List of United States Senators from Vermont

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Vermont was admitted to the Union on March 4, 1791. Its current United States Senators are Democrat Patrick Leahy and Independent Bernie Sanders. Leahy is the only Democrat ever elected to the Senate from Vermont, and has held his seat since 1975.

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.

# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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Moses Robinson
Anti-
Administration
October 17, 1791 –
October 15, 1796
Elected in 1791.

Resigned.
1 2nd Congress 1 Elected in 1791.

Lost re-election.
October 17, 1791 –
March 3, 1795
Anti-
Administration
StephenRBradley.jpg
Stephen R. Bradley
1
3rd Congress
Democratic-
Republican
4th Congress 2 Elected in 1795. March 4, 1795 –
September 1, 1801
Federalist Senatorelijahpaine.jpg
Elijah Paine
2
Vacant October 15, 1796 –
October 18, 1796
 
2 Isaac Tichenor.jpg
Isaac Tichenor
Federalist October 18, 1796 –
October 17, 1797
Elected in 1796 to finish Robinson's term.
Elected in 1796 to full term.

Resigned to become Governor of Vermont.
2 5th Congress
3 Nathaniel Chipman Federalist October 17, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1797 to finish Tichenor's term.

Lost re-election.
6th Congress
7th Congress 3 Re-elected in 1801.

Resigned.
  September 1, 1801 –
October 15, 1801
Vacant
Elected to finish Paine's term. October 15, 1801 –
March 3, 1813
Democratic-
Republican
StephenRBradley.jpg
Stephen R. Bradley
3
4 Israel Smith.jpg
Israel Smith
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
October 1, 1807
Elected in 1803.
Resigned
3 8th Congress
9th Congress
10th Congress 4 Re-elected in 1807.

Retired.
Vacant October 1, 1807 –
October 10, 1807
 
5 Jonathan Robinson Democratic-
Republican
October 10, 1807 –
March 3, 1815
Elected to finish Smith's term.
Re-elected in 1809
Retired
4 11th Congress
12th Congress
13th Congress 5 Elected in 1813.

Resigned.
March 4, 1813 –
November 3, 1817
Democratic-
Republican
Dudley Chase 4
6 Isaac Tichenor.jpg
Isaac Tichenor
Federalist March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1821
Elected in 1814.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
5 14th Congress
15th Congress
Elected to finish Chase's term.

Resigned.
November 4, 1817 –
January 8, 1818
Democratic-
Republican
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James Fisk
5
  January 8, 1818 –
October 20, 1818
Vacant
Elected in 1818 to finish Fisk's term. October 20, 1818 –
March 3, 1825
Democratic-
Republican
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William A. Palmer
6
16th Congress 6 Elected in 1818 also to the following term.

Retired.
7 Horatio seymour.jpg
Horatio Seymour
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1833
Elected in 1821. 6 17th Congress
Adams-Clay
Democratic-
Republican
18th Congress Adams-Clay
Democratic-
Republican
Anti-
Jacksonian
19th Congress 7 Elected in 1825.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
Anti-
Jacksonian
Dudley Chase 7
Adams Re-elected in 1827.
Retired to run for Governor of Vermont
7 20th Congress Adams
Anti-
Jacksonian
21st Congress Anti-
Jacksonian
22nd Congress 8 Elected in 1831. March 4, 1831 –
April 11, 1842
Anti-
Jacksonian
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Samuel Prentiss
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Benjamin Swift
Anti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1839
Elected in 1833.
Retired
8 23rd Congress
24th Congress
Whig 25th Congress 9 Re-elected in 1837.

Resigned.
Whig
9 Samuel Shethar Phelps.jpg
Samuel S. Phelps
Whig March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1851
Elected in 1839. 9 26th Congress
27th Congress
  April 11, 1842 –
April 23, 1842
Vacant
Appointed to continue Prentiss's term.

Elected October 26, 1842 to finish Prentiss's term.

Retired.
April 23, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
Whig Samuel Crafts.jpg
Samuel C. Crafts
9
28th Congress 10 Elected in 1843. March 4, 1843 –
January 14, 1853
Whig WUpham.jpg
William Upham
10
Re-elected in 1845.

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10 29th Congress
30th Congress
31st Congress 11 Re-elected in 1849.

