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Current delegation

Missouri was admitted to the Union on August 10, 1821. Its current U.S. senators are Republicans Josh Hawley (class 1, serving since 2019) and Eric Schmitt (class 3, serving since 2023). Francis Cockrell was Missouri's longest-serving senator (1875–1905). Missouri is one of fifteen states alongside Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, South Dakota and Utah to have a younger senior senator and an older junior senator.

List of senators

Class 1

Class 1 senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2000, 2002 (special), 2006, 2012, and 2018. The next election will be in 2024.

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Class 3

Class 3 senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2004, 2010, 2016, and 2022. The next election will be in 2028.

# Senator Party Dates in office Electoral history T T Electoral history Dates in office Party Senator #
1
Thomas Hart Benton
Democratic-
Republican
Aug 10, 1821 –
Mar 3, 1851
Elected in 1821. 1 17th 1 Elected in 1821. Aug 10, 1821 –
Mar 3, 1831
Democratic-
Republican

David Barton
1
18th
Jacksonian 19th 2 Re-elected in 1825.
Lost re-election.
National
Republican
Re-elected in 1827. 2 20th
21st
22nd 3 Elected in 1830.
Died.
Mar 4, 1831 –
Jun 6, 1833
Jacksonian Alexander Buckner 2
Re-elected in 1833. 3 23rd
  Jun 6, 1833 –
Oct 25, 1833
Vacant
Appointed to continue Buckner's term.
Elected to finish Buckner's term.
Oct 25, 1833 –
Oct 3, 1843
Jacksonian
Lewis F. Linn
3
24th
Democratic 25th 4 Re-elected in 1836. Democratic
Re-elected in 1839. 4 26th
27th
28th 5 Re-elected in 1842.
Died.
  Oct 3, 1843 –
Oct 14, 1843
Vacant
Appointed to continue Linn's term.
Elected to finish Linn's term.
Oct 14, 1843 –
Mar 3, 1855
Democratic
David Rice Atchison
4
Re-elected in 1845.
Lost re-election.
5 29th
30th
31st 6 Re-elected in 1849.
Lost re-election.
2
Henry S. Geyer
Whig Mar 4, 1851 –
Mar 3, 1857
Elected in 1851.
Retired.
6 32nd
33rd
34th 7 Failure to elect. Mar 4, 1855 –
Jan 12, 1857
Vacant
Elected late in 1857.
Retired or lost re-election.
Jan 12, 1857 –
Mar 3, 1861
Democratic
James S. Green
5
3
Trusten Polk
Democratic Mar 4, 1857 –
Jan 10, 1862
Elected in 1857.
Expelled for supporting the Confederacy in the American Civil War.
7 35th
36th
37th 8   Mar 4, 1861 –
Mar 17, 1861
Vacant
Elected late in 1861.
Expelled for supporting the Confederacy in the American Civil War.
Mar 17, 1861 –
Jan 10, 1862
Democratic
Waldo Johnson
6
Vacant Jan 10, 1862 –
Jan 17, 1862
    Jan 10, 1862 –
Jan 17, 1862
Vacant
4
John B. Henderson
Unionist Jan 17, 1862 –
Mar 3, 1869
Appointed to finish Polk's term. Appointed to continue Johnson's term.
Successor qualified.
Jan 17, 1862 –
Nov 13, 1863
Unionist
Robert Wilson
7
Unconditional
Unionist
Elected to the next term in 1863.
Retired.
8 38th Unconditional
Unionist
Elected to finish Johnson's term.
Retired due to ill health.
Nov 13, 1863 –
Mar 3, 1867
Unconditional
Unionist

