List of United States Senators from Wisconsin

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Wisconsin was admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848. Its current senators are Republican Ron Johnson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin.

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 HenryDodge.jpg
Henry Dodge
Democratic June 8, 1848 –
March 4, 1857
Elected in 1848. 1 30th Congress 1 Elected in 1848 June 8, 1848 –
March 4, 1855
Democratic Isaac P. Walker.jpg
Isaac P. Walker
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31st Congress 2 Re-elected in 1849.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1851.

Retired.
2 32nd Congress
33rd Congress
34th Congress 3 Elected in 1855.

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March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1861
Republican Charles Durkee.jpg
Charles Durkee
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2 James rood doolittle.jpg
James R. Doolittle
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1869
Elected in 1857. 3 35th Congress
36th Congress
37th Congress 4 Elected in 1861. March 4, 1861 –
March 4, 1879
Republican Timothy O. Howe - Brady-Handy.jpg
Timothy O. Howe
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Re-elected in 1863.

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4 38th Congress
39th Congress
40th Congress 5 Re-elected in 1867.
3 Matthew H. Carpenter - Brady-Handy.jpg
Matthew H. Carpenter
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1875
Elected in 1869.

Lost re-election.
5 41st Congress
42nd Congress
43rd Congress 6 Re-elected in 1873.

Lost re-election.
4 Angus Cameron - Brady-Handy.jpg
Angus Cameron
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
Elected in 1875.

Retired.
6 44th Congress
45th Congress
46th Congress 7 Elected in 1879.

Died.
March 4, 1879 –
February 24, 1881
Republican Matthew H. Carpenter - Brady-Handy.jpg
Matthew H. Carpenter
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  February 24, 1881 –
March 14, 1881
Vacant
5 Philetus Sawyer - Brady-Handy.jpg
Philetus Sawyer
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1893
Elected in 1881. 7 47th Congress
Elected to finish Carpenter's term.

Retired.
March 14, 1881 –
March 4, 1885
Republican Angus Cameron - Brady-Handy.jpg
Angus Cameron
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48th Congress
49th Congress 8 Elected in 1885.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1891
Republican John Coit Spooner.jpg
John Coit Spooner
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Re-elected in 1887.

Retired.
8 50th Congress
51st Congress
52nd Congress 9 Elected in 1891.

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
Democratic Vilas2.jpg
William F. Vilas
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6 John L. Mitchell.jpg
John L. Mitchell
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1899
Elected in 1893.

Retired.
9 53rd Congress
54th Congress
55th Congress 10 Elected in 1897. March 4, 1897 –
April 30, 1907
Republican John Coit Spooner.jpg
John Coit Spooner
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7 Joseph Quarles.jpg
Joseph V. Quarles
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1905
Elected in 1899.

Retired.
10 56th Congress
57th Congress
58th Congress 11 Re-elected in 1903.

Resigned.
Vacant March 4, 1905 –
January 2, 1906
  11 59th Congress
8 Robert M. La Follette, Sr.jpg
Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
Republican January 2, 1906 –
June 18, 1925
Elected late in 1905.
60th Congress
  April 30, 1907 –
May 17, 1907
Vacant
Elected to finish Spooner's term. May 17, 1907 –
March 4, 1915
Republican Isaac Stephenson.jpg
Isaac Stephenson
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61st Congress 12 Re-elected in 1909.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1910. 12 62nd Congress
63rd Congress
64th Congress 13 Elected in 1914.

Died.
March 4, 1915 –
October 21, 1917
Democratic SenatorHusting.jpg
Paul O. Husting
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Re-elected in 1916. 13 65th Congress
  October 21, 1917 –
April 18, 1918
Vacant
Elected to finish Husting's term. April 18, 1918 –
March 4, 1927
Republican SenatorLenroot.jpg
Irvine Lenroot
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66th Congress
67th Congress 14 Re-elected in 1920.

Lost renomination.
Re-elected in 1922.

Died.
14 68th Congress
69th Congress
Vacant June 18, 1925 –
September 30, 1925
 
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Robert M. La Follette, Jr.
Republican September 30, 1925 –
January 3, 1947
Elected to finish his father's term
70th Congress 15 Elected in 1926.

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1927 –
March 4, 1933
Republican John J. Blaine.jpg
John J. Blaine
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Re-elected in 1928. 15 71st Congress
72nd Congress
73rd Congress 16 Elected in 1932.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic FRyanDuffy.jpg
F. Ryan Duffy
13
Progressive Re-elected in 1934. 16 74th Congress
75th Congress
76th Congress 17 Elected in 1938. January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1963
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Alexander Wiley
14
Republican Re-elected in 1940.

Lost renomination.
17 77th Congress
78th Congress
79th Congress 18 Re-elected in 1944.
10 Joseph McCarthy.jpg
Joseph McCarthy
Republican January 3, 1947 –
May 2, 1957
Elected in 1946. 18 80th Congress
81st Congress
82nd Congress 19 Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.

Died.
19 83rd Congress
84th Congress
85th Congress 20 Re-elected in 1956.

Lost re-election.
Vacant May 3, 1957 –
August 27, 1957
 
11 Senator William Proxmire.jpg
William Proxmire
Democratic August 28, 1957 –
January 3, 1989
Elected to finish McCarthy's term
Re-elected in 1958. 20 86th Congress
87th Congress
88th Congress 21 Elected in 1962. January 8, 1963 –
January 3, 1981
Democratic GaylordNelson.jpg
Gaylord A. Nelson
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Re-elected in 1964. 21 89th Congress
90th Congress
91st Congress 22 Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970. 22 92nd Congress
93rd Congress
94th Congress 23 Re-elected in 1974.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1976. 23 95th Congress
96th Congress
97th Congress 24 Elected in 1980. January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1993
Republican SenatorKasten.jpg
Robert W. Kasten, Jr.
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Re-elected in 1982.

Retired.
24 98th Congress
99th Congress
100th Congress 25 Re-elected in 1986.

Lost re-election.
12 Herbert Kohl, official photo.jpg
Herb Kohl
Democratic January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 1988. 25 101st Congress
102nd Congress
103rd Congress 26 Elected in 1992. January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
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Russ Feingold
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Re-elected in 1994. 26 104th Congress
105th Congress
106th Congress 27 Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000. 27 107th Congress
108th Congress
109th Congress 28 Re-elected in 2004.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 2006.

Retired.
28 110th Congress
111th Congress
112th Congress 29 Elected in 2010. January 3, 2011 –
Present
Republican Ron Johnson, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Ron Johnson
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13 Tammy Baldwin, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012. 29 113th Congress
114th Congress
115th Congress 30 To be determined in the 2016 election.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 30 116th Congress
117th Congress
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Living former U.S. Senators from Wisconsin[edit]

As of April 2015, there are three living former Senators, one from Class 1 and two from Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Bob Kasten 1981–1993 3 (1942-06-19) June 19, 1942 (age 73)
Herb Kohl 1989–2013 1 (1935-02-07) February 7, 1935 (age 81)
Russ Feingold 1993–2011 3 (1953-03-02) March 2, 1953 (age 62)

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