Died.
10 Solomon Foot - Brady-Handy.jpg
Solomon Foot
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 28, 1866
Elected in 1851. 11 32nd Congress
  January 14, 1853 –
January 17, 1853
Vacant
Appointed to continue Upham's term.

Lost entitlement to sit.[1]
January 17, 1853 –
March 16, 1854
Whig Samuel Shethar Phelps.jpg
Samuel S. Phelps
11
33rd Congress
  March 16, 1854 –
October 14, 1854
Vacant
Elected to finish Upham's term.

Retired.
October 14, 1854 –
March 3, 1855
Free Soil Lawrence Brainerd.jpg
Lawrence Brainerd
12
Republican 34th Congress 12 Elected in 1855. March 4, 1855 –
November 9, 1865
Whig JCollamer2.jpg
Jacob Collamer
13
Re-elected in 1857. 12 35th Congress
36th Congress
37th Congress 13 Re-elected in 1861.

Died.
Republican
Re-elected in 1863.
Died
13 38th Congress
39th Congress
  November 9, 1865 –
November 21, 1865
Vacant
Appointed to continue Collamer's term.

Elected to finish Collamer's term.

Lost re-election.
November 21, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
Republican Luke Potter Poland.jpg
Luke P. Poland
14
Vacant March 28, 1866 –
April 3, 1866
 
11 George F. Edmunds - Brady-Handy.jpg
George F. Edmunds
Republican April 3, 1866 –
November 1, 1891
Appointed to continue Foot's term.

Elected to finish Foot's term.
40th Congress 14 Elected in 1867. March 4, 1867 –
December 28, 1898
Republican Justin Smith Morrill - Brady-Handy.jpg
Justin S. Morrill
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Re-elected in 1869. 14 41st Congress
42nd Congress
43rd Congress 15 Re-elected in 1873.
Re-elected in 1875. 15 44th Congress
45th Congress
46th Congress 16 Re-elected in 1879.
Re-elected in 1881. 16 47th Congress
48th Congress
49th Congress 17 Re-elected in 1885.
Re-elected in 1887.

Resigned.
17 50th Congress
51st Congress
52nd Congress 18 Re-elected in 1891.
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Redfield Proctor
Republican November 2, 1891 –
March 3, 1908
Appointed to continue Edmund's term.

Elected to finish Edmund's term.
Re-elected in 1893. 18 53rd Congress
54th Congress
55th Congress 19 Re-elected in 1897.

Died.
  December 28, 1898 –
January 11, 1899
Vacant
Appointed to continue Morrill's term.

Retired when successor elected.
January 11, 1899 –
October 18, 1900
Republican Johnathan Ross Senator.jpg
Jonathan Ross
16
Re-elected in 1899. 19 56th Congress
Elected to finish Morrill's term. October 18, 1900 –
July 23, 1923
Republican William Paul Dillingham.jpg
William P. Dillingham
17
57th Congress
58th Congress 20 Re-elected in 1903.
Re-elected in 1905.
Died
20 59th Congress
60th Congress
Vacant March 4, 1908 –
March 24, 1908
 
13 John Wolcott Stewart.jpg
John W. Stewart
Republican March 24, 1908 –
October 21, 1908
Appointed to continue Protor's term.

Retired.
14 Carroll Smalley Page.jpg
Carroll S. Page
Republican October 21, 1908 –
March 3, 1923
Elected to finish Stewart's term.
61st Congress 21 Re-elected in 1909.
Re-elected in 1911. 21 62nd Congress
63rd Congress
64th Congress 22 Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Retired
22 65th Congress
66th Congress
67th Congress 23 Re-elected in 1920.

Died.
15 FrankLGreene.jpg
Frank L. Greene
Republican March 4, 1923 –
December 17, 1930
Elected in 1922. 23 68th Congress
  July 23, 1923 –
November 7, 1923
Vacant
Elected to finish Dillingham's term. November 7, 1923 –
October 6, 1933
Republican Porter Dale Senator.jpg
Porter H. Dale
18
69th Congress
70th Congress 24 Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Died
24 71st Congress
Vacant December 17, 1930 –
December 23, 1930
 
16 Frank C. Partridge.jpg
Frank C. Partridge
Republican December 23, 1930 –
March 31, 1931
Appointed to continue Greene's term.

