Current delegation

Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864 and has been represented in the United States Senate by 28 people. Its current U.S. senators are Democrats Catherine Cortez Masto (class 3, serving since 2017) and Jacky Rosen (class 1, serving since 2019), making it one of only four states alongside Minnesota, New Hampshire and Washington to have two female U.S. senators. Nevada has been represented by 14 Republicans and 14 Democrats. Harry Reid was Nevada's longest-serving senator (1987–2017). Nevada is one of fifteen states alongside Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Utah to have a younger senior senator and an older junior senator.

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 3

Class 3 U.S. 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
William M. Stewart
Republican Feb 1, 1865 –
Mar 3, 1875
Elected in 1865. 1 38th 1 Elected in 1865. Feb 1, 1865 –
Mar 3, 1873
Republican
James W. Nye
1
39th
40th 2 Re-elected in 1867.
Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1869.
Retired.
2 41st
42nd
43rd 3 Elected in 1873. Mar 4, 1873 –
Mar 3, 1903
Republican
John P. Jones
2
2
William Sharon
Republican Mar 4, 1875 –
Mar 3, 1881
Elected in 1875.[1]
Retired or lost renomination.[2]
3 44th
45th
46th 4 Re-elected in 1879.
3
James G. Fair
Democratic Mar 4, 1881 –
Mar 3, 1887
Elected in 1881.[2]
Lost re-election.
3 47th
48th
49th 5 Re-elected in 1885.
4
William M. Stewart
Republican Mar 4, 1887 –
Mar 3, 1905
Elected in 1887. 4 50th
51st
52nd 6 Re-elected in 1891.
Silver Re-elected in 1893. 5 53rd
54th Silver
55th 7 Re-elected in 1897.
Retired.
Re-elected in 1899.
Retired.
6 56th
Republican 57th Republican
58th 8 Elected in 1903. Mar 4, 1903 –
Dec 24, 1917
Democratic
Francis G. Newlands
3
5
George S. Nixon
Republican Mar 4, 1905 –
June 5, 1912
Elected in 1905. 7 59th
60th
61st 9 Re-elected in 1909.
Re-elected in 1911.
Died.
8 62nd
Vacant June 5, 1912 –
July 1, 1912
 
6
William A. Massey
Republican July 1, 1912 –
Jan 29, 1913
Appointed to continue Nixon's term.
Lost election to finish Nixon's term.
7
Key Pittman
Democratic Jan 29, 1913 –
Nov 10, 1940
Elected in 1913 to finish Nixon's term.
63rd
64th 10 Re-elected in 1914.
Died.
Elected in 1916 to full term. 9 65th
  Dec 24, 1917 –
Jan 12, 1918
Vacant
Appointed to continue Newlands's term.
Elected in 1918 to finish Newlands's term.[3]
Lost election to full term.
Jan 12, 1918 –
Mar 3, 1921
Democratic
Charles Henderson
4
66th
67th 11 Elected in 1920. Mar 4, 1921 –
Mar 3, 1933
Republican
Tasker Oddie
5
Re-elected in 1922. 10 68th
69th
70th 12 Re-elected in 1926.
Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1928. 11 71st
72nd
73rd 13 Elected in 1932. Mar 4, 1933 –
Sep 28, 1954
Democratic
Pat McCarran
6
Re-elected in 1934.
Died, having been elected to the next term.
12 74th
75th
76th 14 Re-elected in 1938.
Vacant Nov 10, 1940 –
Nov 27, 1940
 
8
Berkeley L. Bunker
Democratic Nov 27, 1940 –
Dec 6, 1942
Appointed to finish Pittman's term.
Appointed to start Pittman's next term.
Lost nomination to finish Pittman's next term.
13 77th
9
James G. Scrugham
Democratic Dec 7, 1942 –
Jun 23, 1945
Elected in 1942 to finish Pittman's term.
Died.
78th
79th 15 Re-elected in 1944.
Vacant Jun 23, 1945 –
July 24, 1945
 
10
Edward P. Carville
Democratic July 24, 1945 –
Jan 3, 1947
Appointed to finish Scrugham's term.
Lost nomination to full term.
11
George W. Malone
Republican Jan 3, 1947 –
Jan 3, 1959
Elected in 1946. 15 80th
81st
82nd 16 Re-elected in 1950.
Died.
Re-elected in 1952.
Lost re-election.
16 83rd
  Sep 28, 1954 –
Oct 1, 1954
Vacant
Appointed to continue McCarran's term.
Lost election to finish McCarran's term.
Oct 1, 1954 –
Dec 1, 1954
Republican
Ernest S. Brown
7
Elected in 1954 to finish McCarran's term. Dec 2, 1954 –
Dec 17, 1974
Democratic
Alan Bible
8
84th
85th 17 Re-elected in 1956.
12
Howard Cannon
Democratic Jan 3, 1959 –
Jan 3, 1983
Elected in 1958. 17 86th
87th
88th 18 Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964. 18 89th
90th
91st 19 Re-elected in 1968.
Retired, then resigned early to give successor preferential seniority.
Re-elected in 1970. 19 92nd
93rd
Appointed to finish Bible's term, having already been elected to the next term. Dec 18, 1974 –
Jan 3, 1987
Republican
Paul Laxalt
9
94th 20 Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Lost re-election.
20 95th
96th
97th 21 Re-elected in 1980.
Retired.
13
Chic Hecht
Republican Jan 3, 1983 –
Jan 3, 1989
Elected in 1982.
Lost re-election.
21 98th
99th
100th 22 Elected in 1986. Jan 3, 1987 –
Jan 3, 2017
Democratic
Harry Reid
10
14
Richard Bryan
Democratic Jan 3, 1989 –
Jan 3, 2001
Elected in 1988. 22 101st
102nd
103rd 23 Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Retired.
23 104th
105th
106th 24 Re-elected in 1998.
15
John Ensign
Republican Jan 3, 2001 –
May 3, 2011
Elected in 2000. 24 107th
108th
109th 25 Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Resigned.
25 110th
111th
112th 26 Re-elected in 2010.
Retired.[4]
Vacant May 3, 2011 –
May 9, 2011
 
16
Dean Heller
Republican May 9, 2011 –
Jan 3, 2019
Appointed to finish Ensign's term.
Elected in 2012 to a full term.
Lost re-election.
26 113th
114th
115th 27 Elected in 2016. Jan 3, 2017 –
present
Democratic
Catherine Cortez Masto
11
17
Jacky Rosen
Democratic Jan 3, 2019 –
present
Elected in 2018.[5] 27 116th
117th
118th 28 Re-elected in 2022.
To be determined in the 2024 election. 28 119th
120th
121st 29 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. ^ "William Sharon was chosen U.S. senator last Tuesday by the legislature of Nevada". Arizona Weekly Citizen. Tucson, AZ. January 16, 1875. p. 2.
  2. ^ a b The Journal of the Assembly of the Tenth Session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada. Carson City, NV: State Printing Office. 1881. p. 30.
  3. ^ Byrd, p. 137.
  4. ^ "REID RETIRING". POLITICO. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Democrats pick up Senate seat in Nevada with Rosen win". November 7, 2018.