List of United States Senators from Ohio

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The state of Ohio elects one Class 1 and one Class 3 senator. Its current senators are Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman.

Class 1[edit]

#SenatorYearsPartyCongressTermElectoral history
1No image.svg John SmithApril 1, 1803 –
April 25, 1808
Democratic-
Republican
81Elected in 1803

Resigned
9
10
VacantApril 25, 1808 –
December 12, 1808
 
2Return J. Meigs, Jr.jpg Return J. Meigs, Jr.December 12, 1808 –
December 8, 1810
Democratic-
Republican
10
(Continued)
Elected to finish Smith's term
112Re-elected in 1809

Resigned to become Governor of Ohio
VacantDecember 8, 1810 –
December 15, 1810
 
3Thomas Worthington.gif Thomas WorthingtonDecember 15, 1810 –
December 1, 1814
Democratic-
Republican
11
(Continued)
Elected to finish Meigs's term

Resigned to become Governor of Ohio
12
13
VacantDecember 1, 1814 –
December 10, 1814
 
4No image.svgJoseph KerrDecember 10, 1814 –
March 4, 1815
Democratic-
Republican
13
(Continued)
Elected to finish Worthington's term

Retired
5BRuggles.jpg Benjamin RugglesMarch 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1833
Democratic-
Republican
143Elected in 1815
15
16
174Re-elected in 1821
Crawford
Republican
18
Anti-
Jacksonian
19
Adams205Re-elected in 1827

Retired
Anti-
Jacksonian
21
22
6TMorris.jpg Thomas MorrisMarch 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1839
Democratic236Elected in 1833

Retired
24
25


7Benjamin Tappan.jpg Benjamin TappanMarch 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1845
Democratic267Elected in 1838

Retired
27
28
8TCorwin.jpg Thomas CorwinMarch 4, 1845 –
July 20, 1850
Whig298Elected in 1844

Resigned
30
31
9ThomasEwingSr.jpg Thomas EwingJuly 20, 1850 –
March 4, 1851
Whig31
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Corwin's term

Lost re-election
VacantMarch 4, 1851 –
March 15, 1851
 329
10Benjamin F Wade - Brady-Handy (cropped).jpg Benjamin WadeMarch 15, 1851 –
March 4, 1869
Whig32
(Continued)
elected March 15, 1851 on 37th ballot[1]
33
Republican34
3510Re-elected in 1856
36
37
3811Re-elected in 1863

Lost renomination
39
40
11Allen G. Thurman - Brady-Handy.jpg Allen G. ThurmanMarch 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1881
Democratic4112Elected in 1869
42
43
4413Re-elected in 1875

Lost re-election
45
46
12John-Sherman-2.jpg John ShermanMarch 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1897
Republican4714Elected in 1881
48
49
5015Re-elected in 1886
51
52
5316Re-elected in 1892

Resigned
54
55
13MAHanna.jpg Marcus A. HannaMarch 5, 1897 –
February 15, 1904
Republican55
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Sherman's term
Elected to finish Sherman's term
5617Re-elected in 1898

Died
57
58
VacantFebruary 15, 1904 –
March 23, 1904
 
14Senator Charles Dick of Ohio, 1858-1945 (cropped).jpg Charles W. F. DickMarch 23, 1904 –
March 4, 1911
Republican58
(Continued)
Elected to finish Hanna's term
5918Re-elected in 1905

Lost re-election
60
61
15AtleePomereneBainPhotoportrait.jpg Atlee PomereneMarch 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1923
Democratic6219Elected in 1910
63
64
6520Re-elected in 1916

Lost re-election
66
67
16Simeon D. Fess 1918 crop of head.jpg Simeon D. FessMarch 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
Republican6821Elected in 1922
69
70
7122Re-elected in 1928

Lost re-election
72
73
17Alvin Victor Donahey.jpg A. Victor DonaheyJanuary 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
Democratic7423Elected in 1934

Retired
75
76
18Harold Burton.jpg Harold H. BurtonJanuary 3, 1941 –
September 30, 1945
Republican7724Elected in 1940

Resigned when appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
78
79
VacantSeptember 30, 1945 –
October 8, 1945
 
19James Huffman.jpg James W. HuffmanOctober 8, 1945 –
November 5, 1946
DemocraticAppointed to continue Burton's term

Retired when successor elected
20KingsleyarterTaft.jpg Kingsley A. TaftNovember 5, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
Republican79
(Continued)
Elected to finish Burton's term

