List of United States Senators from Maine

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Maine became a state on March 15, 1820. The state's senators belong to Class 1 and Class 2. Republican Susan Collins (elected 1996) and Independent Angus King (elected 2012) are Maine's current senators.

Class 1[edit]

#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history
1Senator John Holmes.jpg John HolmesDemocratic-RepublicanJune 13, 1820 –
March 4, 1827
161Elected in 1820
172Elected in 1821
Crawford
Republican
18
Anti-
Jacksonian
19
2Albion K. Parris.jpg Albion ParrisJacksonianMarch 4, 1827 –
August 26, 1828
203Resigned to become a judge on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court
VacantAugust 26, 1828 –
January 15, 1829
3Senator John Holmes.jpg John HolmesAnti-
Jacksonian
January 15, 1829 –
March 4, 1833
20Elected to finish Parris's term
21
22
4Ether Shepley.png Ether ShepleyJacksonianMarch 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1836
234Resigned to become Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court
24
5Senator Judah Dana.jpg Judah DanaJacksonianMarch 4, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
Appointed to continue Shepley's term

Successor qualified
6Senator Reuel Williams.jpg Reuel WilliamsDemocraticMarch 4, 1837 –
February 15, 1843
25Elected to finish Shepley's term
265Re-elected in 1839

Resigned
27
VacantFebruary 15, 1843 –
December 4, 1843
28
7JohnFairfield (cropped).jpg John FairfieldDemocraticDecember 4, 1843 –
December 24, 1847
28
(Continued)
Elected to finish Williams's term
296Re-elected in 1845

Died
30
VacantDecember 24, 1847 –
January 5, 1848
8Senator Wyman Moor.jpg Wyman B. S. MoorDemocraticJanuary 5, 1848 –
June 7, 1848
30
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Fairfield's term

Successor elected
9Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg Hannibal HamlinDemocraticJune 8, 1848 –
January 7, 1857
31Elected to finish Fairfield's term
327Re-elected in 1851

Resigned to become Governor of Maine
33
34
VacantJanuary 7, 1857 –
January 16, 1857
10Amos Nourse.jpg Amos NourseRepublicanJanuary 16, 1857 –
March 4, 1857
34
(Continued)
Elected to finish Hamlin's term
11Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg Hannibal HamlinRepublicanMarch 4, 1857 –
January 17, 1861
358Elected in 1857

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President
36
12Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg Lot M. MorrillRepublicanJanuary 17, 1861 –
March 4, 1869
36
(Continued)
Elected to finish Hamlin's term
37
389Re-elected in 1863

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39
40
13Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg Hannibal HamlinRepublicanMarch 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1881
4110Elected in 1869
42
43
4411Re-elected in 1875

Retired
45
46
14Eugene Hale - Brady-Handy.jpg Eugene HaleRepublicanMarch 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1911
4712Elected in 1881
48
49
5013Re-elected in 1887
51
52
5314Re-elected in 1893
54
55
5615Re-elected in 1899

Retired
57
58
5916Re-elected in 1905

Retired
60
61
15Charles Fletcher Johnson (Congress Bio).jpg Charles Fletcher JohnsonDemocraticMarch 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1917
6217Elected in 1910

Lost re-election
63
64
16Frederickhale.jpg Frederick HaleRepublicanMarch 4, 1917 –
January 3, 1941
6518Elected in 1916
66
67
6819Re-elected in 1922
69
70
7120Re-elected in 1928
72
73
7421Re-elected in 1934

Retired
75
76
17Owenbrewster.jpg Ralph BrewsterRepublicanJanuary 3, 1941 –
December 31, 1952
7722Elected in 1940
78
79
8023Re-elected in 1946

Resigned, having already lost the renomination
81
82
VacantDecember 31, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
18Frederick George Payne.jpg Frederick G. PayneRepublicanJanuary 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1959
8324Elected in 1952

Lost re-election
84
85
19Edmund Muskie.jpg Edmund MuskieDemocraticJanuary 3, 1959 –
May 7, 1980
8625Elected in 1958
87
88
8926Re-elected in 1964
90
91
9227Re-elected in 1970
93
94
9528Re-elected in 1976

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State
96
VacantMay 7, 1980 –
May 19, 1980
20George John Mitchell.jpg George J. MitchellDemocraticMay 19, 1980 –
January 3, 1995
96
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Muskie's term

Elected to finish Muskie's term
97
9829Re-elected in 1982
99
100
10130Re-elected in 1988

Retired
102
103
21Olympia Snowe, official photo 2.JPG Olympia SnoweRepublicanJanuary 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2013
10431Elected in 1994
105
106
10732Re-elected in 2000
108
109
11033Re-elected in 2006

