List of United States Senators from Washington

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Current delegation
since January 3, 2001

Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889, and elects its United States Senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Its current U.S. Senators are Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both members of the Democratic Party.

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, 2010, and 2016. The next election will be in 2022.

# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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Vacant November 11, 1889 –
November 20, 1889
Washington elected its first senators after it was admitted to the Union. 1 51st 1 Washington elected its first senators after it was admitted to the Union. November 11, 1889 –
November 20, 1889
Vacant
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John B. Allen
Republican November 20, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1889.

Legislature failed to re-elect.
Elected in 1889. November 20, 1889 –
March 3, 1897
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Watson C. Squire
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52nd 2 Re-elected in 1891.

Lost re-election.
Vacant March 4, 1893 –
February 19, 1895
The legislature failed to elect a senator for the term beginning March 4, 1893. The governor appointed John Allen to serve until March 20, 1893, but the Senate rejected his credentials. 2 53rd
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John L. Wilson
Republican February 19, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
Elected February 1, 1895 to finish the vacant term, but took his seat late.

Lost renomination.
54th
55th 3 Elected January 29, 1897.[1]

Lost re-election.[2]
March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
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George Turner
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Addison G. Foster
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1905
Elected February 1, 1899.[3]

Retired.
3 56th
57th
58th 4 Elected January 29, 1903.[2]

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
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Levi Ankeny
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4 Seattle politician Samuel H. Piles, circa 1910.jpg
Samuel H. Piles
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
Elected January 27, 1905.[4]

Retired.
4 59th
60th
61st 5 Elected January 19, 1909. March 4, 1909 –
November 19, 1932
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Wesley L. Jones
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Miles Poindexter
Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1923
Elected in 1910 5 62nd
Progressive 63rd
Republican 64th 6 Re-elected in 1914
Re-elected in 1916.

Lost re-election.
6 65th
66th
67th 7 Re-elected in 1920
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Clarence C. Dill
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
Elected in 1922 7 68th
69th
70th 8 Re-elected in 1926.

Died, having already lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1928.

Retired.
8 71st
72nd
  November 19, 1932 –
November 22, 1932
Vacant
Appointed to finish Jones's term.

Retired.
November 22, 1932 –
March 3, 1933
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Elijah S. Grammer
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73rd 9 Elected in 1932 March 4, 1933 –
November 13, 1944
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Homer Bone
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Lewis B. Schwellenbach
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
December 16, 1940
Elected in 1934.

Resigned.
9 74th
75th
76th 10 Re-elected in 1938.

Resigned to become Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Vacant December 16, 1940 –
December 19, 1940
 
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Monrad C. Wallgren
Democratic December 19, 1940 –
January 9, 1945
Appointed to finish Schwellenbach's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1940.

Resigned.
10 77th
78th
  November 13, 1944 –
December 14, 1944
Vacant
Appointed to finish Bone's term, having already been elected to the next term. December 14, 1944 –
January 3, 1981
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Warren G. Magnuson
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79th 11 Elected in 1944
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Hugh B. Mitchell
Democratic January 10, 1945 –
December 25, 1946
Appointed to finish Wallgren's term.

Lost election to next term and resigned early.
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Harry P. Cain
Republican December 26, 1946 –
January 3, 1953
Appointed to finish Mitchell's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1946.

Lost re-election.
11 80th
81st
82nd 12 Re-elected in 1950
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Henry M. Jackson
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
September 1, 1983
Elected in 1952 12 83rd
84th
85th 13 Re-elected in 1956
Re-elected in 1958 13 86th
87th
88th 14 Re-elected in 1962
Re-elected in 1964 14 89th
90th
91st 15 Re-elected in 1968
Re-elected in 1970 15 92nd
93rd
94th 16 Re-elected in 1974.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1976 16 95th
96th
97th 17 Elected in 1980.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1987
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Slade Gorton
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Re-elected in 1982.

Died.
17 98th
Vacant September 1, 1983 –
September 8, 1983
 
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Daniel J. Evans
Republican September 8, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
Appointed to continue Jackson's term.

Elected to finish Jackson's term.

Retired.
99th
100th 18 Elected in 1986.

Retired.
January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
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Brock Adams
9
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Slade Gorton
Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2001
Elected in 1988 18 101st
102nd
103rd 19 Elected in 1992 January 3, 1993 –
Present
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Patty Murray
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Re-elected in 1994.

Lost re-election.
19 104th
105th
106th 20 Re-elected in 1998
14 Maria Cantwell, official portrait, 110th Congress.jpg
Maria Cantwell
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
Present
Elected in 2000 20 107th
108th
109th 21 Re-elected in 2004
Re-elected in 2006 21 110th
111th
112th 22 Re-elected in 2010
Re-elected in 2012 22 113th
114th
115th 23 Re-elected in 2016.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 23 116th
117th
118th 24 To be determined in the 2022 election.
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Class 1 Class 3

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

As of October 2016, there are two living former Senators, both from Class 1 (although Gorton had also served in Class 3). The most recent senator to die was Brock Adams of Class 3 (1987–1993) on September 10, 2004. The most recent Class 1 senator to die was Hugh Mitchell (1945–1946) on June 10, 1996. The most recently serving Class 1 senator to die was Henry M. Jackson (1953–1983), who died in office on September 1, 1983.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Daniel J. Evans 1983–1989 1 (1925-10-16) October 16, 1925 (age 92)
Slade Gorton 1981–1987
1989–2001
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(1928-01-08) January 8, 1928 (age 90)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TURNER ELECTED SENATOR". The New York Times. January 30, 1897. p. 1.
  2. ^ a b "Ankeny Elected in Washington". The New York Times. January 30, 1903. p. 1.
  3. ^ "AN ELECTION IN WASHINGTON". The New York Times. February 2, 1899. p. 2.
  4. ^ The World Almanac and Encyclopedia 1906. New York: The Press Publishing Co. New York World. 1905. p. 108.