Current delegation

New Hampshire was admitted to the Union on June 21, 1788. It elects United States senators to Class 2 and Class 3. The state's current senators are Democrats Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan. Senator Shaheen is currently serving her third term (since 2009); Senator Hassan is currently serving her first term (since 2017). Jacob Harold Gallinger was New Hampshire's longest-serving senator (1891–1918).

List of senators

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.

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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 Dates in office Electoral history T T Electoral history Dates in office Party Senator #
1

Paine Wingate
Anti-
Administration
March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Josiah Bartlett was at first elected November 12, 1788, but "declined the appointment."[1] Elected in January 1789.

Lost re-election.
1 1st 1 Elected November 11, 1788. March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1801
Pro-
Administration

John Langdon
1
2nd
2

Samuel Livermore
Pro-
Administration
March 4, 1793 –
June 12, 1801
Elected in 1792. 2 3rd Anti-
Administration
Federalist 4th 2 Re-election year unknown. Democratic-
Republican
5th
Re-elected December 21, 1798.

Resigned.
3 6th
7th 3 Elected June 21, 1800.

Resigned.
March 4, 1801 –
June 14, 1802
Federalist

James Sheafe
2
Vacant June 12, 1801 –
June 17, 1801
 
3

Simeon Olcott
Federalist June 17, 1801 –
March 3, 1805
Elected in 1801 to finish Livermore's term.
  June 14, 1802 –
June 17, 1802
Vacant
Elected in 1802 to finish Sheafe's term.

Retired.
June 17, 1802 –
March 3, 1807
Federalist

William Plumer
3
8th
4

Nicholas Gilman
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 –
May 2, 1814
Elected November 28, 1804. 4 9th
10th 4 Elected in 1807.

Resigned.
March 4, 1807 –
June 1, 1810
Democratic-
Republican
Nahum Parker 4
11th
  June 1, 1810 –
June 21, 1810
Vacant
Elected in 1810 to finish Parker's term. June 21, 1810 –
March 3, 1813
Federalist Charles Cutts 5
Re-elected on June 21, 1810.

Died.
5 12th
13th 5 Legislature failed to elect. March 4, 1813 –
April 2, 1813
Vacant
Appointed to continue the term.

Retired when successor elected.
April 2, 1813 –
June 10, 1813
Federalist Charles Cutts
Elected in 1813 to finish Cutts's term.

Resigned.
June 10, 1813 –
June 16, 1817
Federalist

Jeremiah Mason
6
Vacant May 2, 1814 –
June 24, 1814
 
5

Thomas W. Thompson
Federalist June 24, 1814 –
March 3, 1817
Elected in 1814 to finish Gilman's term.
14th
6

David L. Morril
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1816.

Retired.
6 15th
  June 16, 1817 –
June 27, 1817
Vacant
Elected in 1817 to finish Mason's term. June 27, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Democratic-
Republican

Clement Storer
7
16th 6 Elected in 1818. March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1825
Democratic-
Republican

John Fabyan Parrott
8
17th
7

Samuel Bell
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1835
Elected in 1823. 7 18th
National
Republican
19th 7   March 3, 1825 –
March 16, 1825
Vacant
Elected in 1825. March 16, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
Jacksonian

Levi Woodbury
9
20th
Re-elected in 1828 or 1829.

Retired.
8 21st
22nd 8 Elected in 1831.

Resigned to become Governor of New Hampshire.
March 4, 1831 –
May 30, 1836
Jacksonian

Isaac Hill
10
23rd
8

Henry Hubbard
Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1841
Elected in 1835.

Retired to run for Governor of New Hampshire.
9 24th
  May 30, 1836 –
June 8, 1836
Vacant
Elected in 1836 to finish Hill's term.

Lost re-election.
June 8, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
Jacksonian

John Page
11
Democratic 25th 9 Elected in 1837.

Resigned.
March 4, 1837 –
February 28, 1842
Democratic

Franklin Pierce
12
26th
9

Levi Woodbury
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
September 20, 1845
Elected in 1841.

Resigned to become a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
10 27th
Appointed to continue Pierce's term.

