 4, 1825 –
March 4, 1837
Anti-
Jacksonian
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William Hendricks
2
Adams Re-elected in 1827.

Died.
3 20th Congress Adams
Anti-
Jacksonian
21st Congress Anti-
Jacksonian
Vacant February 26, 1831 –
August 19, 1831
 
22nd Congress 4 Re-elected in 1830.

Lost re-election.
2 RobertHanna.jpg
Robert Hanna
Anti-
Jacksonian
August 19, 1831 –
January 3, 1832
Appointed to continue Noble's term.

Retired when successor qualified.
3 Johntiptonindiana.jpg
John Tipton
Jacksonian January 3, 1832 –
March 4, 1839
Elected to finish Noble's term
Re-elected in 1832.

Retired.
4 23rd Congress
24th Congress
Democratic 25th Congress 5 Elected in 1836.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1843
Whig Oliverhamptonsmithindiana.jpg
Oliver H. Smith
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4 Albert Smith White.jpg
Albert Smith White
Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1845
Elected in 1838.

Retired.
5 26th Congress
27th Congress
28th Congress 6 Elected in 1842.

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1849
Democratic EdwardHannegan.jpg
Edward A. Hannegan
4
5 JesseDBright.jpg
Jesse D. Bright
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
February 5, 1862
Elected in 1844. 6 29th Congress
30th Congress
31st Congress 7 Elected in 1848.

Died.
March 4, 1849 –
December 4, 1852
Democratic Jameswhitcombindiana.jpg
James Whitcomb
5
Re-elected in 1850. 7 32nd Congress
  December 4, 1852 –
December 6, 1852
Vacant
Appointed to continue Whitcomb's term.

Retired when successor qualified.
December 6, 1852 –
January 18, 1853
Democratic Cathcart.jpg
Charles W. Cathcart
6
Elected to finish Whitcomb's term.

Lost election to full term.
January 18, 1853 –
March 4, 1855
Democratic Pettit.jpg
John Pettit
7
33rd Congress
34th Congress 8 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] March 4, 1855 –
February 4, 1857
Vacant
Elected late in 1857.

Retired.
February 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1861
Democratic GNFitch.jpg
Graham N. Fitch
8
Re-elected in 1856.

Expelled for sympathizing with the Confederacy.
8 35th Congress
36th Congress
37th Congress 9 Elected in 1860. March 4, 1861 –
March 4, 1867
Republican Sen Henry Smith Lane.jpg
Henry Smith Lane
9
Vacant February 5, 1862 –
February 24, 1862
6 Joseph A Wright Portrait.jpg
Joseph A. Wright
Democratic February 24, 1862 –
January 14, 1863
Appointed to finish Bright's term.

Retired when successor qualified.
7 DavidTurpie.jpg
David Turpie
Democratic January 14, 1863 –
March 4, 1863
Elected to finish Bright's term
8 Thomas Andrews Hendricks, photo portrait seated, 1860-65.jpg
Thomas A. Hendricks
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 4, 1869
Elected in 1862.

Retired.
9 38th Congress
39th Congress
40th Congress 10 Elected in 1866. March 4, 1867 –
November 1, 1877
Republican Oliver Hazard Perry Morton - Brady-Handy.jpg
Oliver P. Morton
10
9 Daniel D. Pratt, Brady-Handy photo portrait, sitting.jpg
Daniel D. Pratt
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1875
Elected in 1868.

Retired.
10 41st Congress
42nd Congress
43rd Congress 11 Re-elected in 1873.

Died.
10 Joseph E. McDonald - Brady-Handy.jpg
Joseph E. McDonald
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
Elected in 1874.

Lost re-election.
11 44th Congress
45th Congress
  November 1, 1877 –
November 6, 1877
Vacant
Appointed to continue Morton's term.

Elected to finish Morton's term.
November 6, 1877 –
March 4, 1897
Democratic Sen Daniel W Voorhees 04790r.jpg
Daniel W. Voorhees
11
46th Congress 12 Re-elected in 1879.
11 Pach Brothers - Benjamin Harrison.jpg
Benjamin Harrison
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1887
Elected in 1880.

Lost re-election.
12 47th Congress
48th Congress
49th Congress 13 Re-elected in 1885.
12 DavidTurpie.jpg
David Turpie
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1899
Elected in 1887. 13 50th Congress
51st Congress
52nd Congress 14 Re-elected in 1891.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1893.

Lost re-election.
14 53rd Congress
54th Congress
55th Congress 15 Elected in 1896. March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1905
Republican CharlesWFairbanks.jpg
Charles W. Fairbanks
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13 Albert Jeremiah Beveridge.jpg
Albert J. Beveridge
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1911
Elected in 1899. 15 56th Congress
57th Congress
58th Congress 16 Re-elected in 1902.

Resigned to become Vice President.
Re-elected in 1905.

Lost re-election.
16 59th Congress Elected to finish Fairbanks's term.

