Current delegation

Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907 and elects United States senators to Class 2 and Class 3. The state's current U.S. senators are Republicans James Inhofe (serving since 1994) and James Lankford (serving since 2015). Inhofe is Oklahoma's longest-serving senator (since 1994).

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 2022 (special) and 2026.

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Class 3

Class 3 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2004, 2010, 2014 (special), 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 #
Vacant November 16, 1907 –
December 11, 1907
Oklahoma did not elect its Senators until one month after statehood. 1 60th 1 Oklahoma did not elect its Senators until one month after statehood. November 16, 1907 –
December 11, 1907
Vacant
1
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Robert L. Owen
Democratic December 11, 1907 –
March 4, 1925
Elected December 10, 1907. Elected December 10, 1907. December 11, 1907 –
March 4, 1921
Democratic
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Thomas Gore
1
61st 2 Re-elected January 19, 1909.
62nd
Re-elected January 21, 1913. 2 63rd
64th 3 Re-elected in 1914.

Lost renomination.
65th
Re-elected in 1918.

Retired.
3 66th
67th 4 Elected in 1920.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1927
Republican
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John W. Harreld
2
68th
2
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William B. Pine
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 4, 1931
Elected in 1924.

Lost re-election.
4 69th
70th 5 Elected in 1926. March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1951
Democratic
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Elmer Thomas
3
71st
3
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Thomas Gore
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1937
Elected in 1930.

Lost renomination.
5 72nd
73rd 6 Re-elected in 1932.
74th
4
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Joshua B. Lee
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
Elected in 1936.

Lost re-election.
6 75th
76th 7 Re-elected in 1938.
77th
5
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Edward H. Moore
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
Elected in 1942.

Retired.
7 78th
79th 8 Re-elected in 1944.

Lost renomination.
80th
6
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Robert S. Kerr
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 1, 1963
Elected in 1948. 8 81st
82nd 9 Elected in 1950. January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1969
Democratic
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A. S. Mike Monroney
4
83rd
Re-elected in 1954. 9 84th
85th 10 Re-elected in 1956.
86th
Re-elected in 1960.

Died.
10 87th
Vacant January 1, 1963 –
January 7, 1963
 
88th 11 Re-elected in 1962.

Lost re-election.
7
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J. Howard Edmondson
Democratic January 7, 1963 –
November 3, 1964
Appointed to continue Kerr's term

Lost nomination to finish Kerr's term.
8
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Fred R. Harris
Democratic November 3, 1964 –
January 3, 1973
Elected to finish Kerr's term.
89th
Re-elected in 1966.

Retired.
11 90th
91st 12 Elected in 1968. January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1981
Republican
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Henry Bellmon
5
92nd
9
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Dewey F. Bartlett
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
Elected in 1972.

Retired.
12 93rd
94th 13 Re-elected in 1974.

Retired.
95th
10
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David Boren
Democratic January 3, 1979 –
November 15, 1994
Elected in 1978. 13 96th
97th 14 Elected in 1980. January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 2005
Republican
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Don Nickles
6
98th
Re-elected in 1984. 14 99th
100th 15 Re-elected in 1986.
101st
Re-elected in 1990.

Resigned to become President of the University of Oklahoma.
15 102nd
103rd 16 Re-elected in 1992.
Vacant November 15, 1994 –
November 17, 1994
 
11
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Jim Inhofe
Republican November 17, 1994 –
Present
Elected November 8, 1994 to finish Boren's term.
104th
Re-elected in 1996. 16 105th
106th 17 Re-elected in 1998.

Retired.
107th
Re-elected in 2002. 17 108th
109th 18 Elected in 2004. January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2015
Republican
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Tom Coburn
7
110th
Re-elected in 2008. 18 111th
112th 19 Re-elected in 2010.

Resigned.
113th
Re-elected in 2014. 19 114th Elected November 4, 2014 to finish Coburn's term. January 3, 2015 –
Present
Republican
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James Lankford
8
115th 20 Re-elected in 2016.
116th
Re-elected in 2020.

Resigning January 3, 2023.
20 117th
To be decided in the 2022 special election. 118th 21 To be decided in the 2022 election.
119th
To be decided in the 2026 election. 21 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 May 2022, there are three former living U.S. senators from Oklahoma. The most recent and most recently serving senator to die was Tom Coburn (served 2005–2015) on March 28, 2020.

Senator Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Fred R. Harris November 3, 1964 – January 3, 1973 (1930-11-13) November 13, 1930 (age 91)
David Boren January 3, 1979 – November 15, 1994 (1941-04-21) April 21, 1941 (age 81)
Don Nickles January 3, 1981 – January 3, 2005 (1948-12-06) December 6, 1948 (age 73)

Superlatives

Longest service

Senator First served Last served Length of service
Jim Inhofe November 16, 1994 Present 27 years, 186 days
(10,048 days)
Don Nickles January 3, 1981 January 3, 2005 24 years, 0 days
(8,766 days)
Elmer Thomas March 4, 1927 January 3, 1951 23 years, 305 days
(8,706 days)
Thomas Gore December 11, 1907 March 3, 1921 Combined total: 19 years, 24 days
(6,959 days)
March 4, 1931 January 3, 1937
Mike Monroney January 3, 1951 January 3, 1969 18 years, 0 days
(6,575 days)

Shortest service

Senator First served Last served Length of service
J. Howard Edmondson January 7, 1963 November 3, 1964 1 year, 9 months, 3 weeks and 6 days
(666 days)
John W. Harreld March 4, 1921 March 3, 1927 5 years, 11 months, 3 weeks and 6 days
(2,190 days)
William B. Pine March 4, 1925 March 3, 1931 5 years, 11 months, 3 weeks and 6 days
(2,190 days)
Joshua B. Lee January 3, 1937 January 3, 1943 6 years
(2,191 days)
Dewey F. Bartlett January 3, 1973 January 3, 1979 6 years
(2,191 days)

Youngest at beginning of service

Senator Date of birth First served Age
Don Nickles December 6, 1948 January 3, 1981 32 years and 28 days
Fred R. Harris November 13, 1930 November 4, 1964 33 years, 11 months and 22 days
Thomas Gore December 10, 1870 December 11, 1907 37 years and 1 day
J. Howard Edmondson September 27, 1925 January 7, 1963 37 years, 3 months and 11 days
David Boren April 21, 1941 January 3, 1979 37 years, 8 months and 13 days

Oldest at end of service

Senator Date of birth Last served Age
Jim Inhofe November 17, 1934 Present 87 years, 6 months and 4 days
Edward H. Moore November 19, 1871 January 3, 1949 77 years, 1 month and 15 days
Elmer Thomas September 8, 1876 January 3, 1951 74 years, 3 months and 26 days
Robert Latham Owen February 2, 1856 March 3, 1925 69 years, 1 month and 1 day
Mike Monroney March 2, 1902 January 3, 1969 66 years, 10 months and 1 day

See also

References