List of United States Senators from Minnesota

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Minnesota was admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858. As of December 30, 2015, Minnesota has had 43 senators serve in the US Senate. Its current Senators are Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken.

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.

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Henry Mower Rice
Democratic May 11, 1858 –
March 4, 1863
Elected in 1858.

Retired.
1 35th Congress 1 Elected in 1858.

Lost re-election.
May 11, 1858 –
March 4, 1859
Democratic James Shields - Brady-Handy.jpg
James Shields
1
36th Congress 2 Elected in 1858 or 1859.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1859 –
March 4, 1865
Republican Morton S. Wilkinson - Brady-Handy.jpg
Morton S. Wilkinson
2
37th Congress
2 Alexander Ramsey - Brady-Handy.jpg
Alexander Ramsey
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 4, 1875
Elected in 1863. 2 38th Congress
39th Congress 3 Elected in 1865.

Died.
March 4, 1865 –
July 13, 1870
Republican Daniel S. Norton - Brady-Handy.jpg
Daniel S. Norton
3
40th Congress
Elected in 1869.

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3 41st Congress
  July 13, 1870 –
July 15, 1870
Vacant
Appointed to continue Norton's term.

Successor qualified.
July 15, 1870 –
January 22, 1871
Republican William Windom, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1870-1880.jpg
William Windom
4
Elected to finish Norton's term.

Retired.
January 23, 1871 –
March 4, 1871
Republican OzoraStearns.jpg
Ozora P. Stearns
5
42nd Congress 4 Elected in 1871. March 4, 1871 –
March 7, 1881
Republican William Windom, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1870-1880.jpg
William Windom
6
43rd Congress
3 Samuel J. R. McMillan - Brady-Handy.jpg
Samuel J. R. McMillan
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1887
Elected in 1875. 4 44th Congress
45th Congress 5 Re-elected in 1877.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.


46th Congress
Elected in 1881.

Retired.
5 47th Congress
  March 7, 1881 –
March 12, 1881
Vacant
Appointed to continue Windom's term.

Successor qualified.
March 12, 1881 –
October 30, 1881
Republican AlonzoEdgerton.jpg
Alonzo J. Edgerton
7
  October 30, 1881 –
November 15, 1881
Vacant
Elected to finish his own term.

Lost election to full term.
November 15, 1881 –
March 4, 1883
Republican William Windom, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1870-1880.jpg
William Windom
8


48th Congress 6 Elected in 1883.

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1889
Republican DwightSabin.jpg
Dwight M. Sabin
9
49th Congress
4 CushmanDavis.jpg
Cushman Davis
Republican March 4, 1887 –
November 27, 1900
Elected in 1887. 6 50th Congress
51st Congress 7 Elected in 1888.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1895
Republican WilliamDWashburn.jpg
William D. Washburn
10
52nd Congress
Elected in 1893. 7 53rd Congress
54th Congress 8 Elected in 1895. March 4, 1895 –
April 28, 1923
Republican KnuteNelson.jpg
Knute Nelson
11
55th Congress
Elected in 1899.

Died.
8 56th Congress
Vacant November 27, 1900 –
December 5, 1900
5 CharlesTowne.jpg
Charles A. Towne
Democratic December 5, 1900 –
January 23, 1901
Appointed to continue Davis's term.

Successor qualified.
6 MosesClapp.jpg
Moses E. Clapp
Republican January 23, 1901 –
March 4, 1917
Elected to finish Davis's term
57th Congress 9 Re-elected in 1901.
58th Congress
Re-elected in 1904. 9 59th Congress
60th Congress 10 Re-elected in 1907.
61st Congress
Re-elected in 1910.

Lost renomination.
10 62nd Congress
63rd Congress 11 Re-elected in 1912.
64th Congress
7 FrankKellogg.jpg
Frank B. Kellogg
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 4, 1923
Elected in 1916.

Lost re-election.
11 65th Congress
66th Congress 12 Re-elected in 1918.

Died.
67th Congress
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Henrik Shipstead
Farmer-Labor March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1947
Elected in 1922. 12 68th Congress
  April 28, 1923 –
July 16, 1923
Vacant
Elected to finish Nelson's term.

Lost election to full term.
July 16, 1923 –
March 4, 1925
Farmer-Labor MagnusJohnson.jpg
Magnus Johnson
12
69th Congress 13 Elected in 1924. March 4, 1925 –
December 22, 1935
Republican ThomasDSchall.jpg
Thomas D. Schall
13
70th Congress
Re-elected in 1928. 13 71st Congress
72nd Congress 14 Re-elected in 1930.

Died.
73rd Congress
Re-elected in 1934. 14 74th Congress
  December 22, 1935 –
December 27, 1935
Vacant
Appointed to continue Johnson's term.

Retired when successor elected.
December 27, 1935 –
November 3, 1936
Farmer-Labor Elmer Austin Benson.jpg
Elmer A. Benson
14
Elected to finish Johnson's term.

Retired.
November 4, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
Republican Guy Howard.jpg
Guy V. Howard
15
75th Congress 15 Elected in 1936.