B. Gratz Brown
8
Republican 39th Republican
40th 9 Elected in 1866 or 1867.
Resigned to become Chief Justice of the U.S. Court of Claims.
Mar 4, 1867 –
Dec 19, 1870
Republican
Charles D. Drake
9
5
Carl Schurz
Republican Mar 4, 1869 –
Mar 3, 1875
Elected in 1868.
Retired.
9 41st
Liberal Republican Appointed to continue Drake's term.
Retired when successor elected.
Dec 19, 1870 –
Jan 20, 1871
Republican
Daniel T. Jewett
10
42nd Elected to finish Drake's term.
Lost re-election.
Jan 20, 1871 –
Mar 3, 1873
Democratic
Francis P. Blair
11
Republican
43rd 10 Elected in 1872 or 1873.
Died.
Mar 4, 1873 –
Sep 20, 1877
Democratic
Lewis V. Bogy
12
6
Francis Cockrell
Democratic Mar 4, 1875 –
Mar 3, 1905
Elected in 1874. 10 44th
45th
  Sep 20, 1877 –
Sep 29, 1877
Vacant
Appointed to continue Bogy's term.
Retired.
Sep 29, 1877 –
Jan 26, 1879
Democratic
David H. Armstrong
13
Elected to finish Bogy's term.
Retired.
Jan 27, 1879 –
Mar 3, 1879
Democratic
James Shields
14
46th 11 Elected in 1879. Mar 4, 1879 –
Mar 3, 1903
Democratic
George G. Vest
15
Re-elected in 1881. 11 47th
48th
49th 12 Re-elected in 1885.
Re-elected in 1887.[1] 12 50th
51st
52nd 13 Re-elected in 1891.
Re-elected in 1893.[2] 13 53rd
54th
55th 14 Re-elected in 1897.
Retired.
Re-elected in 1899.[3]
Lost re-election.[4]
14 56th
57th
58th 15 Elected in 1903. Mar 4, 1903 –
Apr 14, 1918
Democratic
William J. Stone
16
Vacant Mar 4, 1905 –
Mar 18, 1905
  15 59th
7
William Warner
Republican Mar 18, 1905 –
Mar 3, 1911
Elected late in 1905.
Retired.
60th
61st 16 Re-elected in 1909.[5]
8
James A. Reed
Democratic Mar 4, 1911 –
Mar 3, 1929
Elected in 1910. 16 62nd
63rd
64th 17 Re-elected in 1914.
Died.
Re-elected in 1916. 17 65th
  Apr 14, 1918 –
Apr 30, 1918
Vacant
Appointed to continue Stone's term.
Lost renomination to finish Stone's term.
Apr 30, 1918 –
Nov 5, 1918
Democratic
Xenophon P. Wilfley
17
Elected in 1918 to finish Stone's term. Nov 6, 1918 –
May 16, 1925
Republican
Selden P. Spencer
18
66th
67th 18 Re-elected in 1920.
Died.
Re-elected in 1922.
Retired.
18 68th
69th
  May 16, 1925 –
May 25, 1925
Vacant
Appointed to continue Spencer's term.
Lost elections to finish Spencer's term and to the next term.
May 25, 1925 –
Dec 5, 1926
Republican
George H. Williams
19
Elected to finish Spencer's term. Dec 6, 1926 –
Feb 3, 1933
Democratic
Harry B. Hawes
20
70th 19 Also elected to the next term in 1926.
Retired, then resigned early.
9
Roscoe C. Patterson
Republican Mar 4, 1929 –
Jan 3, 1935
Elected in 1928.
Lost re-election.
19 71st
72nd
Appointed to finish Hawes's term, having already been elected to the next term. Feb 3, 1933 –
Jan 3, 1945
Democratic
Joel B. Clark
21
73rd 20 Elected in 1932.
10
Harry S. Truman
Democratic Jan 3, 1935 –
Jan 17, 1945
Elected in 1934. 20 74th
75th
76th 21 Re-elected in 1938.
Lost renomination.
Re-elected in 1940.
Resigned to become U.S. Vice President.
21 77th
78th
79th 22 Elected in 1944.
Lost re-election.
Jan 3, 1945 –
Jan 3, 1951
Republican
Forrest C. Donnell
22
11
Frank P. Briggs
Democratic Jan 18, 1945 –
Jan 3, 1947