Retired
111
112
22Angus King, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Angus KingIndependentJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
11334Elected in 2012
114
115
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Class 2[edit]

#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history
1Senator John Chandler.jpg John ChandlerDemocratic-RepublicanJune 14, 1820 –
March 4, 1829
161Elected in 1820
17
Crawford
Republican
182Re-elected in 1823

Retired
Jacksonian19
20
2Peleg SpragueAnti-
Jacksonian
March 4, 1829 –
January 1, 1835
213Elected in 1829

Resigned
22
23
VacantJanuary 1, 1835 –
January 20, 1835
3John Ruggles.jpg John RugglesDemocraticJanuary 20, 1835 –
March 4, 1841
23
(Continued)
Elected to finish Sprague's term
244Re-elected in 1835

Lost re-election
25
26
4Senator George Evans of Maine.jpg George EvansWhigMarch 4, 1841 –
March 4, 1847
275Elected in 1840

Lost re-election
28
29
5James Bradbury.jpg James W. BradburyDemocraticMarch 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1853
306Elected in 1846

Retired
31
32
VacantMarch 4, 1853 –
February 10, 1854
337Legislature failed to elect
6Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden of Maine.png William P. FessendenWhigFebruary 10, 1854 –
July 1, 1864
Elected to finish term
34
35
Republican368Re-elected in 1860

Resigned
37
38
VacantJuly 1, 1864 –
October 27, 1864
7NAFarwell.jpg Nathan A. FarwellRepublicanOctober 27, 1864 –
March 4, 1865
38
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Fessenden's term

Retired
8Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden of Maine.png William P. FessendenRepublicanMarch 4, 1865 –
September 8, 1869
399Elected in 1865

Died
40
41
VacantSeptember 8, 1869 –
October 30, 1869
9Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg Lot M. MorrillRepublicanOctober 30, 1869 –
July 7, 1876
41
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Fessenden's term
4210Elected to full term in 1871

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
43
44
VacantJuly 7, 1876 –
July 10, 1876
10James G. Blaine - Brady-Handy.jpg James G. BlaineRepublicanJuly 10, 1876 –
March 5, 1881
44
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Morrill's term
4511Elected to full term in 1877

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State
46
47
VacantMarch 5, 1881 –
March 18, 1881
11William P. Frye - Brady-Handy.jpg William P. FryeRepublicanMarch 18, 1881 –
August 8, 1911
47
(Continued)
Elected to finish Blaine's term
4812Re-elected in 1883
49
50
5113Re-elected in 1889
52
53
5414Re-elected in 1895
55
56
5715Re-elected in 1901
58
59
6016Re-elected in 1907

Died
61
62
VacantAugust 8, 1911 –
September 23, 1911
12Obadiah Gardner.jpg Obadiah GardnerDemocraticSeptember 23, 1911 –
March 4, 1913
62
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Frye's term

Elected to finish Frye's term

Lost election to full term
13Edwin Chick Burleigh.jpg Edwin C. BurleighRepublicanMarch 4, 1913 –
June 16, 1916
6317Elected in 1913

Died
64
VacantJune 16, 1916 –
September 12, 1916
14Bert Manfred Fernald.jpg Bert M. FernaldRepublicanSeptember 12, 1916 –
August 23, 1926
64
(Continued)
Elected to finish Burleigh's term
65
6618Re-elected in 1918
67
68
6919Re-elected in 1924

Died
VacantAugust 23, 1926 –
November 30, 1926
15Arthur Robinson Gould.jpg Arthur R. GouldRepublicanNovember 30, 1926 –
March 4, 1931
69
(Continued)
Elected to finish Fernald's term

Retired
70
71
16WallaceWhiteJr.jpg Wallace H. White, Jr.RepublicanMarch 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1949
7220Elected in 1930
73
74
7521Re-elected in 1936
76
77
7822Re-elected in 1942

Retired
79
80
17MargaretChaseSmith.jpg Margaret Chase SmithRepublicanJanuary 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1973
8123Elected in 1948
82
83
8424Re-elected in 1954
85
86
8725Re-elected in 1960
88
89
9026Re-elected in 1966

Lost re-election
91
92
18William Dodd Hathaway.jpg William HathawayDemocraticJanuary 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
9327Elected in 1972

Lost re-election
94
95
19Senator William Cohen (R-ME).jpg William CohenRepublicanJanuary 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1997
9628Elected in 1978
97
98
9929Re-elected in 1984
100
101
10230Re-elected in 1990

Retired
103
104
20Susan Collins official photo.jpg Susan CollinsRepublicanJanuary 3, 1997 –
Present
10531Elected in 1996
106
107
10832Re-elected in 2002
109
110
11133Re-elected in 2008
112
113
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