Died.
January 3, 1937 –
August 31, 1940
Farmer-Labor ErnestLundeen.jpg
Ernest Lundeen
16
76th Congress
  August 31, 1940 –
October 14, 1940
Vacant
Appointed to continue Lundeen's term.

Retired when successor elected, but elected to next full term.
October 14, 1940 –
November 3, 1942
Republican JosephBall.jpg
Joseph H. Ball
17
Republican Re-elected in 1940.

Lost renomination.
15 77th Congress
  November 3, 1942 –
November 18, 1942
Vacant
Elected to finish Lundeen's term.

Retired.
November 18, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
Republican ArthurNelson.jpg
Arthur E. Nelson
18
78th Congress 16 Elected in 1942.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
Republican JosephBall.jpg
Joseph H. Ball
19
79th Congress
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Edward John Thye
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1946. 16 80th Congress
81st Congress 17 Elected in 1948. January 3, 1949 –
December 29, 1964
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
Senator Humphrey.jpg
Hubert Humphrey
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82nd Congress
Re-elected in 1952.

Lost re-election.
17 83rd Congress
84th Congress 18 Re-elected in 1954.
85th Congress
10 EugeneMcCarthy.jpg
Eugene McCarthy
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1971
Elected in 1958. 18 86th Congress
87th Congress 19 Re-elected in 1960.

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President.
88th Congress
Appointed to finish Humphrey's term December 30, 1964 –
December 30, 1976
Democratic-
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Walter Mondale
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Re-elected in 1964.

Retired.
19 89th Congress
90th Congress 20 Elected to full term in 1966
91st Congress
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Hubert Humphrey
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 1971 –
January 13, 1978
Elected in 1970. 20 92nd Congress
93rd Congress 21 Re-elected in 1972.

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President.
94th Congress
Appointed to finish Mondale's term.

Lost election to next term.

Resigned early to give successor preferential seniority.
December 30, 1976 –
December 29, 1978
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
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Wendell Anderson
22
Re-elected in 1976.

Died.
21 95th Congress
Vacant January 13, 1978 –
January 25, 1978
12 Senator Muriel Humphrey (D-MN).jpg
Muriel Humphrey
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 25, 1978 –
November 7, 1978
Appointed to continue her husband's term.

Successor qualified.
13 DavidDurenberger.jpg
David Durenberger
Republican November 7, 1978 –
January 3, 1995
Elected to finish Humphrey's term
Appointed early to finish Anderson's term, having already been elected to the next term December 30, 1978 –
January 3, 1991
Republican RudyBoschwitz.jpg
Rudy Boschwitz
23
96th Congress 22 Elected in 1978.
97th Congress
Re-elected in 1982. 22 98th Congress
99th Congress 23 Re-elected in 1984.

Lost re-election.
100th Congress
Re-elected in 1988.

Retired.
23 101st Congress
102nd Congress 24 Elected in 1990. January 3, 1991 –
October 25, 2002
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
Paul Wellstone, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Paul Wellstone
24
103rd Congress
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Rod Grams
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
Elected in 1994.

Lost re-election.
24 104th Congress
105th Congress 25 Re-elected in 1996.

Ran for re-election, but died.
106th Congress
15 Mark Dayton official photo.jpg
Mark Dayton
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2007
Elected in 2000.

Retired.
25 107th Congress
  October 25, 2002 –
November 4, 2002
Vacant
Appointed to finish Wellstone's term November 4, 2002 –
January 3, 2003
Independence Dean Barkley.jpg
Dean Barkley
25
108th Congress 26 Elected in 2002.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
Republican Norm Coleman official portrait.jpg
Norm Coleman
26
109th Congress
16 Amy Klobuchar.jpg
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 2007 –
Present
Elected in 2006. 26 110th Congress
111th Congress 27 Election disputed January 3, 2009 –
July 7, 2009
Vacant
Elected in 2008. July 7, 2009 –
Present
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
Al Franken Official Senate Portrait.jpg
Al Franken
27
112th Congress
Re-elected in 2012. 27 113th Congress
114th Congress 28 Re-elected in 2014.
115th Congress
To be determined in the 2018 election. 28 116th Congress
117th Congress 29 To be determined in the 2020 election.
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Living former Senators[edit]

As of April 2015, there are seven former Senators from Minnesota who are currently living, two from Class 1 and five from Class 2. The most recent senator to die was Wendell R. Anderson of Class 2 (1976-1978) on July 17, 2016. The most recent Class 1 senator to die was Rod Grams (1995-2001) on October 8, 2013. The most recently serving Class 2 senator to die was Paul Wellstone (1991-2002), who died in office on October 25, 2002.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Walter Mondale 1964–1976 2 (1928-01-05) January 5, 1928 (age 88)
Rudy Boschwitz 1978–1991 2 (1930-11-07) November 7, 1930 (age 85)
David Durenberger 1978–1995 1 (1934-08-19) August 19, 1934 (age 81)
Mark Dayton 2001–2007 1 (1947-01-26) January 26, 1947 (age 69)
Dean Barkley 2002–2003 2 (1950-08-31) August 31, 1950 (age 65)
Norm Coleman 2003–2009 2 (1949-08-17) August 17, 1949 (age 66)

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