List of United States Senators from Arkansas

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Arkansas was admitted to the Union on June 15, 1836, and elects its senators to Class 2 and Class 3. Arkansas's Senate seats were declared vacant in July 1861, due to its secession from the Union. They were again filled from June 1868. Its current senators are Democrat Mark Pryor and Republican John Boozman.

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Class 2

#SenatorPartyYearsTermElectoral history
1WSFulton.jpg William S. FultonDemocraticSeptember 18, 1836 –
August 15, 1844
1Elected in 1836
2Re-elected in 1840

Died
VacantAugust 15, 1844 –
November 8, 1844
2Chester Ashley.jpg Chester AshleyDemocraticNovember 8, 1844 –
April 29, 1848
Elected to finish Fulton's term
3Elected to a full term in 1846

Died
VacantApril 29, 1848 –
May 12, 1848
3WKSebastianCommons.jpg William K. SebastianDemocraticMay 12, 1848 –
July 11, 1861
Appointed to continue Ashley's term
Elected to finish Ashley's term
4Elected to full term in 1852
5Re-elected in 1858

Expelled
(Expulsion was reversed by the Senate in 1877)
VacantJuly 11, 1861 –
June 22, 1868
Civil War and Reconstruction
6
4Sen Alexander McDonald.jpg Alexander McDonaldRepublicanJune 22, 1868 –
March 4, 1871
Elected to finish term

Lost re-election
5Powell Clayton.jpg Powell ClaytonRepublicanMarch 24, 1871 –
March 4, 1877
7Elected in 1871
6Augustus Hill Garland - Brady-Handy.jpg Augustus GarlandDemocraticMarch 4, 1877 –
March 6, 1885
8Elected in 1876
9Re-elected in 1883

Resigned to become U.S. Attorney General
VacantMarch 6, 1885 –
March 20, 1885
7AR James Berry.jpg James H. BerryDemocraticMarch 20, 1885 –
March 4, 1907
Elected to finish Garland's term
10Re-elected in 1889
11Re-elected in 1895
12Re-elected in 1901

Lost re-election
8Jeff Davis.jpg Jeff DavisDemocraticMarch 4, 1907 –
January 3, 1913
13Elected in 1906

Re-elected in 1912, but died before new term began
VacantJanuary 3, 1913 –
January 6, 1913
9John Heiskell.jpg John N. HeiskellDemocraticJanuary 6, 1913 –
January 29, 1913
Appointed to continue Davis's term

Successor qualified
10WilliamMKavanaugh.jpg William M. KavanaughDemocraticJanuary 29, 1913 –
March 4, 1913
Elected to finish Davis's term

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11Joseph t robinson.jpg Joseph T. RobinsonDemocraticMarch 4, 1913 –
July 14, 1937
14Elected in 1913[1]
15Re-elected in 1918
16Re-elected in 1924
17Re-elected in 1930
18Re-elected in 1936

Died
VacantJuly 14, 1937 –
November 15, 1937
12John E. Miller.jpg John E. MillerDemocraticNovember 15, 1937 –
March 31, 1941
Elected to finish Robinson's term

Resigned to become U.S. District Judge
VacantMarch 31, 1941 –
April 1, 1941
13G Lloyd Spencer.jpg George L. SpencerDemocraticApril 1, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Elected to finish Miller's term

Retired
14John Little McClellan.jpg John L. McClellanDemocraticJanuary 3, 1943 –
November 28, 1977
19Elected in 1942
20Re-elected in 1948
21Re-elected in 1954
22Re-elected in 1960
23Re-elected in 1966
24Re-elected in 1972

Died
VacantNovember 28, 1977 –
December 10, 1977
15HodgesKjR.jpg Kaneaster Hodges, Jr.DemocraticDecember 10, 1977 –
January 3, 1979
Appointed to finish McClellan's term

Retired
16AR Pryor David.jpg David H. PryorDemocraticJanuary 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1997
25Elected in 1978
26Re-elected in 1984
27Re-elected in 1990

