List of United States Senators from Missouri

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Missouri was admitted to the Union on August 10, 1821. Its current Senators are Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Roy Blunt.

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 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1998, 2004, and 2010. The next election will be in 2016.

# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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1 Thomas Hart Benton (senator).jpg
Thomas Hart Benton
Democratic-
Republican
August 10, 1821 –
March 4, 1851
Elected in 1821. 1 17th Congress 1 Elected in 1821. August 10, 1821 –
March 4, 1831
Democratic-
Republican
DavidBarton.jpg
David Barton
1
Jacksonian
Democratic
18th Congress Adams-Clay
Republican
Jacksonian 19th Congress 2 Re-elected in 1825.

Lost re-election.
Anti-
Jacksonian
Re-elected in 1827. 2 20th Congress Adams
21st Congress Anti-
Jacksonian
22nd Congress 3 Elected in 1831.

Died.
March 4, 1831 –
June 6, 1833
Jacksonian Alexander Buckner 2
Re-elected in 1833. 3 23rd Congress
  June 6, 1833 –
October 25, 1833
Vacant
Appointed to continue Buckner's term.

Elected to finish Buckner's term.
October 25, 1833 –
October 3, 1843
Jacksonian Lewis Fields Linn.jpg
Lewis F. Linn
3
24th Congress
Democratic 25th Congress 4 Re-elected in 1836. Democratic
Re-elected in 1839. 4 26th Congress
27th Congress
28th Congress 5 Re-elected in 1842.

Died.
  October 3, 1843 –
October 14, 1843
Vacant
Appointed to continue Linn's term.

Elected to finish Linn's term.
October 14, 1843 –
March 4, 1855
Democratic David Rice Atchison.jpg
David Rice Atchison
4
Re-elected in 1845.

Lost re-election.
5 29th Congress
30th Congress
31st Congress 6 Re-elected in 1848.

Lost re-election.
2 HSGeyer.jpg
Henry S. Geyer
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 4, 1857
Elected in 1851.

Retired.
6 32nd Congress
33rd Congress
34th Congress 7   March 4, 1855 –
January 12, 1857
Vacant
Elected late in 1857.

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January 12, 1857 –
March 4, 1861
Democratic JSGreen.jpg
James S. Green
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3 TPolk.jpg
Trusten Polk
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
January 10, 1862
Elected in 1857.

Expelled for supporting the rebellion in the American Civil War.
7 35th Congress
36th Congress
37th Congress 8   March 4, 1861 –
March 17, 1861
Vacant
Elected late in 1861.

Expelled for supporting the rebellion in the American Civil War.
March 17, 1861 –
January 10, 1862
Democratic WPJohnson.jpg
Waldo P. Johnson
6
Vacant January 10, 1862 –
January 17, 1862
    January 10, 1862 –
January 17, 1862
Vacant
4 John B. Henderson - Brady-Handy.jpg
John B. Henderson
Unconditional
Unionist
January 17, 1862 –
March 4, 1869
Appointed to finish Polk's term. Appointed to continue Johnson's term.

Successor qualified.
January 17, 1862 –
November 13, 1863
Republican RobWilson-Miss.jpg
Robert Wilson
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Elected to full term in 1863.

Retired.
8 38th Congress
Elected to finish Johnson's term.

Retired due to ill health.
November 13, 1863 –
March 4, 1867
Unconditional Unionist B. Gratz Brown - Brady-Handy.jpg
B. Gratz Brown
8
39th Congress
40th Congress 9 Elected in 1867.

Resigned to become Chief Justice of the U.S. Court of Claims.
March 4, 1867 –
December 19, 1870
Republican Charles D. Drake - Brady-Handy.jpg
Charles D. Drake
9
5 Carl-Schurz.jpg
Carl Schurz
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1875
Elected in 1869.

Retired.
9 41st Congress
Appointed to continue Drake's term.