Appointed to finish Truman's term.
Lost election to the next term.
12
James P. Kem
Republican Jan 3, 1947 –
Jan 3, 1953
Elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
22 80th
81st
82nd 23 Elected in 1950. Jan 3, 1951 –
Sep 13, 1960
Democratic
Thomas Hennings
23
13
Stuart Symington
Democratic Jan 3, 1953 –
Dec 27, 1976
Elected in 1952. 23 83rd
84th
85th 24 Re-elected in 1956.
Died.
Elected in 1958. 24 86th
  Sep 13, 1960 –
Sep 23, 1960
Vacant
Appointed to continue Henning's term.
Elected to finish Henning's term.
Sep 23, 1960 –
Dec 27, 1968
Democratic
Edward V. Long
24
87th
88th 25 Re-elected in 1962.
Lost renomination, and resigned early.
Elected in 1964. 25 89th
90th
Appointed to finish Long's term, having been elected to next term. Dec 28, 1968 –
Jan 3, 1987
Democratic
Thomas Eagleton
25
91st 26 Elected in 1968.
Elected in 1970.
Retired, then resigned early to give successor preferential seniority.
26 92nd
93rd
94th 27 Re-elected in 1974.
14
John Danforth
Republican Dec 27, 1976 –
Jan 3, 1995
Appointed to finish Symington's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1976. 27 95th
96th
97th 28 Re-elected in 1980.
Retired.
Re-elected in 1982. 28 98th
99th
100th 29 Elected in 1986. Jan 3, 1987 –
Jan 3, 2011
Republican
Kit Bond
26
Re-elected in 1988.
Retired.
29 101st
102nd
103rd 30 Re-elected in 1992.
15
John Ashcroft
Republican Jan 3, 1995 –
Jan 3, 2001
Elected in 1994.
Lost re-election.
30 104th
105th
106th 31 Re-elected in 1998.
16
Jean Carnahan
Democratic Jan 3, 2001 –
Nov 23, 2002
Appointed to begin the term of her husband, Mel Carnahan (D), who was posthumously elected in 2000.
Lost election to finish her husband's term.
31 107th
17
Jim Talent
Republican Nov 23, 2002 –
Jan 3, 2007
Elected in 2002 to finish Mel Carnahan's term.
Lost re-election.
108th
109th 32 Re-elected in 2004.
Retired.
18
Claire McCaskill
Democratic Jan 3, 2007 –
Jan 3, 2019
Elected in 2006. 32 110th
111th
112th 33 Elected in 2010. Jan 3, 2011 –
Jan 3, 2023
Republican
Roy Blunt
27
Re-elected in 2012.
Lost re-election.
33 113th
114th
115th 34 Re-elected in 2016.
Retired.
19
Josh Hawley
Republican Jan 3, 2019 –
present
Elected in 2018. 34 116th
117th
118th 35 Elected in 2022. Jan 3, 2023 –
present
Republican
Eric Schmitt
28
To be determined in the 2024 election. 35 119th
120th
121st 36 To be determined in the 2028 election.
# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T C T Electoral history Years in office Party Senator #
Class 1 Class 3

See also

References

  1. ^ "SENATORIAL ELECTIONS". The New York Times. January 20, 1887. p. 1.
  2. ^ [sic]: "WILLL STIL REPRESENT MISSOURI. FRANCIS M. COCKRELL ELECTED ON THE FIRST BALLOT". The New York Times. January 18, 1893. p. 5.
  3. ^ "Cockrell Re-elected in Missouri". The New York Times. January 18, 1899. p. 2.
  4. ^ The World Almanac and Encyclopedia 1906. New York: The Press Publishing Co. New York World. 1905. p. 108.
  5. ^ The Tribune Almanac and Political Register 1910. New York: The Tribune Association. 1910. p. 271 – via Hathi Trust Digital Library.