List of United States Senators from Utah

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Utah was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896, and elects senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Its current senators are Republicans Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee.

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.

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1 Frank J Cannon.jpg
Frank J. Cannon

Republican
 
January 22, 1896 –
March 3, 1899
Elected in 1896. 1 54th Congress 1 Elected in 1896.

Retired.
January 22, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
Republican Senator Arthur Brown.jpg
Arthur Brown
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Silver
Republican
55th Congress 2 Elected in 1897.

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
Democratic Joseph Lafayette Rawlins.jpg
Joseph L. Rawlins
2
Vacant March 4, 1899 –
January 23, 1901
Legislature was unable to agree on an appointee;
Cannon and Alfred W. McCune were the frontrunners.[1]
2 56th Congress
2 Thomas Kearns.jpg
Thomas Kearns
Republican January 23, 1901 –
March 3, 1905
Elected late in 1901.

Retired.
57th Congress
58th Congress 3 Elected in 1903. March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1933
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Reed Smoot
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George Sutherland
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1917
Elected in 1905. 3 59th Congress
60th Congress
61st Congress 4 Re-elected in 1909.
Re-elected in 1911.

Lost re-election.
4 62nd Congress
63rd Congress
64th Congress 5 Re-elected in 1914.


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William H. King
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
January 3, 1941
Elected in 1916. 5 65th Congress
66th Congress
67th Congress 6 Re-elected in 1920.


Re-elected in 1922. 6 68th Congress
69th Congress
70th Congress 7 Re-elected in 1926.

Lost re-election.


Re-elected in 1928. 7 71st Congress
72nd Congress
73rd Congress 8 Elected in 1932. March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1951
Democratic Elbert Thomas.jpg
Elbert D. Thomas
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Re-elected in 1934.

Lost renomination.
8 74th Congress
75th Congress
76th Congress 9 Re-elected in 1938.


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Abe Murdock
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1947
Elected in 1940.

Lost re-election.
9 77th Congress
78th Congress
79th Congress 10 Re-elected in 1944.

Lost re-election.
6 Arthur Vivian Watkins.jpg
Arthur V. Watkins
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1946. 10 80th Congress
81st Congress
82nd Congress 11 Elected in 1950. January 3, 1951 –
December 20, 1974
Republican Wallace Bennett.jpg
Wallace F. Bennett
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Re-elected in 1952.

Lost re-election.
11 83rd Congress
84th Congress
85th Congress 12 Re-elected in 1956.
7 Frank Moss.jpg
Frank E. Moss
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1977
Elected in 1958. 12 86th Congress
87th Congress
88th Congress 13 Re-elected in 1962.


Re-elected in 1964. 13 89th Congress
90th Congress
91st Congress 14 Re-elected in 1968.

Retired, and resigned early to give successor preferential seniority.


Re-elected in 1970.

Lost re-election.
14 92nd Congress
93rd Congress
Appointed to finish Bennett's term, having already been elected to the next term December 21, 1974 –
January 3, 1993
Republican Jake Garn.jpg
Jake Garn
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94th Congress 15 Elected in 1974.
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Orrin Hatch
Republican January 3, 1977 –
Present
Elected in 1976. 15 95th Congress
96th Congress
97th Congress 16 Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982. 16 98th Congress
99th Congress
100th Congress 17 Re-elected in 1986.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1988. 17 101st Congress
102nd Congress
103rd Congress 18 Elected in 1992. January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
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Bob Bennett
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Re-elected in 1994. 18 104th Congress
105th Congress
106th Congress 19 Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000. 19 107th Congress
108th Congress
109th Congress 20 Re-elected in 2004.

Lost renomination.
Re-elected in 2006. 20 110th Congress
111th Congress
112th Congress 21 Elected in 2010. January 3, 2011 –
Present
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Mike Lee
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Re-elected in 2012. 21 113th Congress
114th Congress
115th Congress 22 To be determined in the 2016 election.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 22 116th Congress
117th Congress
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Class 1 Class 3

Living former U.S. Senators from Utah[edit]

As of April 2015, there are two living former Senators, both from Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Jake Garn 1974–1993 3 (1932-10-12) October 12, 1932 (age 83)
Bob Bennett 1993–2011 3 (1933-09-18) September 18, 1933 (age 82)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utah Fails to Elect Senator". Boston Evening Transcript. March 10, 1899. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 

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