Elected in June 1842 to finish Pierce's term.
March 1, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
Democratic

Leonard Wilcox
13
28th 10 Elected in 1843. March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
Democratic

Charles G. Atherton
14
29th
Vacant September 20, 1845 –
December 1, 1845
 
10

Benning W. Jenness
Democratic December 1, 1845 –
June 13, 1846
Appointed to continue Woodbury's term.

Lost election to finish Woodbury's term.
11

Joseph Cilley
Liberty June 13, 1846 –
March 3, 1847
Elected in 1846 to finish Woodbury's term.

Lost election to next term.
12

John P. Hale
Independent Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Elected in 1846.

Retired to run for President of the United States.
11 30th
Free Soil 31st 11 Elected in 1848 or 1849.

Died.
March 4, 1849 –
January 11, 1855
Democratic

Moses Norris Jr.
15
32nd
13

Charles G. Atherton
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
November 15, 1853
Elected in 1852.

Died.
12 33rd
Vacant November 15, 1853 –
November 29, 1853
 
14

Jared W. Williams
Democratic November 29, 1853 –
July 15, 1854
Appointed to continue Atherton's term.

Appointment expired without election.
Vacant July 15, 1854 –
July 30, 1855
 
  January 11, 1855 –
January 16, 1855
Vacant
Appointed to finish Norris's term. January 16, 1855 –
March 3, 1855
Democratic

John S. Wells
16
34th 12 Legislature failed to elect. March 4, 1855 –
July 29, 1855
Vacant
15

John P. Hale
Republican July 30, 1855 –
March 3, 1865
Elected in 1855 to finish Atherton's term. Elected late in 1855.

Died.
July 30, 1855 –
May 26, 1857
Republican

James Bell
17
35th
  May 26, 1857 –
June 27, 1857
Vacant
Elected in 1857 to finish Bell's term. June 27, 1857 –
July 27, 1866
Republican

Daniel Clark
18
Re-elected in 1859. 13 36th
37th 13 Re-elected in 1861.

Resigned.
38th
16

Aaron H. Cragin
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1877
Elected in 1864. 14 39th
  July 27, 1866 –
August 31, 1866
Vacant
Appointed to finish Clark's term.

Retired.
August 31, 1866 –
March 3, 1867
Republican

George G. Fogg
19
40th 14 Elected in 1866 or 1867.

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
Republican

James W. Patterson
20
41st
Re-elected in 1870. 15 42nd
43rd 15 Elected in 1872.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
Republican

Bainbridge Wadleigh
21
44th
17

Edward H. Rollins
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
Elected in 1876.

Lost re-election.
16 45th
46th 16 Legislature failed to elect. March 3, 1879 –
March 18, 1879
Vacant
Appointed to fill vacancy caused by legislature's failure to elect.

Retired.
March 18, 1879 –
June 18, 1879
Republican

Charles H. Bell
22
  June 18, 1879 –
June 20, 1879
Vacant
Elected in 1879 to finish the vacant term. June 20, 1879 –
March 3, 1885
Republican

Henry W. Blair
23
47th
Vacant March 4, 1883 –
August 2, 1883
Legislature failed to elect. 17 48th
18

Austin F. Pike
Republican August 2, 1883 –
October 8, 1886
Elected late in 1883.

Died.
49th 17 Legislature failed to elect. March 3, 1885 –
March 5, 1885
Vacant
Appointed to continue the vacant term.

Elected June 17, 1885 to finish the vacant term.

Lost renomination.
March 5, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
Republican

Henry W. Blair
Vacant October 8, 1886 –
November 14, 1886
 
19

Person Colby Cheney
Republican November 14, 1886 –
June 14, 1887
Appointed to continue Pike's term.

Retired when successor qualified.
50th
20

William E. Chandler
Republican June 14, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Elected in 1887 to finish Pike's term.

Legislature failed to elect.
21

Gilman Marston
Republican March 4, 1889 –
June 18, 1889
Appointed to start term when legislature failed to elect. 18 51st
22

William E. Chandler
Republican June 18, 1889 –
March 3, 1901
Elected in 1889 to finish the term.
52nd 18 Elected in 1891. March 4, 1891 –
August 17, 1918
Republican

Jacob Harold Gallinger
24
53rd
Re-elected in 1895.

