Current delegation

North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, and elects U.S. senators to class 1 and class 3. Its current senators in Congress are Republicans John Hoeven (since 2011) and Kevin Cramer (since 2019). Milton Young was North Dakota's longest-serving senator (1945–1981).

List of senators

Class 1

Class 1 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 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 #
Vacant Nov 2, 1889 –
Nov 25, 1889[a]
1 51st 1 Nov 2, 1889 –
Nov 25, 1889[a]
Vacant
1
Lyman R. Casey
Republican Nov 25, 1889 –
Mar 4, 1893
Elected in 1889.
Lost renomination.
Elected in 1889.
Lost re-election.
Nov 25, 1889 –
Mar 3, 1891
Republican
Gilbert A. Pierce
1
52nd 2 Elected in 1891. Mar 4, 1891 –
Mar 4, 1909
Republican
Henry C. Hansbrough
2
2
William N. Roach
Democratic Mar 4, 1893 –
Mar 4, 1899
Elected in 1893.[1]

Lost re-election.

2 53rd
54th
55th 3 Re-elected in 1897.
3
Porter J. McCumber
Republican Mar 4, 1899 –
Mar 4, 1923
Elected in 1899.[2] 3 56th
57th
58th 4 Re-elected in 1903.
Lost renomination.
Re-elected in 1905.[3] 4 59th
60th
61st 5 Elected in 1909.
Died.
Mar 4, 1909 –
Oct 21, 1909
Republican
Martin N. Johnson
3
  Oct 21, 1909 –
Nov 10, 1909
Vacant
Appointed to continue Johnson's term.
Resigned.
Nov 10, 1909 –
Jan 31, 1910
Democratic
Fountain L. Thompson
4
Appointed to continue Johnson's term.
Lost election to finish Johnson's term.
Feb 1, 1910 –
Feb 1, 1911
Democratic
William E. Purcell
5
Elected in 1911 to finish Johnson's term, but didn't qualify until resigning from the U.S. House. Feb 2, 1911 –
Mar 3, 1921
Republican
Asle Gronna
6
Re-elected in 1911. 5 62nd
63rd
64th 6 Re-elected in 1914.
Lost renomination.
Re-elected in 1916.
Lost renomination.
6 65th
66th
67th 7 Elected in 1920.
Died.
Mar 4, 1921 –
Jun 22, 1925
Republican (NPL)
Edwin F. Ladd
7
4
Lynn Frazier
Republican
(NPL)
Mar 4, 1923 –
Jan 3, 1941
Elected in 1922. 7 68th
69th
  Jun 22, 1925 –
Nov 14, 1925
Vacant
Appointed to continue Ladd's term.
Elected in 1926 to finish Ladd's term.
Nov 14, 1925 –
Jan 3, 1945
Nonpartisan
League

Gerald Nye
8
70th 8 Re-elected in 1926. Republican
(NPL)
Re-elected in 1928. 8 71st
72nd
73rd 9 Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Lost renomination.
9 74th
75th
76th 10 Re-elected in 1938.
Lost re-election.
Republican
5
William Langer
Republican
(NPL)
Jan 3, 1941 –
Nov 8, 1959
Elected in 1940. 10 77th
78th
79th 11 Elected in 1944.
Died.
Jan 3, 1945 –
Mar 3, 1945
Democratic
John Moses
9
  Mar 3, 1945 –
Mar 12, 1945
Vacant
Appointed to continue Moses's term.
Elected in 1946 to finish Moses's term.
Mar 12, 1945 –
Jan 3, 1981
Republican
Milton Young
10
Re-elected in 1946. 11 80th
81st
82nd 12 Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952. 12 83rd
84th
85th 13 Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Died.
13 86th
Vacant Nov 8, 1959 –
Nov 19, 1959
 
6
Norman Brunsdale
Republican Nov 19, 1959 –
Aug 7, 1960
Appointed to continue Langer's term.
Retired when successor elected.
7
Quentin Burdick
Democratic
–NPL
Aug 8, 1960 –
Sep 8, 1992
Elected to finish Langer's term.
87th
88th 14 Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964. 14 89th
90th
91st 15 Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970. 15 92nd
93rd
94th 16 Re-elected in 1974.
Retired.
Re-elected in 1976. 16 95th
96th
97th 17 Elected in 1980.
Lost re-election.
Jan 3, 1981 –
Jan 3, 1987
Republican
Mark Andrews
11
Re-elected in 1982. 17 98th
99th
100th 18 Elected in 1986.
Retired, then resigned early when elected to the other Senate seat.
Jan 3, 1987 –
Dec 14, 1992
Democratic
–NPL

Kent Conrad
12
Re-elected in 1988.
Died.
18 101st
102nd
Vacant Sep 8, 1992 –
Sep 12, 1992
 
8
Jocelyn Burdick
Democratic
–NPL
Sep 12, 1992 –
Dec 14, 1992
Appointed to continue her husband's term.
Retired when successor elected.
9
Kent Conrad
Democratic
–NPL
Dec 14, 1992 –
Jan 3, 2013
Elected to finish Quentin Burdick's term. Appointed to finish Conrad's term, having already been elected to the next term. Dec 15, 1992 –
Jan 3, 2011
Democratic
–NPL

Byron Dorgan
13
103rd 19 Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994. 19 104th
105th
106th 20 Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000. 20 107th
108th
109th 21 Re-elected in 2004.
Retired.
Re-elected in 2006.
Retired.
21 110th
111th
112th 22 Elected in 2010. Jan 3, 2011 –
present
Republican
John Hoeven
14
10
Heidi Heitkamp
Democratic
–NPL
Jan 3, 2013 –
Jan 3, 2019
Elected in 2012.
Lost re-election.
22 113th
114th
115th 23 Re-elected in 2016.
11
Kevin Cramer
Republican Jan 3, 2019 –
present
Elected in 2018.[4] 23 116th
117th
118th 24 Re-elected in 2022.
To be determined in the 2024 election. 24 119th
120th
121st 25 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

Notes

  1. ^ a b North Dakota achieved statehood November 2, 1889 but its senators were not elected until November 25, 1889.

References

  1. ^ "Eriksmoen: N.D. Democrat slipped into Senate". The Bismarck Tribune. May 10, 2008.
  2. ^ "An Election in North Dakota". The New York Times. January 21, 1899. p. 1.
  3. ^ The World Almanac and Encyclopedia 1906. New York: The Press Publishing Co. New York World. 1905. p. 108.
  4. ^ "Republican Kevin Cramer ousts Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota Senate race". USA TODAY. November 6, 2018.