List of United States Senators from Texas

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Texas was admitted to the United States on December 29, 1845. Its senators are of Class 1 and Class 2. Its senators are Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.

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 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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Vacant December 29, 1845 –
February 21, 1846
Texas did not elect its Senators until two months after statehood. 1 29th Congress 1 Texas did not elect its Senators until two months after statehood. December 29, 1845 –
February 21, 1846
Vacant
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Thomas Jefferson Rusk
Democratic February 21, 1846 –
July 29, 1857
Elected in 1846. Elected in 1846. February 21, 1846 –
March 4, 1859
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Sam Houston
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30th Congress 2 Re-elected in 1847.
31st Congress
Re-elected in 1851. 2 32nd Congress
33rd Congress 3 Re-elected in 1853.

Retired.
34th Congress
Re-elected in 1857.

Died.
3 35th Congress
Vacant July 29, 1857 –
November 9, 1857
 
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James Pinckney Henderson
Democratic November 9, 1857 –
June 4, 1858
Died.
Vacant June 4, 1858 –
September 27, 1858
 
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Matthias Ward
Democratic September 27, 1858 –
December 5, 1859
Appointed to continue Henderson's term.

Lost nomination to finish Rusk's term.
36th Congress 4 Elected in 1859.

Expelled following Texas's secession from the Union.
March 4, 1859 –
July 11, 1861
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John Hemphill
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Louis Wigfall
Democratic December 5, 1859 –
March 23, 1861
Elected to finish Henderson's term.

Withdrew.
37th Congress
Vacant March 23, 1861 –
March 30, 1870
U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction July 11, 1861 –
March 31, 1870
Vacant
4 38th Congress
39th Congress 5
40th Congress
5 41st Congress
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James W. Flanagan
Republican March 30, 1870 –
March 3, 1875
Elected to finish the vacant term.

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Elected to finish the vacant term. March 31, 1870 –
March 4, 1877
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Morgan C. Hamilton
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42nd Congress 6 Re-elected in 1871.

Retired.
43rd Congress
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Samuel B. Maxey
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1887
Elected in 1875. 6 44th Congress
45th Congress 7 Elected in 1877. March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1895
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Richard Coke
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46th Congress
Re-elected in 1881.

Lost re-election.
7 47th Congress
48th Congress 8 Re-elected in 1883.
49th Congress
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John Henninger Reagan
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
June 10, 1891
Elected in 1887.

Resigned to become chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
8 50th Congress
51st Congress 9 Re-elected in 1889.

Retired.
52nd Congress
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Horace Chilton
Democratic June 10, 1891 –
March 22, 1892
Appointed to continue Reagan's term.

Lost election to finish Reagan's term.
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Roger Q. Mills
Democratic March 23, 1892 –
March 4, 1899
Elected to finish Reagan's term.
Re-elected in 1893.

Retired.
9 53rd Congress
54th Congress 10 Elected in 1895.

Retired.
March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1901
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Horace Chilton
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55th Congress
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Charles Allen Culberson
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1923
Elected in 1899. 10 56th Congress
57th Congress 11 Elected in 1901. March 4, 1901 –
January 3, 1913
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Joseph Weldon Bailey
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58th Congress
Re-elected in 1905. 11 59th Congress
60th Congress 12 Re-elected in 1907.

Resigned.
61st Congress
Re-elected in 1911. 12 62nd Congress
Appointed to continue Bailey's term.

Retired when successor elected.
January 4, 1913 –
January 29, 1913
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Rienzi Melville Johnston
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  January 29, 1913 –
February 3, 1913
Vacant
Elected to finish Bailey's term. February 3, 1913 –
April 9, 1941
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Morris Sheppard
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63rd Congress 13 Re-elected in 1913.
64th Congress
Re-elected in 1916.

Lost re-election.
13 65th Congress
66th Congress 14 Re-elected in 1918.
67th Congress
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Earle B. Mayfield
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1929
Elected in 1922.