Lost nomination to finish Greene's term.
72nd Congress
17 Austin Warren Robinson.jpg
Warren Austin
Republican April 1, 1931 –
August 2, 1946
Elected to finish Greene's term.
73rd Congress 25 Re-elected in 1932.

Died.
  October 6, 1933 –
November 21, 1933
Vacant
Appointed to continue Dale's term.

Elected to finish Dale's term.
November 21, 1933 –
June 20, 1940
Republican Ernest W. Gibson.jpg
Ernest W. Gibson
19
Re-elected in 1934. 25 74th Congress
75th Congress
76th Congress 26 Re-elected in 1938.

Died.
  June 20, 1940 –
June 24, 1940
Vacant
Appointed to continue his father's term.

Retired.
June 24, 1940 –
November 5, 1940
Republican Ernest W. Gibson Jr..jpg
Ernest W. Gibson, Jr.
20
  November 5, 1940 –
January 10, 1941
Vacant
Re-elected in 1940.
Resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
26 77th Congress
Elected to finish Gibson's term, but took office late to finish Gubernatorial term. January 10, 1941 –
January 3, 1975
Republican George David Aiken.jpg
George Aiken
21
78th Congress
79th Congress 27 Re-elected in 1944.
Vacant August 2, 1946 –
November 1, 1946
 
18 Ralph Edward Flanders.jpg
Ralph Flanders
Republican November 1, 1946 –
January 3, 1959
Appointed to finish Austin's term.
Elected in 1946. 27 80th Congress
81st Congress
82nd Congress 28 Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.

Retired.
28 83rd Congress
84th Congress
85th Congress 29 Re-elected in 1956.
19 WinstonProuty.jpg
Winston L. Prouty
Republican January 3, 1959 –
September 10, 1971
Elected in 1958. 29 86th Congress
87th Congress
88th Congress 30 Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964. 30 89th Congress
90th Congress
91st Congress 31 Re-elected in 1968.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1970.
Died
31 92nd Congress
Vacant September 10, 1971 –
September 16, 1971
 
20 Robert Theodore Stafford.jpg
Robert Stafford
Republican September 16, 1971 –
January 3, 1989
Appointed to continue Prouty's term.

Elected to finish Prouty's term.
93rd Congress
94th Congress 32 Elected in 1974. January 3, 1975 –
present
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Patrick Leahy
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Re-elected in 1976. 32 95th Congress
96th Congress
97th Congress 33 Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Retired
33 98th Congress
99th Congress
100th Congress 34 Re-elected in 1986.
21 JeffordsJim(I-VT).jpg
Jim Jeffords
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2007
Elected in 1988. 34 101st Congress
102nd Congress
103rd Congress 35 Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994. 35 104th Congress
105th Congress
106th Congress 36 Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.

Switched parties June 6, 2001.

Retired.
36 107th Congress
Independent
108th Congress
109th Congress 37 Re-elected in 2004.
22 Bernie Sanders.jpg
Bernie Sanders
Independent[2] January 3, 2007 –
present
Elected in 2006. 37 110th Congress
111th Congress
112th Congress 38 Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012. 38 113th Congress
114th Congress
115th Congress 39 To be determined in the 2016 election.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 39 116th Congress
117th Congress
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Living former Senators[edit]

There are no living former Senators. The last living former U.S. Senator from Vermont was Jim Jeffords, who died August 18, 2014.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Phelps had been appointed by the governor during a recess of the state legislature, and the legislature later convened and adjourned a session without electing a senator to replace fill the vacancy. The Senate ruled that Phelps had lost his entitlement to sit when the legislature adjourned. See The Constitution in Congress. 
  2. ^ The United States Senate website includes pages that refer to Sanders as an Independent (see search results for "Sanders (I-VT)" at www.senate.gov) as well as pages that refer to him as a Democrat, however the pages referring to him as a "Democrat" are dated before 2015 (possibly in error or in reference to his caucusing with the Democrats, not his later-declared party affiliation). (See search results for "Sanders (D-VT)" at www.senate.gov.) Although he is running as a Democrat in the presidential election, he has not changed his party affiliation on his own Senate webpages. (See http://www.sanders.senate.gov.)

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