List of United States Senators from Maine

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Maine became a state on March 15, 1820. The state's senators belong to Class 1 and Class 2. Republican Susan Collins (elected 1996) and Independent Angus King (elected 2012) are Maine's current senators.

List of Senators[edit]

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. The next election will be in 2018.

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Class 2

Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014. The next election will be in 2020.

# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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1 Senator John Holmes.jpg
John Holmes
Democratic-Republican June 13, 1820 –
March 3, 1827
Elected in 1820. 1 16th Congress 1 Elected in 1820. June 14, 1820 –
March 3, 1829
Democratic-Republican Senator John Chandler.jpg
John Chandler
1
Elected in 1821.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
2 17th Congress
Crawford
Democratic-Republican
18th Congress 2 Re-elected in 1823.

Retired.
Crawford
Democratic-Republican
Anti-
Jacksonian
19th Congress Jacksonian
2 Albion K. Parris.jpg
Albion Parris
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
August 26, 1828
Elected in 1827.

Resigned to become a judge on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
3 20th Congress
Vacant August 26, 1828 –
January 15, 1829
3 Senator John Holmes.jpg
John Holmes
Anti-
Jacksonian
January 15, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
Elected to finish Parris's term
21st Congress 3 Elected in 1829.

Resigned.
March 4, 1829 –
January 1, 1835
Anti-
Jacksonian
Peleg Sprague (1793-1880) at the age of 51.jpg
Peleg Sprague
2
22nd Congress
4 Ether Shepley.png
Ether Shepley
Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1836
Elected in 1832 or 1833.

Resigned to become Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
4 23rd Congress
  January 1, 1835 –
January 20, 1835
Vacant
Elected to finish Sprague's term January 20, 1835 –
March 3, 1841
Jacksonian John Ruggles.jpg
John Ruggles
3
24th Congress 4 Re-elected in 1835.

Lost re-election.
5 Senator Judah Dana.jpg
Judah Dana
Jacksonian March 4, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
Appointed to continue Shepley's term.

Either lost election to finish the term or retired when elected successor qualified. ([Data unknown/missing. You can help!]).
6 Senator Reuel Williams.jpg
Reuel Williams
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
February 15, 1843
Elected to finish Shepley's term 25th Congress Democratic
Re-elected in 1839.

Resigned.
5 26th Congress
27th Congress 5 Elected in 1840.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1847
Whig Senator George Evans of Maine.jpg
George Evans
4
Vacant February 15, 1843 –
December 4, 1843
 
28th Congress
7 JohnFairfield (cropped).jpg
John Fairfield
Democratic December 4, 1843 –
December 24, 1847
Elected to finish Williams's term
Re-elected in 1845.

Died.
6 29th Congress
30th Congress 6 Elected in 1846.

Retired.
March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Democratic James Bradbury.jpg
James W. Bradbury
5
Vacant December 24, 1847 –
January 5, 1848
8 Senator Wyman Moor.jpg
Wyman B. S. Moor
Democratic January 5, 1848 –
June 7, 1848
Appointed to continue Fairfield's term.

Successor elected.
9 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg
Hannibal Hamlin
Democratic June 8, 1848 –
January 7, 1857
Elected to finish Fairfield's term
31st Congress
Re-elected in 1851.

Resigned to become Governor of Maine.
7 32nd Congress
33rd Congress 7 Legislature failed to elect March 4, 1853 –
February 10, 1854
Vacant
Elected to finish term February 10, 1854 –
July 1, 1864
Whig Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden of Maine.png
William P. Fessenden
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34th Congress
Vacant January 7, 1857 –
January 16, 1857
10 Amos Nourse.jpg
Amos Nourse
Republican January 16, 1857 –
March 3, 1857
Elected to finish Hamlin's term
11 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg
Hannibal Hamlin
Republican March 4, 1857 –
January 17, 1861
Elected in 1857.

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President.
8 35th Congress
36th Congress 8 Re-elected in 1860.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
Republican
12 Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg
Lot M. Morrill
Republican January 17, 1861 –
March 3, 1869
Elected to finish Hamlin's term
37th Congress
Re-elected in 1863.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
9 38th Congress
  July 1, 1864 –
October 27, 1864
Vacant
Appointed to finish Fessenden's term.

Retired.
October 27, 1864 –
March 3, 1865
Republican NAFarwell.jpg
Nathan A. Farwell
7
39th Congress 9 Elected in 1865.

Died.
March 4, 1865 –
September 8, 1869
Republican Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden of Maine.png
William P. Fessenden
8
40th Congress
13 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg
Hannibal Hamlin
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1881
Elected in 1869. 10 41st Congress
  September 8, 1869 –
October 30, 1869
Vacant
Appointed to finish Fessenden's term October 30, 1869 –
July 7, 1876
Republican Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg
Lot M. Morrill
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42nd Congress 10 Elected to full term in 1871.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
43rd Congress
Re-elected in 1875.

Retired.
11 44th Congress
  July 7, 1876 –
July 10, 1876
Vacant
Appointed to finish Morrill's term July 10, 1876 –
March 5, 1881
Republican James G. Blaine - Brady-Handy.jpg
James G. Blaine
10
45th Congress 11 Elected to full term in 1877.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State.
46th Congress
14 Eugene Hale - Brady-Handy.jpg
Eugene Hale
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1911
Elected in 1881. 12 47th Congress
  March 5, 1881 –
March 18, 1881
Vacant
Elected to finish Blaine's term March 18, 1881 –
August 8, 1911
Republican William P. Frye - Brady-Handy.jpg
William P. Frye
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48th Congress 12 Re-elected in 1883.
49th Congress
Re-elected in 1887. 13 50th Congress
51st Congress 13 Re-elected in 1889.
52nd Congress
Re-elected in 1893. 14 53rd Congress
54th Congress 14 Re-elected in 1895.
55th Congress
Re-elected in 1899.

