List of United States Senators from Oklahoma

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Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907, and elects senators to Class 2 and Class 3. Its current senators are Republicans James Inhofe and James Lankford.

List of Senators[edit]

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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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.

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1 Robert Latham Owen.jpg
Robert L. Owen
Democratic December 11, 1907 –
March 4, 1925
Elected in 1907. 1 60th Congress 1 Elected in 1907. December 11, 1907 –
March 4, 1921
Democratic Thomas Pryor Gore.jpg
Thomas Gore
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61st Congress 2 Re-elected in 1908.
62nd Congress
Re-elected in 1912. 2 63rd Congress
64th Congress 3 Re-elected in 1914.

Lost renomination.
65th Congress
Re-elected in 1918.

Retired.
3 66th Congress
67th Congress 4 Elected in 1920.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1927
Republican John William Harreld.jpg
John W. Harreld
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68th Congress
2 William Bliss Pine.jpg
William B. Pine
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 4, 1931
Elected in 1924.

Lost re-election.
4 69th Congress
70th Congress 5 Elected in 1926. March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1951
Democratic ElmerThomasOK.jpg
Elmer Thomas
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71st Congress
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Thomas Gore
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1937
Elected in 1930.

Lost renomination.
5 72nd Congress
73rd Congress 6 Re-elected in 1932.
74th Congress
4 Joshua B. Lee.jpg
Joshua B. Lee
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
Elected in 1936.

Lost re-election.
6 75th Congress
76th Congress 7 Re-elected in 1938.
77th Congress
5 Edward Hall Moore.jpg
Edward H. Moore
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
Elected in 1942.

Retired.
7 78th Congress
79th Congress 8 Re-elected in 1944.

Lost renomination.
80th Congress
6 Robert S. Kerr.jpg
Robert S. Kerr
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 1, 1963
Elected in 1948. 8 81st Congress
82nd Congress 9 Elected in 1950. January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1969
Democratic Mike Monroney.jpg
A. S. Mike Monroney
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83rd Congress
Re-elected in 1954. 9 84th Congress
85th Congress 10 Re-elected in 1956.
86th Congress
Re-elected in 1960.

Died.
10 87th Congress
Vacant January 1, 1963 –
January 7, 1963
 
88th Congress 11 Re-elected in 1962.

Lost re-election.
7 JHEdmondson.jpg
J. Howard Edmondson
Democratic January 7, 1963 –
November 3, 1964
Appointed to continue Kerr's term

Lost nomination to finish Kerr's term.
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Fred R. Harris
Democratic November 3, 1964 –
January 3, 1973
Elected to finish Kerr's term.
89th Congress
Re-elected in 1966.

Retired.
11 90th Congress
91st Congress 12 Elected in 1968. January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1981
Republican BellmonHL.jpg
Henry Bellmon
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92nd Congress
9 Dewey Bartlett.jpg
Dewey F. Bartlett
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
Elected in 1972.

Retired.
12 93rd Congress
94th Congress 13 Re-elected in 1974.

Retired.
95th Congress
10 Sendavidlboren.jpg
David L. Boren
Democratic January 3, 1979 –
November 15, 1994
Elected in 1978. 13 96th Congress
97th Congress 14 Elected in 1980. January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 2005
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Don Nickles
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98th Congress
Re-elected in 1984. 14 99th Congress
100th Congress 15 Re-elected in 1986.
101st Congress
Re-elected in 1990.

Resigned to become President of the University of Oklahoma.
15 102nd Congress
103rd Congress 16 Re-elected in 1992.
Vacant November 15, 1994 –
November 17, 1994
 
11 Jim Inhofe, official photo portrait, 2007.jpg
Jim Inhofe
Republican November 17, 1994 –
Present
Elected in 1994 to finish Boren's term.
104th Congress
Re-elected in 1996. 16 105th Congress
106th Congress 17 Re-elected in 1998.

Retired.
107th Congress
Re-elected in 2002. 17 108th Congress
109th Congress 18 Elected in 2004. January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2015
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Tom Coburn
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110th Congress
Re-elected in 2008. 18 111th Congress
112th Congress 19 Re-elected in 2010.

Resigned.
113th Congress
Re-elected in 2014. 19 114th Congress Elected to finish Coburn's term. January 3, 2015 –
Present
Republican James Lankford official Senate photo.jpg
James Lankford
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115th Congress 39 To be decided in the 2016 election.
116th Congress
To be decided in the 2020 election. 20 117th Congress
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Class 2 Class 3

Living former Senators[edit]

As of April 2015, there are three former Senators who are living, two from Class 2 and one from Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
David L. Boren 1979–1994 2 (1941-04-21) April 21, 1941 (age 74)
Don Nickles 1981–2005 3 (1948-12-06) December 6, 1948 (age 67)
Tom Coburn 2005–2015 3 (1948-03-14) March 14, 1948 (age 67)

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