Current delegation

Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889, and elects its United States senators to class 1 and class 3. Its current U.S. senators are Democrats Patty Murray (since 1993) and Maria Cantwell (since 2001) making it one of only four states alongside Minnesota, Nevada and New Hampshire to have two female U.S. senators. Warren Magnuson was Washington's longest-serving senator (1944–1981).

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.
C 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 #
Vacant Nov 11, 1889 –
Nov 20, 1889
Washington elected its first senators after it was admitted to the Union. 1 51st 1 Washington elected its first senators after it was admitted to the Union. Nov 11, 1889 –
Nov 20, 1889
Vacant
1
John B. Allen
Republican Nov 20, 1889 –
Mar 3, 1893
Elected in 1889.
Legislature failed to re-elect.
Elected in 1889. Nov 20, 1889 –
Mar 3, 1897
Republican
Watson C. Squire
1
52nd 2 Re-elected in 1891.
Lost re-election.
Vacant Mar 4, 1893 –
Feb 19, 1895
Legislature failed to elect. The governor appointed John Allen, but the Senate rejected his credentials. 2 53rd
2
John L. Wilson
Republican Feb 19, 1895 –
Mar 3, 1899
Elected in 1895 to finish the vacant term, but took his seat late.
Lost renomination.
54th
55th 3 Elected in 1897.[1]
Lost re-election.[2]
Mar 4, 1897 –
Mar 3, 1903
Democratic
George Turner
2
3
Addison G. Foster
Republican Mar 4, 1899 –
Mar 3, 1905
Elected in 1899.[3]
Retired.
3 56th
57th
58th 4 Elected in 1903.[2]
Lost renomination.
Mar 4, 1903 –
Mar 3, 1909
Republican
Levi Ankeny
3
4
Samuel H. Piles
Republican Mar 4, 1905 –
Mar 3, 1911
Elected in 1905.[4]
Retired.
4 59th
60th
61st 5 Elected in 1909. Mar 4, 1909 –
Nov 19, 1932
Republican
Wesley L. Jones
4
5
Miles Poindexter
Republican Mar 4, 1911 –
Mar 3, 1923
Elected in 1911. 5 62nd
Progressive 63rd
Republican 64th 6 Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Lost re-election.
6 65th
66th
67th 7 Re-elected in 1920.
6
Clarence Dill
Democratic Mar 4, 1923 –
Jan 3, 1935
Elected in 1922. 7 68th
69th
70th 8 Re-elected in 1926.
Died, having already lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1928.
Retired.
8 71st
72nd
  Nov 19, 1932 –
Nov 22, 1932
Vacant
Appointed to finish Jones's term.
Retired.
Nov 22, 1932 –
Mar 3, 1933
Republican
Elijah S. Grammer
5
73rd 9 Elected in 1932. Mar 4, 1933 –
Nov 13, 1944
Democratic
Homer Bone
6
7
Lewis B. Schwellenbach
Democratic Jan 3, 1935 –
Dec 16, 1940
Elected in 1934.
Resigned.
9 74th
75th
76th 10 Re-elected in 1938.
Resigned to become Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Vacant Dec 16, 1940 –
Dec 19, 1940
 
8
Monrad Wallgren
Democratic Dec 19, 1940 –
Jan 9, 1945
Appointed to finish Schwellenbach's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1940.
Resigned.
10 77th
78th
  Nov 13, 1944 –
Dec 14, 1944
Vacant
Appointed to finish Bone's term, having already been elected to the next term. Dec 14, 1944 –
Jan 3, 1981
Democratic
Warren Magnuson
7
79th 11 Elected in 1944.
9
Hugh Mitchell
Democratic Jan 10, 1945 –
Dec 25, 1946
Appointed to finish Wallgren's term.
Lost election to next term and resigned.
10
Harry P. Cain
Republican Dec 26, 1946 –
Jan 3, 1953
Appointed to finish Wallgren's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1946.
Lost re-election.
11 80th
81st
82nd 12 Re-elected in 1950.
11
Henry M. Jackson
Democratic Jan 3, 1953 –
Sep 1, 1983
Elected in 1952. 12 83rd
84th
85th 13 Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958. 13 86th
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.
Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1976. 16 95th
96th
97th 17 Elected in 1980.
Lost re-election.
Jan 3, 1981 –
Jan 3, 1987
Republican
Slade Gorton
8
Re-elected in 1982.
Died.
17 98th
Vacant Sep 1, 1983 –
Sep 8, 1983
 
12
Daniel J. Evans
Republican Sep 8, 1983 –
Jan 3, 1989
Appointed to continue Jackson's term.
Elected to finish Jackson's term.
Retired.
99th
100th 18 Elected in 1986.
Retired.
Jan 3, 1987 –
Jan 3, 1993
Democratic
Brock Adams
9
13
Slade Gorton
Republican Jan 3, 1989 –
Jan 3, 2001
Elected in 1988. 18 101st
102nd
103rd 19 Elected in 1992. Jan 3, 1993 –
present
Democratic
Patty Murray
10
Re-elected in 1994.
Lost re-election.
19 104th
105th
106th 20 Re-elected in 1998.
14
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Jan 3, 2001 –
present
Elected in 2000. 20 107th
108th
109th 21 Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006. 21 110th
111th
112th 22 Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012. 22 113th
114th
115th 23 Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018. 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

References

  1. ^ "Turner Elected Senator". The New York Times. January 30, 1897. p. 1.
  2. ^ a b "Ankeny Elected in Washington". The New York Times. January 30, 1903. p. 1.
  3. ^ "An Election in Washington". The New York Times. February 2, 1899. p. 2.
  4. ^ The World Almanac and Encyclopedia 1906. New York: The Press Publishing Co. New York World. 1905. p. 108.