Current delegation

Michigan was admitted to the Union on January 26, 1837. Its current U.S. senators are Democrats Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. Carl Levin was Michigan's longest-serving senator (1979–2015). Four Michigan senators have risen to the position of President pro tempore, and one (Thomas W. Ferry) served as President of the Senate from November 22, 1875 to March 3, 1877 (as acting Vice President of the United States).[1]

List of senators

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. The next election will be in 2024.

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Class 2

Class 2 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2002, 2008, 2014, and 2020. The next election will be in 2026.

# Senator Party Dates in office Electoral history T T Electoral history Dates in office Party Senator #
1
Lucius Lyon
Jacksonian Jan 26, 1837 –
Mar 3, 1839
Elected in 1835 but not seated until 1837 due to a territorial dispute with Ohio.
Retired.
1 24th 1 Elected in 1835 but not seated until 1837 due to a territorial dispute with Ohio.
Retired.
Jan 26, 1837 –
Mar 3, 1841
Jacksonian
John Norvell
1
Democratic 25th Democratic
Vacant Mar 4, 1839 –
Jan 20, 1840
  2 26th
2
Augustus Porter
Whig Jan 20, 1840 –
Mar 3, 1845
Elected late in 1840.
Retired.
27th 2 Elected in 1841.
Retired.
Mar 4, 1841 –
Mar 3, 1847
Whig
William Woodbridge
2
28th
3
Lewis Cass
Democratic Mar 4, 1845 –
May 29, 1848
Elected in 1844 or 1845.
Resigned to run for president.
3 29th
30th 3 Elected in 1847.
Retired.
Mar 4, 1847 –
Mar 3, 1853
Democratic
Alpheus Felch
3
Vacant May 29, 1848 –
Jun 8, 1848
 
4
Thomas Fitzgerald
Democratic Jun 8, 1848 –
Mar 3, 1849
Appointed to continue Cass's term.
5
Lewis Cass
Democratic Mar 4, 1849 –
Mar 3, 1857
Elected in 1849 to finish his own term. 31st
Re-elected in 1850 or 1851.
Retired or lost re-election.
4 32nd
33rd 4 Elected in 1853.
Retired.
Mar 4, 1853 –
Mar 3, 1859
Democratic
Charles E. Stuart
4
34th
6
Zachariah Chandler
Republican Mar 4, 1857 –
Mar 3, 1875
Elected in 1857. 5 35th
36th 5 Elected in 1858.
Died.
Mar 4, 1859 –
Oct 5, 1861
Republican
Kinsley S. Bingham
5
37th
  Oct 5, 1861 –
Jan 17, 1862
Vacant
Elected in 1862 to finish Bingham's term. Jan 17, 1862 –
Mar 3, 1871
Republican
Jacob M. Howard
6
Re-elected in 1863. 6 38th
39th 6 Re-elected in 1865.
Retired or lost re-election.
40th
Re-elected in 1869.
Lost re-election.
7 41st
42nd 7 Elected in 1871. Mar 4, 1871 –
Mar 3, 1883
Republican
Thomas W. Ferry
7
43rd
7
Isaac P. Christiancy
Republican Mar 4, 1875 –
Feb 10, 1879
Elected in 1874.
Resigned due to ill health.
8 44th
45th 8 Re-elected in 1877.
Lost re-election.
Vacant Feb 10, 1879 –
Feb 22, 1879
 
8
Zachariah Chandler
Republican Feb 22, 1879 –
Nov 1, 1879
Elected in 1879 to finish Christiancy's term.
Died.
46th
Vacant Nov 1, 1879 –
Nov 17, 1879
 
9
Henry P. Baldwin
Republican Nov 17, 1879 –
Mar 3, 1881
Appointed to continue Christiancy's term.
Elected in 1881 to finish Christiancy's term.
Retired.
10
Omar D. Conger
Republican Mar 4, 1881 –
Mar 3, 1887
Elected in 1881.
Lost renomination.
9 47th
48th 9 Election year unknown.
Retired.
Mar 4, 1883 –
Mar 3, 1889
Republican
Thomas W. Palmer
8
49th
11
Francis B. Stockbridge
Republican Mar 4, 1887 –
Apr 30, 1894
Elected in 1887. 10 50th
51st 10 Elected in 1889. Mar 4, 1889 –
Aug 10, 1902
Republican
James McMillan
9
52nd
Re-elected in 1893.
Died.
11 53rd
Vacant Apr 30, 1894 –
May 5, 1894
 