Lost renomination.
19 54th
55th 19 Re-elected in 1897.
56th
23

Henry E. Burnham
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1913
Elected January 15, 1901.[2] 20 57th
58th 20 Re-elected in 1903.
59th
Re-elected January 15, 1907.[3]

Retired.
21 60th
61st 21 Re-elected in 1909.
62nd
Vacant March 4, 1913 –
March 13, 1913
Legislature elected late. 22 63rd
24

Henry F. Hollis
Democratic March 13, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
Elected late March 13, 1913.

Retired.
64th 22 Re-elected in 1914.

Died.
65th
  August 17, 1918 –
September 2, 1918
Vacant
Appointed to continue Gallinger's term.

Retired.
September 2, 1918 –
November 5, 1918
Republican

Irving W. Drew
25
Elected in 1918 to finish Gallinger's term. November 6, 1918 –
March 3, 1933
Republican

George H. Moses
26
25

Henry W. Keyes
Republican March 4, 1919 –
January 3, 1937
Elected in 1918. 23 66th
67th 23 Re-elected in 1920.
68th
Re-elected in 1924. 24 69th
70th 24 Re-elected in 1926.

Lost re-election.
71st
Re-elected in 1930.

Retired.
25 72nd
73rd 25 Elected in 1932.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic

Fred H. Brown
27
74th
26

Styles Bridges
Republican January 3, 1937 –
November 26, 1961
Elected in 1936. 26 75th
76th 26 Elected in 1938. January 3, 1939 –
July 24, 1953
Republican

Charles W. Tobey
28
77th
Re-elected in 1942. 27 78th
79th 27 Re-elected in 1944.
80th
Re-elected in 1948. 28 81st
82nd 28 Re-elected in 1950.

Died.
83rd
  July 24, 1953 –
August 14, 1953
Vacant
Appointed to continue Tobey's term.

Lost nomination to finish Tobey's term.
August 14, 1953 –
November 7, 1954
Republican

Robert W. Upton
29
Elected in 1954 to finish Tobey's term. November 8, 1954 –
December 31, 1974
Republican

Norris Cotton
30
Re-elected in 1954. 29 84th
85th 29 Re-elected in 1956.
86th
Re-elected in 1960.

Died.
30 87th
Vacant November 26, 1961 –
January 10, 1962
 
27

Maurice J. Murphy, Jr.
Republican January 10, 1962 –
November 6, 1962
Appointed to continue Bridges's term.

Lost nomination to finish Bridges's term.
28

Thomas J. McIntyre
Democratic November 7, 1962 –
January 3, 1979
Elected in 1962 to finish Bridge's term.
88th 30 Re-elected in 1962.
89th
Re-elected in 1966. 31 90th
91st 31 Re-elected in 1968.

Retired, then resigned early.
92nd
Re-elected in 1972.

Lost re-election.
32 93rd
Appointed to finish Cotton's term. December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
Republican

Louis C. Wyman
31
94th 32 Contested election between Louis C. Wyman and John A. Durkin. January 3, 1975 –
August 8, 1975
Vacant
Appointed to continue term after contested election. August 8, 1975 –
September 18, 1975
Republican

Norris Cotton
32
Elected to finish contested term.

Lost re-election and resigned early.
September 18, 1975 –
December 29, 1980
Democratic

John A. Durkin
33
95th
29

Gordon J. Humphrey
Republican January 3, 1979 –
December 4, 1990
Elected in 1978. 33 96th
Appointed to finish Durkin's term, having been elected to the next term. December 29, 1980 –
January 3, 1993
Republican

Warren Rudman
34
97th 33 Elected in 1980.
98th
Re-elected in 1984.

Retired and resigned early to take his seat in the New Hampshire Senate.
34 99th
100th 34 Re-elected in 1986.

Retired.
101st
Vacant December 4, 1990 –
December 7, 1990
 
30

Bob Smith
Republican December 7, 1990 –
January 3, 2003
Appointed early to finish Humphrey's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1990. 35 102nd
103rd 35 Elected in 1992. January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
Republican

Judd Gregg
35
104th
Re-elected in 1996.

Lost renomination.
36 105th
106th 36 Re-elected in 1998.
107th
31

John E. Sununu
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
Elected in 2002.

