List of United States Senators from Nebraska

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Nebraska was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1867, and elects its United States Senators to Class 1 and Class 2. Nebraska's current senators are Republicans Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer.


Class 1[edit]

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1TIPTON, Thomas Weston.jpg Thomas TiptonRepublicanMarch 1, 1867 –
March 4, 1875
391Elected in 1867
40
412Re-elected in 1869

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42
43
2Paddock.jpg Algernon PaddockRepublicanMarch 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
443Elected in 1875

Lost re-election
45
46
3VAN WYCK, Charles Henry.jpg Charles Van WyckRepublicanMarch 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1887
474Elected in 1881

Lost re-election
48
49
4Paddock.jpg Algernon S. PaddockRepublicanMarch 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1893
505Elected in 1887

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51
52
5ALLEN, William Vincent.jpg William V. AllenPopulistMarch 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1899
536Elected in 1893

Lost re-election
54
55
VacantMarch 4, 1899 –
March 8, 1899
567Legislature failed to elect
6HAYWARD, Monroe Leland,.jpg Monroe HaywardRepublicanMarch 8, 1899 –
December 5, 1899
Elected to fill vacancy

Died before qualifying
VacantDecember 5, 1899 –
December 13, 1899
7ALLEN, William Vincent.jpg William V. AllenPopulistDecember 13, 1899 –
March 28, 1901
56
(continued)
Appointed to continue Hayward's vacancy

Retired when successor qualified
57
8Charles Henry Dietrich.jpg Charles H. DietrichRepublicanMarch 28, 1901 –
March 4, 1905
57
(continued)
Elected to finish Hayward's term

Retired
58
9BURKETT, Elmer Jacob,.jpg Elmer BurkettRepublicanMarch 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1911
598Elected in 1904

Lost renomination
60
61
10GMHitchcock.jpg Gilbert HitchcockDemocraticMarch 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1923
629Elected in 1910
63
64
6510Re-elected in 1916

Lost re-election
66
67
11RBHowell.jpg Robert B. HowellRepublicanMarch 4, 1923 –
March 11, 1933
6811Elected in 1922
69
70
7112Re-elected in 1928

Died
72
73
VacantMarch 11, 1933 –
May 24, 1933
12William H. ThompsonDemocraticMay 24, 1933 –
November 6, 1934
Appointed to continue Howell's term

Retired when successor qualified
13Richard C. HunterDemocraticNovember 7, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
Elected to finish Howell's term

Retired
14BURKE, Edward Raymond,.jpg Edward R. BurkeDemocraticJanuary 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
7413Elected in 1934

Lost renomination
75
76
15BUTLER, Hugh Alfred,.jpg Hugh A. ButlerRepublicanJanuary 3, 1941 –
July 1, 1954
7714Elected in 1940
78
79
8015Re-elected in 1946
81
82
8316Re-elected in 1952


Died
VacantJuly 1, 1954 –
July 3, 1954
16REYNOLDS, Samuel Williams,.jpg Samuel W. ReynoldsRepublicanJuly 3, 1954 –
November 7, 1954
Appointed to continue Butler's term

Retired when successor qualified
17Hruskalee2.jpg Roman HruskaRepublicanNovember 8, 1954 –
December 27, 1976
83
(continued)
Elected to finish Butler's term
84
85
8617Elected to full term in 1958
87
88
8918Re-elected in 1964
90
91
9218Re-elected in 1970

Retired and resigned early
93
94
181985 p78 Edward Zorinsky.jpg Edward ZorinskyDemocraticDecember 28, 1976 –
March 6, 1987
Appointed to finish Hruska's term,
having been elected to the next term
9519Elected in 1976
96
97
9820Re-elected in 1982

Died
99
100
VacantMarch 6, 1987 –
March 11, 1987
19Davidkarnes.JPG David K. KarnesRepublicanMarch 11, 1987 –
November 8, 1988
Appointed to finish Zorinsky's term

