List of United States Senators from Ohio

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Current delegation

The state of Ohio elects one Class 1 and one Class 3 senator. Its current senators are Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman.

List of Senators[edit]

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. The next election will be in 2024.

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Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2004, 2010, and 2016. The next election will be in 2022.

# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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John Smith
Democratic-
Republican
April 1, 1803 –
April 25, 1808
Elected April 1, 1803.[1]

Resigned.
1 8th 1 Elected April 1, 1803.[1]

Retired.
April 1, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
Democratic-
Republican
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Thomas Worthington
1
9th
10th 2 Elected January 1, 1807.[2]

Resigned.
March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
Democratic-
Republican
Portrait of Senator Edward Tiffin of Ohio.jpg
Edward Tiffin
2
Vacant April 25, 1808 –
December 12, 1808
 
2 Return J. Meigs, Jr.jpg
Return J. Meigs, Jr.
Democratic-
Republican
December 12, 1808 –
December 8, 1810
Elected December 10, 1808 to finish Smith's term.[3]
Elected December 10, 1808 to full term.[3]

Resigned to become Governor of Ohio.
2 11th   March 4, 1809 –
May 18, 1809
Vacant
Appointed to finish Tiffin's term.[3]

Retired when successor elected.
May 18, 1809 –
December 11, 1809
Democratic-
Republican
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Stanley Griswold
3
Vacant December 8, 1810 –
December 15, 1810
 
Elected to finish Tiffin's term.

Retired.
December 11, 1809 –
March 3, 1813
Democratic-
Republican
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Alexander Campbell
4
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Thomas Worthington
Democratic-
Republican
December 15, 1810 –
December 1, 1814
Elected to finish Meigs's term.

Resigned to become Governor of Ohio.
12th
13th 3 Elected February 6, 1813.

Retired.
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1819
Democratic-
Republican
Jeremiah Morrow.jpg
Jeremiah Morrow
5
Vacant December 1, 1814 –
December 10, 1814
 
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Joseph Kerr
Democratic-
Republican
December 10, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
Elected to finish Worthington's term.

Retired.
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Benjamin Ruggles
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1833
Elected January 7, 1815. 3 14th
15th
16th 4 Elected January 30, 1819.

Died.
March 4, 1819 –
December 13, 1821
Democratic-
Republican
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William A. Trimble
6
Re-elected in 1821. 4 17th
  December 13, 1821 –
January 3, 1822
Vacant
Elected to finish Trimble's term.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 1822 –
March 3, 1825
Democratic-
Republican
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Ethan Allen Brown
7
Crawford
Republican
18th Adams-Clay
Republican
Anti-
Jacksonian
19th 5 Elected in 1824.

Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Colombia.
March 4, 1825 –
May 20, 1828
Anti-
Jacksonian
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William Henry Harrison
8
Adams Re-elected in 1827.

Retired.
5 20th Adams
  May 20, 1828 –
December 10, 1828
Vacant
Elected to finish Harrison's term.

Retired.
December 10, 1828 –
March 3, 1831
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Jacob Burnet
9
Anti-
Jacksonian
21st Anti-
Jacksonian
22nd 6 Elected in 1830.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1837
Anti-
Jacksonian
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Thomas Ewing
10
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Thomas Morris
Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1839
Elected in 1833.

Retired.
6 23rd
24th
Democratic 25th 7 Elected in 1837. March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1849
Democratic William Allen governor Brady-Handy-crop.jpg
William Allen
11
7 Benjamin Tappan.jpg
Benjamin Tappan
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1845
Elected in 1838.

Retired.
7 26th
27th
28th 8 Re-elected in 1842.

Lost re-election.
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Thomas Corwin
Whig March 4, 1845 –
July 20, 1850
Elected December 5, 1844.[4]

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
8 29th
30th
31st 9 Elected in 1849.

Retired.
March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1855
Free Soil Mathew Brady, Portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, officer of the United States government (1860–1865, full version).jpg
Salmon P. Chase
12
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Thomas Ewing
Whig July 20, 1850 –
March 3, 1851
Appointed to finish Corwin's term.

Lost election to the next term.
Vacant March 4, 1851 –
March 15, 1851
  9 32nd
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Benjamin Wade
Whig March 15, 1851 –
March 3, 1869
Elected March 15, 1851 on 37th ballot.[5]
33rd
Republican 34th 10 Elected in 1854[6]

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1861
Democratic George Pugh.jpg
George E. Pugh
13
Re-elected in 1856. 10 35th
36th
37th 11 Elected in 1860.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
March 4, 1861 –
March 6, 1861
Republican Mathew Brady, Portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, officer of the United States government (1860–1865, full version).jpg
Salmon P. Chase
14
  March 6, 1861 –
March 21, 1861
Vacant
Elected to finish Chase's term. March 21, 1861 –
March 8, 1877
Republican John-Sherman-2.jpg
John Sherman
15
Re-elected in 1863.