12
John Patton Jr.
Republican May 5, 1894 –
Jan 24, 1895
Appointed to continue Stockbridge's term.
Lost election to finish term.
13
Julius C. Burrows
Republican Jan 24, 1895 –
Mar 3, 1911
Elected in 1895 to finish Stockbridge's term.
54th 11 Re-elected in 1895.
55th
Re-elected in 1899. 12 56th
57th 12 Re-elected in 1901.
Died.
  Aug 10, 1902 –
Sep 27, 1902
Vacant
Appointed to continue McMillan's term.
Elected in 1903 to finish McMillan's term.[2]
Died.
Sep 27, 1902 –
Jan 24, 1907
Republican
Russell A. Alger
10
58th
Re-elected in 1905.
Lost renomination.
13 59th
  Jan 24, 1907 –
Feb 9, 1907
Vacant
Elected in 1907 to finish McMillan's term, having already been elected to the next term.[3] Feb 9, 1907 –
Mar 3, 1919
Republican
William A. Smith
11
60th 13 Elected in 1907.[3]
61st
14
Charles E. Townsend
Republican Mar 4, 1911 –
Mar 3, 1923
Elected in 1911. 14 62nd
63rd 14 Re-elected in 1913.
Retired.
64th
Re-elected in 1916.
Lost re-election.
15 65th
66th 15 Elected in 1918.
Resigned.
Mar 4, 1919 –
Nov 18, 1922
Republican
Truman H. Newberry
12
67th
  Nov 18, 1922 –
Nov 29, 1922
Vacant
Appointed to continue Newberry's term.
Elected in 1924 to finish Newberry's term.
Nov 29, 1922 –
Oct 22, 1936
Republican
James Couzens
13
15
Woodbridge N. Ferris
Democratic Mar 4, 1923 –
Mar 23, 1928
Elected in 1922.
Died.
16 68th
69th 16 Re-elected in 1924.
70th
Vacant Mar 23, 1928 –
Mar 31, 1928
 
16
Arthur Vandenberg
Republican Mar 31, 1928 –
Apr 18, 1951
Appointed to continue Ferris's term.
Elected in 1928 to finish Ferris's term.
Elected in 1928. 17 71st
72nd 17 Re-elected in 1930.
Died.
73rd
Re-elected in 1934. 18 74th
  Oct 22, 1936 –
Nov 19, 1936
Vacant
Appointed to finish Couzens's term, having already been elected to the next term. Nov 19, 1936 –
Jan 3, 1943
Democratic
Prentiss M. Brown
14
75th 18 Elected in 1936.
Lost re-election.
76th
Re-elected in 1940. 19 77th
78th 19 Elected in 1942. Jan 3, 1943 –
Jan 3, 1955
Republican
Homer Ferguson
15
79th
Re-elected in 1946.
Died.
20 80th
81st 20 Re-elected in 1948.
Lost re-election.
82nd
Vacant Apr 18, 1951 –
Apr 23, 1951
 
17
Blair Moody
Democratic Apr 23, 1951 –
Nov 4, 1952
Appointed to continue Vandenberg's term.
Lost election to finish term.
18
Charles E. Potter
Republican Nov 5, 1952 –
Jan 3, 1959
Elected in 1952 to finish Vandenberg's term.
Elected to full term in 1952.
Lost re-election.
21 83rd
84th 21 Elected in 1954. Jan 3, 1955 –
Apr 30, 1966
Democratic
Patrick V. McNamara
16
85th
19
Philip Hart
Democratic Jan 3, 1959 –
Dec 26, 1976
Elected in 1958. 22 86th
87th 22 Re-elected in 1960.
Died.
88th
Re-elected in 1964. 23 89th
  Apr 30, 1966 –
May 11, 1966
Vacant
Appointed to finish McNamara's term. May 11, 1966 –
Jan 3, 1979
Republican
Robert P. Griffin
17
90th 23 Elected to full term in 1966
91st
Re-elected in 1970.
Announced retirement, then died before the end of the term.
24 92nd
93rd 24 Re-elected in 1972.
Lost re-election.
94th
Vacant Dec 26, 1976 –
Dec 30, 1976
 
20
Donald Riegle
Democratic Dec 30, 1976 –
Jan 3, 1995
Appointed early to finish Hart's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1976 25 95th
96th 25 Elected in 1978. Jan 3, 1979 –
Jan 3, 2015
Democratic
Carl Levin
18
97th
Re-elected in 1982. 26 98th
99th 26 Re-elected in 1984.
100th
Re-elected in 1988.
Retired.
27 101st
102nd 27 Re-elected in 1990.
103rd
21
Spencer Abraham
Republican Jan 3, 1995 –
Jan 3, 2001
Elected in 1994.
Lost re-election.
28 104th
105th 28 Re-elected in 1996.
106th
22
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Jan 3, 2001 –
present
Elected in 2000. 29 107th
108th 29 Re-elected in 2002.
109th
Re-elected in 2006. 30 110th
111th 30 Re-elected in 2008.
Retired.
112th
Re-elected in 2012. 31 113th
114th 31 Elected in 2014. Jan 3, 2015 –
present
Democratic
Gary Peters
19
115th
Re-elected in 2018.

Retiring at the end of term.

32 116th
117th 32 Re-elected in 2020.
118th
To be determined in the 2024 election. 33 119th
120th 33 To be determined in the 2026 election.
# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T C T Electoral history Years in office Party Senator #
Class 1 Class 2

See also

References

  1. ^ Feerick, John; Freund, Paul (January 1, 1965). "From Failing Hands: the Story of Presidential Succession". Books.
  2. ^ "United States senators elected". The New York Times. January 21, 1903. p. 3.
  3. ^ a b The Tribune Almanac and Political Register 1908. New York: The Tribune Association. 1908. p. 259.