Retired when successor elected.
December 19, 1870 –
January 20, 1871
Republican DTJewett.jpg
Daniel T. Jewett
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Elected to finish Bogy's term.

Lost re-election.
January 20, 1871 –
March 4, 1873
Democratic FPB, Jr.jpg
Francis Blair
11
42nd Congress
43rd Congress 10 Elected in 1872.

Died.
March 4, 1873 –
September 20, 1877
Democratic Lewis V. Bogy - Brady-Handy.jpg
Lewis V. Bogy
12
6 Francis Cockrell - Brady-Handy.jpg
Francis Cockrell
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1905
Elected in 1875. 10 44th Congress
45th Congress
  September 20, 1877 –
September 29, 1877
Vacant
Appointed to continue Bogy's term.

Retired.
September 29, 1877 –
January 26, 1879
Democratic David H. Armstrong - Brady-Handy.jpg
David H. Armstrong
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Elected to finish Bogy's term.

Retired.
January 27, 1879 –
March 4, 1879
Democratic James Shields - Brady-Handy.jpg
James Shields
14
46th Congress 11 Elected in 1879. March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1903
Democratic George Graham Vest.jpg
George G. Vest
15
Re-elected in 1881. 11 47th Congress
48th Congress
49th Congress 12 Re-elected in 1885.
Re-elected in 1887. 12 50th Congress
51st Congress
52nd Congress 13 Re-elected in 1891.
Re-elected in 1893. 13 53rd Congress
54th Congress
55th Congress 14 Re-elected in 1897.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1899.

Retired.
14 56th Congress
57th Congress
58th Congress 15 Elected in 1902. March 4, 1903 –
April 14, 1918
Democratic William Joel Stone.jpg
William J. Stone
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Vacant March 4, 1905 –
March 18, 1905
  15 59th Congress
7 Senator William Warner.jpg
William Warner
Republican March 18, 1905 –
March 4, 1911
Elected late in 1905.

Retired.
60th Congress
61st Congress 16 Re-elected in 1908.
8 James Alexander Reed.jpg
James A. Reed
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1929
Elected in 1910. 16 62nd Congress
63rd Congress
64th Congress 17 Re-elected in 1914.

Died.
Re-elected in 1916. 17 65th Congress
  April 14, 1918 –
April 30, 1918
Vacant
Appointed to continue Stone's term.

Lost election to finish Stone's term.
April 30, 1918 –
November 5, 1918
Democratic Senator Xenophon Pierce.jpg
Xenophon P. Wilfley
17
Elected to finish Stone's term. November 6, 1918 –
May 16, 1925
Republican Selden Palmer Spencer.jpg
Selden P. Spencer
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66th Congress
67th Congress 18 Re-elected in 1920.

Died.
Re-elected in 1922.

Retired.
18 68th Congress
69th Congress
  May 16, 1925 –
May 25, 1925
Vacant
Appointed to continue Spencer's term.

Lost election to finish Spencer's term.
May 25, 1925 –
December 5, 1926
Republican Senator George Howard Williams.JPG
George H. Williams
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Elected to finish Spencer's term. December 6, 1926 –
February 3, 1933
Democratic Harry Bartow Hawes.jpg
Harry B. Hawes
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70th Congress 19 Re-elected in 1926.

Retired, then resigned early.
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Roscoe C. Patterson
Republican March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1935
Elected in 1928.

Lost re-election.
19 71st Congress
72nd Congress
Appointed to finish Hawes's term, having already been elected to the next term. February 3, 1933 –
January 3, 1945
Democratic Bennett Champ Clark (portrait).jpg
Joel B. Clark
21
73rd Congress 20 Elected to full term in 1932.
10 Harry S. Truman.jpg
Harry S. Truman
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 17, 1945
Elected in 1934. 20 74th Congress
75th Congress
76th Congress 21 Re-elected in 1938.

Lost renomination.
Re-elected in 1940.