Lost re-election.
37 108th
109th 37 Re-elected in 2004.

Retired.
110th
32

Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
Present
Elected in 2008. 38 111th
112th 38 Elected in 2010.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2017
Republican

Kelly Ayotte
36
113th
Re-elected in 2014. 39 114th
115th 39 Elected in 2016. January 3, 2017 –
Present
Democratic

Maggie Hassan
37
116th
Re-elected in 2020. 40 117th
118th 40 To be decided in the 2022 election.
119th
To be determined in the 2026 election. 41 120th
# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T   T Electoral history Years in office Party Senator #
Class 2 Class 3

Living former senators

As of December 2021, there are five former living U.S. senators from New Hampshire.[4] The most recent and most recently serving senator to die was Warren Rudman (served 1980–1993) on November 19, 2012.[5]

Senator Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Gordon J. Humphrey 1979–1990 (1940-10-09) October 9, 1940 (age 81)
Bob Smith 1990–2003 (1941-03-30) March 30, 1941 (age 80)
Judd Gregg 1993–2011 (1947-02-14) February 14, 1947 (age 74)
John E. Sununu 2003–2009 (1964-09-10) September 10, 1964 (age 57)
Kelly Ayotte 2011–2017 (1968-06-27) June 27, 1968 (age 53)

Superlatives

Longest service

Senator First served Last served Length of service
Jacob Harold Gallinger March 4, 1891 August 17, 1918 27 years, 166 days
(10,027 days)
Styles Bridges January 3, 1937 November 26, 1961 24 years, 327 days
(9,093 days)
Norris Cotton November 8, 1954 December 31, 1974 Combined total: 20 years, 94 days
(7,394 days)
August 8, 1975 September 19, 1975
Judd Gregg January 3, 1993 January 3, 2011 18 years, 0 days
(6,574 days)
Henry W. Keyes March 4, 1919 January 3, 1937 17 years, 305 days
(6,515 days)

Shortest service

Senator First served Last served Length of service
Louis C. Wyman December 31, 1974 January 3, 1975 3 days
(3 days)
John S. Wells January 16, 1855 March 3, 1855 1 month, 2 weeks and 1 day
(46 days)
Irving W. Drew September 2, 1918 November 5, 1918 2 months and 3 days
(64 days)
Charles H. Bell March 13, 1879 June 18, 1879 3 months and 5 days
(97 days)
Gilman Marston March 4, 1889 June 18, 1889 3 months and 2 weeks
(106 days)

Youngest at beginning of service

Senator Date of birth First served Age
Franklin Pierce November 23, 1804 March 4, 1837 32 years, 3 months and 9 days
Maurice J. Murphy Jr. October 3, 1927 December 7, 1961 34 years, 2 months and 4 days
Levi Woodbury December 22, 1789 March 16, 1825 35 years, 2 months and 22 days
Gordon J. Humphrey October 10, 1940 January 3, 1979 38 years, 2 months and 24 days
John E. Sununu September 10, 1964 January 3, 2003 38 years, 3 months and 24 days

Oldest at end of service

Senator Date of birth Last served Age
Jacob Harold Gallinger March 28, 1837 August 17, 1918 81 years, 4 months and 20 days
Gilman Marston August 20, 1811 June 18, 1889 77 years, 9 months and 29 days
Norris Cotton May 11, 1900 September 18, 1975 75 years, 4 months and 7 days
Jeanne Shaheen January 28, 1947 Present 74 years, 10 months and 27 days
Irving W. Drew January 8, 1845 November 5, 1918 73 years, 9 months and 28 days

See also

References

  1. ^ "A New Nation Votes". elections.lib.tufts.edu. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Burnham Is New Hampshire's Choice". The New York Times. January 16, 1901. p. 3.
  3. ^ The Tribune Almanac and Political Register 1908. New York: The Tribune Association. 1908. p. 259.
  4. ^ Historian of the United States Senate. "Living Former Senators (By State)". Senate.gov. Washington, DC: U.S. Senate. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  5. ^ Clymer, Adam (November 20, 2012). "Warren B. Rudman, Blunt Senator Who Led Budget Struggle, Dies at 82". The New York Times. New York, NY.