List of United States Senators from Montana

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Montana was admitted to the Union on November 8, 1889, and elects senators to Classes 1 and 2. Its current senators are Democrats Max Baucus and Jon Tester.


Class 1[edit]

#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history
1Sanders2.jpg Wilbur F. SandersRepublicanJanuary 1, 1890 –
March 3, 1893
511Elected in 1889

Lost re-election
52
VacantMarch 3, 1893 –
January 16, 1895
532Legislature failed to elect
2Lee Mantle U.S. Senator from Montana (1895) by James Presley Ball (Detail).jpg Lee MantleRepublicanJanuary 16, 1895 –
March 4, 1899
Appointed to fill vacant term
Elected to finish vacant term

Lost renomination
54
55
3Waclark.jpg William A. ClarkDemocraticMarch 4, 1899 –
May 15, 1900
563Elected in 1899

Resigned to avoid claim of election fraud
VacantMay 15, 1900 –
March 7, 1901
56Clark was appointed to continue his vacant term,
but did not qualify

57

4Paris Gibson.jpg Paris GibsonDemocraticMarch 7, 1901 –
March 4, 1905
Elected to finish Clark's term[1][2]

Retired
58
5Thomas H. CarterRepublicanMarch 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1911
594Elected in 1904

Retired
60
61
6HenrymyersMT.jpg Henry L. MyersDemocraticMarch 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1923
625Elected in 1910
63
64
656Re-elected in 1916

Retired
66
67
7Senator Burton Kendall Wheeler.jpg Burton K. WheelerDemocraticMarch 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1947
687Elected in 1922
69
70
718Re-elected in 1928
72
73
749Re-elected in 1934
75
76
7710Re-elected in 1940

Lost renomination
78
79
8Zales Nelson Ecton.jpg Zales EctonRepublicanJanuary 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
8011Elected in 1946

Lost re-election
81
82
9Michael Joseph Mansfield.jpg Mike MansfieldDemocraticJanuary 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1977
8312Elected in 1952[3]
84
85
8613Re-elected in 1958
87
88
8914Re-elected in 1964
90
91
9215Re-elected in 1970

Retired
93
94
10John Melcher.jpg John MelcherDemocraticJanuary 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1989
9516Elected in 1976
96
97
9817Re-elected in 1982

Lost re-election
99
100
11Conrad Burns official portrait.jpg Conrad BurnsRepublicanJanuary 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2007
10118Elected in 1988
102
103
10419Re-elected in 1994
105
106
10720Re-elected in 2000

Lost re-election
108
109
12Jon Tester, official 110th Congress photo.jpg Jon TesterDemocraticJanuary 3, 2007 –
Present
11021Elected in 2006
111
112
11322Re-elected in 2012
114
115
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Class 2[edit]

#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history
1ThomasCPower.jpg Thomas C. PowerRepublicanJanuary 2, 1890 –
March 4, 1895
511Elected in 1889

Retired
52
53
2Thomas Henry Carter cph.3b27384.jpg Thomas H. CarterRepublicanMarch 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1901
542Elected in 1895

Retired
55
56
3Waclark.jpg William A. ClarkDemocraticMarch 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1907
573Elected in 1901

Retired
58
59
4JosephMDixon.jpg Joseph M. DixonRepublicanMarch 4, 1907 –
March 4, 1913
604Elected in 1907

Lost re-election
61
62
5Thomas James Walsh2.jpg Thomas J. WalshDemocraticMarch 4, 1913 –
March 2, 1933
635Elected in 1913
64
65
666Re-elected in 1918
67
68
697Re-elected in 1924
70
71
728Re-elected in 1930

Died[4]
VacantMarch 2, 1933 –
March 13, 1933
73
6John Erickson.jpg John E. EricksonDemocraticMarch 13, 1933 –
November 6, 1934
Self-appointed to continue Walsh's term

Lost nomination to finish Walsh's term
7James Edward Murray.jpg James E. MurrayDemocraticNovember 7, 1934 –
January 3, 1961
Elected to finish Walsh's term[5]
74
759Elected to full term in 1936
76
77
7810Re-elected in 1942
79
80
8111Re-elected in 1948
82
83
8412Re-elected in 1954

Retired
85
86
8Lee Warren METCALF.jpg Lee MetcalfDemocraticJanuary 3, 1961 –
January 12, 1978
8713Elected in 1960[6]
88
89
9014Re-elected in 1966
91
92
9315Re-elected in 1972

Died
94
95
VacantJanuary 12, 1978 –
January 22, 1978
9H000344.jpg Paul G. HatfieldDemocraticJanuary 22, 1978 –
December 12, 1978
Appointed to finish Metcalf's term

Lost nomination to full term,
then resigned early
to give successor preferential seniority
VacantDecember 12, 1978 –
December 15, 1978
10Max S Baucus.jpg Max BaucusDemocraticDecember 15, 1978 –
Present
Appointed early to finish Hatfield's term,
having already been elected to the next term[7]
9616Elected in 1978
97
98
9917Re-elected in 1984
100
101
10218Re-elected in 1990
103
104
10519Re-elected in 1996
106
107
10820Re-elected in 2002
109
110
11121Re-elected in 2008
112
113
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Paris Gibson". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gibson, Paris, (1830 - 1920)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Mike Mansfield". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Sen. Thomas J. Walsh". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Sen. James E. Murray". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Sen. Lee Metcalf". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Sen. Max Baucus". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 

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