List of United States Senators from Georgia

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This is a chronological listing of the United States Senators from Georgia.

Georgia has had Senators since the 1st Congress. Its Senate seats were declared vacant in March 1861 owing to its secession from the Union. They were again filled from February 1871.

United States Senators are popularly elected, for a six-year term, beginning January 3. Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. Before 1914, they were chosen by the Georgia General Assembly, and before 1935, their terms began March 4.

Class 2

Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for the first two U.S. Congresses in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014.

#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history
1William few.jpg William FewAnti-
Administration
March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
11Elected in 1789

Lost re-election
2
2JamesJackson.jpg James JacksonAnti-
Administration
March 4, 1793 –
November 16, 1795
32Elected in 1793

Resigned to run for the Georgia legislature
4
3George Walton.jpg George WaltonFederalistNovember 16, 1795 –
February 20, 1796
Appointed to continue Jackson's term

Retired when successor elected
4Josiah TattnallDemocratic-
Republican
February 20, 1796 –
March 3, 1799
4
(Continued)
Elected to finish Jackson's term
5
5Abraham Baldwin.jpg Abraham BaldwinDemocratic-
Republican
March 4, 1799 –
March 4, 1807
63Elected in 1799
7
8
94Re-elected in 1805

Died
VacantMarch 4, 1807 –
August 27, 1807
10
6George Jones Senator.jpg George JonesDemocratic-
Republican
August 27, 1807 –
November 7, 1807
Appointed to continue Baldwin's term

Retired when successor elected
7WilliamHarrisCrawford5.jpg William H. CrawfordDemocratic-
Republican
November 7, 1807 –
March 23, 1813
10
(Continued)
Elected to finish Baldwin's term
11
125Re-elected in 1811

Resigned to become U.S. Minister to France
13
VacantMarch 23, 1813 –
April 8, 1813
8William Bellinger BullochDemocratic-
Republican
April 8, 1813 –
November 6, 1813
Appointed to continue Crawford's term

Retired when successor elected
9William Wyatt Bibb.jpg William Wyatt BibbDemocratic-
Republican
November 6, 1813 –
November 9, 1816
13
(Continued)
Elected to finish Crawford's term
14
VacantNovember 9, 1816 –
November 13, 1816
10George Michael Troup.jpg George M. TroupDemocratic-
Republican
November 13, 1816 –
September 23, 1818
14Elected to finish Bibb's term having been elected to the next term
156Elected to full term in 1816

Resigned
11JohnForsythSoS11.jpg John ForsythDemocratic-
Republican
September 23, 1818 –
February 17, 1819
Elected to finish Troup's term

Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Spain
VacantFebruary 17, 1819 –
November 6, 1819
15
(Continued)
16
12Freeman Walker.jpg Freeman WalkerDemocratic-
Republican
November 6, 1819 –
August 6, 1821
16
(Continued)
Elected to finish Forsyth's term

Resigned
17
VacantAugust 6, 1821 –
November 10, 1821
13Nicholas Ware.jpg Nicholas WareDemocratic-
Republican
November 10, 1821 –
September 7, 1824
Elected to finish Walker's term
Crawford
Democratic-
Republican
187Re-elected in 1823

Died
VacantSeptember 7, 1824 –
December 6, 1824
14Thomas W. CobbJacksonian
Democratic-
Republican
December 6, 1824 –
November 7, 1828
18
(Continued)
19
20
15Oliver Hillhouse Prince.jpg Oliver H. PrinceJacksonianNovember 7, 1828 –
March 3, 1829
20
(Continued)
Elected to finish Cobb's term
16George Michael Troup.jpg George TroupJacksonianMarch 4, 1829 –
November 8, 1833
218Elected in 1828

Resigned
22
23
VacantNovember 8, 1833 –
November 21, 1833
17John Pendleton King.jpg John Pendleton KingJacksonianNovember 21, 1833 –
November 1, 1837
23
(Continued)
Elected to finish Troup's term
249Re-elected in 1834

Resigned
25
VacantNovember 1, 1837 –
November 22, 1837
18Wilsonlumpkinm-4120.jpg Wilson LumpkinDemocraticNovember 22, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
25
(Continued)
Elected to finish King's term
26
19John Macpherson Berrien.jpg John Macpherson BerrienWhigMarch 4, 1841 –
May 1845
2710
28
VacantMay 1845 –
November 13, 1845
29
John Macpherson Berrien.jpg John Macpherson BerrienNovember 13, 1845 –
May 28, 1852
Elected to finish his term
3011Re-elected in 1846

Resigned
31
32
VacantMay 28, 1852 –
May 31, 1852
20Robert Milledge Charlton.jpg Robert M. CharltonDemocraticMay 31, 1852 –
March 3, 1853
32
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Berrien's term
21Robert Toombs - Brady-Handy.jpg Robert ToombsDemocraticMarch 4, 1853 –
February 4, 1861
3312Elected in 1852
34
35
3613Re-elected in 1858

