List of United States Senators from Texas

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Texas was admitted to the Union on December 29, 1845. Its senators are of Class 1 and Class 2. Its current senators are Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.

Class 1[edit source | edit]

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1ThomasJeffersonRusk.jpg Thomas Jefferson RuskDemocraticFebruary 21, 1846 –
July 29, 1857
291Elected in 1846
30
31
322Re-elected in 1851
33
34
353Re-elected in 1857

Died
VacantJuly 29, 1857 –
November 9, 1857
2James Pinckney Henderson-p.jpg James Pinckney HendersonDemocraticNovember 9, 1857 –
June 4, 1858
Died
VacantJune 4, 1858 –
September 27, 1858
3MattWard.jpg Matthias WardDemocraticSeptember 27, 1858 –
December 5, 1859
35
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Henderson's term

Lost nomination to finish Rusk's term
36
4LTWigfall.jpg Louis WigfallDemocraticDecember 5, 1859 –
March 23, 1861
36
(Continued)
Elected to finish Henderson's term

Withdrew
37
VacantMarch 23, 1861 –
March 30, 1870
37
(Continued)
U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
384
39
40
415
5James W. Flanagan - Brady-Handy.jpg James W. FlanaganRepublicanMarch 30, 1870 –
March 3, 1875
41
(Continued)
Elected to finish vacant term

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42
43
6Samuel B. Maxey - Brady-Handy.jpg Samuel B. MaxeyDemocraticMarch 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1887
446Elected in 1875
45
46
477Re-elected in 1881

Lost re-election
48
49
7JHRegan.jpg John Henninger ReaganDemocraticMarch 4, 1887 –
June 10, 1891
508Elected in 1887

Resigned to become chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas
51
52
8Horace Chilton.jpg Horace ChiltonDemocraticJune 10, 1891 –
March 22, 1892
Appointed to continue Reagan's term

Lost election to finish Reagan's term
9Roger Q. Mills - Brady-Handy.jpg Roger Q. MillsDemocraticMarch 23, 1892 –
March 4, 1899
52
(Continued)
Elected to finish Reagan's term
539Re-elected in 1893

Retired
54
55
10Charles Allen Culberson.jpg Charles Allen CulbersonDemocraticMarch 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1923
5610Elected in 1899
57
58
5911Re-elected in 1905
60
61
6212Re-elected in 1911
63
64
6513Re-elected in 1916

Lost re-election
66
67
11Earlebmayfield.jpg Earle B. MayfieldDemocraticMarch 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1929
6814Elected in 1922

Lost renomination
69
70
12TomconnallyTX.jpg Tom ConnallyDemocraticMarch 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1953
7115Elected in 1928
72
73
7416Re-elected in 1934
75
76
7717Re-elected in 1940
78
79
8018Re-elected in 1946

Retired
81
82
13Price Daniel.jpg Price DanielDemocraticJanuary 3, 1953 –
January 14, 1957
8319Elected in 1952

Resigned
84
85
14SenBlakley(T-TX).jpg William A. BlakleyDemocraticJanuary 15, 1957 –
April 28, 1957
Appointed to continue Daniel's term

Retired when successor elected
15RalphYarborough.jpg Ralph YarboroughDemocraticApril 29, 1957 –
January 3, 1971
85
(Continued)
Elected to finish Daniel's term
8620Re-elected in 1958
87
88
8921Re-elected in 1964

Lost renomination
90
91
16Lloyd Bentsen, bw photo as senator.jpg Lloyd BentsenDemocraticJanuary 3, 1971 –
January 20, 1993
9222Elected in 1970
93
94
9523Re-elected in 1976
96
97
9824Re-elected in 1982
99
100
10125Re-elected in 1988

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
102
103
VacantJanuary 20, 1993 –
January 23, 1993
17Bob Krueger.jpg Bob KruegerDemocraticJanuary 23, 1993 –
June 14, 1993
Appointed to continue Bentsen's term