Retired.
15 56th Congress
57th Congress 15 Re-elected in 1901.
58th Congress
Re-elected in 1905.

Retired.
16 59th Congress
60th Congress 16 Re-elected in 1907.

Died.
61st Congress
15 Charles Fletcher Johnson (Congress Bio).jpg
Charles Fletcher Johnson
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
Elected in 1910.

Lost re-election.
17 62nd Congress
  August 8, 1911 –
September 23, 1911
Vacant
Appointed to continue Frye's term.

Elected to finish Frye's term.

Lost re-election.
September 23, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Democratic Obadiah Gardner.jpg
Obadiah Gardner
12
63rd Congress 17 Elected in 1913.

Died.
March 4, 1913 –
June 16, 1916
Republican Edwin Chick Burleigh.jpg
Edwin C. Burleigh
13
64th Congress
  June 16, 1916 –
September 12, 1916
Vacant
Elected to finish Burleigh's term September 12, 1916 –
August 23, 1926
Republican Bert Manfred Fernald.jpg
Bert M. Fernald
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16 Frederickhale.jpg
Frederick Hale
Republican March 4, 1917 –
January 3, 1941
Elected in 1916. 18 65th Congress
66th Congress 18 Re-elected in 1918.
67th Congress
Re-elected in 1922. 19 68th Congress
69th Congress 19 Re-elected in 1924.

Died.
  August 23, 1926 –
November 30, 1926
Vacant
Elected to finish Fernald's term.

Retired.
November 30, 1926 –
March 3, 1931
Republican Arthur Robinson Gould.jpg
Arthur R. Gould
15
70th Congress
Re-elected in 1928. 20 71st Congress
72nd Congress 20 Elected in 1930. March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1949
Republican WallaceWhiteJr.jpg
Wallace H. White, Jr.
16
73rd Congress
Re-elected in 1934.

Retired.
21 74th Congress
75th Congress 21 Re-elected in 1936.
76th Congress
17 Owenbrewster.jpg
Ralph Brewster
Republican January 3, 1941 –
December 31, 1952
Elected in 1940. 22 77th Congress
78th Congress 22 Re-elected in 1942.

Retired.
79th Congress
Re-elected in 1946.

Resigned, having already lost the renomination.
23 80th Congress
81st Congress 23 Elected in 1948. January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1973
Republican Margaret Chase Smith.jpg
Margaret Chase Smith
17
82nd Congress
Vacant December 31, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
 
18 Frederick George Payne.jpg
Frederick G. Payne
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1952.

Lost re-election.
24 83rd Congress
84th Congress 24 Re-elected in 1954.
85th Congress
19 Edmund Muskie.jpg
Edmund Muskie
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
May 7, 1980
Elected in 1958. 25 86th Congress
87th Congress 25 Re-elected in 1960.
88th Congress
Re-elected in 1964. 26 89th Congress
90th Congress 26 Re-elected in 1966.

Lost re-election.
91st Congress
Re-elected in 1970. 27 92nd Congress
93rd Congress 27 Elected in 1972.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
Democratic William Dodd Hathaway.jpg
William Hathaway
18
94th Congress
Re-elected in 1976.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State.
28 95th Congress
96th Congress 28 Elected in 1978. January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1997
Republican Senator William Cohen (R-ME).jpg
William Cohen
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Vacant May 7, 1980 –
May 19, 1980
 
20 George John Mitchell.jpg
George J. Mitchell
Democratic May 19, 1980 –
January 3, 1995
Appointed to finish Muskie's term
97th Congress
Re-elected in 1982[1] 29 98th Congress
99th Congress 29 Re-elected in 1984.
100th Congress
Re-elected in 1988.

Retired.
30 101st Congress
102nd Congress 30 Re-elected in 1990.

Retired.
103rd Congress
21 Olympia Snowe, official photo 2.JPG
Olympia Snowe
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 1994. 31 104th Congress
105th Congress 31 Elected in 1996. January 3, 1997 –
Present
Republican Sen Susan Collins official.jpg
Susan Collins
20
106th Congress
Re-elected in 2000. 32 107th Congress
108th Congress 32 Re-elected in 2002.
109th Congress
Re-elected in 2006.

Retired.
33 110th Congress
111th Congress 33 Re-elected in 2008.
112th Congress
22 Angus King, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Angus King
Independent January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012. 34 113th Congress
114th Congress 34 Re-elected in 2014.
115th Congress
To be determined in the 2018 election. 35 116th Congress
117th Congress 35 To be determined in the 2020 election.
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Living former U.S. Senators from Maine[edit]

As of April 2015, there are three living former U.S. Senators from Maine who, two from Class 1 and one from Class 2.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
William Cohen 1979–1997 2 (1940-08-28) August 28, 1940 (age 75)
George J. Mitchell 1980–1995 1 (1933-08-20) August 20, 1933 (age 82)
Olympia Snowe 1995–2013 1 (1947-02-21) February 21, 1947 (age 68)

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