List of United States Senators from Mississippi

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Mississippi was admitted to the Union on December 10, 1817, and elects senators to Class 1 and Class 2. Its current senators are Republicans Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker.

Class 1[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Walter Leake.jpg Walter Leake Democratic-
Republican
December 10, 1817 –
May 15, 1820
15th 1 Elected in 1817.

Resigned.
16th
Vacant May 15, 1820 –
August 30, 1820
2 DavidHolmesMS.jpg David Holmes Democratic-
Republican
August 30, 1820 –
September 25, 1825
16th
(Continued)
Elected to finish Leake's term.
17th 2 Re-elected in 1821.

Resigned to become Governor of Mississippi.
Jackson
Republican
18th
Jacksonian 19th
Vacant September 25, 1825 –
September 28, 1825
3 Powhatan Ellis.jpg Powhatan Ellis Jacksonian September 28, 1825 –
January 28, 1826
Appointed to continue Holmes's term.

Lost election to finish Holmes's term.
4 Thomas Buck Reed.jpg Thomas Buck Reed Jacksonian January 28, 1826 –
March 4, 1827
Elected to finish Holmes's term.

Lost election to full term.
5 Powhatan Ellis.jpg Powhatan Ellis Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
July 16, 1832
20th 3 Elected in 1827.

Resigned to become a U.S. District Judge.
21st
22nd
Vacant July 16, 1832 –
November 12, 1832
6 SenatorJohnBlack.jpg John Black Jacksonian November 12, 1832 –
March 3, 1833
22nd
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Ellis's term.
Vacant March 3, 1833 –
November 22, 1833
23rd 4 Legislature failed to elect.
SenatorJohnBlack.jpg John Black Anti-
Jacksonian
.
November 22, 1833 –
January 22, 1838
23rd
(Continued)
Elected to finish the term.

Resigned.
24th
Whig 25th
7 JFTrotter.jpg James F. Trotter Democratic January 22, 1838 –
July 10, 1838
Appointed to continue Black's term.

Resigned.
Vacant July 10, 1838 –
November 12, 1838
8 Thomas Hickman Williams Democratic November 12, 1838 –
March 4, 1839
Appointed to continue Black's term.

Elected to finish Black's term.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!].
9 JHenderson.jpg John Henderson Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1845
26th 5 Elected in 1839.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!].
27th
28th
10 JSpeight2.jpg Jesse Speight Democratic March 4, 1845 –
May 1, 1847
29th 6 Elected in 1844.

Died.
30th
Vacant May 1, 1847 –
August 10, 1847
11 President-Jefferson-Davis.jpg Jefferson Davis Democratic August 10, 1847 –
September 23, 1851
30th
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Speight's term.

Elected to finish Speight's term.
31st
32nd 7 Re-elected in 1850.

Resigned to run for Governor of Mississippi.
Vacant September 23, 1851 –
December 1, 1851
12 John Jones McRae.jpg John J. McRae Democratic December 1, 1851 –
March 17, 1852
Appointed to continue Davis's term.

Successor elected.
13 Stephen Adams.jpg Stephen Adams Democratic March 17, 1852 –
March 4, 1857
Elected to finish Davis's term.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!].
33rd
34th
14 President-Jefferson-Davis.jpg Jefferson Davis Democratic March 4, 1857 –
January 21, 1861
35th 8 Elected in 1857.

Resigned.
36th
Vacant January 21, 1861 –
February 23, 1870
American Civil War
and
Reconstruction
37th
38th 9
39th
40th
41st. 10
15 SenAdelbertAmes LOC A000172.jpg Adelbert Ames Republican February 23, 1870 –
January 4, 1874
Elected in 1870 to complete vacant term.

Resigned to become Governor of Mississippi.
42nd
43rd
Vacant January 4, 1874 –
February 3, 1874
16 HRPease.jpg Henry R. Pease Republican February 3, 1874 –
March 4, 1875
43rd
(Continued)
Elected to finish Ames's term.

Retired.
17 Blanche Bruce - Brady-Handy.jpg Blanche Bruce Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
44th 11 Elected in 1874.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!].
45th
46th
18 James Zachariah George.jpg James Z. George Democratic March 4, 1881 –
August 14, 1897
47th 12 Elected in 1881.
48th
49th
50th 13 Re-elected in 1887.
51st
52nd
53rd 14 Re-elected in 1893.