Lost election to finish Bentsen's term
18Kay Bailey Hutchison, official photo 2.jpg Kay Bailey HutchisonRepublicanJune 14, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
103
(Continued)
Elected to finish Bentsen's term
10426Re-elected in 1994
105
106
10727Re-elected in 2000
108
109
11028Re-elected in 2006

Retired
111
112
19Ted Cruz, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Ted CruzRepublicanJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
11329Elected in 2012
114
115
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Class 2[edit source | edit]

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1SHouston 2.jpg Sam HoustonIndependentFebruary 21, 1846 –
March 4, 1859
291Elected in 1846
302Re-elected in 1847
31
32
333Re-elected in 1853

Retired
34
35
2John Hemphill.jpg John HemphillDemocraticMarch 4, 1859 –
July 11, 1861
364Elected in 1859

Expelled following Texas's secession from the Union
37
VacantJuly 11, 1861 –
March 31, 1870
37
(Continued)
38U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
395
40
41
3Morgan C. Hamilton - Brady-Handy.jpg Morgan C. HamiltonRepublicanMarch 31, 1870 –
March 4, 1877
41
(Continued)
Elected to finish vacant term
426Re-elected in 1871

Retired
43
44
4Richard Coke - Brady-Handy.jpg Richard CokeDemocraticMarch 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1895
457Elected in 1877
46
47
488Re-elected in 1883
49
50
519Re-elected in 1889

Retired
52
53
5Horace Chilton.jpg Horace ChiltonDemocraticMarch 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1901
5410Elected in 1895

Retired
55
56
6Joseph Weldon Bailey.jpg Joseph Weldon BaileyDemocraticMarch 4, 1901 –
January 3, 1913
5711Elected in 1901
58
59
6012Re-elected in 1907

Resigned
61
62
7RienziMJohnston.jpg Rienzi Melville JohnstonDemocraticJanuary 4, 1913 –
January 29, 1913
Appointed to continue Bailey's term

Retired when successor elected
VacantJanuary 29, 1913 –
February 3, 1913
8Sheppard morris.jpg Morris SheppardDemocraticFebruary 3, 1913 –
April 9, 1941
Elected to finish Bailey's term
6313Re-elected in 1913
64
65
6614Re-elected in 1918
67
68
6915Re-elected in 1924
70
71
7216Re-elected in 1930
73
74
7517Re-elected in 1936

Died
76
77
VacantApril 9, 1941 –
April 21, 1941
9Andrew Jackson Houston.jpg Andrew Jackson HoustonDemocraticApril 21, 1941 –
June 26, 1941
Appointed to continue Sheppard's term

Died
VacantJune 26, 1941 –
June 26, 1941
10Wilbert Lee O'Daniel.jpg W. Lee O'DanielDemocraticJune 26, 1941 –
January 3, 1949
Elected to finish Sheppard's term
7818Re-elected in 1942

Retired
79
80
11Senator Lyndon Johnson.jpg Lyndon B. JohnsonDemocraticJanuary 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1961
8119Elected in 1948
82
83
8420Re-elected in 1954

Re-elected in 1960,
but resigned at the end of the term to become U.S. Vice President
85
86
12SenBlakley(T-TX).jpg William A. BlakleyDemocraticJanuary 3, 1961 –
June 14, 1961
8721Appointed to begin Johnson's term

Lost election to finish Johnson's term
13John Tower.jpg John TowerRepublicanJune 15, 1961 –
January 3, 1985
87
(Continued)
Elected to finish Johnson's term
88
89
9022Re-elected in 1966
91
92
9323Re-elected in 1972
94
95
9624Re-elected in 1978

Retired
97
98
14PhilGramm.jpg Phil GrammRepublicanJanuary 3, 1985 –
November 30, 2002
9925Elected in 1984
100
101
10226Re-elected in 1990
103
104
10527Re-elected in 1996

Retired,
and resigned early to give successor preferential seniority
106
107
VacantNovember 30, 2002 –
December 2, 2002
15John Cornyn official portrait, 2009 crop.jpg John CornynRepublicanDecember 2, 2002 –
Present
107
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Gramm's term,
having been elected to the next term
10828Elected in 2002
109
110
11129Re-elected in 2008
112
113
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