Lost renomination.
11 38th
39th
40th 12 Re-elected in 1866.
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Allen G. Thurman
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1881
Elected in 1868. 12 41st
42nd
43rd 13 Re-elected in 1872.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
Re-elected in 1874.

Lost re-election.
13 44th
45th
  March 8, 1877 –
March 21, 1877
Vacant
Elected to finish Sherman's term.

Retired.
March 21, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
Republican Thomas Stanley Matthews - Brady-Handy.jpg
Stanley Matthews
16
46th 14 Election date unknown.

Lost renominiation.
March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1885
Democratic GHPendleton.jpg
George H. Pendleton
17
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John Sherman
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1897
Elected in 1881. 14 47th
48th
49th 15 Elected January 15, 1884.[7][8]

Retired.
March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
Democratic Henry B. Payne - Brady-Handy.jpg
Henry B. Payne
18
Re-elected in 1886. 15 50th
51st
52nd 16 Elected in 1890.

Lost re-election.[9]
March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1897
Democratic Calvin Stewart Brice.jpg
Calvin S. Brice
19
Re-elected in 1892.

Resigned.
16 53rd
54th
55th 17 Elected in 1896. March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1909
Republican Joseph Benson Foraker.jpg
Joseph B. Foraker
20
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Marcus A. Hanna
Republican March 5, 1897 –
February 15, 1904
Appointed to continue Sherman's term.

Elected January 12, 1898 to finish Sherman's term.[10]
Elected January 12, 1898 to the next term.

Died.
17 56th
57th
58th 18 Re-elected January 15, 1902.[11]

Retired.[12]
Vacant February 15, 1904 –
March 23, 1904
 
14 Charles W. F. Dick 1903.jpg
Charles W. F. Dick
Republican March 23, 1904 –
March 3, 1911
Elected March 2, 1904 to finish Hanna's term.
Elected March 2, 1904 to the next term.

Lost re-election.
18 59th
60th
61st 19 Elected January 12, 1909.[12]

Retired.
March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1915
Republican Theodore Elijah Burton.jpg
Theodore E. Burton
21
15 AtleePomereneBainPhotoportrait.jpg
Atlee Pomerene
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1923
Elected January 10, 1911. 19 62nd
63rd
64th 20 Elected in 1914.

Retired to run for U.S. President.

Resigned to become U.S. President.
March 4, 1915 –
January 13, 1921
Republican Warren G Harding portrait as senator June 1920.jpg
Warren G. Harding
22
Re-elected in 1916.

Lost re-election.
20 65th
66th
Appointed to finish Harding's term, having been elected to the next term. January 14, 1921 –
March 30, 1928
Republican Frank Bartlett Willis.jpg
Frank B. Willis
23
67th 21 Elected in 1920.
16 Simeon D. Fess 1918 crop of head.jpg
Simeon D. Fess
Republican March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
Elected in 1922. 21 68th
69th
70th 22 Re-elected in 1926.

Died.
  March 30, 1928 –
April 5, 1928
Vacant
Appointed to continue Willis's term.

Lost nomination to finish Willis's term.
April 5, 1928 –
December 14, 1928
Democratic Cyrus Locher.jpg
Cyrus Locher
24
Elected to finish Willis's term.

Died.
December 15, 1928 –
October 28, 1929
Republican Theodore E. Burton May 9 1929 crop.jpg
Theodore E. Burton
25
Re-elected in 1928.

Lost re-election.
22 71st
  October 28, 1929 –
November 5, 1929
Vacant
Appointed to continue Burton's term.

Lost election to finish Burton's term.
November 5, 1929 –
November 30, 1930
Republican Roscoe Conkling McCulloch.jpg
Roscoe C. McCulloch
26
Elected November 4, 1930 to finish Burton's term. December 1, 1930 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic Time-magazine-cover-robert-johns-bulkley cropped.jpg
Robert J. Bulkley
27
72nd
73rd 23 Re-elected in 1932.

Lost re-election.
17 Alvin Victor Donahey.jpg
A. Victor Donahey
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
Elected in 1934.

Retired.
23 74th
75th
76th 24 Elected in 1938. January 3, 1939 –
July 31, 1953
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Robert A. Taft
28
18 Harold Burton.jpg
Harold H. Burton
Republican January 3, 1941 –
September 30, 1945
Elected in 1940.

Resigned when appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
24 77th
78th
79th 25 Re-elected in 1944.
Vacant September 30, 1945 –
October 8, 1945
 
19 James Huffman.jpg
James W. Huffman
Democratic October 8, 1945 –
November 5, 1946
Appointed to continue Burton's term.

Retired when successor elected.
20 KingsleyarterTaft.jpg
Kingsley A. Taft
Republican November 5, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
Elected to finish Burton's term.