Lost election to full term.
March 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1909
Republican Hemenway.jpg
James A. Hemenway
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60th Congress
61st Congress 17 Elected in 1909. March 4, 1909 –
March 14, 1916
Democratic Shively, Benjamin Franklin.jpg
Benjamin F. Shiveley
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14 JWKern.jpg
John W. Kern
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1917
Elected in 1910.

Lost re-election.
17 62nd Congress
63rd Congress
64th Congress 18 Re-elected in 1914.

Died.
  March 14, 1916 –
March 20, 1916
Vacant
Appointed to continue Shiveley's term.

Lost election to finish Shiveley's term.
March 20, 1916 –
November 7, 1916
Democratic Senator Thomas Taggart.jpg
Thomas Taggart
15
Elected to finish Shiveley's term. November 8, 1916 –
March 4, 1933
Republican James Eli Watson.jpg
James Eli Watson
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15 HSNew.jpg
Harry Stewart New
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 4, 1923
Elected in 1916.

Lost renomination.
18 65th Congress
66th Congress
67th Congress 19 Re-elected in 1920.
16 Samuel Moffett Ralston.jpg
Samuel M. Ralston
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
October 14, 1925
Elected in 1922.

Died.
19 68th Congress
69th Congress
Vacant October 14, 1925 –
October 20, 1925
17 Arthur Raymond Robinson.jpg
Arthur Raymond Robinson
Republican October 20, 1925 –
January 3, 1935
Appointed to continue Ralston's term.

Elected to finish Ralston's term.
70th Congress 20 Re-elected in 1926.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1928.

Lost re-election.
20 71st Congress
72nd Congress
73rd Congress 21 Elected in 1932. March 4, 1933 –
January 25, 1944
Democratic FVanNuys.jpg
Frederick Van Nuys
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18 Shermanminton.jpg
Sherman Minton
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
Elected in 1934.

Lost re-election.
21 74th Congress
75th Congress
76th Congress 22 Re-elected in 1938.

Died.
19 Raymond Eugene Willis.jpg
Raymond E. Willis
Republican January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1947
Elected in 1940.

Retired.
22 77th Congress
78th Congress
  January 25, 1944 –
January 28, 1944
Vacant
Appointed to continue Van Nuys's term.

Retired when successor elected.
January 28, 1944 –
November 13, 1944
Democratic Samuel D. Jackson.jpg
Samuel D. Jackson
18
Elected to finish Van Nuys's term.

Retired.
November 14, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Republican WilliamJenner.jpg
William E. Jenner
19
79th Congress 23 Elected in 1944. January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1963
Republican HomerCapehart.jpg
Homer E. Capehart
20
20 WilliamJenner.jpg
William Ezra Jenner
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1946. 23 80th Congress
81st Congress
82nd Congress 24 Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.

Retired.
24 83rd Congress
84th Congress
85th Congress 25 Re-elected in 1956.

Lost re-election.
21 Vance Hartke.jpg
Vance Hartke
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1977
Elected in 1958. 25 86th Congress
87th Congress
88th Congress 26 Elected in 1962. January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1981
Democratic Birch bayh.jpg
Birch Bayh
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Re-elected in 1964. 26 89th Congress
90th Congress
91st Congress 27 Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.

Lost re-election.
27 92nd Congress
93rd Congress
94th Congress 28 Re-elected in 1974.

Lost re-election.
22 Dick Lugar official photo 2010.JPG
Richard Lugar
Republican January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 1976. 28 95th Congress
96th Congress
97th Congress 29 Elected in 1980. January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
Republican Dan Quayle, official DoD photo.JPEG
Dan Quayle
22
Re-elected in 1982. 29 98th Congress
99th Congress
100th Congress 30 Re-elected in 1986.

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President.
Re-elected in 1988. 30 101st Congress Appointed to continue Quayle's term.

Elected to finish Quayle's term.
January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1999
Republican Dan Coats (R-IN).jpg
Dan Coats
23
102nd Congress
103rd Congress 31 Re-elected in 1992.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1994. 31 104th Congress
105th Congress
106th Congress 32 Elected in 1998. January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2011
Democratic Evan Bayh official portrait.jpg
Evan Bayh
24
Re-elected in 2000. 32 107th Congress
108th Congress
109th Congress 33 Re-elected in 2004.

Retired.
Re-elected in 2006.

Lost renomination.
33 110th Congress
111th Congress
112th Congress 34 Elected in 2010.

Retiring in 2016.
January 3, 2011 –
Present
Republican Dan Coats, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Dan Coats
25
23 Joe Donnelly, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Joe Donnelly
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012. 34 113th Congress
114th Congress
115th Congress 35 To be determined in the 2016 election.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 35 116th Congress
117th Congress
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Living former U.S. Senators from Indiana[edit]

As of April 2015, there are four former Senators from Indiana who are currently living, one from Class 1 and three from Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Birch Bayh 1963–1981 3 (1928-01-22) January 22, 1928 (age 87)
Richard Lugar 1977–2013 1 (1932-04-04) April 4, 1932 (age 83)
Dan Quayle 1981–1989 3 (1947-02-04) February 4, 1947 (age 68)
Evan Bayh 1999–2011 3 (1955-12-26) December 26, 1955 (age 59)

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