Lost renomination.
14 68th Congress
69th Congress 15 Re-elected in 1924.
70th Congress
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Tom Connally
Democratic March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1953
Elected in 1928. 15 71st Congress
72nd Congress 16 Re-elected in 1930.
73rd Congress
Re-elected in 1934. 16 74th Congress
75th Congress 17 Re-elected in 1936.

Died.
76th Congress
Re-elected in 1940. 17 77th Congress
  April 9, 1941 –
April 21, 1941
Vacant
Appointed to continue Sheppard's term.

Died.
April 21, 1941 –
June 26, 1941
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Andrew Jackson Houston
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  June 26, 1941 –
August 4, 1941
Vacant
Elected to finish Sheppard's term. August 4, 1941 –
January 3, 1949
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W. Lee O'Daniel
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78th Congress 18 Re-elected in 1942.

Retired.
79th Congress
Re-elected in 1946.

Retired.
18 80th Congress
81st Congress 19 Elected in 1948. January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1961
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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82nd Congress
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Price Daniel
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 14, 1957
Elected in 1952.

Resigned.
19 83rd Congress
84th Congress 20 Re-elected in 1954.

Re-elected in 1960, but resigned at the end of the term to become U.S. Vice President.
85th Congress
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William A. Blakley
Democratic January 15, 1957 –
April 28, 1957
Appointed to continue Daniel's term.

Retired when successor elected.
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Ralph Yarborough
Democratic April 29, 1957 –
January 3, 1971
Elected to finish Daniel's term.
Re-elected in 1958. 20 86th Congress
87th Congress 21 Appointed to begin Johnson's term.

Lost election to finish Johnson's term.
January 3, 1961 –
June 14, 1961
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William A. Blakley
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Elected to finish Johnson's term. June 15, 1961 –
January 3, 1985
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John Tower
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88th Congress
Re-elected in 1964.

Lost renomination.
21 89th Congress
90th Congress 22 Re-elected in 1966.
91st Congress
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Lloyd Bentsen
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 20, 1993
Elected in 1970. 22 92nd Congress
93rd Congress 23 Re-elected in 1972.
94th Congress
Re-elected in 1976. 23 95th Congress
96th Congress 24 Re-elected in 1978.

Retired.
97th Congress
Re-elected in 1982. 24 98th Congress
99th Congress 25 Elected in 1984. January 3, 1985 –
November 30, 2002
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Phil Gramm
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100th Congress
Re-elected in 1988.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
25 101st Congress
102nd Congress 26 Re-elected in 1990.
103rd Congress
Vacant January 20, 1993 –
January 23, 1993
 
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Bob Krueger
Democratic January 23, 1993 –
June 14, 1993
Appointed to continue Bentsen's term.

Lost election to finish Bentsen's term.
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Kay Bailey Hutchison
Republican June 14, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Elected to finish Bentsen's term.
Re-elected in 1994. 26 104th Congress
105th Congress 27 Re-elected in 1996.

Retired, and resigned early to give successor preferential seniority.
106th Congress
Re-elected in 2000. 27 107th Congress
  November 30, 2002 –
December 2, 2002
Vacant
Appointed to finish Gramm's term, having been elected to the next term. December 2, 2002 –
Present
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John Cornyn
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108th Congress 28 Elected in 2002.
109th Congress
Re-elected in 2006.

Retired.
28 110th Congress
111th Congress 29 Re-elected in 2008.
112th Congress
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Ted Cruz
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012. 29 113th Congress
114th Congress 30 Re-elected in 2014.
115th Congress
To be determined in the 2018 election. 30 116th Congress
117th Congress 31 To be determined in the 2020 election.
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List of living former Senators[edit]

As of April 2015, there are three former Senators who are living, two from Class 1 and one from Class 2.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Phil Gramm 1985–2002 2 (1942-07-09) July 9, 1942 (age 73)
Bob Krueger 1993 1 (1935-09-19) September 19, 1935 (age 80)
Kay Bailey Hutchison 1993–2013 1 (1943-07-22) July 22, 1943 (age 72)

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