Retired
17Timothy Hutchinson, official Senate photo portrait.jpg Tim HutchinsonRepublicanJanuary 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
28Elected in 1996

Lost re-election
18Mark Pryor, head and shoulders photo portrait with flag, 2006.jpg Mark PryorDemocraticJanuary 3, 2003 –
Present
29Elected in 2002
30Re-elected in 2008
#SenatorPartyYearsTermElectoral history

Class 3

#SenatorPartyYearsTermElectoral history
1AR Sevier Ambrose.jpg Ambrose H. SevierDemocraticSeptember 18, 1836 –
March 15, 1848
1Elected in 1836
2Re-elected in 1837
3Re-elected in 1843

Resigned
VacantMarch 15, 1848 –
March 30, 1848
2Solon Borland.jpg Solon BorlandDemocraticMarch 30, 1848 –
April 11, 1853
Elected to finish Sevier's term
4Elected to full term in 1848

Resigned
VacantApril 11, 1853 –
July 6, 1853
3RWJohnson-photograph.jpg Robert W. JohnsonDemocraticJuly 6, 1853 –
March 4, 1861
Appointed to continue Borland's term
Elected to finish Borland's term
6Re-elected in 1855

Retired
4Charles Mitchel.jpg Charles B. MitchelDemocraticMarch 4, 1861 –
July 11, 1861
7Elected in 1861

Expelled for supporting the Confederacy
VacantJuly 11, 1861 –
June 23, 1868
Civil War and Reconstruction
8
5Benjamin F. Rice - Brady-Handy.jpg Benjamin F. RiceRepublicanJune 23, 1868 –
March 4, 1873
Elected to finish term
6Stephen dorsey.jpg Stephen W. DorseyRepublicanMarch 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1879
9Elected in 1873

Retired
7James D Walker.jpg James D. WalkerDemocraticMarch 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1885
10Elected in 1879

Retired
8JamesKiJones.jpg James K. JonesDemocraticMarch 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1903
10Elected in 1885
11Re-elected in 1891
12Re-elected in 1897

Lost re-election
9AR Clarke John.jpg James P. ClarkeDemocraticMarch 4, 1903 –
October 1, 1916
13Elected in 1903
14Re-elected in 1909
15Re-elected in 1914

Died
VacantOctober 1, 1916 –
November 8, 1916
10William Fosgate Kirby.jpg William F. KirbyDemocraticNovember 8, 1916 –
March 4, 1921
Elected to finish Clarke's term

Lost renomination
11Thaddeus H. Caraway.jpg Thaddeus H. CarawayDemocraticMarch 4, 1921 –
November 6, 1931
16Elected in 1920
17Re-elected in 1926

Died
VacantNovember 6, 1931 –
November 13, 1931
12HattieCarawayPortrait.jpg Hattie W. CarawayDemocraticNovember 13, 1931 –
January 3, 1945
Appointed to finish her husband's term
18Elected to full term in 1932
19Re-elected in 1938

Lost renomination
13JWFulbright.jpg J. William FulbrightDemocraticJanuary 3, 1945 –
December 31, 1974
20Elected in 1944
21Re-elected in 1950
22Re-elected in 1956
23Re-elected in 1962
24Re-elected in 1968

Lost re-nomination, then resigned
VacantDecember 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
14Dale Bumpers.jpg Dale BumpersDemocraticJanuary 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1999
25Elected in 1974
26Re-elected in 1980
27Re-elected in 1986
28Re-elected in 1992

Retired
15Lincoln-portrait-2007.jpg Blanche LincolnDemocraticJanuary 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2011
29Elected in 1998
30Re-elected in 2004

Lost re-election
16John Boozman, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg John BoozmanRepublicanJanuary 3, 2011 –
Present
31Elected in 2010
#SenatorPartyYearsTermElectoral history

See also

References

  1. ^ Robinson was the last U.S. Senator elected by a state legislature in advance of the implementation of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution