List of United States Senators from California

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California elects United States Senators to Class 1 and Class 3. The state has been represented by 44 people in the Senate. Its current Senators are Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.

Contents

Class 1

#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history
1JCFrémont.jpg John C. FrémontDemocraticSeptember 10, 1850 –
March 4, 1851
311Elected in 1850
VacantMarch 4, 1851 –
January 30, 1852
322Legislature failed to elect
2John Weller.jpg John B. WellerDemocraticJanuary 30, 1852 –
March 4, 1857
32
(Continued)
Elected late in 1852

Lost re-election
33
34
3David C. Broderick - Brady-Handy.jpg David C. BroderickDemocraticMarch 4, 1857 –
September 16, 1859
353Elected in 1856

Died
36
VacantSeptember 16, 1859 –
November 3, 1859
4Henry Haun.jpg Henry P. HaunDemocraticNovember 3, 1859 –
March 4, 1860
Appointed to continue Broderick's term

Lost election to finish Broderick's term
5Latham1.jpg Milton LathamDemocraticMarch 5, 1860 –
March 4, 1863
36
(Continued)
Elected to finish Broderick's term

Lost re-election
37
6John Conness.jpg John ConnessRepublicanMarch 4, 1863 –
March 4, 1869
384Elected in 1862
39
40
7Eugene Casserly - Brady-Handy.jpg Eugene CasserlyDemocraticMarch 4, 1869 –
November 29, 1873
415Elected in 1868

Resigned
42
43
VacantNovember 29, 1873 –
December 23, 1873
8John S. Hager.jpg John S. HagerDemocraticDecember 23, 1873 –
March 4, 1875
43
(Continued)
Elected to finish Casserly's term

Retired
9Newton Booth - Brady-Handy.jpg Newton BoothAnti-MonopolyMarch 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
446Elected in 1874

Retired
45
46
10JFMiller.jpg John Franklin MillerRepublicanMarch 4, 1881 –
March 8, 1886
477Elected in 1880

Died
48
49
VacantMarch 8, 1886 –
March 23, 1886
11George Hearst (cropped).jpg George HearstDemocraticMarch 23, 1886 –
August 4, 1886
Appointed to continue Miller's term

Successor qualified
12APWilliams.jpg Abram P. WilliamsRepublicanAugust 4, 1886 –
March 4, 1887
49
(Continued)
Elected to complete Miller's term

Retired
13George Hearst (cropped).jpg George HearstDemocraticMarch 4, 1887 –
February 28, 1891
508Elected in 1886

Died
51
VacantFebruary 28, 1891 –
March 19, 1891
51
(Continued)
52
14Charles Norton Felton.jpg Charles N. FeltonRepublicanMarch 19, 1891 –
March 4, 1893
52
(Continued)
Elected to finish Hearst's term

Retired
15StephenMWhite.JPG Stephen M. WhiteDemocraticMarch 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1899
539Elected in 1892

Retired
54
55
VacantMarch 4, 1899 –
February 7, 1900
5610
16Thomas R. Bard.jpg Thomas R. BardRepublicanFebruary 7, 1900 –
March 4, 1905
56
(Continued)
Elected late in 1900

Lost re-election
57
58
17Frank Putnam Flint.jpg Frank P. FlintRepublicanMarch 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1911
5911Elected in 1904

Retired
60
61
18John Downey Works.jpg John D. WorksRepublicanMarch 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1917
6212Elected in 1910

Retired
63
64
19Hiram Johnson.jpg Hiram JohnsonRepublicanMarch 16, 1917 –
August 6, 1945
6513Elected in 1916
66
67
6814Re-elected in 1922
69
70
7115Re-elected in 1928
72
73
7416Re-elected in 1934
75
76
7717Re-elected in 1940

Died
78
79
VacantAugust 6, 1945 –
August 26, 1945
20William F. Knowland headshot.jpg William F. KnowlandRepublicanAugust 26, 1945 –
January 3, 1959
79
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Johnson's term
Elected to finish Johnson's term
8018Elected to full term in 1946
81
82
8319Re-elected in 1952

Retired to run for Governor of California
84
85
21Clair Engle.jpg Clair EngleDemocraticJanuary 3, 1959 –
July 30, 1964
8620Elected in 1958

Died
87
88
VacantJuly 30, 1964 –
August 4, 1964
22PierreSalinger.jpg Pierre SalingerDemocraticAugust 4, 1964 –
December 31, 1964
Appointed to continue Engle's term

Lost election to full term, then resigned early to give successor preferential seniority
23GeorgeMurphy.jpg George MurphyRepublicanJanuary 1, 1965 –
January 2, 1971
88
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Salinger's term, having been elected to the next term
8921Elected in 1964

Lost re-election, then resigned early to give successor preferential seniority
90
91
24JohnTunney.jpg John V. TunneyDemocraticJanuary 2, 1971 –
January 2, 1977
91Appointed to finish Murphy's term, having been elected to the next term
9222Elected in 1970

Lost re-election, then resigned early to give successor preferential seniority
93
94
25SIHayakawa.jpg S. I. HayakawaRepublicanJanuary 2, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
94
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Tunney's term, having been elected to the next term
9523Elected in 1976

Retired
96
97
26PeteWilson.jpg Pete WilsonRepublicanJanuary 3, 1983 –
January 7, 1991
9824Elected in 1982
99
100
10125Re-elected in 1988

Resigned to become Governor of California
102
27John F Seymour.jpg John F. SeymourRepublicanJanuary 7, 1991 –
November 10, 1992
Appointed to continue Wilson's term

Lost election to finish Wilson's term
28Dianne Feinstein, official Senate photo.jpg Dianne FeinsteinDemocraticNovember 10, 1992 –
Present
102
(Continued)
Elected to finish Wilson's term
103
10426Elected to full term in 1994
105
106
10727Re-elected in 2000
108
109
11028Re-elected in 2006
111
112
11329Re-elected in 2012
114
115
#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history

Class 3

#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history
1WMGwin.jpg William M. GwinDemocraticSeptember 10, 1850 –
March 4, 1855
311Elected in 1850

Legislature failed to elect
32
33
VacantMarch 4, 1855 –
January 13, 1857
342
WMGwin.jpg William M. GwinJanuary 13, 1857 –
March 4, 1861
34
(Continued)
Legislature elected late
35
36
2Sen James A McDougall.jpg James A. McDougallDemocraticMarch 4, 1861 –
March 4, 1867
373Elected in 1860

Retired
38
39
3CorneliusCole.jpg Cornelius ColeRepublicanMarch 4, 1867 –
March 4, 1873
404Elected in 1866

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41
42
4Aaron Augustus Sargent - Brady-Handy.jpg Aaron A. SargentRepublicanMarch 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1879
435Elected in 1872

Retired
44
45
5James T. Farley.jpg James T. FarleyDemocraticMarch 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1885
466Elected in 1878

Retired
47
48
6LelandStanford.jpg Leland StanfordRepublicanMarch 4, 1885 –
June 21, 1893
497Elected in 1884
50
51
528Re-elected in 1890

Died
53
VacantJune 21, 1893 –
July 26, 1893
7George Clement Perkins.jpg George Clement PerkinsRepublicanJuly 26, 1893 –
March 4, 1915
53
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Stanford's term
Elected to finish Stanford's term
54
559Elected to full term in 1896
56
57
5810Re-elected in 1902
59
60
6111Re-elected in 1908

Retired
62
63
8James D. Phelan - Mayor of SF 1910.jpg James D. PhelanDemocraticMarch 4, 1915 –
March 4, 1921
6412Elected in 1914

Lost re-election
65
66
9Samuel Morgan Shortridge.jpg Samuel M. ShortridgeRepublicanMarch 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1933
6713Elected in 1920
68
69
7014Re-elected in 1926

Lost renomination
71
72
10William Gibbs McAdoo, formal photo portrait, 1914.jpg William Gibbs McAdooDemocraticMarch 4, 1933 –
November 8, 1938
7315Elected in 1932

Lost renomination, then resigned
74
75
11ThomasMStorke.jpg Thomas M. StorkeDemocraticNovember 9, 1938 –
January 3, 1939
75
(Continued)
Appointed to finish McAdoo's term

Retired
12SDowney.jpg Sheridan DowneyDemocraticJanuary 3, 1939 –
November 30, 1950
7616Elected in 1938
77
78
7917Re-elected in 1944

Resigned due to ill health.
80
81
13Nixon while in US Congress.jpg Richard NixonRepublicanDecember 1, 1950 –
January 1, 1953
81
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Downey's term,
having been elected to the next term
8218Elected in 1950

Resigned to become Vice President
VacantJanuary 1, 1953 –
January 3, 1953
14ThomasKuchel.jpg Thomas KuchelRepublicanJanuary 2, 1953 –
January 3, 1969
82
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Nixon's term
Elected to finish Nixon's term
83
84
8519Elected to full term in 1956
86
87
8820Re-elected in 1962

Lost renomination
89
90
15AlanCranston.jpg Alan CranstonDemocraticJanuary 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1993
9121Elected in 1968
92
93
9422Re-elected in 1974
95
96
9723Re-elected in 1980
98
99
10024Re-elected in 1986

Retired
101
102
16Barbara Boxer 2005.jpg Barbara BoxerDemocraticJanuary 3, 1993 –
Present
10325Elected in 1992
104
105
10626Re-elected in 1998
107
108
10927Re-elected in 2004
110
111
11228Re-elected in 2010
113
114
#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history

See also