Withdrew
VacantFebruary 4, 1861 –
February 24, 1871
Civil War and Reconstruction
37
38
3914
40
41
22Homer Virgil Milton Miller.jpg Homer V.M. MillerDemocraticFebruary 24, 1871 –
March 3, 1871
Elected to finish term
VacantMarch 4, 1871 –
November 14, 1871
4215Foster Blodgett presented credentials as Senator-elect,
but the Senate declared him not elected
23Thomas M. Norwood - Brady-Handy.jpg Thomas M. NorwoodDemocraticNovember 14, 1871 –
March 3, 1877
42
(Continued)
Elected after Blodgett's credentials were rejected
43
44
24Benjamin Harvey Hill - Brady-Handy.jpg Benjamin Harvey HillDemocraticMarch 4, 1877 –
August 18, 1882
4516Elected in 1877

Died
46
47
VacantAugust 18, 1882 –
November 15, 1882
25Middleton P. Barrow - Brady-Handy.jpg Middleton P. BarrowDemocraticNovember 15, 1882 –
March 3, 1883
47
(Continued)
Elected to finish Hill's term

Retired
26Alfred Holt Colquitt.jpg Alfred H. ColquittDemocraticMarch 4, 1883 –
March 26, 1894
4817Elected in 1883
49
50
5118Re-elected in 1889

Died
52
53
VacantMarch 26, 1894 –
April 2, 1894
27Patrick Walsh.jpg Patrick WalshDemocraticApril 2, 1894 –
March 3, 1895
53
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Colquitt's term

Elected to finish Colquitt's term

Lost renomination
28AugustusOctaviusBacon.jpg Augustus Octavius BaconDemocraticMarch 4, 1895 –
February 14, 1914
5419Elected in 1894
55
56
5720Re-elected in 1900
58
59
6021Re-elected in 1906
61
62
6322Re-elected in 1912

Died
VacantFebruary 14, 1914 –
March 2, 1914
29WilliamWest.jpg William S. WestDemocraticMarch 2, 1914 –
November 3, 1914
Appointed to continue Bacon's seat

Successor elected
30Senator Thomas Hardwick.jpg Thomas W. HardwickDemocraticNovember 4, 1914 –
March 3, 1919
63
(Continued)
Elected to finish Bacon's term

Lost renomoination
64
65
31William Julius Harris.jpg William J. HarrisDemocraticMarch 4, 1919 –
April 18, 1932
6623Elected in 1918
67
68
6924Re-elected in 1924
70
71
7225Re-elected in 1930

Died
VacantApril 18, 1932 –
April 25, 1932
32John S Cohen.jpg John S. CohenDemocraticApril 25, 1932 –
January 11, 1933
Appointed to continue Harris's term

Successor elected
33Richard Brevard Russell.jpg Richard Russell, Jr.DemocraticJanuary 12, 1933 –
January 21, 1971
72
(Continued)
Elected to finish Harris's term
73
74
7526Re-elected in 1936
76
77
7827Re-elected in 1942
79
80
8128Re-elected in 1948
82
83
8429Re-elected in 1954
85
86
8730Re-elected in 1960
88
89
9031Re-elected in 1966

Died
91
92
VacantJanuary 21, 1971 –
February 1, 1971
34David Henry GAMBRELL.jpg David H. GambrellDemocraticFebruary 1, 1971 –
November 7, 1972
Appointed to continue Russell's term
35Sam Nunn.jpg Sam NunnDemocraticNovember 8, 1972 –
January 3, 1997
92
(Continued)
Elected to finish Russell's term
9332Re-elected in 1972
94
95
9633Re-elected in 1978
97
98
9934Re-elected in 1984
100
101
10235Re-elected in 1990

Retired
103
104
36Cleland.jpg Max ClelandDemocraticJanuary 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
10536Elected in 1996

Lost re-election
106
107
37Saxby Chambliss.jpg Saxby ChamblissRepublicanJanuary 3, 2003 –
Present
10837Elected in 2002
109
110
11138Re-elected in 2008
112
113
#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history

Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for the first three U.S. Congresses in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016.

#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history
1James GunnAnti-
Administration
March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1801
11Elected in 1789
2
3
Federalist42Re-elected in 1795
5
6
2JamesJackson.jpg James JacksonDemocratic-
Republican
March 4, 1801 –
March 19, 1806
73Elected in 1801

Died
8
9
VacantMarch 19, 1806 –
June 19, 1806
3Milledge.jpg John MilledgeDemocratic-
Republican
June 19, 1806 –
November 14, 1809
9
(Continued)
Elected to finish Jackson's term
104Re-elected in 1807

Resigned
11
VacantNovember 14, 1809 –
November 27, 1809
4CharlesTait.jpg Charles TaitDemocratic-
Republican
November 27, 1809 –
March 3, 1819
11
(Continued)
Elected to finish Milledge's term
12
135Re-elected in 1813
14
15
5JohnElliott.jpg John ElliottDemocratic-
Republican
March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1825
166Elected in 1819
17
Crawford
Democratic-
Republican
18
6John Macpherson Berrien.jpg John M. BerrienJacksonianMarch 4, 1825 –
March 9, 1829
197Elected in 1825