Lost election to full term and resigned early
VacantNovember 8, 1988 –
January 3, 1989
20Senator Bob Kerrey.jpg Bob KerreyDemocraticJanuary 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2001
10121Elected in 1988
102
103
10422Re-elected in 1994

Retired
105
106
21Ben Nelson official photo.jpg Ben NelsonDemocraticJanuary 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2013
10724Elected in 2000
108
109
11025Re-elected in 2006

Retired
111
112
22Deb Fischer, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Deb FischerRepublicanJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
11326Elected in 2012
114
115
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Class 2[edit]

#SenatorPartyYearsCongressTermElectoral history
1John Milton Thayer - Brady-Handy.jpg John ThayerRepublicanMarch 1, 1867 –
March 4, 1871
391Elected in 1867

Lost re-election
40
41
2Phineas Hitchcock - Brady-Handy.jpg Phineas HitchcockRepublicanMarch 4, 1871 –
March 4, 1877
422Elected in 1871

Lost re-election
43
44
3Alvin Saunders - Brady-Handy.jpg Alvin SaundersRepublicanMarch 5, 1877 –
March 4, 1883
453Elected in 1877

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46
47
4Charles Frederick Manderson.jpg Charles F. MandersonRepublicanMarch 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1895
484Elected in 1883
49
50
515Re-elected in 1889

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52
53
5John Mellon Thurston.jpg John Mellen ThurstonRepublicanMarch 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1901
546Elected in 1895

Retired
55
56
VacantMarch 4, 1901 –
March 28, 1901

57

7Legislature failed to elect
6Joseph Hopkins Millard.jpg Joseph MillardRepublicanMarch 28, 1901 –
March 4, 1907
Elected in 1901 to finish vacant term

Retired
58
59
7Norris Brown.jpg Norris BrownRepublicanMarch 4, 1907 –
March 4, 1913
608Elected in 1906

Lost re-election
61
62
8GeorgeWNorris.jpg George W. NorrisRepublicanMarch 4, 1913 –
January 3, 1937
639Elected in 1912
64
65
6610Re-elected in 1918
67
68
6911Re-elected in 1924
70
71
7212Re-elected in 1930
73
74
IndependentJanuary 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
7513Re-elected in 1936

Lost re-election
76
77
9Kenneth wherry.jpg Kenneth S. WherryRepublicanJanuary 3, 1943 –
November 29, 1951
7814Elected in 1942
79
80
8115Re-elected in 1948

Died
82
VacantNovember 29, 1951 –
December 10, 1951
82
(continued)
10Seaton.gif Fred Andrew SeatonRepublicanDecember 10, 1951 –
November 4, 1952
Appointed to continue Wherry's term

Retired when successor elected
11DGriswold.jpg Dwight P. GriswoldRepublicanNovember 5, 1952 –
April 12, 1954
82
(continued)
Elected to finish Wherry's term

Died
83
VacantApril 12, 1954 –
April 16, 1954
12BOWRING, Eva Kelly,.jpg Eva BowringRepublicanApril 16, 1954 –
November 7, 1954
Appointed to continue Griswold's term

Retired when successor elected
13Hazel Abel.jpg Hazel AbelRepublicanNovember 8, 1954 –
December 31, 1954
Elected to finish Griswold's term

Resigned
14CURTIS, Carl Thomas,.jpg Carl CurtisRepublicanJanuary 1, 1955 –
January 3, 1979
Appointed to finish Griswold's term,
having already been elected to the next term
8416Elected in 1954
85
86
8717Re-elected in 1960
88
89
9018Re-elected in 1966
91
92
9319Re-elected in 1972

Retired
94
95
15Jim exon.jpg J. James ExonDemocraticJanuary 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1997
9620Elected in 1978
97
98
9921Re-elected in 1984
100
101
10222Re-elected in 1990

Retired
103
104
16Chuck Hagel official photo.jpg Chuck HagelRepublicanJanuary 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
10523Elected in 1996
106
107
10824Re-elected in 2002

Retired
109
110
17Johanns-100.jpg Mike JohannsRepublicanJanuary 3, 2009 –
Present
11125Elected in 2008
112
113
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