Died.
54th
55th
Vacant August 14, 1897 –
October 8, 1897
19 Hernando Money - Brady-Handy.jpg Hernando Money Democratic October 8, 1897 –
March 4, 1911
55th
(Continued)
Appointed to finish George's term.
56th 15 Elected to full term in 1899.
57th
58th
59th 16 Re-elected in 1905.

Retired.
60th
61st
20 John Sharp Williams.jpg John Sharp Williams Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1923
62nd 17 Elected in 1910.
63rd
64th
65th 18 Re-elected in 1916.

Retired.
66th
67th
21 HubertDStephens.jpg Hubert D. Stephens Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
68th 19 Elected in 1922.
69th
70th
71st 20 Re-elected in 1928.

Lost renomination.
72nd
73rd
22 TheodoreBilbo.jpg Theodore G. Bilbo Democratic January 3, 1935 –
August 21, 1947
74th 21 Elected in 1934.
75th
76th
77th 22 Re-elected in 1940.
78th
79th
80th 23 Re-elected in 1946.

Died.
Vacant August 21, 1947 –
November 17, 1947
23 Stennis3rd.jpg John C. Stennis Democratic November 17, 1947 –
January 3, 1989
80th
(Continued)
Elected to finish Bilbo's term.
81st
82nd
83rd 24 Re-elected in 1952.
84th
85th
86th 25 Re-elected in 1958.
87th
88th
89th 26 Re-elected in 1964.
90th
91st
92nd 27 Re-elected in 1970.
93rd
94th
95th 28 Re-elected in 1976.
96th
97th
98th 29 Re-elected in 1982.

Retired.
99th
100th
24 Trent Lott official photo 2007.jpg Trent Lott Republican January 3, 1989 –
December 18, 2007
101st 30 Elected in 1988.
102nd
103rd
104th 31 Re-elected in 1994.
105th
106th
107th 32 Re-elected in 2000.
108th
109th
110th 33 Re-elected in 2006.

Resigned.
Vacant December 18, 2007 –
December 31, 2007
25 SenatorRogerWicker(R-MS).jpg Roger Wicker Republican December 31, 2007 –
Present
110th
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Lott's term.
111th Elected to finish Lott's term.
112th
113th 34 Re-elected in 2012.
114th
115th
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 2[edit]

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Thomas Hill Williams.jpg Thomas Hill Williams Democratic-
Republican
December 10, 1817 –
March 4, 1829
15th 1 Elected in 1817.
16th
17th
Jackson
Republican
18th 2 Re-elected in 1823.
Jacksonian 19th
20th
2 Thomas Buck Reed.jpg Thomas Buck Reed Jacksonian March 4, 1829 –
November 26, 1829
21st 2 Elected in 1829.

Died.
Vacant November 26, 1829 –
January 6, 1830
3 Robert H. Adams Jacksonian January 6, 1830 –
July 2, 1830
Elected to finish Reed's term.

Died.
Vacant July 2, 1830 –
October 15, 1830
4 GeorgePoindexter.jpg George Poindexter Jacksonian October 15, 1830 –
March 4, 1835
Appointed to continue Adams's term.

Elected to finish Adams's term.

Lost re-election.
Anti-
Jacksonian
22nd
23rd
5 Robert J Walker.jpg Robert J. Walker Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 5, 1845
24th 3 Elected in 1835.
Democratic 25th
26th
27th 4 Re-elected in 1841.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
28th
29th
Vacant March 5, 1845 –
November 3, 1845
6 Joseph W. Chalmers Democratic November 3, 1845 –
March 4, 1847
29th
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Walker's term.

Elected to finish Walker's term.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!].
7 HSFoote.jpg Henry S. Foote Democratic March 4, 1847 –
January 8, 1852
30th 5 Elected in 1847.

Resigned to become Governor of Mississippi.
31st
32nd
Vacant January 8, 1852 –
February 18, 1852
8 WBrooke.jpg Walker Brooke Whig February 18, 1852 –
March 4, 1853
32nd
(Continued)
Elected to finish Foote's term.

Retired.
Vacant March 4, 1853 –
January 7, 1854
33rd 6
9 Albert G. Brown - Brady-Handy.jpg Albert G. Brown Democratic January 7, 1854 –
January 12, 1861
Elected late in 1854
34th
35th
36th 7 Re-elected in 1859.