Resigned to become U.S. Attorney General
20
21
VacantMarch 9, 1829 –
November 9, 1829
7JohnForsythSoS11.jpg John ForsythJacksonianNovember 9, 1829 –
June 27, 1834
21
(Continued)
Elected to finish Berrien's term
228Re-elected in 1831

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State
23
VacantJune 27, 1834 –
January 12, 1835
8Alfred CuthbertDemocraticJanuary 12, 1835 –
March 3, 1843
23
(Continued)
Elected to finish Forsyth's term
24
259Re-elected in 1837

Retired
26
27
9Walter Terry Colquitt.jpg Walter T. ColquittDemocraticMarch 4, 1843 –
February 4, 1848
2810Elected in 1843

Resigned
29
30
10Herschel Vespasian Johnson.jpg Herschel Vespasian JohnsonDemocraticFebruary 4, 1848 –
March 3, 1849
Appointed to finish Colquitt's term

Retired
11William Crosby Dawson.jpg William Crosby DawsonWhigMarch 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1855
3111Elected in 1849
32
33
12Alfred Iverson, Sr. - Brady-Handy.jpg Alfred Iverson, Sr.DemocraticMarch 4, 1855 –
January 28, 1861
3412Elected in 1855

Withdrew
35
36
VacantJanuary 28, 1861 –
February 1, 1871
Civil War and Reconstruction
3713
38
39
4014
41
13JoshuaHill.jpg Joshua HillRepublicanFebruary 1, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
41
(Continued)
Elected in 1867 to finish the term, but not seated until Georgia's readmission

Retired
42
14Jbgordon.jpg John Brown GordonDemocraticMarch 4, 1873 –
May 26, 1880
4315Elected in 1873
44
45
4616Re-elected in 1879

Resigned to promote a venture for the Georgia-Pacific Railroad
15Joseph Emerson Brown.jpg Joseph E. BrownDemocraticMay 26, 1880 –
March 3, 1891
Elected to finish Gordon's term
47
48
4917Re-elected in 1885

Retired due to illness
50
51
16Jbgordon.jpg John Brown GordonDemocraticMarch 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1897
5218Elected in 1891

Retired
53
54
17Alexander Stephens Clay.jpg Alexander S. ClayDemocraticMarch 4, 1897 –
November 13, 1910
5519Elected in 1896
56
57
5820Re-elected in 1902
59
60
6121Re-elected in 1908

Died
VacantNovember 13, 1910 –
November 17, 1910
18JosephMTerrell.jpg Joseph M. TerrellDemocraticNovember 17, 1910 –
July 14, 1911
61
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Clay's term

Resigned due to illness
62
VacantJuly 14, 1911 –
November 16, 1911
19MHokeS.jpg M. Hoke SmithDemocraticNovember 16, 1911 –
March 3, 1921
62
(Continued)
Elected to finish Terrell's term
63
6422Re-elected in 1914

Lost renomination
65
66
20Tom E Watson.jpg Thomas E. WatsonDemocraticMarch 4, 1921 –
September 26, 1922
6723Elected in 1920

Died
VacantSeptember 26, 1922 –
November 21, 1922
21Reb Felton-Geo Senate.jpg Rebecca Latimer FeltonDemocraticNovember 21, 1922 –
November 22, 1922
Appointed to continue Watson's term

Retired
22Walter George.PNG Walter F. GeorgeDemocraticNovember 22, 1922 –
January 2, 1957
67
(Continued)
Elected to finish Watson's term
68
69
7024Re-elected in 1926
71
72
7325Re-elected in 1932
74
75
7626Re-elected in 1938
77
78
7927Re-elected in 1944
80
81
8228Re-elected in 1950

Retired
83
84
23HermanTalmadge.jpg Herman E. TalmadgeDemocraticJanuary 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1981
8529Elected in 1956
86
87
8830Re-elected in 1962
89
90
9131Re-elected in 1968
92
93
9432Re-elected in 1974

Lost re-election
95
96
24MackMattingly.jpg Mack MattinglyRepublicanJanuary 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1987
9733Elected in 1980

Lost re-election
98
99
25Wyche Fowler.PNG Wyche FowlerDemocraticJanuary 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
10034Elected in 1986

Lost re-election
101
102
26Paul Coverdell.PNG Paul CoverdellRepublicanJanuary 3, 1993 –
July 18, 2000
10335Elected in 1992
104
105
10636Re-elected in 1998

Died
VacantJuly 18, 2000 –
July 27, 2000
27Zell B Miller.jpg Zell MillerDemocraticJuly 27, 2000 –
January 3, 2005
106
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Coverdell's term

Elected to finish Coverdell's term

Retired
107
108
28Johnny Isakson.jpg Johnny IsaksonRepublicanJanuary 3, 2005 –
Present
10937Elected in 2004
110
111
11238Re-elected in 2010
113
114
#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history

See also