Retired.
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John W. Bricker
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1946. 25 80th
81st
82nd 26 Re-elected in 1950.

Died.
Re-elected in 1952.

Lost re-election.
26 83rd
  July 31, 1953 –
November 10, 1953
Vacant
Appointed to continue Taft's term.

Lost election to finish Taft's term.
November 10, 1953 –
December 2, 1954
Democratic ThomasBurke.jpg
Thomas A. Burke
29
  December 2, 1954 –
December 16, 1954
Vacant
Elected to finish Taft's term.

Lost re-election.
December 16, 1954 –
January 3, 1957
Republican George Bender.jpg
George H. Bender
30
84th
85th 27 Elected in 1956. January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1969
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Frank J. Lausche
31
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Stephen M. Young
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1971
Elected in 1958. 27 86th
87th
88th 28 Re-elected in 1962.

Lost renomination.
Re-elected in 1964.

Retired.
28 89th
90th
91st 29 Elected in 1968.

Resigned to become U.S. Attorney General.
January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1974
Republican WilliamBartSaxbe2.jpg
William B. Saxbe
32
23 RobertTaftJr (cropped).jpg
Robert Taft, Jr.
Republican January 3, 1971 –
December 28, 1976
Elected in 1970.

Lost re-election and resigned early.
29 92nd
93rd
Appointed to finish Saxbe's term.

Lost renomination and resigned early.
January 4, 1974 –
December 23, 1974
Democratic Howard Metzenbaum.jpg
Howard Metzenbaum
33
Appointed to finish Metzenbaum's term, having been elected to the next term. December 24, 1974 –
January 3, 1999
Democratic John Glenn Low Res.jpg
John Glenn
34
94th 30 Elected in 1974.
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Howard Metzenbaum
Democratic December 29, 1976 –
January 3, 1995
Appointed to finish Taft's term, having been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1976. 30 95th
96th
97th 31 Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982. 31 98th
99th
100th 32 Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.

Retired.
32 101st
102nd
103rd 33 Re-elected in 1992.

Retired.
25 Mike DeWine official photo.jpg
Mike DeWine
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2007
Elected in 1994. 33 104th
105th
106th 34 Elected in 1998. January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2011
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George Voinovich
35
Re-elected in 2000.

Lost re-election.
34 107th
108th
109th 35 Re-elected in 2004.

Retired.
26 Sherrod Brown official photo 2009 2.jpg
Sherrod Brown
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
present
Elected in 2006. 35 110th
111th
112th 36 Elected in 2010. January 3, 2011 –
present
Republican Rob Portman official portrait (cropped).jpg
Rob Portman
36
Re-elected in 2012. 36 113th
114th
115th 37 Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018. 37 116th
117th
118th 38 To be determined in the 2022 election.
To be determined in the 2024 election. 38 119th
# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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Class 1 Class 3

Living former Senators[edit]

As of December 2016, there is one former Senator who is living, one from Class 1. The most recent Senator to die was John Glenn (1974–1999) of Class 3, on December 8, 2016. The most recently serving Senator to die was George Voinovich (1999–2011) of Class 3, on June 12, 2016. The most recent Class 1 Senator to die was Howard Metzenbaum (1974, 1976–1995) on March 12, 2008.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Mike DeWine 1995–2007 1 (1947-01-05) January 5, 1947 (age 71)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taylor, William A. (1900). Ohio in Congress from 1803 to 1901. Columbus, Ohio: Century Publishing Co. p. 96 – via Google books.
  2. ^ "Ohio 1807 U.S. Senate". Tufts Digital Collations and Archives. A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787–1825. Tufts University. Retrieved February 13, 2018., citing Taylor, William A. Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress: From the year 1788 to the year 1900. Columbus, OH: Press of the Westbote, 1899. 50.
  3. ^ a b c Taylor, William A. (1900). Ohio in Congress from 1803 to 1901. Columbus, Ohio: Century Publishing Co. p. 97 – via Google books.
  4. ^ Taylor & Taylor, p. 215, vol. I.
  5. ^ Taylor & Taylor, p. 240.
  6. ^ Taylor & Taylor, p. 30, vol II.
  7. ^ Burke, p. 28.
  8. ^ Taylor & Taylor, p. 94.
  9. ^ "Foraker will succeed Brice: Ohio's Republican Legislators Vote Solidly for the Ex-Governor" (PDF). The New York Times. January 14, 1896.
  10. ^ Byrd, p. 153.
  11. ^ "SENATOR FORAKER CHOSEN". The New York Times. January 15, 1902. p. 3.
  12. ^ a b Walters, Everett (1948). Joseph Benson Foraker: An Uncompromising Republican. Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio History Press. pp. 283–284.

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