Withdrew.
Vacant January 12, 1861 –
February 23, 1870
American Civil War and Reconstruction
37th
38th
39th 8
40th
41st
10 Hiram Rhodes Revels - Brady-Handy-(restored).png Hiram Rhodes Revels Republican February 23, 1870 –
March 3, 1871
Elected to finish term.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!].
Vacant March 3, 1871 –
December 1, 1871
42nd 9
11 JLAlcorn.jpg James L. Alcorn Republican December 1, 1871 –
March 4, 1877
Elected in 1871, but remained Governor until December 1871.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!].
43rd
44th
12 Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II - Brady-Handy.jpg Lucius Q.C. Lamar Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 6, 1885
45th 10 Elected in 1877.
46th
47th
48th 11 Re-elected in 1883.

Resigned.
49th
Vacant March 6, 1885 –
March 9, 1885
13 ECWalthall.jpg Edward C. Walthall Democratic March 9, 1885 –
January 24, 1894
49th
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Lamar's term.

Elected to finish Lamar's term.
50th
51st 12 Re-elected in 1889.

Resigned.
52nd
53rd
Vacant January 24, 1894 –
February 7, 1894
14 AnselmJMcLaurin.jpg Anselm J. McLaurin Democratic February 7, 1894 –
March 4, 1895
53rd
(Continued)
Elected to finish Walthall's term.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!].
15 ECWalthall.jpg Edward C. Walthall Democratic March 4, 1895 –
April 21, 1898
54th 13 Elected in 1895.

Died.
55th
Vacant April 21, 1898 –
May 31, 1898
16 William V Sullivan.jpg William V. Sullivan Democratic May 31, 1898 –
March 4, 1901
55th
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Walthall's term.

Elected to finish Walthall's term.

Retired.
56th
17 AnselmJMcLaurin.jpg Anselm J. McLaurin Democratic March 4, 1901 –
December 22, 1909
57th 14 Elected in 1900.
58th
59th
60th 15 Re-elected in 1906.

Died.
61st
Vacant December 22, 1909 –
December 27, 1909
18 James Gordon.jpg James Gordon Democratic December 27, 1909 –
February 22, 1910
Appointed to continue McLaurin's term.

Successor qualified.
19 LeRoy Percy, bw photo portrait, circa 1910.jpg LeRoy Percy Democratic February 23, 1910 –
March 4, 1913
Elected to finish McLaurin's term.

Lost nomination to full term.
62nd
20 Vardaman.jpg James K. Vardaman Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1919
63rd 16 Elected in 1912.

Lost renomination.
64th
65th
21 PatHarrison.jpg Pat Harrison Democratic March 5, 1919 –
June 22, 1941
66th 17 Elected in 1918.
67th
68th
69th 18 Re-elected in 1924.
70th
71st
72nd 19 Re-elected in 1930.
73rd
74th
75th 20 Re-elected in 1936.

Died.
76th
77th
Vacant June 22, 1941 –
June 30, 1941
22 James O Eastland.jpg James Eastland Democratic June 30, 1941 –
September 28, 1941
Appointed to continue Harrison's term.

Retired when successor elected.
23 U.S. Senator Wall Doxey (D-MS).jpg Wall Doxey Democratic September 29, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Elected to finish Harrison's term.

Lost nomination to full term.
24 James O Eastland.jpg James Eastland Democratic January 3, 1943 –
December 27, 1978
78th 21 Elected in 1942.
79th
80th
81st 22 Re-elected in 1948.
82nd
83rd
84th 23 Re-elected in 1954.
85th
86th
87th 24 Re-elected in 1960.
88th
89th
90th 25 Re-elected in 1966.
91st
92nd
93rd 26 Re-elected in 1972.

Retired, and resigned early to give successor preferential seniority.
94th
95th
25 CochranThad(R-MS).jpg Thad Cochran Republican December 27, 1978 –
Present
Appointed early to finish Eastland's term, having already been elected to the next term.
96th 27 Elected in 1978.
97th
98th
99th 28 Re-elected in 1984.
100th
101st
102nd 29 Re-elected in 1990.
103rd
104th
105th 30 Re-elected in 1996.
106th
107th
108th 31 Re-elected in 2002.
109th
110th
111th 32 Re-elected in 2008.
112th
113th
114th 33 Re-elected in 2014.
115th
116th
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Living former U.S. Senators from Mississippi[edit]

As of April 2015, there is one former U.S. Senator from Mississippi who is currently living at this time, one from Class 1.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Trent Lott 1989–2007 1 (1941-10-09) October 9, 1941 (age 73)

See also[edit]