List of United States Senators from Ohio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. The next election will be in 2018.

C
o
n
g
r
e
s
s

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
e
r
m
T
e
r
m
Electoral history Years in office Party Senator #
1 No image.svg
John Smith
Democratic-
Republican
April 1, 1803 –
April 25, 1808
Elected in 1803.

Resigned.
1 8th Congress 1 Elected in 1803.

Retired.
April 1, 1803 –
March 3, 1807
Democratic-
Republican
Thomas Worthington.gif
Thomas Worthington
1
9th Congress
10th Congress 2 Elected in 1806.

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 to finish Smith's term.
Re-elected in 1809.

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

Retired when successor elected.
May 18, 1809 –
December 11, 1809
Democratic-
Republican
No image.svg
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
ACampbell.jpg
Alexander Campbell
4
3 Thomas Worthington.gif
Thomas Worthington
Democratic-
Republican
December 15, 1810 –
December 1, 1814
Elected to finish Meigs's term.

Resigned to become Governor of Ohio.
12th Congress
13th Congress 3 Elected in 1813.

Retired.
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1819
Democratic-
Republican
Jeremiah Morrow.jpg
Jeremiah Morrow
5
Vacant December 1, 1814 –
December 10, 1814
 
4 No image.svg
Joseph Kerr
Democratic-
Republican
December 10, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
Elected to finish Worthington's term.

Retired.
5 BRuggles.jpg
Benjamin Ruggles
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1833
Elected in 1815. 3 14th Congress
15th Congress
16th Congress 4 Elected in 1819.

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

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

Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Colombia.
March 4, 1825 –
May 20, 1828
Anti-
Jacksonian
William Henry Harrison by James Reid Lambdin, 1835-crop.jpg
William Henry Harrison
8
Adams Re-elected in 1827.

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

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

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

Retired.
6 23rd Congress
24th Congress
Democratic 25th Congress 7 Elected in 1837. March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1849
Democratic William Allen, Senator from Ohio.tif
William Allen
11
7 Benjamin Tappan.jpg
Benjamin Tappan
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1845
Elected in 1838.

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

Lost re-election.
8 TCorwin.jpg
Thomas Corwin
Whig March 4, 1845 –
July 20, 1850
Elected in 1844 or 1845.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
8 29th Congress
30th Congress
31st Congress 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
9 ThomasEwingSr.jpg
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 Congress
10 Benjamin F Wade - Brady-Handy (cropped).jpg
Benjamin Wade
Whig March 15, 1851 –
March 3, 1869
Elected March 15, 1851 on 37th ballot.[1]
33rd Congress
Republican 34th Congress 10 Elected in 1854.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1861
Democratic George Pugh.jpg
George E. Pugh
13
Re-elected in 1856. 10 35th Congress
36th Congress
37th Congress 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 Congress
39th Congress
40th Congress 12 Re-elected in 1866.
11 Allen G. Thurman - Brady-Handy.jpg
Allen G. Thurman
Democratic March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1881
Elected in 1868. 12 41st Congress
42nd Congress
43rd Congress 13 Re-elected in 1872.

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

Lost re-election.
13 44th Congress
45th Congress
  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 Congress 14 Election date unknown.

Lost renominiation.
March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1885
Democratic GHPendleton.jpg
George H. Pendleton
17
12 John-Sherman-2.jpg
John Sherman
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1897
Elected in 1881. 14 47th Congress
48th Congress
49th Congress 15 Elected in 1884.

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

Lost re-election.[2]
March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1897
Democratic Calvin Stewart Brice.jpg
Calvin S. Brice
19
Re-elected in 1892.

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

Elected to finish Sherman's term.
Re-elected in 1898.

Died.
17 56th Congress
57th Congress
58th Congress 18 Re-elected in 1902.

Lost re-election.
Vacant February 15, 1904 –
March 23, 1904
 
14 Senator Charles Dick of Ohio, 1858-1945 (cropped).jpg
Charles W. F. Dick
Republican March 23, 1904 –
March 3, 1911
Elected to finish Hanna's term.
Re-elected in 1905.

Lost re-election.
18 59th Congress
60th Congress
61st Congress 19 Elected in 1908.

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 in 1910. 19 62nd Congress
63rd Congress
64th Congress 20 Elected in 1914.

Resigned to become the 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 Congress
66th Congress
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 Congress 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 Congress
69th Congress
70th Congress 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 Congress
  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 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 Congress
73rd Congress 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 Congress
75th Congress
76th Congress 24 Elected in 1938. January 3, 1939 –
July 31, 1953
Republican Robert a taft.jpg
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 Congress
78th Congress
79th Congress 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.
21 John William Bricker (Gov., Sen. OH).jpg
John W. Bricker
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1946. 25 80th Congress
81st Congress
82nd Congress 26 Re-elected in 1950.

Died.
Re-elected in 1952.

Lost re-election.
26 83rd Congress
  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 Congress
85th Congress 27 Elected in 1956. January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1969
Democratic L000122.jpg
Frank J. Lausche
31
22 StephenMYoung.jpg
Stephen M. Young
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1971
Elected in 1958. 27 86th Congress
87th Congress
88th Congress 28 Re-elected in 1962.

Lost renomination.
Re-elected in 1964.

Retired.
28 89th Congress
90th Congress
91st Congress 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.jpg
Robert Taft, Jr.
Republican January 3, 1971 –
December 28, 1976
Elected in 1970.

Lost re-election and resigned early.
29 92nd Congress
93rd Congress
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 Glenn.gif
John Glenn
34
94th Congress 30 Elected in 1974.
24 Howard Metzenbaum.jpg
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 Congress
96th Congress
97th Congress 31 Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982. 31 98th Congress
99th Congress
100th Congress 32 Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.

Retired.
32 101st Congress
102nd Congress
103rd Congress 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 Congress
105th Congress
106th Congress 34 Elected in 1998. January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2011
Republican George Voinovich, official photo portrait, 2006.jpg
George Voinovich
35
Re-elected in 2000.

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

Retired.
26 Sherrod Brown, official Senate photo portrait, 2007.jpg
Sherrod Brown
Democratic January 3, 2007 –
Present
Elected in 2006. 35 110th Congress
111th Congress
112th Congress 36 Elected in 2010. January 3, 2011 –
Present
Republican Rob Portman, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Rob Portman
36
Re-elected in 2012. 36 113th Congress
114th Congress
115th Congress 37 To be determined in the 2016 election.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 37 116th Congress
117th Congress
# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
e
r
m
  T
e
r
m
Electoral history Years in office Party Senator #
Class 1 Class 3

Living former Senators[edit]

As of June 2016, there are two former Senators who are living, one from Class 1 and one from Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
John Glenn 1974–1999 3 (1921-07-18) July 18, 1921 (age 95)
Mike DeWine 1995–2007 1 (1947-01-05) January 5, 1947 (age 69)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 .. State of Ohio. p. 240. 
  2. ^ "Foraker will succeed Brice: Ohio's Republican Legislators Vote Solidly for the Ex-Governor" (PDF). New York Times. January 14, 1896.