Retired
21John William Bricker (Gov., Sen. OH).jpg John W. BrickerJanuary 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Republican8025Elected in 1946
81
82
8326Re-elected in 1952

Lost re-election
84
85
22StephenMYoung.jpg Stephen M. YoungJanuary 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1971
Democratic8627Elected in 1958
87
88
8928Re-elected in 1964

Retired
90
91
23RobertTaftJr.jpg Robert Taft, Jr.January 3, 1971 –
December 28, 1976
Republican9229Elected in 1970

Lost re-election and resigned early
93
94
24Howard Metzenbaum.jpg Howard MetzenbaumDecember 29, 1976 –
January 3, 1995
Democratic94
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Taft's term,
having already been elected to the next term
9530Elected in 1976
96
97
9831Re-elected in 1982
99
100
10132Re-elected in 1988

Retired
102
103
25Mike DeWine official photo.jpg Mike DeWineJanuary 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2007
Republican10433Elected in 1994
105
106
10734Re-elected in 2000

Lost re-election
108
109
26Sherrod Brown, official Senate photo portrait, 2007.jpg Sherrod BrownJanuary 3, 2007 –
Present
Democratic11035Elected in 2006
111
112
11336Re-elected in 2012
114
115

Class 3[edit]

#SenatorYearsPartyCongressTermElectoral history
1Thomas Worthington.gif Thomas WorthingtonApril 1, 1803 –
March 4, 1807
Democratic-
Republican
81Elected in 1803

Retired
9
2ETiffin.jpg Edward TiffinMarch 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
Democratic-
Republican
102Elected in 1807

Resigned
VacantMarch 3, 1809 –
May 18, 1809
 11
3No image.svgStanley GriswoldMay 18, 1809 –
December 11, 1809
Democratic-
Republican
Appointed to finish Tiffin's term

Retired when successor elected
4ACampbell.jpg Alexander CampbellDecember 11, 1809 –
March 4, 1813
Democratic-
Republican
11
(Continued)
Elected to finish Tiffin's term

Retired
12
5Jeremiah Morrow.jpg Jeremiah MorrowMarch 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1819
Democratic-
Republican
133Elected in 1813

Retired
14
15
6Sen William Trimble.jpg William A. TrimbleMarch 4, 1819 –
December 13, 1821
Democratic-
Republican
164Elected in 1819

Died
17
VacantDecember 13, 1821 –
January 3, 1822
 
7Ethan Allen Brown at statehouse.jpg Ethan Allen BrownJanuary 3, 1822 –
March 4, 1825
Democratic-
Republican
17
(Continued)
Elected to finish Trimble's term

Lost re-election
Adams-Clay
Republican
18
8William Henry Harrison by James Reid Lambdin, 1835-crop.jpg William Henry HarrisonMarch 4, 1825 –
May 20, 1828
Anti-
Jacksonian
195Elected in 1824

Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Colombia
Adams20


VacantMay 20, 1828 –
December 10, 1828
 
9JacobBurnet cropped.jpg Jacob BurnetDecember 10, 1828 –
March 4, 1831
Adams20
(Continued)
Elected to finish Harrison's term

Retired
Anti-
Jacksonian
21
10ThomasEwingSr.jpg Thomas EwingMarch 4, 1831 –
March 4, 1837
Anti-
Jacksonian
226Elected in 1830

Lost re-election
23
24
11William Allen, Senator from Ohio.tif William AllenMarch 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1849
Democratic257Elected in 1836
26
27
288Re-elected in 1842

Lost re-election
29
30
12Mathew Brady, Portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, officer of the United States government (1860–1865, full version).jpg Salmon P. ChaseMarch 4, 1849 –
March 4, 1855
Free Soil319Elected in 1848

Retired
32
33
13George Pugh.jpg George E. PughMarch 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1861
Democratic3410Elected in 1854

Lost re-election
35
36
14Mathew Brady, Portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, officer of the United States government (1860–1865, full version).jpg Salmon P. ChaseMarch 4, 1861 –
March 6, 1861
Republican3711Elected in 1860

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
VacantMarch 6, 1861 –
March 21, 1861
 
15John-Sherman-2.jpg John ShermanMarch 21, 1861 –
March 8, 1877
Republican37
(Continued)
Elected to finish Chase's term
38
39
4012Re-elected in 1866
41
42
4313Re-elected in 1872

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
44
45
VacantMarch 8, 1877 –
March 21, 1877
 