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President.
21 77th Congress
78th Congress
79th Congress 22 Elected in 1944.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1951
Republican Forrest C. Donnell.jpg
Forrest C. Donnell
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11 Frank Briggs.jpg
Frank P. Briggs
Democratic January 18, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Appointed to finish Truman's term.

Lost election to full term.
12 Jamespkem.jpg
James P. Kem
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
Elected in 1946.

Lost re-election.
22 80th Congress
81st Congress
82nd Congress 23 Elected in 1950. January 3, 1951 –
September 13, 1960
Democratic Thomas Carey Hennings.jpg
Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.
23
13 Stuart Symington.jpg
Stuart Symington
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
December 27, 1976
Elected in 1952. 23 83rd Congress
84th Congress
85th Congress 24 Re-elected in 1956.

Died.
Elected in 1958. 24 86th Congress
  September 13, 1960 –
September 23, 1960
Vacant
Appointed to finish Henning's term.

Elected to finish Henning's term.
September 23, 1960 –
December 27, 1968
Democratic Edward V. Long.jpg
Edward V. Long
24
87th Congress
88th Congress 25 Re-elected in 1962.

Lost renomination, and resigned early.
Elected in 1964. 25 89th Congress
90th Congress
Appointed to finish Long's term, having been elected to next term. December 28, 1968 –
January 3, 1987
Democratic ThomasEagleton.jpg
Thomas Eagleton
25
91st Congress 26 Elected in 1968.
Elected in 1970.

Retired, then resigned early to give successor preferential seniority.
26 92nd Congress
93rd Congress
94th Congress 27 Re-elected in 1974.
14 JohnDanforth.jpg
John Danforth
Republican December 27, 1976 –
January 3, 1995
Appointed early to finish Symington's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1976. 27 95th Congress
96th Congress
97th Congress 28 Re-elected in 1980.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1982.

Retired.
28 98th Congress
99th Congress
100th Congress 29 Elected in 1986. January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 2011
Republican Kit Bond official portrait cropped.jpg
Kit Bond
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Re-elected in 1988.

Retired.
29 101st Congress
102nd Congress
103rd Congress 30 Re-elected in 1992.
15 John Ashcroft.jpg
John Ashcroft
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
Elected in 1994.

Lost re-election.
30 104th Congress
105th Congress
106th Congress 31 Re-elected in 1998.
16 Jean Carnahan.jpg
Jean Carnahan
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
November 25, 2002
Appointed to begin Senator-elect Mel Carnahan's term.

Lost election to finish Senator-elect Carnahan's term.
31 107th Congress
17 Jim Talent official photo.jpg
Jim Talent
Republican November 25, 2002 –
January 3, 2007
Elected to finish Senator-elect Mel Carnahan's term.

Lost re-election.
108th Congress
109th Congress 32 Re-elected in 2004.

Retired.
18 Claire McCaskill, Official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Claire McCaskill
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
Present
Elected in 2006. 32 110th Congress
111th Congress
112th Congress 33 Elected in 2010. January 3, 2011 –
Present
Republican Roy Blunt, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Roy Blunt
27
Re-elected in 2012. 33 113th Congress
114th Congress
115th Congress 34 To be determined in the 2016 election.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 34 116th Congress
117th Congress
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Living former U.S. Senators[edit]

As of April 2015, there are five living former U.S. Senators from Missouri, four from Class 1 and one from Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
John Danforth 1976–1995 1 (1936-09-05) September 5, 1936 (age 79)
Kit Bond 1987–2011 2 (1939-03-06) March 6, 1939 (age 76)
John Ashcroft 1995–2001 1 (1942-05-09) May 9, 1942 (age 73)
Jean Carnahan 2001–2002 1 (1933-12-20) December 20, 1933 (age 82)
Jim Talent 2002–2007 1 (1956-10-18) October 18, 1956 (age 59)

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