16Thomas Stanley Matthews - Brady-Handy.jpg Stanley MatthewsMarch 21, 1877 –
March 4, 1879
Republican45
(Continued)
Elected to finish Sherman's term

Retired
17GHPendleton.jpg George H. PendletonMarch 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1885
Democratic4614Elected in 1878

Lost renominiation
47
48
18Henry B. Payne - Brady-Handy.jpg Henry B. PayneMarch 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1891
Democratic4915Elected in 1884

Retired
50
51
19Calvin Stewart Brice.jpg Calvin S. BriceMarch 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
Democratic5216Elected in 1890

Lost re-election[2]
53
54
20Joseph Benson Foraker.jpg Joseph B. ForakerMarch 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1909
Republican5517Elected in 1896
56
57
5818Re-elected in 1902

Lost re-election
59
60
21Theodore Elijah Burton.jpg Theodore E. BurtonMarch 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1915
Republican6119Elected in 1908

Retired
62
63
22Warren G Harding portrait as senator June 1920.jpg Warren G. HardingMarch 4, 1915 –
January 13, 1921
Republican6420Elected in 1914

Resigned to become President of the United States
65
66
23Frank Bartlett Willis.jpg Frank B. WillisJanuary 14, 1921 –
March 30, 1928
Republican66
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Harding's term,
having already been elected to the next term
6721Elected in 1920
68
69
7022Re-elected in 1926

Died
VacantMarch 30, 1928 –
April 5, 1928
 
24Cyrus Locher.jpg Cyrus LocherApril 5, 1928 –
December 14, 1928
DemocraticAppointed to continue Willis's term

Lost nomination to finish Willis's term
25Theodore E. Burton May 9 1929 crop.jpg Theodore E. BurtonDecember 15, 1928 –
October 28, 1929
Republican70
(Continued)
Elected to finish Willis's term

Died
71
VacantOctober 28, 1929 –
November 5, 1929
 
26Roscoe Conkling McCulloch.jpg Roscoe C. McCullochNovember 5, 1929 –
November 30, 1930
RepublicanAppointed to continue Burton's term

Lost election to finish Burton's term
27Time-magazine-cover-robert-johns-bulkley cropped.jpg Robert J. BulkleyDecember 1, 1930 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic71
(Continued)
Elected to finish Burton's term
72
7323Re-elected in 1932

Lost re-election
74
75
28Robert a taft.jpg Robert A. TaftJanuary 3, 1939 –
July 31, 1953
Republican7624Elected in 1938
77
78
7925Re-elected in 1944
80
81
8226Re-elected in 1950

Died
83
VacantJuly 31, 1953 –
November 10, 1953
 
29ThomasBurke.jpg Thomas A. BurkeNovember 10, 1953 –
December 2, 1954
DemocraticAppointed to continue Taft's term

Lost election to finish Taft's term
VacantDecember 2, 1954 –
December 16, 1954
 
30George Bender.jpg George H. BenderDecember 16, 1954 –
January 3, 1957
RepublicanElected to finish Taft's term

Lost re-election
84
31L000122.jpg Frank J. LauscheJanuary 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1969
Democratic8527Elected in 1956
86
87
8828Re-elected in 1962

Lost renomination
89
90
32WilliamBartSaxbe2.jpg William B. SaxbeJanuary 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1974
Republican9129Elected in 1968

Resigned to become U.S. Attorney General
92
93
33Howard Metzenbaum.jpg Howard MetzenbaumJanuary 4, 1974 –
December 23, 1974
DemocraticAppointed to finish Saxbe's term

Lost renomination and resigned early
34John Glenn Low Res.jpg John GlennDecember 24, 1974 –
January 3, 1999
Democratic93
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Metzenbaum's term,
having been elected to the next term
9430Elected in 1974
95
96
9731Re-elected in 1980
98
99
10032Re-elected in 1986
101
102
10333Re-elected in 1992

Retired
104
105
35George Voinovich, official photo portrait, 2006.jpg George VoinovichJanuary 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2011
Republican10634Elected in 1998
107
108
10935Re-elected in 2004

Retired
110
111
36Rob Portman, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Rob PortmanJanuary 3, 2011 –
Present
Republican11236Elected in 2010
113
114

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 .... State of Ohio. p. 240. 
  2. ^ "Foraker will succeed Brice: Ohio's Republican Legislators Vote Solidly for the Ex-Governor" (PDF). New York Times. January 14, 1896.